Assoc Prof Benjamin Ong Kian Chung

Senior Vice President (Health Education & Resources)


Associate Professor Benjamin Ong Kian Chung is Senior Vice President (Health Education & Resources) at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Benjamin obtained his MBBS at NUS in 1981. He went on to train in neurology in Singapore and the UK, with fellowship attachments at the Institute of Neurology (UK) and the Institute for Molecular Medicine (Oxford, UK).

Benjamin is a Senior Consultant with the Division of Neurology, National University Hospital (NUH). He was appointed Director of Medical Services, Ministry of Health (MOH), Singapore on 1 January 2014 where he served as the principal medical advisor to the government. Prior to that, he was concurrently the Chief Executive, National University Health System (NUHS) and Senior Vice President (Health Affairs), NUS. He has also held positions as Chairman, Medical Board at the NUH and was Head of the Department of Medicine at NUS.

His research interests are in neuroepidemiology and neuroimmunology. He has remained active in medical education in his role at MOH, but was particularly active in Neurology Specialist Training as well as in postgraduate internal medicine prior to his MOH appointment.

Benjamin has a track record of leadership in Healthcare IT and process improvement in patient care delivery, and was the Chairman of the Integrated Health Information Systems Singapore.

He received the National Day Public Administration Medal (Silver) for his leadership contributions in 2009. In 2013, he also received the Long Service Medal by the President of the Republic of Singapore in recognition of his dedicated service.