HOD & Directors

 

Prof Yong Eu Leong

Prof Yong Eu Leong

Head of Department
MBBS, MRCOG, PhD

Professor Yong is a full professor and Senior Consultant with more than 25 years in Obstetrics & Gynecology practice. His subspecialty interest is reproductive endocrinology, subfertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome. He is subspecialty certified in Reproductive Medicine/Endocrinology by UK Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists since 1992.

He has made important contributions to the understanding and treatment of male and female infertility. This work has led to deeper understanding on how androgen receptor mutations and polymorphisms cause sexual reversal in XY individuals and low sperm counts in subfertile males. Working with Molecular Diagnostics Center of NUH, these findings have been translated into novel genetic testing services for patients from Singapore and around the world.

He is one Singapore's leading medical researchers and has won numerous national and international research awards and is author and co-author of more than 200 papers, patents and abstracts. He is Director of NUS Consortium for Botanical Drug Development, a multidisciplinary group for the rigorous study and development of drugs of herbal origin to pharmaceutical standards. He was awarded a Ministerial Citation for outstanding contribution to research on the genetics of human fertility by the National Science and Technology Board in 1999, and awarded Clinician-Scientist Investigator award by the Singapore Biomedical Research Council in 2005.

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A/Prof Mahesh Choolani

A/Prof Mahesh Choolani

Research Director
MBBS, MMED, FAMS, PhD, FRCOG, FRANZCOG

A/Prof Mahesh Choolani, Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the National University Hospital and A/Prof at the National University of Singapore. He completed his PhD doctoral thesis at Imperial College, London, UK on Fetal Medicine. Professional experience includes appointments as Postgraduate Education in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, NUH; Chair of the National Healthcare Group Annual Scientific Congress; Deputy Chair of the National Healthcare Group Domain Specific Review Board; Chairman NLAM Clinician Scientist Unit; Co-chairman of the NUS Leadership in Academic Medicine Programme; and Chairperson of Teaching Faculty NHG-NUS Clinician Leadership in Research Programme.

Principal areas of research interest are: non-invasive prenatal diagnosis, early detection of epithelial ovarian cancer, and fetal mesenchymal stem cells for intrauterine fetal therapy. His research papers are published in leading UK and USA peer-reviewed journals.

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A/Prof Su Lin Lin

A/Prof Su Lin Lin

Director, Phase IV O&G Posting Director
Head, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
MBBS, MRCOG (UK), MMED

Dr Su Lin Lin completed her basic medical degree (MBBS) at The University of Melbourne and graduated with honours degree. She then worked in the United Kingdom where she obtained training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at various hospitals including Guy's and St Thomas' hospital in London. After obtaining her specialist qualifications – MRCOG (UK) and MMED (Singapore), she furthered and completed her advanced specialist training at National University Hospital.

Her current practice at NUH includes all areas of general Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Her special interest lies in maternal fetal medicine. She is also an Associate Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS.

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Professors

 

Prof P C Wong

Prof P C Wong

Senior Consultant, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
MBBS (Malaya), MMED (O&G, S'pore), FRCOG (UK), FAMS (S'pore)

Prof Wong completed his MBBS from the University of Malaya. He did his traineeship in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in the University Unit at the Kandang Kerbau Hospital in Singapore and obtained his MMed (O&G), MRCOG and FRCOG. His specialty is in reproductive medicine, in particular, infertility and assisted reproductive techniques.

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Prof Kuldip Singh

Prof Kuldip Singh

MBBS, MMED (O&G), MD, FRCOG (UK), M.A. in Population Research (Exon), FAMS

Prof Kuldip completed his basic MBBS degree at NUS in 1977. He obtained his MD from NUS in 1990. He has been in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, NUS since 1980, obtaining his MRCOG (UK) and MMED (O&G) in 1983.

His current practice includes all areas of general obstetrics & gynaecology. He has a special interest in Fertility Regulation and Family Planning, having obtained a MA in Population Research with Distinction from University of Exeter, United Kingdom.

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Prof Arijit Biswas

Prof Arijit Biswas

MBBS, MD (AIIMS), MD (NUS), FRCOG (UK), FAMS

Prof Biswas obtained his basic MBBS degree from Calcutta University, India where he was awarded the Gold Medal in aggregate as well as in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Pathology. He started his postgraduate training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India in 1981 and continued further advanced specialist training in UK from 1987. He obtained his MD in 1986 and MRCOG (UK) in 1989. He obtained the FAMS in 1999 and became a Fellow of the Royal College in UK (FRCOG) in 2001.

His current practice at the NUH includes all areas of general obstetrics & gynaecology, heading the Maternal-Fetal Medicine division of the department. His special interest is in the areas of prenatal diagnosis, antenatal ultrasound and high-risk pregnancies. He is currently also the Clinical Director of the department.

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Prof Ariff Bongso

Prof Ariff Bongso

Research Professor
Head of Reproductive Stem Cells Research Team
PhD (Canada), M.Sc. (Canada), D.Sc. (Singapore), F.R.C.O.G (ad eundem) (United Kingdom) D.V.M (Ceylon), F.S.L.C.O.G (Sri Lanka), D.Sc. (honoris causa) (Sri Lanka)

Ariff Bongso started off in veterinary medicine and later obtained an MSc in 1973 and a PhD with distinction merit rating from the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 1976. He earned a Doctor of Science (DSc) from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1995 and was awarded the Fellowship (ad eundem) of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRCOG) from the United Kingdom in 2003 and the fellowship of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FSLC0G) in 2004. He later was conferred an Honorary DSc from the University of Sri Lanka in 2005.

While at the National University of Singapore he held a Special Professorship at the University of Nottingham, UK between 1998-2000. For his outstanding contributions to research he was awarded the National Science award (Singapore) in 1988, the NUS Outstanding University Researcher award in 1997, National Science award (Singapore) again in 2002, the Asian Innovation award (Gold) from the Far East Economic Review in 2002, the Excellence for Singapore award in 2003 and the ASEAN outstanding scientist award in 2005.

He holds several patents and over 500 research publications in internationally refereed journals, conference papers and chapters in books. He was one of the founder scientists of Embryonic Stem Cell International (ESI), a Singapore registered Biotechnology Company. He is currently Research Professor and heads the Stem Cell research program in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore.

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Associate Professors

 

A/Prof A Ilancheran

A/Prof A Ilancheran

MBBS, MMED (O&G), FRCOG, MD, FAMS

A/Prof Ilancheran completed his basic MBBS degree in Singapore. He did his traineeship in Obstetrics & Gynecology in the University Department at the KK Women's Hospital. He obtained his MMED (O&G) in 1978 and his MRCOG in 1979. He then completed two years of fellowship in gynecologic oncology in the USA, UK and Taiwan between 1983 and 1985. He obtained his MD thesis in 1992.

His current practice includes all areas of gynecologic cancer, especially surgical management of advanced disease.

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A/Prof Chong Yap Seng

A/Prof Chong Yap Seng

MBBS, MRACOG, MMED (O&G), MD, FAMS

A/Prof Chong completed his basic MBBS degree at the National University of Singapore, before starting his postgraduate training at the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, National University Hospital in 1991. He obtained his MRACOG and MMED(O&G) in 1995. He received his advanced specialist training in the same hospital and became a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 1998. A/Prof Chong was also conferred a Doctor of Medicine degree by NUS in 2006.

His current practice at the National University Hospital includes general obstetrics & gynaecology as well as female and male sexual dysfunction. He is the consultant-in-charge of the Delivery Suite and has special interest in natural childbirth and breastfeeding.

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A/Prof Jeffrey Low

A/Prof Jeffrey Low

Head, Division of Gynaecologic Oncology
MBBS, FRCOG (UK), FRANZCOG (Austr-NZ), MMED (O&G), FAMS (O&G)

A/Prof Jeffrey Low is Head & Senior Consultant of the Division of Gynaecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS). He is also a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS. A/Prof Low graduated from NUS in 1987, obtained his O&G specialist qualifications in 1993, and underwent subspecialty training in gynaecologic oncology in Australia from 1997 to 1999. He is presently also Visiting Consultant in Gynaecologic Oncology for the Singapore General Hospital.

A/Prof Low's interests are in preinvasive disease, radical pelvic surgery, lymphoedema and in the organization of multidisciplinary medical and paramedical care for women with gynaecologic cancers. His research work includes phase 3 chemotherapy trials, HPV vaccine trials and investigating the use of spectroscopy for real time cervical screening.

A/Prof Low was the Past President of the Society for Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology of Singapore (SCCPS). In 2006, he initiated collaborative work between the WHO-IARC and Singapore for the screening and prevention of cervical cancer in rural South India.

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A/Prof Mary Rauff

A/Prof Mary Rauff

MBBS, FRCOG, MMED (O&G)

A/Prof Mary Rauff is an Associate Professor in the Department of O&G, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, and a senior consultant in NUH.

She is a graduate of NUS, obtained her MRCOG in 1976, Master of Medicine (O&G) in 1977 and her FRCOG in 1988. She joined the University Department of O&G, NUS in 1977 before going into private practice in 1990. She rejoined the University Department of O&G, NUS in July 2001 and has been working here since.

Her main field of interest is in Obstetrics but she has continued to do general gynaecology as well.

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A/Prof Wong Yee Chee

A/Prof Wong Yee Chee

MBBS, MMED (O&G), FRCOG

A/Prof Wong obtained his basic medical degree from University of Singapore in 1974, and underwent training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University's Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology between 1975 and 1978.

He obtained his MMed (O&G) and MRCOG in 1978/79. He received his sub-specialty training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Ultrasonography in UK & US Centers, under the China Medical Board Fellowship scheme in the years of 1983 and 1984.

He is currently practicing as Senior Consultant Obstetrician & Gynecologist in NUH, supervising the technical/clinical issues of the Antenatal Diagnostic Centre. His special interests are in areas of Antenatal Diagnosis, Ultrasonography in O&G, and menopausal management.

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A/Prof Fong Yoke Fai

A/Prof Fong Yoke Fai

Head, Division of Benign Gynaecology
MBBS, MRCOG (UK), FRANZCOG (Aust/NZ), MMED (NUS), FAMS

A/Prof Fong completed his basic MBBS degree at the National University of Singapore, and obtained his postgraduate qualifications in Obstetrics & Gynaecology from the UK College (RCOG), Royal Australian and New Zealand College (RANZCOG) in 1998, together with the MMED (NUS). He spent one year training under world renown laparoscopic surgeon Alan Lam in Sydney, and since returning to NUH, has been lead-surgeon in laparoscopic surgery, otherwise known as 'keyhole surgery' or 'minimally invasive surgery'.

His current interest is in the treatment of various gynaecological conditions such as endometriosis, fibroids, pelvic floor reconstruction as well as use of microsurgical techniques for e.g. tubal re-anastomosis or fertility enhancing surgery. He has conducted numerous workshops in laparoscopic surgery and has been an invited speaker to both international and local meetings. He is Program Director for the Advanced Laparoscopy Course for Gynaecologists at the Minimally Invasive Surgical Centre at NUH.

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A/Prof Chan Shiao-yng

A/Prof Chan Shiao-yng

MBBChir, MRCOG, PhD

A/Prof Chan graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1995 and became a member of the RCOG (UK) in 2000. She completed her specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2008 then practiced as a Consultant Obstetrician, heading an Endocrine Antenatal Clinic in the UK, until she joined NUH in 2014. Her clinical interest is in the management of pregnant women with medical disorders.

Having completed a PhD in 2004 and with the subsequent award of a prestigious 5-year Health Foundation Clinician Scientist Fellowship and grant funding from the MRC (UK) and other research charities, she had established a basic science research group at the University of Birmingham, UK. As a Clinician Scientist, she will now run a research programme at the National University of Singapore. Her particular research interest is in thyroid hormone and vitamin D action in fetal brain and placental development and function. She is also involved in the design and management of clinical trials of maternal thyroid status and pregnancy outcomes.

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A/Prof Chan Shiao-yng

A/Prof Fong Chui Yee

PhD, NUS

A/Prof Fong focuses on stem cell based therapies, cord blood banking, transplantation and haematopoietic stem cells expansion, gestational diabetes mellitus and aging.


Assistant Professor

 

Dr Citra Nurfarah Bte Zaini Mattar

Dr Citra Nurfarah Bte Zaini Mattar

MBBS, MRANZCOG, MMED (O&G)

Dr Citra Mattar graduated from the National University of Singapore Medical School in 1999. She underwent basic and advanced specialist training on Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the National University Hospital and Kendang Kerbau Women and Children's Hospital. She obtained her post-graduate degrees in 2004 and 2005; these were the MMed (O&G) Singapore and membership in the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

In addition to her clinical role, she also holds a post as a Research Fellow with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS. Her research interests range from Breastfeeding Medicine to Stem Cells and Fetal Gene Transfer.

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SENIOR CONSULTANTS

 

A/Prof Roy Ng

A/Prof Roy Ng

MBBS (India), FRCOG (UK), MOG (UK), FAMS (S'pore)

A/Prof Roy Ng obtained his basic medical degree from the University of Mysore, India. He is fully registered with the General Medical Council, UK after passing the Scottish Triple Qualification examinations. He did his postgraduate training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Urogynaecology in UK. He started and was in-charge of the Urogynaecology Clinic at KK Hospital from 1993-98, after which he has been in private practice.

A/Prof Roy Ng heads the Urogynaecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Division and attends to patients with urinary incontinence, frequency and urgency, difficulty with passing urine, urinary tract infections, bladder pain, painful sex and prolapse of the vagina, bladder, rectum and uterus. He treats such patients with a holistic combination of counselling, specialised investigations, conservative, medical and surgical treatments; performed mainly vaginally, including the latest minimally-invasive procedures.

 Read about A/Prof Roy's nomination as the Secretary of the International Urogynaecological Association (IUGA) Board


Dr Chua Tsei Meng

Dr Chua Tsei Meng

MBBS (S'pore), MRCOG (UK)

Dr Chua graduated from the NUS Medical School in 1985 and she underwent postgraduate training in O&G in the University Department of O&G, NUS. She obtained her MRCOG(UK) in 1991. She became a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1991. She was awarded HMDP Fellowship in 1994 and received subspecialty training in Fetal Maternal Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Her special interest is in the field of fetal maternal medicine, diabetic pregnancies, prenatal diagnosis, antenatal ultrasound and general gynaecology.

Currently she is a senior consultant at the National University Hospital and a clinical senior lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.


Dr Stephen Chew

Dr Stephen Chew

Head, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Division
MBBS (S'pore), MMED (O&G), FAMS

Dr Stephen Chew graduated from NUS (MBBS) in 1987 and obtained his higher degrees in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (MMed O&G; MRANZCOG) in 1993.

Dr Chew has a special interest in gynaecological laparoscopic surgery for which he trained in France (1998) and has authored a book on laparoscopic surgery and advanced endoscopic suturing.

Dr Chew is also a registered and trained IVF specialist who is actively involved in the care of subfertile patients at the Clinic for Human Reproduction at NUH.

He is currently practising Senior Consultant & Head of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Division.


Dr Winnie Wun

Dr Winnie Wun

MD (Can), MRCOG (UK), FRCOG (UK)

Dr Winnie Wun obtained her MD from the University of Ottawa, Canada, in 1972, her MRCOG (UK) in 1977, and her FRCOG (UK) in 1990.

She was trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in KKH and practised there and in NUH, and in various private hospitals in Singapore. She has since returned to fulltime practice in NUH.


Dr Vanaja Kalaichelvan

Dr Vanaja Kalaichelvan

MBBS (Madras), MMED (O&G S'pore)

Dr Vanaja is trained in maternal-fetal medicine and was a clinical fellow at the St George's Hospital, London in fetal ultrasonography. She is a consultant of the Antenatal Diagnostic Centre, NUH and jointly runs the O&G Diabetic Clinic.

She has a keen interest in the welfare of the junior doctors, of whom she is the overall supervisor. She is a Clinical Teacher (NUS) and participates in the education of undergraduates.


Dr Lim Min Yu

Dr Lim Min Yu

MBChB (Glasgow), MRCOG (UK)

Dr Lim Min Yu graduated in medicine from the University of Glasgow. He remained in the West of Scotland to complete his specialist O&G training and is an accredited specialist on the UK General Medical Council specialist register. He was admitted to Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) in London in 2005.

Dr Lim advocates woman-centred care, especially when preparing for and during pregnancy. He has special interests in Urogynaecology, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Reproductive Medicine. He received training at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow - the regional referral centre for Urogynaecology.

Dr Lim also completed the RCOG Advanced Training Skills Modules in Laparoscopic Surgery and Reproductive Endocrinology and Subfertility during his training in Scotland. He has worked at the Assisted Conception Services Unit at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the Glasgow Centre for Reproductive Medicine. In 2010, he returned to Singapore with his family to join the National University Hospital.


Dr Joseph Ng Soon Yau

Dr Joseph Ng Soon Yau

MD (USA), FACOG (USA), FAMS

Dr Joseph Ng is an American Board Certified Gynecologist-Obstetrician. He completed his basic medical training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, in the USA.

Dr Ng also has a special interest in caring for women living with pre-cancerous and cancerous conditions. He is a founding member of the GRACES gynaecologic robotic surgery programme at NUH at which he regularly operates and teaches. His practice welcomes all women seeking gynaecologic care, robot-assisted gynaecologic surgery and provides obstetric care for all expectant mothers.


Senior Research Fellow

 

Dr Ruby Yun Ju Huang

Dr Ruby Yun Ju Huang

MD, PhD

Dr Ruby Huang is Clinician Scientist of Division of Gynaecologic Oncology of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the National University Hospital and Senior Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore. She obtained her MD degree from National Taiwan University and completed the training of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and subspecialty fellowship training of gynaecologic / surgical oncology at National Taiwan University Hospital.

She is certified for Specialist of Obstetrics & Gynaecology in Taiwan. She completed her PhD doctoral thesis at National Taiwan University, Taiwan in Graduate Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology. Her postdoctoral study was conducted at Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A*STAR in Singapore with Prof Jean Paul Thiery.

She is a recipient of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) / Bayer Schering Pharma (BSP) Fellowship for Post-doctoral Research and Taiwan Merit Scholarships (TMS) Program. She is also working as a clinician scientist in the Cancer Stem Cell Programme of Cancer Science Institute (CSI) of Singapore.

Her current research interest is on the plasticity of ovarian surface epithelium, ovarian cancer stem cells, and oncogenomics of epithelial ovarian cancer.

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