Your Geriatrician Dr. Chan Kin Ming

Dr Chan Kin Ming was awarded a PSC scholarship to study Medicine in King Edward VII College of Medicine, which was later renamed in 1982 to Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

He graduated with MBBS(S’pore) in 1983.  He did his housemanship in the Department of Paediatric Medicine under Dr Tan Keng Wee, Consultant and Head, at Alexandra Hospital, followed by a posting in General Surgery at Alexandra Hospital under Dr Ng Boon Keng.  His final housemanship posting was in the Department of Medicine (Unit 1 or University Department) at Singapore General Hospital under Prof Cheah Jin Seng, a reputed Physician and Endocrinologist.  It was in Singapore General Hospital that he developed a passion for internal medicine, and later geriatric medicine.

Upon completion of his Masters in Internal Medicine in 1988, he did a short stint in the Blood Bank and Department of Haematology in SGH as Medical Officer (Specialist) as he completed his Masters in 2 years instead of the usual 3 years.  In 1989, he went to Tan Tock Seng Hospital as a Registrar and was among the first few doctors to start the first Department of Geriatric Medicine in Singapore.

He was subsequently awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan for Geriatric Medicine (HMDP) in 1990 to further hone his skills in Geriatric Medicine.  He was interned (as an Honorary Senior Registrar) at the Victoria Geriatric Unit of Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow.  There, he was trained by Prof John Dall, a world leading authority in Geriatric Medicine and was the President of the European Geriatric Society. It was during his HMDP in Glasgow that he obtained his Diploma in Geriatric Medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, Glasgow, in 1990.

Upon his return to Singapore in1991, he was tasked to start the first Geriatric Centre and the first Geriatric Day Hospital in Singapore, the Alexandra Geriatric Centre at Alexandra Hospital where he remained as Head of Department.

He was elected as Fellow, Academy of Medicine in 1993 and received a Certificate of Specialist Registration in Geriatric Medicine in 1998.  In 1998, he was seconded to head the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Changi General Hospital.  He remained as Head of both departments until he resigned to start his private practice in 2000.  By then, both departments had programmes and clinics running, and were popular choices for doctors to apply for training there.

While he was at Alexandra Hospital, he received the Excellence in Teaching Award in 1998 and Excellence in Research and Publications Award in 1999.

He had also published the first textbook of Geriatric Medicine called ‘Geriatric Medicine for Singapore’ in 1996.  This textbook became the standard textbook by doctors attending the Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine Course and by nurses studying for the Gerontological Nursing Course.  In addition, he also published another 2 books for laypersons:  ‘Common Problems of the Aged’ in 2001 and ‘The Golden Years – A Caregivers’ Guide’ in 2009.

His work was recognized and in 2003, he was listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and in 2005 listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.

He had been an Expert Witness as well as a Court Appointed Expert Witness for several cases in the Singapore Family Court, Mental Capacity Court and High Court, as well as in the New South Wales Guardianship Tribunal (New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal) (File no: 54218.  Guardianship Matters 2013/6951 and Financial Management 2013/6952 of Mr. R Ho) and the Guardianship Tribunal (Sydney, Australia) for Mrs Yit May HO.  NCAT file no: C/60547, 2015.  His specialist reports had also been submitted to the Indonesian Court.

Since 2014, he was appointed by the United Nations as the Geriatric Specialist to assess fitness-for-trial of senior Khmer Rouge leaders in Case 002/02 of the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).  In 2015, he testified before the 5 Judges (3 Cambodian and 2 International Judges) at the Trial Chambers on the Cognitive and Physical fitness to stand trial on the 2 accused.

He also helped to modify the Abbreviated Mental Test (a test of cognitive function) into the Khmer language and helped to train doctors (psychiatrists and neurologists) from the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital, Phnom Penh, to administer this test.

 

During the past few years, his other achievements includes:

  • For my voluntary work in the community, I received the Presidential Citation from National Council of Social Services in 1992, Tributes Award from NCSS in 1999 and Certificate for Dedicated Voluntary Service to the Community Resource Volunteers Corps.
  • Recipient of MOH Research Grant Award in 1993 to Study the State of Health, Function, Cognition and Social Status of Elderly Living in the Community in Singapore. I was the Principal Investigator for this Research.
  • Chairman, Co-ordinating Committee for Geriatric Care (West)
  • Member, Specialist Training Committee for Geriatric Medicine, Ministry of Health. 1998
  • Member, Advisory Committee on Medicine (Geriatric Medicine) 1999 – 2005
  • Founder and Volunteer Doctor of the Boon Teck Community Health Screening Service. Boon Teck Community Centre.  1987 – 1991
  • Alexandra Hospital and Alexandra Geriatric Centre:
  1. Consultant and Head of Geriatric Department. 1995 – 2010
  • Changi General Hospital:
  1. Consultant and Concurrent Head of Department of Geriatric Medicine, 1998 – 2000
  • National University of Singapore: Clinical Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine.  1998 — 2000
  • Singapore General Hospital: Visiting Senior Consultant, Division of Geriatric Medicine.  2004 – Present.
  • SIM University: Associate Faculty for Masters in Gerontology Programme.  2012
  • Ang Mo Kio Hospital: Chairman, Board of Directors, 2002 – 2016
  • Ang Mo Kio-Thye Hua Kwan Hospital: Chairman, Medical Board, 2002 – 2016
  • WestPoint Family Hospital: Chairman, Medical Board and Visiting Consultant Physician and Geriatrician, 2003 – 2006
  • Lions Home for the Elders. Chairman, Medifund Committee.  2001 – 2004
  • Thye Hua Kwan Nursing Home Ltd: Chairman:  2015 – Present
  • Singapore Christian Home: Director and Member of the Professional and Services Subcommittee.  2008 – Present
  • Apex Day and Rehabilitation Centre: Chairman, Medical Specialist Board 1995 – 2000
  • Wan Ching Lodge: Geriatric advisor to setting up of Wan Ching Lodge, 1993
  • Senior Citizen’s Health Care Centre – Toa Payoh:   2004 – 2006; Chairman 2006 – 2010
  • Senior Citizen’s Health Care Centre – Geylang:   2004 – 2006; Chairman 2006 – 2010
  • Toa Payoh Seniors Activities Centre @ 15: Vice Chairman, 2013 – Present
  • Thye Hua Kwan Ensuite Services: Consultant and Adviser to development and implementation of this programme.  This is a home care programme which comprises of medical, nursing, social, home help and therapy to support early discharge of patients from Hospitals.
  • SAGE Counselling Centre: Director, 2015 – Present
  • Medical Adviser, NTUC Income Long Term Care Scheme and Panel Specialist for Eldershield/IDAPE Scheme for NTUC Income and Great Eastern Life Assurance.
  • REVIEWER FOR MEDICAL JOURNALS:
  1. Reviewer for Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health – 1995
  2. Reviewer for a Grant administered by The Wellcome Trust, London. Oct 1999
  • Reviewer for Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore – 1996- present
  1. Reviewer for Singapore Medical Journal – 1997- present
  2. Reviewer for Grants for National Medical Research Council, 1997- present
  3. External Reviewer of Research Projects for Changi General Hospital
  • ACADEMIC WORK / SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS:
  1. Recipient of Research Grant Award from MOH: Principal Investigator:  To Study the State of Health, Function, Cognition and social Status of Elderly living in the Community in Singapore, 1993.
  2. International Association of Gerontology /World Congress of Gerontology 1997: Scientific Chairman, and Member, Organising Committee
  • MOH Working Group on Management and Prevention of MRSA Infection, June 1997
  1. Member, MOH Working Committee on Osteoporosis (01/98)
  2. National Coordinator of WISHE Study (Worldwide Isolated Systolic Hypertension and Evaluation Study) 1998 – 2000
  3. Part time Clinical Teacher, Medical Faculty, National University of Singapore. 1988 –  Present
  • MOH Workgroup for Stroke Rehabilitation. 1999
  • Teaching faculty, Diploma in Geriatric Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medical Studies. 2000 – present
  1. Peer Reviewer for Clinical Practice Guidelines on Diabetes Mellitus.
  2. Member, Organising Committee, Gleneagles Hospital 4th State of the Art Seminar 2001: Fighting Infections.
  3. Chairman, Scientific Committee, Gleneagles Hospital 5th Annual Seminar 2002: Ageing and Lifestyle
  • Hononary Lecturer, Edith Cowan University, Australia for the Andrology and Men’s Health Programme. 2002
  • Member, Organising Committee, Mt Alvernia Hospital Annual Medical Conference. Feb 2004
  • MOH Workgroup on Dementia. 2004-2005
  1. Academy of Medicine, Singapore, Chapter of Physicians, Specialty Resource Committee Member. Jan 2003 – Dec 2004
  • Assessor in Geriatric Medicine, Geriatric Medicine STC
  • Member, Specialist Training Committee, Geriatric Medicine
  • College of Physicians, Singapore: Honorary Treasurer (elect) 2004 – 2006; Vice President 2006 – 2008; Honorary Treasurer 2008 – 2010; Council Member 2010 — 2013
  • Teaching Faculty, Masters of Medicine (Internal Medicine). 1998 – 2000
  1. Teaching Faculty, Masters of Medicine (Public Health). 2000 – present
  • Teaching Faculty, College of Family Physicians. Diploma in Family Medicine Course and Fellowship in Family Medicine.  2000 – present
  • Member, Standing Committee on Membership, Academy of Medicine Singapore 2008 – 2011
  • Examiner, Gerontological Nursing Course 1992 – 3.
  • Supervisor, Advanced Trainees in Geriatric Medicine. 1995-2000
  • Focus group meeting on Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, Ministry of Health. 1999
  • Appointed internal examiner in Medicine for the Final MB; BS Exam, March 2000
  • Teaching Faculty, Masters in Healthcare Management.   2011 – present
  • Teaching Faculty, Masters in Gerontology. UniSIM 2012
  • External Examiner for Exit Certification in Internal Medicine 2012
  • Content Partner, Borderless Healthcare in developing Geriatric Apps for Mobile Health Incubation Program 2013.
  • Senior Residency Physician Faculty Member, Singapore General Hospital, 2014 – Present
  • Reviewer for Module ‘Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in Gerontology’ for the Specialist Diploma in Community Gerontological Nursing, School of Health Sciences (Nursing), Ngee Ann Polytechnic. 2016
  • PUBLICATIONS

Numerous publications in local and foreign journals, including Singapore Medical Journal, Annals Academy of Medicine, Postgraduate Medical Journal, Singapore Family Physicians, Medical Progress and Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

  1. Chan KM, YC Chee. Infections in the Elderly. Annals Academy of Medicine 1990; 19:364-9.
  2. Lim SH, Tan CB, Chan KM et al. A case of acute sympathetolytic autonomic neuropathy.   Annals Acad Med 1990;19:404-6.
  3. Chan KM, Tan ES. Use of lower limb prosthesis in elderly amputees.  Annals Acad  Med 1990.19:811-6.
  4. Chan KM. Epilepsy – another cause of  intermittent fever with confusion.   Postgrad Med J 1992; 68: 119-20.
  5. Chan KM, P Lim, YC Chee, FJ Jayaratnam. Urinary symptoms and urodynamic diagnosis in the elderly.  Ann Acad Med 1992; 21: 813 – 7.
  6. Chan KM. Dizziness in the elderly- An Approach. Singapore Family Physician 1992, XVIII:45-9.
  7. Chan KM. Syncope in the elderly-  An Approach.  Singapore Family Physician 1992, XVIII (2): 101-4.
  8. Chan KM, K Beard. A patient with recurrent hypothermia associated with thrombocytopenia.  Postgrad Med J 1993; 69: 227 – 9.
  9. Chan KM. Pitfalls in Geriatric Prescribing.  Singapore Family Physician 1995; XXI:12-19.
  10. Chan KM. Systemic Lupus Erythromatosus – Not to be forgotten in the Elderly.  Singapore Medical Journal 1995; 36:105-6.
  11. Geriatric Medicine for Singapore, Chief Editor Dr Chan Kin Ming, Multi-authored textbook of geriatric medicine, Armour Publishing, 1996
  12. Chan KM, Pang WS, Ee CH, Ding YY, P Choo. Epidemiology of Falls Among the Elderly Community Dwellers in Singapore.  Singapore Med J 1997; 38:427-31.
  13. Chan KM, Pang WS, Ee CH, Ding YY, P Choo. Self-Perception of Health Among Elderly Community Dwellers in Singapore. Ann Acad Med, Singapore, 1998; 27:461-467.
  14. Wong SF, Yap KB, Chan KM. Day Hospital Rehabilitation for the Elderly: A Retrospective Study.  Ann Acad Med 1998; 27:468-473.
  15. KM Chan, SF Wong, T Yoong. Nursing Home Applications – Reasons and Possible Interventions.  Singapore Med J 1998; 39:451-455.
  16. JA Low, KB Yap, KM Chan, T Tang. Care of Elderly Patients with DNR Orders in Singapore – A Descriptive Study.  Singapore Med J 1998; 456-460.
  17. Outpatient Prescribing Patterns in a Teaching Hospital in Singapore. Yap KB, Chan KM.  Singapore Med J 1998; 39: 496-500.
  18. Chan KM, Pang WS, Ee CH, Ding YY, P Choo. Functional Status of Elderly Community Dwellers in Singapore. Singapore Med J 1999; 40: 578-580.
  19. JA Low, KB Yap, KM Chan. Posterior Cerebral Artery Territory Infarct Presenting as Acute Psychosis.  Singapore Med J 1999; 40:654-655.
  20. Lim LC, Low JA, Chan KM. Chrysteobacterium memingosepticum (Flavobacterium meningosepticum) — A Report of Five Cases in a Local Hospital. Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 1999; 28: 858-860
  21. JA Low, KB Yap, KM Chan. Posterior Cerebral Artery Territory Infarct Presenting as Acute Psychosis.  Singapore Med J 1999; 40: 702-703
  22. Chan KM, Pang WS, Ee CH, Ding YY, P Choo. Pattern of Drug Usage Among Elderly Community Dwellers in Singapore. – Accepted for SMJ
  23. Common Problems of the Aged – a book written for lay persons. This heartwarming book untangles the ailments of the golden years and presents case studies that offer sympathetic solutions for seniors and their caregivers, by Dr Chan Kin Ming.  Publisher:  Times Books International. 2001
  24. SYL Au, KM Chan, YH Chan, WS Pang. Early Unplanned Readmission of Elderly in Singapore:  A Retrospective Study.  Ann Acad Med 2002; 31: 738 – 744.
  25. The Golden Years – A Caregivers’ Guide. Editor:  Dr Chan Kin Ming.  Marshall Cavendish Editions.
  26. KM Chan. Diseases that Result in Disability in Adults.  The Singapore Family Physician 2012; Vol 38 (2) Apr-Jun 2012: 21-23
  27. Low LP, L Zhang, Ang SB, Chan KM, I Chew, Lee CS, Lim CH, VP Nair, Wong SF, Mak KH. Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Role of Plant Sterols in Managing Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol.  Medical Progress 2012.  473-479
  28. Venkataraman K, Fong NP, Chan KM, Tan BY, Menon E, Lee KK, Koh GC. Rehabilitation outcomes after inpatient rehabilitation for lower extremity amputations in patients with diabetes. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  2016
  • ORAL / POSTER PRESENTATION
  1. Singapore-Malaysian Congress of Medicine 1993. A Clinical Review Of Drug Therapy Among Elderly Inmates In The Chronic Sick Unit In  Singapore.
  2. Community Based Continence Clinics – a 2 Year Experience. Pang WS, Yap GH, Chan KM, Ee CH, P Choo, Theresa Yoong.  First Asian Symposium on Longevity.  Kuala Lumpur, Dec 1996.
  • Epidemiology of Falls Among the Elderly Community Dwellers in Singapore. Chan KM.  Singapore Satellite Pre-Congress Symposium of the 1997 World Congress of Gerontology, Singapore, 17.8.97
  1. A Study to Assess How Elderly Community Dwellers in Singapore Perceive Their Own Health and the Factors that Influence their Perception. Chan KM.  Singapore Satellite Pre-Congress Symposium of the 1997 World Congress of Gerontology, Singapore, 18.8.97
  2. Trends in Rehabilitation Efficiency and Effectiveness in a Community Hospital. Gerald CH Koh, Tan BY, Fong NP, Chan KM, Edward Menon, Lee KK, Cheong SK, Wong TY, Cheong A, Chia KS, David Koh.  Singapore Disease Management Conference 2008.
  3. Predictors of Rehabilitation Efficiency and Effectiveness in a Community Hospital. Gerald CH Koh, Tan BY, Fong NP, Chan KM, Edward Menon, Lee K K, Cheong SK, Wong TY, Cheong A, Chia KS, David Koh.  Singapore Disease Management Conference 2008.
  • Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Role of Plant Sterols in Managing Low-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol. Low LP, Zhang L, Ang SB, Chan KM, Chew I, Lee CS, Lim CH, Nair VP, Wong SF, Mak KH.  Medical Progress Oct 2012 Vol 39 No. 10:473-9
  • OTHERS:
  1. Member, Expert Panel IV, Centre for Drug Evaluation (CDE). 1999-2003
  2. Member, National Panel of Medical Experts for Mediation (e@dr Centre of Subordinate Courts) – 1st Mar 2003 – 28 Feb 2005
  • Member, Singapore Medical Council Complaints Committee
  1. Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering 2003 – 7th Edition
  2. Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare. 2004 – 2005.
  • SOCIETIES:
  1. Society for Geriatric Medicine, Singapore: Founding Member, Vice Chairman 1999 – 2000. Committee Member 2000 – 2003
  2. Osteoporosis Society of Singapore: Committee member. 2000 – present
  • Society for the Study of the Ageing Male (Singapore) Vice President and Member, 2001—2003
  1. Eldercare Network, National Council of Social Services: Member, 2000
  2. American Geriatric Society: Member.
  3. Gerontological Society of Singapore: Member
    1. Member of Educational Subcommittee 1991 – 1992
    2. Council member and Chairman of Editorial Subcommittee, 1993 – 1995.
    3. Council member, 1995 – 1996
  • New York Academy of Sciences: 1999 – present
  • Society for Continence, Singapoare: Executive Committee Member
  1. Alzheimer’s Disease Association: Member, Training Sub-Committee
  2. Centre for Study of Ageing of Singapore Action Group of Elders (CENFOSA). Member
  3. Diabetic Society of Singapore: Member, Subcommittee on Support for the Elderly Diabetic. 1997 – present
  • Society for Study of Ageing Male, Singapore: Vice President, Life Member. 2001- 2003

Dr Chan Kin Ming graduated with MB;BS(S’pore) in 1983.  He did his housemanship in the Department of Paediatric Medicine under Dr Tan Keng Wee, Consultant and Head, at Alexandra Hospital, followed by a posting in General Surgery at Alexandra Hospital under Dr Ng Boon Keng.  His final housemanship posting was in the Department of Medicine (Unit 1 or University Department) at Singapore General Hospital under Prof Cheah Jin Seng, a reputed Physician and Endocrinologist.  It was in Singapore General Hospital that he developed a passion for internal medicine, and later geriatric medicine.

Upon completion of his Masters in Internal Medicine, he did a short stint in the Blood Bank and Department of Haematology in SGH before he went to Tan Tock Seng Hospital and was among the first few doctors to start the first Department of Geriatric Medicine in Singapore.

He was subsequently awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan for Geriatric Medicine (HMDP) in 1990 to further hone his skills in Geriatric Medicine.  He was interned (as an Honorary Senior Registrar) at the Victoria Geriatric Unit of Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow.  There, he was trained by Prof John Dall, a world leading authority in Geriatric Medicine and was the President of the European Geriatric Society.  The other Consultant that trained him included Dr Keith Beard, Dr Ian Lennox and Dr Margaret Roberts.

During his time in Glasgow, he was also exposed to Palliative Medicine with a posting in Marie Curie Hospice in Glasgow.  The Centre provides a specialist lymphoedema clinic, liaison with nursing homes, outpatient and domicillary medical assessment and hospice at home.  Specialist palliative medicine input is provided by Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Stobhill Hospital and the Beatson Oncology Centre.  He also had the opportunity to observe the State of the Art in managing falls in the elderly at the Falls Clinic at Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

It was during his HMDP in Glasgow that he obtained his Diploma in Geriatric Medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, Glasgow, in 1990.

Upon his return to Singapore in1991, he was tasked to start the first Geriatric Centre and the first Geriatric Day Hospital in Singapore, the Alexandra Geriatric Centre at Alexandra Hospital where he remained as Head of Department.  In 1998, he was seconded to head the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Changi General Hospital.  He remained as Head of both departments until he resigned to start his private practice in 2000.  In both Departments, he started various clinics like the Continence Clinic where he is trained to do Urodynamic Studies in the assessment of incontinence.

In Alexandra Hospital, he also started the Cognitive Assessment Clinic in collaboration with Professor Kua Ee Heok, Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatric Medicine, National University Hospital.  This Clinic served to assess and manage memory problems and problems associated with dementia.

During his period in both Alexandra Hospital and Changi General Hospital, he recruited and trained many specialists, and many of them are now Senior Consultants and Head of Departments in the public hospitals.

He had also attended numerous courses to upgrade his skills, not just in the area of Geriatric Medicine, but also in Management.

SOME OF THE COURSES ATTENDED:

  1. Advanced Course in Geriatric Medicine: Glasgow, Feb 91.
  2. Third Asian Symposium on Osteoporosis: 8 Nov 92
  3. Medico-Legal Annual Seminar 1993: From the Cradle to the Grave:  Some Medico-Legal Dilemmas, Regent Hotel, 4 to 5 Sept 93
  4. MOH Cleveland Clinical Update 1994, 9.3.94
  5. Sleep Disorders and their Treatment. College of Physicians, 26.11.94
  6. Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course, 1.3.95 – 2.3.95
  7. Care of the Elderly Symposium, SAGE, 31.3.95
  8. Australian Society of Geriatric Medicine and Australian Combined Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 19.6.95 – 20.6.95
  9. First MOH Medico-Legal Seminar, 9.9.95
  • 5th Asia Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology, Hong Kong, 19.11.95 – 23.11.95
  • Conference on Technology for People with Disabilities, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, 4.12.95
  • Annual Scientific Meeting, Australian Society for Geriatric Medicine, Canberra, Australia, 6.5.96 – 7.5.96
  • Neuro-rehabilitation Symposium, Future Directions Department of Physiotherapy, Singapore General Hospital, 1.9.96
  • Seminar on “Working with Ageing Families”, TSAO Foundation and SAGE, 3.10.96 – 4.10.96
  • Coordinating Aged Care Services, IIR Conferences, Sydney, Australia, 31.10.96 – 1.11.96
  • First Symposium on Longevity, Kuala Lumpur, 16.11.96
  • 10th MOH-Cleveland Clinic Foundation Update – Cardiovascular Diseases – 1st Feb 1997
  • Society for Geriatric Medicine, Singapore, Inaugural Scientific Forum: ‘Assessing the Elderly’. 8.97
  • World Congress of Gerontology Pre-Congress Satellite Symposium. 8.97-19.8.97
  • Good Clinical Practice for Clinical Drug Research in Asia Pacific, APEC, 3.10.97
  • Institute of Mental Health 4th Annual Scientific Meeting, 5.10.97
  • Introduction To Becoming a Successful Investigator. Singapore Good Clinical Practice Programme (SGCPP) at PDMI, SGH. 14.11.98.
  • Statistical View of Clinical Trials. Workshop, NMRC held at CGH. 1.99 – 22.1.99
  • Osteoporosis: Its Impact and Its Management. Organised by MEDA. Hotel Intercontinental. 11.4.99
  • Symposium on Model City Building and the Ageing World — Partnership towards a Society for All Ages. 4.99
  • Long Term Care Insurance — The Japanese Experience. Mr Shiro Yamasaki, MCD. 5.99
  • Academy of Medicine-S’pore Psychiatric Association Scientific conference. 6.99
  • Drug Development Processes: New Development Process — general considerations and particular issues related to drug evaluation and approval. Dr Michael Court, SKB. Centre for Drug Evaluation series.  6.99
  • Women’s Health Conference. 7.99
  • Forum: “From Hospital to Home”. Second Scientific Forum on Geriatric Medicine.  Society for Geriatric Medicine, Singapore.  8.99
  • NUH Annual Scientific Conference. 8.99
  • Dementia Action in the New Millennium: First Consensus Meeting on Psychogeriatrics. Alzheimer’s Disease Association and Tsao Foundation.  9.99
  • Basic Conversational Malay. 15 sessions, 2 hours each. Changi General Hospital.
  • MCD-IPS Conference on Ageing in Singapore: Facing Challenges, Seizing Opportunities. 24 – 25.9.99
  • UK-Singapore Seminar on Healthcare for the Elderly. Tan Tock Seng Hospital. 8 – 9.10.99
  • Singapore National Congress on the Ageing Male (SINCAM). Public Forum and Instructional Course for GPs. 23rd – 24ht Oct 99.
  • Kepner Tregore’s Prolem Solving & Decision Making. York Hotel. 11.99-23.11.99.
  • The Economics and Management of Health Care. SGH-PMI, NUS Business School. 23-24.2.00
  • The Funding of Quality Care for the Elderly — the Australian Experience. Elderly Care Department, MOH. COMB  2.2000
  • Knowledge Management. Door Training, Singapore. College of Medicine Building, 21.3.00
  • Managing Insulin Resistance in Diabetes Mellitus. Endocrine and Metabolic Society, Singapore. 3.00
  • Update on the Management of Parkinson’s Disease: Focus on a Novel Dopamine Agonist. Clinical Neuroscience Society, Society for Geriatric Medicine, Singapore.  3.00
  • Mayo Clinic Foundation Update: 8.4.00
  • Centre for Drug Evaluation Seminar, Ministry of Health, Singapore. 5.00-6.5.00
  • 2nd Practice Update in Infectious Diseases. Suntec City Convention Centre. 13 Jan 2001
  • SACB Workshop: Quality Control Made Simple. 2001 Annual Scientific Meeting. 24.03.01. YWCA Auditorium
  • Surviving Managed Care, Singapore Medical Association Centre for Medical Ethics and Professionalism. 9 Sept 2001
  • Anti-Ageing Conference, Singapore. 11, 12 Sep 2002
  • 2nd Asia Pacific Conference and Exhibition in Anti-Ageing Medicine, Singapore. 8th Sep – 11 Sep 2003
  • International Conference on Evidence based Medicine, 10th Annual Singapore General Hospital-Stanford University Hospital Joint Update. 19 Oct 2003
  • 3rd Asia Pacific Conference and Exhibition in Anti-Ageing Medicine, Singapore. June 2004
  • Dementia and Sleep Disorder. Public Forum. Mt Elizabeth Charter, Mt Elizabeth Hospital
  • ‘Nutrition and Ageing’. Challenges of Nutrition and Ageing. 7th May 2005 Sheraton Towers.
  • Delirium Symposium: Common Causes of Delirium in the Elderly. Mt Elizabeth Hospital. 5/7/06
  • Dilemmas in Internal Medicine. College of Physicians Singapore Annual Scientific Meeting at TTSH Theatrette. 22/7/06
  • Management of Delirium. Society of Geriatric Medicine Singapore Biannual Scientific Meeting, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. 17/9/06
  • 41st Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine: Redefining Gold Standards in Medicine: The Next Chapter. 20/7/07 – 22/7/07
  • Stroke Conference 1/9/07 – 2/9/07
  • Managing Conflicts and Resolving Disputes Effectively Through Mediation. Medical Mediation Course, Singapore Medication Centre of the Academy of Law, Supreme Court. 24/9/07 – 25/9/07
  • National Healthcare Group Annual Scientific Congress 2007 10/11/07 – 11/11/07. Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore
  • Updates in Neurology. Jeju, South Korea
  • 5th Annual Scientific Meeting – College of Physicians Singapore @ Theatrette, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. 5/7/07 – 6/7/08
  • 22nd Mt Elizabeth Hospital Scientific & Clinical Meeting. November 2008
  • 4th Congress of the International Society for Vascular Behavioural & Cognitive Disorders. 14 Jan – 16 Jan 2009. Suntec City Convention Centre.
  • 24th Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International. Dementia: Engaging Societies Around the World. 25 – 28 March 2009.  Suntec City Convention Centre, Singapore.
  • Mt Elizabeth Hospital 24th Annual Seminar. November 2010
  • 13th Singapore Stroke Conference, National Neuroscience Institute.
  • Asia Pacific Conference on Ageing: Dignity and Grace in Ageing. March 2011
  • 45th Singapore Malaysia Congress of Medicine – Integration, Innovation, Holistic Care. July 2011
  • Gleneagles Hospital 13th Annual Seminar for GPs and Specialists. 10 July 2011
  • Board Governance: An Introduction Training For Board Members of Charities & IPCS. September 2012
  • Medicine Review Course 2013
  • MPS_SMA Training Course for Medical Experts. May 2014
  • Medicine Review Course 2014
  • European Union Geriatric Medicine Society: Total Nutrition Therapy in Geriatrics Course
  • 8th Annual Academic Session of the Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists and 8th Annual Congress of Asian Society Against Dementia (ASAD) November 2014. Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • European Union Geriatric Medicine Society: Total Nutrition Therapy in Geriatrics Course
  • Gleneagles Hospital Annual Seminar for GPs and Specialists. 2015
  • 3rd Singapore Clinical Nutrition Meeting, 9 to 10 April 2016. Mandarin Orchard Grand Ballroom
  • Demystifying Malaise and Giddiness. Treatment and Screening Options. 18th Gleneagles Annual Seminar April 2016.  Grand Hyatt Grand Ballroom
  • Medico Legal Seminar On Mental Capacity. Academia
  • Medicine Review Course 2016, The Academia

Dr Chan Kin Ming graduated with MBBS(S’pore) in 1983.  He did his housemanship in the Department of Paediatric Medicine under Dr Tan Keng Wee, Consultant and Head, at Alexandra Hospital, followed by a posting in General Surgery at Alexandra Hospital under Dr Ng Boon Keng.  His final housemanship posting was in the Department of Medicine (Unit 1 or University Department) at Singapore General Hospital under Prof Cheah Jin Seng, a reputed Physician and Endocrinologist.  It was in Singapore General Hospital that he developed a passion for internal medicine, and later geriatric medicine.

Upon completion of his Masters in Internal Medicine, he did a short stint in the Blood Bank and Department of Haematology in SGH before he went to Tan Tock Seng Hospital and was among the first few doctors to start the first Department of Geriatric Medicine in Singapore.

He was subsequently awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan for Geriatric Medicine (HMDP) in 1990 to further hone his skills in Geriatric Medicine.  He was interned (as an Honorary Senior Registrar) at the Victoria Geriatric Unit of Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow.  There, he was trained by Prof John Dall, a world leading authority in Geriatric Medicine and was the President of the European Geriatric Society.  The other Consultant that trained him included Dr Keith Beard.

During his time in Glasgow, he was also exposed to Palliative Medicine with a posting in Marie Curie Hospice in Glasgow.  The Centre provides a specialist lymphoedema clinic, liaison with nursing homes, outpatient and domicillary medical assessment and hospice at home.  Specialist palliative medicine input is provided by Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Stobhill Hospital and the Beatson Oncology Centre.

It was during his HMDP in Glasgow that he obtained his Diploma in Geriatric Medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, Glasgow, in 1990.

Upon his return to Singapore in1991, he was tasked to start the first Geriatric Centre and the first Geriatric Day Hospital in Singapore, the Alexandra Geriatric Centre at Alexandra Hospital where he remained as Head of Department.  In 1998, he was seconded to head the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Changi General Hospital.  He remained as Head of both departments until he resigned to start his private practice in 2000.  By then, both departments had programmes and clinics running, and were popular choices for doctors to apply for training there.

During his time in Civil Service, he was actively involved in Administrative, Planning, Clinical, Academic and Research work.  His experience in Geriatric Medicine spans government (various Ministries), NGOs and VWOs; as well as whole spectrum of care for the elderly:  Acute care in Hospitals, Step down care in Community Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Dementia Nursing Homes, Dormiciliary (Home) Care, Day Care (Social and Rehabilitative), Seniors Activities Centre and Counselling Centres.

1)   MINISTRY OF HEALTH

  1. Committee for Planning Health Education Centre at the new Institute of Health, Singapore
  2. Co-ordinating Committee for Geriatric Care (West): This Committee is to coordinate a network of services for the elderly, to improve cooperation, reduce duplication and look at gaps in the provision of care.
    1. Vice-Chairman 1994
    2. Chairman 1995-1998
  3. Member, Geriatric Service Planning Committee, MOH, 1995
  4. Member, Committee for Community Care Network (West), 1995
  5. Member, Committee for Geriatric Care (Central), 1996
  6. Member, Committee for Nursing Home Network, 1996
  7. MOH Working Group on Management and Prevention of MRSA Infection, June 1997
  8. Member, Specialist Training Committee for Geriatric Medicine, Ministry of Health. 1998
  9. MOH Workgroup for Stroke Rehabilitation. 1999
  10. Member, Advisory Committee on Medicine (Geriatric Medicine) 1 Oct 1999 – 31 Aug 2002
  11. Member, Residential Assessment Committee. 2001 – 2003
  12. MOH Workgroup on Dementia. 2004-2005
  13. Member, Advisory Committee for Ministry of Health on Geriatric Medicine. 2001 – 2005
  14. Singapore Medical Council:
    1. Complaints Committee 2004
    2. Complaints Committee Jun 2010 – 2017
  • MINISTRY OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT:
    1. Working Committee for production of Carers’ Video – MCD Family Development Unit

3)   COMMUNITY

  1. Founder and Volunteer Doctor of the Boon Teck Community Health Screening Service. Boon Teck Community Centre.  1987 – 1991
  2. Community Resource Volunteer : Since 1987 to current.
  3. Secretary, Toa Payoh East CCC:
    1. Secretary – 2001 to 2015
    2. Vice Chairman – 2016 – Present
  4. Active Ageing Society:
    1. Auditor: 2013 – 2017
  5. Board of Consultants, Moral Network of Older Persons (MNOP), Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society. Dec 1999 — present
  6. Member, Lions Club (Paterson) 2001—2003
  7. Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities:
    1. Member, Professional and Services Committee 2013 — Present
  8. Singapore Hospice Council, Doctor’s Education Subcommittee Since 2003: Member
  • PUBLIC HOSPITALS:
    1. Alexandra Hospital and Alexandra Geriatric Centre:
      1. Member of Building Committee for Alexandra Geriatric Centre, Alexandra Hospital 1993-1995
      2. Consultant and Head of Geriatric Department. 1995 – 2010
    2. Changi General Hospital:
      1. Consultant and Concurrent Head of Department of Geriatric Medicine, 1998 – 2000
      2. Member, Medical Audit Committee, Changi General Hospital. 1998
  • Member, Pharmacy and Therapeutical Committee, Changi General Hospital. 1998
  1. Woodbridge Hospital/ Institute Of Mental Health: Visiting Specialist, 1997-1998
  2. National University of Singapore: Clinical Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine.  1998 — 2000
  3. Singapore General Hospital: Visiting Senior Consultant, Division of Geriatric Medicine.  2004 – Present.
  4. SIM University: Associate Faculty for Masters in Gerontology Programme.  2012
  5. Community Hospitals:
    1. St Andrew’s Mission Hospital. Hononary Consultant 1992 – 2000
    2. St Luke’s Hospital for the Elderly. Medical Advisor to Management Committee for the building of St Luke’s Hospital for the Elderly in 1992.  Member of the Medical Relations Committee 1995 – 1998, Chairman of the Medical Relations Committee 1999 – 2002.
  • Ang Mo Kio Community Hospital (later changed to Ang Mo Kio Thye Hua Kwan Hospital): Chairman, Board of Directors, 2002 – 2016 (Executive Chairman 2005 – 2007)
  1. Ang Mo Kio-Thye Hua Kwan Hospital: Chairman, Medical Board, 2002 – 2016
  • PRIVATE HOSPITALS:      
    1. Mt Elizabeth Hospital, East Shore Hospital, Mt Alvernia Hospital: Visiting Consultant
    2. HMI Balestier Hospital (till 2002): Visiting Consultant
      • Member, Medical Advisory Board, HMI Balestier Hospital, 2001 – 2003
      • Chairman, Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee, HMI Balestier Hospital, 2001 – 2003
  • Gleneagles Hospital: Member, Credentials Committee, 2001 – Oct 2005
  1. East Shore Hospital: Member, Mortality Review Committee, 2001- 2002
  2. East Shore Hospital: Medical Advisory Board; 2003 – 2005
  3. WestPoint Family Hospital: Chairman, Medical Board and Visiting Consultant Physician and Geriatrician, 2003 – 2006
  • Gleneagles Hospital: Member, Medical Board, 2004 – 2006
  • Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital: Visiting Consultant, 2015 – Present
  • NURSING HOMES:
    1. St Joseph’s Home. Volunteer Doctor 1992 – 2002
    2. Henderson’s Senior Citizens’ Home: Medical Adviser, 1999 – 2002
  • Apex Harmony Lodge: Medical Adviser and Consultant Geriatrician. 1999 – 2009
  1. Orange Valley Nursing Homes. Visiting Consultant. 2004 – 2014
  2. ECON Medicare Centre Holdings Pte Ltd: Geriatric Medical Consultant, 2000
  3. Apex Harmony Lodge. Visiting Geriatrician 2000 – 2006
  • Lions Home for the Elders. Chairman, Medifund Committee.  2001 – 2004
  • Thye Hua Kwan Nursing Home Ltd: Chairman:  2015 – Present
  1. Singapore Christian Home: Director and Member of the Professional and Services Subcommittee.  2008 – Present
  • DAY CARE CENTRES:
    1. Apex Day and Rehabilitation Centre:
      • Visiting Geriatrician 1992 – 2000
      • Chairman, Medical Specialist Board 1995 – 2000
      • Member, Management Committee 1996 – 2000
    2. Jurong Senior Citizens’ Health Care Centre:
      • Visiting Geriatrician. 1993 – 1995
      • Consultant to Continence Clinic. 1993 – 1995
  • Wan Ching Lodge: Geriatric advisor to setting up of Wan Ching Lodge, 1993
  1. Senior Citizen’s Health Care Centre – Toa Payoh: 2004 – 2006; Chairman 2006 – 2010
  2. Senior Citizen’s Health Care Centre – Geylang:  2004 – 2006; Chairman 2006 – 2010
  3. Toa Payoh Seniors Activities Centre @ 15: Vice Chairman, 2013 – Present
  • Thye Hua Kwan Ensuite Services: Consultant and Adviser to development and implementation of this programme.  This is a home care programme which comprises of medical, nursing, social, home help and therapy to support early discharge of patients from Hospitals.
  • Caregiver Counseling Welfare Association: Director, 2006 – 2008
  • SAGE Counselling Centre: Director, 2015 – Present
  • INSURANCE COMPANIES:
    1. Medical Adviser, NTUC Income Long Term Care Scheme and Panel Specialist for Eldershield/IDAPE Scheme for NTUC Income and Great Eastern Life Assurance.
    2. Specialist Panel for International Medical Insurers Pte Ltd.

What Patients Say

  • Our deepest appreciation for looking after our mum.  Your untiring care, concern will always be treasured.  Thanks for your kind words of condolences.  Our gratitude always.
  • You deserve a world of thanks for your care of our father during the last few months.
  • My children and I would like to thank you, Dr Chan, for the care given to my late husband, Datuk Amar (name), and the patience and understanding that you have shown towards him during his treatment over the years.  We are deeply appreciative of the time you always afforded him and our family, trying to answer all our questions about his condition.  We will always remember your compassion shown towards him.  It is a blessing to know doctors like you whose manner brings solace.
  • There is no such thing as a small kindness.  Thank you Dr Chan.
  • I would like to thank you personally for seeing my father while he was in hospital.  I had hoped that his condition would have improved so that he could see you regularly as his geriatric doctor.  However, God knows best, and has decided that his time is up.  Although we miss my father dearly, I am glad that his days of physical suffering on earth are over and that he is today resting safe in the presence of God and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Many thanks for all your kindness shown.  May God bless you for all you’ve done.  Thank you so much.
  • Thank you for looking after Harry so caringly during his long and trying illness.
  • The world’s a whole lot better place because of people like you, who give real joy and pleasure by the nice things that they do…And with your recent thoughtfulness still very much in mind, this is meant to bring a thank you of the very warmest kind.
  • This comes with sincere gratitude.  Many thanks for all you help and caring for my mother.
  • My mother would like to sincerely thank you all for your impressive dedication and commitment to patient service.  She is pleased to have made such remarkable progress at this hospital, after her transfer from another, and attributes the speedy recovery to Dr Chan’s medical skills.
  • Thanks is not enough when someone cares the way you care.
  • To Dr KM Chan, Thank you very much for your care and concern!
  • With deep gratitude and appreciation for your excellent care of our father.
  • Many thanks to you for taking care of my mum (name) during her illness.  You have also been very kind and understanding towards my family.  Dr Chan you are always in my prayers.
  • Thank you for attending to my brother (name), listening to my dad when he shared his view of things and presenting options for us to consider when the conventional means of treatment were not accepted.  Your professionalism is appreciated.
  • We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for treating our dad Mr (name) for the past 6 months, especially the whole week when he was admitted to the ICU ward.  Although we lost him on 11 Aug 07, we believe that without your treatment, we could have lost him earlier.  Once again, thank you for giving us an opportunity to be with our beloved dad longer.
  • My father and my family and I will always be thankful for your patience and kindness to wife / mother during her last hard days in hospital.  We are particularly grateful for your steady guidance leading us to let mother die with dignity and peace.  This Xmas maybe the most difficult without her ‘tone’ in the background, but mother will greatly approve of this token gift of thanks to her wonderful last doctor this side of heaven!
  • I want to thank you for the care that you have given to my mother.  It is karma that Dr Jerry Lim recommended us to you so many years ago because we could not have asked for a more caring doctor.  I think Mum appreciated that as well as I could see she had implicit trust in you.  Thank you for taking care of Mum all these years and sharing the responsibility with me.  I really appreciate that.
  • Thank you for taking care of my mother (name) over the many years.
  • Thank you for looking after my husband (name) at home, in Soo’s Home and in Hospital.  Once again, many thanks for your devotion, patience and expertise.  You did all you can for him.
  • My family and I would like to express our thanks and appreciation for all that you have done for my mum.  She had found great comfort and assurance under your care.  Thank you again.
  • Dear Dr Chan, you are a very good doctor!  Thank you very much for your love and tender care towards our mother while she was under your care.  Words cannot express our feelings.  A big ‘Thank You’ to you.
  • Thanks very much for what you’ve helped and done for our father (name) during his last few days.
  • Thanks so much for all your efforts to make my mum comfortable during her last days.  For all the time taken to monitor her so closely, we’re all very grateful.  Pls accept this as a small token of our appreciation.
  • We wish to extend our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for taking care of our mother, the late Mdm (name), during the past months and during her time at Mt Alvernia Hospital.  Thank you for giving her the best care and treatment and alleviating her pain and suffering to enable her to live her life to the fullest with joy and peace.  We owe you our deepest thanks.  May God Bless you and your family richly in all things.
  • Thank you for looking after me.  I am feeling so much better.  This is a small token of our appreciation for your care.  This card has been made by my oldest granddaughter Beth…. God Bless.
  • Our family would like to thank Dr Chan for the geriatric care, medical consultation and patience accorded to our mother (name).  Our thanks also to Lai Kheng and Wendy for their helpfulness and great service during my mum’s visits to the Clinic.  Thank you and God Bless.  Jul 2009
  • To Dr Chan.  Thank you so much for your care and concern…and for making mum feel comfortable as possible these last couple of years.  She’s pain free at last.  Lizzie & Mary Ann
  • Dear Dr Chan, Thank you very much for looking after my mother Mdm Khoo xx.  We greatly appreciate your help.  Mdm Khong SL
  • Dear Dr Chan Kin Ming, Today, I received your medical certificate, as requested by my travel insurance company.  It was good of you to reply to my letter so promptly, and I do want to thank you.  Fortunately, I am very well, and enjoying life (and remembering to drink lots of water!).  I am most appreciative of your kindness.  With best wishes, Sincerely, Margaret Watson
  • Dear Dr. Chan, I really think you must congratulate yourself on Desmond’s recovery from oblivion.  And of course the rather good staff at Gleneagles.
  • When patients die, people blame the doctor.  When they survive, they say ‘What a miracle!”  Three to four weeks ago we were writing his Obituary and collecting Photos for the newspaper and an old friend was writing out the Eulogy to be spoken in whichever temple of observance Desmond might have ever attended. He will go home this week.  Dr Caldwell
  • Dear Dr Chan, We wish to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for your kind care given to our mother, Mdm Wong SF under difficult circumstances.  Ronnie, Janice and Wai Chee Leong
  • Dear Dr Chan & Staff, We would like to express our thanks to you and your staff for your care, concern and support for my late father, Mr Yap YS.  Yours Sincerely,  Dr Terrence Yap & Family
  • Dear Dr Chan, Thank you very much.  You are Godsend.  I am hopeful that we will be able to do this smoothly from here.   Will keep you posted.  Thanks.  Susan Koh
  • Dear Dr Chan, Thanks for talking to Karen about the driving today.  You were remarkably kind and gentle and affirming.  She was sad and a bit angry, but didn’t react as strongly as I anticipated.  She seemed a little more calm by afternoon.  I hope she will be able to accept it soon. Thanks again for doing this such a kind way.  You are a gifted doctor. Kind regards, Mark M
  • Dear Dr Chan, “Thank You” doesn’t say it all, but at least it starts to let you know how very much your kindness and dedication touched our hearts. With all our appreciations from Family Choong and most of all Centenarian Choong!
  • To Dr Chan Kin Ming,  The family of the late Mrs Fang (Lee SE) would like to thank you for your care of our mother.  Your kindness, love and compassion we greatly appreciate.
  • Dr Chan Kin Ming:  Taking this very special time to say you’re very fondly thought of especially on this New Year’s Day and Wished a year that’s richly blessed wth good health, longevity and any everything’s that’s happiest and may God keep you in His Loving Care and Answer your smallest prayer. Fatima Perira, daughter of Mama Lee
  • Dear Dr Chan Thanks very much for today.  When you asked if there was anything else to discuss and you looked at all of us, I assumed you didn’t want me to bring up what I already discussed with you by email.  I don’t want to say those things in front of Karen.  Is that correct? You have a very assuring method of dealing with her and she likes you very much.  When she asked which doctor we are seeing today, and I said “Dr Chan, the one you like so much”, her face really lit up.  Thank you for all your kindness. Mark McCurley, 29 October 2015
  • Dear Dr Chan, Thank you  for your concern & care in taking such good care of me over the past 2 weeks – you have truly been such a blessing & I appreciate it very much.  Please remember to take good care of yourself too as you continue to touch many lives and may God bless you and our family always. Claire Lye
  • Dearest Dr Chan, Words alone cannot sufficiently express my family’s gratitude but we really mean it from the bottom of our hearts – Thank You for saving Claire.  We thank God for bring you and Dr Leong and a wonderful nursing team!   Claire’s Mum, Soo Ping
  • Dear Dr Chan, Thank you for taking care of my father all these years and for transferring him to Mt Alvernia Hospital 10 years ago.  That saved him and allowed him to enjoy his 2 new grandchildren, and we are grateful to you for that.  Choo Hin
  • Dr Chan! From one of your very grateful ones!   SH Tow (Dr)
  • Dr Chan, Thank you for enabling the quality of life that I’m enjoying now.  Lim SY
  • Dear Dr Chan, Just a short note to thank you for looking after my Mum so well, for so many years. I particularly appreciates how in recent years you have been willing to be consulted via email. Your speedy replies and suggested treatments when needed had been most reassuring and comforting. I would also like to express my appreciation and thank you to Lai Kheng for all the assistance she has rendered, in her usual pleasant and efficient way. I have enclosed a write up I did on my mother’s life, which you may find interesting. Very many thanks for all you have done. Sincerely, Kenson Kwok  28/2/16
  • Thank you so very much, dear Doctor Chan for your immediate and best care.  Miss Wong from AIC phoned.  She is trying to get me under the Home Nursing Foundation.  She will call to confirm. I am able to sit up more, eat better.  Must remain quiet to breath normally.  BIG GOD BLESS YOU. Olivia S. 16.5.16
  • Dear Doctor Chan, My very dear Good People.  I want to say Thank You for so kindly looking after my daughter Olivia S.  How truly God is with you. Thank you – Great Lord. God Bless You All. Theresa S (Olivia’s mother) 16.5.16
+ Achievements

Dr Chan Kin Ming was awarded a PSC scholarship to study Medicine in King Edward VII College of Medicine, which was later renamed in 1982 to Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

He graduated with MBBS(S’pore) in 1983.  He did his housemanship in the Department of Paediatric Medicine under Dr Tan Keng Wee, Consultant and Head, at Alexandra Hospital, followed by a posting in General Surgery at Alexandra Hospital under Dr Ng Boon Keng.  His final housemanship posting was in the Department of Medicine (Unit 1 or University Department) at Singapore General Hospital under Prof Cheah Jin Seng, a reputed Physician and Endocrinologist.  It was in Singapore General Hospital that he developed a passion for internal medicine, and later geriatric medicine.

Upon completion of his Masters in Internal Medicine in 1988, he did a short stint in the Blood Bank and Department of Haematology in SGH as Medical Officer (Specialist) as he completed his Masters in 2 years instead of the usual 3 years.  In 1989, he went to Tan Tock Seng Hospital as a Registrar and was among the first few doctors to start the first Department of Geriatric Medicine in Singapore.

He was subsequently awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan for Geriatric Medicine (HMDP) in 1990 to further hone his skills in Geriatric Medicine.  He was interned (as an Honorary Senior Registrar) at the Victoria Geriatric Unit of Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow.  There, he was trained by Prof John Dall, a world leading authority in Geriatric Medicine and was the President of the European Geriatric Society. It was during his HMDP in Glasgow that he obtained his Diploma in Geriatric Medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, Glasgow, in 1990.

Upon his return to Singapore in1991, he was tasked to start the first Geriatric Centre and the first Geriatric Day Hospital in Singapore, the Alexandra Geriatric Centre at Alexandra Hospital where he remained as Head of Department.

He was elected as Fellow, Academy of Medicine in 1993 and received a Certificate of Specialist Registration in Geriatric Medicine in 1998.  In 1998, he was seconded to head the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Changi General Hospital.  He remained as Head of both departments until he resigned to start his private practice in 2000.  By then, both departments had programmes and clinics running, and were popular choices for doctors to apply for training there.

While he was at Alexandra Hospital, he received the Excellence in Teaching Award in 1998 and Excellence in Research and Publications Award in 1999.

He had also published the first textbook of Geriatric Medicine called ‘Geriatric Medicine for Singapore’ in 1996.  This textbook became the standard textbook by doctors attending the Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine Course and by nurses studying for the Gerontological Nursing Course.  In addition, he also published another 2 books for laypersons:  ‘Common Problems of the Aged’ in 2001 and ‘The Golden Years – A Caregivers’ Guide’ in 2009.

His work was recognized and in 2003, he was listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and in 2005 listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.

He had been an Expert Witness as well as a Court Appointed Expert Witness for several cases in the Singapore Family Court, Mental Capacity Court and High Court, as well as in the New South Wales Guardianship Tribunal (New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal) (File no: 54218.  Guardianship Matters 2013/6951 and Financial Management 2013/6952 of Mr. R Ho) and the Guardianship Tribunal (Sydney, Australia) for Mrs Yit May HO.  NCAT file no: C/60547, 2015.  His specialist reports had also been submitted to the Indonesian Court.

Since 2014, he was appointed by the United Nations as the Geriatric Specialist to assess fitness-for-trial of senior Khmer Rouge leaders in Case 002/02 of the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).  In 2015, he testified before the 5 Judges (3 Cambodian and 2 International Judges) at the Trial Chambers on the Cognitive and Physical fitness to stand trial on the 2 accused.

He also helped to modify the Abbreviated Mental Test (a test of cognitive function) into the Khmer language and helped to train doctors (psychiatrists and neurologists) from the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital, Phnom Penh, to administer this test.

 

During the past few years, his other achievements includes:

  • For my voluntary work in the community, I received the Presidential Citation from National Council of Social Services in 1992, Tributes Award from NCSS in 1999 and Certificate for Dedicated Voluntary Service to the Community Resource Volunteers Corps.
  • Recipient of MOH Research Grant Award in 1993 to Study the State of Health, Function, Cognition and Social Status of Elderly Living in the Community in Singapore. I was the Principal Investigator for this Research.
  • Chairman, Co-ordinating Committee for Geriatric Care (West)
  • Member, Specialist Training Committee for Geriatric Medicine, Ministry of Health. 1998
  • Member, Advisory Committee on Medicine (Geriatric Medicine) 1999 – 2005
  • Founder and Volunteer Doctor of the Boon Teck Community Health Screening Service. Boon Teck Community Centre.  1987 – 1991
  • Alexandra Hospital and Alexandra Geriatric Centre:
  1. Consultant and Head of Geriatric Department. 1995 – 2010
  • Changi General Hospital:
  1. Consultant and Concurrent Head of Department of Geriatric Medicine, 1998 – 2000
  • National University of Singapore: Clinical Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine.  1998 — 2000
  • Singapore General Hospital: Visiting Senior Consultant, Division of Geriatric Medicine.  2004 – Present.
  • SIM University: Associate Faculty for Masters in Gerontology Programme.  2012
  • Ang Mo Kio Hospital: Chairman, Board of Directors, 2002 – 2016
  • Ang Mo Kio-Thye Hua Kwan Hospital: Chairman, Medical Board, 2002 – 2016
  • WestPoint Family Hospital: Chairman, Medical Board and Visiting Consultant Physician and Geriatrician, 2003 – 2006
  • Lions Home for the Elders. Chairman, Medifund Committee.  2001 – 2004
  • Thye Hua Kwan Nursing Home Ltd: Chairman:  2015 – Present
  • Singapore Christian Home: Director and Member of the Professional and Services Subcommittee.  2008 – Present
  • Apex Day and Rehabilitation Centre: Chairman, Medical Specialist Board 1995 – 2000
  • Wan Ching Lodge: Geriatric advisor to setting up of Wan Ching Lodge, 1993
  • Senior Citizen’s Health Care Centre – Toa Payoh:   2004 – 2006; Chairman 2006 – 2010
  • Senior Citizen’s Health Care Centre – Geylang:   2004 – 2006; Chairman 2006 – 2010
  • Toa Payoh Seniors Activities Centre @ 15: Vice Chairman, 2013 – Present
  • Thye Hua Kwan Ensuite Services: Consultant and Adviser to development and implementation of this programme.  This is a home care programme which comprises of medical, nursing, social, home help and therapy to support early discharge of patients from Hospitals.
  • SAGE Counselling Centre: Director, 2015 – Present
  • Medical Adviser, NTUC Income Long Term Care Scheme and Panel Specialist for Eldershield/IDAPE Scheme for NTUC Income and Great Eastern Life Assurance.
  • REVIEWER FOR MEDICAL JOURNALS:
  1. Reviewer for Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health – 1995
  2. Reviewer for a Grant administered by The Wellcome Trust, London. Oct 1999
  • Reviewer for Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore – 1996- present
  1. Reviewer for Singapore Medical Journal – 1997- present
  2. Reviewer for Grants for National Medical Research Council, 1997- present
  3. External Reviewer of Research Projects for Changi General Hospital
  • ACADEMIC WORK / SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS:
  1. Recipient of Research Grant Award from MOH: Principal Investigator:  To Study the State of Health, Function, Cognition and social Status of Elderly living in the Community in Singapore, 1993.
  2. International Association of Gerontology /World Congress of Gerontology 1997: Scientific Chairman, and Member, Organising Committee
  • MOH Working Group on Management and Prevention of MRSA Infection, June 1997
  1. Member, MOH Working Committee on Osteoporosis (01/98)
  2. National Coordinator of WISHE Study (Worldwide Isolated Systolic Hypertension and Evaluation Study) 1998 – 2000
  3. Part time Clinical Teacher, Medical Faculty, National University of Singapore. 1988 –  Present
  • MOH Workgroup for Stroke Rehabilitation. 1999
  • Teaching faculty, Diploma in Geriatric Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medical Studies. 2000 – present
  1. Peer Reviewer for Clinical Practice Guidelines on Diabetes Mellitus.
  2. Member, Organising Committee, Gleneagles Hospital 4th State of the Art Seminar 2001: Fighting Infections.
  3. Chairman, Scientific Committee, Gleneagles Hospital 5th Annual Seminar 2002: Ageing and Lifestyle
  • Hononary Lecturer, Edith Cowan University, Australia for the Andrology and Men’s Health Programme. 2002
  • Member, Organising Committee, Mt Alvernia Hospital Annual Medical Conference. Feb 2004
  • MOH Workgroup on Dementia. 2004-2005
  1. Academy of Medicine, Singapore, Chapter of Physicians, Specialty Resource Committee Member. Jan 2003 – Dec 2004
  • Assessor in Geriatric Medicine, Geriatric Medicine STC
  • Member, Specialist Training Committee, Geriatric Medicine
  • College of Physicians, Singapore: Honorary Treasurer (elect) 2004 – 2006; Vice President 2006 – 2008; Honorary Treasurer 2008 – 2010; Council Member 2010 — 2013
  • Teaching Faculty, Masters of Medicine (Internal Medicine). 1998 – 2000
  1. Teaching Faculty, Masters of Medicine (Public Health). 2000 – present
  • Teaching Faculty, College of Family Physicians. Diploma in Family Medicine Course and Fellowship in Family Medicine.  2000 – present
  • Member, Standing Committee on Membership, Academy of Medicine Singapore 2008 – 2011
  • Examiner, Gerontological Nursing Course 1992 – 3.
  • Supervisor, Advanced Trainees in Geriatric Medicine. 1995-2000
  • Focus group meeting on Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, Ministry of Health. 1999
  • Appointed internal examiner in Medicine for the Final MB; BS Exam, March 2000
  • Teaching Faculty, Masters in Healthcare Management.   2011 – present
  • Teaching Faculty, Masters in Gerontology. UniSIM 2012
  • External Examiner for Exit Certification in Internal Medicine 2012
  • Content Partner, Borderless Healthcare in developing Geriatric Apps for Mobile Health Incubation Program 2013.
  • Senior Residency Physician Faculty Member, Singapore General Hospital, 2014 – Present
  • Reviewer for Module ‘Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in Gerontology’ for the Specialist Diploma in Community Gerontological Nursing, School of Health Sciences (Nursing), Ngee Ann Polytechnic. 2016
  • PUBLICATIONS

Numerous publications in local and foreign journals, including Singapore Medical Journal, Annals Academy of Medicine, Postgraduate Medical Journal, Singapore Family Physicians, Medical Progress and Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

  1. Chan KM, YC Chee. Infections in the Elderly. Annals Academy of Medicine 1990; 19:364-9.
  2. Lim SH, Tan CB, Chan KM et al. A case of acute sympathetolytic autonomic neuropathy.   Annals Acad Med 1990;19:404-6.
  3. Chan KM, Tan ES. Use of lower limb prosthesis in elderly amputees.  Annals Acad  Med 1990.19:811-6.
  4. Chan KM. Epilepsy – another cause of  intermittent fever with confusion.   Postgrad Med J 1992; 68: 119-20.
  5. Chan KM, P Lim, YC Chee, FJ Jayaratnam. Urinary symptoms and urodynamic diagnosis in the elderly.  Ann Acad Med 1992; 21: 813 – 7.
  6. Chan KM. Dizziness in the elderly- An Approach. Singapore Family Physician 1992, XVIII:45-9.
  7. Chan KM. Syncope in the elderly-  An Approach.  Singapore Family Physician 1992, XVIII (2): 101-4.
  8. Chan KM, K Beard. A patient with recurrent hypothermia associated with thrombocytopenia.  Postgrad Med J 1993; 69: 227 – 9.
  9. Chan KM. Pitfalls in Geriatric Prescribing.  Singapore Family Physician 1995; XXI:12-19.
  10. Chan KM. Systemic Lupus Erythromatosus – Not to be forgotten in the Elderly.  Singapore Medical Journal 1995; 36:105-6.
  11. Geriatric Medicine for Singapore, Chief Editor Dr Chan Kin Ming, Multi-authored textbook of geriatric medicine, Armour Publishing, 1996
  12. Chan KM, Pang WS, Ee CH, Ding YY, P Choo. Epidemiology of Falls Among the Elderly Community Dwellers in Singapore.  Singapore Med J 1997; 38:427-31.
  13. Chan KM, Pang WS, Ee CH, Ding YY, P Choo. Self-Perception of Health Among Elderly Community Dwellers in Singapore. Ann Acad Med, Singapore, 1998; 27:461-467.
  14. Wong SF, Yap KB, Chan KM. Day Hospital Rehabilitation for the Elderly: A Retrospective Study.  Ann Acad Med 1998; 27:468-473.
  15. KM Chan, SF Wong, T Yoong. Nursing Home Applications – Reasons and Possible Interventions.  Singapore Med J 1998; 39:451-455.
  16. JA Low, KB Yap, KM Chan, T Tang. Care of Elderly Patients with DNR Orders in Singapore – A Descriptive Study.  Singapore Med J 1998; 456-460.
  17. Outpatient Prescribing Patterns in a Teaching Hospital in Singapore. Yap KB, Chan KM.  Singapore Med J 1998; 39: 496-500.
  18. Chan KM, Pang WS, Ee CH, Ding YY, P Choo. Functional Status of Elderly Community Dwellers in Singapore. Singapore Med J 1999; 40: 578-580.
  19. JA Low, KB Yap, KM Chan. Posterior Cerebral Artery Territory Infarct Presenting as Acute Psychosis.  Singapore Med J 1999; 40:654-655.
  20. Lim LC, Low JA, Chan KM. Chrysteobacterium memingosepticum (Flavobacterium meningosepticum) — A Report of Five Cases in a Local Hospital. Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 1999; 28: 858-860
  21. JA Low, KB Yap, KM Chan. Posterior Cerebral Artery Territory Infarct Presenting as Acute Psychosis.  Singapore Med J 1999; 40: 702-703
  22. Chan KM, Pang WS, Ee CH, Ding YY, P Choo. Pattern of Drug Usage Among Elderly Community Dwellers in Singapore. – Accepted for SMJ
  23. Common Problems of the Aged – a book written for lay persons. This heartwarming book untangles the ailments of the golden years and presents case studies that offer sympathetic solutions for seniors and their caregivers, by Dr Chan Kin Ming.  Publisher:  Times Books International. 2001
  24. SYL Au, KM Chan, YH Chan, WS Pang. Early Unplanned Readmission of Elderly in Singapore:  A Retrospective Study.  Ann Acad Med 2002; 31: 738 – 744.
  25. The Golden Years – A Caregivers’ Guide. Editor:  Dr Chan Kin Ming.  Marshall Cavendish Editions.
  26. KM Chan. Diseases that Result in Disability in Adults.  The Singapore Family Physician 2012; Vol 38 (2) Apr-Jun 2012: 21-23
  27. Low LP, L Zhang, Ang SB, Chan KM, I Chew, Lee CS, Lim CH, VP Nair, Wong SF, Mak KH. Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Role of Plant Sterols in Managing Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol.  Medical Progress 2012.  473-479
  28. Venkataraman K, Fong NP, Chan KM, Tan BY, Menon E, Lee KK, Koh GC. Rehabilitation outcomes after inpatient rehabilitation for lower extremity amputations in patients with diabetes. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  2016
  • ORAL / POSTER PRESENTATION
  1. Singapore-Malaysian Congress of Medicine 1993. A Clinical Review Of Drug Therapy Among Elderly Inmates In The Chronic Sick Unit In  Singapore.
  2. Community Based Continence Clinics – a 2 Year Experience. Pang WS, Yap GH, Chan KM, Ee CH, P Choo, Theresa Yoong.  First Asian Symposium on Longevity.  Kuala Lumpur, Dec 1996.
  • Epidemiology of Falls Among the Elderly Community Dwellers in Singapore. Chan KM.  Singapore Satellite Pre-Congress Symposium of the 1997 World Congress of Gerontology, Singapore, 17.8.97
  1. A Study to Assess How Elderly Community Dwellers in Singapore Perceive Their Own Health and the Factors that Influence their Perception. Chan KM.  Singapore Satellite Pre-Congress Symposium of the 1997 World Congress of Gerontology, Singapore, 18.8.97
  2. Trends in Rehabilitation Efficiency and Effectiveness in a Community Hospital. Gerald CH Koh, Tan BY, Fong NP, Chan KM, Edward Menon, Lee KK, Cheong SK, Wong TY, Cheong A, Chia KS, David Koh.  Singapore Disease Management Conference 2008.
  3. Predictors of Rehabilitation Efficiency and Effectiveness in a Community Hospital. Gerald CH Koh, Tan BY, Fong NP, Chan KM, Edward Menon, Lee K K, Cheong SK, Wong TY, Cheong A, Chia KS, David Koh.  Singapore Disease Management Conference 2008.
  • Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Role of Plant Sterols in Managing Low-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol. Low LP, Zhang L, Ang SB, Chan KM, Chew I, Lee CS, Lim CH, Nair VP, Wong SF, Mak KH.  Medical Progress Oct 2012 Vol 39 No. 10:473-9
  • OTHERS:
  1. Member, Expert Panel IV, Centre for Drug Evaluation (CDE). 1999-2003
  2. Member, National Panel of Medical Experts for Mediation (e@dr Centre of Subordinate Courts) – 1st Mar 2003 – 28 Feb 2005
  • Member, Singapore Medical Council Complaints Committee
  1. Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering 2003 – 7th Edition
  2. Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare. 2004 – 2005.
  • SOCIETIES:
  1. Society for Geriatric Medicine, Singapore: Founding Member, Vice Chairman 1999 – 2000. Committee Member 2000 – 2003
  2. Osteoporosis Society of Singapore: Committee member. 2000 – present
  • Society for the Study of the Ageing Male (Singapore) Vice President and Member, 2001—2003
  1. Eldercare Network, National Council of Social Services: Member, 2000
  2. American Geriatric Society: Member.
  3. Gerontological Society of Singapore: Member
    1. Member of Educational Subcommittee 1991 – 1992
    2. Council member and Chairman of Editorial Subcommittee, 1993 – 1995.
    3. Council member, 1995 – 1996
  • New York Academy of Sciences: 1999 – present
  • Society for Continence, Singapoare: Executive Committee Member
  1. Alzheimer’s Disease Association: Member, Training Sub-Committee
  2. Centre for Study of Ageing of Singapore Action Group of Elders (CENFOSA). Member
  3. Diabetic Society of Singapore: Member, Subcommittee on Support for the Elderly Diabetic. 1997 – present
  • Society for Study of Ageing Male, Singapore: Vice President, Life Member. 2001- 2003
+ Training

Dr Chan Kin Ming graduated with MB;BS(S’pore) in 1983.  He did his housemanship in the Department of Paediatric Medicine under Dr Tan Keng Wee, Consultant and Head, at Alexandra Hospital, followed by a posting in General Surgery at Alexandra Hospital under Dr Ng Boon Keng.  His final housemanship posting was in the Department of Medicine (Unit 1 or University Department) at Singapore General Hospital under Prof Cheah Jin Seng, a reputed Physician and Endocrinologist.  It was in Singapore General Hospital that he developed a passion for internal medicine, and later geriatric medicine.

Upon completion of his Masters in Internal Medicine, he did a short stint in the Blood Bank and Department of Haematology in SGH before he went to Tan Tock Seng Hospital and was among the first few doctors to start the first Department of Geriatric Medicine in Singapore.

He was subsequently awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan for Geriatric Medicine (HMDP) in 1990 to further hone his skills in Geriatric Medicine.  He was interned (as an Honorary Senior Registrar) at the Victoria Geriatric Unit of Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow.  There, he was trained by Prof John Dall, a world leading authority in Geriatric Medicine and was the President of the European Geriatric Society.  The other Consultant that trained him included Dr Keith Beard, Dr Ian Lennox and Dr Margaret Roberts.

During his time in Glasgow, he was also exposed to Palliative Medicine with a posting in Marie Curie Hospice in Glasgow.  The Centre provides a specialist lymphoedema clinic, liaison with nursing homes, outpatient and domicillary medical assessment and hospice at home.  Specialist palliative medicine input is provided by Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Stobhill Hospital and the Beatson Oncology Centre.  He also had the opportunity to observe the State of the Art in managing falls in the elderly at the Falls Clinic at Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

It was during his HMDP in Glasgow that he obtained his Diploma in Geriatric Medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, Glasgow, in 1990.

Upon his return to Singapore in1991, he was tasked to start the first Geriatric Centre and the first Geriatric Day Hospital in Singapore, the Alexandra Geriatric Centre at Alexandra Hospital where he remained as Head of Department.  In 1998, he was seconded to head the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Changi General Hospital.  He remained as Head of both departments until he resigned to start his private practice in 2000.  In both Departments, he started various clinics like the Continence Clinic where he is trained to do Urodynamic Studies in the assessment of incontinence.

In Alexandra Hospital, he also started the Cognitive Assessment Clinic in collaboration with Professor Kua Ee Heok, Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatric Medicine, National University Hospital.  This Clinic served to assess and manage memory problems and problems associated with dementia.

During his period in both Alexandra Hospital and Changi General Hospital, he recruited and trained many specialists, and many of them are now Senior Consultants and Head of Departments in the public hospitals.

He had also attended numerous courses to upgrade his skills, not just in the area of Geriatric Medicine, but also in Management.

SOME OF THE COURSES ATTENDED:

  1. Advanced Course in Geriatric Medicine: Glasgow, Feb 91.
  2. Third Asian Symposium on Osteoporosis: 8 Nov 92
  3. Medico-Legal Annual Seminar 1993: From the Cradle to the Grave:  Some Medico-Legal Dilemmas, Regent Hotel, 4 to 5 Sept 93
  4. MOH Cleveland Clinical Update 1994, 9.3.94
  5. Sleep Disorders and their Treatment. College of Physicians, 26.11.94
  6. Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course, 1.3.95 – 2.3.95
  7. Care of the Elderly Symposium, SAGE, 31.3.95
  8. Australian Society of Geriatric Medicine and Australian Combined Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 19.6.95 – 20.6.95
  9. First MOH Medico-Legal Seminar, 9.9.95
  • 5th Asia Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology, Hong Kong, 19.11.95 – 23.11.95
  • Conference on Technology for People with Disabilities, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, 4.12.95
  • Annual Scientific Meeting, Australian Society for Geriatric Medicine, Canberra, Australia, 6.5.96 – 7.5.96
  • Neuro-rehabilitation Symposium, Future Directions Department of Physiotherapy, Singapore General Hospital, 1.9.96
  • Seminar on “Working with Ageing Families”, TSAO Foundation and SAGE, 3.10.96 – 4.10.96
  • Coordinating Aged Care Services, IIR Conferences, Sydney, Australia, 31.10.96 – 1.11.96
  • First Symposium on Longevity, Kuala Lumpur, 16.11.96
  • 10th MOH-Cleveland Clinic Foundation Update – Cardiovascular Diseases – 1st Feb 1997
  • Society for Geriatric Medicine, Singapore, Inaugural Scientific Forum: ‘Assessing the Elderly’. 8.97
  • World Congress of Gerontology Pre-Congress Satellite Symposium. 8.97-19.8.97
  • Good Clinical Practice for Clinical Drug Research in Asia Pacific, APEC, 3.10.97
  • Institute of Mental Health 4th Annual Scientific Meeting, 5.10.97
  • Introduction To Becoming a Successful Investigator. Singapore Good Clinical Practice Programme (SGCPP) at PDMI, SGH. 14.11.98.
  • Statistical View of Clinical Trials. Workshop, NMRC held at CGH. 1.99 – 22.1.99
  • Osteoporosis: Its Impact and Its Management. Organised by MEDA. Hotel Intercontinental. 11.4.99
  • Symposium on Model City Building and the Ageing World — Partnership towards a Society for All Ages. 4.99
  • Long Term Care Insurance — The Japanese Experience. Mr Shiro Yamasaki, MCD. 5.99
  • Academy of Medicine-S’pore Psychiatric Association Scientific conference. 6.99
  • Drug Development Processes: New Development Process — general considerations and particular issues related to drug evaluation and approval. Dr Michael Court, SKB. Centre for Drug Evaluation series.  6.99
  • Women’s Health Conference. 7.99
  • Forum: “From Hospital to Home”. Second Scientific Forum on Geriatric Medicine.  Society for Geriatric Medicine, Singapore.  8.99
  • NUH Annual Scientific Conference. 8.99
  • Dementia Action in the New Millennium: First Consensus Meeting on Psychogeriatrics. Alzheimer’s Disease Association and Tsao Foundation.  9.99
  • Basic Conversational Malay. 15 sessions, 2 hours each. Changi General Hospital.
  • MCD-IPS Conference on Ageing in Singapore: Facing Challenges, Seizing Opportunities. 24 – 25.9.99
  • UK-Singapore Seminar on Healthcare for the Elderly. Tan Tock Seng Hospital. 8 – 9.10.99
  • Singapore National Congress on the Ageing Male (SINCAM). Public Forum and Instructional Course for GPs. 23rd – 24ht Oct 99.
  • Kepner Tregore’s Prolem Solving & Decision Making. York Hotel. 11.99-23.11.99.
  • The Economics and Management of Health Care. SGH-PMI, NUS Business School. 23-24.2.00
  • The Funding of Quality Care for the Elderly — the Australian Experience. Elderly Care Department, MOH. COMB  2.2000
  • Knowledge Management. Door Training, Singapore. College of Medicine Building, 21.3.00
  • Managing Insulin Resistance in Diabetes Mellitus. Endocrine and Metabolic Society, Singapore. 3.00
  • Update on the Management of Parkinson’s Disease: Focus on a Novel Dopamine Agonist. Clinical Neuroscience Society, Society for Geriatric Medicine, Singapore.  3.00
  • Mayo Clinic Foundation Update: 8.4.00
  • Centre for Drug Evaluation Seminar, Ministry of Health, Singapore. 5.00-6.5.00
  • 2nd Practice Update in Infectious Diseases. Suntec City Convention Centre. 13 Jan 2001
  • SACB Workshop: Quality Control Made Simple. 2001 Annual Scientific Meeting. 24.03.01. YWCA Auditorium
  • Surviving Managed Care, Singapore Medical Association Centre for Medical Ethics and Professionalism. 9 Sept 2001
  • Anti-Ageing Conference, Singapore. 11, 12 Sep 2002
  • 2nd Asia Pacific Conference and Exhibition in Anti-Ageing Medicine, Singapore. 8th Sep – 11 Sep 2003
  • International Conference on Evidence based Medicine, 10th Annual Singapore General Hospital-Stanford University Hospital Joint Update. 19 Oct 2003
  • 3rd Asia Pacific Conference and Exhibition in Anti-Ageing Medicine, Singapore. June 2004
  • Dementia and Sleep Disorder. Public Forum. Mt Elizabeth Charter, Mt Elizabeth Hospital
  • ‘Nutrition and Ageing’. Challenges of Nutrition and Ageing. 7th May 2005 Sheraton Towers.
  • Delirium Symposium: Common Causes of Delirium in the Elderly. Mt Elizabeth Hospital. 5/7/06
  • Dilemmas in Internal Medicine. College of Physicians Singapore Annual Scientific Meeting at TTSH Theatrette. 22/7/06
  • Management of Delirium. Society of Geriatric Medicine Singapore Biannual Scientific Meeting, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. 17/9/06
  • 41st Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine: Redefining Gold Standards in Medicine: The Next Chapter. 20/7/07 – 22/7/07
  • Stroke Conference 1/9/07 – 2/9/07
  • Managing Conflicts and Resolving Disputes Effectively Through Mediation. Medical Mediation Course, Singapore Medication Centre of the Academy of Law, Supreme Court. 24/9/07 – 25/9/07
  • National Healthcare Group Annual Scientific Congress 2007 10/11/07 – 11/11/07. Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore
  • Updates in Neurology. Jeju, South Korea
  • 5th Annual Scientific Meeting – College of Physicians Singapore @ Theatrette, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. 5/7/07 – 6/7/08
  • 22nd Mt Elizabeth Hospital Scientific & Clinical Meeting. November 2008
  • 4th Congress of the International Society for Vascular Behavioural & Cognitive Disorders. 14 Jan – 16 Jan 2009. Suntec City Convention Centre.
  • 24th Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International. Dementia: Engaging Societies Around the World. 25 – 28 March 2009.  Suntec City Convention Centre, Singapore.
  • Mt Elizabeth Hospital 24th Annual Seminar. November 2010
  • 13th Singapore Stroke Conference, National Neuroscience Institute.
  • Asia Pacific Conference on Ageing: Dignity and Grace in Ageing. March 2011
  • 45th Singapore Malaysia Congress of Medicine – Integration, Innovation, Holistic Care. July 2011
  • Gleneagles Hospital 13th Annual Seminar for GPs and Specialists. 10 July 2011
  • Board Governance: An Introduction Training For Board Members of Charities & IPCS. September 2012
  • Medicine Review Course 2013
  • MPS_SMA Training Course for Medical Experts. May 2014
  • Medicine Review Course 2014
  • European Union Geriatric Medicine Society: Total Nutrition Therapy in Geriatrics Course
  • 8th Annual Academic Session of the Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists and 8th Annual Congress of Asian Society Against Dementia (ASAD) November 2014. Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • European Union Geriatric Medicine Society: Total Nutrition Therapy in Geriatrics Course
  • Gleneagles Hospital Annual Seminar for GPs and Specialists. 2015
  • 3rd Singapore Clinical Nutrition Meeting, 9 to 10 April 2016. Mandarin Orchard Grand Ballroom
  • Demystifying Malaise and Giddiness. Treatment and Screening Options. 18th Gleneagles Annual Seminar April 2016.  Grand Hyatt Grand Ballroom
  • Medico Legal Seminar On Mental Capacity. Academia
  • Medicine Review Course 2016, The Academia
+ Experience

Dr Chan Kin Ming graduated with MBBS(S’pore) in 1983.  He did his housemanship in the Department of Paediatric Medicine under Dr Tan Keng Wee, Consultant and Head, at Alexandra Hospital, followed by a posting in General Surgery at Alexandra Hospital under Dr Ng Boon Keng.  His final housemanship posting was in the Department of Medicine (Unit 1 or University Department) at Singapore General Hospital under Prof Cheah Jin Seng, a reputed Physician and Endocrinologist.  It was in Singapore General Hospital that he developed a passion for internal medicine, and later geriatric medicine.

Upon completion of his Masters in Internal Medicine, he did a short stint in the Blood Bank and Department of Haematology in SGH before he went to Tan Tock Seng Hospital and was among the first few doctors to start the first Department of Geriatric Medicine in Singapore.

He was subsequently awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan for Geriatric Medicine (HMDP) in 1990 to further hone his skills in Geriatric Medicine.  He was interned (as an Honorary Senior Registrar) at the Victoria Geriatric Unit of Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow.  There, he was trained by Prof John Dall, a world leading authority in Geriatric Medicine and was the President of the European Geriatric Society.  The other Consultant that trained him included Dr Keith Beard.

During his time in Glasgow, he was also exposed to Palliative Medicine with a posting in Marie Curie Hospice in Glasgow.  The Centre provides a specialist lymphoedema clinic, liaison with nursing homes, outpatient and domicillary medical assessment and hospice at home.  Specialist palliative medicine input is provided by Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Stobhill Hospital and the Beatson Oncology Centre.

It was during his HMDP in Glasgow that he obtained his Diploma in Geriatric Medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, Glasgow, in 1990.

Upon his return to Singapore in1991, he was tasked to start the first Geriatric Centre and the first Geriatric Day Hospital in Singapore, the Alexandra Geriatric Centre at Alexandra Hospital where he remained as Head of Department.  In 1998, he was seconded to head the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Changi General Hospital.  He remained as Head of both departments until he resigned to start his private practice in 2000.  By then, both departments had programmes and clinics running, and were popular choices for doctors to apply for training there.

During his time in Civil Service, he was actively involved in Administrative, Planning, Clinical, Academic and Research work.  His experience in Geriatric Medicine spans government (various Ministries), NGOs and VWOs; as well as whole spectrum of care for the elderly:  Acute care in Hospitals, Step down care in Community Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Dementia Nursing Homes, Dormiciliary (Home) Care, Day Care (Social and Rehabilitative), Seniors Activities Centre and Counselling Centres.

1)   MINISTRY OF HEALTH

  1. Committee for Planning Health Education Centre at the new Institute of Health, Singapore
  2. Co-ordinating Committee for Geriatric Care (West): This Committee is to coordinate a network of services for the elderly, to improve cooperation, reduce duplication and look at gaps in the provision of care.
    1. Vice-Chairman 1994
    2. Chairman 1995-1998
  3. Member, Geriatric Service Planning Committee, MOH, 1995
  4. Member, Committee for Community Care Network (West), 1995
  5. Member, Committee for Geriatric Care (Central), 1996
  6. Member, Committee for Nursing Home Network, 1996
  7. MOH Working Group on Management and Prevention of MRSA Infection, June 1997
  8. Member, Specialist Training Committee for Geriatric Medicine, Ministry of Health. 1998
  9. MOH Workgroup for Stroke Rehabilitation. 1999
  10. Member, Advisory Committee on Medicine (Geriatric Medicine) 1 Oct 1999 – 31 Aug 2002
  11. Member, Residential Assessment Committee. 2001 – 2003
  12. MOH Workgroup on Dementia. 2004-2005
  13. Member, Advisory Committee for Ministry of Health on Geriatric Medicine. 2001 – 2005
  14. Singapore Medical Council:
    1. Complaints Committee 2004
    2. Complaints Committee Jun 2010 – 2017
  • MINISTRY OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT:
    1. Working Committee for production of Carers’ Video – MCD Family Development Unit

3)   COMMUNITY

  1. Founder and Volunteer Doctor of the Boon Teck Community Health Screening Service. Boon Teck Community Centre.  1987 – 1991
  2. Community Resource Volunteer : Since 1987 to current.
  3. Secretary, Toa Payoh East CCC:
    1. Secretary – 2001 to 2015
    2. Vice Chairman – 2016 – Present
  4. Active Ageing Society:
    1. Auditor: 2013 – 2017
  5. Board of Consultants, Moral Network of Older Persons (MNOP), Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society. Dec 1999 — present
  6. Member, Lions Club (Paterson) 2001—2003
  7. Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities:
    1. Member, Professional and Services Committee 2013 — Present
  8. Singapore Hospice Council, Doctor’s Education Subcommittee Since 2003: Member
  • PUBLIC HOSPITALS:
    1. Alexandra Hospital and Alexandra Geriatric Centre:
      1. Member of Building Committee for Alexandra Geriatric Centre, Alexandra Hospital 1993-1995
      2. Consultant and Head of Geriatric Department. 1995 – 2010
    2. Changi General Hospital:
      1. Consultant and Concurrent Head of Department of Geriatric Medicine, 1998 – 2000
      2. Member, Medical Audit Committee, Changi General Hospital. 1998
  • Member, Pharmacy and Therapeutical Committee, Changi General Hospital. 1998
  1. Woodbridge Hospital/ Institute Of Mental Health: Visiting Specialist, 1997-1998
  2. National University of Singapore: Clinical Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine.  1998 — 2000
  3. Singapore General Hospital: Visiting Senior Consultant, Division of Geriatric Medicine.  2004 – Present.
  4. SIM University: Associate Faculty for Masters in Gerontology Programme.  2012
  5. Community Hospitals:
    1. St Andrew’s Mission Hospital. Hononary Consultant 1992 – 2000
    2. St Luke’s Hospital for the Elderly. Medical Advisor to Management Committee for the building of St Luke’s Hospital for the Elderly in 1992.  Member of the Medical Relations Committee 1995 – 1998, Chairman of the Medical Relations Committee 1999 – 2002.
  • Ang Mo Kio Community Hospital (later changed to Ang Mo Kio Thye Hua Kwan Hospital): Chairman, Board of Directors, 2002 – 2016 (Executive Chairman 2005 – 2007)
  1. Ang Mo Kio-Thye Hua Kwan Hospital: Chairman, Medical Board, 2002 – 2016
  • PRIVATE HOSPITALS:      
    1. Mt Elizabeth Hospital, East Shore Hospital, Mt Alvernia Hospital: Visiting Consultant
    2. HMI Balestier Hospital (till 2002): Visiting Consultant
      • Member, Medical Advisory Board, HMI Balestier Hospital, 2001 – 2003
      • Chairman, Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee, HMI Balestier Hospital, 2001 – 2003
  • Gleneagles Hospital: Member, Credentials Committee, 2001 – Oct 2005
  1. East Shore Hospital: Member, Mortality Review Committee, 2001- 2002
  2. East Shore Hospital: Medical Advisory Board; 2003 – 2005
  3. WestPoint Family Hospital: Chairman, Medical Board and Visiting Consultant Physician and Geriatrician, 2003 – 2006
  • Gleneagles Hospital: Member, Medical Board, 2004 – 2006
  • Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital: Visiting Consultant, 2015 – Present
  • NURSING HOMES:
    1. St Joseph’s Home. Volunteer Doctor 1992 – 2002
    2. Henderson’s Senior Citizens’ Home: Medical Adviser, 1999 – 2002
  • Apex Harmony Lodge: Medical Adviser and Consultant Geriatrician. 1999 – 2009
  1. Orange Valley Nursing Homes. Visiting Consultant. 2004 – 2014
  2. ECON Medicare Centre Holdings Pte Ltd: Geriatric Medical Consultant, 2000
  3. Apex Harmony Lodge. Visiting Geriatrician 2000 – 2006
  • Lions Home for the Elders. Chairman, Medifund Committee.  2001 – 2004
  • Thye Hua Kwan Nursing Home Ltd: Chairman:  2015 – Present
  1. Singapore Christian Home: Director and Member of the Professional and Services Subcommittee.  2008 – Present
  • DAY CARE CENTRES:
    1. Apex Day and Rehabilitation Centre:
      • Visiting Geriatrician 1992 – 2000
      • Chairman, Medical Specialist Board 1995 – 2000
      • Member, Management Committee 1996 – 2000
    2. Jurong Senior Citizens’ Health Care Centre:
      • Visiting Geriatrician. 1993 – 1995
      • Consultant to Continence Clinic. 1993 – 1995
  • Wan Ching Lodge: Geriatric advisor to setting up of Wan Ching Lodge, 1993
  1. Senior Citizen’s Health Care Centre – Toa Payoh: 2004 – 2006; Chairman 2006 – 2010
  2. Senior Citizen’s Health Care Centre – Geylang:  2004 – 2006; Chairman 2006 – 2010
  3. Toa Payoh Seniors Activities Centre @ 15: Vice Chairman, 2013 – Present
  • Thye Hua Kwan Ensuite Services: Consultant and Adviser to development and implementation of this programme.  This is a home care programme which comprises of medical, nursing, social, home help and therapy to support early discharge of patients from Hospitals.
  • Caregiver Counseling Welfare Association: Director, 2006 – 2008
  • SAGE Counselling Centre: Director, 2015 – Present
  • INSURANCE COMPANIES:
    1. Medical Adviser, NTUC Income Long Term Care Scheme and Panel Specialist for Eldershield/IDAPE Scheme for NTUC Income and Great Eastern Life Assurance.
    2. Specialist Panel for International Medical Insurers Pte Ltd.
+ What Patients Say

What Patients Say

  • Our deepest appreciation for looking after our mum.  Your untiring care, concern will always be treasured.  Thanks for your kind words of condolences.  Our gratitude always.
  • You deserve a world of thanks for your care of our father during the last few months.
  • My children and I would like to thank you, Dr Chan, for the care given to my late husband, Datuk Amar (name), and the patience and understanding that you have shown towards him during his treatment over the years.  We are deeply appreciative of the time you always afforded him and our family, trying to answer all our questions about his condition.  We will always remember your compassion shown towards him.  It is a blessing to know doctors like you whose manner brings solace.
  • There is no such thing as a small kindness.  Thank you Dr Chan.
  • I would like to thank you personally for seeing my father while he was in hospital.  I had hoped that his condition would have improved so that he could see you regularly as his geriatric doctor.  However, God knows best, and has decided that his time is up.  Although we miss my father dearly, I am glad that his days of physical suffering on earth are over and that he is today resting safe in the presence of God and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Many thanks for all your kindness shown.  May God bless you for all you’ve done.  Thank you so much.
  • Thank you for looking after Harry so caringly during his long and trying illness.
  • The world’s a whole lot better place because of people like you, who give real joy and pleasure by the nice things that they do…And with your recent thoughtfulness still very much in mind, this is meant to bring a thank you of the very warmest kind.
  • This comes with sincere gratitude.  Many thanks for all you help and caring for my mother.
  • My mother would like to sincerely thank you all for your impressive dedication and commitment to patient service.  She is pleased to have made such remarkable progress at this hospital, after her transfer from another, and attributes the speedy recovery to Dr Chan’s medical skills.
  • Thanks is not enough when someone cares the way you care.
  • To Dr KM Chan, Thank you very much for your care and concern!
  • With deep gratitude and appreciation for your excellent care of our father.
  • Many thanks to you for taking care of my mum (name) during her illness.  You have also been very kind and understanding towards my family.  Dr Chan you are always in my prayers.
  • Thank you for attending to my brother (name), listening to my dad when he shared his view of things and presenting options for us to consider when the conventional means of treatment were not accepted.  Your professionalism is appreciated.
  • We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for treating our dad Mr (name) for the past 6 months, especially the whole week when he was admitted to the ICU ward.  Although we lost him on 11 Aug 07, we believe that without your treatment, we could have lost him earlier.  Once again, thank you for giving us an opportunity to be with our beloved dad longer.
  • My father and my family and I will always be thankful for your patience and kindness to wife / mother during her last hard days in hospital.  We are particularly grateful for your steady guidance leading us to let mother die with dignity and peace.  This Xmas maybe the most difficult without her ‘tone’ in the background, but mother will greatly approve of this token gift of thanks to her wonderful last doctor this side of heaven!
  • I want to thank you for the care that you have given to my mother.  It is karma that Dr Jerry Lim recommended us to you so many years ago because we could not have asked for a more caring doctor.  I think Mum appreciated that as well as I could see she had implicit trust in you.  Thank you for taking care of Mum all these years and sharing the responsibility with me.  I really appreciate that.
  • Thank you for taking care of my mother (name) over the many years.
  • Thank you for looking after my husband (name) at home, in Soo’s Home and in Hospital.  Once again, many thanks for your devotion, patience and expertise.  You did all you can for him.
  • My family and I would like to express our thanks and appreciation for all that you have done for my mum.  She had found great comfort and assurance under your care.  Thank you again.
  • Dear Dr Chan, you are a very good doctor!  Thank you very much for your love and tender care towards our mother while she was under your care.  Words cannot express our feelings.  A big ‘Thank You’ to you.
  • Thanks very much for what you’ve helped and done for our father (name) during his last few days.
  • Thanks so much for all your efforts to make my mum comfortable during her last days.  For all the time taken to monitor her so closely, we’re all very grateful.  Pls accept this as a small token of our appreciation.
  • We wish to extend our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for taking care of our mother, the late Mdm (name), during the past months and during her time at Mt Alvernia Hospital.  Thank you for giving her the best care and treatment and alleviating her pain and suffering to enable her to live her life to the fullest with joy and peace.  We owe you our deepest thanks.  May God Bless you and your family richly in all things.
  • Thank you for looking after me.  I am feeling so much better.  This is a small token of our appreciation for your care.  This card has been made by my oldest granddaughter Beth…. God Bless.
  • Our family would like to thank Dr Chan for the geriatric care, medical consultation and patience accorded to our mother (name).  Our thanks also to Lai Kheng and Wendy for their helpfulness and great service during my mum’s visits to the Clinic.  Thank you and God Bless.  Jul 2009
  • To Dr Chan.  Thank you so much for your care and concern…and for making mum feel comfortable as possible these last couple of years.  She’s pain free at last.  Lizzie & Mary Ann
  • Dear Dr Chan, Thank you very much for looking after my mother Mdm Khoo xx.  We greatly appreciate your help.  Mdm Khong SL
  • Dear Dr Chan Kin Ming, Today, I received your medical certificate, as requested by my travel insurance company.  It was good of you to reply to my letter so promptly, and I do want to thank you.  Fortunately, I am very well, and enjoying life (and remembering to drink lots of water!).  I am most appreciative of your kindness.  With best wishes, Sincerely, Margaret Watson
  • Dear Dr. Chan, I really think you must congratulate yourself on Desmond’s recovery from oblivion.  And of course the rather good staff at Gleneagles.
  • When patients die, people blame the doctor.  When they survive, they say ‘What a miracle!”  Three to four weeks ago we were writing his Obituary and collecting Photos for the newspaper and an old friend was writing out the Eulogy to be spoken in whichever temple of observance Desmond might have ever attended. He will go home this week.  Dr Caldwell
  • Dear Dr Chan, We wish to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for your kind care given to our mother, Mdm Wong SF under difficult circumstances.  Ronnie, Janice and Wai Chee Leong
  • Dear Dr Chan & Staff, We would like to express our thanks to you and your staff for your care, concern and support for my late father, Mr Yap YS.  Yours Sincerely,  Dr Terrence Yap & Family
  • Dear Dr Chan, Thank you very much.  You are Godsend.  I am hopeful that we will be able to do this smoothly from here.   Will keep you posted.  Thanks.  Susan Koh
  • Dear Dr Chan, Thanks for talking to Karen about the driving today.  You were remarkably kind and gentle and affirming.  She was sad and a bit angry, but didn’t react as strongly as I anticipated.  She seemed a little more calm by afternoon.  I hope she will be able to accept it soon. Thanks again for doing this such a kind way.  You are a gifted doctor. Kind regards, Mark M
  • Dear Dr Chan, “Thank You” doesn’t say it all, but at least it starts to let you know how very much your kindness and dedication touched our hearts. With all our appreciations from Family Choong and most of all Centenarian Choong!
  • To Dr Chan Kin Ming,  The family of the late Mrs Fang (Lee SE) would like to thank you for your care of our mother.  Your kindness, love and compassion we greatly appreciate.
  • Dr Chan Kin Ming:  Taking this very special time to say you’re very fondly thought of especially on this New Year’s Day and Wished a year that’s richly blessed wth good health, longevity and any everything’s that’s happiest and may God keep you in His Loving Care and Answer your smallest prayer. Fatima Perira, daughter of Mama Lee
  • Dear Dr Chan Thanks very much for today.  When you asked if there was anything else to discuss and you looked at all of us, I assumed you didn’t want me to bring up what I already discussed with you by email.  I don’t want to say those things in front of Karen.  Is that correct? You have a very assuring method of dealing with her and she likes you very much.  When she asked which doctor we are seeing today, and I said “Dr Chan, the one you like so much”, her face really lit up.  Thank you for all your kindness. Mark McCurley, 29 October 2015
  • Dear Dr Chan, Thank you  for your concern & care in taking such good care of me over the past 2 weeks – you have truly been such a blessing & I appreciate it very much.  Please remember to take good care of yourself too as you continue to touch many lives and may God bless you and our family always. Claire Lye
  • Dearest Dr Chan, Words alone cannot sufficiently express my family’s gratitude but we really mean it from the bottom of our hearts – Thank You for saving Claire.  We thank God for bring you and Dr Leong and a wonderful nursing team!   Claire’s Mum, Soo Ping
  • Dear Dr Chan, Thank you for taking care of my father all these years and for transferring him to Mt Alvernia Hospital 10 years ago.  That saved him and allowed him to enjoy his 2 new grandchildren, and we are grateful to you for that.  Choo Hin
  • Dr Chan! From one of your very grateful ones!   SH Tow (Dr)
  • Dr Chan, Thank you for enabling the quality of life that I’m enjoying now.  Lim SY
  • Dear Dr Chan, Just a short note to thank you for looking after my Mum so well, for so many years. I particularly appreciates how in recent years you have been willing to be consulted via email. Your speedy replies and suggested treatments when needed had been most reassuring and comforting. I would also like to express my appreciation and thank you to Lai Kheng for all the assistance she has rendered, in her usual pleasant and efficient way. I have enclosed a write up I did on my mother’s life, which you may find interesting. Very many thanks for all you have done. Sincerely, Kenson Kwok  28/2/16
  • Thank you so very much, dear Doctor Chan for your immediate and best care.  Miss Wong from AIC phoned.  She is trying to get me under the Home Nursing Foundation.  She will call to confirm. I am able to sit up more, eat better.  Must remain quiet to breath normally.  BIG GOD BLESS YOU. Olivia S. 16.5.16
  • Dear Doctor Chan, My very dear Good People.  I want to say Thank You for so kindly looking after my daughter Olivia S.  How truly God is with you. Thank you – Great Lord. God Bless You All. Theresa S (Olivia’s mother) 16.5.16