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Dr Ling Moi Lin

Dr Ling Moi Lin



Director, Infection Prevention & Epidemiology

Specialty: Pathology

Clinical Appointments

  • Director, Infection Prevention & Epidemiology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital


Dr Ling is the Director of Infection Control at Singapore General Hospital. A clinical microbiologist by training, Dr Ling has been active in Infection Control work in Singapore and the region. She has been conducting training programs in infection control in China, South East Asia as well locally in Singapore since 1995.

She is also the Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, where she contributed to the training in microbiology. Her other interests are in quality improvement and research in antimicrobial resistance. 


  • National University of Singapore: Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS)
  • Victoria University of Manchester: Postgraduate training in Microbiology,
  • Certified professional in healthcare quality (CPHQ)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Director of Infection Control, Singapore General Hospital
  • Advisor in Infection Control, Mount Alvernia Hospital.
  • President of the Infection Control Association (Singapore) 1999
  • President of the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC)
  • Director on the Healthcare Quality Certification Board (HQCB) , Asia Pacific representative (2006-2007)
  • Founding President, Healthcare Quality Society of Society
  • Memberships to Hospital Infection Society (UK), Editorial Council of the International Journal of Infection Control and fellow of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).


  • Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Mashyarakat) in 2004
  • Public Service Star (Bintang Bakti Mashyarakat) in 2009

Research Interests


  1. Ling ML, Wee M, Lim CK, Diong LS. An outbreak of Flavobacterium meningosepticum associated with tap aerators. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 1996; 17(No. 5 Part 2[supplement]): 48 [M59].
  2. Lee ASG, Tang LLH, Lim IHK, Ling ML, Tay L, Wong SY. Lack of clinical significance for the common arginine-to-leucine substitution at codon 463 of the katG gene in isoniazid-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Singapore. J Infect Dis 1997; 176: 1125-6.
  3. Ling ML, Lang LRL. Setting up an infection control committee. J infect Control 1998; 1: 13-14.
  4. Chiew YF, Ling ML. Two cases of vancomycin resistant enterococci from Singapore. J Infect 1998; 36:133-4.
  5. Phoon PC, Low SE, Ling ML. An outbreak of group A Streptococcus in a burns ward. J Hosp Infect 1998; 40 (Suppl A): P.2.5.4.
  6. Ling ML, Wee M. Varicella vaccination program for healthcare workers at a Singapore hospital. J Hosp Infect 1998; 40 (Suppl A): P.10.4.1.
  7. Ling ML, Oh HML, AL Tan. Meningococcal infection in Singapore 1981-98. Clin Microbiol and Infect 1999; 5 (Suppl 3): 57 [O18].

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