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Senior Management

As a new healthcare cluster serving the population of northern Singapore, Alexandra Health System's aim is to transform healthcare, moving from the "episodic, compartmentalised, illness care of body parts” to “head-to-toe, anticipatory healthcare of the whole person" under the leadership of our Senior Management.

Alexandra Health System

Prof Pang Weng Sun, Acting Group Chief Executive Officer, Alexandra Health System

Mr Roger Leong, Chief Financial Officer

Mr Alvin Ong, Chief Information Officer

Ms Magdalene Chai, Group Chief Human Resource Officer

Dr Wong Sweet Fun, Chief Transformation Officer

Mr Samuel Ng, Senior Director, Special Projects

Dr Howard Foo, Senior Director, Clinical Manpower Planning

Ms Caroline Lim, Director, Group Corporate Communications

Ms Cheong Choy Fong, Director, Quality & Risk Management Office

Mr Donald Wai, Director, Hospital Planning

Mr Lim Theam Siew, Director of Corporate Development, and Business Office

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Mrs Chew Kwee Tiang, Chief Executive Officer

A/Prof Pek Wee Yang, Chairman, Medical Board and Senior Consultant, General Medicine

Ms Low Beng Hoi, Chief Nurse

Ms Yen Tan, Chief Operating Officer

Dr Wong Moh Sim, Deputy Chairman, Medical Board, Head and Senior Consultant, Laboratory Medicine

Dr Terence Tang, Deputy Chairman, Medical Board, and Senior Consultant, Geriatric Medicine

A/Prof Tan Kok Yang, Deputy Chairman, Medical Board, Head and Senior Consultant, General Surgery

A/Prof Phoa Lee Lan, Deputy Chairman, Medical Board, Head and Senior Consultant, General Medicine

Fatimah Moideen Kutty, Director, Operations

Yishun Community Hospital

Dr Pauline Tan, Chief Executive Officer

Prof Pang Weng Sun, Chairman, Medical Board and Senior Consultant, Geriatric Medicine

Mdm Chua Gek Choo, Director of Nursing

Mr Samuel Ng, Chief Operating Officer

Dr Wong Sweet Fun, Deputy Chairman, Medical Board and Senior Consultant, Geriatric Medicine

Woodlands Health Campus

Dr Jason Cheah, Chairman, Pro-tem Planning Committee

Dr Howard Foo, Chief, Corporate Services

Pang Weng SunProfessor Pang Weng Sun
Acting Group Chief Executive Officer, Alexandra Health System
Chairman, Medical Board, Yishun Community Hospital
Senior Consultant, Department of Geriatric Medicine


Prof Pang was appointed acting Group Chief Executive Officer of Alexandra Health System on 16 February 2017. He is also Chairman, Medical Board, Yishun Community Hospital. From 2005 to 2011, he was the Chairman, Medical Board, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and Head, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Alexandra Hospital from 2000-2004.

He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 1983, and obtained the M. Med (Internal Medicine, Singapore) and MRCP (UK). In 1994 he became a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Singapore), and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) in 1999. In 2016, Prof Pang was awarded the National Outstanding Clinician Educator Award by the Ministry of Health.

He also holds appointments as Vice Dean, Clinical Affairs at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University and Director, Geriatric Education and Research Institute. He concurrently practises as a Senior Consultant in the Department of Geriatric Medicine, KTPH and has an interest in palliative care in the elderly.

Roger LeongMr Roger Leong
Chief Financial Officer


Mr Leong has more than 20 years of Finance experience in both the public and private sectors, starting his career in auditing in PriceWaterhouse Coopers.

Before joining Alexandra Health, Mr Leong was the CFO (Asia Pacific) for Carlson Wagonlit Travel, one of the world's largest travel companies. He had also held the positions of Finance Director (South East Asia) for DHL Express and the Financial Controller in the Singapore Land Authority.

Roger holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours, 2nd Upper) from National University of Singapore and a Master of Business Administration (Strategic Management) from Nanyang Technological University. He is a Fellow, Certified Public Accountant, Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore.

Mr Leong enjoys reading and running.

Alvin OngMr Alvin Ong
Chief Information Officer


As the CIO, Mr Ong provides healthcare information technology leadership and aligns all IT initiatives to the regional health group's strategy and national healthcare objectives. He also oversees the implementation of all IT initiatives for the group.

Mr Ong has over 20 years' experience in healthcare-IT spanning major healthcare organisations such as SingHealth, National Healthcare Group, Alexandra Hospital, Changi General Hospital and Toa Payoh Hospital. He was involved in the planning for new hospitals and medical centres such as Admiralty Medical Centre (2017), Yishun Community Hospital (2015), Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (2010) and Changi General Hospital (1996).

Alvin is an active contributor to professional development and associations. He was appointed Adjunct Faculty by Singapore Management University, Distinguished Professional by Republic Polytechnic and served in the Engineering Accreditation Board's accreditation committee for Bachelor of Engineering degrees at NUS, NTU and SUTD. He was also featured in the 2013 edition of "Who's Who in Engineering Singapore" by The Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES).

He had either chaired or served in the executive committees of national IT bodies and professional associations including National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) Steering Committee, IT Standards Committee (ITSC), Service Innovation Design Technical Committee, IT Governance Technical Committee, HCA Hospice IT Committee, IT Management Association (ITMA) and Operational Research Society of Singapore. He is the current President of ITMA, a professional association of 500 CIOs and senior IT leaders in Singapore.

He is also an avid toastmaster and was the past Division U Governor of Toastmasters International District 80 overseeing 26 toastmasters clubs and obtained the President’s Distinguished Division in 2014. In 2012, he was awarded Division U "Toastmaster of the Year". He is also a former national chess player, certified FIDE Chess Trainer and a multiple winner of the Public Service Chess Championship since 2002, and consecutively in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Mr Ong has a Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) from the National University of Singapore, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Surrey, UK, and national IT certifications such as CITPM (Senior) and COMIT (Senior).

Magdalene ChaiMs Magdalene Chai
Group Chief Human Resource Officer


Ms Chai has over 20 years of experience in human resource management. As Group CHRO, Ms Chai oversees human resource functions for all AHS institutions. She is responsible for AHS human resource policies, programmes and services. Her priorities encompass human capital development, talent management and productivity improvement.

Ms Chai has a wide spectrum of human resource experience in large organisations, both in the public and private sector. Ms Chai was Director of Human Resources at Temasek Polytechnic. Previously, she held senior HR roles in organisations including Nanyang Technological University, OCBC Bank and SembCorp Marine. She holds a BA and Master Degree in Human Resource Management from the National University of Singapore. She is a professional member of the Singapore Human Resource Institute (SHRI).

Wong Sweet FunDr Wong Sweet Fun
Chief Transformation Officer
Deputy Chairman, Medical Board (Yishun Community Hospital)
Senior Consultant, Geriatric Medicine


Dr Wong oversees administration of the Alexandra Health Contact Centre, Population Health initiatives, Healthcare Innovation and Research, and Regional Health System Programme Office. As senior consultant geriatrician, she also provides clinical direction to the health services development from preventive care to case management of frail, chronically ill and complex patients within their homes and the community. In addition, she holds teaching positions in the undergraduate curriculum as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and in graduate diploma programmes for hospital and Intermediate and Long Term Care doctors under the Academy of Medicine, and School of Post-Graduate Medical Studies for Family Physicians.

Dr Wong has been actively involved in the promotion of health, fitness and ageing-in-place in community-dwelling older adults. She has also contributed towards the development of Preventive Geriatrics, served in inter-ministry committees, and worked collaboratively with national agencies such as the Ageing Planning Office, Health Promotion Board, Centre for Enabled Living, Council for Third Age, and People’s Association Wellness Programme. She is a recipient of the Humanitarian Healthcare Award, 2013.

Samuel NgMr Samuel Ng
Senior Director, Special Projects (Alexandra Health System)
Chief Operating Officer (Yishun Community Hospital)


Mr Samuel Ng holds a dual portfolio as Senior Director of Special Projects at Alexandra Health System (AHS) and Chief Operating Officer at Yishun Community Hospital (YCH). As Senior Director of AHS, he oversees the transformation and innovation processes to better serve the healthcare needs of patients under the entities of AHS. As COO at YCH, he provides strategic leadership and manages the operations planning of the hospital.

Prior to this appointment, Samuel was the Vice President, Airport Operations Planning in Changi Airport Group. He conceptualised and prototyped the seamless self-service concept at Changi Airport Terminal 4. He also pioneered and developed the capability of the Terminal Capacity Planning team to provide the management with medium to long term forecast of capacity utilisation and optimisation. In addition, he spearheaded the development of key strategic thrusts for Business Continuity Planning, focusing on Incident Management, Business Continuity and Crisis Communications. He also managed the Customer Insights portfolio involving the analysis of passenger's satisfaction and efficiency performance across multiple touch points to develop service improvement plans.

Samuel has more than two decades of experience in the aviation industry, with previous positions in SATS (formally known as Singapore Airport Terminal Services) and Singapore Airlines in different roles such as Product & Process Development, Planning & Development, Marketing and Hub Operations.

He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics) from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. Married with a daughter, Samuel enjoys gardening, cycling and fishkeeping.

Howard FooDr Howard Foo
Senior Director, Clinical Manpower Planning (Alexandra Health System) 
Chief, Corporate Services (Woodlands Health Campus)


As the Senior Director, Clinical Manpower Planning of AHS, Howard drives and supports the Cluster Clinical Manpower Planning Committee which is responsible for planning and development of clinical professional manpower for the cluster. He is also assisting in the development and implementation of the AHS Community Health Programmes.

At WHC, Howard leads the Corporate Services Division and oversees multiple departments such as Human Resource, Finance, Communications & Engagement, Organisation Development and Corporate Development.

Howard has many years of experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to his joining, Howard was the Head and Senior Director of University Surgical Cluster at NUH International. He has held previous positions as Chief Executive of Home Nursing Foundation, Director of Clinical Manpower in Ministry of Health Holdings, Executive Director in National Healthcare Group (NHG) College and Director, Clinical Manpower in NHG.

Howard has a MB ChB (Honours) degree from University of Edinburgh and holds an MBA (Strategic Management) from Nanyang Technological University.

Howard enjoys travelling and dining.

Caroline LimMs Caroline Lim
Director, Group Corporate Communications


As the Director of AHS corporate communications, Caroline sets the Cluster's overall branding and the strategic direction for corporate communications.

Prior to her appointment at AHS, Caroline spent 7.5 years as the founding Director of the Institute of Service Excellence at Singapore Management University (ISES). She was instrumental in setting up ISES, shaping and laying the foundations of ISES’ reputation as a thought leader in service excellence. She led the launch of Singapore’s national index in 2007 – the Customer Satisfaction Index of Singapore – that has since become the key performance indicator of Singapore’s services sector. Caroline started her career in banking and finance, of which 12 years was spent across different roles in the United Overseas Bank Group (UOB). Her last appointment with UOB was as Vice President and Division Head of Call Centre that provided sales and customer service support enterprise-wide.

Caroline has a BA degree from National University of Singapore and holds an executive MBA from INSEAD. Married with three children, she enjoys running, reading and playing the piano.

Cheong Choy FongMs Cheong Choy Fong
Director, Quality and Risk Management Office


As director of Quality & Risk Management, Ms Cheong responsibilities include managing the Enterprise Risk of the cluster as well as overseeing the planning, implementing and improving the Quality Management Systems (QMS) to support the hospital's goals. She is responsible in shaping the quality strategies and policies that will ensure delivery of clinical and service quality within a safe environment with optimal cost effectiveness as well as mentoring and sponsoring all kaizens and six sigma projects at the hospitals. Under the purview of MOH, Ms Cheong heads Health Performance Office at KTPH, championing for the National Standards of Care.

Ms Cheong is a council member of the SHINe, MOH where she engages the senior management of all the RHS in agenda setting on Triple Aim – Population Health, Lowering Cost & Customers’ Experience.

Ms Cheong co-chairs the Joint Commission International (JCI) Committee at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) and is instrumental in leading the organisation to achieve the JCI re-accreditation in July 2014. She is also instrumental in leading KTPH to top the MOH Patient Satisfaction Surveys, 10 years in a row.

Prior to her QRM appointment, Ms Cheong was the Director, Human Resource Development (HRD) at Alexandra Hospital. In this role, Ms Cheong was responsible in ensuring the hospital's compliance with various international quality standards. Concurrently, Ms Cheong assumed the responsibility of the Executive Director, NHG College under National Healthcare Group (NHG).

Ms Cheong was a trained registered nurse with an Advance Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing. She also obtained an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration. She is certified in Six Sigma training and is a trained Black Belt. She is also certified in Lean Management by University of Michigan.

Ms Cheong is a recipient of the Meritorious Award in Nursing in 1992 and Ministry of Health, Long Service Award in 2013.

Donald WaiMr Donald Wai
Director, Hospital Planning


Mr Donald Wai is the Director of the Hospital Planning department in Alexandra Health System. He had been involved in the planning, implementation and commissioning of the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and Yishun Pond projects. His current projects include the Woodlands Health Campus, Yishun Community Hospital, Admiralty Medical Centre and Sembawang Regional Primary Care Centre developments. He also provides advice to the facilities management team in maintenance and upgrading works in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

His formal training includes Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and MSc and he is also registered with the Professional Engineers Board of Singapore.

Lim Theam SiewMr Lim Theam Siew
Director, Corporate Development, and Business Office


Mr Lim has close to 30 years of experience in the public sector, having previously held senior positions in the Ministry of Finance, Auditor-General’s Office and the National Library Board.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial) and Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Newcastle in Australia, and a Master in Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles in USA


Chew Kwee TiangMrs Chew Kwee Tiang
Chief Executive Officer


Mrs Chew is the Chief Executive Officer of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) since April 2012. As CEO of KTPH, she leads the hospital team to deliver quality and hassle-free public healthcare in the North.

Prior to this appointment, she was Chief Operating Officer of KTPH from March 2010 to March 2012.  She was responsible for strategic and operations management in Alexandra Hospital (AH), led the hospital planning team for KTPH and was a key member to drive change at Alexandra Hospital in 2000 to 2009.

She started her career in Guardian Pharmacy and the National University Hospital.  She managed retail and hospital pharmacy, pharmaceutical warehousing, distribution, overseas purchasing, advertising and promotion.

Mrs Chew serves as an Adjunct Faculty at the Singapore Management University.  She is a member of the Management Board of Institute of Systems Science, MOH Healthcare Tripartite for Workforce Innovation and Productivity, Advisory Committee for Huamin Primary School, and chairperson for Healthcare Academic Advisory Committee at the Institute of Technical Education.  She is advisor to the Council of Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore and member of the law disciplinary panel at Supreme Court.

Mrs Chew graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours), and holds a Master of Business Administration.

Yen TanMs Yen Tan
Chief Operating Officer


Ms Yen Tan is appointed Chief Operating Officer, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH), the flagship hospital of Alexandra Health on 15 May 2012.

Prior to this appointment, Ms Tan was the Director of Operations, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and Alexandra Hospital. Ms Tan joined Alexandra Hospital in 2000 and played a key role in the successful restructuring process of Alexandra Hospital. Throughout her career in Alexandra Hospital, she has made major contributions in various areas including Clinics, Wards, Call Centre, Operational Support Services (OSS), Facilities Development, Corporate Communications and Quality Service Management. Ms Tan led the OSS team in designing the hospitality and support services for KTPH. She also worked in the Operations Department of National University Hospital (NUH) in 1999.

Ms Tan comes from the hospitality industry. Before joining NUH, Ms Tan worked with the Singapore Hotel Association Training and Education Centre (SHATEC).

Ms Tan has a Degree in Applied Science (Hospitality) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. She also has a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Queensland Institute of Technology, Australia. Ms Tan graduated top of the MBA class and received the MBA Medallion of the year. She is the inaugural recipient of the QUT MBA International Scholarship Award.


Pek Wee YangA/Prof Pek Wee Yang
Chairman, Medical Board
Senior Consultant, General Medicine


A/Prof Pek Wee Yang is a Senior Consultant and the Head of Department of General Medicine. He is an accredited respiratory specialist, proficient in general respiratory and critical care medicine. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Singapore) and Fellow of Royal College of Physician of Edinburgh. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.

A/Prof Pek is the Clinical Lead and Consultant in-charge of pulmonary physiology and Sleep Laboratory at KTPH. He sub-specialises in bronchial asthma, allergic airway diseases and chronic cough.

A/Prof Pek holds several teaching appointments and has been actively involved in teaching at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS). He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS.

In addition to his clinical duties, A/Prof Pek is a member of the Residency Advisory Committee of Respiratory Medicine as well as Internal Medicine.

Wong Moh SimDr Wong Moh Sim
Deputy Chairman, Medical Board
Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Laboratory Medicine


Dr Wong is the Deputy Chairman Medical Board and is concurrently a Senior Consultant and Head of the Department of Laboratory Medicine at KTPH. Dr Wong graduated from the University of Leicester in UK and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (UK) in Chemical Pathology and the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. She also holds a Master of Health Science (Management) degree from the University of Sydney, Australia.

Dr Wong was conferred the Award for Academic Excellence in Health Science Management by the Singapore Institute of Management and University of Sydney in 2002. Dr Wong currently serves on various committees, including the Singapore Association of Clinical Biochemists (SACB), the Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Committee, Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists (AACB), and SAC-SINGLAS Technical Testing Committee, Singapore. Dr Wong's interests are laboratory management and workflow and quality assurance. Her clinical interest is diabetes mellitus and she runs clinic sessions in the Diabetes Centre at Alexandra Hospital. She is also actively involved in teaching medical students and medical technologists.

Terence TangDr Terence Tang
Deputy Chairman, Medical Board
Senior Consultant, Geriatric Medicine


Dr Terence Tang is a Senior Consultant of the Department of Geriatric Medicine at KTPH. He is an accredited physician in the fields of Geriatric Medicine and Internal Medicine.

Dr Tang has been actively involved in undergraduate teaching with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also actively contributing to the post graduate education of clinicians, especially with the Residency programs of Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.

In addition to his clinical duties, Dr Tang also advises the Medical Informatics Unit of the hospital as the Chief Medical Informatics Officer.

Tan Kok YangA/Prof Tan Kok Yang
Deputy Chairman, Medical Board
Head and Senior Consultant, General Surgery


A/Prof Tan specialises in colorectal cancer surgery and laparoscopic colorectal surgery with a special interest in low rectal cancers and sphincter-preserving surgery. He also performs a wide variety of basic and complex anorectal operations including exploring new methods in haemorrhoidal surgery. He is also trained to perform advanced procedures in colonoscopy. He did his fellowship at Jichi Medical School, Saitama Medical Centre of Japan under the tutelage of Prof Fumio Konishi.

He strongly believes in surgical innovations and progressive research. His research work is well published in numerous international peer-reviewed journals. He is on the International Advisory Board of Digestive Endoscopy and also on the Editorial Board of World Journal of Gastroenterology and World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He has also written a number of book chapters on colorectal surgery and published a number of editorials in international surgical journals.

A/Prof Tan Kok Yang is the editor of the book "Colorectal Cancer in the Elderly" and "Transdisciplinary Perioperative Care in Colorectal Surgery" published by Springer in 2012 and 2014 respectively. He is a Member of the Surgical Residency Advisory Committee of Singapore and has also been appointed as National Examiner for General Surgery. He is serving as the President of the Society of Colorectal Surgeons of Singapore from 2015 to 2017. He also served as a Board Member of the Chapter of General Surgeons of the College of Surgeons.

His other passion in the field of surgery is the improvement of outcomes in elderly patients. He is the Clinical Director of the Geriatric Surgery Programme of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. He is actively involved in projects and clinical research on this challenging group of patients and is a member of the American Geriatrics Society and founded the Geriatric Surgery Society of Singapore in 2017.

Phoa Lee LanA/Prof Phoa Lee Lan
Deputy Chairman, Medical Board
Head and Senior Consultant, General Medicine


A/Prof Phoa Lee Lan attained her postgraduate qualification for internal medicine in NUS School of Postgraduate Medicine and Royal College of Physicians (UK). She is an accredited specialist proficient in respiratory medicine, critical care medicine and internal medicine. She sub-specialises in asthma, airway allergy and chronic cough. She went on Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) fellowship to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Woolcock Institute in Sydney, Australia.

A/Prof Phoa is currently the head of Department of General Medicine at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. Before taking up the position of HOD Medicine, she was the Patient Safety Officer of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and was heavily involved in patient safety and quality work in the organisation. She was also the medical lead for the Woodlands Health Campus Planning Committee from 2014 to June 2017. She is appointed deputy Chairman Medical Board of Khoo Teck Puat hospital in June 2017 to look into care integration and care standards for the organisation.

A/Prof Phoa Lee Lan is also Adjunct Associate Professor for Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at NTU. She recently stepped down from her role as Assistant Program Director for the NHG Respiratory Medicine Senior Residency Program but continued to be active in the training of junior and senior residents in respiratory medicine training program.

Low Beng HoiMs Low Beng Hoi
Chief Nurse


Ms Low was appointed as the Director of Nursing in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in March 2010. Previously she was the Director of Nursing at Alexandra Hospital.

Outside of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Ms Low serves as a member of the Nanyang Polytechnic and Ngee Ann Polytechnic Advisory Panels. She is a member of the Singapore Nursing Board and was appointed its Chairman in 2012. Ms Low also sits on the Selection Panel for the Courage Fund Award.

From 1985 to 2001, Ms Low worked at the National University Hospital (NUH). There she oversaw 8 Specialist Clinics at the same time ran the Orthopaedic Clinic, was involved with the renovation of 2 Clinics and worked in the Intensive Care/Coronary Care Unit. Whilst at NUH she completed her Diploma in Management at the Singapore Institute of Management.

Ms Low started working in Singapore in 1985 after spending 13 years in the United Kingdom. She graduated in 1974 as a State Registered Nurse from Essex County Hospital. Subsequently she undertook her Intensive Care Course in Hammersmith Hospital. In 1976 she was registered with the Central Midwives Board after completing a year of training at the West Middlesex Hospital. She also obtained a grant to pursue a Certificate Course in Women's Light Clothing Manufacture at City & Guilds of London Institute in 1981.

In 2009, Ms Low received the Bronze Public Service Award (Singapore).

Fatimah Moideen KuttyFatimah Moideen Kutty
Director, Operations


Ms Fatimah is the Director of Operations, supporting Chief Operating Officer in day to day Operations of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

She joined Alexandra Hospital (AH) as Head of Pharmacy in 2000 and was actively involved in the restructuring of AH. In 2008, she was appointed as Acting Head of Human Resources in AH to support the preparation and the transition to KTPH before moving to Operation department in 2011.

Prior to joining Alexandra Hospital, Ms Fatimah was a Pharmacist in Ministry of Health (MOH) and National University Hospital.

Ms Fatimah is a current council member as well as past president of Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore (PSS). She was awarded the Professor Lucy Wan Outstanding Pharmacist Award by PSS in 2007. She is also a faculty member of MOH’s Singapore Healthcare Improvement Network (Shine) for medication safety. Key past appointments include Chairman of AH /KTPH Safety Committee from April 2008 to February 2013 and member of MOH’s National Medication Safety Steering Committee from July 2010 to June 2013.

Ms Fatimah graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) and Masters in Pharmacy (Clinical Pharmacy). She also has a post graduate diploma in human capital management.

Pauline TanDr Pauline Tan
Chief Executive Officer (Yishun Community Hospital)


Dr Pauline Tan's illustrious nursing career spanned 37 years. She was the Chief Nursing Officer at Ministry of Health and Registrar of the Singapore Nursing Board from 2007 to 2014.

Dr Tan was instrumental in setting up the National Nursing Taskforce in 2012 to chart the development of the profession nationally. Locally, she served as Chairperson or Advisory Member on academic and professional committees to advance nursing excellence. Internationally, she was invited to serve on global and regional nursing networks and committees as a thought leader and speaker. She is also an International Nurse Surveyor for the Joint Commission International.

Dr Tan received her Bachelor of Nursing and Graduate Diploma in Nursing Administration from La Trobe University on a World Health Organisation Award in 1990. She obtained an MSc in Asia-Pacific Human Resource Management and Master of Public Administration, both from the National University of Singapore. In 2011, La Trobe University conferred her an honorary Doctor of Nursing (honoris causa) in recognition of her contributions to the nursing profession. In that year, she was also inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

Dr Tan has held previous senior positions in the public and private health sectors spanning clinical, operational and regulatory responsibilities. These included Director of Nursing and Senior Manager Corporate Planning at the Institute of Mental Health and Director of Operations in Thomson Medical Centre.

Chua Gek ChooMdm Chua Gek Choo
Director of Nursing (Yishun Community Hospital)


Mdm Chua has been in healthcare since 1971 and served in several restructured hospitals in Singapore, including four years at Nanyang Polytechnic, School of Health Sciences. She holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Nursing), Certificate in Intensive Care Nursing and Management. She attained her Post Graduate Diploma of Teaching in Higher Education from Nanyang Technological University in 2000.

A strong advocate for marrying theory and practice for effective delivery of safe care, Mdm Chua was awarded the National University Hospital's Staff Merit Award and Ministry of Health Nurses' Merit Award in 1989 and 1992, respectively. In 2008 while at Alexandra Hospital, she was awarded the President's Nurse Award, the most prestigious nursing honour in Singapore.

Mdm Chua was appointed Director of Nursing, Yishun Community Hospital, in February 2012. She served as Assistant Director of Nursing, National University Hospital and Alexandra Hospital (2001 to 2005), Deputy Director (Nursing), Alexandra Hospital and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, from 2005 to January 2012. She led the Inpatient Nursing Workgroup in the planning, commissioning and migration from Alexandra Hospital to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in 2010. She currently serves as the Executive Council member of Singapore Nurses' Association.

Jason CheahDr Jason Cheah
Chairman, Pro-tem Planning Committee (Woodlands Health Campus)


Dr Jason Cheah is Chairman, Pro-tem Planning Committee of Woodlands Health Campus (WHC). When completed, the integrated health campus in the North will comprise an acute care hospital, a community hospital and a nursing home. Dr Cheah is concurrently CEO of the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC).

Prior to his current appointments, Dr Cheah was the CEO of National Healthcare Group Polyclinics from Nov 2005 to July 2009. From 2000 to 2005, he held dual portfolios as Chief Projects Officer of the National Healthcare Group and Director, Clinical Services at Alexandra Hospital. Dr Cheah graduated with a medical degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1991 and went on to obtain the Masters of Medicine in Public Health from NUS, Masters in Health Care Management from Wales University (Swansea), and a MBA from Warwick University. In 2001, he was awarded Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine (FAM) of Singapore.

Dr Cheah teaches at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS. He is also a member of the International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC) Editorial Board.