Featuring Dr Koh Kwong Fah, Recipient of the Distinguished Senior Clinician Award 2020
Congratulations to Dr Koh Kwong Fah, Clinical Director for Training and Education, on receiving the Distinguished Senior Clinician Award 2020 from the Ministry of Health.
Dr Koh has served in public healthcare for the last 34 years. In his early years, he was trained as a neuroanaesthetist and was a member of the team that started liver transplant in Singapore. He subsequently held numerous portfolios including Head of Department and Deputy Chairman Medical Board. He was also one of the early pioneers who introduced lean management into clinical practice.
He established multiple quality improvement initiatives and teaching programmes within the healthcare institutions he has been in. Dr Koh played a key role in enhancing the training in Regional Anaesthesia that in turn improved the quality of care for patients. He also curated a training programme that equipped clinicians with the necessary management skills to run departments.
In his current role as Clinical Director for Training and Education at Woodlands Health Campus, he is helping to shape organisational values and transform healthcare delivery.
With a passion for teaching, Dr Koh has mentored several generations of clinicians, educators and researchers in the Anaesthesia fraternity. Apart from teaching medical students from both National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), he was instrumental in setting up the NHG Anaesthesiology Residency Programme, contributing to the education for the next generation of doctors.
The Distinguished Senior Clinician Award (DSCA) recognises veteran doctors or surgeons for their contributions in clinical, education and research practice.