Dr Ong Wei Chen graduated from the medical school at the National University of Singapore in 1997 and obtained her membership diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2000 and Masters in Medicine in Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 2001. She completed her Advanced Surgical Training in Plastic Surgery in Singapore and is a certified plastic surgeon with the Singapore Medical Council. In 2004, she was awarded the Human Manpower Development Programme scholarship and proceeded on to fulfill a one year Microsurgical Fellowship programme at the Bernard O'Brien Institute of Microsurgery and St. Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne. In her year there, she gained experience in many areas of reconstructive surgery as well as in tissue engineering. Her areas of interest include Breast Reconstruction, Head and Neck Reconstruction, Facial Reconstruction after facial nerve palsy, Lymphoedema Surgery. Besides clinical work, she is also actively involved in Tissue Engineering research. She has completed a project on Liver Tissue Engineering and is currently working on a further project in collaboration with Department of Engineering, National University of Singapore. She has also authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters on reconstructive surgery. She also actively participates in international conferences and has helped organized the 1st and 2nd Asia-Pacific Perforator and Supermicrosurgery Course in Singapore in 2007 and 2009.