Dr Imran Bin Mohamed Noor
Lead Pleural Physician
Changi General Hospital
Dr Imran Bin Mohamed Noor graduated from the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Medicine in 1998. He obtained his MRCP in 2003. He completed his 3-year training in Respiratory Medicine in 2007. In 2010, he did a one year fellowship under the HMDP programme in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. This included a 6-month training in pleural diseases under the guidance of Prof Gary Lee. Upon completion of his fellowship, Dr Imran has been pivotal in the establishment of a pleural service in Changi General Hospital. The service oversees the management of pleural disease within the hospital, from pneumothorax to pleural effusions. This include inpatient services as well as outpatient services like pleural clinic and post-discharge community service for patients with indwelling pleural catheter. He currently serves as the lead pleural physician for the Department of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine in Changi General Hospital.
Dr. Louis Chai is Senior Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, National University Health System, Singapore, as well as Principal Investigator, Opportunistic Infections Group, Division of Infectious Diseases, NUHS. Dr Chai’s interests lie in fungal, opportunistic and atypical infections in immunocompromised hosts, patients with altered immunity and host-pathogen interaction. These are also the themes of his research group. He remains deeply entrenched at the bedside in providing clinical service for general infectious diseases and internal medicine. Dr Chai is funded by the National Medical Research Council of Singapore and the National University Health System.
Dr Chan Kwok Wai Adrian is a consultant respiratory physician, allergy specialist and intensivist at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital. Dr Chan is actively involved in various professional committees, including secretary and executive committee member for the Singapore Thoracic Society, as well as executive committee member for the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Society of Singapore. He is also the current president of the Asthma and Allergy Association of Singapore.
Dr Chee graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1984. She obtained the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh), and Masters of Medicine (Internal Medicine) from the School of Postgraduate Medicine, NUS in 1989. She trained as an adult Respiratory Physician and was granted the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) in 1999. She was involved in the setting up of the Ministry of Health Singapore TB Elimination Programme (STEP) in 1997 and in implementing its initiatives for over twenty years. She was Director of STEP and the TB Control Unit from January 2018 to September 2019. She has published over 100 articles in medical peer-reviewed journals.
Dr Cheong May Anne is a Consultant in the Department of Haematology, Singapore General Hospital. She received the NUS Undergraduate (Merit) Scholarship to read Medicine at the National University of Singapore and graduated in 2012. She completed her Internal Medicine training at Singhealth in 2017, where she served as Chief Resident. She completed specialist training in Haematology at Singhealth in 2020 and obtained her FRCPath (Haematology) in 2019. May Anne has a subspeciality interest in thrombosis and haemostasis and leads the cancer associated thrombosis service at the National Cancer Centre, Singapore and a founding member of the pulmonary embolism response team at Singapore General Hospital.
Dr CHEW Fook Tim is Vice Dean of the Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore (NUS), overseeing the Undergraduate and International Programs. He also oversees the Curriculum of the combined College of Humanities and Sciences (CHS) at NUS. He is also an Associate Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences teaching both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Molecular Genetics and Immunology; and is the Principal Investigator of the Functional Genomics Laboratories, Molecular Immunology and Allergy Lab, and the Molecular Breeding Lab at the NUS Agritech Centre. His key areas of research are in the Genetics and Epidemiology of Allergic and Skin Diseases, as well as the Characterization of Allergenic Components, where he has published >200 scientific articles and reviews. He is the lead scientific consultant to Biomedical and Agri-Science companies and is on the Governing Board of several major organizations.
Dr Chia Puey Ling is a Medical Oncology Consultant at Tan Tock Seng Hospital with subspecialty interest in thoracic and genitourinary oncology.
After completing her basic physician training in Singapore and obtaining membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (MRCP) and Master of Medicine (Int. Med) Singapore, she subsequently underwent advanced specialist training in Medical Oncology in Melbourne, Australia. She obtained the fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) with specialty training in Medical oncology completed in 2014 and went on to pursue further PhD research related to thoracic oncology which is her field of interest.
She received the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) Fellowship Award and the University of Melbourne Postgraduate Award and completed a PhD research on the study of tumour microenvironment and biomarkers in malignant mesothelioma for oncogenic targeted therapies.
She is the principle investigator or co-investigator for several international multi-centre cancer clinical trials including novel immunotherapy, targeted agents and drugs in early phase development. She has also published numerous first-author papers, including the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) and Lung Cancer Journal.
Dr Choo Xue Ning is a Senior Consultant in the Department of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine at Changi General Hospital. She has a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (M.B.B.S) and Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) from National University of Singapore. She has been a Member of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom since 2010 and has been awarded Certificate of Specialist Registration in Respiratory Medicine since 2014. She is also a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh since December 2021.
She has a special interest in Respiratory Medicine in airway diseases (such as asthma, COPD etc). Additionally, she has a profound interest in respiratory function and physiology and has been Director of Pulmonary Function Laboratory at Changi General Hospital since 2017. She had previously undergone a 1-year fellowship training in airway diseases and advanced lung function at the Oxford University Hospitals, United Kingdom.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR SANJAY H CHOTIRMALL Provost’s Chair in Molecular Medicine and Assistant Dean (Research), Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU Singapore Consultant Respiratory Physician, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
A/Prof Chotirmall is an internationally recognized clinician-scientist with an established translational respiratory research group at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU Singapore. To date, he has performed key work on endo-phenotyping pulmonary infection, including the use of next generation sequencing approaches to study the lung microbiome, in the context of chronic inflammatory respiratory diseases that have led to publications in Nature Medicine, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), the Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Cell Host and Microbe and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM). He has been appointed Provost’s Chair in Molecular Medicine at NTU Singapore since 2019 and currently serves as Deputy Editor at the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM).
Matthew Cove completed an Internal Medicine Residency in Portland Oregon and a Critical Care Fellowship in Pittsburgh. He moved to Singapore in 2012, where he works as a Critical Care Consultant. His clinical appointment includes providing consultant cover in the Medical Intensive Care and Surgical High Dependency Units at National University Hospital Singapore. His research interests include the development of novel extracorporeal ventilation support devices and patient-ventilator interactions, particularly in those with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Since arriving in Singapore, Matthew has received funding from the National Medical Research Council to develop a research lab focused on extracorporeal respiratory support research as well as conduct clinical trials. In addition, his clinical research team are currently participating in a large international study (REMAP CAP), investigating the best treatment options for critically ill patients with pneumonia and has funding for developing novel diagnostics for fever and sepsis.
Associate Professor Anantham Devanand is the head of the SingHealth Duke-NUS Lung Centre.
He also has an interest in medical ethics and is serving as the vice chair of the Singapore National Medical Ethics Committee. Devanand is also a part-time PhD student at the NUS Centre for Biomedical Ethics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
Yvonne C. Fenelus began her career as a Critical Care Respiratory Therapist at the National University Hospital in 2017, following completion of her undergraduate studies in Respiratory Therapy. Serving as a clinical educator, she has been actively involved in imparting respiratory care expertise to fellow healthcare professionals on topics including high flow oxygen therapy, tracheostomy management, and mechanical ventilation. As an active member of the Association of Respiratory Therapists (Singapore), she has organised several in-services to foster knowledge exchange and collaboration within the healthcare community. Currently, she leads a team of 22 Respiratory Therapists within her workplace and is pursuing her master’s degree in public health.
Professor Dale Fisher is an Australian infectious diseases physician who first moved to the National University Hospital, Singapore in March 2003 during the SARS outbreak. He has had many leadership roles in international outbreak missions and outbreak response trainings in African and Asian countries. He was chair of the steering committee of WHO’s Global Outbreak Alert & Response Network (2018-2022). He was one of 12 international technical experts on the WHO mission to China in February 2020 to investigate the COVID-19 outbreak. In 2022, he was given a certificate for outstanding leadership by the Director General of WHO.
He is Group chief of Medicine at National University Health Systems and is the foundation chair of the National Infection Prevention and Control Committee (2014 – ongoing). He has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications and given almost 200 invited and plenary presentations at academic meetings and conferences.
A/Prof. Ruowen Ge
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore
Ruowen Ge is a molecular cell biologist with more than 30 years’ experiences in biomedical research. Her research focuses on novel endogenous anti-angiogenesis and anti-inflammation proteins, investigating their biological mechanisms as well as therapeutic applications. She has published around 100 peer-reviewed papers, applied for 9 patents (3 of which have been awarded). Her lab is the first to identify ISM1 as an anti-angiogenic/anti-cancer protein and subsequently as an anti-inflammation protein critical for protecting lung homeostasis. She currently serves on the editorial board of BMC Respiratory Medicine, Cancers, Discover Oncology, and Scientific Reports. Her research has facilitated the establishment of two biopharma startup companies.
Clinical Professor Anne Goh Senior Consultant, Paediatric Respiratory Medicine Service and Allergy Service
Department of Paediatrics
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
She is the current President of the Asian Paediatric Pulmonology Society as well as the Assembly Head of the Paediatric Lung Disease Assembly of the Asia-Pacific Society of Respirology. She was the past President of the Singapore Paediatric Society from 2011-2020. She is a Clinical Professor of Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and Associate Professor of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. She is a reviewer for many international journals in Respiratory and Allergy as well as for the NMRC Exploratory and Developmental proposals.
She has clinical and research interests in respiratory and allergy and has authored several peer-reviewed papers as well as given many presentations at national and international courses and conferences.
Associate Professor Denise Goh obtained her medical degree (MBBS Honours) from NUS in 1993. She received her general paediatrics training at NUH from 1994 to 1996 and graduated in 1996 with two postgraduate degrees in paediatrics (Masters of Medicine in Paediatrics and Membership of the Royal College of Physicians). In 1999, she went on to do a 3-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Medical Genetics at Johns Hopkins University, USA. In 2002, she obtained her board certification in biochemical genetics and became a Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics and a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Genetics. She obtained her Doctorate in Medicine in 2002, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Singapore.
A/Prof Goh is an Associate Professor at NUS. She is the chair of the Faculty Assessment committee, Paediatric Undergraduate Medical Director and the genetics module leader for the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. She is the co-editor of the textbook Paediatric differential diagnosis – Top 50 problems.
A/Prof Goh currently practises as a Senior Consultant. She is a paediatrician and heads the specialised clinical genetic service that provides dedicated and holistic care to children and adults with or at risk of genetic disorders. She is involved in helping patients who are in need of financial assistance – she is the Chairman of the NUH Children’s Fund and a member of the NUH Children’s Liver & Rare Diseases Fund.
A/Prof Goh provides genetic expertise to other organisations such as the Ministry of Health.
Her research areas include the diagnosis and management of genetic conditions.
Professor Dr. Gerhard Grüber is a Full Professor at the School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He obtained his PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in Biochemistry from the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany, received his postdoctoral training as a DAAD-fellow in Biochemistry and Structural Biology at University of Oregon, USA and obtained as a DFG Habilitation Fellow his PhD (Dr.-habil.) at University of Osnabrück, Germany. He led the Tuberculosis excellence cluster TOPNet and is leading the Nontuberculous Mycobacteria excellence cluster TELMabNet. He is interest in relationships between the structure and mechanism(s) of mycobacterial enzymes related to bioenergetics, stress response and coenzyme A biosynthesis and of the pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii. His team uses a variety of structural, biochemical and biophysical approaches, paving the way for new structures, -targets, novel or improved inhibitors and lead compounds. He holds patents on novel anti-TB and anti-Mab targets and inhibitors targeting the mycobacterial F-ATP synthase.
Dr. Jansen Koh obtained his MBBS from the National University Hospital of Singapore in 2001. He Obtained his MRCP (UK) in 2007 and EDIC in 2010. He is currently the Head of Department for Respiratory & Critical care Medicine Changi General Hospital. He is also the Deputy Head and Service Chief @CGH, Singhealth-Duke NUS Lung Center. He leads the Center for Performance Excellence Department in his capacity as Assistant Chairman Medical Board, Changi General Hospital. He is also the Chair for the Respiratory Chapter, College of Physicians, Academy of Medicine, Singapore. His specific interest in Respiratory & Critical Care is point of care ultrasonography, having obtained his certification from the American College of Chest Physicians. He is a Fellow at the Academy of Medicine Singapore, Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh and American College of Chest Physicians.
Associate Professor Mariko Siyue Koh (MBBS, MRCP, FAMS)
Senior Consultant in the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Singapore General Hospital ( SGH)
Clinical Associate Professor, Duke- National University Singapore, Singapore
A/Prof Koh ‘s clinical and research interest are in Severe Asthma and Airway diseases. She established the multidisciplinary Singapore General Hospital Severe Asthma Clinic in 2011 and leads a team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health professionals in the SGH Airway Diseases Program. She is also active in various Ministry of Health and Asthma committees, has academic collaborations from various institutions and universities, has >100 publications and sits in editorial boards of a few journals.
Dr Gillianne Lai is a Consultant Medical Oncologist at the National Cancer Centre Singapore. She received her undergraduate training from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. She completed her Medical Oncology specialty training at the National Cancer Centre Singapore. She has a strong interest in thoracic oncology and is actively involved in research. She currently leads that Lung Cancer Consortium Singapore (LCCS), and is the Principal Investigator of the National Lung Cancer Research (NLCR) study which aims to improve lung cancer care through 4 main themes: (1) understanding the origins of lung cancer, (2) improving risk stratification of disease, (3) identifying better response biomarkers, and (4) understanding resistance mechanisms. She is also the chairperson of the Singhealth Lung Centre Pulmonary Nodule Workgroup and has a keen interest in lung cancer screening.
Dr. Kristen Lee is a consultant interventional radiologist, practicing at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). Dr. Lee completed her diagnostic radiology training at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University at St. Louis, and interventional radiology fellowship at University of California, San Francisco, in USA. She is one of the IR leads in establishing the PERT service at SGH and has special clinical interest in percutaneous pulmonary interventions.
Lee Pyng is Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.
She is also Director of Interventional Pulmonology, Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, National University Hospital. Associate Professor Lee has an active interest in lung cancer, pleural disease, obstructive airway disease, bronchoscopy and pleuroscopy. She was the past President of Singapore Thoracic Society, and serves on international scientific committees in Lung Cancer, Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology as well as American College of Chest Physician Steering Committees. She represents Singapore as Global Governor for American College of Chest Physicians and is invited locally and overseas to speak and instruct in pleuroscopy, bronchoscopy, bronchial thermoplasty and lung cancer. Associate Professor Lee is the author of publications in peer-reviewed journals, has written a manual and a book on pleuroscopy that worn the British Medical Association Best Book Award in internal medicine in 2011. She received the Young Investigator’s award 2000 for work in asthma, Best Poster Award for research in talc and cancer cells at CHEST 2006, Best Original Investigation and Presentation at Chest World Congress 2014, and the Geoffrey McLennan Award for advancing the field of Interventional Pulmonology at CHEST 2014, Austin, Texas. In 2018, she was conferred AC Shah Oration Award for Woman Researcher in Interventional Pulmonology by Indian Association for Bronchology. She has completed her PhD on New Applications of Bronchoscopic Techniques conferred by Vrije University, Amsterdam in 2014, first in Respiratory medicine
She also received Best Teacher Award in 2012 for undergraduate education, National University Hospital teaching excellence award for post-graduate education in 2014, and the prestigious Outstanding Tutor Award by National University of Singapore Medical Society. She is recently conferred the prestigious Pasquale Ciaglia award by CHEST 2019 for Interventional medicine.
Senior consultant at the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. Adjunct Associate Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University Singapore and Yong Loo Ling School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. A/Prof. Lim is also a clinical consultant at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART).
A/Prof. Lim completed his specialist training in respiratory and internal medicine in UK. He has a doctorate in medicine (M.D) awarded at a higher degree from the University of Glasgow. A/Prof. Lim is an expert in airway diseases, pulmonary infection and aspergillus lung diseases. He established and led the Bronchiectasis care programme since 2016 and non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) service since 2019.
A/Prof. Lim is a PI and CO-I of multiple research grants such the NRF grant. His research focus is on clinical outcome prediction of airway diseases such as bronchiectasis, contemporary approach to diagnosis and treatment of bronchiectasis and NTM infection. A/Prof. Lim is also actively involved in new drug discovery and innovation on medical device to improve lung health.
A/Prof. Lim is the principal lead in respiratory medicine of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. He has a strong passion on teaching. He was also served at the ministry of health on various committees.
Dr Shaun Loh is a consultant at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ENT) at Singapore General Hospital. He is also Clinical Assistant Professor at Yong Loo Lin Medical School and Duke-NUS Medical School.
His special interest is in the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and aims to offer holistic and cutting edge treatment to OSA patients. He has played an integral part in introducing hypoglossal nerve stimulation therapy in Singapore.
Dr Low is currently a Senior Consultant in the Department of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine at the Singapore General Hospital.
Her special interest is in Interstitial Lung Disease for which she spent some time at the Royal Brompton Hospital, United Kingdom, learning from world renowned physicians in this area.
She is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School; Physician Faculty, SingHealth Respiratory Medicine Senior Residency Programme; Clinical Teacher at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore.
Chong Ying is a Senior Dietitian with Tan Tock Seng Hospital. She graduated from Curtin University with a Masters of Dietetics. She has clinical experience in working with a wide range of patients to improve their nutritional knowledge and intake, and to manage their acute and/or chronic diseases. Her keen areas of interest are in respiratory disease and intermediate rehabilitation, where she strives to collaborate with stakeholders, deliver evidence-based and patient-centred nutrition care and improve patients’ quality of life.
Dr Ng Ziqin studied medicine at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and graduated in 2015. She obtained the Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (UK) and Master of Medicine (Singapore) in 2017. Dr Ng is dually accredited as a specialist in both Respiratory Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine. Her passion lies in managing patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) and believes in providing personalised expert care for her patients. She is currently practising at Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore, where she also runs the ILD service. Dr Ng has publications in both local and international journals. She is also actively involved in educating medical students and is a clinical tutor and teacher in both Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine respectively.
Dr Joanne Ngeow, BMedSci, MBBS, FRCP, MPH is Senior Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology at the National Cancer Centre Singapore and Associate Professor (Genomic Medicine) at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University Singapore. Dr Ngeow currently heads the Cancer Genetics Service at the National Cancer Centre Singapore with an academic clinical interest in hereditary cancer syndromes and translational clinical cancer genetics. Dr Ngeow is funded by the National Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist Award and Ministry of Health to explore how gene-environmental interactions predisposes to cancer initiation and progression and the implementation of genomics into routine clinical care. Dr Ngeow is one of the Principal Investigators of the Health for Life in Singapore Study (HELIOS), a state-of-the-art multi-ethnic population cohort study.
Rick is a bioinformatician who combines computer science, statistics, population genetics and genomics to develop and apply novel algorithms and software in the research and analysis for pathogenesis and molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases, including monitoring of antimicrobial resistance for public health surveillance. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore.
Before joining NTU as an Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases, Kevin Pethe gained expertise in R&D in the private sector as research investigator at the Novartis Institute for Tropical Disease (Singapore), and at Institut Pasteur Korea (2011-2014) where he held various positions, including head of the department, and acting CEO. He is an expert on infectious diseases, in particular on therapeutics development for difficult to treat bacterial infection such as tuberculosis or non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM)
Dr. Puah Ser Hon is a Senior Consultant Respiratory Physician and Intensivist working in the Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Department in Tan Tock Seng Hospital where he currently leads as the Head of Department.
He started his career as a House Officer in Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu, the main city of the state of Sabah in Malaysia in 2004. He subsequently worked in Tawau General Hospital in the town of Tawau, which is also in Sabah, and eventually went back to Queen Elizabeth Hospital under the Ministry of Health, Malaysia. He joined Tan Tock Seng Hospital in 2011 and was trained both in Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine. He is also He is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and a Clinical Lecturer for Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine from the National University of Singapore.
He is a keen educator and enjoys teaching. He recently acquired the International Masters of Science in Health Professionals Education from Maastricht University. He was previously the Programme Director for the National Health Group Respiratory Medicine Residency Programme and Clinical Director for the Respiratory Therapist services in Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
He regularly conducts lectures and bedside tutorials for Residents and non-Resident Medical Officers, at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.
His field of interest includes obstructive airway diseases, bronchiectasis and acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Dr RUAN Wen is a senior consultant with the Department of Cardiology at National Heart Centre Singapore. Her clinical speciality interest is in echocardiography and pulmonary hypertension. She completed her postgraduate MRCP (UK) in 2012. On successfully completed her Advanced Specialty Training in Cardiology in 2015. She received scholarship from Singapore Health Manpower Development Plan and went on further training in pulmonary hypertension in Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, UK in 2018. Since returning to NHCS, she runs a pulmonary hypertension clinic, and is an active member of multidisciplinary pulmonary hypertension team.
Dr Sewa Duu Wen obtained his medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2003. He completed his specialty training in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, as well as Intensive Care Medicine in 2012 and 2014 respectively.
Dr Sewa’s areas of interest include advanced respiratory failure, pulmonary hypertension and lung transplantation. In 2013 and 2015, he was twice awarded the Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) Award for training in intensive care medicine and lung transplantation at University Health Network, Toronto, Canada, and then at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK for training in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. He is part of the multi-disciplinary team member of the pulmonary hypertension service in National Centre and is the medical director for lung transplantation programme in Singapore. He is currently serving as the Head of Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine in Singapore General Hospital.
Dr Kiran Sharma, is the Deputy Head, Department of Intensive Care Medicine and Consultant, Department of Respiratory Medicine at Sengkang General Hospital in Singapore. She is also the Clinical Lead for the Pleural Medicine. She did a short pleural fellowship at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Australia. Her special interest includes Pleural Medicine, Rapid Response Team, Code Blue Resuscitation and Pulmonary Embolism. She is actively involved in teaching of undergraduates, postgraduates and advanced critical care nursing.
Asso. Prof Sng Li-Hwei Is a Senior Consultant at the Central Tuberculosis Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Singapore General Hospital. She served the Head of CTBL and has been in various biosafety and TB guidelines committees of the Ministry of Health, Singapore, and the Singapore Tuberculosis Elimination Program. Her interests are in laboratory diagnosis of mycobacteria, in particular, the identification and epidemiology of multidrug resistant organisms.
Sun Tao is the Advanced Practice Nurse in Home Ventilation and Respiratory Support Service (HVRSS) of Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Trained in China, she started as an enrolled nurse in a multi-disciplinary ICU in Singapore. 10years of ICU experience enabled her to became the first nurse in HVRSS in 2012. Over the years, she led HVRSS nurses to venture and expand in the scope of service, such as tracheostomy tube change by 2 nurses without a doctor in patient’s home. Her interest is in education and training in the community. She is committed to improve the knowledge and skills of professional and non-professional caregivers in long term ventilation.
Asst Prof. Angela Takano is a Senior Consultant with the Department of Anatomical Pathology at Singapore General Hospital.
She completed her pathology training in the United States of America at Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital, followed fellowships in Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology Fellowship at Harford Hospital in Connecticut, and Oncologic Pathology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
She dedicates to clinical work in general pathology, pulmonary pathology and cytopathology, as well as teaching medical students and residents and collaborating in lung cancer research with the Lung Cancer Consortium of Singapore.
Dr Tam is Senior Consultant and founding Head of Thoracic Surgery at the National University Heart Centre, Singapore. He is also an Associate Professor of Surgery at the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He obtained the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with First Class Honours (BSc Hon) and Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree at the University of Alberta, Canada, and underwent Thoracic Surgery residency training at the University of Manitoba in Canada. He also earned the Master of Education and Master of Science degrees from the University of Manitoba in Canada. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC). He was a Clinical Instructor at the Advance Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Centre at the University of Pittsburgh in USA.
Dr Tam specialises in performing advanced minimally invasive surgery using single-port techniques with Uniportal Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (UVATS). He was an early pioneer in UVATS lobectomy, performing the first UVATS lobectomy in 2009. He is a champion of enhanced recovery protocols and opioid free analgesia to maximise patients’ comfort, well-being and quality of life after surgery. He leads a high-performance team of thoracic surgeons with excellent surgical outcomes and is passionate with educating the next generations of thoracic surgeons in Singapore and Asia.
Dr Tam specializes in translational clinical research encompassing two domains. The first is applied surgical science in the clinical domain, which includes minimally invasive techniques, enhanced recovery protocols, opioid free analgesia, pain reduction techniques, surgical devices and pneumo-static sealants. The second domain is translation of basic scientific research to clinical applications, which includes mapping of specialise cells in the lung, extracellular vesicles, exosomes, miRNA, and liquid biopsies for early lung cancer detection. He has many research publications in top high-impact international-refereed journals, including Science, Nature, Cell, Immunity, New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Thoracic Surgery and other top journals in the field of Thoracic Surgery.
Dr Tam is a passionate educator, accomplished faculty developer, and esteemed academic leader. He is currently the Chairman of the Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Residency Advisory Committee at the Ministry of Health, Singapore. He is the Chair of the Multi-disciplinary Lung and Thoracic Cancer Programme at the National Cancer Institute, Singapore. He holds numerous leadership roles and administrative appointments, and has won multiple awards in clinical excellence, research, and education.
Clin A/P (Dr) Tan has been a Family Physician cum senior consultant for the past 15 years. He is a Fellow with the College of Family Physicians Singapore and Academy of Medicine who graduated as one of the six pioneer group of clinicians in the Master in Clinical Investigations in NUS. Since his appointment as Director of Research in SHP in 2012, A/P Tan has been coaching medical and nursing undergraduates, Family Medicine Residents and Family Physicians in Family Medicine Research. His research interests focus on improving person-centred care via technology and innovation. A/P Tan is also the recipient of the Humanity Award in 2006 for research relating to SARS, SingHealth Excellence Award for Clinician in 2012. He is the first family physician to receive the NMRC Clinician Innovator Development Award in 2019 to develop a novel internet of thing system to promote smoking cessation. Recent awards received are NMRC Clinician Innovators Development Award (CIDA) in 2020, Singapore Public Administration Bronze Medal (Pingat Pentadbiran Awam Gansa) in 2021, Singapore Health Quality Service Superstar Merit Award in 2022 and Duke NUS Master Academic Clinician award in 2022. He has published more than 120 papers in peer-reviewed journals and received awards for oral and poster presentations at various WONCA and Family Medicine Conferences.
Dr Tan Geak Poh is a consultant respiratory physician who is currently practicing at the Department of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Dr Tan’s main interest is in the field of clinical pulmonary physiology and sleep medicine. Dr Tan completed a fellowship in advanced pulmonary function testing, sleep and non-invasive ventilation at the Department of Pulmonary Physiology and Sleep Medicine, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Australia. He leads the TTSH Respiratory Function Laboratory since 2017 and initiated new services including impulse oscillometry and cardiopulmonary exercise testing. He is actively involved in laboratory quality improvement projects and multi-center research in the validation of spirometry reference equations. He is a Fellow at the Academy of Medicine Singapore and Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh.
Dr Tan Shera is a respiratory physician and intensivist with special interest in Tuberculosis and Nontuberculous Mycobacteria. She is currently the clinical director of the TB Control Unit. Dr Shera received her training at National Jewish Health in Denver, USA. She is heavily involved in the clinical care of TB patients, including those with Multi-drug Resistant TB, as well patients with complex non tuberculous mycobacteria diseases due to underlying immunodeficiency.
Dr. Tan Yi Hern completed his medical education in Singapore and graduated from National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2011. He completed Singhealth Respiratory Medicine Senior Residency in 2019 and Advanced Specialist Training in Intensive Care Medicine in 2020. He is part of the Interstitial Lung Disease team at Singapore General Hospital and his other interests include pulmonary infections in immunocompromised hosts as well as intensive care.
Augustine Tee is Deputy Chairman Medical Board (Medical Disciplines) and Senior Consultant Respiratory Physician & Intensivist at Changi General Hospital, Singapore. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor with SingHealth Duke-NUS, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in Singapore. Dr Tee has been engaged in leading roles at various Respiratory professional bodies such as the Chapter of Respiratory Physicians, Singapore Thoracic Society, Asthma & Allergy Association, Society of Intensive Care Medicine, and Residency Advisory Committees at both Respiratory Medicine and Internal Medicine, where he is also an examiner for the specialist exit exams. He is the ex-Co-chair of the Ministry of Health (MOH) COPD Service Improvement Team and member of the MOH Agency for Care Effectiveness expert group on the Appropriate Care Guides for COPD diagnosis.
Professor W.S. Fred Wong received his PhD in Pharmacology from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He did his postdoctoral training in the Lilly Research Laboratories at Indianapolis and in the Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Division at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Professor Wong joined the Department of Pharmacology at The National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1995 and since built the Respiratory Pharmacology Laboratory. His research interest is to identify therapeutic targets and to discover and develop novel drug molecules for the treatment of chronic airway inflammation including asthma, COPD and pulmonary fibrosis. Professor Wong was ranked top 2% of scientists worldwide in 2022.
Dr. Kim Hoong Yap is a senior consultant respiratory physician. He completed his advanced specialist training in Respiratory Medicine in 2012 in Singapore. This was followed by sub-specialty fellowship training in pleural disorders, thoracoscopy and endobronchial ultrasonography in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia in 2014. He was also a fellow in interventional pulmonology in Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand in 2016. He currently leads the Pleural Service in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. He holds a position of Clinical Senior Lecturer in Yong Loo Lin, School of Medicine, National University Singapore and Faculty Member of the National Healthcare Group (NHG) Respiratory Medicine Residency Program. His interests include pleural infections, thoracoscopy and lung cancer diagnostics.
Dr Chan Yeow graduated from National University of Singapore , Faculty of Medicine ( now known as Yong Lu Lin School of Medicine) in 1994 . He completed Anaesthesiology training in 2003. He underwent a fellowship in Intensive Care Medicine in Melbourne, Victoria in 2004 ( at both the Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, and The Alfred). He obtained the European Diploma of Intensive Care in 2006.
In 2009, he was appointed the Director of the Home Ventilator Service, which was renamed the Home Ventilation and Respiratory Support Service subsequently. This service currently receives mainstream MOH funding, and is the only de facto adult complex home ventilation service in Singapore.
The HVRSS team underwent a team fellowship in Paris ( L’Hopital Pitie-Salpetriere) and Paris ( the Royal Brompton Hospital) in 2010. The team has hosted numerous visiting experts, and has conducted courses in chronic ventilation locally and in the region.
The HVRSS team currently looks after more than a hundred and eighty complex ventilation users, and has cumulatively looked after more than four hundred ventilation users. In 2022, the team was awarded the Service Delivery Excellence Award of the Public Sector Transformation Awards 2022.
Dr Chan Yeow is interested in philosophy, history and traditional martial arts. He practices Goju Ryu Karate and Taizuquan. He also plays the Erhu.
Assoc Prof. Barnaby Edward Young is a Senior Consultant at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases in Singapore. He holds a Ph.D. from Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he investigated influenza vaccination strategies in the tropics.
At NCID he has contributed significantly to the understanding of COVID-19 through epidemiological and clinical characterization studies. He has published extensively on COVID-19, including studies on viral dynamics, immune responses, and treatment outcomes. With Dr Darius Beh he runs the Long COVID clinic at NCID which was established in November 2021. A/Prof. Young has also been involved in research related to influenza and pneumonia in tropical regions, aiming to improve year-round protection against influenza in older adults. His work includes clinical trials, systematic reviews, and investigations into vaccine effectiveness and immune responses.
In recognition of his research contributions, A/Prof. Young has received the National Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist Award, and the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) for his work during the COVID-19 pandemic.