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Prof Ho Tew Hong

Prof Ho Tew Hong


Emeritus Consultant

Emeritus Consultant & Clinical Professor

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Surgery & Surgical Oncology, General Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Sub-specialties: Gynaecological Oncology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Benign Gynaecology, Cancer of the uterus, Cervical Cancer, Cervical Cancer Surgery, Chemotherapy, Complex Gynaecology, Cone Biopsy, Gynaecological Cancers, Lymphoedema, Ovarian Cancer, Ovarian Cancer Surgery, Pap Smear Screening and Treatment for Pre-Cancer of the Cervix, Radiation Therapy, Radical Hysterectomy, Vaginal Cancer, Vulva Cancer.

Clinical Appointments

  • Chief of Gynaecology KK Gynaecological Cancer Centre KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Emeritus Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Visiting Consultant Division of Surgery & Surgical Oncology National Cancer Centre SingaporeNational Cancer Centre Singapore

Academic Appointments

  • Advisor, Singhealth Duke NUS SingHealth Duke-NUS Obstetrics & Gynaecology Academic Clinical Programme


Professor Ho Tew Hong is an Emeritus Consultant in the Division of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at KKH and SGH. His subspecialty is in the treatment and management of gynaecological cancers and precancers. He is also currently the Chief of Gynaecology at the Division of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital. He is an Advisor, SingHealth Duke-NUS OBGYN ACP. 

Prof Ho is currently the Chief Examiner of the Master of Medicine Examinations (O&G), Singapore and also the chief examiner of the Exit Examinations at the Joint Committee of Specialist Training (JCST). He is a member of the Residency Advisory Committee. He has been a Clinical Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore since 2010 and Adjunct Professor at the Duke-NUS Medical School since 2012. He is a member of the Complaints Committee of the Singapore Medical Council, Singapore.

As recognition of his status in the subspecialty, Professor Ho was made an Honorary member of the Australian Society of Gynaecologic Oncologists in August 2000.


  • University of Singapore 1974 : MBBS 
  • National University of Singapore 1980 : Master of Medicine (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)
  • Royal College Of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists 1981 : Member
  • Royal College Of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists 1994 : Fellow
  • Academy of Medicine Singapore 1984 : Fellow

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Professor, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, since August 2010 
  • Adjunct Professor Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore since March 2012
  • Member, Residency Advisory Committee since 2011
  • Member, Singapore Medical Council’s Complaints Panel, 3 April 2008 – current
  • Member, Ministry of Health Advance Medical Directive Act, 1 July 2003 - current
  • Honorary Visiting Consultant Dover Park Hospice, April 2012 - current
  • Chairman, CervicalScreen Advisory Committee, Health Promotion Board, since April 2012 – current
  • Chief Examiner , M Med (O&G), Division of Graduate Medical Studies, National University of Singapore
  • Chief Examiner, Exit Examination in Obstetrics & Gynaecology , JCST
  • Chief Examiner, Panel of Experts, ABMS, Singapore


  • Distinguished Mentor Award, Singhealth Excellence Award , 2016
  • Distinguished Academician Award, College of O&G, Singapore 2014
  • Outstanding Clinician Award (Special Mention) , Singhealth GCEO Excellence Awards 2013
  • Long Service Medal, National Day Awards 2010
  • HMDP Fellowship in Colposcopy & Gynaecologic Oncology in 1983 & 1990

Research Interests

  • HPV in Gynaecological Cancer and Precancer


  • O&G Research Award, Academy of Medicine, 1985
  • p53 and bcl-2 Expression in Invasive and Pre-invasive Uterine Papillary Serous Carcinoma and Atrophic Endometrium, Ann Acad Med Singapore 2005 ; 34 : 421 – 5 
  • Endometrioid Adenocarcinoma of the Uterus – Surgico-Pathological Correlations and Role of Pelvic Lymphadenectomy, Ann Acad Med Singapore 2003 ; 32 : 670 – 5
  • Identification of Molecular Markers for the Early Detection of Human Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Uterine Cervix, British Journal of Cancer (2002) 86, 274 – 281
  • Identification and Characterisation of Genes Involved in the Carcinogenesis of Human Squamous Cell Cervical Carcinoma, Int. J Cancer 2002 : 98, 419 – 426
  • The Relevance of Oncogenes as Prognostic Markers in Cervical Cancer,   Int J Gynecol Cancer 2002, 12, 465 – 474
  • A Comparative Study of Cervical Cytology, Colposcopy and PCR for HPV in Female Sex Workers in Singapore, International Journal of STD & AIDS 2001 ; 12 : 159 – 163
  • A Comparison of Colposcopy Using Optical and Video Colposcopes, Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease 2000 ; 4 : 65 – 71
  • Uterine Papillary Serous Carcinoma - The KK Hospital Experience, Ann Acad Med Singapore 1998 ; 27 : 640 - 4
  • Uterine Cancer - The KK Hospital Experience, Singapore Med J 1996 ; Vol 37 : 600 - 603
  • Two Cases of Primary Retroperitoneal Mucinous Cystadenocarcinoma, Gynecologic Oncology 63, 145 - 150 (1996)
  • Serum Antibodies to Trichomonas Vaginalis in Invasive Cervical Cancer Patients, Genitourin Med 1995 ; 71 : 402 – 404

Research Trials

  • Dedifferentiated adenocarcinoma of the uterus