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AM In Conversation: One Health

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Our panellists

Lee Chien Earn 1.jpg Prof Lee Chien Earn

MED ACP | Deputy Group CEO (Regional Health System), SingHealth

Prof Lee Chien Earn is currently the Deputy Group CEO (Regional Health System), SingHealth where he leads population health efforts to enable residents in Eastern Singapore to keep well, get well and live well. His past appointments include CEO of Changi General Hospital, and Deputy, Director of Medical Services for Health Services and Healthcare Performance in the Ministry of Health Singapore where he led the strategic development and improvement of healthcare services.

Prof Lee is an Adjunct Professor with Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Duke-NUS Medical School and Singapore University of Technology and Design. He was a member of several international committees under the World Health Organisation, International Hospital Federation and Joint Commission International.

Prof Lee co-edited Singapore's Health Care System: What 50 Years Have Achieved (2015) and contributed the chapter on Strategies for Health Services in the 6th edition of the Oxford Textbook of Public Health (2015). He has also published and presented in international journals and conferences respectively. 

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Prof Tan Ban Hock

MED ACP | Chief Quality Officer and Senior Consultant, Infectious Diseases, SGH

Prof Tan Ban Hock is a Senior Consultant in the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Singapore General Hospital, where he was head of the department until April 2014. He was instrumental in setting up the department, and has since established programmes where the department works closely with the transplant, hematology and oncology units. Prof Tan is also Clinical Professor at Duke-NUS.

Prof Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore and obtained his MRCP (Edinburgh) in 1995. He went on to train in infectious diseases in Singapore and at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was conferred the title of FRCP in 2009. He is past president of the Society of Infectious Diseases (Singapore), and was founding co-chair of the Asia Fungal Working Group, a position he held for 9 years. He is currently President-elect of the Transplant Infections Disease Section of The Transplantation Society, and sits on the editorial board of Transplant Infectious Disease.

Prof Tan has a keen interest in the study of infections in immunocompromised hosts, and is particularly interested in infections in transplant recipients and febrile neutropenic patients.

Dr Lim Su Fee 1.jpg Dr Lim Su-Fee

Deputy Director, Nursing (APN), SGH

Dr Lim Su-Fee is an Advanced Practice Nurse in Rehabilitation Medicine at the Singapore General Hospital. Dr Lim did her training at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (2002), Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston (2006) and Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Centre (2014).

She is currently leading the SingHealth South East RHS-led Community Nursing team to anchor population health and facilitate care beyond hospital to the community. She is also actively involved in the National Collaborative Prescribing Programme for APNs and Pharmacists. Her research interest is in managing patients with disabilities and population health.

Lim Chee Tiong 1.jpg Dr Lim Chee Tiong

Deputy Director, Operations, GCOO’s Office, SingHealth

Dr Lim Chee Tiong has a background in Mechanical Engineering, before obtaining his PhD in Bioengineering from NUS. He started his research work in A*STAR and J&J, and moved on to research administration when he joined SingHealth Surgery ACP in 2012.

For the last 5 years, Dr Lim was with a Corporate VC, working with medical startups on product and market development in USA and Europe. During the pandemic, he volunteered and worked alongside SingHealth colleagues at the CCFs, before re-joining SingHealth to assist in innovations and transformation for Operations.

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Ms Cheryl Lau
Senior Community Manager, Community Care, CGH              

Ms Cheryl Lau is the Senior Community Manager of Changi General Hospital (CGH)’s health-social integration programme, Neighbours for Active Living. Since 2014, Ms Lau has been managing 9 care teams, and trains volunteers to befriend and monitor patients in the eastern communities.

Ms Lau received her Masters in Psychology from Antioch University -Seattle, USA. Her three decades of work experience include providing social services to the elderly, managing an Assisted Living and elder day health facility, teaching university psychology courses as an adjunct lecturer, overseeing community case management programmes and Interpreter services at a general hospital in the US.

Back in Singapore, Ms Lau was with the Community Mental Health programme at the Agency for Integrated Care before she moved on to CGH - Community Care. She enjoys her current role, where she can help her teams provide better care in the community, and collaborate with internal and community partners to provide a safety network for patients who have complex health and social needs. 

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Prof Gregory C. Gray
Professor, Medicine, Global Health, and Environmental Health, Duke University;
Professor, Program in Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-NUS

Prof Gregory C. Gray MD, MPH, FIDSA is an infectious disease epidemiologist and a Professor in the Program in Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Global Health Institute at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore. He also serves as a Professor in Division of Infectious Diseases, Global Health Institute, and School of the Environment at Duke University and as a Professor of Global Health at Duke Kunshan University in China. He manages research teams with infectious disease laboratories in China, Singapore, and the USA.

He leads the Duke One Health Network which involves more than 30 professionals studying more than 30 pathogens under 30 research and training projects running in 11 countries.

Prof Gray received his BS degree at the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; his Maryland degree, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama; and his MPH degree from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene & Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland. He received residency training at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Washington, District of Columbia. His medical boards are in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. He is a retired U.S. Navy Captain in the Medical Corps, and a Fellow in the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 

Prof Gray has conducted diverse epidemiological studies of infectious diseases for 25 years in 5 continents. He has authored more than 310 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. His published works have been cited by others more than 13,000 times (H-index 65 by Google Scholar).

Much of his work has involved identifying risk factors for occupational diseases, particularly for respiratory virus infections. He has studied numerous occupational groups including farmers, animal breeders, veterinarians, military personnel, turkey workers, poultry workers, horse workers, hunters, and pig workers.

Our co-facilitators

A/Prof Chow Wan Cheng
Group Director, Academic Medicine, SingHealth; Senior Associate Dean, Academic Medicine, Duke-NUS

A/Prof Chow Wan Cheng is currently the Senior Associate Dean of Academic Medicine, Duke-NUS and Group Director of Academic Medicine, SingHealth in the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre (AMC).

She is also a Senior Consultant in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Singapore General Hospital.

As a strong advocate of holistic medical education and health equity, Associate Professor Chow Wan Cheng is currently the Education Lead for the SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute (SDGHI).

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Dr Limin Wijaya

Deputy Director, Undergraduate Education, MED ACP | Senior Consultant, Dept of Infectious Diseases, SGH

Dr Limin Wijaya is a Senior Consultant in the Department of Infectious Diseases at Singapore General Hospital. She was the Program Director of the SingHealth Infectious Disease Residency Program from 2014 to 2017. She was the Duke-NUS’s Phase IV Examination convenor in 2019. She is now the Assistant Dean in Learning at Duke-NUS and is the lead of the portfolio and remediation. She is now doing her Master in Health Profession Education. Dr Wijaya is faculty of the SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute.

During this COVID-19 Pandemic, Dr Wijaya is involved in the preparedness and response team for Singapore General Hospital. She assists in the clinical input, coordination as well as the logistic and workflow in the hospital.

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