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Dr Wong Tsz Yeung, Emmett

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  • Consultant, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital
  • Consultant, Adult Kidney Transplantation Programme, National University Centre for Organ Transplantation, National University Hospital
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Singapore


MBBS (Singapore), M Med (Int Med), MRCP (UK), FAMS (Singapore)


Renal Medicine

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Adult Kidney Transplantation Programme, Medicine, Organ Transplantation

Special Interests:

Nephrology, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease, Transplantation


Dr. Emmett Wong obtained his medical degree from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2012. He was conferred Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) and Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom) in 2016.
After completing his Internal Medicine Residency, Dr. Wong continued senior residency in Renal Medicine in the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine, National University Health System, completing specialist training and obtaining accreditation in 2020. He is a fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Singapore) and the American Society of Nephrology. Besides managing a wide variety of kidney conditions, he has a keen interest in kidney transplantation. He is also actively involved in medical education for undergraduates and postgraduates as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

Dr. Wong is also actively involved in nephrology and transplant-related research, and is an investigator in several clinical trials and research studies. His research interests are in chronic kidney disease, glomerular diseases and transplant immunology. He was awarded the National Medical Research Council Research Training Fellowship in 2022.

Dr. Wong is currently the Director of Clinical Services and Patient Safety Officer in the Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital (NUH) and a Core Faculty member of the National NUH Post-Graduate Year-1 Programme.

Journals & Publications

1. Chua HR, Lau T, Luo N, Ma V, Teo BW, Haroon S, Choy KL, Lim YC, Chng WQ, Ong LZ, Wong TY, Lee EJ. Predicting first-year mortality in incident dialysis patients with end-stage renal disease – the UREA5 study. Blood Purif. 2014;37(2):85-92. doi: 10.1159/000357640. Epub 2014 Feb 26. PubMed PMID: 24589505.
2. Wong ETY, Lahiri M, Teh M, Leo CCH. IgG4-Related Kidney Disease: A Curious Case of Interstitial Nephritis with Hypocomplementemia. Case Rep Nephrol Dial. 2019 May-Aug; 9(2): 49–54; PMCID: PMC6547283; DOI: 10.1159/000500296
3. Chua HR, Low S, Murali TM, Wong ET, He HD, Teo BW, Thian YL, Akalya K, Vathsala A. Cumulative iodinated contrast exposure for computed tomography during acute kidney injury and major adverse kidney events. Eur Radiol. 2020 Nov 7. doi: 10.1007/s00330-020-07428-x. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33159575.
4. Wong ET, Ong V, Remani D, Wong WK, Haroon S, Lau T, Nyeo HQ, Mukhopadhyay A, Tan BH, Chua HR. Filter life and safety of heparin-grafted membrane for continuous renal replacement therapy - A randomized controlled trial. Semin Dial. 2021 Jul;34(4):300-308. doi: 10.1111/sdi.12951. Epub 2021 Feb 8. PMID: 33556204.
5. Sia CSM, Leong LCY, Wong ETY, Goh GH, Leo CCH. Empagliflozin-induced severe osmotic nephrosis and acute renal injury in advanced chronic kidney disease. Ann Acad Med Singap. 2021 Mar;50(3):255-257. doi: 10.47102/annals-acadmedsg.2020526. PMID: 33855322.
6. Lim SY, Wang R, Tan DJH, Ng CH, Lim WH, Quek J, Syn N, Nah BKY, Wong ET, Huang DQ, Vathsala A, Siddiqui MS, Fung J, Muthiah MD, Tan EX. A meta-analysis of the cumulative incidence, risk factors, and clinical outcomes associated with chronic kidney disease after liver transplantation. Transpl Int. 2021 Dec;34(12):2524-2533. doi: 10.1111/tri.14149. Epub 2021 Nov 15. PMID: 34714569
7. Faye Yu Ci Ng; Harris Jun Jie Muhammad Danial Song; Benjamin Kye Jyn Tan; Chong Boon Teo; Emmett Tsz Yeung Wong; Pui Yi Boey; Ching-Yu Cheng. Bidirectional association between glaucoma and chronic kidney disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. eClinicalMedicine 2022;49: 101498. doi: Epub 2022 Jun 08 
8. Vathsala A, Somani J, Ross D'Costa M, Lum L, Wong ET, Sran HK. Comparative outcomes after early Sotrovimab administration in vaccinated and unvaccinated kidney transplant recipients with SARS-CoV-2 infection during the Delta and Omicron BA.1 surges. Transpl Infect Dis. 2022 Dec;24(6):e13930. doi: 10.1111/tid.13930. Epub 2022 Aug 28. PMID: 35980170; PMCID: PMC9539249. 
9. Wong, E.T.Y., Low, A.F.H. (2022). Mechanical Interventional Therapies for Hypertension: Present Status and Future Prospects. In: Ram, C.V.S., Teo, B.W.J., Wander, G.S. (eds) Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease in Asia. Updates in Hypertension and Cardiovascular Protection. Springer, Cham.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology
  • American Socirty of Transplantation
  • Singapore Society of Nephrology
  • Society of Transplantation (Singapore)
  • Elected Council Member, Singapore Hypertension Society

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