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Dr Ong Wah Ying

Dr Ong Wah Ying

M.B.B.S. and MMed (Family Med)

Senior Consultant

Specialty: Supportive and Palliative Care

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Supportive Care .

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Division of Supportive & Palliative Care National Cancer Centre SingaporeNational Cancer Centre Singapore


Dr Ong has been a palliative care physician since 2010. She was Medical Director of Dover Park Hospice before joining the National Cancer Centre Singapore, Division of Supportive and Palliative Care in May 2021.


  • M.B.B.S.
  • MMed (Family Med)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships


  • 2017 NHG Teaching Excellence Awards - Outstanding Education Partners Award
  • 2016 Clinical Training Merit Award from NUS
  • 2014 ILTC Excellence Awards – Service Quality Silver Award
  • 2011 Healthcare Humanity Award

Research Interests


  • The disparity between patient and nurse symptom rating in a hospice population. T To, W Ong, D Rawlings, A Greene, D Currow. J Palliat Med 2012 May;15(5):542-7.
  • Ethical dilemmas in the care of cancer patients near the end of life. W Ong, C Yee, A Lee. Singapore Med J 2012;53(1):11-16.
  • An Audit on Antibiotic Use at the end of life in inpatient hospice patients Are we con-tributing to over-medicalization of dying? TJ Lo, HY Wu, WY Ong, Angel Lee. Prog Pall Care 2015:23:220-223.
  • Koh MY, Chong PH, Neo PS, Ong YJ, Yong WC, Ong WY, Shen ML, Hum AY. Burnout, Psychological Morbidity and use of Coping Mechanisms among Palliative Care Practitioners in Singapore: A National Study. Palliat Med 2015;29(7):633-42.
  • A novel Family Dignity Intervention (FDI) for enhancing and informing holistic palliative care in Asia: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Andy HY Ho, Jospi Car, MH Ringo Ho, Geraldine Tan-Ho, PY Choo, Paul Victor Patinadand, PH Chong, WY Ong, Gilbert Fan, YP Tan, Robert A Neimeyer, Harvey M Chochinov. Trials volume 2017;18(1):587.
  • Koh MYH, Hum AYM, Khoo HS, Ho AHY, Chong PH, Ong WY, Ong J, Neo PSH, Yong WC. Burnout and Resilience After a Decade in Palliative Care: What Survivors Have to Teach Us. A Qualitative Study of Palliative Care Clinicians With More Than 10 Years of Experience. J Pain Symptom Manage 2020;59(1):105-115.

Research Trials