Adj A/Prof Teo Li-Tserng

Institution
Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)

Designation
Medical Director, Central Region Trauma Service (CRTS)
Chair, Central Region (Singapore) Trauma Committee 
Director (Trauma), Head of Service (Trauma Surgery), Senior Consultant, TTSH

Credentials
MBBS (S'pore), M.Med (Surg), FRCS (Edin), FAMS

Specialty
General Surgery

Clinical Interests
Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Colorectal Surgery

Biodata

Adj A/Prof Teo is a Senior Consultant Surgeon and Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. His clinical interests include trauma/acute care surgery and colorectal surgery.

He is the Director of the Trauma Service and Trauma Training Centre of Tan Tock Seng Hospital. His roles include co-ordinating multi-disciplinary trauma care, post-graduate medical education in trauma/acute care and trauma policy/audit.

In June 2019, he was appointed Medical Director, Central Region Trauma Services. This gave him the opportunity to lead and collaborate with pre-hospital services and 5 hospitals to manage a co-ordinated regional trauma system in the central part of Singapore. Providing co-ordinated and collaborative trauma care for 2.8 million residents. He is also the current Chair of the Central Region (SIngapore) Trauma Committee.  

He did his Trauma Fellowship in McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada, sharing expertise and knowledge on trauma care and acute care surgery. He was also involved in trauma audits, trauma regional systems and trauma outreach programs in Quebec Province, Canada.

In the 2006 Central Java Earthquake, he led a combined military and civilian surgical team to aid in the disaster. This highlights his continued interest and active involvement in managing mass casualties and humanitarian disasters in Singapore and the region.

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) is the flagship hospital of the National Healthcare Group and part of Singapore’s Public Healthcare System. As a pioneering hospital with strong roots in the community for over 176 years, TTSH is recognised as the People’s Hospital, serving a resident population of 1.4 Million living in Central Singapore.

Together, with 70 community partners and 80 community health posts, it brings care beyond the hospital into the community as an integrated care organisation – Central Health.

As one of the largest multi-disciplinary hospitals in Singapore, TTSH operates more than 1700 beds with centres of excellence including the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), Institute for Geriatrics & Active Ageing (IGA), NHG Eye Institute (NHGEI), TTSH Rehabilitation Centre, and Ang Mo Kio Specialist Centre (AMKSC).

TTSH’s 600-bed Integrated Care Hub will be ready in 2023 to provide for subacute care and rehabilitation. As a healthcare leader in population health, systems innovation, health technologies and workforce transformation, TTSH hosts Singapore’s largest purpose-built innovation centre for healthcare - the Ng Teng Fong Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) and its Co-Learning Network of 37 local and international partners.

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