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Prof Julian Thumboo
Director, Research Office
Singapore General Hospital

Senior Consultant, Rheumatology & Immunology
Singapore General Hospital

Prof Julian Thumboo is a Senior Consultant in the Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Singapore General Hospital. He graduated from the National University of Singapore and subsequently trained in Rheumatology in Singapore and at the Mayo Clinic.

His clinical and research interests in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Osteoarthritis and Patient Reported Outcomes have led to over 190 publications in peer reviewed journals. Prof Thumboo currently is the founding Director of the SingHealth Health Services Research Centre and founding Co-Director of the SingHealth Duke-NUS Health Services Research Institute, and facilitates research as the Vice Chair for Research for Medicine Academic Clinical Programme.

In addition to patient care and administrative duties, Prof Thumboo has also served on the editorial boards and as a reviewer for regional and international medical journals. He has been an invited speaker at regional and international scientific conferences, and is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.


Celebration of Collaboration, 7 October 2022, 1000 - 1200hrs
Making Research in SGH World Class: The Key Role of Collaboration

Research in SGH has great potential for growth because of our high patient volumes and multiple disciplines sited in a flagship general hospital with both regional and national roles. This complexity also poses significant challenges, many of which can be addressed through collaboration. Collaboration therefore plays a key role in making SGH Research World Class, and is an essential component for the SGH Research Strategy of Peaks and Enablers. SGH has 6 Research Peaks in Cancer, Cardiovascular Emergencies, Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders, Infectious Diseases, Immunology and Transplant and Aging. These Peaks build on the strengths and niche areas in SGH, and aim to foster collaboration among the many clinical disciplines within SGH to perform World Class Research (examples of which shall be shared in the presentation). Collaboration is also essential in the career development of budding Clinician Scientists and Clinician Innovators, and is reflected in the pathways and resources which have been put in place in SGH to support the developments of these colleagues. However much remains to be done to foster collaboration in Research in SGH, including nurturing the next generation of Clinician Researchers and Innovators and developing a pool of Scientists who are Academic partners to our Researchers. 

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