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Clin Asst Prof Ho Shirlynn

Dr Ho Shirlynn from National Cancer Centre Singapore

Clin Asst Prof Ho Shirlynn


Deputy Head and Senior Consultant

National Cancer Centre Singapore

Specialty: Supportive and Palliative Care

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Supportive Care.

Clinical Appointments

  • Director, Clinical Services SingHealth Duke-NUS Supportive & Palliative Care Centre
  • Senior Consultant and Deputy Head Division of Supportive & Palliative Care National Cancer Centre SingaporeNational Cancer Centre Singapore

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Tutor
  • Supervisor, Tutor NUS Graduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine (GDPM)
  • Clinical Assistant Prof at Duke-NUS Medical School


Dr Ho Shirlynn is a Senior Consultant in the Division of Supportive and Palliative Care. She graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2004 and continued her training in internal medicine, receiving Masters of Medicine as well as Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom in 2008. She received subspecialty training in palliative medicine in Singapore, completed a clinical fellowship in palliative care medicine with University of Alberta, Canada and started practicing as a palliative medicine specialist in National Cancer Centre Singapore in 2012.


  • MRCP (UK) 2008 
  • MMed (Singapore) 2008 
  • MBBS (Singapore) 2004 

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Member, International Association for the Study of Pain, 2011 onwards 
  • Member, The Pain Association of Singapore, 2011 onwards 
  • Member, Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom), 2008 onwards 
  • Member, Singapore Medical Association, 2004 onwards 
  • Member, Singapore Medical Council, 2004 onwards 


  • Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2013/2014) 
  • Best Registrar Award (2011) 

Research Interests


  • Artificial Hydration at the End of Life- Treating the Patient, Family or Physician? Ho S, Krishna LK. Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore, December 2015, Vol. 44 No. 12 
  • Reapplying the “Argument of Preferable Alternative” within the Context of Physician-Assisted Suicide and Palliative Sedation. Krishna LKR and Ho Shirlynn. Asian Bioethics Review March 2015 Volume 7, Issue 1, Pg 62-80
  • Use of opioids and sedatives at end-of-life. Sim SW, Ho S, Kumar RK. Indian Journal of Palliative Care. 2014. 20;2:160-165. 
  • Cancer physicians' attitude towards treatment of the elderly cancer patient in a developed Asian country. Pang A, Ho S, Lee SC. BMC Geriatr. 2013 Apr 16;13:35. doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-13-35.

Research Trials

  • Retrospective Study of Factors Contributing to Rehospitalisation from Hospice Homecare, PI
  • Validation/Model Creation of the Palliative Performance Index (PPI) in Singapore , Site PI