MIMS Interview Experts Profiles

The MIMS Interviews channel features stories and insights shared by industry experts. Read on to learn how these healthcare professionals weigh in on some of the most pressing issues in the field of medicine.

Dr Shailendra Sivalingam
Consultant
Ear, Nose & Throat – Head & Neck Surgery
Dr Shailendra Sivalingam
Consultant
Ear, Nose & Throat – Head & Neck Surgery
Dr Shailendra Sivalingam is a Consultant ENT Surgeon, specialising in head & neck surgery. Dr Shailendra then pursued his postgraduate training in Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery in Italy – and was Board Certified by the European Board of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in 2011. A member of the Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists and Head & Neck Surgeons, as well as the Associazione Italiana Neuro-Otologica – Dr Shailendra currently practices at Sunway Medical Centre.
Dr. Tan Toh Lick
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Thomson Women’s Clinic, and Thomson Wellth Clinic Singapore
Dr. Tan Toh Lick
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Thomson Women’s Clinic, and Thomson Wellth Clinic Singapore
Dr Tan Toh Lick is a graduate of King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London. He undertook his Obstetrics and Gynaecology Specialist Training in England including King’s College Hospital, St George’s Hospital and Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals.
Dr. Gia Sison
Occupational Medicine Specialist
Dr. Gia Sison
Occupational Medicine Specialist
Dr Gia Sison is a diplomate of the Philippine College of Occupational Medicine. She imparts her views on the timely health issues in the Philippines through her blog (www.giasison.com), and by being one of the core collaborators of #HealthXPh (www.healthxph.net). Dr Sison is a breast cancer survivor serving as the Philippine Leader for the Livestrong Foundation.
Dr. Ning Fan
Surgeon
Health In Action
Dr. Ning Fan
Surgeon
Health In Action
Dr Ning Fan graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1994, he is a surgeon working in Hospital Authority. Meanwhile, being a field worker of Hong Kong Red Cross and Medecins Sans Frontieres, Dr Fan had been deployed to conflict zones and areas with natural and man‐made disasters. In 2011, Dr Fan cofounded Health In Action, believing that even vulnerable and neglected population in urban setting should enjoy health equity. Dr Fan received the Hong Kong Humanity Award organized by RTHK and Hong Kong Red Cross in 2009.
Prof. Vivian Wing-Yan Lee
Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof. Vivian Wing-Yan Lee
Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Vivian Lee is currently Associate Professor of the School of Pharmacy and the Assistant Dean (Student Development) of the Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong. In additional to her passion in pharmacy research and teaching, Lee has also established the first inter-professional community outreach team (CU CHAMPION) and served over 4,000 elderly citizens in Hong Kong. Additionally, she launched the first interactive online drug information (AMPOULE) to address drug-related problems for patients worldwide.
Pharmacists Connect
Pharmacists Connect
Pharmacists Connect is a group of young pharmacists working to enhance health and medication literacy of the public, promote intra-disciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration for patient care, maximise the role of pharmacists in the society through innovation and quality evidence, and engage young pharmacists in shaping the future of the pharmacy profession. Check out their Facebook page here.
Dr. Antony Chi-Tat Leung
Medical Superintendent
Haven of Hope Sister Annie Skau Holistic Care Centre (SASHCC)
Dr. Antony Chi-Tat Leung
Medical Superintendent
Haven of Hope Sister Annie Skau Holistic Care Centre (SASHCC)
Dr Antony Leung graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1979. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow and a specialist physician in internal medicine and palliative care. He has joined the Haven of Hope Christian Service since 1987 and is at present the medical superintendent of the Sister Annie Skau Holistic Care Centre, a 100 beds hospice providing quality infirmary and holistic end-of-life care to patients with late stage cancer and other chronic irreversible illnesses in the spirit of “Embrace the Last Journey with Love”.
Dr. Emmanuel Taylor
Raffles Dental, Raffles Hospital
Dr. Emmanuel Taylor
Raffles Dental, Raffles Hospital
Dr Emmanuel Taylor is a United States-trained Dental Surgeon (Oral Surgery). He graduated from The University of California San Francisco with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery and completed his training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association and holds licenses to practice dentistry in California, Hawaii and Singapore.
Dr. Nur Farhan Abbas
Geriatrician
Raffles Hospital
Dr. Nur Farhan Abbas
Geriatrician
Raffles Hospital
Dr Nur Farhan is accredited as a specialist in Geriatric Medicine by the Specialist Accreditation Board. Her qualifications include MBBS (Singapore) and MRCP (UK). Prior to joining Raffles Hospital, Dr Nur Farhan was a Geriatrician at Changi General Hospital. She was appointed Clinical Lecturer at NUS and core faculty member of the Singhealth Senior Residency Program in Geriatric Medicine.
Dr. José Florencio Lapeña, Jr
Senior Consultant Otolaryngologist
Philippine General Hospital
Dr. José Florencio Lapeña, Jr
Senior Consultant Otolaryngologist
Philippine General Hospital
Dr. José Florencio Lapeña, Jr. is a Professor of Otorhinolaryngology of the College of Medicine, Attending Otolaryngologist at the Philippine General Hospital, and a University Scientist III of the UP System.
Dr. Christine Bernal
Paediatrician
Cardinal Santos Medical Center
Dr. Christine Bernal
Paediatrician
Cardinal Santos Medical Center
Dr Christine Bernal currently works as the Chief of the Section of Paediatric Rheumatology of Cardinal Santos Medical Center. With more than 19 years of medical experience, Dr Bernal has been giving lectures in international events involving the fields of paediatrics and rheumatology. She also works as a faculty member of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.
Dr. Johnny Raymund Tamon
Research Associate
EpiMetrics, Inc.
Dr. Johnny Raymund Tamon
Research Associate
EpiMetrics, Inc.
Johnny Raymund Tamon, MD, MBA currently works as a research associate under EpiMetrics, Inc. He is a graduate of the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health.
Dr. Tan Shi Ching
Family Medicine
Raffles Medical Group
Dr. Tan Shi Ching
Family Medicine
Raffles Medical Group
Dr Tan Shi Ching is a Physician Leader and Family Physician with the Raffles Medical Group. He was previously with the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom, where he obtained his MBChB, Medicine from the University of Manchester. Dr Tan also has certifications in Occupational and Civil Aviation Medicine.
Mr. Ezuan Yaacob
CEO
Job4Locum
Mr. Ezuan Yaacob
CEO
Job4Locum
Ezuan Yaacob is the founder and CEO of the award-winning locum placement website, Job4Locum, which has been serving both locums and clinics/hospitals since 2015. Job4Locum was first launched on 1 October 2015. Though just a few months shy of reaching its first year, Ezuan has steered the website towards some remarkable achievements, by identifying a significant gap in the healthcare industry and successfully addressing it, in a way that benefits all stakeholders involved.
Dr. Jeremy Chow
Cardiologist
Gleneagles Hospital
Dr. Jeremy Chow
Cardiologist
Gleneagles Hospital
Dr Jeremy Chow is a cardiology and electrophysiology specialist currently practising at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and Gleneagles Hospital. He has special interests in managing arrhythmia and stroke, and he is experienced in evaluating heart health in athletes, especially for pre-participation screening. Dr Jeremy Chow is also a visiting consultant at the National University Hospital and has experience in coronary angiography, ablation, electrophysiology studies, cardiac resynchronization therapy, and the implant of pacemakers and defibrillators.
Dr. Jennifer Winter
Doctor
Online Physician
Dr. Jennifer Winter
Doctor
Online Physician
Jennifer Winter, M.D. is a graduate of Saint Louis University School of Medicine. She is a licensed physician by the Philippine Professional Regulation Commission Board of Medicine and certified by the American Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). With a scope of General Practice, Dr. Winter is an online physician.
Dr. Paul Chiam
Cardiologist
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Dr. Paul Chiam
Cardiologist
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Dr Paul Chiam is an interventional cardiologist practising at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, and is a visiting consultant at the National University Heart Centre, Singapore. He performed the first successful transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure in Asia in 2009. He has special interests in complex coronary angioplasty, peripheral artery angioplasty and structural heart (heart valve) disease interventions. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.
Dr. Ahmad Tauqeer
Neurologist
Raffles Hospital
Dr. Ahmad Tauqeer
Neurologist
Raffles Hospital
Dr Mohammed Tauqeer Ahmad is a Neurologist from the Raffles Neuroscience Centre, Raffles Hospital. He graduated from the Aligarh Muslim University in India in 1997, and obtained his MRCP from Royal College of Physician (UK), M Med (Int Med) from NUS in 2006 as well as Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) in 2012. His other qualifications are MD (General Medicine), MRCPS (Glasgow) and FAMS (Neurology).
Dr. Jeffrey Sng Hong Cheong
Prosthodontist
Raffles Dental
Dr. Jeffrey Sng Hong Cheong
Prosthodontist
Raffles Dental
Dr Jeffrey Sng is a registered dental specialist in prosthodontics and a fellow of the Academy of Medicine, FAMS Prosthodontics. He is a member and fellow to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRD RCSed Prosthodontics, FDS RCSed), the Prosthodontic Society of Singapore (PSS), the Aesthetic Dentistry Society of Singapore (ADSS), and the Singapore Dental Association (SDA).
Mr. William Chun-Ming Chui
President
The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Hong Kong
Mr. William Chun-Ming Chui
President
The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Hong Kong
Mr. William Chun-Ming Chui is a registered pharmacist and the President of The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Hong Kong. He is also one of the representatives of pharmacists in the Committee on Strategic Review on Healthcare Manpower Planning and Professional Development.
Dr. Wing-Yan Kwong
Emergency Medicine
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Dr. Wing-Yan Kwong
Emergency Medicine
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Dr Wing-Yan Kwong has been actively participating in humanitarian relief work to apply her medical expertise to help people in different countries, including Cameroon, Ethiopia, Zambia and more recently the earthquake-stricken Nepal in February 2015. She was awarded the Hong Kong Humanity Award in 2016.
Krister Eunice Basbas-Padilla
Pharmacist
National Cancer Centre Singapore
Krister Eunice Basbas-Padilla
Pharmacist
National Cancer Centre Singapore
Krister Eunice Basbas Padilla is one of the few Filipino pharmacists in Singapore recognised by the Singapore Pharmacy Council. She is a graduate of B.S. Pharmacy in St Louis University in Baguio City, Philippines.
Dr. Hui Ling Chia
Plastic Surgeon
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Dr. Hui Ling Chia
Plastic Surgeon
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Dr Chia Hui Ling is an Associate Consultant at the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) since 2009. She specialises in cleft and craniofacial surgery, paediatric plastic surgery and breast reconstructive surgery. She has won several awards throughout her stint, which includes the SingHealth Best Registrar (2012) and SingHealth Best Medical Officer (2010). She is also a committee member of the Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Singapore.
Dr. Marinelle Castro
Senior Resident - Neurosurgery
The Medical City
Dr. Marinelle Castro
Senior Resident - Neurosurgery
The Medical City
Dr Marinelle Castro received her medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines. She is currently on her fourth year of residency training as a neurosurgeon at the Medical City. She takes interest in classical music, and painting.