CARED FOR BY EXPERTS

Having a wealth of experience in both private service and public hospitals across a myriad of medical fields, our team of doctors are dedicated to helping you treat ageing across every aspect.

Our Medical Team

Dr Teo Cheng Peng

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Dr Teo Cheng Peng
Medical Director, Haematology
MBBS (Singapore), M.Med (Internal Medicine), FAMS (Haematology)

Dr Teo obtained his medical degree in NUS, post-grad qualification in 1984 and started his specialist training in haematology-oncology at NUS 1987. He then underwent further specialist training in stem cell therapy at Royal Marsden Hospital, UK.

He initiated and developed the Autologous Stem Cell Transplant programme at the Division of Haematology-Oncology, NUH and Department of Medical Oncology, SGH and was awarded another major grant by National Medical Research Council. With his interest in stem cell biology, he co-founded StemCord, the first private cord blood and stem cell bank in Singapore and achieved accreditation with the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), the most prestigious stem cell accreditation.

Along with his 30 years of clinical experience with NUH, SGH, Gleneagles Hospital, Dr Teo spearheaded the development of Stem Med, which specialises in Haemopoietic & MSC applications & Advance Cellular Therapy for Cancers. He also started the first MSC trial in liver cirrhosis in Singapore.

Currently, he is still active in his clinical practice in Parkway Cancer Centre and TalkMed Group and sits in the blood transfusion committees of both Gleneagles Hospital and Mt Alvernia Hospital. He also serves in Medical Advisory Board of Mt Alvernia Hospital since 2000 and is a member of Singapore Society of Haematology, Singapore Society of Oncology, International Society for Cellular Therapy.

Fellowship:

  • Academy of Medicine (Singapore)

Prof Brian Kennedy

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Prof Brian Kennedy
Chief Scientific Officer
Director, Centre for Healthy Longevity, National University Health System (Singapore)

Prof Brian Kennedy graduated from the Northwestern University with Bachelors in Mathematics and BMBCB (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Cellular Biology) in 1989. He then attained his Ph.D. in Biology, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with dissertation on Genetic and Molecular Analysis of Aging in Yeast.

Prof Kennedy is internationally recognised for his research in the basic biology of ageing and as a visionary committed to translating research discoveries into new ways of delaying, detecting, and preventing human ageing and associated diseases. He is a Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry and Physiology at National University Singapore and Director of the Centre for Healthy Longevity in the National University Health System. From 2010 to 2016, he was the President and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. Currently, he remains as a Professor at the Institute. Prof Kennedy also has an adjunct appointment at the USC Davis School of Gerontology. Prof Kennedy is also actively involved in Biotechnology companies, serving in consulting and Board capacities, as well as Scientific Director of Affirmative Health. Prof Kennedy also serves as a Co-Editor-In-Chief at Aging Cell.

Fellowship

  • Gerontological Society of America

Award and certifications

  • Denham Harman Award for Research by American Ageing Association, 2017
  • Gerontological Society of America Fellow, 2015
  • Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar Award, 2012
  • National Institute of Aging Nathan Shock Award, 2010
  • Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star in Aging Research Award, 2009
  • Kavli Fellow, 2009
  • Julie Martin Mid-Career Award in Aging Research, 2008
  • Searle Scholar, The Chicago Community Trust, 2003-2006
  • American Federation for Aging Research Junior Faculty Research Grant, 2003-2004
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, The Leukaemia Society, 1997-2000

Prof Matt Kaeberlein

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Prof Matt Kaeberlein
Fund Scientific Advisor

Prof Matt Kaeberlein graduated from the Western Washington University with Bachelors in Biochemistry and Mathematics in 1997. He then attained his Ph.D. in Biology, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2002 and did his post-doctoral work in the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington.

Prof Kaeberlein’s research interests are focused on understanding the biological mechanisms of aging to facilitate translational interventions that promote healthspan and improve quality of life. He has published more than 200 scientific papers and has been recognized by several prestigious awards, including investigator awards from the Ellison Medical Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association, the Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star in Aging Research Award, the Murdock Trust Award, the NIA Nathan W. Shock Award, and the Robert W. Kleemeier Award for outstanding research in the field of gerontology.

Prof Kaeberlein’s scientific discoveries have generated substantial public interest, with featured stories in major media outlets including the New York Times, the Today Show, CNN, Popular Science, Time Magazine, Scientific American, NPR, USA Today, National Geographic, and many others. Prof Kaeberlein’s contributions to science have been recognized by his colleagues through awarding of Fellow status with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Aging Association (AGE), and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA).

Prof Kaeberlein is also currently appointed as Adjunct Professor in Genome Sciences and Oral Health Sciences at the University of Washington. Additionally, he serves as CEO and Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Aging Association (AGE). He is also the Director of the University of Washington Healthy Aging and Longevity (HALO) Research Institute, Director of the NIH Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging and Director of the Biological Mechanisms of Healthy Aging Training Program.

Dr J. Yong

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Dr J. Yong
Head Doctor, Geroscience
MBBS

Dr Yong obtained his medical degree from National University of Singapore and developed continuous strong interest in geroscience, medical nutrition and longevity.

As his career developed, he became very interested in longevity and the profound role that nutrition and lifestyle can play on disease prevention, healthy ageing and lifespan. With his years of research and experience during his practice, he would be able to develop a bespoke nutrition and longevity consultancy dedicated to improve people’s healthspan and longer lives.

Dr Nuraini Amalina Binti Mujahid

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Dr Nuraini Amalina Binti Mujahid
Aesthetic Doctor
MBBS

Dr Nuraini Amalina obtained her medical degree from Universitas Andalas and a Diploma in Advance Aesthetic from Aesthetic Academy Asia, Kuala Lumpur.

Her interests lie in pigmentation and anti-ageing with her discovery in her passion in medical aesthetics after witnessing how her patients feel more confident as their skin condition improved during her practice of treating several patients with skin problems. She hence started pursuing accreditation for various aesthetics procedures such as fractional laser, ultra-sound lasers, skin rejuvenation and pigmentation laser and accumulated many years of clinical experience.

Our Medical Advisory Board

Dr Leong See Odd

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Dr Leong See Odd
Medical Director, Nephrology
MBBS (Singapore), M.Med (Int Med), MRCP (United Kingdom), FRCP (Edinburgh), FRCP (London), FAMS (Renal Medicine)

Dr Leong obtained Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 1986, and proceeded to attain his Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine and was accepted as a resident in the Department of Medicine in 1991. This achievement was followed by the admission, as a member, into the Royal College of Physicians in the United Kingdom, one of the leading membership organisations for over 32,000 physicians across the globe with the aim of improving patient care and reducing illnesses.

Apart from being one of the co-founders of Stem Cord Private Limited and its Chief Executive Officer, Dr Leong is also the physician in charge of multiple dialysis centres in Singapore, a consultant nephrologist at Gleneagles Hospital and a visiting consultant at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Dr Leong was also awarded the Health Manpower Development Programme fellowship, reserved for top performers in healthcare, to train in Guy’s Hospital, a leading Nephrology Centre in the United Kingdom. In 1996, he was also admitted as a fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore.

Dr Leong’s clinical interests include diabetes, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), glomerulonephritis, kidney diseases and kidney failure.

Board certification

  • MBBS (Singapore)
  • MMED (Int Med)
  • MRCP (UK)
  • FRCP (Edin)
  • FRCP (London)
  • FAMS

Dr Kenneth Thean

Medical Director, Medical Aesthetics Plus icon

Dr Kenneth Thean
Medical Director, Medical Aesthetics
MBBS (Singapore), FRCS (Glasgow), FRCS (Edinburgh)

Dr Kenneth Thean graduated with MBBS (Singapore) in 1981, and attained Membership to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a Surgical Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Dr Thean is also qualified as a Specialist Physician in 2004 with dual accreditation in Endocrinology and Internal Medicine.

Being known for his interests in Medical Lasers globally, he has been appointed as the Key Opinion Leader for many Aesthetic Energy Based Devices to treat the skin and body. He was invited to give talks and lectures regionally and internationally. His interest in the skin and body treatment has also earned him a seat as one of the members on Cynosure Asia Pacific SculpSure Steering Committee, where he continues to impart his knowledge and medical know-how to his fellow doctors through international medical conferences as he continue to improve and provide solutions to achieve better results for our patients.

Dr Thean has held senior positions in many hospitals including Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital, Parkway Hospitals, and Executive Health Screening Centres. He had been a member of the Medical Advisory Board of both Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Gleneagles Hospital.  While he was with Singapore’s Ministry of Health, he worked in the National Skin Centre, National University Hospital, Singapore General Hospital, Changi Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, and Toa Payoh Hospital. He was also the founder Administrator, and helped establish Singapore’s National Skin Centre in 1988.

Fellowship

  • Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow)

Mr Stephen Newman

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Mr Stephen Newman
Advisory Board Member

Mr Newman obtained his training certificate from Mt Gravatt Technical College, Queensland and Management certificate from Kilkenny Technical College, South Australia. He is the Chief Technology Officer and Executive Officer, Global Research & Development of Menicon Co Ltd and is responsible for their global research and development and product development divisions.

Originally trained and employed as a cartographer, Mr Newman has been involved in virtually all aspects of contact lens manufacture and design. His contact lens experience extends from the design and production of PMMA & RGP scleral lenses. His experience and expertise include the design and production management of custom clean room facilities to house contact lens manufacturing.

During his career, Mr Newman has co-published international scientific papers and contributed to a number of leading textbooks via authoring and co-authoring relevant chapters. He has contributed to co-operative research programmes and lectured on contact lens manufacture and design at many international conferences around the world and at all of the Optometry Schools in Australia’s Universities.

He has patented many contact lens designs and specialised manufacturing techniques on behalf of his employers and holds a number of international patents both on his own and with his partner. He received the Australian Design Award in 1989 on behalf of Capricornia for a co-patented Toric Lens design and for his prosthetic lens tinting process. A multifocal toric lens design he created and licensed (SA Multifocal toric) won the Silmo Award in Europe for most innovative lens design of 1997. He was also recognised in the Top 100 Australian Inventions.

Whilst he was Managing Director of Capricornia Contact Lens Pty Ltd, Capricornia was awarded the Business Achiever of the Year by the Logan Chamber of Commerce, South East Queensland for three consecutive years. In July 2006 at an international presentation in New York, Mr Newman unveiled one of Clearlab’s newest and innovative products, a flat pack packaging designed to revolutionise contact lens usage. The patented packaging was subsequently awarded a position and honoured as one of the most innovative package designs of the year by Brand Packaging in its annual publication 2007 Design Gallery, for its innovation that increases functionality and fulfils unmet consumer needs. It has since won virtually every major design award in the world.

He was also the National Research and Development Manager for an American multi-national corporation, Hydron Inc. He pioneered the use of lasers in the marking of contact lenses for the purposes of toric axis location observation, co-designing a CO2 laser marking system with an Adelaide company, Laserex. He also pioneered a number of contact lens-related technologies such as lens tinting and pediatricaphakia lenses on behalf of Hydron.

He spent ten years as a co-founder and director of Capricornia Contact Lens Pty Ltd in Queensland, Australia working as Research Director and finally as Managing Director, remaining as a shareholder/partner today. He was also retained as an external consultant, specialising in lens design, by Vistacon, Johnson & Johnson Ltd from 1998 to 2001. He co-patented certain toric and aberration type designs with them during this tenure.

Dr Chan Hsiang Sui

Medical Director, Gastroenterology Plus icon

Dr Chan Hsiang Sui
Medical Director, Gastroenterology
MBBS, MMed (Surg), FRCSEd, FAMS

Dr Chan Hsiang Sui is a consultant general surgeon. After graduating from the National University of Singapore in 1986, Dr Chan was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1991. That same year, Dr Chan completed his Masters in Medicine (Surgery) in 1991. In 1997, he was made a fellow of Academy of Medicine (Singapore). Dr Chan went on to pursue his further training at Massachusetts General Hospital as a Clinical Fellow in the Department of Surgery. He also had his Surgery training at Lahey Clinic in Burlington Massachusetts, where he functioned as a Chief Resident in the Department of General Surgery.

Prior to his current position, Dr Chan was practicing as a consultant surgeon at the Department of Surgery, Singapore General Hospital and the Department of Surgical Oncology at the National Cancer Centre.

Outside his primary practice, Dr Chan volunteers his medical services in disaster relief programmes. Dr Chan was the general surgeon involved in a medical relief mission for the Bali bombing tragedy in 2001 as well as the Sri Lanka tsunami in 2004. He was also part of the medical relief team to the Haiti earthquake in 2010.

Dr Chan Wan Xian

Heart Failure Intensivist, Cardiology and Echocardiology Plus icon

Dr Chan Wan Xian
Heart Failure Intensivist, Cardiology and Echocardiology
MBBS, MRCP (UK)

Dr Chan Wan Xian obtained her  Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 2001 and was admitted as Member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom in 2006. She went on to complete her Advanced Specialist Training in Cardiology at the National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS), in 2009.

Dr Chan’s main clinical expertise are heart failure and mechanical heart support, cardiomyopathies, valvular heart disease and cardiac imaging including echocardiography and nuclear cardiology techniques. She was awarded scholarship to pursue her sub-specialisation training in Advanced Heart failure and cardiac transplantation at the Toronto University Health Network in Canada. During her fellowship in Toronto, she also received training in Cardiomyopathies and Cardiac Imaging (including Nuclear Cardiology imaging and Echocardiography). Subsequently, she was awarded a team scholarship and pursued further training in in Women’s Heart Health services at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA and the Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Canada.

Dr Chan was formerly Senior Consultant and Co-Director of the Women’s Heart Health service at the National University Heart Centre, Singapore. She currently is Assistant Professor of the Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

During her term at the NUHCS, she led the transitional and home care services for complex heart failure patients. She was awarded the Outstanding Collaborating Physician Award in 2016 at the National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore. The initiative also won Merit award in the Quality Improvement project in 2016 at NUH.

Dr Chuang Hsuan-Hung

Medical Director, Cardiology Plus icon

Dr Chuang Hsuan-Hung
Medical Director, Cardiology
MBBS, MRCP (UK), MRCP (London), M.Med (Int Med), FAMS, FRCP (Edin), FESC, FCCP, FASE, FAHA, FACC

Dr Chuang Hsuan-Hung graduated with Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 1994. Following his Cardiology fellowship training at the National Heart Centre of Singapore, Dr Chuang was awarded scholarships from the Ministry of Health of Singapore and the National Heart Centre to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, the number one heart centre in the United States.

During his two-year stint, Dr Chuang sub-specialised in heart failure and heart transplant intensive care, and genetic heart diseases. He also pursued training in advanced cardiovascular imaging, during which he was involved in the research and development of numerous state-of-the-art cardiac imaging techniques and their applications in interventional cardiology and stem cell therapy. In 2006, he spent a sabbatical period as a fellow at the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, USA for training in cardiac and peripheral CT.

Prior to his appointment as a Consultant Cardiologist and Intensivist at Gleneagles Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Dr Chuang held the post of Senior Consultant Cardiologist at the National Heart Centre of Singapore, and Clinical Lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. He has lectured extensively in Asia-Pacific region. He has been a lecturer with the American College of Sports Medicine and is an advisor to the Singapore Sports Council. He has been appointed as a board member of the Singapore Heart Foundation and Senate board of the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS).

As recognition for his numerous publications and contributions towards the advancement of cardiovascular care and research, Dr Chuang has been admitted as Fellow of many Associations. He is also an active member of numerous international societies.

Board certification

  • Council on Clinical Cardiology
  • Council on Cardiovascular Radiology & Intervention
  • Interdisciplinary Working Group on Functional Genomics & Translational Biology in the American Heart Association

Fellowship

  • Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • American College of Cardiology
  • European Society of Cardiology
  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • ASEAN College of Cardiology

Dr Goh Ping Ping

Clinical Exercise Specialist, Cardiology and Echocardiology Plus icon

Dr Goh Ping Ping
Clinical Exercise Specialist, Cardiology and Echocardiology
MBBS, MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edin), FAMS, Diplomate, National Board of Echocardiography, USA

Dr Goh Ping Ping graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 1988. She specialised in Internal Medicine, obtained her MRCP in 1992 and further specialised in Cardiology at the National Heart Centre, Singapore. Her sub-specialty is Echocardiography for which she did a clinical fellowship in Cardiac Imaging at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA.

Dr Goh has vast experience in managing patients with a broad spectrum of cardiovascular disease. Her sub-specialties include transthoracic echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, pharmacological and exercise stress echocardiography. She is also proficient in performing transradial coronary angiography. She personally performs or vets through all her echocardiograms done in clinics.

She has worked as a Cardiologist in various public institutions in Singapore. In 2007, she was appointed Chief of the Department of Cardiology in Changi General Hospital. In particular, she was the key driver of the Acute Myocardial Infarction Programme which provides advanced and comprehensive care to heart attack patients. At the national level, she was served on the National Standing Committee for Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Services from 2012 to 2014 and the National Resuscitation Council from 2008 to 2011.

She is a strong advocate of Preventive Cardiology. This has led her to become a Clinical Exercise Specialist accredited by the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr Goh is also actively involved in promoting the prevention of cardiovascular disease, particularly in raising the awareness of heart health in women. She has been the official spokesperson of the Singapore Heart Foundation’s Go Red For Women Campaign since its inauguration in Singapore in 2006.

She had been an Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Yong Loo Lin Medical School, National University of Singapore and also an examiner of the PACES examination held jointly with the Royal College of Physicians in UK. She served as a member of the Cardiology Specialist Training Committee/Residency Accreditation Committee from 2007 to 2014.

Fellowship

  • Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)
  • ASEAN College of Cardiology
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA

Dr Gwee Kok Ann

Medical Director, Gastroenterology Plus icon

Dr Gwee Kok Ann
Medical Director, Gastroenterology
MBBS, FAMS (Gastroenterology), FRCP, PhD.

Dr Gwee obtained his medical degree from National University of Singapore in 1985, completed his gastroenterology training at National University Hospital, Singapore, undertook further training in UK and Canada, and was awarded a PhD from University of Sheffield for his thesis on Post-infectious IBS.

He is a leading authority on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and constipation, being the lead author of the Asian Consensus on IBS, Probiotic Consensus of the SEAGMA, and as well, a member of the Rome Committee that publishes international guidelines for research and management of functional GI disorders.

He was past president of the IBS Support Group (a patient self-help group), the ANMA (an Asian expert panel organisation dedicated to the science and practice of neurogastroenterology and motility), and recipient of the Rome Foundation Research Award 2014. Dr Gwee is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the National University of Singapore.

In addition to the management of stomach, liver and bowel disorders, Dr Gwee provides expertise in the management of dyspepsia, indigestion, gas-related complaints, bowel habit training and dietary management of food intolerance, refractory GERD and H pylori infection, and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. His specific hepatology interests are the management of fatty liver and hepatitis E.

Dr Gwee’s research on irritable bowel syndrome, the role of probiotics in clinical management, post-infectious IBS, the roles of melatonin, sleep disturbance and gluten sensitivity in IBS, endoscopic evaluation of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, and the effect of Helicobacter pylori treatment in dyspepsia has been published in international journals like the Lancet, Gut and American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Board certification

  • MBBS (Singapore)
  • M Med (Internal Medicine), MRCP (UK)
  • PhD (Sheffield)
  • FAMS (Gastroenterology)
  • FRCP (London), FRCP (Glasgow)

Dr Ho King Hee

Consultant Neurologist & Physician, Neurology Plus icon

Dr Ho King Hee
Consultant Neurologist & Physician, Neurology
MBBS (Singapore), MRCP (UK), FAMS, FRCP (Edin)

Dr Ho King Hee spent several years teaching Neurology and Internal Medicine at the National University of Singapore before leaving in 2001 for private practice in the Gleneagles Medical Centre. He retains Visiting Consultant responsibilities at National University Hospital. In the late 1990s he obtained postgraduate fellowships at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London and Oxford University, for sub-specialty training in giddiness and disorders of balance as well as electrophysiology of the nervous system respectively.

Dr Ho has published extensively on headache epidemiology in Singapore and was Founding President of the Headache Society of Singapore. He has been involved in Singapore Ministry of Health Clinical Practice Guideline workgroups for headache and cancer pain. He enjoys his occasional responsibilities as an external examiner for postgraduate Family Medicine candidates in Singapore and continues to teach primary care physicians and neurology trainees.

Board certification

  • Chapter of Physicians, Academy of Medicine Singapore
  • Headache Society of Singapore
  • Pain Association of Singapore
  • Clinical Neuroscience Society

Dr Jeremy Chow

Medical Director, Cardiology and Electrophysiology Plus icon

Dr Jeremy Chow
Medical Director, Cardiology and Electrophysiology
MBBS, MRCP (UK), MRCP (London), M.Med (Int Med), FAMS, FESC, FHRS

Dr Jeremy Chow graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and obtained Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine from the National University of Singapore in 2001 and 2006 respectively. In the same year, he was admitted as Member to both the Royal College of Physicians of United Kingdom and the Royal College of Physicians of London.

Dr Chow is a highly skilled cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He performed all his diagnostic coronary angiography via radial approach and performed numerous electrophysiology studies and ablations with both radiofrequency and cryotherapy. He is also a very experienced implanter for cardiac implantable electronic devices. This includes all pacemakers and defibrillators (ICD). In particular, Dr Chow has vast experience with implanting the state-of- the-art multipolar left ventricular lead for cardiac resynchronisation therapy and in managing complex cardiac device upgrades and lead extractions. He is also currently a Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS) by the Heart Rhythm Society, USA.

He has special interest in the management of atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention and participates actively as a member of Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation association. His other clinical interests include the management of supraventricular tachycardias and outflow tract ventricular tachycardias as well as cardiac device management for symptomatic bradycardias and sudden cardiac death prevention.

Dr Chow has vested interest in clinical research and has made significant contributions to cardiology education and training. His publications and presentations ranged from interventional cardiology to cardiac electrophysiology and complex cardiac device management. He is also a reviewer in numerous high impact cardiology journals.

Prior to his current appointment as a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at Gleneagles Hospital, Mt. Elizabeth Hospital and Mt. Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Dr Chow held the position of Consultant Cardiologist in Changi General Hospital and is a Visiting Consultant at the National Heart Centre, Singapore. He was also a Clinical Lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore from 2006 till 2013. He is currently still a Visiting Consultant with National University Hospital Singapore.

Board certification

  • Singapore Medical Association
  • Singapore Cardiac Society
  • Heart Rhythm Society
  • European Heart Rhythm Association
  • Asian-Pacific Heart Rhythm Association

Fellowship

  • Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Chapter of Cardiologists
  • European Society of Cardiology
  • ASEAN College of Cardiology

Dr Lim Beng Hai

Medical Director, Hand & Microsurgery Plus icon

Dr Lim Beng Hai
Medical Director, Hand & Microsurgery
MBBS (Singapore), M. Med. Surgery (Singapore), FRCS (Edinburgh), FAMS (Hand Surgery), Senior Fellow Christine Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery (USA)

Dr Lim obtained his medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 1985 and his Master of Medicine in 1990. He also joined the Fellow Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in the same year. He went on to receive Advanced Hand Surgery Traineeship and was accredited as a Specialist in Hand Surgery in 1998. Dr Lim did his fellowship in Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery at the Christine Kleinert Institute in the USA for Hand and Microsurgery in 1994. He was awarded the Senior Fellowship in Hand Surgery by the University of Louisville Hospital. Upon his return to Singapore he was appointed the Adjunct Assistant Professor to the Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, USA.

Prior to entering private practice, Dr Lim served as a consultant Hand Surgeon at the Singapore General Hospital where he went on to become Chief of the Department of Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery at the National University Hospital.

Dr Lim has published widely and his innovative surgical techniques are internationally recognised by the hand surgery community. His pioneer techniques are cited in texts, including Green’s Operative Hand Surgery, Atlas of Hand Clinics and Grabbs Encyclopedia for Flap Surgery. Dr Lim’s research interests include the Distal Radial Ulnar Joint, flexor tendon repairs and training and certification in microsurgery.

Fellowship

  • Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
  • Hand and Microsurgery at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute
  • Christine M Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
  • Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS) for Hand Surgery

Award and certifications

  • Dr Lim Chong Eu Gold Medal, 1997
  • Malaysian Young Scientist Award (2nd) 1978/79
  • President, King Edward VII Hall of Residence, 1984/85
  • KEVIIAN Award 1985
  • Journal of Engineering in Medicine, “Strain rate effect on the failure properties of tendons” 2004 PE Publishing Award
  • Prof BB Joshi Orator 2010 (Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand)

Dr Matthew Winter

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Dr Matthew Winter
Senior Physiotherapist
BSc (hons) Phyt(UK), MAHPC, MSPA, CFMP

Dr Matthew graduated from Nottingham University (UK) and is currently undertaking his postgraduate clinical doctorate degree with a focus in orthopaedics from the USA. He has had a wide range of hospital and private experience in both acute medical and outpatient musculoskeletal care.

Clinically, Dr Matthew has a particular interest in shoulder, neck and hip conditions and consistently looks to uncover the source of injury, pain and dysfunction from a fully holistic perspective ensuring a patients mechanics, environment, nutrition and biochemical environments are all optimised to ensure optimal return to function. He has completed further training in services as wide ranging as nutrition, functional medicine, dry needling and acupuncture. As a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, he seeks the underlying causes of pain and dysfunction through an in-depth history and examination to prescribe a treatment plan that deals with root cause, putting the body in the best position to heal itself.

His broad range of interests combining his work as a Sports Physiotherapist for the Singapore Rugby Union, dealing with pitchside trauma and sports injuries with his other interests of chronic musculoskeletal pain and Functional Medicine. He has held positions as pitchside medical lead for medical teams supporting international rugby events and educates medical professionals in emergency care in sport and now sits on a medical advisory committee for Singapore Rugby Union.

Dr Ngoi Sing Shang

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Dr Ngoi Sing Shang
General Surgeon, General Surgery
MBBS (Singapore), FRCS (Glasgow), FRCS (Edinburgh), M. Med (Surgery)(Singapore)

Dr Ngoi obtained his medical degree from National University of Singapore in 1981 and completed Master of Medicine (surgery) (Singapore) in 1986. He was admitted as Fellow to the Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow) and the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh).

Prior to the settlement as a Private Consultant at the Gleneagles Hospital, Dr Ngoi had held several posts as Medical Officer, Senior Tutor, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor and Consultant Surgeon at both the Singapore General Hospital and the National University Hospital, Singapore. His clinical interests include colorectal surgery, general surgery and laparoscopic surgery, particularly cholecystectomy, appendectomy, hernia repair and adhesiolysis. He also has interests in endoscopy, including gastroscopy and ERCP.

Dr Ngoi had also several academic attachments at Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Endoscopic Unit, St. Marks Hospital, United Kingdom, and Department of Surgery, The New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Centre.

Fellowship

  • FRCS (Glasgow)
  • FRCS (Edinburgh)

Dr Quah Hak Mien

Medical Director, Colorectal Surgery Plus icon

Dr Quah Hak Mien
Medical Director, Colorectal Surgery
MBChB, M.Med (Surgery), FRCSEd, FAMS (General Surgery)

Dr Quah Hak Mien graduated from the University of Bristol (United Kingdom) in 1997. He received the majority of his training in Singapore but had the opportunity to train overseas in surgery at Glan Clwyd Hospital, United Kingdom in 2002. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore in 2005. He went for his fellowship training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, USA in 2006 and focused his clinical training and research on colorectal cancer, in particular, sphincter-preservative surgery for rectal cancer and recurrent pelvic cancer operations. Dr Quah was formerly Consultant at the Department of Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital and a Visiting Consultant to the Department of Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Centre of Singapore. He also held concurrent appointment of Adjunct Assistant Professor with Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and National University of Singapore.

Dr Quah’s clinical interests are in the areas of prevention, endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer. He is proficient in all aspects of minimally invasive Colorectal surgery and General Surgery and endoscopy (Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy). He is experienced in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery for colon and rectal cancer, gallbladder, hernia and appendicitis surgery. Another area of interest is that of perianal diseases and haemorrhoids (piles). He is also skilled in the treatment of functional bowel disorders and pelvic floor disorders, such as patients suffering from chronic constipation, obstructed defaecation syndrome, faecal incontinence and rectal prolapse.

Dr Quah focused his research on colorectal cancer, laparoscopic surgery, and treatment of anorectal diseases and piles.

Board certification

  • MBChB
  • M.Med (Surgery)
  • FRCSEd
  • FAMS (General Surgery)

Fellowship

  • Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh
  • Academy of Medicine of Singapore
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, USA

Award and certifications

  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award (Silver Award), 2010
  • Service With A Heart Award, 2010
  • HMDP Award 2009: Pelvic Floor Disorder Service – An Organisational Initiative & Cluster Based Service
  • Service With A Heart Award, 2009
  • Singapore General Hospital 10 years Long Service Award, 2008
  • HMDP Award 2006: Colorectal Surgical Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA

Dr Richard Yuan-Tud Chen

Medical Director, Endocrinology and Internal Medicine Plus icon

Dr Richard Yuan-Tud Chen
Medical Director, Endocrinology and Internal Medicine
MBBS, MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edinburgh), FAMS

Dr Richard Yuan-Tud Chen graduated with an MBBS from the National University of Singapore in 1991. Thereafter, he attained Membership to The Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom) in 1999 and qualified as a Specialist Physician in 2004 with dual accreditation in Endocrinology and Internal Medicine.

Dr Chen is an Endocrinologist specialising in Diabetes and Thyroid disorders, with a special interest in Male Hypogonadism and the Endocrinology of Ageing, particularly in the area of Andropause in men. He was also elected to the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh as well as the Fellowship of Academy of Medicine, Singapore, in 2009. Dr Chen was appointed Chief of Endocrinology at Changi General Hospital (CGH), Singapore, from 2008-2014. Dr Chen was elected President of the Endocrine & Metabolic Society of Singapore (EMSS) from 2010-2012. Dr Chen has also served as a member of the Specialist Training Committee for Endocrinology in the Ministry of Health from 2009-2014.

Board certification

  • Academy of Medicine, Singapore

Fellowship

  • Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)
  • Academy of Medicine of Singapore

Award and certifications

  • Best Educator Award Medical – Postgraduate (Residency), CGH, 2014
  • Gold Award, Eastern Health Alliance Caring Awards, 2013
  • Gold Award, Singapore Health Quality Service Award, 2012
  • Best Service Award, CGH, 2012
  • Gold Award, Singapore Health Quality Service Award, 2011
  • Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence for AY2007/2008, 2009

Dr Seah Chee Seng

Medical Director, Plastic Surgery Plus icon

Dr Seah Chee Seng
Medical Director, Plastic Surgery
MBBS (Singapore), FRCS (Glasgow), FAMS (Plastic Surgery)

Dr Seah obtained his basic medical degree from the National University of Singapore. He was trained in plastic surgery at the Singapore General Hospital. He had further training in 1991 in microsurgical reconstruction at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei on a Microsurgical Fellowship.

Dr Seah was awarded the Singapore Health Manpower Development Plan Fellowship in 1992/93 and underwent advanced training in plastic surgery at the Department of Plastic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston and at the Harbourview Medical Centre, Seattle.

He was admitted as a Fellow in Plastic Surgery to the Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 1994. He was also accredited as a Specialist in Plastic Surgery by the Singapore Ministry of Health and by the Singapore Medical Council.

While serving in his capacity as Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Singapore General Hospital, he took charge of the National Burns Centre and played a key role in the set up of the skin culture laboratory as well as the intensive care beds and the operating theatre within the Burns Centre in 1994. He was a key member of the team that provided microsurgical reconstruction for lower limb trauma and head and neck and jaw reconstruction.

Besides reconstructive surgery, Dr Seah has special interest in Aesthetic Surgery of the face and body. This include endoscopic as well as minimally invasive surgery. He also keeps abreast of non-invasive Aesthetic Medical treatments. He is also particularly passionate about breast reconstruction following mastectomy for breast cancer as he was a key member of the team that pioneered breast reconstruction in Singapore in the 90s.

Dr Seah was the President of the Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons in 2004-05. He was a Visiting Consultant to the Singapore General Hospital and had also held Visiting Consultant positions at the National Cancer Centre, Changi General Hospital and Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Dr Seah has published several papers in the Academy of Medicine Journal, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Journal and the Asian Journal of Surgery.

Dr Stanley Chia

Deputy Medical Director, Cardiology Plus icon

Dr Stanley Chia
Deputy Medical Director, Cardiology
MBChB (Hon), MD, FRCP (Edin), FESC, FACC, FSCAI, FAMS

Dr Stanley Chia obtained the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Edinburgh Medical School, United Kingdom in 1997. He was accepted into the competitive Southeast of Scotland Medical Rotation Programme and underwent general medical training at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. He passed his postgraduate medical examinations within 3 years after graduation and was accepted as a Member of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh in 2000.

Dr Stanley Chia is an experienced Interventional Cardiologist and Physician with expertise in managing complex coronary artery disease and a variety of cardiovascular conditions. He is highly skilled in managing complex cardiovascular disease and difficult coronary interventional procedures, such as chronic total occlusion and calcified lesions. He specialises in performing coronary angiography and intervention using both the radial artery and femoral approach. He is an expert in using intravascular imaging, optical coherence tomography imaging, rotational atherectomy and complex bifurcation intervention techniques.

Prior to leaving for private practice, he was a Senior Consultant Cardiologist and Interventional Cardiologist at the National Heart Centre Singapore and performed more than 600 invasive coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention procedures each year. He was concurrently Clinical Senior Lecturer at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Medicine and Programme Director of the Cardiology Residency Programme.

He has published extensively on cardiovascular research in international peer-reviewed journals. Dr Chia is passionate about raising public awareness of cardiac disease. He has given many talks and interviews on cardiovascular disease in both English and Chinese language on television, radio as well as public forums in Singapore and overseas.

Dr Chia currently practises at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre and Gleneagles Medical Centre. He is also a visiting consultant at National Heart Centre Singapore, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital, Parkway East Hospital and Mount Alvernia Hospital.

Fellowship

  • Academy of Medicine Singapore
  • Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
  • American College of Cardiology
  • European Society of Cardiology

Dr Steve Seah

Medical Director, Ophthalmology Plus icon

Dr Steve Seah
Medical Director, Ophthalmology
MBBS, FRCS (G), M.Med (Ophth), FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth, FAMS

Dr Seah obtained his Bachelor of medicine and surgery in 1984 and three other fellowship degrees in ophthalmology in 1989. In the same year, he received his Master of Medicine in ophthalmology. Subsequently, he was admitted as a Fellow to the Academy of Medicine Singapore in 1993.

He is a senior consultant ophthalmologist with rich clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, cataract and refractive errors including presbyopia. He has invented a divide and scoop technique which make phacoemulsification surgery for cataract faster and safer. In addition, Dr Seah has also performed numerous glaucoma procedures including the complicated glaucoma drainage implant surgeries.

He was past president of the Singapore Society of Ophthalmology and was appointed head and senior consultant of Glaucoma Service in Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) as well as head of Glaucoma Research Unit in Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI). He was also the clinical senior lecturer in the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is the founding executive member of the Asian Oceanic Glaucoma Society (AOGS).

Dr Seah is especially active in China, and has been appointed the international scientific advisor to the Tianjin Eye centre and consultant to Xiamen Eye Centre. He was invited to co-chair for The Association for the International Glaucoma Societies (AIGS) committee on Global Glaucoma Research, WHO, and Prevention Glaucoma Blindness with Prof Harry Quigley, and nominated as a member of the Glaucoma Research Society, a prestigious organisation with membership limited to only 50 prominent glaucoma specialists in the world.

Active in the research of ophthalmology, Dr Seah is a member of many ophthalmic committees including the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Asia-pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, Singapore Medical Council and Ministry of Health drug evaluation panel. He has co-authored numerous book chapters, scientific papers, articles and abstracts in various scientific journals. His interests include glaucoma wound healing, epidemiology and angle closure glaucoma.

With over 30 years of experience in the treatment of eye conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma and refractive errors, Singapore eye surgeon Dr Seah is known for his experience and expertise in LASIK. A Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Singapore), Dr Seah is currently the Director of Steve Seah Eye Centre and a Visiting Senior Consultant Eye Specialist at the Singapore National Eye Centre.

Board certification

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (Fellow), 1989
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists, U.K. (Fellow), 1989
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Fellow), 1989
  • Academy of Medicine (fellow), 1994

Award and certifications

  • Distinguished Service Award, Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, 2006
  • Distinguished Service Award, Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, 2001
  • Distinguished Graduate in First National Service Command and Staff Course, 2000
  • Merit award for free paper presentation at SNEC first International Meeting, April 1993
  • Public Service Commission, Local Merit Scholarship, 1979-1984
  • First Prize, Biology essay writing competition organised by Ministry of Education, 1978
  • Special Achievement Award, Singapore National Eye Centre, 1997
  • Senior author for young investigator award project: The effects of perfluorocarbon gases in rabbit conjunctiva

Dr Tan Chong Hiok

Medical Director, Cardiology Plus icon

Dr Tan Chong Hiok
Medical Director, Cardiology
MBChB, MRCP (UK)

Dr Tan Chong Hiok graduated from Leicester University (UK) in 1989. He then underwent training in various sub-specialties and completed his cardiology training in 1999. After which, he went over to Sydney, Australia to hone his skills in echocardiology.

Dr Tan is considered to be one of the best physicians in terms of angioplasty skills in Singapore and has won a prestigious award in a global interventional event called the CTO Club. He is an accredited Echocardiologist certified to perform 2D echo, Treadmill stress echo, Dobutamine stress echo and Transoesophageal echocardiography. He has extensive experience in performing stenting of the left main artery and chronic total occlusion and in doing complex cases in patients who declined bypass surgery.

Currently, Dr Tan is the only cardiologist in Singapore who has undergone accredited training both in Echocardiology and Interventional Cardiology. Dr Tan returned to Singapore and worked in Changi General Hospital after his sabbatical in Sydney. During this time, he took up training in interventional cardiology. He also went to Seoul, Korea, to further develop his skills in angioplasty. The centre he trained in is one of the world’s leaders in stenting the Left Main artery. Upon returning to Singapore, he spearheaded intervention via the radial approach in Changi General Hospital.

Being duo-accredited, Dr Tan’s patients are assured of a well-balanced opinion. Maintaining a link with the academic centres also ensures that he remains on the cutting edge of technologies. Dr Tan is still actively involved in research and teaching. He returns to the public institutions regularly to supervise, teach and perform both echo and interventional cases. He is also an invited faculty member for various international conferences such as Asia PCR, TCTAP. He has also published several papers in his sub­specialty of echocardiology.

Dr Wong Mun Yew

Medical Director, Dermatology Plus icon

Dr Wong Mun Yew
Medical Director, Dermatology
MBBS (Singapore)

Dr Wong Mun Yew graduated with a Medical Degree and Diploma in Dermatology from the National University of Singapore.  Dr Wong practised clinical medicine for 7 years in Singapore before getting into investing. He is also the Founder & Managing Director of Imagene Labs, a genetics personalisation technology company aiming to improve preventive health and wellness through personalised health.

Dr Wong has worked more than 15 years in the investment industry. He is currently an Advisor at China-based venture capital firm Tai Partners, and Venture Partner for US Silicon Valley-based venture fund Builders VC. He is also a member of the Investment Committee for Ericsenz-K2 Global Unicorn Investment Fund I & II. Between 2013 and 2016, he was a Business Development Operating Partner at Formation8 Partners – a successful Silicon Valley technology venture capital fund where his focus was on technology companies in Singapore and South East Asia. He began his investment career in 2005 with Singapore government-linked healthcare private equity fund Bio*One Capital, before becoming Senior Vice President at EDB Investments (EDBI). He had served as a board director for Codexis Inc., Amaranth Medical Inc., and was board observer in Fluidigm Corp, Revance Therapeutics and Innovalight Inc.

Dr Wong gained experience in business development and operations in healthcare services, and spent time in China as Vice President (International Operations) at Parkway Pantai Limited.  He is also a member of the board of directors for School of Science and Technology in Singapore in a pro-bono capacity.

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