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Prof Fatimah Binte Abdul Lateef

Co-Director, SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Medical Simulation (SIMS),
Programme Director, Academic Clinical Development and Leadership Programmes, Duke-NUS Medical School
Director of Quality and Patient Safety Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital
Senior Consultant Emergency Physician, Singapore General Hospital
Core Faculty, SingHealth Emergency Medicine Residency Programme

Professor Fatimah Lateef is Senior Consultant, Director of Undergraduate Training and Education as well as Director of Clinical Service and Quality at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital. She is also Adjunct Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School, National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Nanyang Technology University (NTU) Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. She also teaches part-time at the School of Health Sciences, Nanyang Polytechnic. She is also the  Vice-chair of Research in the Emergency Medicine Academic Clinical Programme at SingHealth. Prof Fatimah is also co-Director of SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Medical Simulation (SIMS), the largest simulation training facility in South East Asia, which achieved IMSH accreditation under her leadership. Her area of sub-specialisation includes Pre-Hospital Care Medicine, Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Emergencies. She is also highly involved in medical education, simulation and technology-driven education and research. She has held various grants in her research work and was involved in publishing several global Position Papers related to education and simulation. She has worked in various countries including both the UK and USA, many Asian countries and served as an International Consultant to MaxHealthcare, India.

A strong advocate of life-long learning and empowerment, she has presented more than 600 abstracts at international conferences, published some 300 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and is on the editorial board and reviewer for some 50 international journals. She leads various leadership groups, grooming youths and doctors to excel, which is also befitting of her role as a core faculty, nurturing residents in Emergency Medicine.

For her work in the various fields, she has been conferred awards such as Young Investigator’s Award (1998), Excellent Scientific Publication Award (2001), Best Teacher Award (2002), Laerdal Visiting Lectureship Award (2003), Courage Award for SARS(2004), National Healthcare Humanity Award (2005), The Outstanding Young Person of Singapore (2006), Good Mentor Award, Singhealth (2005), The Outstanding Young Person of the World Award (2006), Woman for Peace Award, Sokka Gakkai International, (2007), Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, NUS (2008), Singapore Medical Journal Recognition Award for Review with Distinction, (2007-2016), Critical Talent Retention Award, Singhealth , Excellent Educator Award 2016 and The Academy of Medicine, Gold Reviewer Award (2011-2018), Deans Awards for Excellence in Clinical Training/ Teaching 2016 from The National University of Singapore and The National Day Long Service Award 2017, The Academic Medicine Award 2019, The Golden Apple Award for Generativity in Education 2020, Inspiring Mentor Award 2021, The Golden Quill Award for excellence in clinical teaching 2020, amongst others.

Prof Fatimah continues to work full-time, with a fulfilling career in Emergency Medicine, balancing clinical work with research and education. Her prior political and community responsibilities include her role as an elected Member of Parliament in Singapore, for 15 years. She has participated in three General Elections. For recreation, Prof Fatimah enjoys mountain climbing, travelling, cooking, reading and giving motivational speeches. She has completed 15 full marathons and is a strong advocate for promoting healthy lifestyle, which aligns with her role as a Board Member of the Health Promotion Board in Singapore.


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