A/Prof Mikael Hartman received his training at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, where he also received his board certification in General Surgery in 2005. Upon completion of his doctoral studies in the epidemiology field in 2007, he began specialising in the field of breast cancer etiology and prognostication as well as inheritance of cancer prognosis. In 2009, he began his practice in Singapore and paved his success in both surgical and research aspects.
As a clinician-scientist, he was awarded the National Medical Research Council Awards in 2013 and 2017. He leads a team of researchers, and established the largest breast cancer cohort in Singapore and founded the Breast Cancer Prevention Programme in Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS. On top of the responsibilities he holds as a researcher, he serves as a senior consultant and the Head of Division of General Surgery in NUH, the Deputy Group Director in NUHS’s Research Office and the Assistant Dean (Research) in NUS’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
In an effort to create awareness on breast cancer in Asia, he and another breast surgeon, A/Prof Philip Iau, went on a journey by riding their motorcycles from Singapore to Sweden in 2014. As a result of this movement, he initiated the Asian Breast Cancer Research Fund to support breast cancer related research across Asia.
He will speaking on "Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Decision Making" at BreastDay.