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About Dr Michael Wong

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Dr Michael Wong

Medical Director & Senior Consultant Urologist
FAMS (Urology), FICS (USA), FRCS (Edinburgh),
M Med (Surgery), MBBS (S’pore)

Dr Michael Wong is a senior consultant urologist who is internationally recognized for his surgical expertise and academic contribution to the field of Urology, in particular the subspecialized field of minimally invasive Endourology.

Currently, he is the Medical Director and Senior Consultant of the Urology, Fertility and Gynaecology Centre at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital, as well as Associate Editor at the prestigious British Journal of Urology International since 2013.

Prior to this, he was:

  • Director, SGH Urology Centre
  • Director, SGH Specialist Practice at Gleneagles Hospital
  • Director, Endourology and Stone Disease
  • Director, Female Urology and Urodynamics
  • Director, SGH Regional Endourology Fellowship Programme

Personal Achievements
& Contributions

Singapore Urologist, Dr Michael Wong’s expertise and generous efforts to promote Endourology led to his election to the Board of Directors of the prestigious International Society of Endourology in 2006 which is based in USA. To date, he is the only urologist from ASEAN to sit with the other world opinion leaders and experts in Urology. This is the highest peer recognition one can achieve.

He is also the only urologist from ASIA to be appointed Co-Chairman of the WHO 2nd International Consultation on Stone Diseases held in Paris. This consultative committee of urology experts meets about every 5 years to discuss and map out the guidelines and direction for the rest of the world’s urologists in their management of kidney stone diseases. This appointment recognises that Michael is a world leader.

In 2022, Michael was elected to be the Principal Director of Asian School of Urology. In this position, he oversee the UAA academic programme in 26 Asian National Associations & facilitates collaboration with American Urological Association & European Urological Association. This is a prestigious appointment recognising years of dedicated academic work by Michael.

In 2018, he was elected to be part of a 5-member Exco of the Urological Association of Asia (UAA). Michael was appointed to this prestigious role by the National Presidents of 26 Asian Urological Associations. It is a privilege to serve in this important role to oversee urological activities in Asia.

In 2015, he was appointed as deputy director of Deputy Director of Asian School of Urology (ASU) to oversee ASU urological training programmes in Southeast Asia, Indochina, Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. This is in recognition of Michael's standing amongst his peers.

Dr Michael Wong is the Founder President of the Asian Society of Endourology which started in 1998. This network of eminent Asian urologist made it their mission to impart their skills and expertise to junior members. His contribution to urology to the region especially impressed Thailand and Japan. In 2006, the Thailand Urological Association conferred him the title of Life Honorary Member, the first Singaporean thus recognized. In 2003, he was made the Life Member of the Japanese Endourology & ESWL Society.

Michael has been elected by his peers to be President of the Singapore Urological Association from 2009 to 2012. This is the body that represents all Urologists (both academic & private) in the whole of Singapore.

From within Asia, many urologists have learnt from his vast experience and training. Dr Michael Wong is the Founder and the Chief Trainer for the Singapore General Hospital Regional Endourology Fellowship Programme. Since 1998, even established urologists, including those from as far as Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Pakistan, China and Indonesia, have come to Singapore to learn the minimally invasive techniques of Endocology & Female Urology in particluar Percutaneous NephroLithotomy (PCNL).

To see how he is able to creatively manipulate the endoscope to remove large stones embedded in the kidney completely in more than 98% of the time, via a mere 0.5 cm cut in the skin. Traditionally, large kidney stones are removed manually by making a large incision over the skin and splitting open the kidney. Recovery is thus slower and more painful.

He has also traveled extensively to share his surgical skills and teach in surgical live-demonstrations and technique based workshops in many countries such as USA, Germany, Italy, Holland, Scotland, Mexico, South Africa, Canada, Australia, England, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Myanmar, Taiwan, Nepal, Brunei and China.

In 1993, after completing his post-graduate Fellowship in General Surgery from Edinburgh and Singapore, Dr Wong left for the USA for one year to become the first Singaporean Urologist to obtain an American Fellowship in Endourology and Urolithiasis at the Institute of Kidney Stone Disease in Indiana. Dr Michael worked with the highly acclaimed Dr James E Lingemann, who remains his mentor and friend. Dr Michael Wong was inspired to continue training in America in a completely different subspecialty and obtained a Fellowship in Female Urology and Neurourology at the Methodist Hospital, Indiana, another Singaporean first.

In 2000, Urologist Dr Michael Wong set up a joint service, The Male Fertility Clinic, with Dr Julianah Abu from the Department of Obstetric and Gynaecology at the Singapore General Hospital. This clinical service enabled couples to have their treatment managed together at the same time, especially benefitting couples with a male cause for infertility as otherwise, the diagnosis is usually delayed because the male partner is rarely consulted and examined until much later. This unique team of tackling both female & male fertility issues simultaneously has lead to invitations to regional centres in the region.

When the Robotic-assisted laparoscopic machine became available in Singapore, Dr Michael Wong was the first to undertake a residency programme in Robotic Urologic Surgery in 2004 at the University of Irvine, California, USA, to perform procedures such as radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer.

Dr Michael Wong had served as a senior transplant surgeon of the Singapore Kidney Transplant Surgical Team Ministry of Health, since 1991. He is accredited by the Ministry of Health to perform kidney transplantation since 1996.


Dr Michael Wong’s international academic contribution is equally impressive. In 2013, he was appointed Associate Editor at the prestigious British Journal of Urology International (BJUI) knowledge. He is also served as an editorial and committee member of the Journal of Endourology, the world’s biggest subscribed academic reference journal for Endourology.

Many of the world’s best research on Endourology are published in this journal. Dr Wong also sits on the International Scientific Committee of the World Congress of Endourology for the most part from 2001 to 2010. He has published more than 78 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals, written 5 chapters in books on urology, is editor of 4 urology books and delivered more than 150 international lectures worldwide.

He was also elected in 2009 into the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Urology based in Japan. He has certainly made Singapore’s presence felt in the international arena.

Michael with Prof Glenn Preminger Chairman of Duke Urology after lecturing at the world congress


Dr Michael Wong’s energetic leadership and achievements extends beyond Urology. He is equally talented and passionate about his role as a hospital management consultant.

  • Member, Singapore General Hospital Management Council, 2002 to 2007
  • Pioneering Director, Division of Business Development, Singapore General Hospital, 2002 to 2005
  • Medical Director, Division of Business Development, SGH, 2006 to 2007
  • Director of the Urology Center, Singapore General Hospital, 2001 to 2005
  • Medical Director, SGH Faculty Practice at Gleneagles Hospital, 2002 to 2007

Michael sits on the Executive committee of the Urological Association of Asia. He is privileged to be nominated by his international peers to this position.

Dr Michael is well regarded by both his patients and colleagues. He has won praises and acknowledgements for both his surgical expertise as well as his caring and compassionate nature. He has many excellent patients’ testimonials and won several Quality Service Awards from the Singapore General Hospital.

Dr Michael Wong was a Public Service Commission Scholar for Medicine of the Government of Singapore and graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 1985. He obtained his post graduate degree in General Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 1990, Singapore in 1990 and was conferred a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore and Fellow of the International College of Surgeons in 1995.

In 2007 at 46, Dr Michael Wong began a new journey into Private Practice. He is Medical Director and Senior Consultant of the Urology, Fertility and Gynaecology Centre at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital. He maintains his position as Visiting Consultant and Senior Lecturer for postgraduate and undergraduate doctors at the Singapore General Hospital and the National University of Singapore.

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