Project Sothea 2014

About Me

I share my thoughts, ideas and personal experiences in the medicine, digital health and technology here.

I’m a medical doctor and have been actively practicing in Singapore for the past 8 years.  I graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore in 2007, and worked in various medical disciplines such as pediatrics, general surgery, urology, anaesthesia, emergency medicine during my training years.

I spent 2 years as a medical officer in the Army, working in the healthcare branch of the Military Medicine Institute where I handled healthcare policy related issues.  It was during this stint that I started to develop a wider understanding of medical care and delivery, from a higher-level perspective.

After that, I joined a diagnostic radiology training/residency program and trained for several years as a radiologist, achieving a Master’s degree and was admitted as a fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (London).  I had great times learning the skills from many extremely intelligent mentors and seniors.

I’m also a self-professed tech geek and love to solve problems. I get extremely excited by anything that changes the way we do things, for the better. Right now, I’m fascinated by machine learning, artificial intelligence and genomics and how it can shift the way medicine is practiced in the near future.  I can also write code in Ruby.

 

Oh, and today I work at Holmusk as its Chief Medical Officer. Holmusk is a digital health and big data analytics company that focused on tackling chronic diseases such as diabetes.  I love what I do each day because I know we can make a difference.

 

Thanks for coming by.

 

2 Comments

  • Dear Teng Yan,
    Am very greatly impressed by your eclectic interests and pursuits. Just saw your brilliant writeup of the Holmusk proposal. Perhaps we should find some time to talk about working together on other projects.

    • Thank you for your kind words, Prof! I just noticed this (haven’t checked in here for a while) – will get in touch with you via email.

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