London Lucien Ooi

London Lucien Ooi

“Potential for Serious Gaming in Medical Training-An End-User’s Perspective

About the speaker:

MBBS (NUS), MD (NUS), FCSHK (Hon), FRCS (Edinburgh), FRCS (Glasgow);
Professor, Surgery ACP, SingHealth-Duke-NUS
Professor & Associate Dean, Duke-NUS
Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
Senior Consultant Surgeon, HPB & Transplant, SGH & NCCS
Advisor & Senior Consultant, Surgery, SengKang Health

Prof Ooi is a senior HPB surgical oncologist in the Department of HPB & Transplant Surgery, SingHealth practicing in Singapore General Hospital and the National Cancer Centre of Singapore. He was the immediate past Chair of Surgery at SGH overseeing 16 clinical departments and the operating theatres, and the inaugural Chair of Surgery Academic Clinical Programme at SingHealth-Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre with oversight of all surgical departments in the various institutions of SingHealth. He was also the founding Director of SingHealth Transplant, a comprehensive transplant centre covering 9 organ and tissue transplant programmes across SingHealth.

He has a doctorate (MD) from NUS with a thesis on matrix interactions in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and is a keen researcher with more than 200 publications and 14 books/chapters to his credit. His research interests include biomarkers discovery, HCC therapeutics, and medical technology devices. He sits on numerous national/international committees, advisory panels, research, editorial and funding agency boards, and has numerous accolades and awards.

As an active teacher, Prof Ooi started in 1990 with teaching students from the Faculty of Medicine in NUS, and was in various examinations and curriculum committees. NUS appointed him Clinical Associate Professor in 2001, Clinical Professor in 2007 and Professor in 2009. He was the inaugural Program Lead for Surgery in Duke-NUS in 2006 and was appointed Professor in Duke-NUS in 2008. He is active in examinations with Duke-NUS and has been external examiner at various times to the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine NUS, Faculty of Dentistry NUS, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine NTU-Imperial College London and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

In post-graduate training, Prof Ooi was the Chair of the National Specialist Training Committee for Surgery from 2006-2011, and now sits on the Surgery Residency Committee. He was also on the Specialist Accreditation Board of the Ministry of Health from 2007-2010. Prof Ooi is Chief Examiner for both the General Surgery Joint Fellowships Exit Examination (in conjunction with College of Surgeons of Hong Kong and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh) as well as the American Board of Surgeons Singapore Board Examinations, and has also been an examiner for MSc (Clinical Sciences), MMed (Surgery), MMed (FM) and PhD programs in NUS, as well as external examiner in Hong Kong and Malaysia. He is also Chief Resident Mentor with the Ministry of Health. For subspecialty training, Prof Ooi has trained surgeons in advanced HPB Surgery from various institutions in Singapore and around the world.

With Duke-NUS, Prof Ooi was involved from the very beginning when he was on the Pro-tem Committee for Duke-NUS from 2003. He was the inaugural Program Lead for Surgery and has been active in overseeing the Surgery and Musculoskeletal clerkships from 2006 to 2016, as well as being faculty and examiner for Surgery. Prof Ooi has been on various committees in Duke-NUS at various times including the Academic Council, Curriculum Review Committee, and Scholarships Selection Committee, and was also on the Ministry of Health’s House Officer Training Committee for Duke-NUS graduates. He has since October 2016 assumed the appointment of Associate Dean for the Office of Recruitment, Admissions and Financial Aid.

Session 1A (Healthcare Track) : Potential for Serious Gaming in Medical Training-An End-User’s Perspective


Synopsis: The training of doctors and surgeons has evolved tremendously over the years.  Starting with observership and apprenticeship models centuries ago, changing demands from society and patients have resulted in (1) more structured training programmes with greater emphasis on achieving consistent competencies across trainees, (2) restricted hours for safety reasons limiting training opportunities, (3) patient […]