FAMS (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Brian Schwender

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Dr. Brian Schwender is an American gastroenterologist. Board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology & Hepatology, he received training in Internal Medicine at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and pursued specialist training in gastroenterology in New York City. He was subsequently in private practice in Norwalk, Connecticut, where he was Director of Biliary Endoscopy. In 2014, he and his family relocated permanently to Singapore.

In Singapore, prior to joining Tucker Medical, Dr. Schwender practiced in and taught Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Singapore General Hospital (SGH). He enjoys and maintains his work in the public sector by teaching medical students at Duke-NUS Medical School and continuing to care for Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients at SGH.

Dr. Schwender’s experience in the United States and Asia has led to a profound knowledge of the local, regional, and global medical conditions affecting patients and the skill to prevent, and not just treat, disease. Beyond general gastroenterology, he has a particular knowledge of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (including Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis), irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, and esophageal reflux disease. He is an expert in numerous endoscopic techniques, including diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy and upper endoscopy, as well as extensive proficiency with wireless capsule endoscopy, push enteroscopy, and chromoendoscopy for Ulcerative Colitis and cancer surveillance.

Dr. Schwender is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Duke-NUS Medical School. As a member of the Singhealth Internal Medicine Core Faculty, he received numerous accolades, including the Singhealth Internal Medicine Residency Outstanding Clinician Award. Dr. Schwender is a fellow of the Academy of Medicine in Singapore and was awarded the title of Fellow of The American Society of Gastroenterological Endoscopy (FASGE) in 2017.

When not seeing patients, Dr Schwender enjoys spending time with his wife, Carmen, and their two young children, Connor and Emma. He is an outdoor enthusiast, who enjoys mountaineering, hiking, skiing, and golf.

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