A Medical Advisory Committee has been set up to oversee the governance and standards of the Group. The roles and responsibilities of the Medical Advisory Committee include the following:
- serves as a liaison body between Board of Directors, the specialist medical practitioners of our Group and the management team;
- provides clinical governance for our specialist medical practitioners;
- advise on standard procedures and development of medical and ethical policies relating to clinical services;
- investigating and reviewing adverse clinical events and untoward clinical practices;
- advise on practice guidelines and conducting medical audits of our medical clinics;
- advise our Board of Directors on the appointment of healthcare professionals including specialist medical practitioners; this includes reviewing and evaluating the professional qualifications of these individuals;
- approves drugs for use;
- make recommendations on procurement of new and appropriate medical equipment;
- make recommendations on appropriate professional courses and seminars online with Continuing Medical Education requirements; and
- advice on infection control and monitoring of all drug utilisation policies and practices in our Group.
The Medical Advisory Committee consists of the following:
|Dr. Choo Wan Ling||Chairwoman|
|Dr. Natalie Chua||Vice-Chairwoman|
|Dr. Ng Koon Keng||Member|
|Dr. Radhika Lakshmanan||Member|
|Dr. Chua Ee Chek||External medical member|
|Mr. Steven Seah Seow Kang||External non-medical member|
The Medical Advisory Committee includes Dr. Chua Ee Chek, a senior medical professional and Mr. Steven Seah Seow Kang, a senior legal professional, both of whom are not part of the Group, to provide independence.
Dr. Choo Wan Ling
Dr. Choo Wan Ling graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1994 with a Bachelor's degree in Medicine and Surgery. She obtained her Masters in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the National University of Singapore in 2000 and is also the winner of the IV Asian Obstetrics and Gynaecology Congress Gold Medal (2000) which recognises academic excellence.
In 2003, Dr. Choo Wan Ling was elected as a council member of the OGSS, and was the Honorary Treasurer from 2004 to 2006. During that time, she organised the fifth and sixth Singapore Congress of O&G.
A prolific writer, Dr. Choo Wan Ling has published in scientific journals such as Gynaecologic and Obstetric Investigations – Vaginal Delivery after Previous Caesarean Section, Annals of Medicine – Osteoporosis in relation to Menopause and contributed to various medical publications in her field of specialisation. She has also contributed chapters to a guidebook for expectant mothers, published by Oxford University Press.
Dr. Choo Wan Ling is experienced in antenatal and gynaecological scans, antenatal care and risk assessment, prenatal screening, vaginal, assisted and caesarean delivery. She is also well versed in the management and treatment, both medical and surgical, of gynaecological issues (infection, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and ovarian cysts), pap smear abnormalities, colposcopy, fertility challenges and treatment. She also has a secondary special interest in menopausal care and female sexual dysfunction.
Dr. Natalie Chua
Dr. Natalie Chua graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor's degree in Medicine and Surgery in 2004. She attained and continued her specialist O&G traineeship at Kandang Kerbau Hospital and obtained her Membership of the Royal College of O&G (MRCOG London) in 2009.
Elected as a council member of the OGSS in 2010, Dr. Natalie Chua remains an active council member and continues to contribute to the O&G training of other aspiring trainees.
She is a believer of continuing medical education and contributes actively towards nurturing the future generation of specialist medical practitioners. In this respect, Dr. Natalie Chua was Chairman of the 12th and 13th Regional MRCOG Preparatory Course for aspiring gynaecologists. She also believes in natural birth techniques and breast feeding and was the O&G Representative for the Association for Breastfeeding Advocacy between 2011 and 2013.
Dr. Natalie Chua was honoured with the Excellent Service Award by SingHealth in 2010 and was accorded a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 2013.
Dr. Ng Koon Keng
Dr. Ng Koon Keng became CEO of our Group in August 2011, and is responsible for the overall administration, operation, business development, marketing and management of our Group.
Dr. Ng Koon Keng holds a First Class Honours degree (BMSc.) in Pharmacology and obtained his medical degree from the University of Dundee (UK). After qualifying, Dr. Ng Koon Keng started his traineeship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology but then decided to pursue a career in family medicine instead. He became a partner in a successful GP practice servicing the eastern part of Singapore in 1988. In 1997, Dr. Ng joined the financial industry and worked for two (2) leading institutions before returning to medicine in 1998 (and the start of the Asian recession). In 2004, he started A-Vic Enterprises Pte. Ltd., a media company that produced a lifestyle magazine designed for the medical profession in Singapore. At the end of 2008, he placed the publication on hold when he accepted an offer to become CEO of Surgeons International Holdings Pte. Ltd., an established medical marketing company in Singapore. During this period, he also served as Medical Advisor to Red Carpet Medical, a premier medical tourism business of Red Carpet Edition Pte. Ltd., and as a director of the Orchard Surgery Center Pte. Ltd. In 2010, Dr. Ng became the CEO of Asiamedic Limited, a medical company listed on the SGX-ST. After a short stint he returned to his position as CEO of Surgeons International Holdings Pte. Ltd. In 2011, Dr. Ng Koon Keng, together with Dr. Lee Keen Whye and Dr. Heng Tung Lan, decided to form SOG, a comprehensive and integrated woman's medicine business.
Dr. Radhika Lakshmanan
Dr. Radhika Lakshmanan graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor's degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1997. She subsequently obtained her fellowship in General Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Dr. Radhika Lakshmanan is a general surgeon with more than (fifteen) 15 years of surgical experience. Her sub-specialty interests lies in the treatment of breast diseases ranging from management of benign breast disorders such as breast cysts, lumps, nipple discharge, lactation problems, screening, male breast disorders and breast cancer. She also has a sub-specialty interest in oncoplastic breast surgery (cancer surgery in which plastic surgery techniques are adopted to achieve a superior aesthetic outcome as compared to standard breast cancer operations) and breast cancer management, which she pursued at the Nottingham Breast Institute in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Radhika Lakshmanan is an advocate of breast cancer awareness and frequently participates in seminars for both the public and medical fraternity. She is also an active member of the Singapore Breast Cancer Foundation. As a member of the Asian Breast Diseases Association, she aims to improve awareness and share her expertise in the Asia Pacific region.
Dr. Chua Ee Chek
Dr. Chua Ee Chek is a reputable ophthalmologist with more than 20 years of experience, and is currently a Senior Consultant at Gleneagles Medical Centre. He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1984, and is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow and a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. In addition to general ophthalmology, Dr. Chua Ee Chek is also an experienced cataract surgeon with special interest in small incision, sutureless cataract surgery with premium implants. He was conferred the Public Service Medal (PBM) and the Public Service Star (BBM).
Mr. Steven Seah Seow Kang
Mr. Steven Seah is currently the managing partner of Seah Ong & Partners LLP, and an independent director of IPC Corporation Limited. He graduated from the University of Singapore in 1980, and obtained the Diploma of Business Law from the National University of Singapore in 1988. Mr. Steven Seah was called to the Bar in 1981 and has more than 30 years of experience in conveyancing, corporate work, intellectual property, civil and criminal litigation and solicitors' work. He was conferred the Public Service Medal (PBM) and Public Service Star (BBM).