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AST CARES Awards 2013

Award Winners

Dr Geraldine Cheong


Dr Geraldine Cheong completed her Advanced Specialist Training in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. During the 2-year training programme, she was given numerous opportunities to learn and develop clinically and professionally.

With her special interest in regional anaesthesia, she participated in the acquisition of new CADD-Solis pumps for the incorporation of patient-controlled femoral nerve block in patients undergoing total knee replacement surgery.

Dr Cheong participated in various educational activities ranging from Junior MO Core lectures, Primary & Final preparatory tutorials, Clear Lectures for BST’s and Residents as well as numerous departmental teaching sessions.

Dr Cheong chaired the department’s monthly Mortality & Morbidity Meeting and helped in coordinating the presentation and discussion of key cases. As a member of the Audit Steering Committee in the department, she assisted in conducting a list of audits carried out in the department, including an LMA audit, femoral nerve block audit and airway audit. The results of the LMA audit were accepted for poster presentation in the Alexandra Health Forum 2012 and accepted for publication.

Apart from departmental activities, Dr Cheong contributes to interdepartmental services such as the Geriatric Surgical Service and the Case Notes Review Committee of KTPH. She collaborates with a transdisciplinary team of surgeons, physicians, nurses and allied health workers to optimize and pre-habilitate geriatric patients to achieve good surgical and functional outcomes postoperatively. As part of the team, she participated in a 12-day study tour to UK to learn about the Enhanced Recovery Program and subsequently implemented guidelines for anaesthesia and analgesia for colorectal surgical patients in KTPH.

Dr Liaw Chen Mei

AST13-LiawChenMeiDr Liaw Chen Mei is currently a Registrar at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. At work, she is involved in multiple hospital and department based administrative duties, notably the creation of the patient-specific Anaesthesia Patient Consent Supplement Form.

Dr Liaw dabbles in research activities and has presented posters at both local and international conferences, including the International Anaesthesia Research Society Annual Meeting in 2012. She won a best oral presentation award in the Alexandra Health Forum 2012 and has co-authored a research publication.

Dr Liaw is a strong proponent for the welfare and interests of junior medical staff. She currently sits on the Junior Doctors Committee in her hospital where she represents and acts as a voice for the junior medical staff. She is also actively involved in educational activities by giving in-house tutorials to residents/medical officers and was also involved in the phase V airway training module for medical students in the year 2012/13.

Outside of work, Dr Liaw is a member of the inaugural Singapore Chief Residency Programme (SCRP) 2013-2014, a national programme developed by the Healthcare Leadership College to promote excellence in the medical education system and advance Singapore healthcare. She was also a social subcommittee member for the 18th ASEAN Congress of Anaesthesiologists 2013. She is an avid tennis player and plays for the Ministry of Health team in the annual Public Service Games and the Inter-professional tennis tournaments.


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