Alex Y. Chang, M.D.
Executive Medical Director
Prof Alex Chang is the Executive Medical Director of Johns Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre, Singapore. He holds dual appointments, as a Senior Consultant in the Department of Medical Oncology in Singapore and Professor of Oncology at the Department of Oncology, the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Prof Chang comes to Singapore with more than 30 years of experience in cancer treatment and research, particularly in the areas of breast and lung cancer as well as new modality therapy.
He graduated from the National Taiwan University, School of Medicine, Taiwan, and subsequently underwent his internal medicine residency training at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. He subsequently completed a clinical fellowship at the Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center, University of Wisconsin, USA. Prior to his current position, Prof Chang was President/Director at the Upstate NY Cancer Research & Education Foundation, Rochester, New York, USA. From 1995 to 1996, he was Professor of Oncology in Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York, USA.
Prof Chang is affiliated with numerous professional organizations. Currently, he is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and American Association of Cancer Research.
Prof Chang is editor of Oncology and Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, and also reviews clinical papers for numerous journals, including Oncology, Cancer, Journal of Clinical Oncology and Journal of Thoracic Oncology . He has published many peer-reviewed scientific papers and is a much sought-after speaker at national and international meetings.
Akhil Chopra, M.D.
Consultant in Oncology
Dr. Akhil Chopra joins the Johns Hopkins international medical center in Singapore, from the Drexel University College of Medicine/ Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was Assistant Professor in Hematology and Medical Oncology.
Dr. Chopra finished his training in Internal Medicine from the Reading Hospital and Medical Center and completed his fellowship training from Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. He is American board certified in Internal Medicine as well as in Hematology/Medical oncology. Dr. Chopra has a strong interest in malignant hematology including lymphomas and B-cell malignancies as well as in thoracic and gastrointestinal malignancies.
David S. Ettinger, M.D.
Associate Medical Director
Dr. David Ettinger is the Alex Grass Professor of Oncology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He is also a professor of medicine, otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, gynecologic and obstetrics, and radiation oncology and molecular radiation sciences. He has been a faculty member at Johns Hopkins for over 30 years. Dr. Ettinger's research interests are in new drug development and innovative multidisciplinary treatment strategies in lung cancer and sarcomas.
He is a member of the board of directors of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) as well as a member of the NCCN Guidelines Steering Committee. In addition, he has been chairman of the NCCN non-small cell lung cancer practice guidelines panel, antiemetic practice guidelines panel, and occult primary tumor practice guidelines panel.
Dr. Ettinger is currently the Johns Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre's Associate Medical Director.
Lavina D. Bharwani, M.D.
Senior Consultant in Oncology
Dr. Lavina Bharwani has been a consultant with Johns Hopkins Singapore since September 1, 2006. Prior to joining Hopkins, Dr. Bharwani was an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Baylor College of Medicine in the USA.
She was trained in Internal Medicine as well as Hematology/Oncology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and is American Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology. Dr. Bharwani comes to Singapore with extensive experience. Dr. Bharwani’s areas of interest include breast cancer, gynecologic and gastrointestinal malignancies.
Shang Yeap, MBBS, FRACP.
Consultant in Oncology
Dr Shang Yeap is a Consultant in Medical Oncology at the Johns Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre.
He obtained his medical degree at the University of Sydney and completed his Internal Medicine training at the Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney. He was a medical oncology registrar at the Westmead Cancer Care Centre and completed a clinical research fellowship at the Sydney West Cancer Trials Centre. He has been an investigator in multiple Phase I, II and III trials in breast, gastro-intestinal, melanoma and genitourinary cancers. He has presented and published findings from these trials at international conferences and peer reviewed journals.
Dr Yeap is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a member of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia and American Society of Clinical Oncology. He has a strong interest in breast, gastro-intestinal and genitourinary cancers as well as novel therapeutic drugs development.
Troy Sullivan, M.D.
Consultant in Internal Medicine
Dr. Troy Sullivan joins the Johns Hopkins faculty from private practice in the U.S.A. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Michigan. Dr. Sullivan has been involved in the practice of Internal Medicine for ten years in California and Georgia. His focus is to develop general medical services and health screening program at Johns Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre.
Chia Yee Hong
Consultant in Oncology
Dr. Chia obtained her MD and MSc degrees from the University of Toronto in Canada, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society. She completed her Internal Medicine residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital / Washington University in Saint Louis. Subsequently, she undertook a clinical fellowship position in hematology and medical oncology at Washington University. Dr. Chia is certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Her areas of interest include breast oncology and health services research.