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Credentials

CURRENT PORTFOLIO

Dr. Chan is currently practicing with a group of colleagues at Eye Surgeons @ Novena / Ophthalmic Consultants.

Dr. Chan is the immediate former Head of the Refractive Surgery Service of the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), and currently holds a Visiting Senior Consultant position at the Corneal & External Eye Disease and Refractive Surgery Services of SNEC.

She was recently appointed Deputy Director of the Singapore Eye Bank, which handles and audits the majority of cornea transplants performed in Singapore.

Dr. Chan is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) and Asia-Pacific Academy of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (APACRS).

 

 

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

Dr. Chan graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree in 1991. She obtained her Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburghas conferred in the same year, obtained the Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) degree from the NUS. She was accepted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 1999. She spent 21 years at the Singapore National Eye Centre before moving on to the private healthcare sector in Singapore.

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

Dr Chan has won numerous awards in her career. As a medical student at NUS, Dr Chan was awarded the Oliveiro Memorial Gold Medal in Biochemistry in 1988 and the Medical Alumni Association Bronze Medal in 1989.

During her fellowship year subspecializing in Cornea and External Eye Disease and Refractive Surgery in 1998 at the Singapore National Eye Centre, she has conferred the SNEC Young Researcher Award, for her work on blood flow patterns in pterygium.

In 2012, at the ASCRS Symposium in Chicago, USA, she was awarded the Best of Paper Session for her research comparing LASIK and ReLEx SMILE for myopia and myopic astigmatism.

For two consecutive years in 2013 and 2014, she has presented the SingHealth Outstanding Faculty Award for her continued efforts in the teaching of Ophthalmology Residents in Singapore and was voted by the young doctors to be one of their best teachers.

More recently in April 2014, Dr. Chan was presented the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Distinguished Service Award, for her contributions to clinical service and the advancement of ophthalmic care in the Asia-Pacific region.

TEACHING

Over the years, Dr. Chan has mentored, proctored and trained both local and international ophthalmologists in cataract surgery, LASIK, cornea transplantation, pterygium surgery, ReLEx SMILE, Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) insertion and other surgical procedures. Many of these doctors are now Consultant Ophthalmologists in both public and private healthcare institutions in Singapore.

Dr. Chan continues to conduct teaching courses for ophthalmologists in local, regional and international conferences and has been invited to speak on many occasions in international meetings in Europe, the USA, and Asia. These conferences include meetings of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS), Asia-Pacific Academy of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (APACRS), Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO), Asia Cornea Society (ACS) and the World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC).

RESEARCH

Dr. Chan’s clinical and research interests are in LASIK, refractive lenticule extraction (ReLEx SMILE), advanced surface ablations, pterygium, cornea infections, adult and childhood allergic eye disease, keratoconus, cornea topography, dry eye and cornea transplantation. She was Peer Reviewer, Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group Intervention Cochrane Protocol in 2012, and is a regular Reviewer of articles in the Singapore Medical Journal and Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore. She has published and co-authored numerous articles in high quality peer-reviewed international journals, including Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Cornea, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science and Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and written book chapters on Cornea & External Eye Disease.

PERSONAL

Dr. Chan is a proud mother of two and enjoys traveling, music, photography, reading, and cooking.

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Eye Surgeons @ Novena, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
38 Irrawaddy Road #09-28 Singapore 329563
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