Dr Hong Ga Sze

  • General Surgery


English, Mandarin Chinese, Hokkien Dialect


MBBS (Singapore), FRCS (Gen Surg) (Glasg), MSc (Human Molecular Genetics) (U of London), FAMS (Gen Surg)


Dr Hong Ga Sze is a Senior Consultant Surgeon at the Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre and an Adjunct Associate Professor (Department of Surgery) at the National University of Singapore. He became the Founding Head of the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital’s Breast Unit in 2005 and was previously a Senior Surgical Consultant with the Singapore General Hospital and National Cancer Centre.

He received his MBBS from the National University of Singapore (1983) and Master of Science in Human Molecular Genetics from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, St Mary’s Hospital, University of London (1992). He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Scotland (1988) and a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (1998).

Dr Hong underwent post-graduate training in surgical oncology (cancer) in the United Kingdom from 1991 to 1993. He worked as a Senior Registrar in the Royal Marsden Hospital, London and Christie Hospital, Manchester.

He became the first full-time surgeon of the National Cancer Centre, Singapore in 1999 and helped develop the National Cancer Centre by holding the posts of Clinical Co-ordinator as well as the founding Head of the Department of Cancer Informatics.

Dr Hong is a member of the Inquiry Committee Panel and Disciplinary Committee Panel, Singapore Supreme Court.

He is particularly recognized for his expertise in the management of breast disorders and breast cancer. He is also renowned in the surgical management of Head & Neck tumours including thyroid and parotid tumours.

His research interests include molecular genetics of well differentiated thyroid cancer, BRCA1 mutations in Singapore women with breast cancer, and the development of Clinical Oncology Databases in the National Cancer Centre.