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Dr. Shim Hang Hock

Dr. Shim Hang Hock

Designation: Consultant


Language spoken: English, Mandarin, Bahasa Melayu, Hokkien

Hospital Affiliation:
Parkway East Hospital
Gleneagles Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Mount Alvernia Hospital
Farrer Park Hospital

Clinic Address:
gutCARE.digestive.liver.endoscopy associates
319 Joo Chiat Place
Parkway East Medical Centre
Singapore 427989

Operating Hours: Mon-Fri: 8.30AM - 05.30PM
Sat: 8:30AM - 01:00PM
Sun : Closed
Public Holiday : Closed

Tel: 63480648

Fax: 63480685

Clinic Address:
gutCARE.digestive.liver.endoscopy associates
6 Napier Road
Gleneagles Medical Centre
Singapore 258499

Operating Hours:  Mon-Fri: 8.30AM - 05.30PM
Sat: 8:30AM - 01:00PM
Sun : Closed
Public Holiday : Closed

Tel: 64750325

Fax: 64750335

Dr Shim Hang Hock is a specialist in gastroenterology with subspecialty interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (ie ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease) and digestive cancer screening. He formally practised clinical gastroenterology and general hepatology in Singapore General Hospital where he served as the Director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre; and currently continues to be a Visiting Consultant. An avid educator, Dr Shim was appointed as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School.

Dr Shim obtained his Bachelor of Medicine (BM) from University of Southampton, United Kingdom in 2007 and accredited as specialist in gastroenterology in 2015. In 2016, he was awarded Healthcare Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) scholarship by Ministry of Health, Singapore to undergo Advanced Fellowship under the mentorship of Professors Remo Panaccione and Cynthia Seow at Calgary, Canada, one of the largest Inflammatory Bowel Disease units in the world.

Dr Shim has published numerous peer reviewed articles and book chapter in high impact medical journals. He has also been an invited peer reviewer for medical journals and closely involved in multiple clinical trials. These reflect his clinical expertise in the Inflammatory Bowel Disease field, especially in managing patients with complicated disease, use of novel therapies, and pregnancy in IBD. Dr Shim sits on Medical Advisory Boards and is regularly invited as a faculty/ speaker in medical conferences both locally and regionally. He was a key member of the small bowel endoscopy service, and also contributed to the colorectal cancer screening service during his term in Singapore General Hospital.

Dr Shim is conversant in English, Chinese, Malay, Bahasa Indonesia, and various dialects including Cantonese, Teochew and Hakka. A firm believer in holistic, patient centric care, he is well liked by his patients and has won several service related awards for his dedicated care and service excellence.

Professional Positions and Memberships:
Visiting Consultant, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Singapore General Hospital; Member, Gastroenterology Society of Singapore; Member, European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation

Bachelor of Medicine (UK); MRCP (UK); Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine, Singapore); Advanced Fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Calgary, Canada)

Board Certifications:
Gastroenterology by Singapore Specialist Accreditation Board

Awards and Publications
1. Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease–An Asian Community Based Study. Gastroenterology Report 2016

2. Editorial: vedolizumab in pregnancy – is gut selectivity as good for baby as it is for mum? Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2017

3. Symptoms of anxiety and depression are independently associated with inflammatory bowel disease-related disability. Digestive and Liver Disease, 2017

4. Preoperative Ustekinumab Treatment Is Not Associated With Increased Postoperative Complications in Crohn’s Disease: A Canadian Multi-Centre Observational Cohort Study. Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. 2018.

5. A review of vedolizumab and ustekinumab for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Open. 2018.

6. Fructose intake in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 2019.

SingHealth Health Manpower Development Plan Award, 2015
SGH Service with a Heart Award, 2019

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