Professor Pierce Chow


Pierce Chow is Co-Director (Surgical) of the Comprehensive Liver Cancer Clinic at the National Cancer Centre Singapore and Senior Consultant Surgeon in HPB and Transplant Surgery at the Singapore General Hospital. He is concurrently Professor and Course Director at the DukeNUS Medical School Singapore and Adjunct Faculty at the Genome Institute of Singapore. 

Professor Chow was the Chapter of Surgeon’s Gold Medallist at the conjoint Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh/M.Med (Surgery) examination in 1994 and subsequently completed a clinical fellowship in Liver Transplantation at the Queensland Liver Transplant Service. In 1995, he was recipient of the Young Surgeon’s Award of the Academy of Medicine Singapore for his research into the patho-physiology of liver blood flow and regeneration. In addition to managing a busy HPB service, Pierce has researched extensively on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). He is actively involved in clinical trials on novel therapies and leads collaborative research on the genomic heterogeneity of HCC and applications in precision medicine. He co-founded the Asia-Pacific Hepatocellular Carcinoma Trials Group in 1997 and has been the protocol chair of 5 multi-national trials. In 2012 the National Medical Research Council Singapore conferred him the National Outstanding Clinician-Scientist Award for improving clinical outcomes of patients with his research on Liver Cancer. Professor Chow was awarded the NMRC Translational-Clinical Research Grant for the Flagship Program in Liver Cancer in 2016.