Dr Guan, Richard
Dr Richard Guan is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at the Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre in Singapore. He has been the Chairman of the Chapter of Gastroenterology, College of Physicians of Singapore since 2004.
He received his MBBS from the National University of Singapore in 1973. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London (1992) and Edinburgh (1990) and a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (1983).
Dr Guan is a member of the Singapore Medical Council, the Gastroenterology Specialist Training Committee (STC),(Ministry of Health), the National Advisory and Scientific committee on Hepatitis and related disorders (Ministry of Health), the National Advisory Committee on Transplantation (Ministry of Health), as well as the Medicines Advisory Committee (Health Science Authority). He also serves as a member of the hepatobiliary subcommittee of the National Committee on Cancer Care.
He is an active member of regional and international professional organizations like the Asia Pacific Association of the Study of Liver Diseases (APASL), International Association of the Study of the Liver (IASL), and the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG).
Besides being a part-time lecturer to several organisations in Singapore, Dr Guan has been a member of teaching faculties in local and regional scientific meetings. He organizes and/or assists in numerous national and regional scientific meetings for physicians as well as educational meetings for the public. He also lectures extensively at seminars, study groups, and to general practitioners locally as well as regionally e.g. Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
He has published more than 100 scientific articles, more than 150 abstracts and several chapters of books. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of Viral Hepatitis and the editor-in-chief of a book on local gastroenterological problems and serves on several editorial committees of journals, newsletters and drug directories both locally and regionally. He reviews scientific manuscripts for local and international gastroenterology journals.
Dr Guan has research interests in hepatitis (especially hepatitis B and C) and other liver disorders, functional disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, inflammatory bowel disease and is a principal investigator in several international multi-centre research projects on hepatitis B treatment.
Dr Guan has consulted for pharmaceutical companies involved in the manufacture of drugs used for hepatitis B treatment (e.g.GlaxoSmithKline, Amrad and Hollis-Eden). He serves as Consultant and Advisory Board Member in the field of Viral Hepatitis Research Studies for International Pharmaceutical Companies like Glaxo Smith Kline, Gillead/Triangle Pharmaceuticals, Amrad and Hollis Eden. He is a member of the APASL working party on the management of chronic hepatitis B.