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Marcus Ang

Consultant, Cornea Service, SNEC and Assistant Professor at Duke University – NUS, Singapore

A recent graduate of the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology’s Leadership Development Program, Ang is a widely published author with five book chapters and over 88 peer-reviewed publications to his name, the majority of which are first or corresponding author in journals with impact factors >2.0 (he has an h-index of 20). His research work is mostly translational, such as studying prognostic factors to help improve outcomes following corneal transplantation, and this work has been recognized with several international awards. Indeed, Ang was the recipient of the 2014 Singhealth Excellence Award – Distinguished Young Researcher, and he also holds several patents related to his specialist field. He has also undertaken voluntary Ophthalmology work in the community, leading volunteer missions to Asia and beyond in his role as Director of Vision Projects at the Singaporean non-profit organization, Global Clinic, where he regularly organizes missions and travels to provide free cataract surgery in countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, India and Myanmar.