National University Hospital, NUH

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Associate Professor Lee Pyng (MD)

Senior Consultant,

National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS)

Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, University Medicine Cluster

National University Hospital (NUH)

Associate Professor,

Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS)


Lee Pyng is Associate Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

She is also Director of Interventional Pulmonology, Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, National University Hospital. Associate Professor Lee has an active interest in lung cancer, pleural disease, obstructive airway disease, bronchoscopy and pleuroscopy. She was the past President of Singapore Thoracic Society, and serves on international scientific committees in Lung Cancer, Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology as well as American College of Chest Physician Steering Committees. She represents Singapore as Global Governor for American College of Chest Physicians and is invited locally and overseas to speak and instruct in pleuroscopy, bronchoscopy, bronchial thermoplasty and lung cancer. 


Associate Professor Lee is the author of publications in peer-reviewed journals, has written a manual and a book on pleuroscopy that worn the British Medical Association Best Book Award in internal medicine in 2011. She received the Young Investigator’s award 2000 for work in asthma, Best Poster Award for research in talc and cancer cells at CHEST 2006, Best Original Investigation and Presentation at Chest World Congress 2014, and the Geoffrey McLennan Award for advancing the field of Interventional Pulmonology at CHEST 2014, Austin, Texas. In 2018, she was conferred AC Shah Oration Award for Woman Researcher in Interventional Pulmonology by Indian Association for Bronchology. She has completed her PhD on New Applications of Bronchoscopic Techniques conferred by Vrije University, Amsterdam in 2014.

She also received Best Teacher Award in 2012 for undergraduate education, National University Hospital teaching excellence award for post-graduate education in 2014, and the prestigious Outstanding Tutor Award by National University of Singapore Medical Society. She is the first to introduce bronchoscopy curriculum in Asia and has been active in providing training in basic and advanced interventional pulmonology internationally.

Dr. Noreen CHAN (MD)

Head & Senior Consultant,

Division of Palliative Care,

National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS).

Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator Track),

Department of Medicine - Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine,,

National University of Singapore (NUS)


Assistant Professor Lynette TEO (MD)

Senior Consultant,

Department of Diagnostic Imaging

Program Director,

Diagnostic Radiology Residency ACGME-I Program
National University Hospital (NUH)

Senior Consultant,

National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS).


Dr Noreen Chan obtained her medical degrees from the University of London and Royal College of Physicians UK, and completed advanced specialty training with the Sydney Institute of Palliative Medicine, Australia. She was Medical Director and CEO of Dover Park Hospice before joining the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS), where she is now Senior Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Lead of the Supportive and Palliative Care Group. 

The Division of Palliative Care serves all NUH patients, regardless of age and diagnosis, or whether the patient is receiving active treatment for the illness. Besides cancer, palliative care is also provided to patients with other serious chronic illness such as kidney or heart failure.

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Dr Lynette Teo is a Senior Consultant at Department of Diagnostic Imaging, NUH and NCIS. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom and her postgraduate degree from the Royal College of Radiologists, UK.


Dr Teo received the Human Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) fellowship, Ministry of Health Singapore in 2006 to subspecialise in cardiothoracic imaging at the Royal Brompton Hospital, Imperial College, United Kingdom. She has also been awarded the team HMDP in 2011 for a one week stint at the Royal Brompton Hospital for further training in MR myocardial perfusion.


She has a special interest in congenital heart disease, interstitial lung disease and colorectal imaging. Her research interests include cardiovascular magnetic resonance in congenital heart disease and colorectal imaging.


She is also involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education and sits on several committees in the Radiology fraternity.

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Dr. Ross SOO (MD)

Senior Consultant,
Department of Haematology-Oncology,

National University Cancer Institute ,

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow,

Cancer Science Institute,
National University of Singapore,


Dr Ross Soo is a Senior Consultant at the Department of Haematology-Oncology, NCIS, and an Adjunct Principal Investigator, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, NUS.

He received his medical degree from Monash University, underwent specialist training in Melbourne and Sydney and subsequently became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. He specializes in lung cancer, head and neck cancer and leads the Lung tumour Group at the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore.

His professional affiliations include memberships of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and the Singapore Society of Oncology. He sits on various committees including National Healthcare Group Domain-Specific Ethics Review Board, Ministry of Health Drug Advisory Committee, Medical Oncology Specialist Training Committee, and Communications Committee, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.

His research interests are in lung cancer, nasopharyngeal cancer, and gastrointestinal cancers and have received grants for research work in these areas. He has been invited to speak and present his research findings at many international meetings and has published more than 80 papers in journals including Cell, Nature Medicine, Science Translational Medicine, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Lancet Oncology, and Cancer Research.

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Adjunct Professor ZENG Qi (MD, PhD)

Department of Biochemistry,

Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine,

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Principal Investigator,

Institute of Molecular & Cell Biology,



Senior Dietitian

Oncology Nutrition

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH)


Joy Yeo is a Senior Dietitian at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) specializing in Oncology Nutrition.


She graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) with Honours from Queensland University of Technology in 2014 and received further training in December 2017 at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Melbourne) in oncology nutrition.


She was a key member of the team to set up the outpatient dietetics services in the chemotherapy unit in NTFGH and published a quality improvement poster on “Improving oncology patients’ access and attendance to dietetics services by introducing a dietetics clinic in the chemotherapy unit and oncology clinic” in October 2018.


In her free time, she does dragonboating with the Breast Cancer Foundation, Paddlers in The Pink Team and has been an active advocate for breast cancer prevention.

Adjunct Professor Melissa TEO (MD)

Senior Consultant,

Melissa Teo Surgery Centre

Visiting Consultant,

National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS),


Melissa Teo graduated from the National University of Singapore and completed her general surgical training in the Singapore General Hospital and National Cancer Centre Singapore.

She was awarded the Singhealth Human Manpower Development Plan Award to pursue further training in complex abdominal and pelvic surgery. With a keen interest in treating and curing cancers, she completed two fellowships in surgical oncology and in colorectal surgery at the University of Toronto, Canada in 2009. Dr. Teo remains one of few accredited surgical oncologists in the country and region and is frequently consulted for her expertise in the management of gastrointestinal cancers, sarcomas and melanomas.

Interested in health policies, she also obtained a Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, USA. She held many leadership positions whilst at the National Cancer Centre Singapore, including being the Head of the Division of Surgical Oncology. She also co-chaired the gastrointestinal oncology and was a member of the sarcoma, melanoma and cancer genetics Cancer Service Line development in SingHealth, prior to leaving the public service. Dr. Teo has authored over 130 peer-reviewed publications, 6 book chapters and won numerous teaching awards.

Dr. Teo is skilled in the management of stomach and colorectal cancers, sarcoma, melanoma and peritoneal disease. She is the first President of the Asian Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Group with her vast experience in Cytoreductive Surgery and Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (CRS and HIPEC) for the treatment of peritoneal disease.

Dr. Teo's personal belief is that the management of cancer needs to be holistic, from early accurate detection and diagnosis to excellent surgical standards and multidisciplinary care and most importantly to being committed to caring for her patients and their families.

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