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Clin Assoc Prof Wong Gee Chuan

Clin Assoc Prof Wong Gee Chuan

MBBS, MMed(Int Med), FRCP(Edin), FAMS

Senior Consultant

Specialty: Haematology

Sub-specialties: Acute Leukemia

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML), Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), Deep Vein Thrombosis, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Pulmonary Embolism, Thalassaemia.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Blood Cancer Centre
  • Senior Consultant Haematology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School


Adj Assoc Prof Wong’s interest is in Malignant Haematology. Her special interest is in Acute Leukemias. Trained in MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, Adj Assoc Prof Wong spearheaded the setup of the Leukemia Registry and Myeloproliferative Disorders Registry in the Department of Hematology, Singapore General Hospital and developed leukaemia protocols, antibiotics and antifungal guidelines for immunocompromised hosts.

Besides authoring patient guidebooks on Leukemias, Lymphoma and Febrile Neutropenia, she has also published on Malignant Hematology, Myeloproliferative Disorders, Febrile Neutropenia and Invasive Fungal Infections. She is also a Principal Investigator in multiple trials in these areas.

Besides contributing actively in advisory boards, Adj Assoc Prof Wong is also a reviewer for medical and hematology journals and has also been appointed as examiner in multiple medical examinations. She has won multiple academic and scientific awards at national and international scientific meetings and has also been awarded multiple Excellent Service Awards and Star Awards.

Adj Assoc Prof Wong received specialist accreditation in Palliative Medicine in 2010 and has an interest in Palliative Medicine in hematological malignancies.


  • ​FAMS (Hematology) 2000
  • Specialist Accreditation in Palliative Medicine 2010
  • FRCP (Edinburgh) 2005
  • M. Med (Internal Medicine) 1995
  • MBBS (Singapore) 1990

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Director, Acute Leukemia Service, Department of Hematology, Singapore General Hospital
  • Chairman, Singapore Leukemia Workgroup
  • Member, Asian Myeloid Working Group


  • ​Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence CE (AY13/14)
  • Excellence Service Awards 2004, 2007-2011
  • SingHealth Quality Service Award 2015
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award 2016, 2017

Research Interests


  • Antifungal Prophylaxis with Posaconazole is Effective in preventing Invasive Fungal Infections (IFI) in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Patients during Induction and Salvage Chemotherapy Gee Chuan Wong, Nurul Aidah Abdul Halim, Ban Hock Tan Clinical Infectious Diseases 2015, doi: 10.1093/cid/civ542
  • Hyperleukocytosis in Acute Myeloid Leukemia is associated with High 30-day Mortality which is not Improved with Leukapheresis GC Wong Annals of Hematology 2015, Vol 94, Issue 12: 2067-2068
  • Procalcitonin in febrile neutropenia – timing is important Ban Hock Tan, May Ee Png, Chin Pin Yeo & Gee Chuan Wong Supportive Care in Cancer March 2014 Vol 22 Issue 3: 583-584
  • Impact of pegylated filgrastim in comparison to filgrastim for patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) on high dose cytarabine (HIDAC) consolidation chemotherapy Kam G, Yiu R, Loh Y, Ang AL, Yueh LL, Goh YT, Wong GC Support Care Cancer 2014 Aug 27 PMID: 25110495
  • Genome-wide association study of B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma identifies 3q27 as a susceptibility locus in the Chinese population Dennis EK Tan, Jia Nee Foo, Jin-Xin Bei, Jiang Chang, Roujun Peng, Xiaohui Zheng, Lixuan Wei, Ying Huang, Wei Yen Lim, Juan Li, Qian Cui, Soo Hong Chew, Richard P Ebstein, Ponnudurai Kuperan, Soon Thye Lim, Miriam Tao, Suat Hoon Tan, Alvin Wong, Gee Chuan Wong, Yi-Xin Zeng, Chiea Chuen Khor, Dongxin Lin, Adeline LH Seow, Wei-Hua JIa, Jianjun Liu. Nat Genet.2013 Jun 9; 45(7):804-7.
  • Sun exposure and risk of lymphoid neoplasms in Singapore KY Wong, BC Tai, SE Chia, P Kuperan, KM Lee, ST Lim, S Loong, B Mow, SB Ng, L Tan, SY Tan, SH Tan, M Tao, A Wong, GC Wong, A Seow Cancer Causes Control 2012 Jul; 23(7): 1055-64
  • Risk factors for extreme-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in patients with hematologic malignancies Yin-Xin Liew, Thuan-Tong Tan, Winnie Lee, Jern-Lin Ng, De-Qing Chia, Gee Chuan Wong, Andrea L Kwa Am J Infect Control 2013 Feb; 41(2):140-4
  • JAK2 mutations in Asian patients with Essential Thrombocythemia GC Wong, Grace Kam, SC Koay. Intern Med J. 2010; 41( 2): 191-6
  • Galactomannan-guided preemptive vs empirical antifungals in the persistently febrile neutropenic – a prospective randomized study BH Tan, Low JG, Chlebicka NL,A Kurup, FK Cheah,Lin RT, Goh YT, GC Wong Intern J of Infectious Dis 2011 May 15(5): e350-6
  • High risk of invasive fungal infections in adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients receiving induction and salvage chemotherapy Keng MB, Keng HC, Tan BH, Wong GC Leuk Lymphoma 2016 Dec 8: 1-2

Research Trials