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1. MEDICAL ONCOLOGY

a. Dr. Wong Seng Weng

Specialty: Medical Oncology

  • Diagnosis and treatment of adult cancers
  • Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers

Languages Spoken: English, Chinese, Malay

 

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Wong Seng Weng is currently the Medical Director and Consultant Medical Oncologist of The Cancer Centre (Singapore Medical Group) at the Paragon and Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialists’ Centres.

Dr Wong obtained his basic medical degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) under the Lim Boon Keng and Tan Siak Kew Scholarships and graduated on the Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement. He completed his post-graduate training in Internal Medicine and obtained his Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom (MRCP UK). Thereafter, he achieved Specialist Accreditation with the Ministry of Health Singapore and was admitted as Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore (FAMS) and College of Physicians of Singapore. Dr Wong continued his practice in the National University Hospital and was appointed clinical tutor of the clinical faculty of the National University of Singapore. Apart from pursuing his clinical practice, Dr Wong was keenly involved as an investigator in over twenty clinical trials exploring novel methods of cancer treatment. He previously held the posts of Consultant Medical Oncologist and Senior Partner of the Raffles Cancer Centre in charge of all oncology services at the Raffles Hospital. He was also appointed as Chairman of the Singapore Medical Group Medical Board.

Apart from his practice at The Cancer Centre, Dr Wong is currently also a visiting consultant of the National University Hospital where he is a tutor for medical oncologists-in-training. He is a visiting consultant medical oncologist of Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Mount Alvernia Hospital and Raffles Hospital.

In the area of research, he holds the appointment of Adjunct Clinician Scientist of the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) in the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).

Dr Wong is part of the editorial advisory board of the oncology newspaper Oncology Tribune.

Dr Wong is an active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) as well as the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and Singapore Society of Oncology. He lectured widely at international cancer conferences in Vietnam, China, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Dr Wong specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of adult cancers with special interest in breast cancers, lung cancers and gastrointestinal cancers.

b. Dr. Wong Siew Wei

Specialty: Medical Oncology

  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancer

Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin, Malay

 

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Wong Siew Wei is a medical oncologist with subspecialty interests in lung, genito-urinary and gastro-intestinal cancers.

Dr Wong obtained his medical degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He underwent Basic and Advanced Physician Training in medical oncology in Victoria, Australia, culminating in a Fellowship in Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP). He also completed his Clinical Diploma in Palliative Medicine under the Victorian Chapter of Palliative Medicine.

Prior to joining The Cancer Centre, Dr Wong worked as a consultant in medical oncology for Johns Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre (JHSIMC), and subsequently for Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) following the integration of JHSIMC into the National Healthcare Group.

During his tenure at JHSIMC and TTSH, Dr Wong was actively involved as principal and co- investigator of a number of global industrysponsored and investigator-initiated clinical trials. Dr Wong also served as a member of TTSH’s Drug and Therapeutics Committee and was also Programme Director of the National Healthcare Group Medical Oncology Training Programme. In addition, he was a clinical teacher at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at Nanyang Technological University, and had been invited to speak at various oncology meetings at both national and regional levels.

2. OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY

a. MIS and Urogynae

i. Dr. A/Prof Fong Yoke Fai

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology

  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Stage 3/4 endometriosis
  • Difficult fibroids & ovarian cysts
  • Congenital genital tract abnormalities
  • Fertility
  • Pelvic floor reconstruction
  • Microsurgery
  • Tubal re-anastomosis
  • Fertility enhancing surgery

Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin, Bahasa, Cantonese, and Hokkien

BIOGRAPHY

A/Prof Fong graduated with the top medal in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and was awarded the Gold Medal in the Master’s Examination in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (NUS). He also achieved the Board of Examiner’s Prize (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) and a letter of commendation from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists leading to his postgraduate degrees.

In 2002, A/Prof Fong won a Fellowship programme in Minimally-Invasive Gynaecologic Surgery and was the lead-surgeon in laparoscopic surgery in NUH since 2004. Under his leadership, many firsts were achieved in the region. In 2008, he performed the first robotic surgery in NUH and the team went on to perform the first robotic surgery for gynaecological cancer in the region. In 2009, A/Prof Fong was the first to perform single incision surgery in the region and then the first multidisciplinary single incision surgery in the region. In a breakthrough in 2014, A/Prof Fong led the team in transplanting ovarian tissue back into a patient with ovarian failure, which led to Asia’s first baby conceived naturally from implanted ovarian tissue.

A/Prof Fong was President of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore from 2011-2013 and Chair of the Asia & Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology-Gynaecological Endoscopy Committee from 2011-2015. He became President of the 3rd Congress of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders in 2017, and currently serves on the Board of the Asian Society of Endometriosis and Adenomyosis.

A/Prof Fong is accredited with admissions rights to Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Orchard Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital, Mount Alvernia Hospital, and Thomson Medical Centre. His clinic, Astra Laparoscopic & Robotic Centre For Women and Fertility (ALRC) is also a partner of the Astra Women’s Specialists group.

Fluent in English, Mandarin, Bahasa, Cantonese, and Hokkien, A/Prof Fong sees local and international patients from all walks of life.

ii. Dr. James W S Lee

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology

  • Pelvic Floor Medicine & Surgery
  • Urogynecology
  • Vaginal & Endoscopic Surgery
  • Robot-Assisted Pelvic Surgery
  • Vaginal Laser Therapy

Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin

BIOGRAPHY

Dr James Lee earned his medical degree at the National University of Singapore. He advanced his training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the United Kingdom. In 2004, he obtained his subspecialty training in urogynaecology and pelvic floor reconstructive surgery at the St George’s Medical School Hospital in London, under the guidance of Prof Stuart Stanton and Dr Michelle Fynes.

Dr Lee excels in managing women who suffer from disorders of the lower urinary tract and the pelvic floor. Besides urodynamic evaluation of the urogenital tract, pelvic reconstructive surgery and vaginal surgery, his other interests also include laparoscopic surgery, robot-assisted pelvic surgery, vaginal laser therapy, male and female sexual dysfunction.

Dr Lee is a member of the International Urogynaecology Association, the International Continence Society, and the International Society of Sexual Medicine. He was the past president of the Society for the Study of Andrology & Sexology, Singapore (SSASS) and continues to be an active executive committee member. Dr Lee also holds a graduate diploma in acupuncture awarded by the College of TCM Singapore and the Beijing TCM University.

Prior to setting up his private practice, Dr Lee was a consultant at the National University Hospital (NUH), where he took charge of the urogynaecological service in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology between 2005 and 2010. At the NUH he was involved in the teaching of medical students and training of junior doctors and specialist trainees in areas of general obstetrics and gynaecology, and pelvic floor medicine and surgery.

He received several Star Awards for his excellent patient care during his decade of service at the NUH. His clinical interest includes Pelvic Floor Medicine & Surgery, Urogynaecology, Vaginal Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Robot Assisted Pelvic Surgery, and Vaginal Laser Therapy.

b. IVF

i. Dr. Fong Yang

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology

  • Male and Female Infertility
  • In Vitro Fertilisation
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Fong Yang, an accredited Ministry of Health IVF clinician, has been practising Obstetrics and Gynaecology for the past 18 years. He received his medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 1990 and went on for further specialisation training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Dr Fong was admitted to the Fellow of Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 2000.

He is also one of the rare few IVF clinicians who treat both male and female infertility. He was the first in Singapore to perform percutaneous sperm aspiration for men – a procedure to overcome a condition whereby sperm cannot be produced due to obstruction of the sperm ducts.

Prior to setting up his private practice in 2002, Dr Fong was a consultant at Singapore General Hospital and Changi General Hospital, where he served in the Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Andrology clinics.

Dr Fong was also active in the Centre for Assisted Reproduction in SGH and in their in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) programmes. Currently, he also performs Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI) for women as part of their fertility treatment.

Besides male and female infertility, Dr Fong also keenly manages recurrent and early pregnancy loss or miscarriages.

Dr Fong is very passionate about his field of specialisation and often shares his expertise at local and international forums. He is also an avid contributor to numerous magazines, newspapers, and makes media appearances to educate and increase awareness of male and female fertility issues.

He is effectively bilingual in English and Mandarin, and also conversant in Hokkien and Teochew.

ii. Dr. Cathryn Chan Weng Buen

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology

  • Reproductive Medicine & Infertility
  • In Vitro Fertilisation
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin, Malay, Bahasa Indonesian

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Cathryn Chan graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from National University of Singapore. She obtained her Membership at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists at London.

Her clinical interest is Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, which includes managing patients with ovulatory problems, PCOS, tubal blockage, endometriosis, and male infertility. She was in the IVF Team at the Centre for Assisted Reproduction, Singapore General Hospital prior to commencing her private practice in 1995.

She is an accredited IVF clinician with Parkway Fertility Centre, Thomson Fertility Centre and Sincere IVF Center. Dr Chan was the gynaecologist in charge of the first successful pregnancy using frozen oocyte and frozen testicular sperm in the year 2000 and has a credible success rate in her fertility procedures.

She underwent three years of Advanced Sub-speciality Training and was also trained in endoscopic surgery (laparoscopy and hysteroscopy) and has undergone many courses to enhance her skills. She is also an accredited colposcopist.

She had assumed positions as Member of the Gleneagles Tissue Committee and Member of the Gleneagles Medical Advisory Board (O&G Sub-section) and the Obstetrical and Gynaecology Society of Singapore. She is also an accredited colposcopist.

Dr Chan was awarded an ASEAN Scholarship, Public Service Commission Local Merit Scholarship and Young Investigator Award Singapore General Hospital Annual Scientific Meeting.

In her private practice, Dr Chan has provided expert medical services to both local and expatriate communities, foreign patients as well to International and local insurance companies. She speaks fluent Cantonese, Mandarin, Malay and Bahasa Indonesia.

c. High-risk Pregnancy:

i. Dr. Henry Cheng

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology

  • Fetal Maternal Medicine
  • High-Risk Pregnancy
  • Pre-Natal Diagnosis
  • Obstetric Ultrasound

Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin, Mala

 

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Henry Cheng completed his basic medical degree in the elite University of Malaya in 1982. He finished his specialist training in Singapore and received his postgraduate degree in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the United Kingdom and the Master of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the National University of Singapore in 1988. He underwent further training in Fetal Medicine with world renowned Fetal Medicine Foundation Founder, Prof Kypros Nicolaides, at the Harris Birthright Research Centre, Kings College Hospital, London in 1990. During his work with Prof Kypros Nicolaides, the research data used and analysed would eventually lay the foundation for the present OSCAR test used internationally for the screening of first trimester pregnancies for Down’s syndrome. He did further research work in the University College London and the University of Nottingham and had multiple publications from his work. He obtained his Fellowship from the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists in 2000.

Prior to starting his private practice, he was a senior consultant with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Singapore General Hospital and was head of the Fetal Medicine Division. He was also involved in the teaching and training of medical students, specialists in training as well as specialists. He was also actively involved in educating the public in many public forums and talks.

During his private practice, he has presented papers overseas as well as locally and chaired many scientific meetings.

Dr Henry Cheng is the former Chairman of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology group at Mount Alvernia Hospital. He has been a member of the MAB of Mount Alvernia Hospital since 2006. Presently, he is the Chairman SIG (Special Interest Group) for Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Paediatrics at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital.

Apart from work commitments, he also has a special interest in computer software and electronic medical equipment. He is the medical advisor for various medical software and electronic companies.

ii. Dr. Watt Wing Fong

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Languages Spoken:

English, Mandarin

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Watt Wing Fong graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 1994. She obtained her postgraduate qualification from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (UK) in 1998, and completed her advanced specialty training in Kandang Kerbau Hospital in Singapore. She won the Young Investigator Award at the Kandang Kerbau Women’s and Children’s Hospital Annual Scientific Meeting in 1999, and received the Specialist Accreditation with the Ministry of Health Singapore and Singapore Medical Council in 2002.

Dr Watt’s area of practice includes general obstetrics and gynaecology, with a special interest in medical disorders in pregnancy and peripartum management. She was previously a clinical tutor for the National University of Singapore, and has been a trainer for the MRCOG courses. She has helped to develop protocols and guidelines and standard documentation forms for use in the labour ward. She was involved in the training of labour ward nurses, and has given several public talks and contributed to numerous media queries. Dr Watt is currently a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore, a member of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore, the Society for Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology of Singapore, and the Singapore Medical Association.

Over the years, Dr Watt has received awards for providing excellent patient care, including the Service from the Heart Award from KK Hospital and the Service Star Award from Raffles Hospital.

3. PAEDIATRICS - Infectious Diseases

Dr. Mas Suhaila Isa

Specialty: Paediatrics

  • Infectious diseases
  • Travel health & immunisation
  • Newborn examinations
  • Growth & developmental assessments
  • Common childhood illnesses

Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin, Bahasa Indonesia

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Mas Suhaila Isa graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) in 2003. She received her general paediatric training in National University Hospital (NUH) and obtained the Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH) with the United Kingdom in 2008.

Dr Mas received her paediatric infectious disease training in Sydney Children’s Hospital in 2010 and completed her subspecialty fellowship with Boston Children’s Hospital, USA in 2013, where she was a Fellow in Paediatric Infectious Disease a iliated to Harvard Medical School.

Prior to joining Kids Clinic, Dr Mas was a Consultant with the Division of Paediatric Infectious Disease in NUH since 2011 and was an Assistant Professor with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS. She was a committee member of the Paediatrics Ethics and Advocacy Center of NUH and served as a member of the Expert Committee of Immunisation with the Ministry of Health from 2013 to 2017. She continues to be a Visiting Consultant for paediatrics at the Tuberculosis Control Unit in Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Her clinical practice involves all areas of general paediatrics with special interests in the field of infectious diseases including immunocompromised hosts, infections in critical care, perinatal infections as well as travel health and immunisation.

4. SW1

a. Dr. Low Chai Ling

  • MBBS (King’s College, London)
  • Diploma in Practical Dermatology(Cardiff University)
  • Member Of American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine
  • Member Of American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

SW1 Clinic was founded by Dr Low Chai Ling, who had also founded The Sloane Clinic in 2003. Dr Low left The Sloane Clinic in 2017 to fulfill her greater vision of creating an empowering space of wellness not constrained by boundaries. Thus, SW1 was born. Dr Low’s inspiration for the clinic name “SW1” was drawn from the time she spent as a student living in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. SW1 Clinic is the culmination of Dr Low’s journey come full circle, symbolising the evolution of her aesthetic vision over the last 14 years.

It also represents a synergistic amalgamation of different forces as SW1’s new 8000 sq feet aesthetic center represents one of the largest aesthetic, plastic surgery & medical spa centers in Singapore. Helmed by leading aesthetic doctors and plastic surgeons, SW1 Clinic is a trailblazer in aesthetic medicine and cosmetic surgery.

Dr Low Chai Ling’s journey started when she topped the PSLE exams in Singapore as a young girl and ended with her graduating from Guy’s & St Thomas’s Hospital, King’s College London. She was later awarded a Diploma in Dermatology from Cardiff, Wales and her vision of changing how beauty is being delivered to the people led her to her complete a preceptorship in aesthetic medicine at Beverly Hills, USA at a time when aesthetic medicine was still in its infancy in the late 90s. At a young age, Dr Low has been known to be a trailblazer and a changemaker. Her philosophy: it takes nothing to join the crowd, it takes everything to stand alone led her to start The Sloane Clinic, one of the first few aesthetic clinics in Singapore in 2003. Her philosophy is visible in every aspect of the clinics she creates as she believes in putting her patients first, and not being constrained by rules and limits. Her conceptualization of SW1 was based on beauty icons with gumption; each treatment suite is created to take after the personality and life of one beauty icon. As a result, Dr Low has also gained recognition as a key branding strategist and has been a keynote speaker in many conferences on brand-building.

Sought after for her keen aesthetic eye and medical expertise, Dr Low is also the author of In Full Bloom: Look Fabulous During and After Pregnancy, a coffee table book on beauty and wellness issues for the pregnant mother which can be found at all major bookstores worldwide. She is also the co-author of the publication entitled Textbook of Aging Skin. Dr Low is also a sought-after key opinion leader, master trainer as well as speaker on aesthetic-related medical topics in international conferences. Besides her involvement in teaching and speaking roles at medical conferences, Dr Low is also highly skilled in cosmetic formulation, and has created two cosmeceutical lines SW1 and chái, both she says based on her alter-egos. She says that when she creates a skincare line, she sees not the product but the woman using the products. SW1 Skin was created for the woman who is not afraid to break boundaries. Someone who is clothed in strength and dignity, and laughs without fear of the future. The chái girl on the other hand is a free spirit. Born to wander, she dances to the songs in her head, speaks with the rhythm of her heart and loves from the depth of her soul.

Dr Low is actively involved in several causes especially the rehabilitation and education of disadvantaged children, women and the disabled. She believes that women can be empowered to make a difference, not just in their careers or within their families but also in the society. She believes that today’s women can be Change makers; that we should have the freedom, confidence and societal support to address social issues and drive change. A firm advocate of pro bono work, Dr Low is the brainchild behind GLOW UP, an initiative for empowering teenagers to take the first step to greater self-confidence.

A confidante to many, Dr Low is highly sought after by celebrities from Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia. As a result, she limits her new patients intake several times a year and only sees existing clients. Dr Low believes in inspiring and educating people to integrate wellness and beauty in their lives.

Dr Low regularly pledges a portion of her personal income as well as the clinic’s proceeds to help out in various social causes, she believes that no segment in our society should ever feel neglected, only then can we thrive to become a successful, compassionate society in the years to come.

b. Dr. Kenneth Lee

  • MBBS(National University Of Singapore)
  • Graduate Diploma in Family Practice Dermatology  (Singapore)
  • Member Of American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine
  • Member Of American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Having left his hometown of Ipoh at the age of 16 for Singapore as an Asean scholar, Dr Kenneth Lee has not looked back since. Being no stranger to hard work and discipline, Dr Kenneth Lee is perfectly suited for a life in the medical field owing to his unyielding passion for medicine and science, and connection with people from all walks of life. He is fluent in English, Malay, Cantonese and Hokkein; his rudimentary Mandarin, while the butt of many of his patients’ jokes has endeared him to many Chinese clients as well. His loyal following of patients say his empathy makes him one of the best doctors around.

Dr Kenneth Lee joined his wife Dr Low to found The Sloane Clinic in 2003 at a time when aesthetic laser technology was being born worldwide. His surgical training is the reason why patients near and far seek him out for his meticulous skills. His love for science and technology, and skill in robotics led him to be one of the first in Singapore to perform and train other doctors on the use of Fraxel lasers, Thermage, PPx and other notable aesthetic innovations of his time. Even before fractional lasers were introduced to the Singapore market, Dr Lee has been known to travel to the USA to study and test drive latest laser technologies to help pave the way for their introduction to the local market in the early 2000s.

Dr Lee has a special interest in ablative lasers and fillers. Dr Lee is well-known for his impeccable skill in facial thread lift procedures which he has not only performed thousands but also trained many doctors under him. He has innovated his thread lift procedures into his signature ‘K-Lift’ which not only cuts downtime and discomfort but delivers results surpassing traditional thread lifts. It is this commitment to innovation that makes Dr Lee a sought after expert and trainer in fillers, threadlifts and lasers.

Dr Kenneth Lee was an avid water-polo player and swimmer, having represented his varsity and his state Perak for these sports in his youth. He admits he is a ‘kampung’ boy at heart, preferring nature and solitude to the bustle of the city. When time permits, he escapes to the company of marine life as a deep sea diver, or spends time in solitude snowboarding off-piste. Dr Lee believes that medicine is a birthright of mankind, not a privilege. It is this commitment to serving others that leads him to be a firm advocate for the pro bono clinic that SW1 runs.

He divides his time with his patients at the clinics as well as training doctors across the region. He believes that wellness and beauty are interconnected and strives to achieve that balance for his patients. Patients know him as a healer, a counsellor and a confidante. He is well-known for his meticulous and caring approach to each patient, and would like to be seen as a humble caregiver and a good friend to all his patients.

c. Dr. Chua Han Boon

  • MBBS(National University Of Singapore)
  • Diploma in Practical Dermatology(Cardiff University)
  • Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine(Singapore)
  • Member Of American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Chua graduated from National University of Singapore with a distinction in Surgery, and was awarded the Yeoh Khuan Joo Gold Medal for top achievement in Surgery in 2002. He was also placed on the Dean’s List, representing the top 10 graduating doctors of his cohort.

After obtaining his post-graduate qualification in both Family Medicine and Dermatology, he spent a number of years dealing exclusively in wellness care in a public hospital before joining The Sloane Clinic in 2008. He subsequently joins SW1 Clinic with Dr Low and Dr Lee when the clinic was founded in 2017.

Besides his academic achievements, Dr Chua stands out for his impeccable bed-side manners. His pleasant disposition never fails to put anxious patients at ease before their cosmetic procedures, making the whole experience pleasant and smooth. Never pushy, Dr Chua only recommends what the patients truly need.

Dr Chua has attained certification of competence in cosmetic lasers for pigmentation and acne, anti-wrinkle injections and filler skin enhancement procedures which are recognised by Singapore Medical Council’s Aesthetic Practice Oversight Committee. His special interest is in skin firming and lifting treatment, which he does on himself occasionally to try to look 10 years younger. He frequently trains other doctors in anti-ageing and cosmetic laser procedures both locally and around the region.

Fluent in Mandarin, Dr Chua is currently the medical advisor to the Cai Clan Association. An avid runner who exercises regularly through gym sessions and football, Dr Chua strives to maintain his physical health at its peak – a status that he believes everyone, regardless of age, can achieve.

 d. Dr. Tan Ying Chien

  • MBBS(National University Of Singapore)
  • Masters In Medicine (Surgery)
  • Member of Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
  • Fellow of Academy of Medicine, Singapore (Plastic Surgery)

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Son to a cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr Tan has always been spurred by his father to be a surgeon. Dr Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1996. He then became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and was later awarded his Master of Medicine in Surgery from NUS.

Dr Tan then began his Plastic Surgery Specialist Training programme at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). Towards the end of his training at the department, he received a Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) scholarship to train at the world-renowned Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan. During his yearlong pupilage there, Dr Tan refined his skills in cleft, jaw and aesthetic surgery. He also honed his passion in ear reconstruction for congenital ear defects, which has been viewed by many to be more of a form of artistry than surgery.

Of both Taiwanese and Japanese descent, Dr Tan’s Japanese roots also led him under the tutelage of the illustrious Dr Satoru Nagata at Nagata Microtia and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Hospital in Japan, where Dr Tan perfected his technique in ear reconstruction surgery. Upon his return to Singapore, Dr Tan joined the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and started building up his practice in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.

Today, Dr Tan is the Consultant Plastic Surgeon at SW1 Clinic Plastic Surgery Centre. He remains a Visiting Consultant to the Plastic Surgery Departments at both KK and SGH, providing pro bono ear reconstructive surgery for needy patients. He continues to serve as one of the only two surgeons in Singapore providing ear reconstruction surgical care.

Dr Tan is part of Operation Smile, a charitable organization that organizes medical missions to third world countries to help children suffering from cleft lip and palate deformities. It is Dr Tan’s meticulous nature as well as his liking and respect for everything aesthetically pleasing that led him into the field of Plastic Surgery. His hobby reflects his nature: he loves to assemble plastic models during his free time, which led to his current toy museum of over 300 hand-assembled model (Diecast) cars, Japanese (Gundam) robots and Star Wars collection.

e. Dr. Chia Hui Ling

Specialty: Plastic Surgery

  • MBBS (Barts and the Royal London, University of London)
  • Masters In Medicine (Surgery)
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Fellow of Academy of Medicine, Singapore (Plastic Surgery)

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

As a female plastic surgeon, Dr Chia is sensitive to the anxiety and emotions patients face with plastic surgery. Her genuine and compassionate nature, and meticulous approach to surgery, has earned her many loyal patients.

Excelling in her medical school in London with an extended list of distinctions and prizes, Dr Chia always strive for the best in all that she does. She amassed more awards under her belt during her surgical career in the UK and Singapore, for her research in fat transfer, scar treatment and ear molding. Her accolades for Best Medical Officer, Best Registrar and “Service from the Heart”, reflect Dr Chia’s clinical excellence and dedication to her patients. She has published widely in scientific journals and book chapters, and is featured regularly in magazines and newspapers for her work in plastic surgery.

Growing up in a jeweller family, Dr Chia has honed precise skills and a keen eye for aesthetics from a young age, both important traits in a plastic surgeon. After completing Basic Surgical Training in London and Cambridge (UK), she return to Singapore for Advanced Specialty Training, where she attained Specialist Accreditation in Plastic Surgery. During her tenure as Consultant Plastic Surgeon in KK Hospital, she was also recipient of the Singapore Health Services 10-Year Long Service Award. Her overseas training included prestigious fellowship awards in Seoul, Korea (JW Lee Centre for Global Medicine Fellowship Award in Plastic Surgery) and in the UK (AO Craniomaxillofacial Fellowship Award).

Dr Chia has special interests in cosmetic surgery, breast reconstruction, paediatric plastic surgery and non-surgical ear molding. She authored articles and delivered award-winning presentations on Earwell, and is one of the top users of the device in Singapore.

As a plastic surgeon with Smile Asia, she joins this global alliance of charities to treat facial deformities through surgical missions and education. Dr Chia also co-founded Breast Reconstruction Awareness Singapore (BRAS), a non-profit society established from her passion to support breast cancer survivors on their reconstructive journey and to raise public awareness in breast reconstruction.

f. Dr. Michelle Lim

Specialty: Plastic Surgery

  • MBBS (University of Queensland, Australia)

 

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Michelle Lim obtained her medical degree at the University of Queensland in Australia in 2009. She completed her Ophthalmology apprenticeship at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne where she also undertook her postgraduate clinical research fellowship in retinal vascular disease. Dr Lim was awarded the prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) scholarship by the Australian Commonwealth Government.

Dr Lim trained intensively as an eye surgeon at the Singapore National Eye Centre, with special interest in microsurgery and general ophthalmic procedures including cataract, refractive, glaucoma, cornea, retina, neuro-ophthalmology and oculoplastics.

With her specialized background in Ophthalmology, Dr Lim brings an attention to detail and key surgical finesse over and above her keen eye for aesthetics to the cosmetic procedures she undertakes. She is especially accomplished in aesthetic procedures around the eye area, from rejuvenative lasers to anti-wrinkle injections to peri-orbital fillers. Her sense of aesthetics also extends to other parts of the face and body as she has a keen eye for detail and an appreciation for the artistry of facial aesthetics.

Outside of work, she enjoys cardiovascular sports, preferring quiet runs to unwind. She is also a culinary lover and baker, cooking and baking for family and close friends. She is also a devoted mother of two and spends quality time with her family whenever she can.