A/PROF FONG YOKE FAI

MBBS (S’pore), MMed (O&G S’pore), MRCOG (UK), FRANZCOG (Aust/NZ), FAMS

A/PROF FONG YOKE FAI

MBBS (S’pore), MMed (O&G S’pore), MRCOG (UK), FRANZCOG (Aust/NZ), FAMS

A/Prof Fong started his journey in Medicine when he was awarded the President’s Scholarship to study medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He graduated with the top medal in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and was awarded the Gold Medal in the Master’s Examination in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (NUS). He also achieved the Board of Examiner’s Prize (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) and a letter of commendation from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists leading to his postgraduate degrees.

In 2002, A/Prof Fong won a Fellowship programme in Minimally-Invasive Gynaecologic Surgery and has since been the lead-surgeon in laparoscopic surgery in NUH from 2004. Throughout his tenure, he strived to push for favourable health care outcomes for women and to empower his patients with more choices and options. He initiated the outpatient hysteroscopy services that were able to “see and treat” uterine problems such as polyps, fibroids and adhesions. A/Prof Fong also developed the Endometriosis Centre concept that catered to complicated endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain, integrating urological, colorectal, pain management, and women’s emotional health services. He also started research in uterine fibroids and was especially concerned about the issue of ovarian reserve for women going for surgery.

A/Prof Fong is equally passionate about teaching, education and mentorship. He has trained numerous doctors across Asia Pacific in Minimally-Invasive Surgery and has travelled as far as Mongolia and Fiji to serve common interests in the O&G communities in these countries. Many of those he has trained have assumed key leadership positions. He also shares his techniques, approach and philosophy in the management of complex gynaecological conditions at workshops, seminars and conferences throughout the world.

Fluent in English, Mandarin, Bahasa, Cantonese, and Hokkien, A/Prof Fong sees local and international patients from all walks of life.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2004-2017: Lead-surgeon in laparoscopic surgery in NUH
  • 2008: First to perform robotic surgery in NUH
  • 2008: First to perform robotic surgery for gynaecological cancer in the region
  • 2009: First to perform single incision surgery in the region
  • 2009: First to perform multidisciplinary single incision surgery in the region
  • 2012: Founded the Endometriosis Awareness Campaign
  • 2014: Transplanted ovarian tissue back into a patient with ovarian failure, which led to Asia’s first baby conceived naturally from implanted ovarian tissue.

ACHIEVEMENTS AND LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

  • 1998: Young Scientist Award from the Asia & Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • 2002: Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research Award, Academy of Medicine
  • 2009: Presided the 7th Singapore International Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • 2011-2013: President of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore
  • 2011-2015: Chair of the Asia & Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology- Minimally Invasive Gynaecological Surgery Committee
  • 2017: President of the 3rd Congress of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders
  • 2018-Current: Board of the Asian Society of Endometriosis and Adenomyosis
  • 2018-Current: Trustee of the Congress Trust Fund of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore
  • Over 60 publications in leading journals and textbooks: Publications List  

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