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Asst Prof Celene Ng Wei Qi

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  • Senior Consultant, Division of General Surgery (Breast Surgery), Department of Surgery, National University Hospital
  • Consultant, Division of General Surgery (Breast Surgery), Department of Surgery, Alexandra Hospital


MBBS (S'pore), MRCS (London), M Med (Surgery), FRCS (Edin), MIPD (Edin)


General Surgery

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Breast Surgery, Chronic Programme (Live Better), FAST Programme (Get Better)

Special Interests:

Breast Cancer, Primary Prevention and Screening , Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, Young Breast Cancer


Assistant Professor Celene Ng Wei Qi obtained her medical degree from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2011. She went on to complete her training in general surgery as a resident at the National University Hospital. She obtained the Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2016.

Asst Prof Ng was awarded the Human Manpower Development Programme Scholarship and completed her Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Training in 2021/2022 in the Nottingham Breast Institute, United Kingdom where she was able to formally train under both Plastic Surgery and Breast Surgery to be proficient in the whole scope of Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. She has also been invited to be a Member of the International Post Graduate Deanery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

She has maintained her skills and expertise in general surgery and endoscopy as a means to be able to provide holistic care for her patients.

She has a sub-specialty interest in the field of breast surgery with research and personal interest in the primary prevention of breast cancer and has contributed a book chapter on the subject. She has also published various cancer and general surgery articles in peer-reviewed research journals. Her passion is to enable and equip women to care for their health by changing the public perception of breast cancer. In her free time, she enjoys travelling and participating in humanitarian projects.

As the previous Deputy Undergraduate Director of Phase III Surgery, she was pivotal in developing new teaching methods and establishing hybrid learning to ensure that the students' curriculum was not disrupted from COVID-19. She went on to receive numerous teaching awards for her efforts in undergraduate education.


  • Rotation for Breast Conservation in the Small Breast - Singapore Breast Oncoplastic Symposium (SBOSS) 2022, Singapore Video Presentation Competition

Journals & Publications

  1. Yonggeng Goh, Ghayathri Balasundaram, Hui Min Tan, Thomas Choudary Putti, Siau Wei Tang, Celene Wei Qi Ng, Shaik Ahmad Buhari, Eric Fang, Mohesh Moothanchery, Renzhi Bi, Malini Olivo, Swee Tian Quek.
    Biochemical "decoding" of breast ultrasound images with optoacoustic tomography fusion: First-in-human display of lipid and collagen signals on breast ultrasound.
    Photoacoustics Sept 2022.
  2. Ong, Seeu S., Peh J. Ho, Alexis J. Khng, Elaine H. Lim, Fuh Y. Wong, Benita K.-T. Tan, Swee H. Lim, Ern Y. Tan, Su-Ming Tan, Veronique K.M. Tan, Rebecca Dent, Tira J.Y. Tan, Joanne Ngeow, Preetha Madhukumar, Julie L.B. Hamzah, Yirong Sim, Geok H. Lim, Jinnie S. Pang, Veronica S. Alcantara, Patrick M.Y. Chan, Juliana J.C. Chen, Sherwin Kuah, Jaime C.M. Seah, Shaik A. Buhari, Siau W. Tang, Celene W.Q. Ng, Jingmei Li, and Mikael Hartman.
  3. Association between Breast Cancer Polygenic Risk Score and Chemotherapy-Induced Febrile Neutropenia: Null Results; Cancers. May 2022
  4. Peh Joo Ho, Weang Kee Ho, Alexis J. Khng, Yen Shing Yeoh, Benita Kiat-Tee Tan, Ern Yu Tan, Geok Hoon Lim, Su-Ming Tan, Veronique Kiak Mien Tan, Cheng-Har Yip, Nur-Aishah Mohd-Taib, Fuh Yong Wong, Elaine Hsuen Lim, Joanne Ngeow, Wen Yee Chay, Lester Chee Hao Leong, Wei Sean Yong, Chin Mui Seah, Siau Wei Tang, Celene Wei Qi Ng, Zhiyan Yan, Jung Ah Lee, Kartini Rahmat, Tania Islam, Tiara Hassan, Mei-Chee Tai, Chiea Chuen Khor, Jian-Min Yuan, Woon-Puay Koh, Xueling Sim, Alison M. Dunning, Manjeet K. Bolla, Antonis C. Antoniou, Soo-Hwang Teo, Jingmei Li, Mikael Hartman.
    Overlap of high-risk individuals predicted by family history, and genetic and non-genetic breast cancer risk prediction models: implications for risk stratification.
    BMC Medicine. April 2022
  5. Celene Wei Qi Ng, Kristjan Asgeirsson, Hazem Khout, S. N. Gilani, R. Douglas Macmillan. Off-the-shelf volume replacement in breast-conserving surgery: oxidized regenerated cellulose for upper inner quadrant defects.
    British Journal of Surgery. April 2022.
  6. Celene Wei Qi Ng, Nicholas L. Syn, Rosezita Binte Mohamed Hussein, Maggie Ng, Alfred Wei Chieh Kow. Factors Attracting or Deterring Female Medical Students in Asia From Pursuing a Surgical Career, and the Impact of Surgical Clerkship, Mentorship, and Role Models: A Multicultural Asian Perspective From a National Prospective Cohort Study
    Journal of Surgical Research. April 2021.
  7. Jia Hao Law, Su Ann Lui, Zong Jie Koh, Ning Qi Pang, Celene Wei Qi Ng.
    Congenital adhesion band causing recurrent subacute intestinal obstruction in a virgin abdomen
    Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore. April 2021.
  8. Celene Wei Qi Ng, Jennifer NW Lim*,Jenny Liu; Mikael Hartman.
    Presentation of breast cancer, help seeking behaviour and experience of patients in their cancer journey in Singapore: a qualitative study.
    BMC Cancer. Jan 2020
  9. C. W. Q. Ng, M. Tseng, J. S. J. Lim, C. W. Chan.
    Maintaining Breast Cancer Care in the face of COVID-19.
    British Journal of Surgery. 2020 Sep; 107(10):1245-1249. doi: 10.1002/bjs.11835.
    PMID: 32880908
  10. Celene Wei Qi Ng, Nicholas L. Syn, Rosezita Binte Mohamed Hussein, Maggie Ng, Alfred Wei Chieh Kow.
    Push and Pull Factors, and the Role of Residents in Nurturing Medical Students' Interest in Surgery as a Career Option in a Multicultural Asian Context: Results of a Prospective National Cohort Study.
    American Journal of Surgery. 2020 April
    Book Publication. Breast Cancer Meanings - Journeys across Asia. Singapore

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