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Research Review Committee

The Research Review Committee (RRC) aims to promote and support a high quality of research in SKH.


Prof Chew Min Hoe
Committee Chair
Head of General Surgery
MBBS (S'pore), MRCS (Ed), MMed (Surgery), FRCSEd (General Surgery)

Dr Chew's research interests are colorectal cancer surgical advances and techniques, advanced pelvic surgery and hereditary colorectal cancer. He does laparoscopic colorectal surgery, pelvic exenterations and is currently a Co-Director of Molecular Lab involved in various germline and somatic mutation studies for colorectal cancer. He continues to be active in clinical and translational research projects.

Dr Chew has published more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. He is currently leading and co-investigating various projects such as Programme for Enhanced Elderly Recovery at Sengkang General Hospital, Efficacy and Safety of a preoperative, single-dose intravenous iron formulation to reduce perioperative blood transfusion requirement and postsurgical complications in patients with anaemia and synergistic genetic lesions in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma tumour tissue and peripheral blood.

Dr Chew had recently received the distinguished young leader and star quality service awards under SingHealth and Singapore Health Quality Service Awards 2018 (Silver) category under Sengkang General Hospital.


Dr Angela Koh Fang Yung
Committee Member
Department of Internal Medicine

Dr Angela's clinical and research interests are in Type 1 Diabetes and Islet Transplantation. Following the completion of her training in endocrinology in Singapore, she underwent research fellowship in islet biology at Joslin Diabetes Centre, USA and islet transplantation at the University of Alberta, Canada. 

Dr Angela was a faculty member at the University of Alberta where she set up the insulin pump programme and served as an endocrinologist for the Clinical Islet Transplantation programme. She has published various peer-reviewed journals and presented her findings at various international conferences.

Dr Laura Tay Bee Gek
Committee Member
Department of Internal Medicine

Dr Laura's research interests are cognitive disorders, frailty, sarcopenia and geriatric studies.

She's a recipient of many awards: National Research Foundation - Ministry of Health Healthcare Research Scholarship 2011-2013. Young Investigator Award (Gold): Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress 2014. Inflammation and the Interaction between Anabolic-Catabolic Pathway in Sarcopenia. Clinician Investigator Award (Bronze): Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress 2015: A Combined Cognitive Stimulation and Physical Exercise Programme (MINDVital) in Early Dementia: Differential Effects on Single and Dual-Task Gait Performance.

Dr Laura has published various peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences. Her research is well-supported by national level grants.

Dr Baldwin Yeung Po Man
Committee Member
Department of General Surgery
BSC (Hons), MBChB (Hons), FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Glasg), PhD

Dr Baldwin's research interest is in medical device development and in the application of novel technologies to improve patient care. He undertook PhD concurrently with his surgical training in the United Kingdom. Through this, he developed a special interest in flexible robotic surgery and have developed a prototype of a robotic endoscopic platform. He hopes to develop new useful medical technologies.

Dr Baldwin has published in various peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of Robotic Surgery. He is also a reviewer for various medical journals and the Central Commissioning Facility, UK National Institute of Health Research.


Ms Sabrina Koh Bee Leng
Committee Member
Deputy Director, Nursing Education & Development

Sabrina is a full-time simulation educator and researcher at Sengkang General Hospital, Nursing Education & Development. Her role at SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Medical Simulation and Sengkang General Hospital include nursing education, develop and implement nursing courses required to build a nursing workforce, plan and conduct clinical and simulation faculty development courses.

A major part of the work is devoted to Interprofessional Education Collaborations through structured standardized patient training programme and engagement with multi-disciplinary teams for clinical simulation and workshops.

Sabrina is also instrumental in setting up the SKH Clinical Education Hub. She has published in various peer-reviewed journals and presented in international conferences. She is appointed as Co-Director for SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Medical Simulation.


Ms Ang Seok Khim
Committee Member
Assistant Director, Nursing Education & Development

Ang Seok Khim is a qualified registered nurse practising in the neuroscience intensive care unit since 1991 till 2004, after which she was interested in the areas of education which she pursued her Master of Arts (Educational Management) with National Institute Education/National Technology University, Singapore and started her nursing education journey. Together with her team, identified learning needs of nurses, develop, implement education programme to enhance nurses' skill and knowledge to better deliver care to patients.

Seok Khim's area of research interest had been an educational assessment for nursing learners. The factors that influence assessment, assessment tools and the impact of assessment on nurses' learning. 

Seok Khim has published in various peer-reviewed journals and presented in international conferences.

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Mr Lai Yi Feng
Committee Member
Senior Pharmacist, Pharmacy
BSc (Pharm), MPH, MPSS, FISQua

A believer of continuous research and improvement, Yi Feng is also extensively involved in health services research spanning clinical safety, quality and care integration. Outside of work, he is a grassroots leader in the community. The exposure allows him to better understand the regional needs and target the institution's approach and outreach effort to the Sengkang Community. As a pharmacist and actively involved in a range of activities that encompasses clinical services, operational matters, education and research.

In 2014, Yi Feng was awarded Sengkang Health Scholarship to pursue Master in Public Health (MPH) at Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS, and subsequently a half-scholarship from International Society for Quality in Healthcare's Fellowship Program for its fellowship. He has published in various peer-reviewed journals and presented in international conferences.

Yi Feng hopes to bring benefits to the next phases of Sengkang General Hospital through research and contribute constructively in future healthcare initiatives at the departmental, institutional and national levels.

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Ms Felicia Seah Jie Ting
Committee Member
Principal Physiotherapist, Physiotherapy
M.Phty (Musculoskeletal), M.Phty (Sports), B.Sc (Phty), D.ipPhty

Felicia's passion in patient care, especially geriatrics, has been reinforced throughout the years working in outpatient musculoskeletal settings. She spearheaded the Total Knee Replacement Registry in Singapore General Hospital, which is the biggest in Singapore and assists with improving patient care. She will be setting up similar registries for the Physiotherapy Department in Sengkang General Hospital.

Felicia has published several papers using data from the registry and was awarded the Young Investigator Award in the SGH Annual Scientific Meeting 2015. She has published in various peer-reviewed journals and presented in international conferences.

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Dr Rajamanickam Baskar
Committee Secretariat
Research Office
M.Sc, M.Phil, PhD

Prior to joining in SingHealth, Dr Baskar was working at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University, New York, USA; Faculty of Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan. He has a successful grant writing experience, recipient of peer-reviewed grants in Singapore from the National Medical Research Council, National Cancer Centre Research Foundation, SingHealth Research Foundation, Defence Science and Technology Agency, and International Atomic Energy Agency, World Health Organisation (IAEA, WHO) as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator. Further successfully getting Centralized Institution Review Board (CIRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approval and also managing the grants and publications. He was an invitee by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC, WHO) Lyon, to assist the group for the monograph preparation. 

Recently, he was invited by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA, UN) Vienna, as a Consultant for the 3rd RCM-Strengthening of "Biological Dosimetry". Ph.D examiner for National University Singapore (NUS) and International Universities. A member of national and various international societies, and guided clinical and allied health elective students, function as reviewer including high impact journals, published his findings in various peer-reviewed journals. His roles accompanied by increased responsibility such as securing fundings, additional teaching and administrative duties.

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Mr Mohammed A Mann
Committee Secretariat
Research Office

Mann has been working in the healthcare for several years. It has given him opportunities to challenge his abilities, skills in an atmosphere that encourages both personal and professional growth. Working together with colleagues from different generations, gender, nationalities and cultures enabled him to learn and appreciate their wealth of experience and humility.

Mann plays a pivotal role in formulating strategies to develop and build the Research Office. He supports research administration, integrated research programs in healthcare research, Personal Data Protection Act on research matters and so forth. He believes in research excellence, no matter how small, is a step forward in building SKH research activities.