Dr Shiaw-Hooi Ho is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Department of Medicine, University of Malaya. He is also a Senior Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist in both the University of Malaya Medical and Specialist Centres. Since Nov 2020, he is appointed as the Head of the Combined Endoscopy Unit in the hospital. The endoscopy unit is awarded the prestigious Centre of Excellence title by the World Endoscopy Organization since 2008. Dr Ho received his basic medical degree in 2001 and went on to obtain his Master’s Degree in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Gastroenterology from the University of Malaya in 2009 and 2012 respectively. He is active in promoting the use of image-enhanced endoscopy and endoscopic submucosal dissection both in the detection and management of early gastrointestinal (GI) neoplasia and cancer. In his routine endoscopy work, he performs numerous other diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies such as peroral endoscopic myotomy, biliopancreatic endoscopy, small bowel enteroscopy, etc. His other areas of expertise include the management of various GI disorders and chronic liver diseases.
Dr Ho is an associate editor of BioMed Central Gastroenterology, a peer-reviewed journal. He is a councillor member of the Asia Pacific Society of Digestive Endoscopy (APSDE) and a Fellow of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society (JGES). He is also a faculty member of both the Asia Pacific Endoscopy Research Forum (AERF) and the Asian Novel Bio-Imaging & Intervention Group (ANBIIG). ANBIIG is a non-profitable academic interest group, which organizes many local and international endoscopy workshops with the aim to promote the detection and treatment of early GI neoplasia among GI healthcare practitioners. Dr Ho serves the Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology as a committee member since 2019 and is appointed as the scientific co-chair for endoscopy for the upcoming Asian Pacific Digestive Week 2020-2021. Apart from endoscopy, he is the chairman of the telemedicine working group of Malaysian Research and Education Network (MYREN). He also plays an important role as a board member in the medical working group (MWG) of Asia-Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) which is active in organizing various international teleconferences among healthcare practitioners.
European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Post-colonoscopy colorectal cancers in Sweden—room for quality improvement)European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Post-colonoscopy colorectal cancers in Sweden—room for quality improvement)