Head of Department
MBBS, MMed (Anaesthesia), FAMS
Dr Ti Lian Kah is a tenured Associate Professor with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He joined the University in 1997 and now serves as the Academic Head and Research Director of the Department of Anaesthesia. He was also the immediate past Director of Undergraduate Education for the Department of Anaesthesia.
Dr Ti received his clinical training in Singapore, obtaining his MBBS and subsequently his Master of Medicine (Anaesthesia) from the National University of Singapore. His subspecialty is cardiac anaesthesia, and did his fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesia at Duke University, United States of America. Dr Ti is certified in Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography by the National Board of Echocardiography, USA.
Dr Ti is also the current President of the College of Anaesthesiologists Singapore, and a Council Member of the Academy of Medicine Singapore. He was previously the President of the Singapore Society of Anaesthesiologists as well.
Dr Ti has a balanced interest in Education and Research. In Education, he revamped the Anaesthesia curriculum for the School, and has led Anaesthesia to be amongst the best clinical postings based on student feedback over the last 5 years. In addition, he has published and secured grants in medical education topics, with 2 new medical education grants in 2016 alone. He has been conferred the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award twice, and the WHB Best Mentor awards twice.
In Research, Dr Ti has over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals, and actively mentors residents and students in research projects. His current research interests are in outcomes after cardiac surgery, conduct of anaesthesia, and medical education. In 2016, he mentored his resident and students to three international awards at the Winter Scientific Meeting of the Association of Anaesthesiologists of Great Britain & Ireland in London; and at the Meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists in San Diego.
Senior Consultant, Member of the Residency Advisory Committee
MBBS, MMed (Anaesthesia), FANZCA
Dr. Lee is currently working as Professor and Senior Consultant at the Department of Anaesthesia, National University Health System. He graduated in 1976 from the University of Singapore and obtained his Master of Medicine (Anaesthesia) and fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) in 1982 and 1984 respectively. He was awarded the Cecil Gray Prize by ANZCA in 1982. He also holds a certificate in acupuncture and moxibustion from the Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Beijing, PRC).
Dr. Lee has been involved in the process of training and examination in anaesthesia in Singapore since 1985. He was head of department from 1991-2003. He chaired the Specialist Training Committee and the Residency Advisory Committee (RAC) for anaesthesia from 2000-2013 and is still a member of the RAC. He had also served in many national committees - the Chinese Proprietary Medicine Advisory Committee (Chairman), Medicinal Advisory Committee, Specialist Accreditation Board, Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board, Scientific Review Committee on Claims of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and MOH Steering Committee for Joint Examinations with ABMS.
Dr. Lee had served in many national and international professional organizations - Singapore Society of Anaesthesiologists (President 1992 & 1995); Asian Australasian Regional Section of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (Chairman 1998 – 2002); Asian & Oceanic Society of Regional Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine (President 2005 – 2007); Temporary adviser to WHO (1999 – 2007); past and present member of Editorial Boards include Anesthesia and Analgesia, Pain Practice, Acta Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica, Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and Open Journal of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Lee was awarded the clinician mentor award by the Ministry of Health of Singapore in 2011 for his significant contribution to the specialty, and long service awards by the Ministry of Health, National University of Singapore, and the National University Hospital.
Areas of Interest – Clinical acupuncture and pain management; neurotransmitters for pain. Research and Publications – 71 publications in peer reviewed journals, 3 letters and 5 book chapters.
Senior Consultant, Director Division of Graduate Medical Studies, Director Division of Critical Care
MBBS, MMed (Anaesthesia), FFARACS, FANZCA, FAMS
Dr Chen Fun Gee graduated from the Faculty of Medicine National University of Singapore on April 1981. He completed his postgraduate training in Anaesthesia in Singapore in 1987. He underwent subspecialty training in Critical Care Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney in 1990. With an interest in medical education, Dr Chen underwent a 2-year Masters Health Professions Education course at Maastricht University Holland and graduated in 2016.
Dr Chen joined the Department of Anaesthesia National University Hospital in 1986 and became an academic staff of the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 1989. He subsequently held positions as Director of Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Clinical Director Anaesthesia, Vice Chairman Medical Board (Quality Assurance) and Head of Department of Anaesthesia (NUS and NUH). He completed his term as head and started his current position as Director Division of Graduate Medical Studies, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2010.
Dr Chen is a member of the Singapore Medical Council, the Singapore Specialist Accreditation Board and the Family Medicine Accreditation Board. He is the Co-Chair, Joint Committee of Specialist Training and Chair, Joint Committee of Family Medicine Training. He sits in advisory panels in licensing assessments in Advance Practice Nursing and Pharmacy Residencies. For his contributions in education, he was awarded a Public Administration Medal (Bronze) during the Singapore National Day Awards 2016.
Dr Chen’s research interest has been in the area of outcomes in critical care, airway devices, medical simulation as well as assessments in medical education, in particular residency training outcomes. He has been invited as a faculty internationally to talk on critical care management, use of airway devices as well as medical simulation in medical education. Dr Chen has also served as an anaesthesia examiner in postgraduate anaesthesia examinations in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
Dr Chen’s extracurricular interest is in Jazz music. He is a student of the saxophone and electric guitar and has performed publicly in D&Ds and celebratory events.
MBChB, MPhil, MD, FRCA
Joint Appointment as an Associate Professor in Dept of Anaesthesia
BSc (Pharm), MSc (Biopharmacy), PhD
Prof Low Chian Ming is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, National University of Singapore. He has been in the Department of Pharmacology since 2004. He also holds a joint appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Anaesthesia, National University Health System since 2009.
Prof Low completed his B.Sc in Pharmacy degree at NUS in 1992. He obtained his M.Sc. in Biopharmacy with Distinction from King’s College, University of London, UK, and his Ph.D in Pharmacology from NUS in 1998. He was given the Moss Prize in M.Sc (Biopharmacy) for being the overall Best Student, UK. Prof Low has served in many national and international professional organizations. He is currently a member of the NUSMed Graduate Programme Committee, Deputy Chairman of NUS IACUC and Deputy Director (Research Policies & Administration) in the Office of Deputy President (Research & Technology), NUS.
His research interests are in neuropharmacololgy, pain and neuroinflammation and precision medicine, and is now actively working on neuroprotective ligands targeting NR2B-containing NMDA receptors.
Clinical Head & Senior Consultant
MBBS, MMed (Anaesthesia)
Dr Wong has been practising as an anaesthetist for more than 10 years. His special interest is in anaesthesia for liver transplantation. He underwent a one year fellowship in UCLA, one of the busiest liver transplant centre in US, to gain invaluable working experience in 2001.
Dr Wong has been involved in the administration of the department as the clinical director for the last 5 years. He currently also serves as the vice-chairman of the OT committee.
Areas of Interests :
Senior Consultant, Vice Chairman Medical Board - Patient Safety and Quality, Core faculty, NUHS Anaesthesia Residency Program
MBBS, MMed (Anaesthesia)
Sophia Ang was a graduate of NUS medical school in 1990 and obtained her Master of Medicine Anaesthesia in 1995. She specialised in cardiac anaesthesia and completed a year of cardiac anaesthesia training in Massachusetts General Hospital in 1998 to 1999 and another year in Texas Heart Institute in 1999 to 2000.
She is accredited to do perioperative transoesophageal echocardiography by National Board of Echocardiography US in 1999 and recertified in 2014.
Sophia is interested in promoting and teaching patient safety. She is the Vice Chairman Medical Board for Patient safety and operations of the National University Hospital with interest in projects promoting patient safety such as critical laboratory test communication, reduction of failure to rescue and proper handover of care.
Sophia was awarded the Public service excellence Gold award in 2011 and was leader of the team awarded the Singapore National Medical Excellence Team award in 2012 for Communication of critical laboratory tests. She was previously a Patient safety consultant with the Ministry of Health and a representative at in the WHO High 5 Patient Safety Project in which her team in NUH was awarded best poster for implementation of correct site surgery in 2012 at WHO High 5 Project Seminar.
She was previously the President of Singapore Society of Anesthesia 2006, ex anaesthesia specialty editor for the Singapore Medical Journal and is a member of the Singapore Medical Council in 2013.
Areas of Interests :
MBBS, MMed (Anaesthesia), Master in Counselling
Dr Siau Chiang is a Senior Consultant with Department of Anaesthesia, National University Health System and Associate Professor with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He is a Core Faculty and a Program Evaluation Committee member of the NUHS Anaesthesiology Residency Program.
Dr Siau has a keen interest in the growth and adoption of simulation as a training tool for healthcare education. He is actively involved in the development, implementation and evaluation of medical undergraduate and postgraduate simulation-based curricula, interprofessional and patient safety education, simulation-based faculty development and debriefing courses.
Dr Siau’s clinical interests include peri-operative pain management and ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia.
MD, Diplomate American Board of Anesthesiology
Dr Jerry Ee is a Consultant Anaesthetist in the Department of Anaesthesia, National University Health System Singapore (NUHS). He received his Doctor of Medicine from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, USA in 1998. He obtained his Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology in 2005.
He has been in the department since 2010. His current practice at the National University Hospital includes all areas of general anaesthesia.
In addition to his clinical role, he is also actively involved in medical education including curriculum development. Dr Ee received the Teacher of the Year Award in 2015-16 from the Department of Anaesthesia, NUS.
Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia, NUH, Assistant Professor & Clinician Educator, Academic Support Advisor (Student Affairs), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, Patient Experience Officer, Department of Anaesthesia, NUH
MBBS, MMed (Anaesthesia)
Dr Loh May-Han obtained her medical degrees from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and went on to train in Anaesthesiology, receiving her Master of Medicine in Anaesthesiology (NUS) and was admitted to the Anaesthesiology Specialist Register.
Under the Academic Medicine Development Award, she completed her subspecialty fellowship in Obstetric Anaesthesia at King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women, Western Australia. She was a member of the task force comprising members of the Singapore Society of Anaesthesiologists (SSA) and the Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society of Singapore (OGSS) that published local guidelines for expectant mothers. She has lectured and moderated on topics related to Obstetric Anaesthesia, most recently at the Singapore Anaesthesia Refresher Course 2016.
Dr Loh is actively involved in medical education, including curriculum development, lecturing, mentoring, assessing and examining medical students at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. She has consistently received excellent teaching feedback scores from her students, and has received the Dedication to Teaching Award in 2013-2014, the Undergraduate Teacher of the Year Award in 2014-2015, and the Undergraduate Most Effective Teacher Award in 2015-2016 from the Department of Anaesthesia, NUS.
Serving on the Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Committee and as Patient Experience Officer, she is the driver in improving Patient Experience in the Department of Anaesthesia, NUH.
Dr Loh is also an active member of Singapore’s anaesthesia community. She served as the Treasurer of the Singapore Society of Anaesthesiologists (SSA) from 2011-2013 and played a pivotal role in organising the Anaesthesia Day 2015 Public Forum. She won the SSA’s CARES award in 2012, which was presented to the most all-rounded specialist trainee nationally, in recognition of her excellence in clinical, administrative, research and education, as well her contributions to the anaesthesia community.
Areas of Interests :
Senior Consultant, Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
MBBS, FANZCA, FAMS
Dr Terry Pan is a consultant anaesthetist with the Department of Anaesthesia, National University Health System, Singapore. He obtained his fellowship with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) in 2009 and successfully completed a year of fellowship in general paediatrics and liver transplant anaesthesia under the NUHS AMDA award at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, UK in 2012.
Besides clinical anaesthesia, Dr Pan has keen interest in technology-enhanced learning and the role of simulation-based training in healthcare education. He has conducted several workshops and successfully developed a simulation-based liver anaesthesia course for anaesthetists and anaesthetic assistants involved in liver transplantation. Dr Pan has also been involved in e-learning development work for NUS School of Medicine and is a member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Rationalisation and Implementation Committee.
Dr Pan is a current member of the Singapore Society of Anaesthesiologist and College of Anaesthesiologists, Singapore.
Senior Consultant, Associate Chairman Medical Board, Quality & Patient Safety, Core faculty, NUHS Anaesthesia Residency Program, Clinical Educator, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
MBBS, MMed (Anaesthesia)
Dr Poon is a Senior Consultant in the Department of Anaesthesia, National University Hospital (NUH). He completed a one year Pain Fellowship in Oxford Pain Relief Unit and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, in 2005. He has been involved in the care of acute, chronic and cancer pain patients in NUH for over 10 years. His clinical interests include the use of pharmacological, non pharmacological and interventional techniques in a multidisciplinary setting for the management of pain. He has been invited to talk on pain topics in local and regional meetings. He has also been involved in organising meetings and conferences in the field of Pain Medicine.
Dr Poon is currently Associate Chairman Medical Board for Quality & Patient Safety in NUH. He gives lectures and conducts patient safety workshops for both doctors and nurses.
Areas of interest :
Senior Consultant, Program Director, NUHS Anaesthesia Residency Program
MBBS, MMed (Anaesthesia), EDIC (ESICM)
Dr Addy Tan is a Senior Consultant with the Department of Anaesthesia, National University Hospital and Assistant Professor with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He currently holds the appointment of Program Director of the NUHS Anaesthesia Residency Program, Chair of the Examination Committee as well as member of the Subspecialty Training Committee for Intensive Care Medicine, JCST, Ministry of Health.
He graduated and completed anaesthesia training with the National University of Singapore. Subsequently he completed a fellowship program in intensive care medicine with the University Health Network, University of Toronto under the Ministry of Health, Health Manpower Development Program. His interests in medicine include nutrition for the critically ill, renal replacement therapy, mechanical ventilation, airway devices and medical education.
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