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Board of Advisors

 

Dr Lee Pheng Soon
Executive Director

 

 

 

Dr Devanand Anantham
Deputy Director

 

 
 
 Dr T Thirumoorthy
Academic Director

 

 

Dr Peter Chow
Deputy Academic Director

 

 
 
 Dr Giles Tan
Associate Director

 

 

Dr Lee Pheng Soon
Executive Director

Dr Lee Pheng Soon has a degree in Science from Flinders Uni, an MBBS from NUS, and a Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Medicine from the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians, UK. He worked about 30 years in drug and nutrition research for two major European pharmaceutical, and one US paediatric nutrition, companies. Now retired from clinical research and corporate medical affairs, he is a GP in a small HDB group practice. He has served SMA continuously as a Council Member from 1992,and as the President from 2003-2006. He currently heads both the Medical Indemnity function and the Centre of Medical Ethics and Professionalism.

 

Dr Devanand Anantham
Deputy Director

Dr Devanand was trained in interventional pulmonology and clinical ethics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Harvard Medical School. He has clinical interests in pleural diseases, advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy, thoracic ultrasound and end-of-life ethics. His research interests include the management of malignant pleural effusions using tunneled catheters, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) in the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer and life support decision making in the intensive care unit.

Dr Devanand has also served as the editorial consultant for the American College of Physician's Information and Education Resource on Pneumothorax and is a reviewer for Thorax, Respirology, QJM International Journal of Medicine and Southern Medical Journal.

 

Dr T Thirumoorthy
Academic Director

Dr Thirumoorthy was the Founding Director of the Dermatology Unit in Singapore General Hospital in 2002, and is currently the Academic Director of SMA CMEP. He currently holds the position of Adjunct Professor and Director of Professionalism Program at the Academic Development Department at DukeNUS Medical School.

Dr Thirumoorthy was also appointed as Executive Director of SMA CMEP from 2011 to 2016. In 2004, Dr Thiru was awarded the SMA Merit Award for services contributed in medical ethics and professionalism.

He was an elected member of the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) from 2005 to 2008 and re-elected in 2014 to 2017. He continues to serve on the SMC Ethics Committee. He was a member of the MOH National Medical Ethics Committee (NMEC) from 2005 to 2012. He served as the Chief Censor of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore from 2012 to 2016. 

 

Dr Peter Chow
Deputy Academic Director

Dr Peter Chow Chiu Leung is a Consultant Geriatrician in Changi General Hospital. He obtained his MBChB in Hong Kong and finished the basic and advanced training in Singapore. He is interested in medical law and ethics, and dementia. He had spent a year in Scotland and obtained a LLM in Medical Law and Ethics from the University of Edinburgh.

 

Dr Giles Tan
Associate Director

Dr Giles Tan is a developmental psychiatrist and senior consultant at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH). His practice involves management of people with diminished capacity and his interest lies in the interface between clinical ethics and the law, namely in the areas of mental capacity and mental health law. He is a member of the MOH National Medical Ethics Committee (NMEC), National Transplant Ethics Committee (NTEC) and Clinical Ethics Committees (CEC). He holds teaching appointments with the three local medical schools and is Associate Programme Director of the National Psychiatry Residency Programme. He is Honorary Secretary of the College of Psychiatrist (Academy of Medicine Singapore) and Vice-President of the Singapore Psychiatric Association.