Teresa Ng Ruey Pyng
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Ms Teresa Ng Ruey Pyng

Ms Ng Ruey Pyng Teresa

Master of Arts (by Research), Master of Education (Educational Management)

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Clinical Appointments

  • Assistant Director, Nursing Division of Nursing KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital


Ms Teresa Ng Ruey Pyng is an Assistant Director of Nursing at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), Singapore. An oncology-trained nurse, she has been working with KKH since 2004.

Currently, she is with the KK Breast Department, caring for patients with breast cancer. Beside the clinical development of nursing staff in breast care, she is also involved in nursing research and nursing clinical trials in the department. Her interest areas are quality of life and psychosocial emotional impact on women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Apart from her clinical and research duties, she is also actively involved in the conduct of the Women Oncology Nursing Course, which includes gynaecology and breast oncology modules. This is to ensure that the nurses are competent to render first level treatment to their patients in their respective specialties.

As the key chairperson for the KK Alpine Blossoms Breast Cancer Support Group, she conducts the “Blossom Buddy Workshop”. “Buddies”, who are breast cancer survivors and volunteers, attend a two-half-day training programme and are then assigned to a newly-diagnosed breast cancer patients. With active interaction, engagement, and by sharing their own experiences, “buddies” support the new patients in coping with their personal diagnosis on the road of recovery.


  • GDHML (Singapore) 2020
  • WSQ-ACTA (Singapore) 2015
  • MA (Singapore) 2012
  • MEd (UK) 2007
  • AdvDipN (Oncology) (Singapore) 2005
  • DECS (Singapore) 2001
  • GDipN (Australia) 1994
  • BHSc (Australia) 1993
  • RN (Singapore) 1991

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Assistant Director in Nursing, Division of Nursing, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital 2015 – Present

  • Breast Cancer Model of Care, KKH, 2020 – Present
  • Value Driven Outcomes Workgroup (Breast Cancer), KKH, 2019 – Present
  • MOH-Smoking Cessation Workgroup, 2019 – Present
  • Hospital Quality and Safety Standards (HQSS) Committee, Staff Qualifications and Education Workgroup, 2018 – Present
  • SingHealth Academy of College of Clinical Nursing (CCN) Committee, 2017 – Present
  • Patient Education and Empowerment Council (PEMC), 2017 – Present
  • Academic Medicine Education Institute (AM.EI) Scholarship Committee, 2016 – Present
  • KK Alpine Blossoms Breast Cancer Support Group Committee, 2009 – Present

    Professional Memberships
  • Academic Medicine Education Institute (AM•EI) membership since 2013
  • International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care (IAHPC) [Life Member] since 2012
  • Singapore Nurses Association [Life Member] since 2004


  • Singapore Health Quality Service Awards (SHQSA) Star, 2020
  • Singapore Patient Engagement Initiative Award 2018
  • International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care (IAHPC) Lifetime Member Scholarship Award, 2018
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Awards (SHQSA) Gold, 2017
  • SingHealth Inspirational Patient Support Group 2016
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Awards (SHQSA) Silver, 2014
  • President's Award for Nurses, 2012 • Healthcare Humanity Award, 2012
  • Service from the Heart Award, 2011 • Service from the Heart Award, 2009
  • SingHealth Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Award, 2007

Research Interests

  • Oncology
  • Breast cancer
  • Quality of Life
  • Psychosocial emotional
  • Body image, sexuality and intimacy


  • Evaluating the feasibility of a novel Marking Breast Oncoplastic Surgery Simulator (MBOSS) as a training tool for marking: a randomised trial. Lim GH, Wang X, Allen JC Jr, Ng RP, Tan BK, McCulley S, Lee HP. Gland Surgery, 2020. doi: 10.21037/gs-20-476.
  • Would removal of all ultrasound abnormal metastatic lymph nodes without sentinel lymph node biopsy be accurate in patients with breast cancer with neoadjuvant chemotherapy? Lim GH, Gudi M, Teo SY, Ng RP, Yan Z, Lee YS, Allen JC, Leong LCH. The Oncologist, 2020 Jun 14;25:1-7. DOI: 10.1634/theoncologist.2020-0494.
  • Factors influencing decisions on contralateral symmetrisation procedure among patients with breast cancer. Lim GH, Choo CH, Allen JC, Ng RP. Singapore Medical Journal, 2020 May 27;1-13. DOI: 10.11622/smedj.2020076.
  • Initial results of a novel technique of clipped node localization in breast cancer patients postneoadjuvant chemotherapy: Skin Mark clipped Axillary nodes Removal Technique (SMART trial). Lim GH, Teo SY, Gudi M, Ng RP, Pang J, Tan YS, Lee YS, Allen JC, Leong CHL. Cancer Medicine, 2020;00:1–8. https ://doi.org/10.1002/cam4.2848.
  • Milk fistula following puerperal breast abscess. Lim GH, Ng RP. Clinical Case Report, 2018, 13; 6(4):773-774.
  • Development of a surgical algorithm by using pre-operative imaging to predict mammoplasty cosmetic outcomes for large non-malignant tumours. Lim GH, Ng RP, Leong LCH. Gland Surgery, 2017, 6: 649-653.
  • Oncoplastic round block technique has comparable operative parameters as standard wide local excision: A matched case-control study. Lim GH, Allen JC, Ng RP. Gland Surgery, 2017, 6(4):343-349.

Research Trials

  • Pilot study on the feasibility of cryotherapy as an alternative treatment for phyllodes tumours/breast fibroepithelial lesions (FELs) needing surgery, 2019 – ongoing
  • Developing and Examining Preliminary Effects of An Innovative Care-improvement Smartphone-based Perioperative Solution for Women Undergoing Breast Cancer Surgery (iCareBreast): A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial, 2019 – ongoing
  • Evaluation And Risk Assessment For Persistent Postsurgical Pain After Breast Surgery: A Prospective Cohort Study (Breast CAncer surgery Postsurgical Pain (B-CAPP)), 2017 – ongoing
  • Feasibility of a novel method of axilla staging by using ultrasound visible clips to mark the involved axillary lymph nodes before neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer patients, 2017 – 2020