Prof Jon Hyett
Jon Hyett is the Head of High Risk Obstetrics and a Senior Staff Specialist in Obstetrics and Maternal and Fetal Medicine at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. He is also Clinical Professor in the Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology at the University of Sydney.
Jon is the Chair of the RANZCOG committee monitoring quality assurance in first trimester screening. He is also a member of NSW state committees reviewing obstetric and perinatal outcomes and the development of genomic testing in reproductive healthcare.
Jon is a trustee of the Fetal Medicine Foundation (UK) as well as of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology – where he is also the current Chair of the Education Committee.
Jon’s primary research interests include predictive modelling and preventative interventions for adverse obstetric outcomes. Many of these models are based on first trimester screening. Others are being developed for managing term pregnancies. He is also interested in management of multiple pregnancies
Dr Matthew Smith
Dr Smith is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist from Brisbane, Australia. He works in high risk and tertiary obstetrics across public and private sectors. He has been involved in writing guidelines for VTE prevention in pregnancy and is a senior lecturer and PhD candidate at the University of Queensland.
A/Prof Samantha Hocking
Samantha is an Endocrinologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and a Clinical Academic at the University of Sydney. Dr Hocking’s main research interest is precision medicine – exploring how personalized medicine can both predict, prevent and improve the management of metabolic disease, particularly diabetes & obesity.
In addition, she is working with fellow researchers at The Boden Institute and the CPC-RPA Clinic on projects in obesity, bariatric surgery, metabolic syndrome and diabetes and liver disease.
Prof Hextan Ngan
Prof Ngan graduated in the University of Hong Kong in 1978. She obtained MD in 1995 and FRCOG in 1996.
She has been a gynaecological oncologist accredited by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) since 1993, and has vast experience in open, laparoscopic and robot-assisted cancer surgery. She has got more than 350 publications in peer-review journals. Her research interest is in biomolecular studies, cancer screening, clinical trials and psychosocial studies in gynaecological oncology.
Prof Ngan is the past president of the Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (HKCOG), past president of the Asia Oceania Research Organization of Genital Infections & Neoplasia (AOGIN), past Chair of the FIGO Gynecology Oncology Committee, and currently the President of the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong.
She was the Head of Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (1/2009-6/2021), the University of Hong Kong, and had been endowed with Tsao Yin-Kai Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2009 (1/2009-6/2021). Prof Ngan was also the head of the gynaecological oncology team and laboratory of the Department of OG, University of Hong Kong (2003-2020) and Chair of Specialty for Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital Limited (6/2015-6/2021).
She is the Chief of Service in Obstetrics & Gynaecology of the University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital (since 7/2012).
Research and conference grants award:
Over 30 grants awarded (As primary investigators)
Over 80 grants awarded (As co-investigators)
Publications: over 350 articles in refereed journals; 26 chapters in books, guest editor of a book
I am among the top 1% of HKU Scholars.
Prof Liona Poon
Dr Liona Poon is Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology and an Academic Subspecialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China, and Visiting Professor at Department Women and Children’s Health, King’s College London, London, UK. She is devoted in improving maternal and fetal health. She has had a prolific research output throughout her clinical and research posts, including 200 peer-reviewed publications in high impact international journals (H-index 52). In the last 15 years she has focused her research on establishing a programme for effective early prediction and prevention of preeclampsia, a major cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. With her success in developing a first-trimester prediction model for preeclampsia using maternal risk factors, ultrasound, blood pressure and biochemical markers, and on Aspirin prophylaxis against preeclampsia, her goal in the next 10 years is to improve obstetric care worldwide, through clinical research, education and advocacy. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has been instrumental in establishing a series of guidelines, safety and consensus statements for the safe management of pregnant women affected by COVID-19. Her latest work has confirmed that pregnancy is a risk factor for severe complications of COVID-19.
A/Prof Takeshi Nagamatsu
Takeshi Nagamatsu, MD, PhD is an associate professor of department of OB-GYN at the University of Tokyo. He received Medical Degree from the University of Tokyo (Japan) and completed residency training at the University of Tokyo Hospital. He obtained PhD in reproduction, development and aging medicine in graduate school of medicine at the University of Tokyo. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Schust’s laboratory in OB-GYN and women’s health at University of Missouri for two years. Currently, he is a department head of perinatal medical center at the University of Tokyo Hospital. He is the chief secretary of the Academic Committee and the Ethics Committee of the Japanese Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (JSOG), contributing to the promotion of academic activities of JSOG members and addressing bioethical issues in reproductive medicine.
A/Prof Osamu Yoshino
Osamu Yoshino M.D., Ph.D. is an associate professor of the department of OB-GYN at the University of Yamanashi. He received Ph.D. in signal transduction in endometriosis from the University of Tokyo in 2004. Especially, he noticed p38 MAPK is important to mediate inflammation in endometriosis. He studied follicular development at UCSD (Dr. Shimasaki lab) in the United States. During his study abroad, he conducted research on the expression of the cytokine BMP-15, which is produced only by oocytes. Currently, he is investigating various pathological conditions in obstetrics and gynecology from the viewpoint of immunity. He is particularly interested in the relationship between immunity and the development and progression of endometriosis.
Dr Muniswaran Ganeshan
Dr Muniswaran Ganeshan, is the unit lead and Maternal Fetal Medicine Consultant at the Women and Children’s Hospital Kuala Lumpur. He is also the visiting consultant to the National Heart Institute (IJN).
He is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologist, and
was also awarded the gold medal for the Masters in O&G from University Malaya in 2011.
Having completed his subspecialty training in UK, he initiated and successfully runs the Maternal Medicine Clinic; overseeing the
management of patients with complex medical diseases in pregnancy.
He has authored and reviewed numerous national guidelines and is a member of the Confidential Enquiries of Maternal Deaths in Malaysia. He has been the scientific chair for various national conferences and is actively
involved in training of doctors and midwifes in Malaysia and in the region as a principle trainer of the Intensive Course in Obstetric Emergencies. He had authored five books, including the award winning “Handbook in Obstetric Emergencies”. His passion is to establish Obstetric Medicine
services in Malaysia and to improve the quality of care for women with
medical complications in pregnancy.
Dr Muralitharan Ganesalingam
My name is Dr Muralitharan Ganesalingam and I am the Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur. I retired from the post of Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Head of Department of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ampang Hospital, Selangor in June 2020. I was also the Head for Obstetrical and Gynaecological services for the state of Selangor prior to my retirement.
I qualified as a doctor with an MBBS from Stanley Medical College, University of Madras in 1987 and subsequently obtained my post graduate qualification from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London. I am now a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London. I have a sub-specialization fellowship in Advanced Obstetrics and Gynaecology and hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Law from the University of Northumbria, UK. I am a Bar Council Mediation Centre Certified Mediator.
I am a General Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with an interest in Gynaecological Oncology. During my time in public service, I oversaw the establishment of Gynaecological Oncology services at Ampang Hospital, turning it into a regional referral centre for such patients. I also helped establish Gynae-Oncology services at the National Cancer Institute at Putrajaya.
I provide medical opinion and have appeared as an expert witness in court in cases involving claims of negligence in Obstetric and Gynaecology related cases. Prior to my retirement from civil service, I provided expert advice to the Attorney General’s Chambers of Malaysia on medico-legal issues involving malpractice suits taken against the Ministry of Health and public hospitals.
I am currently the President of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia (OGSM).
Prof Woo Yin Ling
Professor Woo Yin Ling is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at University of Malaya and a consultant gynaecological oncologist in University Malaya Medical Centre. She completed her specialist and subspecialty training in gynaecological oncology and postdoctoral research degree in the UK and was conferred her PhD by Cambridge University in 2008. She returned to Malaysia in 2010 and have since been actively involved in of a number of research programs focusing on screening, prevention and management of gynaecological cancers in the Malaysian setting. Prof. Woo is an international key opinion leader in the area of cervical cancer prevention and treatment. She is currently the country representative for the Asia-Oceania Research Organisation in Genital Infection and Neoplasia (AOGIN), member of the Asia Pacific Economic Consortium (APEC) Cervical Cancer working group, member of the WHO screening and treatment working group (WHO), Committee member for policy at the International Papillomavirus Society (IPVS) and is a trustee to ROSE Foundation
Dr Prudence Aquino-aquino
Dr. Prudence V. Aquino-Aquino graduated from the University of the East Memorial Medical Center, Philippines. Completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training at the St. Luke`s Medical Center (SLMC), Quezon City. She obtained her clinical fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Division of Benign Gynecologic at the National University Hospital, Singapore. She is the immediate Past President of the Philippine Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy. She is also a member of the International Board of the Asia-Pacific Association of Gynecologic Endoscopy (APAGE). She is presently head of the section of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) at the MCU-FDT Hsopital and Faculty of the MIGS Fellowship program section of the Quirino Memorial Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines and consultant staff of the MIGS section of SLMC qc. She has been committed to promote and teach MIGS among trainees and colleagues as a member of the PSGE Board of Trustees from 2013-2018 prior to being elected as President for 2019-2020. She represented her Society through lectures in APAGE and AAGL (American Association of Laparoscopists) during her term as president. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
Bachelor of Science, Major in Psychology, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines, Dililman, 1984
Doctor of Medicine, University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center(UERMMMC), Quezon City, 1989 POSTGRADUATE TRAINING:
Residency Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Luke`s Medical Center (SLMC), Quezon City, 1991-1994
Chief Resident Physician in Obstetrics & Gynecology, SLMC, QC, 1994
Clinical Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Division of Benign Gynecologic at the National University Hospital, Singapore, 2013 LICENSURES and CREDENTIALS
Fellow, Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society
Fellow, Philippine Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy
Philippine Medical Board
Bachelor of Endoscopy, European Academy of Gynecologic Surgery. 2019PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Philippine Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy(PSGE)
Over-all Chair, Annual Convention, 2017 and 2018
Over-all Chair, in-congress and pre-congress PSGE Addendum Workshops, 2015-2018
Philippine Society of Climacteric Medicine
Treasurer, 2015 -2016,2017-2018
Over-all Chair, First Virtual Annual Convention, 2020Handbook/Clinical Practice Guidelines/Manual
Clinlcal Practice Guidelines: Chapter contributor: 3
Member of technical working group in the development of Clinical
Practice Guidelines: 3
Scientific/Technical Conference/Workshop invited as
Published and presented researches: 10
Prof George SH Yeo
Prof George SH Yeo is a domain specialist in obstetric ultrasound, birth defect and prenatal diagnosis. He started the subspecialty development of Maternal Fetal Medicine in KKH in 1993. Now practicing in the Mount Elizabeth Novena Medical Centre, he is spending substantial time in KKH teaching prenatal ultrasound, Birth Defect Screening, prenatal diagnosis and Fetal Medicine. He is an Emeritus Consultant to Singhealth, Professor to Singhealth-Duke-NUS Medical School.
He started to be involved in research since 1987 with the Research and Development Assistant Scheme of the Science Council of Singapore and discovered that microcytosis below 80 fl defines beta thalassaemia carrier with a detection rate above 99.5% at a13% screen positive rate, the screening criteria currently used in larger parts of SE Asia. He is also responsible for the construction of the local nomograms for fetal biometries which are widely used for managing pregnancies for more than 25 years in Singapore.
Prof Yeo is particularly passionate in education of the next generation, having developed an annual regional Singapore ISUOG Approved Course from 2005- 2019, including the 2018 World Congress in Singapore, the Indonesian ISUOG Approved Course from 2007- 2019.
In 2010, Prof Yeo received the Stuart Campbell Award for Education presented by the International Society of Ultrasound in O&G (ISUOG) during the 15th World Congress of the ISUOG held in Prague, Czech Republic. https://www.isuog.org/about-us/awards/the-stuart-campbell-award-for-education.html
In 2012, Prof Yeo received the National Medical Excellent Award (National Outstanding Clinician Mentor Award) presented by the Minister of Health Mr Gan Kim Yong. http://docplayer.net/14106974-National-medical-excellence-awards-2012-celebrating-the-best-medical-talents.html . He has over 200 scientific publications and many abstracts in indexed journals. He also has a RG Score of 41.22 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/George_Yeo/ and a Google Scholar Citations of 10803, h-index of 39 and i10-index of 93 (https://scholar.google.com.sg/citations?user=M05LxJMAAAAJ&hl=en)
In 1988, he performed the first fetal blood sampling in Singapore, laid the way to prenatal diagnosis of beta thalassaemia and fetal cell characterisation research; in 1994, he performed the first fetal blood transfusion locally. He developed the first laser surgery programme in in Singapore in June 2011. He is recognized as an experienced and proficient Fetal Medicine Specialist skilled in prenatal invasive procedures such as amniocentesis, chorionic villous sampling, cordocentesis, amnio-reduction, fetal blood transfusion, fetal thoraco-amniotic shunting, selective Cord ligation & laser photocoagulation for the in-utero treatment of twin-to-twin transfusion.
Prof Yong Eu Leong
E.L. Yong is Professor and Emeritus Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National University of Singapore & National University Hospital. His subspecialty interests are reproductive endocrinology, polycystic ovarian syndrome, menopausal osteoporosis and ageing. He is one of the first clinician scientists in Singapore with million dollar competitive grants. He has published in high impact journals such as Lancet, Nature, Science, PNAS, EMBO and JAMA open, Human Reproduction, Menopause, Maturitas and Climacteric. He has been recognised with a Ministerial Citation by the National Science and Technology Board in 1999 and the National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Award in 2020.
A/Prof Tan Lay Kok
Head of Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine, KK Hospital , current President of College of O&G Singapore and Past President of OGSS. Interests include maternal medicine, high risk pregnancy and medical education. Runs multi-disciplinary joint clinics in obstetric medicine and high risk pregnancy in both SGH and KK Hospital.
Dr Celene Hui
Dr Celene Hui is a consultant from the Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) unit, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, KKH. She is a clinical instructor for the Duke-NUS medical school and clinical lecturer for Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. She is a physician faculty member for the SingHealth PGY1 programme. During her residency training, she won several awards including the SingHealth RISE Outstanding Resident Award, Inspiring Resident Educator Award, the Intermediate Training Exam Award and the SingHealth Duke-NUS OBGYN Academic Clinical Program Best Resident Award. She was nominated as the Chief Resident for Education and pioneered the first Resident Led OBGYN Teaching (ReLOT) Program for junior doctors. She was awarded the Service from the Heart (KKH) award in 2020. in 2014, she was nominated to join the Council of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore (OGSS) and she continues to serve on the council today, with the aim to promoting women's health in Singapore.
Dr Daphne Gardner Tan Su-Lyn
Dr Daphne Gardner graduated from Oxford University (UK), was a clinical lecturer in Plymouth UK before attaining specialist accreditation in Endocrinology in Singapore. Her fellowship year was spent in the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, UK. She now serves as a Senior Consultant Endocrinologist in Singapore General Hospital and is the lead clinician for the Young adults with Diabetes / transition program, Type 1 diabetes services including insulin intensification, technology in dibaetes, and monogenic diabetes. She has held 2 grants aimed at stratifying diabetes to direct personalised therapy. She now runs a Ministry of Health funded programme : Glucose Monitoring Programme Singapore (GLiMPSE) which aims to improve diabetes outcomes using flash glucose monitoring and structured education.
Dr Fiona Wu
Dr Fiona Wu is a Consultant in the Department of Urology at National University Hospital and Ng Teng Fong General Hosptial. She obtained her medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2005 and gained fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2008. After completing her Master of Medicine (Surgery) in 2010, she joined NUH and started her training in the field of Urology. She received her Specialist accreditation in Urology in 2015. She has completed her fellowship in Neuro-urology and Reconstructive Urology in University of Bern in 2016.
Dr Wu has special interests in the field of Female Urology, Neurourology And Reconstructive Urology.
She is a member of the Singapore Urological Association, European Urological Association and International Continence Society.
Dr Fong Yoke Fai
2009 -2018: Head of Benign Gynaecology and Associate Professor, National University of Singapore
2011-2013: President of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore
2011-2015: Chair of the Asia & Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology- Minimally Invasive Gynaecological Surgery Committee
2017: President of the 3rd Congress of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders
2018-Current: Board of the Asian Society of Endometriosis and Adenomyosis
2018-Current: Trustee of the Congress Trust Fund of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore
Dr Grace Chan
Grace Chan is a 4th year resident training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) at the National University Hospital (NUH).
She graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2016.
Grace has a passion for women's health, and believes that multi-disciplinary care involving primary care, plays an essential role in comprehensive and holistic maternal medicine. She hopes for the day that women’s health is seen as every doctor’s personal responsibility and believes that the best way to get there is by empowering frontline healthcare providers through education and more efficient systems.
Grace has a special interest in Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). She has published a retrospective cohort study on patients with tubo-ovarian abscesses (TOA) admitted over a 3-year period in NUH, and is currently working on a randomised control trial investigating the effect of antibiotic duration on relapse rates in patients with TOA. She has also been involved in the Quality Improvement Project “Increasing the Percentage of Partner referrals for PID patients”, which has won the Enabling Quality Improvement in Clinical Practice (EQUIP) Award in 2019, and has also been instrumental in reducing the readmission rates for patients with PID.
Dr Ida Suzani Ismail
Dr. Ida Ismail-Pratt MBChB (Glasgow), MRCOG
Academic Qualifications: Specialization in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Special interest: Education and training, screening and prevention of HPV related diseases and colposcopy.
Dr Ida Ismail-Pratt graduated from Glasgow University in 1997 and obtained her MRCOG (UK) in 2010. She is currently an OBGYN specialist and medical director for The Obstetrics & Gynaecology Centre in Singapore.
She is an accredited colposcopist with the Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology Singapore (SCCPS) and the British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (BSCCP).
She was the former lead for Gynaecology cancer screening and prevention for the National University Hospital, Singapore from the year 2013 to 2020, and had championed the introduction of HPV DNA test in Singapore as an alternative to the cytology-based national cervical screening program in 2014.
Dr. Ismail-Pratt is also the Vice President of the Society of Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology Singapore (SCCPS) and co-chair the Singapore national cervical screening program implementation committee introducing HPV primary screening into Singapore in May 2019.
Dr. Ismail-Pratt’s interest in education and training has led her to established key programs in Singapore in cervical cancer screening and prevention in addition to colposcopy training. She plays a major role in developing workshops to train Singaporean doctors in all aspects of cervical cancer screening and prevention, HPV related diseases and colposcopy. She pioneered the development of Singapore first national cervical cancer screening and prevention curriculum for community nurses including national Train the Nurse Trainer program to bring cervical cancer screening and prevention training to the community.
Internationally Dr. Ismail-Pratt is an active member and part of the education committee in several international societies including IGCS, ASCCP and IPVS. Some of her current international responsibilities include co-leading the development of the first IGCS Global Preinvasive Disease Training Program, development of the first IPVS education hub and secretary for the Asia Pacific HPV coalition Group. She has also been involved in establishing colposcopy and cervical cancer screening programs mainly for other countries in South East Asia including Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and Malaysia.
Dr Lim Yong Kuei
Dr Timothy Lim Yong Kuei has a special interest in the management of gynaecological cancers. He is currently in private practice at Mount Alvernia Hospital in Singapore. His key interests are in laparoscopic surgery, complex pelvic surgery and the prevention and treatment of gynaecological cancers.
Previously, he was the Head and Senior Consultant Gynaecologist of the Department of Gynaecological Oncology, KKH from 2014 to 2019 as well as the Deputy Chairman of the Division of O&G, KKH from October 2015 to 2019. He was an Associate Professor (Adj) at the YLL Medical School, National University of Singapore, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore and the LKC School of Medicine, Singapore from 2017 to 2019. He was the course director of the colposcopy and management of preinvasive diseases program in the Singhealth O&G ACP from 2016 to 2019.
He also dedicates his time to serve in professional bodies. He has been in the councils of the O&G Society of Singapore (OGSS) and Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology of Singapore (SCCPS) for the last 10 years and was the President of OGSS from 2019 to 2021. He is the current Honorary President of SCCPS since March 2019. He also served as the section head for gynaecologic oncology in the College of O&G Singapore from 2016 to 2018. He has been a volunteer doctor in the Singapore Cancer Society for many years and is the current Chairman of the Women’s Gynaecological Cancer Awareness committee in SCS since 2014.
He was instrumental in developing minimally invasive gynae-cancer surgery to be a standard of care in KKH as well as pioneering the use of ICG-NIR for sentinel lymph node biopsy services in endometrial cancers since 2016. He started performing laparoscopic Wertheim’s radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer in Singapore since 2009, as well as ICG- NIR sentinel lymph node biopsy for early endometrial cancer in Dec 2015. He has also successfully managed several pregnancies for Stage IB cervical cancer survivors who have undergone fertility sparing radical trachelectomies.
He has garnered numerous awards including the best clinical teacher award (NUS) in 2007, Service with a Heart awards, Singheath service quality (Star) award in 2011 & 2018, NUS commendation award (role model) in 2013 & 2014, Outstanding faculty award in Singhealth O&G residency program 2014, 2015,2016 and 2018 as well as the best scientific abstract award (Gynaecologic Oncology) at the 10th RCOG international Scientific Congress in 2012 and the best surgical video presentation award at the 10th Singapore O&G Congress 2015.
Dr Manisha Mathur
Dr Manisha Mathur is the Head of Ambulatory Service and Deputy Head & Senior Consultant with the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at KKH. She is also the Program Director of the SingHealth OBGYN Residency Programme, ACP vice chair education (postgraduate) and the lead for YLL Medical school rotations at KKH.
Dr Mathur graduated with her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and her Master of Surgery (Obstetrics & Gynaecology) in India and subsequently advanced herself with Certificate of Completion of Training for Specialist from the General Medical Council, U.K. She is Fellow of Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, London, United as well a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
Her main areas of interest are early pregnancy, peri-partum care and medical education. In recognition of her service to patients throughout the years, she was awarded the SingHealth Quality Service Gold Award in 2014, the SingHealth Quality Service Star Award in 2015 as well as the SingHealth Quality Service Superstar Finalist Winner in 2017. She was also awarded the prestigious AM.EI Golden Apple Award in 2019 and the SingHealth distinguished educator award in 2021 amongst the various educational awards.
Apart from the clinical commitment, her passion in teaching and educating junior doctors is unparalleled. As the Program Director of the SingHealth OBGYN Residency Programme, Dr Mathur has been patiently training and mentoring OBGYN residents. She is also actively involved in teaching and training of the medical students of Yong Loo Lin, Duke-NUS and Lee Kong Chian Medical schools. She is also active in clinical research with many publications in peer reviewed journals.
Dr Pearl Tong
Dr Pearl Tong is a gynaecologic oncologist consultant in practice since her return in 2018 after a 2-year fellowship program in Australia. She manages general gynaecology and gynaecologic-oncology cases, and does both open and minimally invasive surgery. A firm believer in giving patients the best quality of life, she pushes frontiers and consistently keeps up to date to allow patients to be at the forefront of treatment. She also values working in a tertiary institution with the privilege of collaboration with other specialties and the opportunity to contribute to medical education.
Dr Quek Swee Chong
Dr Quek Swee Chong is a specialist in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the ASC Clinic for Women in Gleneagles Hospital. He was formerly Senior Consultant & Head, Pre-invasive Disease & Screening Unit, Department of Gynaecological Oncology, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital. He served on the board of the International Federation of Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology and was former president of the Society of Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology of Singapore. He is also an honorary member of the Portuguese Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, as well as the Philippine Society of Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology
He received his undergraduate medical training in Dublin, Ireland, before working as an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist in London, UK for several years, including 3 years as a clinical research fellow. He has worked in Singapore since 2000. His special interest is in the area of prevention of gynaecological cancers, particularly cancer of the cervix.
He has a passion for teaching and training doctors and healthcare workers in under-privileged areas and has worked with the International Agency for Research into Cancer (IARC, WHO) in the area of training healthcare workers. He has authored several books and book chapters including “Lower Genital Tract Precancer 2ed“ (Blackwell Science) and “Cervical and lower genital tract Precancer 3ed”.
His research work includes real-time detection of cervical cancer and precancer, pap smear screening, HPV testing, and was involved in the clinical trials for HPV vaccines for the prevention of cervical cancer.
He has lectured extensively, both regionally and internationally in the area of cervical cancer prevention and conducts several training colposcopy courses a year.
Dr Quek has run the Himalayan Women’s Health Project, a voluntary non-profit humanitarian screening and treatment initiative since 2009. The main focus of this project is to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer in the region of Ladakh, India as well as Nepal.
Dr Tony Tan
Dr Tony Tan obtained his MBBS in National University of Singapore in 1993 and his specialist qualifications in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2000. He was further trained in fetal medicine including twin pregnancies at Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London for a year till June 2003. He was a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in the department of Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital till October 2006 and then Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Clinical Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Raffles Hospital from November 2006 to June 2019. He has set up his own clinic "Tony Tan Women and Fetal Clinic" at Mount Alvernia Hospital from 1st July 2019. He has also been appointed as the Medical Director, Alvernia Obstetric Screening Centre from the same date.
He specialises in the management of high-risk pregnancies. He has special interests in twin (both monochorionic and dichorionic) pregnancies, miscarriages, screening and diagnosis of fetal abnormalities, prevention and management of preterm labour, management of pre-eclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction and strategies to prevent stillbirth.
He had published in academic journals and is regularly invited to give academic lectures to fellow obstetricians and gynaecologists at local, regional and international medical conferences regularly.
He was President of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore in 2013-2014 and Chairman, Maternal Fetal Medicine Committee of the Asia-Oceanic Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2013-2017.
He is a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in UK and Academy of Medicine, Singapore, and member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He is also an examiner for the MRCOG examinations and the Exit examinations for local OG trainees.
He is also a member of the SingHealth Centralised Institutional Review Board which is the central ethics review board to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects involved in biomedical and behavioural research activities being conducted under the SingHealth institution.
Dr Tan has been appointed as a member representing the College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Faculty of Medical Experts Committee, Academy of Medicine since 2021, and is also a member of the Medical Experts Committee (MEC) for Policies, Training and Education. He has provided expert medical opinions for local obstetric medicolegal disputes.
Dr Susan Logan
MBChB MD (with commendation) FRCOG FFSRH
Senior Consultant, National University Hospital Systems (NUHS)
Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore
Dr Logan completed her under and post graduate training at the University of Aberdeen, UK. In addition to specialist training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (O & G), she also completed RCOG subspecialty training in Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare (SRH), obtained MFSRH and was awarded the higher research degree of MD (with commendation). She was a Consultant in SRH & Honorary Senior Lecturer O & G in Aberdeen from 2007 until moving to Singapore in 2012.
Currently, she is a senior consultant in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, National University Hospital, Singapore leading in the areas of sexual & reproductive healthcare, menopause, paediatric & adolescent gynaecology, sexual assault and sexual problems. She is Director of Residency Training & Postgraduate Education for NUHS Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Family Medicine Residency Program Deputy Site Director and Co-Chair Faculty Development Committee. She is an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore and actively involved in research relating to menopause, osteoporosis, SRH and medical education. She is a council member of the Obstetrical & Gynaecological and Osteoporosis Societies of Singapore and is on the exam committee for the MFSRH.
A/Prof David Tan
Dr Tan is a consultant medical oncologist at the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine in London, UK and trained in internal medicine at Hammersmith and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals. He obtained his PhD in Oncology at the Institute of Cancer research in London and trained in Medical Oncology at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Canada. His primary clinical and research interests are in gynaecological cancers, precision oncology, and early phase trials. He is the founding President of the Gynecologic Cancer Group Singapore (GCGS), and chairman of the Asia-Pacific Gynaecologic Oncology Trials (APGOT) Group. He currently also co-chairs the Cervical Cancer Research Network (CCRN) of the Gynecologic Cancer InterGroup (GCIG).
A/Prof Mahesh Choolani
A/Prof Mahesh Choolani is the Head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the National University of Singapore. He is also the Group Chief of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the National University Health System.
Prof Choolani has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, including top journals such as Nature, Blood, and The Lancet. His principle areas of research are Maternal-Fetal Medicine, non-invasive prenatal diagnosis, and fetal therapy. In 2010, he delivered the prestigious Benjamin Henry Sheares Memorial Lecture in Singapore.
Prof Choolani is the President-Elect of the College of Clinician Scientists, and Vice-President of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Singapore. He is also the President-Elect of the International Society of Prenatal Diagnosis, and Past President of the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society.
A/Prof Roy Ng
Associate Professor Ng Kwok Weng Roy (MBBS, LRCP Edin, LRCS Edin, LRCPS Glasg, FRCOG, M Obstet & Gynaec L’pool, FAMS) is a Senior Consultant & Head, Division of Urogynaecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, National University Hospital, Singapore & National University Singapore since 2010. He has trained 5 Consultant Urogynaecologists at KKH & NUH; Residents, Specialists and overseas Fellows and Observers.
He was the elected Asian representative on the International Advisory Board, International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) [2014-15]; Secretary of IUGA [2016-19] and its Program Committee chair at the IUGA annual meeting in 2017 (Vancouver), 2018 (Vienna) and co-chair, AUGS-IUGA joint annual meeting in 2019 (Nashville). He was the local chair, IUGA Regional Symposium, Singapore, April, 2012. He would be chairing the local organising committee as well as being on of the Program Committee of the 46th annual IUGA Hybrid meeting in Singapore, 9-12 December 2021.He has chaired the native tissue repair for pelvic organ prolapse workshop which was selected for 3 consecutive years at the IUGA annual meeting (2018-2020, the 2020 workshop was cancelled in view of the virtual meeting because of the COVID-19 pandemic).
He became IUGA PROTECT (Prevention & Repair Of perineal Trauma Episiotomy through Coordinated Training) certified in 2016 and has conducted numerous obstetrics anal sphincter injuries (OASIS) workshops locally & regionally using sow bottoms. He has been on the faculty of IUGA’s educational programs: eXchange Programs and Regional Symposia in Asia for over 5 years. He has been invited as faculty/speaker / surgeon to numerous local, regional and international Urogynaecological and Obstetrical & Gynaecological conferences in the past 2 decades.
He was an author for the chapter titled surgery for urinary incontinence in women for the International Continence Society’s 6th International Consultation on Incontinence (2017). He wrote the chapter on genital prolapse & urinary problems in the textbook in Obstetrics & Gynaecology for undergraduates, 1st & 2nd editions (2015, 2019, Singapore).
A/P Roy Ng is an examiner for the University of Singapore MBBS, Master of Family Medicine and Exit examination in O&G and the MRCOG (Part 2 & 3).
A/Prof Devendra Kanagalingam
Dr Devendra is a Senior Consultant with the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Singapore General Hospital and Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore and Duke-NUS Medical Schools. He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1992. Dr Devendra worked in orthopaedic surgery, neonatology, colorectal surgery, general surgery and emergency medicine before pursuing specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology.
As part of his postgraduate training, he spent 2 years working in the United Kingdom, including one year at the St George’s Hospital Medical School in London where he was Senior Registrar and Honorary Clinical Lecturer. He has a clinical interest in the management of high-risk pregnancies and intrapartum care and is presently lead clinician for the delivery suite at the Singapore General Hospital.
Dr Shephali Tagore
M.D., F.R.C.O.G (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Dr Shephali Tagore is a Senior Consultant in the Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Singapore.
She was the immediate past Head of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Head of Peripartum Unit from 2013 – 2020
She joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital, in 2004. Her subspecialty training was in Management of High Risk Pregnancies and Obstetric Critical Care in Dukes University Hospital, Durham, NC, US in 2009.
Dr Tagore has extensive clinical experience in general and various subspecialties of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her present clinical practice encompasses all aspects of Obstetrics and Gynecology with special interest in High Risk Obstetrics, Fetal heart rate monitoring and Operative Obstetrics (i.e. Placenta Accreta spectrum (PAS) and cervical incompetence).
Dr Tagore has been actively involved in the improvement of labor ward processes with introduction of new policies and development of sub specialty services.
She is active in research and teaching and leads training obstetric workshops (Obstetrics Emergencies Simulation, CORE)
Additionally, as a Director of International Medical Programme, she organizes training in Obstetrics Emergencies in developing countries in South East Asia. She leads teams to teach simple, safe obstetric practices improving perinatal outcomes and at the same time streamlining their own systems and processes.
In recognition of her services, she was awarded Singapore Health Quality Service Award: Star Award 2019 – 2020, Academic Achievement Award (Obstetrics simulation, PROMPT, 2018) and National Health IT Award for Trusted care: Redesigning Elective CS pathway, 2015)
Dr Andrea Lau Li Ching
Dr Lau is a Consultant Radiologist specialises in Women’s Imaging. She works in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Duke-NUS Medical School and a Clinical Physician Faculty Member for SingHealth Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programme. She was awarded the Service from the Heart (KKH) award in 2020. Her special interest is in the area of gynaecological imaging. She is passionate about teaching and training doctors and medical staff.
Dr Arthur Tseng
Dr Arthur Tseng is a consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, who sub-specialises in Urogynaecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at Gleneagles Hospital.
He completed his basic medical and professional degrees in the United Kingdom, and underwent further training in his subspecialty interest with world renown Urogynaecologist, Professor Linda Cardozo, at King’s College Hospital, London. Apart from urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, his pet interest is in the holistic management of Overactive Bladder Syndrome, and other functional bladder conditions.
Prior to joining Gleneagles Hospital, Dr Tseng was based at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital; working as part of a dedicated team, to generate greater public consciousness of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence, offering treatment and cure for such conditions that adversely affect the quality of life of many women.
Dr Chang Tou Choong
Dr. T.C. Chang is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist based at Thomson Medical Centre. From 1998 to 2020, he was the Head of the Fetal Assessment Unit, Centre for Prenatal Diagnosis and Obstetric Ultrasound, at Thomson Medical Centre. He is presently the Head and Director, Fetal Assessment Centre, Singapore Women’s Medical Group. His interests are in first trimester anatomy scanning, NIPT in challenging clinical scenarios, first trimester screening for pre-eclampsia and fetal growth restriction, ultrasound assessment of the at-risk fetus and management of high-risk pregnancies.
A/Prof Bernard Chern
Associate Professor Bernard Chern is the Head and Senior Consultant of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Unit in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
Assoc Professor Chern graduated from the Medical School, National University of Singapore in 1987. He obtained his specialist degrees from Royal College of Obstetrician & Gynaecologist of London, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and also Masters of Medicine from NUS, Singapore in 1994. He was admitted as a Fellow of the Acadamy of Medicine of Singapore in 2004. In 1996, he was awarded the HMDP MIS Fellowship with Professor Chris Sutton in the United Kingdom, and also with Dr C.Y. Liu at Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.
Assoc Professor Chern's professional appointments include the following:-
Chairman, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital, 2014 – 2019
Academic Chair, SingHealth-Duke-NUS OBGYN Academic Clinical Program, 2014 – 2019
OBGYN Program Leader, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, 2014 – 2019
Head, Department of Gynaecology & Obstetrics in KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital, 2008 - 2017
Member, Residency Advisory Committee (RAC) for Obstetrics and Gynaecology
President, College of O&G, Singapore, 2011- 2013
President, Asia-Pacific Association of Gynecolgic Endoscopy (APAGE), 2009 - 2010
Member, Advisory Board, Asia-Pacific Association of Gynecolgic Endoscopy (APAGE)
Board Member, Asia Pacific Gynaecological Endoscopy Training (APGET)
Board of Trustee, (Asia-Pacific Representative), American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) from 2014 - 2015
Assoc Professor Chern is an active participant in the international circle of MIS Societies and has been an invited speaker at numerous scientific conferences. He has also attended numerous international scientific conferences including the AAGL, APAGE, AGES, ISGE, ESGE etc over the years.
In addition, he has extensively published articles in peer-reviewed local and international journals. He has been a regular invited speaker and surgical skill instructor at the various regional Asia-Pacific conferences/workshops. In 2010, he successfully organised the 11th Annual Congress of APAGE in Singapore, which helped to bridge ties with the South East Asia countries with it’s other Asian counterparts.
Dr Ng Ying Woo
Dr Ng is a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology (MRCOG-UK). He graduated from the medical faculty, National University of Singapore (MMed) and holds a Diploma in advance laparoscopy (Dip. Eur Gyn Endoscopy) from the renowned CHU Estaing laparoscopic centre, France. Dr Ng is the honorary secretary of the Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Singapore (OGSS) and also the co-chair of the current 11st SICOG meeting.
He believes in holistic care for his patients and has vast experiences in performing surgeries and deliveries. Alongside his compassionate patient-centred care approach, Dr Ng is passionate about offering the best surgical solutions for management of gynaecological conditions. He was awarded a Fellowship in Advanced laparoscopic skills under the tutelage of Prof. Revaz Botchorichvili in 2011 by National University Hospital. As an Assistant Professor (Clinician), he also developed laparoscopy training modules and conducted endometriosis laparoscopic workshops for residency training in Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
At the forefront of surgery for management of sub-fertility and gynaecological conditions, Dr Ng is one of the pioneers in Singapore to develop the application of single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) in gynaecology since 2009. He has since then performed many SILS surgeries successfully for gynaecological conditions such as fibroids, endometriosis and fertility regulation for family planning. In addition, Dr Ng also performed Da Vinci robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery and mini-laparoscopy for his patients.
He is committed to providing obstetric care for all expectant mothers and advocates for natural delivery. He is also an activist in promoting women’s health. As such, he enjoys organising public outreach programs to empower women in making informed decisions about their healthcare.
Dr Ng is dedicated to offering the best obstetrics and gynaecological care for his patients. As a father, he understands the challenges of parents and takes pride in partnering patients in their healthcare journey.
Dr Serene Thain
Dr Serene Thain is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in the Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore. She obtained her Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons MRCS (Edinburgh) in 2013 as well as her Membership of the Royal College of Physicians MRCP (UK) and Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine in 2014. In November 2015, she was admitted as a Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (UK) and awarded the MRCOG Prize Medal for emerging as the overall highest scoring candidate in the examination, as well as the 4th Asia-Oceania Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Gold Medal conferred by NUS for the M.Med (O&G) examinations.
She went on to pursue subspecialty training in the field of Obstetric Medicine under the mentorship of Professor Catherine Nelson-Piercy at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London. She currently leads the one-STop Obstetric high RisK (STORK) Centre within KKH and runs various high risk obstetric and medical services that aim to provide an integrated and seamless journey for women with high risk pregnancies.
A/Prof Yu Su Ling
A/Prof Yu Su Ling is a Senior Consultant with the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Singapore General Hospital. A/Prof Yu is an accredited IVF specialist, Director of Centre for Assisted Reproduction. She sees patients with general gynaecology and obstetrics problems, and her special interests are in subfertility, menopause, and endoscopic surgery.
Dr Tan Eng Loy
Dr Tan Eng Loy practices at E K and E L Women’s Clinic and is an
obstetrician & gynaecologist experienced in high risk pregnancies, women’s health, women's health screening, contraception & benign gynaecological surgery. As an obstetrician dedicated to providing
excellent-quality maternity care, he is a strong advocate for maternal choice and strives to help expectant mothers go through their childbirth experience in a safe, positive and life-enhancing manner.
Dr Tan was previously a Senior Consultant at the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the Singapore General Hospital. Apart from private practice, he continues to advise as a Visiting Consultant on the Obstetric Medical Disorders / High Risk Pregnancy Clinic as well as the Gestational Diabetes Joint Clinic at SGH.
Dr Khalil Razvi
Khalil is a Senior Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist at the National University Health System, Singapore. He received his primary medical degree in Dublin, Ireland in 1988 and completed residency training in the National University Hospital in Singapore in 1995,
obtaining specialist qualifications from the RCOG, RACOG and Singapore. He trained as a Gynaecological Oncology Fellow at the Royal Marsden Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London in 1999-2000 and held Consultant Appointments in Singapore and the UK. He held multiple leadership roles in the UK, most recently Director of Women’s & Children in Southend University Hospital and Clinical Tumour Director for Gynaecological
Oncology for Mid &a South Essex Foundation Trust.
He has extensive research experience especially in the field of ovarian cancer and holds 2 patents from research done at the National University of Singapore. Khalil was a co-founder of COPES, a Gynaecological Cancer charity based in Essex, UK.
Prof Arijit Biswas
Professor Biswas is a senior consultant in the division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine in National University Hospital. He is currently also the Clinical Director of the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. For his outstanding contributions and achievements in clinical work that have advanced the safety and quality of obstetric care, Professor Arijit Biswas was awarded the 2017 “National Outstanding Clinician Award”. His special interest includes prenatal diagnosis, antenatal ultrasound and high-risk pregnancies.
Apart from holding numerous leadership and advisory positions at NUH and NUS, Professor Biswas is the Chairman of the national O&G Resident Advisory Committee and a member of the Specialist Accreditation Board, Singapore. He was also previously President of the College of O&G and a Council Member of the Academy of Medicine Singapore.
Prof Ho Tew Hong
Clinical Professor Ho Tew Hong is an Emeritus Consultant and Chief of Gynaecology at the KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Senior Consultant at the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Singapore General Hospital and the National Cancer Centre, Singapore. He is an adviser to the SingHealth OBGYN Academic Clinical Program and chairs the SingHealth OBGYN Residency Program Evaluation Committee.
He is the Chairman of the M Med (O&G) Examinations subcommittee and Chief Examiner of the conjoined M Med/MRCOG Examinations. He also chairs the Exit examination committee and is the chief examiner for senior residents exiting into independent specialist practice.
He is a member in the Residency Advisory Committee for O&G. He holds academic appointments as Clinical Professor at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore.
After completing his MBBS at the University of Singapore in 1974, Professor Ho went on to obtain his M Med (O&G) in 1980 and the MRCOG, UK in 1981. He obtained the Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine in O&G in 1984 and the FRCOG in 1994.
Professor Ho was awarded the Health Manpower Development Program Fellowship in 1983 & 1990 for training in Colposcopy and Gynaecologic Oncology in Australia and USA
As recognition of his status in the subspecialty, Professor Ho was made an Honorary member of the Australian Society of Gynaecologic Oncologists in August 2000.
Professor Ho continues to devote much of his career into the development and improvement of medical education. He initiated the first Regional MRCOG Part 2 OSCE Course for local and regional candidates in 2001. His leadership had also led to the formation of the first conjoined M Med/MRCOG examinations in Singapore on 8 May 2006.
He became the inaugural President of the College of O&G, Singapore on the 14 August 2004.
Professor Ho received several Academic and Clinical Awards in recognition of his contributions towards the development of O&G in SingHealth and Singapore. These included the Outstanding Clinician Award 2013, Distinguished Academician Award, College of O&G, Singapore 2014, and Distinguished Mentor Award 2016.
As part of the RCOG’s initiative for the RCOG Transforming Women’s Health Fundraising campaign, Professor Ho secured the support of local O&G specialists to raise 100,000 sterling pounds to have the Singapore Room named in its new building at Union Street, London, UK.
Prof Michael D. Mueller
- FMH board-certified Gynecologist and Obstetrician
- Board certification in surgical Gynecology and Obstetrics
- Board certification in Gynecological Oncology
Areas of interest
- Clinics: Endometriosis, Gynecological Oncology, Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Science: Angiogenesis, Inflammation related Cytokines and Chemokines, Pain pathophysiology
Publications and Awards:
- More than 250 publications in peer reviewed journals and more than 20 book chapters
- First prize for the best scientific work in Gynecology 2000 40 first prizes for scientific posters, 30 prizes for best videos, other scientific awards
- Member of the Swiss Society for Gynecology and Obstetrics (SGGG)
- Board member of the working group for Gynecological Oncology (AGO, SGGG)
- Member of the working group for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (AKOL, SGGG)
- Founding member and current president of the working group for Endoscopic Gynecology (AGE, SGGG)
- Member of the European Society for Gynecological Endoscopy (ESGE)
- Member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)
- Member of the European Society of Gynecological Oncology ESGO
- Member of the Society of Pelvic Surgeons (SPS)
- Member of the Endometriosis Society
- Editorial Board Member of Gynecological Surgery and regular Reviewer of Gynecologic Oncology,
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fertility and Sterility, Human Reproduction,
Obstetrics and Gynecology and other scientific journals
A/Prof Robert K Zurawin
Dr. Zurawin is President and Chief Executive Officer of Robert K Zurawin and Associates, Ltd., an international advisory firm he founded in 2018 after over 40 years practicing obstetrics and gynecology. He is particularly renowned for his expertise in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery with particular focus on uterine fibroids, endometriosis and alternative procedures to hysterectomy.
Dr. Zurawin has served as an Associate Professor in the division of Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where he received his medical degree with honors in 1977. He completed his residency at Baylor in 1982 and held successively higher positions during his career there, rising to the post of Chief of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. Among his many accomplishments during his tenure at Baylor, he created fellowships in Minimally Invasive Surgery and in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. He received two of the highest teaching honors at Baylor, the Fulbright and Jaworski Awards.
In addition to his academic and clinical pursuits, Dr. Zurawin has served as a consultant and medical director for numerous medical device companies and start ups. His knowledge, experience and technical background has enabled not only the development and improvement of many surgical devices, but also led to his being sought after for training residents and practicing surgeons in advanced endoscopic surgery. In addition to training physicians, he also trains industry sales forces in the use, safety, and proper technique of surgical devices.
Dr. Zurawin is a member of many national and international professional and scientific organizations, and served as President of several of them. He has lectured and performed surgery all over the world and worked with the US Department of State and the US Aid to International Development bringing advanced gynecologic techniques to developing countries.
Dr Mar Gil
Mar Gil (Madrid, 1984) is a doctor in Obstetrics at the Gynecology and Obstetrics Service of the Hospital Universitario de Torrejón and Professor at Universidad Francisco de Vitoria. After graduating as first class, she did a three-year stay at the Harris Birthright Research Center at King`s College, London, where she completed her thesis. This research has been key to the development of the circulating DNA test in maternal blood for the screening of fetal chromosomal abnormalities. After her return to Spain in 2015, she promoted the formation of a research unit in obstetrics and gynecology at the Hospital Universitario de Torrejón. She is a co-founder of the iMaterna Foundation, for research and development of fetal, maternal and neonatal medicine. She currently directs several lines of research in the prevention of pregnancy complications.
Prof Basky Thilaganathan
Basky Thilaganathan was appointed Director of Fetal Medicine at St George’s Hospital in 1999. His research interests are focused on Maternal-Fetal medicine, with a particular interest on placental dysfunction and preeclampsia (TED talk: http://bit.ly/2i1SqDk). He undertook his undergraduate training at King’s College London, where he obtained a BSc in Genetic Engineering (1985) and MBBS (1988). He completed his postgraduate training at King’s College London and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals, culminating in attainment of MRCOG (1995), MD in Fetal Medicine (1996) and Certificate of Completion of Training (1998). He was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRCOG) and an Honorary Doctorate (PhD) from Uppsala University in 2007.
He has authored two undergraduate and six postgraduate text books in obstetrics and fetal medicine. He is the Clinical Director of the Tommy’s National Centre for Maternity Improvement located at the RCOG/RCM and is Editor Emeritus of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the medical journal affiliated to ISUOG. He is a Council Member on the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG) and represents the RCOG on the UK National Screening Committee and the DH Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle oversight committee. He is also the Clinical Lead for the first dedicated high-throughput cfDNA screening NHS lab to undertake cfDNA aneuploidy screening (NIPT) in pregnancy (www.theSAFEtest.co.uk).
He has authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications in indexed journals. His major research interest is placental dysfunction leading to pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction and stillbirth. He currently holds research and commercial grants to the value of £1.5m – including EU-funded research (www.iPlacenta.eu). He has led on the implementation of algorithm-based screening at St Georges which has led to a 80% reduction in preterm pre-eclampsia – the severest form of the disease (https://vimeo.com/rcog/authorinsights16361).
Prof Margaret Cruickshank
I am a clinical academic at the University of Aberdeen: I co-lead the Aberdeen Centre for Women’s Health Research (ACWHR).
I am a past President of BSCCP and President-elect of European Federation of Colposcopy (EFC)
My own programme of research focuses on pre-invasive disease of the lower genital tract, clinical research trials, epidemiology and molecular studies.
As a clinician, I lead the colposcopy service and provide a tertiary specialist service in lower genital tract disorders including vulvoscopy and high resolution anoscopy.
Prof Sir Arulkumaran Sabaratnam
Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St George’s University of London (SGUL)
Professor & Head -2001 to 2013.
Foundation Professor of O&G, St George’s Medical school, University of Nicosia from 2014
Visiting Professor, Institute of Global Health Policy Innovation, Imperial College, London from 2012.
Past President of the FIGO; the British Medical Association (BMA) and the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) .
He was appointed Knight Bachelor by her Majesty the Queen of the UK in her Birthday Honours List in June 2009 in recognition of his services to Medicine and Health Care.
Prof Paul Fogarty
Paul Fogarty MD FRCOG is a Prof of Obstetrics & Gynaecology from Belfast
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist in Belfast from 1993-2017 specialising in Labour Ward, ultrasound & urogynaecology. In addition to his clinical expertise, he has a special interest in, Medical Education, Medical Leadership & Clinical Governance.
Active member of the RCOG and was Honorary Treasurer of The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists from 2010-2013 and subsequently
Senior Vice President (Global Health) 2013-2016.
From 2017-2020 he was Professor & Head of Department for Obstetrics & Gynaecology in Penang Medical School, Malaysia.
2015-2018 Co-chair of Scientific Program committee FIGO 2018 Rio,
2016 – date IJGO Sub Editor
Current Member & past chair of the FIGO Minimal Access Surgery Committee
Prof Scott Nelson
Scott Nelson is the Muirhead Chair in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Glasgow and a visiting professor at the University of Bristol. Scott’s additional roles include Scientific Director of The Fertility Partnership and Medical Director of Access Fertility. His research covers use of biomarkers to individualise care and epidemiology including e-health records and data linkage.
Prof Siladitya Bhattacharya
Professor Siladitya Bhattacharya MBBS, MD, FRCOG is Professor and Head of School of Medicine Medical Sciences and Nutrition at the University of Aberdeen.
A graduate of Calcutta University, he trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the United Kingdom, obtaining his MRCOG in 1991, MD in 1997 and FRCOG in 2006. He is a Sub-specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery and his main research interests include reproductive epidemiology and health services research in reproductive health. He has led a number of multicentre clinical trials in the United Kingdom, chairs the International Reproductive Medicine Research Network (INREM) and is Editor in Chief of Human Reproduction Open.