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Meet our Researchers

  1. Professor Tan Kok Hian

    ​"Every minute counts in a ‘crash’ C-section for such dire emergency situations and can make the difference between life and death for a mother and/or her baby. The international norm for delivery of a baby from an emergency C-section is usually between 20 to 30 minutes.

    However, here at KKH, we have managed to cut the time taken to perform the procedure to under 15 minutes consistently, averaging 10 minutes. We were recognised by the World Health Organization for our labour ward’s best practices including our ability to carry out such speedy emergency C-sections when required.

    While we appreciate this recognition, the greatest satisfaction comes from seeing the difference it makes to patients’ lives."

    Professor Tan Hok Kian

    A new Professorship named after Singapore’s “Father of O&G” has been conferred on Professor Tan Kok Hian, Head and Senior Consultant, Perinatal Audit and Epidemiology Unit, Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH).

    The Benjamin Henry Sheares Professorship in Obstetrics & Gynaecology will support medical research, education and advances in clinical care to prevent and manage complications in pregnancy so as to protect mothers and give their babies the best start in life.

    Read about Professor Tan Kok Hian’s work to improve maternal health and what being conferred the Benjamin Henry Sheares Professorship in Obstetrics & Gynaecology means to him.

  2. Professor Leung Wing Hang

    “Every child is precious no matter where they live. I want to help bring this biotechnology to Singapore and Asia, because every child deserves the chance to be cured of cancer."

    Professor Leung Wing Hang
    Professor Leung Wing Hang has made it his life’s mission to find better ways to treat childhood cancers. The renowned haematologist-oncologist and researcher joined KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) in 2018 and was conferred the Tan Cheng Lim – CCF Professorship in Paediatric Oncology.

    Read about what drives Prof Leung’s research and his plans to transform the paediatric oncology landscape in Singapore.