To bolster its expansion strategy towards a more global reach, Stent-Save a Life! requires a stronger and better structured organisation.
It is therefore my great pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr Paul Ong to the position of Stent-Save a Life! Co-Chair – taking effect immediately – beyond his role as Regional Champion for Asia along with Michael Lee.
Based in Singapore, Dr Paul Ong is well known in the community for his outstanding engagement to the delivery of best possible care for patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction. He has been a fervent advocate for Stent-Save a Life! over the last few years and has, since his nomination as Regional Champion for Asia in January 2017, successfully contributed to the development of the initiative in the South-East Asia with the recent inclusion of Hong-Kong, Malaysia and Myanmar to the SSL community.
Dr Paul Ong graduated from University of Cambridge in 1990, obtained his specialist cardiology training in London and worked there as a consultant cardiologist.
After 23 years in the UK, he relocated to Singapore in 2009 where he is currently Head of Interventional Cardiology Services at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
His main interests are in primary PCI and high-risk angioplasty with over 50 international publications in his field of interests. He is the organising chairman of the Asia Primary Angioplasty Congress and also worked closely with CERC Asia.
I believe Dr Paul Ong – with his global network and his longstanding dedication to optimise clinical care for acute myocardial infarction – will be instrumental to strengthen the efforts of our initiative in response to the needs of the communities in our member countries.
Please join me in congratulating Dr Paul Ong on his new role and wishing him a successful future with Stent-Save a Life!
Christoph K. Naber
Stent-Save a Life! Chairman