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Foo Keong Tatt Professorship in Urology

Often regarded as the Father of Urology in Singapore, Professor Foo Keong Tatt is widely recognised for his pioneering work and leadership. He was the Founding President of the Singapore Urological Association from 1986 to 1988, Secretary General of the Urological Association of Asia (UAA) from 1998 to 2006, Honorary Executive Director, from 2007 to April 2018, and currently Honorary Advisor to the UAA.

To many of his students and patients, Professor Foo is a humble and compassionate doctor, an approachable and kind teacher, a generous and good friend who is passionate about education and research that translate into positive patient outcomes. The endowed Foo Keong Tatt Professorship allows us to honour Professor Foo’s work and his legacy for many generations.

The Foo Keong Tatt Professorship strives to achieve peaks of excellence in research, education and practice, strengthening Singapore’s position as a thought-leader in Urology globally. Research areas of the professorship will focus on clinical benign prostate hyperplasia and prostate cancer, bladder health and urinary stone diseases.

"In the practice of medicine, we must always remember our core purpose, which is to improve the care of our patients. We do not just treat patients, but we care. To care, we need to have compassion. We do not just care but must strive to improve on the care. And to improve on that care, we need to do research, and teach the next generation of doctors to be better than us." Professor Foo Keong Tatt, Emeritus Consultant, Department of Urology, Singapore General Hospital.