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DR AUNG MYINT OO

Consultant, Dept of General Surgery

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Dr. Aung Myint Oo @ Ye Jian Guo is a Consultant Surgeon in the Department of General Surgery and a Deputy Chief Medical Information Officer in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. He is also a clinical senior lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and a clinical teacher at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.

Dr. Aung completed his basic and advanced surgical training in Singapore. He was awarded Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) scholarship to undergo his fellowship training in advance minimally invasive upper gastrointestinal surgery at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Korea. He is a member of international societies for endo-laparoscopic surgeons and bariatric surgeons. He is currently the scientific chairman of the Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of Singapore (OMSSS), and vice chairman of Chapter of General Surgeons, College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine Singapore. He also sits on the executive committee of SingSPEN (Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Singapore).

Dr. Aung is actively involved in both clinical research and teaching. He was awarded Ministry of Health Healthcare Research Scholarship in 2013 to pursue Master of Clinical Investigation (MCI) at National University of Singapore and he was conferred MCI in 2016. He is currently an instructor of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) courses. He is a core faculty/ faculty of the Surgical Residency programmes in Singapore. He is also an e-tutor of MSc in Surgical Science, Edinburgh Surgical Science Qualifications, UK and a Visiting Lecturer to the Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Medicine 1, Yangon in Myanmar.

ADJ A/PROF AKASH VERMA

Senior Consultant, Dept of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Dr. Akash Verma is a Consultant in department of Respiratory medicine at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. After obtaining the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), he trained at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, before obtaining his membership of Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom). Upon completion of advanced training in Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care, He was conferred a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS). Subsequently he was awarded the Health Manpower Development Program fellowship and was a visiting fellow in the department of Interventional Pulmonology at Mayo Clinic, University of Minnesota, USA, and Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, and university of Chicago. In the field of Respiratory medicine, he sub-specializes in Interventional Pulmonology and lung cancer and is trained in both flexible and rigid bronchoscopy, laser resection, airway stenting, Pleuroscopy, and Bronchial Thermoplasty.  He established Rigid Bronchoscopy service at Changi General Hospital and spearheaded the program for improving the efficiency at the existing shared bronchoscopy center to shorten the delay and waiting time for the bronchoscopic procedures. He has been a winner of the Best Service Award for consecutive two years at Changi General Hospital, and currently practices as a senior consultant in the department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore.

DR ANEEZ D.B AHMED

Chief of Service & Senior Consultant        

Thoracic Surgery & Thoracic Oncology

Department of General Surgery

Minimally Invasive & Robotic Thoracic Surgery

Tan Tock Seng Hospital Singapore

Dr Aneez is currently the Senior Consultant and Chief of Thoracic Surgery Division in Department of General Surgery in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. He has been a practitioner in the field of thoracic surgery and with special interest in thoracic oncology for more than a period of fifteen years.

 

After completion of his cardiothoracic training from National University Hospital, Singapore, he passed his Fellowship exams from the Royal college of surgeons of Edinburgh and was the Medallist in his final examinations. His interest in Robotic surgery has led him to be recognised as the first among the ASEAN cohort to get a Level III Certificate Specialist training in Robotic Thoracic Surgery from EACTS. With sabbaticals in Europe and USA for advanced training in robotic surgery, he now leads the training program for thoracic surgeons in ASEAN and South Asia.


In addition to his appointments within TTSH and across other local hospitals, he also serves as a champion for General Surgery in EAS in TTSH and is a member of iMig (International Mesothelioma Interest Group), ITMIG (International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group) and ISMICS (International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery) internationally. He is an examiner and an observer for the Royal College of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Singapore.

 

In 2019, Dr Aneez was elected as the President of Robotic Surgical Society of Singapore. His expertise and knowledge in minimally invasive thoracic surgery has led to numerous invitations as a speaker to conferences and workshops in the region. He is also a member of the ASEAN VATS Study Group, which aims to improve and advance the approach of minimally invasive surgeries in ASEAN. He also receives referrals from other hospitals in the country and other regions such as Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and U.A.E..

DR CHAN CHUNG YIP

Senior Consultant and Head, Dept of Hepatopancreatobiliary and Transplant Surgery,

Singapore General Hospital 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore 

Dr Chan is Senior Consultant and Head in the Department of Hepatopancreatobiliary and Transplant Surgery at Singapore General Hospital. He received further training as a clinical fellow in liver transplantation at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical Centre in Taiwan, and also laparoscopic HPB surgery at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital in Korea. He is keenly involved in developing and promoting laparoscopic HPB surgery in his hospital as well as in the regional countries. He is the lead surgeon in the living donor liver transplant program in his hospital. Besides clinical work, he has also obtained a Doctorate in Medicine from the National University of Singapore for his research work on gene discovery in pancreatic cancer. 

ADJ ASSISTANT PROF CLARAMAE CHIA SHULYN

Consultant

Division of Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore

Adj. Assistant Prof. Claramae Chia is a Consultant in the Division of Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore. She graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2005. She obtained her membership diploma for surgery in 2008 from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. In May 2013, she completed her advanced surgical training and joined as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. She then continued on to her subspecialty training in surgical oncology with a focus on peritoneal surface malignancies. In 2013, she was awarded the SingHealth Health Manpower Development Plan - Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Surgical Oncology Programme.

 

On the research front, she has been actively involved in clinical as well as basic science research since her basic surgical training. She has had publications in several peer reviewed journals. In 2008, she joined the Wee Kim Wee Laboratory of Surgical Oncology at the National Cancer Centre as a clinical research fellow and won the Singapore Millenium Foundation Grant for Associate Investigator for her translational work in nasopharyngeal carcinoma. One of the works of this project - Evaluation of Calbindin expression in primary nasopharyngeal carcinoma tissues as a marker of distant metastasis –won the Young Surgeon’s Award 2013 at the 2nd AMM-AMS-HKAM Tripartite Congress & 47th Singapore Malaysia Congress of Medicine. She is also a clinical tutor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine of the National University of Singapore. She also is involved with the teaching of the Duke-NUS student who rotate through their general surgery rotation.

DR FRANCIS HO CHO HAO

Consultant, Dept of Radiation Oncology, National University Cancer Institute of Singapore, NUHS
Visiting Consultant, Dept of Radiation Oncology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Asst Prof, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS

Dr Francis Ho is currently a consultant in Dept of Radiation Oncology, National University Cancer Institute of SIngapore and also a visiting consultant to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. With a special interest in geriatric oncology and liver radiotherapy, he is the co-lead of the geriatric oncology service in NCIS and also the Hepatobiliary tumour group radiation oncology lead.

PROFESSOR HO-SEONG HAN

Professor of Department of Surgery

Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital

Graduate from Seoul National University College of Medicine in 1984, and finished internship and residency of department of Surgery at Seoul National University Hospital in 1989.  Full time Professor of Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital.  The field of interest is hepatobiliary surgery and laparoscopic surgery. World first performed laparoscopic right posterior sectionectomy, central bisectionectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma,. total laparoscopic right side donor hepatectomy. Play an important role in many societies and presently be an editors of renowned journals, such as Ann Surgery, Surgery, Surgical Oncology, JHBPS, etc. Associate Editor of Digestive Surgery. 


Current President of Korean Society of HBP Surgery, ex-Chairman of Korean Society of Surgical Oncology, Vice president of IASMEN, ex-President of KSSMN(Korean Society of Surgical Metabolism & Nutrition) and current Chairman of Board of Director of KSPEN.
President of PENSA 2018.

PROFESSOR HO-SEONG HAN

Professor of Department of Surgery

Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital

Graduate from Seoul National University College of Medicine in 1984, and finished internship and residency of department of Surgery at Seoul National University Hospital in 1989.  Full time Professor of Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital. The field of interest is hepatobiliary surgery and laparoscopic surgery. World first performed laparoscopic right posterior sectionectomy, central bisectionectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma,. total laparoscopic right side donor hepatectomy. Play an important role in many societies and presently be an editors of renowned journals, such as Ann Surgery, Surgery, Surgical Oncology, JHBPS, etc. Associate Editor of Digestive Surgery. 
 

Current President of Korean Society of HBP Surgery, ex-Chairman of Korean Society of Surgical Oncology, Vice president of IASMEN, ex-President of KSSMN(Korean Society of Surgical Metabolism & Nutrition) and current Chairman of Board of Director of KSPEN.
President of PENSA 2018.

DR HUEY CHEONG WEI TERENCE

Head, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Service

Consultant, Department of General Surgery

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Programme Director, NHG General Surgery residency Programme

Tan Tock  Seng Hospital

Terence is currently head of the Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Service of the Department of 
General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He is an avid learner and educator and currently holds the post of Programme Director of the NHG General Surgery Residency Programme as well as an adjunct teaching role with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He enjoys the practice of surgery and appreciates the opportunities to train others, as well as to learn from others. 

DR JENS SAMOL

Senior Consultant Medical Oncology

Department of Medical Oncology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Adj Asst Professor at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Oncology, Johns Hopkins University

Dr Samol treats patients with all types of solid cancers, in particular patients with Gastrointestinal Cancers including the Hepatobiliary System, Thoracic Cancers and Head & Neck Cancers, and is involved in HIPEC. 

Dr Samol treats patients with haematological cancers, especially patients with lymphoid neoplasm such as Lymphoma.

Dr Samol has an interest in cancer genetics including genetic counselling. He is a PI and Co-I for many clinical research trials (phase I-III).

Dr Samol is an Assistant Professor of Oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA.

Dr Samol is an Adj Asst Professor at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and a Core Tutor for undergraduate students at LKC, Singapore.

PROFESSOR JIMMY B.Y. SO

Professor,  Department of Surgery
National University of Singapore
Head, Division of Surgical Oncology
National University Cancer Institute of Singapore (NCIS)
Head and Senior Consultant
Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery Service, National University Hospital Singapore

Prof Jimmy So received his surgical training at the National University Hospital, Singapore, where he was trained in Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Bariatric Surgery, Therapeutic Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery. He received fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA, and Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh, UK. His research interests include early diagnosis and novel treatment for gastroesophageal cancer and obesity.  Prof So has published over 150 research articles and received many research grants for his research. He is one of the principal investigators of Singapore Gastric Cancer Consortium. He was invited to speak at over 100 international and regional conferences including keynote lectures such as Yahya Cohen Memorial lecture by College of Surgeons, Singapore. He is also a member of the editorial board of a number of scientific journals including Gastric Cancer and Journal of Gastric Cancer.

DR KOH WEE YAO 

Senior Consultant, Dept of Radiation Oncology

National University Cancer Institute, Singapore

Dr Koh Wee Yao is a senior consultant radiation oncologist with the National Cancer
Institute of Singapore, National University Health System. He was trained in National Cancer Center, Singapore, National University Hospital, Singapore and Australia and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. He is involved very much with undergraduate education and is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He has interests in lung, breast and central nervous system cancer treatments and works across both Tan Tock Seng and National University Hospital. 

DR LAWRENCE QUEK

Senior Consultant

Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Department of Diagnostic Radiology
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Dr Lawrence Quek, Senior Consultant, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He graduated from Flinders University of South Australia. Dr Quek underwent radiology training in Singapore and became a fellow of Royal College of Radiologists and Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. He also obtained the Master of Medicine (Radiology), National University of Singapore. As a practicing radiologist, his interests are in vascular and interventional radiology. As an educator, he is an adjunct Assistant Professor in Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, teaching body imaging. He is also a senior clinical lecturer with Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

DR MATTHEW FLOOK

Consultant, Dept of Medical Oncology

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Dr Matthew Flook completed his undergraduate training at Imperial college London. He went on to complete his core medical training in London at the Royal Brompton & Royal Marsden Hospitals as well as at Imperial Healthcare nhs trust.  

Dr Flook completed his Medical Oncology training in London at Chelsea & Westminster, Hammersmith and Charing Cross Teaching Hospitals. He completed a Diploma in Cancer Sciences at the Institute of Cancer Research in London.

Dr Flook taught at Imperial college London, Warwick University, at NTU and LKC here in Singapore. He developed a teaching programme for junior doctors at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwick in Haematology and Oncology. Dr Flook worked as a clinical educator at LKC medical school.

Dr Flook has subspecialty research interest in Breast, Lung and Colorectal cancer as well as treatment in the neoadjuvant setting, molecular and genomic predictive biomarker driven treatment & immunotherapy. Dr Flook has publications in a number of peer reviewed journals and has been an investigator in a large number of clinical trials of all phases.

Dr Flook has participated as a faculty member and expert panellist at large international conferences such as the Asia Pacific Breast cancer conference 2018, 2019 and presented at international cancer conferences in Singapore, London and Kuala Lumpur.

Dr Flook is an expert in genetic predisposition (such as BRCA mutation and Lynch syndrome) and helped to set up and run the genetic predisposition service at Tan Tock Seng from 2017.

ADJ A/PROF PUA UEI

Senior Consultant, Dept of Diagnostic Radiology

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Dr Pua Uei is a fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE), the Royal College of Radiologists (United Kingdom), the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, and is the immediate past president of the Singapore Radiological Society. He is a founding member, board of director of the Society of Interventional Oncology (SIO), board member of the Asian Society of Tumor Ablation (ACTA) and executive council member of the Asian-Oceania Society of Radiology (AOSR). He also previously served as an International Visiting Professor for the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
 
His vast interests in interventional radiology include peripheral vascular & aortic intervention, oncologic embolization, tumor ablation, and cementoplasty. He was featured in the main stream media for his work in stentoplasty of osteoporotic fractures, cryoablation of renal tumors, percutaneous EVAR, transradial intervention and complex aortic endografting. 
He is active in medical education and is an Associate Professor of Radiology in the National University of Singapore. He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed publications.

ADJ ASST PROF KAUSHAL SANGHVI

Senior Consultant & Head
Upper Gastrointestinal & Bariatric Surgery Section

Dept of General Surgery

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

He is a senior consultant & Head of Upper GI & Bariatric & Metabolic surgery service in the department of General Surgery in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

A/A Professor Kaushal is the principal lead for Surgery for Lee Kong Chian Medical School @ NTU. He is the Core Faculty member for the GS & PGY1 residency programmes in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. His sub-speciality interests are in Gastric & Oesophageal cancers, metabolic & bariatric surgery, minimally invasive surgery, ERCP & advanced interventional Endoscopy.

After completing his Advanced Surgical Training in General Surgery, he did his fellowship in Bariatric/Upper GI surgery & ERCP/ Advanced interventional Endoscopy in Royal Brisbane & Woman’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia & Global Hospitals at Mumbai, India in 2014-15.

 

He is presently pursuing a Masters in Inter Professional Health Education from Massusschetes, Boston, USA. 2018.

DR SOON SING YANG

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

National Lead in Thoracic Surgery Training

Sarawak General Hospital Heart Centre, Malaysia

Dr Soon is consultant cardiothoracic surgeon from Sarawak Heart Center in Malaysia and is the national lead in thoracic surgery training. He has extensive experience in a wide range of adult cardiothoracic surgery and is highly passionate in developing minimally invasive therapies.  As recognition of his expertise in minimally invasive thoracic surgery, Dr Soon is a founding member of SEATS (South East Asia Thoracic Surgery Society), board member of ATEP (Asian Thoracoscopic Education Programme). He has frequent invitations to lecture on various international VATS courses. Dr Soon is also currently involved in setting up a minimally invasive cardiac surgical programme in his centre covering thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) and transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI).

 

Dr. Soon has published widely in peer review journals and is author of  several textbook chapters. He has set up the Malaysia National Lung Cancer Registry and also Malaysia Thoracic Surgery Registry to facilitate quality assurance, performance monitoring and enhancing research.
 
In addition to his persistence in developing an excellent clinical practice, Dr. Soon is also passionate about teaching and training. He embeds a culture of learning and mentoring in his organization. He hopes to impart his vision in developing doctors that are not only excellent clinicians but also contributors to the delivery of effective and innovative health services. He strives to constantly improve the quality of care and patients’ experience by showing leadership, empowering and educating his juniors, enhancing multi-disciplinary inputs and setting.

DR THOMAS HO

Chief of Service and Senior Consultant, Department of Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Chief of Surgery, Woodlands Health Campus

Thomas has spent almost 20 years in Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), initially as a surgical trainee before gaining full-time employment as a consultant. He has a keen interest in Surgical Oncology having undergone a 2-year clinical fellowship at the Tom Baker Cancer Center in Calgary, Canada. In late 2011, he started the HIPEC service for treatment of advanced GI and gynaecological cancers as well as the soft tissue sarcoma service. Today, the service has grown in strength and provides support within the Department of General Surgery as well as the Gynae-oncology Department at KKWCH. His other clinical interest involves around Head & Neck/ Endocrine Surgery. Thomas is concurrently Head of Service, Senior Consultant at TTSH as well as Chief of Surgery at the new Woodlands Health Campus.

A/PROF VALERIE LEE

Assistant Professor 

Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Valerie Lee, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastrointestinal Cancers at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer at Johns Hopkins.  She graduated summa cum laude with a BA in biochemical sciences from Harvard University in 2007.  She then went on to receive her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2011, and then remained on to complete her internship and residency in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian-Columbia.  In 2014 she attended Johns Hopkins to pursue her medical oncology fellowship and joined the faculty in July 2016.


She has a primary interest in the care of patients with gastrointestinal malignancies and has a particular interest in developing clinical trials for the treatment of patients with pancreatic cancer. She has developed multiple clinical trial proposals exploring the combinations of vaccine therapy and immunotherapy with radiation and traditional chemotherapy.  

DR YONG WEI PENG

Senior Consultant, Dept of Haematology-Oncology

National University Cancer Institute

Dr Yong Wei Peng is the research director and senior consultant from National University Cancer Institute, Singapore at the National University Hospital. Dr Yong obtained his medical degree and postgraduate training in University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

 

After completing an oncology fellowship at the National University Hospital, he was awarded the A*star international clinical pharmacology fellowship at the University of Chicago. Upon his return to Singapore, he was awarded the Clinician Scientist Award to further his research into personalized therapy.

 

In addition, Dr Yong leads the therapeutic arm of the Singapore Gastric Cancer Consortium and chairs the National Health Group Domain Specific Review Board. His clinical and research interests are gastrointestinal cancer and drug development.

PUBLIC FORUM

 

DR AUNG MYINT OO

Consultant, Dept of Medical Oncology

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Dr. Aung Myint Oo @ Ye Jian Guo is a Consultant Surgeon in the Department of General Surgery and a Deputy Chief Medical Information Officer in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore.

He is also a clinical senior lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and a clinical teacher at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.

Dr. Aung completed his basic and advanced surgical training in Singapore.  He was awarded Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) scholarship to undergo his fellowship training in advance minimally invasive upper gastrointestinal surgery at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Korea. He is a member of international societies for endo-laparoscopic surgeons and bariatric surgeons. He is currently the scientific chairman of the Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of Singapore (OMSSS), and vice chairman of Chapter of General Surgeons, College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine Singapore. He also sits on the executive committee of SingSPEN (Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Singapore).

Dr. Aung is actively involved in both clinical research and teaching.  He was awarded Ministry of Health Healthcare Research Scholarship in 2013 to pursue Master of Clinical Investigation (MCI) at National University of Singapore and he was conferred MCI in 2016.  He is currently an instructor of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) courses.  He is a core faculty/ faculty of the Surgical Residency programmes in Singapore.  He is also an e-tutor of MSc in Surgical Science, Edinburgh Surgical Science Qualifications, UK and a Visiting Lecturer to the Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Medicine 1, Yangon in Myanmar.

MR BALACHANDRAN JAYACHANDRAN

Principal Physiotherapist

Division of Allied Health Services, Woodlands Health Campus 

Mr Jayachandran has several years (20 years) of experience in healthcare as a critical care physiotherapist and clinical educator. He has won the Honour roll (2016) for being an outstanding Mentor for three consecutive years (2012 - 2015). He was part of the Early Mobilisation Team in Surgical Intensive Care and High Dependency Unit. He also led the "Early Mobilisation project in Surgical Intensive care and High dependency unit which clinched the Gold award for AHMA (Asian Hospital Management Award) award under the clinical practice improvement category in 2014 and Prestigious TTSH Milestone award in 2018 for the most impactful project to sustain and spread change. He was also part of the Tracheostomy Care Team in Tan Tock Seng Hospital and was successful in revising the tracheostomy protocol. He is part of a Core Faculty of Clinical Practice Improvement Program team at NHG and facilitates workshop and mentors CPIP projects. Additionally, he is core member of the Asia-Pacific Early Rehabilitation network and helps in spreading early rehabilitation in ICU regionally.  

DR DORIS NG

Senior Consultant, Dept of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Dr Doris Ng is a Senior Consultant in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. She also holds positions of Director of Nutrition Support Services, committee member of ERAS Implementation Committee and Nutrition Steering Review Committee and Clinical Teacher at the National University of Singapore Medical School and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. She is also a Visiting Consultant for Nutrition Support Team at Seng Kang General Hospital.

Dr Doris Ng graduated from the Queen’s University of Belfast, UK and completed her postgraduate specialist training in UK, including a PhD in Clinical Nutrition with the Institute of Human Nutrition, University of Southampton.

Dr Doris Ng is the Secretary of the Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (Singapore). She was the founding President and Scientific Chair for SingSPEN (2013-2018). She is the course organizer (2014-2019) and teacher (2019) of the ESPEN LLL Nutrition Course and also course director for Total Nutrition Therapy Course.

DR HOW KWANG YEONG

Consultant, Colorectal Service,
Department of General Surgery
Deputy Director, Endoscopy Centre
Program Director, Surgery in General
Chair, TTSH ERAS Committee
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Dr How Kwang Yeong is a consultant surgeon in the Colorectal Service of the General Surgery Department, Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
He specializes in minimally invasive surgery techniques for the treatment of colon and rectal conditions. He also completed a fellowship for advanced and recurrent pelvic cancers in Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia.
Dr How is a strong advocate for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery(ERAS). He played a key role in establishing the ERAS program in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, which is one of only 2 Centres of Excellence in recognized in Asia by the international ERAS Society. He is currently Chairperson of the TTSH ERAS Taskforce.
Dr How is also Program Director for the Surgery-In-General Program, Deputy Director of the Endoscopy Unit in his hospital and president elect of the Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (Singapore).
He is actively involved as a member in several national and hospital level committees in improving healthcare quality and value.

DR MATTHEW FLOOK

Consultant, Dept of Medical Oncology

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Dr Matthew Flook completed his undergraduate training at Imperial college London. He went on to complete his core medical training in London at the Royal Brompton & Royal Marsden Hospitals as well as at Imperial Healthcare nhs trust.  

Dr Flook completed his Medical Oncology training in London at Chelsea & Westminster, Hammersmith and Charing Cross Teaching Hospitals. He completed a Diploma in Cancer Sciences at the Institute of Cancer Research in London.

Dr Flook taught at Imperial college London, Warwick University, at NTU and LKC here in Singapore. He developed a teaching programme for junior doctors at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwick in Haematology and Oncology. Dr Flook worked as a clinical educator at LKC medical school.

Dr Flook has subspecialty research interest in Breast, Lung and Colorectal cancer as well as treatment in the neoadjuvant setting, molecular and genomic predictive biomarker driven treatment & immunotherapy. Dr Flook has publications in a number of peer reviewed journals and has been an investigator in a large number of clinical trials of all phases.

Dr Flook has participated as a faculty member and expert panellist at large international conferences such as the Asia Pacific Breast cancer conference 2018, 2019 and presented at international cancer conferences in Singapore, London and Kuala Lumpur.

Dr Flook is an expert in genetic predisposition (such as BRCA mutation and Lynch syndrome) and helped to set up and run the genetic predisposition service at Tan Tock Seng from 2017.

MS TERESA NG

Principal Dietitian, Dept of Nutrition & Dietetics

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Teresa graduated from Flinders University, South Australia with a Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics in 2008 and has completed a Masters in Advanced Dietetic Practice from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom in 2017 under the Tan Tock Seng Hospital In-Service Scholarship Program. She is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with the Dietitian's Association of Australia and has been with TTSH as a clinical dietitian since 2008.
 
With her keen interest in oncology nutrition, Teresa was conferred the Healthcare Manpower Development Programme Award in 2012 for the Nutritional Management of Head and Neck Cancer helped her to start up dietetic services for Head and Neck Cancer patients which she is currently managing at the TTSH Ear Nose and Throat Clinic and Radiation Therapy Centre. She subsequently managed the expansion of dietetics services for gastrointestinal cancer patients receiving radiation therapy and has recently completed a quality improvement project to improve pre-operative nutrition support for head and neck cancer patients undergoing major surgery. 

DR TROY DANIEL SULLIVAN

Senior Consultant, Dept of Medical Oncology 

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Dr. Sullivan runs the Cancer Survivorship Programme of Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) Medical Oncology. Although Dr. Sullivan is a general internist by training, he has been working in oncology for the past 13 years. He began working with Johns Hopkins Singapore (JHS) in 2006 providing general medical care and screening services for the JHS oncology patients and their families. While at JHS Dr. Sullivan became chairman of the quality and patient safety committee. In 2016, he completed a Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. He was subsequently elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
In August 2017, Dr. Sullivan opened the TTSH Cancer Survivor clinic. After moving to TTSH full time in November 2017 he became a faculty of both the departments of General Medicine and Medical Oncology.

DR WONG CHIN JUNG

Consultant, Dept of Rehabilitation Medicine

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Dr Wong is a physical medicine and rehabilitation consultant in the Department of Rehab Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. His interests include musculoskeletal rehab, chronic pain management and cancer rehabilitation. He completed his training in cancer rehabilitation at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Toronto in 2017. Currently, he leads the inpatient orthopaedic and trauma rehabilitation team. He also runs the cancer survivorship rehabilitation outpatient  clinics at the Singapore Cancer Society and the cancer rehab clinics in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He believes firmly in an interdisciplinary team approach in the management of rehabilitation issues in cancer patients and is interested in further developing cancer rehabilitation services in Singapore. 

DR VISHAL G SHELAT

Consultant Surgeon, Dept of Surgery

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Dr Vishal is attached with TTSH for 11 years now. He has completed senior clinical fellowship at Southampton General Hospital in advanced laparoscopic HPB surgery. 

He is Davies Foundation Scholar for Robotic Pancreas surgery fellowship at UPMC, Pittsburgh. 

He was also awarded ACS-NSQIP scholarship by American College of Surgeons.

He was awarded MOH-NRF Scholarship for Masters in Clinical Investigation with NUS. 

He has authored more than 80 papers and 5 book chapters. 

He actively contributes to undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, clinical research, clinical ethics and surgical training.