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Dr Yvonne Ho

I've come this far. To give up now and return to the beginning would be a longer journey than if I continue forward.

Inducted:
2013
Category:
Honour Roll

Dr Yvonne Ho was the first woman of Asian heritage in Australia to be dually qualified as a radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist, both male-dominated medical specialties.

As a Medical Doctor in her fields of specialty, Yvonne has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating diseases nationally and internationally, and in medical research. Her expertise lies in her ability to do so via cutting-edge, non-invasive imaging techniques. Her achievements include research in imaging of articular cartilage, including post-cartilage transplantation imaging, to ensure patient quality of life is maintained. She has contributed to medical imaging availability in Singapore by pioneering the Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) radiodiagnosis training in Singapore with a colleague, Professor SC Wang, and by introducing PET-CT scanning to Singapore.

One of Yvonne's passions is to inspire future imaging experts, particularly women. When she started her radiology career in the 1990's, only 13% of radiologists were women. Today, 38% are women.

Yvonne was elected to the Board of Directors of the RANZCR in 2012, and is a member of the Faculty of Clinical Radiology Council. She is committed to educating consumers about both diagnostic and therapeutic applications of clinical imaging and assisting understanding of radiation via her RANZCR leadership roles.

When she is not advocating education in medical imaging, Yvonne champions music education and holds a Diploma in Music Performance.

Reviewed 25 May 2022

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