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Dr Fong Yuke Tien

​MBBS (Spore), MSc (Occ Med), FAMS EdM (Harv), MBA, MClin Epi

Senior Consultant

Specialty: Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Sub-specialties: Occupational Medicine, Occupational Toxicology, Ergonomics, Health Services Review, Workplace Risk Assessment

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Occupational and Environmental Medicine Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital

Profile

​Dr Fong Yuke Tien is a Senior Consultant, specialising in Occupational Medicine at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). She pioneered the development of Occupational Medicine services and medical specialist training for Occupational Medicine in SGH. SGH houses an Occupational Medicine specialist unit in a public hospital, which offers these services to the public. She has more than 25 years of experience in Occupational Medicine and in Education. She has advised numerous companies in setting up their Occupational Health and Safety Systems, Emergency Planning Services, in Clinical Epidemiology and in Wellness / Healthy Lifestyles corporate planning.

Dr Fong has a clinical portfolio in the department of Internal Medicine. She served as Clinical Epidemiologist and Head of Epidemiology & Occupational Medicine during the SARS crisis in 2003, the Director of Education and Training in SingHealth in 2002 planning for the Duke NUS GMP and as Associate Consultant in the Emergency Medicine Department. She has active participation in many committees like the SHS / SGH Disease Task Force in SARS, VRE, Casemix, in development of the

Safety Network, in the SHS Standing Committee in Education, STC for Occupational Medicine etc. She was pioneering Chair of the AFBC and is a member of the Institutional Biosafety Committee for SGH. She was actively involved in the successful accreditation of the hospital with AAALAC and OSHAS 14001.

Dr Fong’s sub-specialty interests include Occupational Toxicology, Ergonomics, Health Services Review, Workplace Risk Assessment and Clinical Epidemiology.

Education

  • ​National University of Singapore 1980: MBBS.
  • National University of Singapore 1985: M Sc (Occupational Medicine)
  • Harvard University (USA) 1992: Master of Education
  • California State University (USA) 2002: MBA (Business Administration)
  • University of Newcastle (Australia) 2009 Master in Clinical Epidemiology
  • Certificate of Specialist Accreditation in Occupational Medicine (MOH), Sept 1988
  • Certificate of Specialist Registration in Occupational Medicine (Singapore Medical Council), April 1999
  • Fellow of Academy of Medicine (Singapore Academy of Medicine), Oct 2003
  • Registered Medical Practitioner (General Medical Council, UK)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Senior Consultant, Director, Occupational Medicine since Jan 2006
  • Head Occupational Health and Epidemiology, SGH July 2003 to Nov 2006
  • Director of Education & Training, SingHealth Pte Ltd 2002
  • Consultant, Department of Internal Medicine since 2002
  • Assoc consultant, Dept of Emergency Medicine, 1997-2002
  • Clinical Teacher, NUS
  • Alumnus member (Harvard Post-Graduate School of Education), Since 1992
  • Consultant , Department of General Medicine, TTSH 1996-97
  • Head, Health Services, Center for Healthy Lifestyles, Singapore Polytechnic, 1985-95
  • Lim Bok Kee Gold Medal, 1972
  • Singapore Polytechnic Scholarship for EdM, 1991-1992
  • Best Oral Presentation, ACSS division, Combined Scientific Meeting, 2005

Awards

  • ​Member of  STC for Occupational Medicine, since 2006
  • Member of Disease Task Force, Outram Campus, SGH & SingHealth since  2006
  • International Medical Reviewer, Journal ICHE since 2006
  • Member of National Training Committee in Occupational Medicine since June 2006
  • Member of SARS Task Force  2003-2005
  • Chairperson, SGH Animal Facilities Biosafety Committee AFBC from 1 April 05 to 31 March 2007
  • Member of Safety Network 2003- 2009
  • Member of Institutional Biosafety Committee, SGH & SHS  since 2007
  • Expert Panel Member, Academic Funding Committee, Ministry of Education 2005
  • Directorate cum Secretariat to Standing Committee on Education and Training, SingHealth 2002
  • Member of Committees for Education in Postgraduate medical, Allied Health, Nursing and Health Care Administration, SingHealth, 2002
  • Secretariat to Protem Committee for Development of Graduate Medical Program at Outram Campus, 2002
  • Member of HMDP scholarship committee  2002
  • Member of SGH Casemix Steering and Working Committee 2003
  • Member of Inter-ministry Committee for control of obesity in Singapore
  • Chair of working Committee for Campus Safety, Singapore Polytechnic

Publications and Research Trials

Publications

  1. Wong TY, Koh GCh, Cheong SK, Lee HY, Fong YT, Sundram M, Koh K, Chia SE, Koh D. Concerns, perceived impact and preparedness in an avian influenza pandemic a
  2. comparative study between healthcare workers in primary and tertiary care. .Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2008 Feb;37(2):96-102. PMID: 18327343 [PubMed - in process]
  3. Cheong SK, Wong TY, Lee HY, Fong YT, Tan BY, Koh GCh, Chan KM, Chia SE, Koh D.. Concerns and preparedness for an avian influenza pandemic: a comparison between
  4. community hospital and tertiary hospital healthcare workers. Ind Health. 2007 Oct;45(5):653-61. PMID: 18057808 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  5. Lee HY, Fong YT..On-site influenza vaccination arrangements improved influenza vaccination rate of employees of a tertiary hospital in Singapore.  Am J Infect
  6. Control. 2007 Sep;35(7):481-3.. PMID: 17765562 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  7. Yang KS, Fong YT, Koh D, Lim MK. High coverage of influenza vaccination among healthcare workers can be achieved during heightened awareness of impending threat. Ann
  8. Acad Med Singapore. 2007 Jun;36(6):384-7..PMID: 17597960 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  9. Yang KS, Fong YT, Lee HY, Kurup A, Koh TH, Koh D, Lim MK..Predictors of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) carriage in the first major VRE outbreak in
  10. Singapore. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2007 Jun;36(6):379-83.. PMID: 17597959 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  11. Wong E, Fong YT, Ho KK. Emergency airway management--experience of a tertiary hospital in South-East Asia. Resuscitation. 2004 Jun;61(3):349-55..PMID: 15172715
  12. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  13. Wong E, Fong YT.Trauma airway experience by emergency physicians.Eur. J Emerg Med. 2003 Sep;10(3):209-12.. PMID: 12972897 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  14. Fong YT, Anantharaman V, Lim SH, Leong KF, Pokkan G.Mass cardiopulmonary resuscitation 99--survey results of a multi-organisational effort in public education in
  15. cardiopulmonary resuscitation.Resuscitation. 2001 May;49(2):201-5.     PMID: 11382527 [PubMed - indexed fr MEDLINE]
  16. Wong ML, Koh D, Lee MH, Fong YT. Two-year follow-up of a behavioural weight control programme for adolescents in Singapore: predictors of long-term weight loss. Ann
  17. Acad Med Singapore. 1997 Mar;26(2):147-53. PMID: 9208063 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Oral Presentations at Scientific Meetings

  1. Auditing the cost of minor head injury management in the ED. Oral presentation at eh 34th Singapore Malaysia Congress as free paper)
  2. Influenza mass vaccination exercise in SGH – A Two Year Comparison. H.Y. Lee, Y.T. Fong, F.Y. Choy..Orally presented at the SGH 15th Annual Scientific Meeting, 20 April 06 to 22 April 06
  3. Epidemiological Review of the VRE Outbreak at SGH in 2005, CSM05 Nov 2005, Fong YT, A Kurup, Tay BK, Koh TH. Won best oral presentation for ACSS, Medical presentations
  4. Mass CPR 99 - a multi-organizational effort in public education in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (Annual Scientific Meeting, Chapter of Emergency Physicians)

Poster presentations  

  1. NK Navreet, SC Emmanuel, YT Fong. Management of injuries from Macaques. Poster presented at the 2nd Singapore Public Health and Occupational Medicine Conference, 2006 July 13-14th
  2. Quah HHC, Fong YT, Teo C. Epidemiological investigation and OH management of staff exposed to TB among mortuary wokers in a general hospital. Poster presentation at 29th International Congress on Occupational Health at the Cape Town International Convention Center, South Aftrica, 22 - 27 March 2009
  3. Lim JW, Fong YT, Quah HHC, Tan BH, Tan TT. Medical surveilance after laboratory exposure to brucella isolate. Poster presentation, Third Singapore Public Health and Occupational Medicine Conference, 16-17th Sept, 2008
  4. First Major Outbreak of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) in Singapore. Kurup, Y.T. Fong, M.L. Ling, T.H. Ko, B.H. Tan. Poster presentation at the 12th International Congress on Infectious Disease on 16 June 2006

  1. Dissertation in sibling rivalry in psychosocial development of children (M Ed dissertation 1992)
  2. Dissertation in Accidents in the Construction and Shipbuilding Industries in Singapore (M Sc Occup. Med)

Research Trials