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MPS Associates: Here to help

Associates are a group of MPS members who can provide peer support or are there if you need a medical colleague to talk to. They will treat everything in the strictest confidence and if you need medicolegal advice you will be referred to a specialist medicolegal adviser or one of our MPS panel lawyers. InCasebook we are allowing readers to get to know our Associates a little better – this issue covers Singapore.

Professor TAY Sun Kuie

SENIOR CONSULTANT, OBS & GYNAE CHIEF OF GYNAELOGICAL ONCOLOGY DIRECTOR OF SURGICAL RESEARCH, SINGAPORE GENERAL HOSPITAL (SGH)

A graduate of University College London, UK, Professor Tay obtained his Doctorate in Medicine (MD) degree at the same university with a thesis on immunity and Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Prof Tay’s other notable achievements are:

  • Fellowship of the Singapore Ministry of Health for a special interest in immunotherapy of gynaecological cancer at the MD Anderson Medical Centre and Institute of Tumours, Houston in 1993.
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS), and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRCOG) in 1989 and 1998, respectively.
  • Subspecialty training in colposcopy and laser treatment of pre-invasive disease of the cervix in London from 1982 to 1987.
  • Extensive experience in the surgery and chemotherapy of women’s cancers, and minimally invasive treatment for women’s cancers and endometriosis. Numerous awards, publications and research/trials.
  • MPS Associate from 2008.
  • Current appointments also include Associate Professor, Yong Loo Ling School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS); member of the International Society of Gynaecologic Cancers; and Past President of the Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, Singapore.
  • Email: tay.sun.kuie@sgh.com.sg

Dr TOH Choon Lai

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON, MOUNT ELIZABETH MEDICAL CENTRE

Notable achievements include:

  • Singapore Medical Association (SMA) Council Member
  • Chair of the SMA Ethics & Indemnity Complaints Committee
  • Fellowships – Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh; Orthopaedic Trauma, Harvard; Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
  • MPS Associate from 2008.
  • Email: tohchoonlai@yahoo.com.sg

Dr Bertha WOON Yng Yng

Dr Bertha Woon is a specialist in general surgery in Singapore. She is director at her own private practice, Bertha Woon General and Breast Surgery, at Gleneagles Medical Centre, Singapore. She completed her practice training contract at the law firm, Dodwell & Co, and was called to the Singapore Bar in July 2013.

She has a long-standing interest in medical education, ethics and professionalism and medicolegal issues, including advocacy for patients and physicians. She is past-Treasurer and current Executive Council member of the College of Surgeons at the Academy of Medicine, Singapore; as well as a Council Member of the Singapore Medical Association (SMA). She represents the SMA at the Confederation of Medical Associations in Asia and Oceania and is part of the Board at the SMA Center for Medical Ethics and Professionalism.

She is also a committee member of the Ethics Committee of Ang Mo Kio-Thye Hua Kwan Hospital. Dr Woon has been an MPS Associate since 2012. Email:bertha.woon@gmail.com

Dr LIM Thiam Chye

Notable achievements include:

  • Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
  • MPS Associate in Singapore
  • Worked in plastic surgery since 1989, a consultant since 1995, involved in medical education since 1993
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh), Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore (Plastic Surgery).
  • Email: surlimtc@nus.edu.sg
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