09 February 2019
Dr Wijaya Martanto is working as an Analytical and Computing Technology Clinical Researcher at the Ministry of Health Office for Healthcare Transformation.
He obtained both his first degree and doctorate in Chemical Engineering from American universities and spent five years working at Intel Corporation as a Senior Process Engineer.
Out of all the higher learning options available in the region, he chose Duke-NUS Medical School as “it is the only graduate medical school in Singapore that provides joint-degrees from Duke University (USA) and National University of Singapore, and both are highly reputable”.
His unique work experience at Intel and his PhD graduate research experience in medical devices (microneedles) earned him a full scholarship for his medical doctorate course at Duke-NUS.
With the constant technological advancements and innovations today, Dr Martanto foresees an increasing need for more individuals with a combined MD and PhD degree to drive impactful changes in healthcare.