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Asst Prof Su Xinyi

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  • Senior Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, National University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


BA, MBBChir (Cantab), PhD (Cantab), Mmed



Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Cataract, General Ophthalmology, Retina (Medical), Retina (Surgical)

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Dr Su Xinyi is a clinician-scientist. She graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2009 with an MBChir degree in Medicine and a PhD degree in Molecular Biology. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, National University of Singapore (NUS), and a Senior Consultant Vitreo-retinal Surgeon at National University Hospital (NUH). Dr Su's research interests are in developing biomaterials and translational stem cell therapeutics for retinal diseases. She holds a joint position at A*STAR as the Acting Executive Director at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB).


  • 2023 - National Academy of Medicine Emerging Leaders Forum (This is an invitation-only annual assembly of outstanding early- and mid-career professionals with exceptional professional promise, achievement, and leadership in biomedical science, health care and related fields)
  • 2023 - Singapore Stem Cell Society – Susan Lim Outstanding Young Investigator Award (This award recognises the exceptional achievements of an investigator in the early part of their independent career in stem cell research. The award emphasises the numerous and continued contributions of Singapore-based researchers toward understanding the fundamental biology of stem cells and promoting their potential as powerful tools in disease modeling, drug screening and regenerative medicine.)
  • 2022 - National Medical Research Council - Clinician Scientist Award (Inv) (This is a national level competitive award to recognise outstanding clinician scientists, to enable them to carry out internationally competitive translational and clinical research, to bring bench discoveries to bedside applications.)
  • 2022- Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Young Researcher Award (This award recognises junior faculty members who have demonstrated great potential in research and achieved research excellence (April 2022)
  • 2021 - Macula Society (This is an internationally recognised and prestigious membership awarded only to individuals who are recognised for their outstanding achievement and extensive contribution to retinal research)
  • 2021 - Ten Outstanding Young People Award, Singapore (TOYP Honoree/Gold Award)
  • 2021 - Singapore Researchers Global Summit. (Selected as sole representatives of A*STAR to present Vitreogel Technology to Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat)
  • 2021 - Eye and Vision Health Awards, Distinguished Service Award (Recognition of contribution to national ophthalmology research and community outreach)
  • 2020 - Asia Pacific Vitreo-retinal Retinal Society Leadership Development Program (APVRS-LDP)
  • 2020 - Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Leadership Development Program (APAO-LDP)2020 - Value Driven Outcome (VDO) Excellent Award (NUH) Recognises clinicians who have contributed towards elevating healthcare outcome and reducing costs for their patients
  • 2020 - APAO, SSO Young Ophthalmologist (YO) Award 2020
  • 2019 - Silver Prize. Grand Challenge for Global Vision Innovation of Eye Valley (China). World Young Scientist Summit (Wenzhou) Oct 2019. The Hunt for Novel Vitreous Tamponade.
  • 2019 - NUHS Innovation Summit 2019, Best Oral Presentation- Disruptive Technology: The Hunt for Novel Vitreous Tamponade.
  • 2019 - APAO Young Ophthalmologist Award, SSO 2019, Best Presentation. APAO-AAO-SOE Joint Session: Young Ophthalmologists Forum’ symposium
  • 2018 - NUHS Department of Ophthalmology Research Mentor Award

Professional Memberships

  • Member of College of Ophthalmologists, Medical Retina Subspecialty Committee
  • Member of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Graduate Program Committee (NUSMed GPC)
  • Member of the NUS Institutional Ethics Review Board
  • Deputy Director, NUHS CS Academy
  • Macula Society, Member
  • Clinician Scientist Mentor, A*STAR Graduate Academy
  • Institute Representative (IMCB), Health and Medical Technology Horizontal Technology Program Office, A*STAR
  • Member, American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Member, Asia Pacific Ophthalmic Trauma Society (APOTS)
  • Executive Committee Member, Stem Cell Society, Singapore
  • Member, College of Ophthalmologists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Member, College of Clinician Scientists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Member, Singapore Society of Ophthalmology

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