Dr. Widjaja Luman
Consultant Gastroenterologist and General Physician
B Sc (St. Andrews), MB ChB (Man), MRCP (UK), M.D. (Edin),
CCST (UK), FRCP (Edin)
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Dr. Widjaja Luman was born in Medan, Indonesia in 1962. He attended schools in Medan and subsequently in Singapore before going to the United Kingdom for his medical education. He obtained his Bachelor of Science from the University of St. Andrews in 1985 and MB ChB from the University of Manchester in 1988.
He did his residency in internal medicine in the teaching hospitals in Manchester after his graduation in 1988. He passed the membership examination and was admitted as a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom) in 1991. He then started his registrar training in gastroenterology in Edinburgh, Scotland between 1991 and 1997. During his training, he gained experience in the management of gastroenterological and liver diseases. He was trained in both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. In 1994, he started his two years research fellowship. His research interest was in sphincter of Oddi dysfunction and the work was awarded the MD degree by the University of Edinburgh in July 1997. Following his research fellowship, he worked for one year at the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh. He was awarded the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology (UK) in December 1998.
He was appointed as associate consultant gastroenterologist at the Singapore General Hospital in 1997 and subsequently as a senior consultant in 2003. He was admitted as Fellow of Academy Medicine (FAMS), Singapore in May 1999, and as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physician (FRCP), Edinburgh in January 2002.
In 2001, he spent a sabbatical period as an Honorary clinical fellow at the Intestinal Failure Unit, Hope Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom. He gained further experience in the management of patients with intestinal failure (Crohn’s disease, fistula) and home parenteral nutrition. Upon his return to Singapore, he was appointed as a director of the Nutrition Support Team at the Singapore General Hospital. He was responsible for the care of patients on percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) and home parenteral nutrition.
He has published over thirty original research papers in biliary diseases, Helicobacter pylori infection and nutrition.
He is currently practising as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre.