Shakina is a Senior Sleep Physiologist Singapore General Hospital and has been in this field for 21 years. She has experience in adults as well as Pediatrics Sleep Medicine (6 years In National University Hospital -Pediatrics Sleep Lab)
She attained her Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) certification in 2007 and Clinical Sleep Health (CCSH ) 2021.
Her role comprises of performing a range of diagnostic investigations and therapeutic interventions such as CPAP/BiPAP in the care of OSA patients and other clinical activities. She is also a part of the Chronic NIV team that cares for patients on long term BiPAP management. Shakina is responsible for educating junior employees to prepare patients for sleep studies and monitoring. She performs routine review of studies and provides feedback to employees to ensure the quality of sleep studies in SGH sleep lab is aligned with guidelines and standards of AASM. She works together with the ENT surgeons alongside a team of sleep technologists to manage the patients on Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulations (HGNS) therapy.
Dr Chai Gin Tsen is a senior consultant chest physician and intensivist in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. His main clinical and research interest is interstitial lung disease and he currently leads the interstitial lung disease service in the hospital. He is also the principal investigator in various local and multinational clinical trials related to interstitial lung disease and has published in peer review journals. He is also the core faculty member of the National Healthcare Group Respiratory Medicine Senior Residency programme and is an adjunct lecturer for Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at Nanyang Technological University.
As a Sleep Technologist with 3 years of experience, Kathy has conducted numerous ambulatory sleep studies and inpatient overnight sleep studies, as well as CPAP initiations for patients that are diagnosed with OSA. Kathy is also involved in conducting OMFT counselling to her patients who are recommended for it, and has contributions in the development of the OMFT service in Sengkang Hospital
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. Cheung is Head and Senior Consultant in the Division of Rheumatology at the National University Hospital, Singapore. He graduated in medicine from the University of New South Wales in 2002, and completed his internal medicine and rheumatology training in Sydney, Australia, before entering clinical research studies in the field of rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis and ultrasonography. Since working at NUH, he developed an interest in patients with anti-MDA5 dermatomyositis with rapidly progressive ILD. As such, he has been working closely with respiratory physicians in the management of patients with CTD-ILD in the NUH ILD clinic since its inception. In addition, he has been investigator in multiple clinical drug trials in rheumatology over the last 10 years, involved in guidelines development in the use of biologics internationally and past member of the OMERACT outcomes measures interest group.
Philip Eng is Senior Consultant Respiratory & ICU Physician at Mt Elizabeth Medical Centre and Associate Professor of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. Previously he was Head, Dept of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine at the Singapore General Hospital for 10 years, and past President of the Singapore Thoracic Society and past Regent of the American College of Chest Physicians. He was Congress President of the 4th Asia Pacific Congress on Bronchology (1997) and the 15th World Congress on Tobacco or Health (2008). He is currently on the Exco of the Asia Pacific Society of Respirology as Chairman of Education Committee. He was also past Head of the Clinical Respiratory Medicine Assembly and Bronchoscopy Assembly of the APSR. He has published more than 120 articles in peer reviewed international journals. His interests include ICU, Chest Radiology, Lung Cancer and Interventional Bronchoscopy.
Dr Huang Wanping is a principal clinical neuropsychologist and Head of Department of Psychology at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. She was awarded the Health Manpower Development Program scholarship by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in 2008 to pursue postgraduate studies in Clinical Neuropsychology at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Her doctoral thesis investigated the “Impact of pre-injury factors on neuropsychological outcome in adults with severe traumatic brain injury: A cognitive reserve perspective. She is passionate about helping individuals cope with the multitude of psychological, cognitive, emotional and behavioural changes following traumatic brain injury, stroke, and debilitating neurological conditions so as to optimise recovery and rehabilitation, and enhance quality of life.
Nur Izzianie is currently a Senior Sleep Physiologist at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). In a career spanning 12 years of experience, she has since attained both RPSGT (2013) and CCSH (2020). Izzianie’s dedication to teaching is further enhanced with the responsibility as a team member in the Education Team within SGH’s Sleep Centre, focusing on the importance and awareness of quality sleep in patients, and training colleagues of the Sleep Medicine fraternity from both within and beyond Singapore. Besides that, she is also responsible for outpatient NIV services in SGH, ensuring proper management of NIV patients, a clinical key towards reaching positive outcomes. She believes that only when a heightened awareness of the imperative role that sleep hygiene contributes towards a better quality of life has been accomplished, society will be incentivised with better health prospects, and invest their efforts accordingly.
Ms. Koay Way Inn is a trained clinical psychologist from Singapore General Hospital. She has many years of clinical experience working with different patient populations, and specializes in neuropsychological assessments. In recent years, she has also been providing psychotherapy services to patients with neurological conditions and sleep difficulties.
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. 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.
Dr Liew Mei Fong is a Senior Consultant in Respiratory Medicine and Critical Care at Alexandra Hospital (AH) and National University Hospital (NUH). She is also the Head of Division of Respiratory Medicine and director of the intensive care unit in AH. Her sub-specialty interests in asthma and bronchiectasis have spurred her to lead the Complex Airway clinic in NUH – a multi-disciplinary service for patients suffering from complicated and difficult-to-treat airway disorders, including severe asthma. She has published in several peer-reviewed medical journals, and actively takes part in post-graduate education efforts. Her tireless work has earned her several education awards in AH and NUH.
Dr Pang is a senior Respiratory Physician and Intensivist at Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore. Her clinical expertise and research interests are in Difficult-to-treat and Severe Asthma. She had the opportunity to train at Leicester Biomedical Research Centre, United Kingdom for the subspecialty of Severe Asthma in 2016-2017. She then set up and helms the Difficult Asthma Clinic Service in Tan Tock Seng Hospital since January 2018. She is also passionate about asthma education for patients through her role in the hospital’s Patient Education Steering Committee and Singapore National Asthma Programme.
Dr Pipetius Quah completed his Senior Residency in Respiratory Medicine in 2021 and Advanced Specialty Training in Intensive Care Medicine in 2022. He obtained his European Diploma in Intensive Care in 2022.
Dr Quah has a deep passion for medical education and serves as the Associate Programme Director for Internal Medicine, Woodlands Health, as well Clinical Lecturer for the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. His clinical interests are in interventional pulmonology, endobronchial ultrasound and medical thoracoscopy.
Senior Consultant and Head, Division of pediatric pulmonary medicine and sleep, department of pediatrics, NUH. Having received a MD degree in pediatrics from India, trained in pediatric respiratory medicine in Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool, UK and later Pulmonology Fellowship from Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, USA. Set up the first pediatric sleep lab in India and was involved in framing national guidelines for Asthma management in children and treating respiratory infections in children – in India. Has been actively involved in teaching postgraduates and Clinical fellows in Singapore for the past 13 years. He also runs international “Hands on Flexible bronchoscopy course” and “Hands on Pediatric sleep course” for pediatricians and pediatric pulmonologists of the region.
Dr Seet graduated from the University of Cambridge, UK in 1995. Her Histopathology training was done mainly in London, UK. She completed her specialist training (UK Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training) in 2003 and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, UK (FRCPath).
Dr Seet worked in the UK as a Consultant Pathologist prior to returning to her home country of Singapore and joining the department of the National University Hospital in 2009. She has subspecialist experience and interest in Cytopathology and Lung/thoracic pathology. She is also actively involved in all aspects of medical education in the department, both undergraduate and postgraduate.
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.
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.
Dr Soh Rui Ya is a consultant respiratory physician at the Department of Respiratory medicine, Sengkang General Hospital. Her main interests are in sleep medicine and chronic non-invasive ventilation. In 2019, she was awarded the Ministry of Health Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) award and completed a fellowship in sleep medicine at the Respiratory and Sleep medicine unit, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Australia and at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan. She leads the Sleep medicine service in Sengkang General Hospital and has been the service chief of the campus for the Singhealth Duke-NUS Sleep centre since 2018. She is a Fellow at the Academy of Medicine Singapore. Dr Soh is committed and actively involved in medical education. She is a clinical lecturer for the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, clinical assistant professor for Duke-NUS medical school and a core faculty member of the Singhealth Respiratory Medicine Senior Residency Program.
Ms. Tai Jia Yu is a registered sleep technician with 3 years experience working in sleep lab. She was trained to perform various types of sleep disorder related diagnostic tests and executing successful studies based on AASM guidelines. Ms. Tai is now currently working as a Respiratory technician in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. She was trained to conduct different types of Pulmonary Lung Function Test for patients and also performing sleep studies for patients in sleep lab.
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.
Asst Prof Tay Tunn Ren
Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Changi General Hospital
Clin Asst Prof Tay’s research interests are in asthma and severe asthma, and she has published in various peer-reviewed journals. She undertook a one year fellowship with the Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology department at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, and returned to set up the difficult asthma clinic in Changi General Hospital in 2017. She has received numerous education and clinical service accolades throughout her academic career.
Jaclyn is a Sleep Physiologist working at Sleep Centre, Singapore General Hospital (SGH) since 2016 and attained her RPSGT in 2019. She attended an Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy course by Australian Academy of Orofacial Myology in 2022 and co-led the OMFT clinic in Sleep Centre. Her work comprises of performing and analysing sleep studies as well as CPAP/BIPAP titrations. Jaclyn is also involved in the care of OSA patients, providing CPAP counselling and troubleshooting services. She is also part of the chronic NIV team that cares for patients on long term BIPAP, ensuring proper usage and management of therapy. In addition, Jaclyn works together with the ENT Surgeons and lead a team of sleep technologists to manage patients on Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation (HGNS) therapy.
Dr Felicia Teo is a respiratory and intensive care medicine physician based at The Lung Clinic, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, and visiting consultant to the National University Hospital, Singapore.
She underwent subspecialty training in Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London between 2014 to 2015, after which she helped established the Interstitial Lung Disease Service at the National University Hospital, working closely with specialty physicians in respiratory medicine, rheumatology, haemato-oncology and transplant medicine. She is actively involved in clinical research trials and is site-investigator for an ongoing national ILD registry. She continues to actively participate in local advisory board meetings and peer-reviewed literature in ILD.
Lynette is a radiologist at the National University Hospital, Singapore. She did her radiology training in Singapore with fellowships in cardiothoracic imaging at the Royal Brompton Hospital, United Kingdom. She has served as program director for 10 years and continues to be involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education. She is currently an examiner for the conjoint Singapore-Royal College of Radiologists examination, an accreditor for the Committee of Specialist Training in Singapore, deputy chair of the local ethics board and is on several national committees. She is also involved in several multicentre cardiac CT and MRI imaging research trials. She has authored and co-authored more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr Teoh is currently the Deputy Head of the Department of Paediatrics at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. He received subspecialty training in Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney in 2008, and returned to serve as the Head of Respiratory Medicine Service at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital from 2010 to 2022. He is also the Deputy Head of the SingHealth Duke-NUS Sleep Centre. He has a strong clinical and research interest in Paediatric Sleep, and has worked closely with other clinical departments and institutes to initiate multi-disciplinary collaborations and clinical services for children with sleep disorders.