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Dr Sumbul Zaheer



Specialty: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Singhealth Nuclear Medicine Residency
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, NUS Yong Yoo Lin School of Medicine
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor


​After a competitive exam to enter medical school in India and getting the MBBS degree, I obtained the MRCP in UK to overcome licensing issues to practise in Singapore. My training in Internal medicine in UK and Singapore was followed by a short period of work in Emergency Medicine in Singapore. Subsequently I took up advanced specialist training in Nuclear Medicine at SGH in 2007, where I am now a clinician / educator.


  • ​MBBS
  • MRCP (UK)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Team leader for the department’s QI initiatives and sponsor of QI projects undertaken in the department
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine


  • ​University medals for academic excellence in Medical School
  • Singhealth / SGH long-service award

Publications and Research Trials

  1. ​Usefulness of F-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography / Computed Tomography in a Case of Choriocarcinoma Presenting as Pulmonary Embolism; Clinical Nuclear Medicine: June 2009 – Volume 34- Issue 6 – pp 343-345; Sumbul Zaheer, Saabry Osmany, Lai Hee Kit, David Ng Chee Eng
  2. Use of Ga-68 DOTA-DPhe1, Tyr3-Octreotate PET/CT to confirm Portal Vein Tumor Thrombosis in a patient With Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor; Tze Chwan Lim, Eik Hock Tan, Sumbul Zaheer; Clin Nucl Med 2011 Jun;36(6):498-9 : 10.1097/RLU.0b013e318217398b.
  3. Recurrent Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberance of the shoulder with rare distant abdominal metastasis detected by FDG-PET/CT; Ammad Al Tamimi, Sumbul Zaheer, Chow Kah Hoe Pierce, Saabry Osmany; Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal Aug 2012- Vol 12, No.3
  4. Post thyroidectomy neck ultrasonography in patients with thyroid cancer and a review of the literature; Singapore Med J 2014; 55(4): 1-7; Sumbul Zaheer, Andrew Tan, Ang Ee Sin, Kelvin Loke, Kao Yung Hsiang, Anthony Goh, Wong Wai Yin;
  5. The incidence and sites of Nasopharyngeal carcinoma metastases on FDG PET/CT scans; Ammad Shanoon Al Tamimi, Sumbul Zaheer, David Chee Ng, Saabry Osmany; November 2015 Volume 51, Issue 11, Pages 1047–1050
  6. Gender, Race and age at Diagnosis as Risk Factors for Metastasis or Recurrence among 1,657 Thyroid Cancer Patients Treated with Radioiodine across 40 Years in Singapore; Yung Hsiang Kao, Hui Kong Gan, Sumbul Zaheer et al; Oncology Research and Treatment 2015; 38:678-682

Research Trials