Jimmy Bok-Yan So, MBChB, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Glasg), FAMS, MPH

Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Dr Jimmy So is Associate Professor of Surgery at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Senior Consultant Surgeon and Director, Upper GI Surgery Service &Centre for Obesity Management and Surgery, University Surgical Cluster, National University Hospital (NUH) and Head, Upper GI Tumor Group, National University Cancer Institute of Singapore (NCIS).  Dr.So received his surgical training in National University Hospital, Singapore, and underwent a fellowship training in surgical endoscopy at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He was appointed as visiting consultant in Esophageal and Gastric Surgery at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh, UK. He established a multidisciplinary program for Esophageal and Gastric cancers in NUH in 2005. He also received fellowship training in gastric and esophageal cancer surgery in Japan, Korea and Hong Kong.
Dr Jimmy So’s special interests are in gastroesophageal cancer, minimally invasive surgery, GI endoscopy, surgery for obesity and diabetes mellitus. He has published over 100 peer reviewed scientific papers and received multiple research grants for his work on these topics. His research work received a Gold award at the Annual Scientific Meeting o the National Healthcare Group in 2008, and Poster of Distinction at Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, 2010. He was invited to give lectures at Annual Congresses of Japanese Gastric Cancer Association, Korean Gastric Cancer Association, and International Gastric Cancer Congress, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgery.  He served as editor for Journal of Gastric Cancer, and peer reviewer for many journals including British Journal of Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy.