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Dr Jacklyn Yek

Dr Jacklyn Yek Jia Lin

​MBBS, MRCS Edin, MMED (Anaes)

Associate Consultant

Specialty: Anaesthesia, Anaesthesiology

Clinical Interest: Pain Medicine, Clinical Anaesthesia

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Pain Management, Pain Management and You.

Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant Pain Medicine Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Associate Consultant Anaesthesiology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Anaesthesiology Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School


Dr Jacklyn Yek is an Anaesthesiologist and Pain Physician practising at Singapore General Hospital. She has a special clinical interest in high risk Obstetrics Anaesthesia.

Dr Yek completed her M.B.B.S at the National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2013. She became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2014. She then completed her Anaesthesiology residency training in SingHealth, and obtained her Masters of Medicine (Anaesthesiology) in 2019. During her residency training, she served as Chief Resident from 2020 to 2022 and attended the Singapore Chief Residency Program.


​2008 - 2013: National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships


  • SingHealth Residency Rise Award – Outstanding Resident Award 2022
  • SingHealth Residency Rise Award – Outstanding Resident Award 2021

Research Interests


  • Ke Y, Shannon NB, Yek J, Sim E, Abdullah HR. A Newly Proposed HbA1C-Hemoglobin Ratio - A Better Predictor of Outcomes in Cardiac Surgery When Compared to HbA1C and Anemia Alone. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Autumn;33(3):750-759. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2020.11.006. Epub 2020 Nov 9. PMID: 33181310.
  • Yek JLJ, Kiew S, Ngu JC, Lim J. Perioperative considerations for COVID-19 patients: lessons learnt from the pandemic [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 20]. Korean J Anesthesiol. 2020;10.4097/kja.20182. doi:10.4097/kja.20182
  • Gobindram, Avinash; Yek JLJ; Tan, Alvin Kah Leong; Chan, Yiong Huak; Lee, Joyce Lai Ying; Hsu, Pon Poh. Postoperative cardiorespiratory complications and continuous positive airway pressure efficacy in obese patients undergoing noncardiac surgery, Indian Journal of Anaesthesia: September 2021 - Volume 65 - Issue 9 - p 676-83
  • Kiew, S.C.A., Yek, J.L.J., Singh, P.A. and Chandran, R. (2021) The Influence of Emotions and Behavioral Theories behind Hand Hygiene in COVID-19 Pandemic. Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, 11, 299-307.
  • Lim ML, Yek JJ, Selvan S. Anaesthetic Management of Coexisting Preeclampsia and Paraganglioma in Pregnancy. JCR 2020;10:1-4.
  • Yek JLJ, Abdullah HR, Goh JPS, Chan YW. The effects of gel-based manicure on pulse oximetry. Singapore Med J. 2019;60(8):432-435. doi:10.11622/smedj.2019031
  • Yek JL, Grant D, He YK, Ng HJ, Tan TK. A difficult case of acquired haemophilia with concomitant Evan's Syndrome presenting with acute subdural haematoma. Haemophilia. 2017;23(2):e152-e155. doi:10.1111/hae.13162
  • Yek JL, Lee AK, Tan JA, Lin GY, Thamotharampillai T, Abdullah HR. Defining reasonable patient standard and preference for shared decision making among patients undergoing anaesthesia in Singapore. BMC Med Ethics. 2017;18(1):6. Published 2017 Feb 2. doi:10.1186/s12910-017-0172-2
  • Yek J, Sundaram P, Aydin H, Kuo T, Ng LG. The clinical presentation and diagnosis of ketamine-associated urinary tract dysfunction in Singapore. Singapore Med J. 2015;56(12):660-665. doi:10.11622/smedj.2015185
  • Yek J, Tang PY, Tan PH, Ng CY, Lee LS. A Rare Case of Rectal Metastasis from. Sarcomatoid Variant of Urothelial. Carcinoma: A Case Report. American Journals of Cancer Case Reports Vol 3 Article ID 20140539, 5 pages
  • Wee LE, Yong YZ, Chng MW, Chew SH, Cheng L et al. Individual and area-level socioeconomic status and their association with depression amongst community-dwelling elderly in Singapore. Aging Ment Health. 2014 Jul;18(5):628-41. 
  • Tan S, Lim J, Yek J, Ong WC, Lim TC et al. The Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator and Pedicled Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flap in Breast Reconstruction: A Comparative Study. Arch Plast Surg. 2013 May; 40(3): 187–191.

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