As a perioperative physician, Dr Hairil is passionate about improving outcomes of patients undergoing surgery. He led the team which revamped the preoperative process in SGH, resulting in the creation of Preoperative Assessment Centre, which is a one-stop multidisciplinary centre to assess and optimise patients prior to elective surgeries. He has also championed multiple perioperative initiatives in this 1800-bedded hospital, such as perioperative Patient Blood Management program and Enhanced Recovery After Surgery pathways.
On the research front, Dr Hairil has led multiple studies examining new approaches in perioperative risk assessment and risk mitigation strategies. He is currently the PI for a large data study involving nearly 200,000 surgical patients in SGH, which has provided insights on how the perioperative outcomes can be improved.
Dr Shannon Chan is currently an associate consultant in the Division of Upper Gastrointestinal & Metabolic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, as well as a Honorary Assistant Professor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2007 and completed general surgical training and received fellowships of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong and Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2014. Dr. Chan’s interest is in gastric and esophageal cancers, mainly focusing in the laparoscopic and robotic approach. She did her overseas training in National Cancer Centre in Tokyo, Yonsei University in Seoul and also Amsterdam Medical Centre in Amsterdam. Her research interests include upper gastrointestinal surgical oncology and advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy especially in interventional endoscopic ultrasound. She initiated the first Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program in minimally invasive gastrectomy in Hong Kong in 2014 and achieved great success in the pulot cohort. She is currently heading a randomized controlled trial for the same topic.
Apart from her research interest, Dr. Chan has also devoted herself to humanitarian aid work. In 2014, after she obtained her fellowship, she joined the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF, also named Doctors without borders). MSF is an international humanitarian non-governmental organization working in war-torn and under-developed regions. Dr. Chan joined their surgical mission to South Sudan from Oct 2016 – Dec 2016. This was her first mission with the MSF and the experience was an eye-opener. After her return, she has further affirmed her commitment to providing humanitarian aid to the less developed parts of the world.
MSc Advanced Physiotherapy: Cardiorespiratory (UK)
BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy (UK)
Dip. In Physiotherapy (S’pore)
Adeline is a senior physiotherapist at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. She works closely with the General Surgery team in the acute care setting, and was instrumental in the running of the early mobilisation programme in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, as well as the implementation of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol in TTSH.
Adeline has a keen interest in cardiopulmonary physiotherapy, focusing on early rehabilitation in the intensive care setting. She enjoys working in the multidisciplinary ERAS team to improve patient outcomes. Her recent thesis looked into the implementation of standardised ICU outcome measures in assessing patient recovery from critical illness throughout patient’s continuum of recovery.
Professor of Anesthesia at McGill University and Associate Professor in the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at McGill University.
Staff anesthesiologist at the McGill University Health Centre.
Previously Wesley Bourne Professor and Chairman of the McGill Department of Anesthesia (1994-2004)
Gold Medal, Canadian Anesthesiologists Society.
Elected Member of the American Academy of Anesthesia.
Member of the International Board of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society.
Founder and President of the Peri-Operative Program . His research interests are: metabolic response to surgical stress, enhanced recovery after surgery and prehabilitation of surgical patients.
He is the author of over 250 peer-review scientific articles, a recipient of over 50 peer and non peer-review grants. He lectures worldwide on ERAS and prehabilitation.
Dr Drakeford is an Australian anaesthetist who completed his medical training in Sydney before relocating to Singapore in 2015 and joining Tan Tock Seng Hospital. His key interest is in Perioperative Medicine and the management of the high-risk surgical patient. This has led him to be involved in the Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) implementation team where his main focus is hemodynamic optimization and lung protective ventilation. Most recently he has taken on the role as anaesthetic lead in the Emergency Laparotomy Audit and Quality Improvement Project for the National Healthcare Group in Singapore.
Dr Goh Qing Yuan is an Associate Consultant in the Department of Surgical Intensive Care under the Division of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine in Singapore General Hospital. He completed his Anaesthesiology training in 2018. Thereafter, he completed a 1-year Intensive Care Medicine fellowship, rotating through various Intensive Care Units in Singapore Hospitals and achieving his sub-specialty accreditation as an Intensivist. He was also awarded the Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine this year.
As an anaesthesiologist and intensivist, Qing Yuan has a keen interest in the perioperative management of high-risk surgical patients. He believes that ERAS protocols can be modified and applied appropriately to decrease perioperative complications in this group of vulnerable patients.
Dr Ridzuan trained in the United Kingdom. During his training he received fellowships from the British Digestive Foundation and the British Journal of Surgery to extend his oncology training in Sweden, Belgium and Germany. He completed a 2 year research fellowship in pelvic floor disorders at the University of Edinburgh, funded by the Medical Research Council leading to the degree of a Masters in Surgery (MCh). Following this, he completed his training with colorectal fellowships at the University of Hull, UK and at the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA.
Subsequent to his training, Dr Ridzuan was a colorectal surgeon at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in England between 1997 and 2013. During this time he examined for the Royal College of Surgeons in England and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow. In addition he was the editor for the e Learning for Health initiative in surgery, a member of the Patient Liaison Group at the Royal College of Surgeons and faculty member for the Training the Trainers course. Dr Ridzuan has published 77 papers, contributed nine surgical textbooks, undertaken seven invited reviews in surgical journals and has written one textbook.
Dr Ridzuan is also an external examiner at the Universiti Sains Malaysia and the Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons. He was recently awarded a postgraduate diploma in medical education and currently serves as the clinical lead for nutrition and patient safety in surgery.
Advanced Training Master of Surgery (research on pelvic floor disorders)
Dr Foo Chek Wun is an Associate Consultant in the Department of Anaesthesia in Woodlands Health Campus. He is currently working in the Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care & Pain Medicine in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He completed his Anaesthesiology training in 2018. He is currently involved in the ERAS implementation in the department and has an interest in Neuroanaesthesia as well as providing opioid-free anaesthesia as far as possible. He was awarded the Diploma in Regional Anaesthesia by the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia.
Guo, Shu-Lin is an anesthesiologist with decade of successful experience in cardiac anesthesia, anesthesia outside operation room, and education in high-fidelity simulation. He was the visiting scientist in MD Anderson in 2015 and then learned the ERAS there. Hence, he began to implement ERAS in Cathay General Hospital in 2016 and built one team for providing health service in colorectal surgery. In Taiwan Society of Anesthesiologist, Shu-Lin raised the ERAS committee, the first official task forced group in Taiwan, since 2017. Through a series workshop around the island, ERAS has been very popular issue within anesthesiologists. In order to spreading ERAS concepts in Taiwan, he and multidiscipline friends will establish the Taiwan Chapter, ERAS Society on 7th July, 2019.
Graduate from Seoul National University College of Medicine in 1984, and finished internship and residency of department of Surgery at Seoul National University Hospital in 1989. Full time Professor of Seoul National University, College of Medicine and Seoul National University Bundang Hospital. Play an important role as editors of renowned journals, such as Ann Surgery, Surgery, Surgical Oncology, JHBPS, etc.
- Associate Editor of Digestive Surgery.
- President of PENSA,
- President of PENSA,
- Vice president of IASMEN,
- ex-President of KSSMN(Korean Society of Surgical Metabolism & Nutrition) and Chairman,
- Director of Boards of KSPEN(Korean SPEN).
- President of PENSA 2018 Organizing Committee..
Dr Lee Lui Shiong is currently Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Urology, Sengkang Hospital. He is a visiting consultant in the department of Surgical Oncology, NCC, co-chairman of the Urology Cancer Service Line Development.
He completed undergraduate education at the National University of Singapore in 2002 and obtained postgraduate qualifications of MRCS (Edinburgh) and MMed (Surgery) in 2005. In 2010, he was awarded the College of Surgeons Gold Medal in Urology, as the most outstanding urology trainee.
In 2013, he oversaw the development of a robotic radical cystectomy and total intra-corporeal reconstruction service in Singapore General Hospital. At the same time, he also implemented an Enhanced Recovery after Surgery for patients undergoing radical cystectomy. His research interests are in urologic oncology and is PI in several clinical trials.
Vera is a Consultant at the Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and is the co-chair of the TTSH ERAS Taskforce. Her interests include regional anaesthesia and she enjoys working in the multidisciplinary ERAS team to improve the care of the perioperative patient.
Dr Liu Zhenbang graduated from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS in 2008 and gained fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2010. He became an Urology specialist in Woodlands Health Campus in 2017 after completing his 6 years Urology residency, winning the Singapore Urological Association Book Prize Award in 2014.
Dr Liu has a keen interest in uro-oncology and endourology and participates actively in education and research. He is a clinical tutor with both Yong Loo Lin and LKC School of Medicine. He has won research grants and conducted live pig studies on Urological conditions.
Dr Liu strives in doing his best for his patients and going the extra mile for better outcomes
Olle Ljungqvist MD, PhD received his medical degree and obtained his PhD on glucose metabolism in hemorrhage at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. He completed his residency and held several clinical positions in gastrointestinal surgery at the Karolinska Hospital and was appointed Professor of Surgery Nutrition and Metabolism in 2005 at the Karolinska Insitutet. He chaired the Center for Gastrointestinal Disease at Ersta hospital 1999-2008, Stockholm before taking up his current position as Professor of Surgery at Örebro University, Sweden in 2009. Dr Ljungqvist has served as Chair of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition (ESPEN), the International Association for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition (IASMEN) as part of the International Surgical Society. He co-founded the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) Society 2010 and serves as the Executive Chairman. The ERAS Society has initiated and runs a world wide implementation program of evidence based perioperative care reaching 26 countries on every continent. This program has shown to reduce complications and hospital stay by 30-50%, is associated with a 40% improved five year survival and substantial cost savings in major colorectal cancer surgery. Olle Ljungqvist also proposed the use of preoperative carbohydrates instead of overnight fasting for elective surgery, a treatment that is currently guideline recommend world-wide. His research interests are surgical stress, metabolism and nutrition and outcomes focusing on ERAS, publishing more than 200 original contributions, international guidelines, book chapters and reviews. He has co-edited several international textbooks on Clinical Nutrition and on ERAS. He is invited to deliver about 20 international main lectures worldwide annually. Honorary member of ESPEN 2017, Tedx speaker 2017.
Dileep N Lobo, MB BS, MS, DM, FRCS, FACS, FRCPE is Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery and Consultant Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgeon at the University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham, UK. He qualified from Bangalore University, India and has trained in Chandigarh, Nottingham and Leicester. He was awarded a DM degree with distinction by the University of Nottingham for his work on fluid and electrolytes and is a recipient of the Sir David Cuthbertson Medal for his contributions to the field of Nutrition and Metabolism. He has been awarded the prestigious James IV Society of Surgeons Traveller’s Award and the Moynihan Fellowship. His clinical interests focus surgery of the pancreas and biliary tree and laparoscopic surgery. His research interests include surgical nutrition and metabolism, fluid and electrolyte balance and pancreatic cancer. He has published over 240 peer-reviewed articles and currently has an H-index of 52. Dileep is the Deputy Head of Division of the Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre. He is currently Associate Editor of Clinical Nutrition. He is a member of the editorial board of four peer-reviewed journals and has been Clinical Editor of Surgery (Oxford) and Associate Editor of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. He was awarded the Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons in 2010 and was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2013. He is Chair of the Scientific Committees of the ERAS Society and the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism. He has served as Honorary Secretary of the Society of Academic and Research Surgery and President of the International Association for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition. He has recently been awarded the prestigious Hunterian Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is President-Elect of the Society for Academic and Research Surgery.
Varut Lohsiriwat M.D. Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Surgery at Colorectal Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. He received his M.D. with 1st-class honor (Gold medal) and completed specialist training in general surgery and colorectal surgery from the Mahidol University. Dr. Lohsiriwat was granted M.Sc. in Surgical Science from the University of London, and Ph.D. in Gastrointestinal Surgery from the University of Nottingham. Lately, he was an invited visiting professor at the Kyushu University Hospital, Japan. He is one of the pioneers in ERAS program in Thailand. He has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed articles including ERAS in emergency colorectal surgery. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.
A/Prof Kenneth Mak is Deputy Director Medical Services (Health Services Group), MOH. He oversees the provision of health services in the primary care, community care and hospital settings, including mental health services. He co-led the Corporate Planning Team in MOH in 2015, looking at the Transformation of the Models of Care, which provided much of the key themes which have been subsumed into MOH's Beyond Healthcare 2020 Strategy. He continues to work closely with the Regional Health Systems and the Agency for Integrated Care on care integration initiatives.
A/Prof Mak was previously the Chairman, Medical Board at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. He continues to engage in clinical practice as a Senior Consultant in the Department of Surgery in KTPH. His subspecialty clinical interests are in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, as well as in trauma surgery.
Marie Cristine Obra has been a qualified nurse with over 14 years of experience. She has worked in several clinical areas including community, palliative, elderly care, medicine, recovery, critical care and surgery. She is currently leading the Enhanced Recovery Programme for Colorectal, Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary in Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, UK.
Her proven project management, leadership and complex management skills enable her to work strategically to influence the development of ERAS service both locally and nationally. Creating a culture of collaborative partnership working with internal and external stakeholders to ensure outcomes of the highest standard and participates in local and national audit and research in this field to raise the profile of the Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust, UK.
She coordinates the development of protocols and pathways, which are evidence-based to manage the assessment and treatment of patients on the Enhanced Recovery Programme and provide expert advice to Senior Nurses, Consultants and the Multi-Disciplinary Team to secure quality improvements within the organization and across boundaries.
Dr Pang Hee Nee completed his specialist training in May 2012. He went on to subspecialize in hip and knee surgery- primary, complex primary and revision joint replacement surgery by completing a clinical fellowship in London, Ontario, Canada. This is a large volume tertiary centre where he trained under various designer surgeons of widely used implants.
Dr Pang is familiar with the various hip approaches in joint replacement, including the direct approach to total hip replacement. He is the pioneer in accelerated postoperative care following arthroplasty- including day 1 discharge and outpatient surgery for patients after total knee and total hip replacements. He performs robotic surgery and is often invited to be faculty in arthroplasty courses. He is interested in conducting research and has more than 40 publications currently. He is also actively involved in teaching, and is the Education Director of Undergraduate studies in the Musculoskeletal Academic-Clinical Program of Singapore General Hospital.
Professor Bernhard Riedel, MB.ChB, FCA, FANZCA, FAHA, FASE, MMed, MBA, PhD
Bernhard is the Director of the Department of Anesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia; honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne; and Clinical Associate Researcher at the Cancer & Neural-Immune Research Laboratory, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences. His academic interests are in the field of onco-anaesthesia, with collaborative research efforts investigating the role of prehabilitation prior to major surgery and the impact of the perioperative adrenergic-inflammatory response and anaesthetic technique on tumor-progression signaling to improve cancer outcomes.
Director, Cancer Commission, Philippine College of Surgeons Clinical Associate Professor, University of the Philippines College of Medicine
Surgeon Champion, The Medical City – American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
President, ERAS Society Philippines
Colorectal Surgery, University of the Philippines College of Medicine- Philippine General Hospital,
1996 MSc, Healthcare Industries Management, ESSEC Business School Singapore,
2018 Certificate in Surgical Leadership, Harvard Medical School, on-going
• Physician Leadership Award, The Medical City, 2019
• Excellence Award in Physician Leadership, Asian Hospital Management Awards 2017
• Knights of the Knife, Philippine College of Surgeons, 2016
• International Scholar, ACS NSQIP, 2013
• International Guest Scholar,ACS, 2002
Professor Medhat Shalabi has the highest qualifications obtainable in Egypt and in the UK. He also has his training to the highest standards in Egypt as a university staff member in Alexandria University, and in the UK as a Specialist Registrar in the Merseyside (Liverpool) Deanery. He presented many papers to the Anesthetic Research Society (UK) and the British Nutrition Society.
Prof. Shalabi went through the entire training scheme in the UK. He worked as a Senior House Officer and specialist Registrar in Anesthesia, till he obtained his CCST & Specialist Registration with the General Medical Council, then worked as a Consultant Anesthetist in the UK over ten years.
Dr. Marianna Sioson is a medical nutrition physician practicing in various private hospitals in Metro Manila. She finished her 2-year fellowship in Nutrition Support in Manila and did observation training in clinical nutrition at Medical University of South Carolina, USA and Erasme Hospital in Brussels, Belgium.
She heads the Section of Nutrition of the Department of Medicine and is nutrition champion of the ERAS Program at The Medical City. She represents Asia in the ERAS LMIC committee of ERAS Society. She is also the Secretary of ERAS Philippines.
She teaches at the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health and is a past president of the Philippine Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.
Master of Arts in Nursing – Philippine Women’s University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing – University of Santos Tomas
Secondary Education – St. Paul College Pasig
Primary Education – Assumption Antipolo
The Medical City’s 32nd Faces of Excellence – Meritorious Awardee (Year 2018-2019)
Joint Commission International (JCI) 2018 – 5th Gold Seal of Approval (9.87 Score) “The Medical City’s Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) and NSQIP Programs – Showcase Quality Programs”(October 8-12, 2018)
Asian Hospital Management Awards 2017 – Excellence Award / Category: Physician Leadership “From Awareness to Acceptance, The ERAS Program Gains Adherence” (August 24, 2017)
The Medical City Quality Cup 2016 – 1st Place: “The Impact of ERAS at The Medical City” (October 21, 2016)
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery:
6THERAS World Congress – Philippine delegate (Stockholm, Sweden) – May 23-25, 2018
ERAS Implementation Training for Center of Excellence (Tan Tock Seng, Singapore) – Dec 2015 | Apr 2016
ERAS Interactive Audit System (EIAS) Administrators’ Training (Powered by Encare, Sweden) – May 2015 Critical Care:
Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) Certification
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Training
Critical Care Nursing Course (CCNAP)
Dr. Kelvin Tan is an Orthopaedic consultant in the Adult Reconstruction Service, Department of Orthopaedic surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He is currently the Knee Replacement Clinical Pathway Champion and the anchor of the enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) Knee Replacement Taskforce. He completed his fellowship training under renowned Orthopaedic Professor Ross Crawford in Brisbane, Australia. His main interest in the use of robotics and computer navigation in Primary/Revision hip and knee replacement including unicompartmental knee replacement and periprosthetic fractures. Dr. Kelvin holds academic positions with both Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, and is also a Clinical Core Faculty Member of the National Healthcare Group Orthopaedic Residency program.