- Chairman, South-East Asian Section, World Institute of Pain (WIP)
- International Fellow, WIP Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP)
- Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management (DAAPM)
- Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
- Member, International Neuromodulation Society (INS)
- Member, International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
- Vice-President, The Pain Association of Singapore (2018-2019)
- Past President (2011-2017), The Pain Association of Singapore
- Past Vice-President (2012-2013), Association for South-East Asian Pain Societies (ASEAPS)
Dr. Ho is an active member of several regional and international societies including:
Dr. Ho holds an MBBS and MMed (Anaesthesiology) from the National University of Singapore. He completed a Pain Management Fellowship at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, USA, and is a certified Diplomate with the American Academy of Pain Management (DAAPM).
Dr. Ho’s clinical and research interests include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and adjuvant therapy for prevention and treatment of pain, radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of spinal pain and nerve pain, as well as implantable therapies for failed back surgery syndrome and advanced cancer pain. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts and book chapters on pain and anaesthesia, including “Evidence-Based Guidelines on the Use of Opioids in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain” – an initiative carried out by a Task Force of the Pain Association of Singapore. He has given more than 200 lectures at regional and international conferences and teaches frequently at interventional pain cadaver workshops.
Dr. Ho was formerly the Director for Acute Pain Services at the Department of Anaesthesia & Surgical Intensive Care, and Deputy Director of the Pain Management Centre at Singapore General Hospital.
Dr. Ho was the first pain physician to introduce cooled radiofrequency treatment for chronic pain patients in Singapore in 2006. He has also conducted training for other doctors in South-east Asia, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia.
Cooled radiofrequency (RF) is an innovative RF technique that allows the creation of large-volume, spherical lesions to treat nerves that cause pain. Water is circulated through the RF device to cool the needle tip while treating a much larger area as compared to conventional RF.
Not all patients with chronic pain need surgery. This is a minimally invasive, non-surgical approach to pain. It is a day surgery procedure that is performed under X-ray guidance.
An innovative RF technique that allows the creation of large-volume, spherical lesions to treat nerves that cause pain.