Meet the EIMS Management Board Members

Take a moment to read about our highlighted leader who is paving the way for EIM Singapore!

 Adj Assoc Prof Benedict Tan, BBM, PBM
 MBBS, DFD(CAW), MSpMed, FAMS (SpMed), FACSM

 Chairman, EIM Asia  
 Chairman, EIM Singapore

 Sports Physician
 Chief & Senior Consultant, 
 Department of Sport & Exercise Medicine
 Changi General Hospital

Background:
A/Prof Tan, a former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP), is currently the Chairman of the World Sailing Medical Commission; Vice President of the Singapore National Olympic Council, Chairman of the Sports Medicine Subspecialty Training Committee, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine, Co-chairman of the National Sports Safety Committee, Sports Patron and Medical Advisor of the Singapore Disability Sports Council; Honorary Advisor of Singapore Sailing Federation (SSF), and Advisor to the Singapore Ice Skating Association amongst other appointments in the sports and physical activity sector.
As an athlete, A/Prof Tan is an Asian Games (1994) and four-time consecutive Southeast Asian Games (1989, 1991, 1993, 1995) Gold medalist in sailing, and also a three-time Singapore Sportsman of the Year and Hall of Famer. After competing in the 1996 Savannah Olympics, A/Prof Tan retired from competitive sailing and now sails (including kiteboarding) recreationally. He took up marathon running recreationally in 2002, competing in more than 20 marathons to date, including all six World Marathon Majors (Boston, Berlin, London, New York, Chicago, and Tokyo), and has a personal best time of 2 hrs 56 min. A/Prof Tan also a regular SCUBA diver and (snow) skier.

 Dr Ng Chung Sien, MBBS (Singapore),
 Masters of Sports Medicine (University of Queensland Australia)
 
 Course Director, EIM Singapore 
 Sports Physician,
 Snr S Reg, Sport & Exercise Medicine, SSMC @ CGH
 Snr S Reg, Sports Medicine, SSMC @ Novena
 Visiting Physician, Singapore Sports Institute
 
Background:
Dr Ng Chung Sien graduated in 1999 from the National University of Singapore. In 2012, he obtained his Masters of Sports Medicine from the University of Queensland Australia graduating with high distinction.  Dr Ng is the first physician in Singapore to complete the Sports Practitioner training program for sports medicine in Changi General Hospital. He currently practices sports medicine in Changi Sports Medicine Centre and Singapore Sports Medicine Centre. Dr Ng is also a Visiting Physician for the national athletes at Singapore Sports Institute.
Dr Ng served as team physician for Team Singapore during the 2014 ASEAN Games in Incheon, South Korea, and the 2013 SEA Games in Myanmar. Dr Ng has served as Medical Director for numerous sporting events such as the Singapore OSIM International Triathlon, Mixed Martial Arts Competition and SCC Rugby 7s tournaments.
Currently, Dr Ng serves in the Football Association of Singapore Medical Committee as the Deputy Chairman of Football Workgroups. He is also the men and women’s rugby team physician for Singapore Rugby Union.
Dr Ng is the Training and Education Director for Exercise is Medicine Singapore (EIMS). As part of the credentialing of EIMS, Dr. Ng has been certified by the American College of Sports Medicine for three certification programs, Clinical Exercise Specialist, Exercise is Medicine Credential Level 3 and Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist. Dr Ng has presented and shared EIMS initiatives and research papers in numerous international and regional conferences in countries like the USA, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Philippines. He is part of the Sports Medicine teaching faculty of EIMS and Sing Health Family Medicine Residency program to train Family Physicians. He also conducts the Introduction to Injury Rehabilitation for Medical Officers (IIRMO) Course for SAF Medical Officers and Cadets
Dr Ng’s areas of special interest include sports injury, pre-participation screening in elite athletes and weight management. During his school days, Dr. Ng participated competitively in sports such as Tae Kwon Do, Athletics, football, handball as well as rugby. His favourite leisure sports activity are wakeboard, kite surf and snowboard.
 
 Dr Ivy Lim, MBBS (Singapore), MMed (Family Medicine)
 
 Public Outreach Director, EIM Singapore 
 
 Sports Physician
 Consultant, Sport & Exercise Medicine, SSMC @ CGH
 Consultant, Sport & Exercise Medicine, SSMC @ Novena

 

 
Background:

Dr Ivy Lim received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the National University of Singapore, and obtained her Master in Family Medicine in 2010 before commencing advanced training in sports medicine. She is the first locally trained female sports physician and is also a qualified family physician.

Dr Lim’s clinical interests include sports injuries, pre-participation screening, sports safety, exercise in women and the role of physical activity in chronic disease management. She is the President of the Sports Medicine Association of Singapore, and a member of SportSG’s National Sports Safety Committee. She has just been appointed as a member of the Institutional Review Board of Singapore Sports Institute.

Dr Lim has provided medical coverage for several sports events, including soccer and triathlon. She was the chief equipment officer for the 2011 OSIM Singapore International Triathlon, Chief Medical Officer for the ONE Fighting Championship, medical delegate for the 2015 Asian Fencing Championships, and team physician for Team Singapore in the 8th ASEAN Para Games 2015. Dr Lim was also elected as a member of the Fencing Confederation of Asia Medical Commission in 2015, the first and only Singaporean to be appointed.

Dr Lim is the Public Outreach Director for Exercise is Medicine Singapore (EIMS), and has presented her work at local and international conferences. She is regularly featured in the media and healthcare forums, where she contributes her expertise on sports and exercise related topics for the public and her fellow medical professionals. She is co-editor of the book “Exercise is Medicine Singapore Exercise Prescription Guide”, and has co-authored a chapter in the book “Boys to Men: a complete guide for National Servicemen”.

Dr Lim has served in various committees including the Secretariat of the National Sports Safety Committee, as well as the inter-agency Healthy Youth Committee spearheaded by the Ministry of Education, promoting physical and mental health in schoolchildren. She was a youth ambassador for the inaugural 2010 Youth Olympic Games Athlete Committee.

 Dr Fadzil Hamzah, MBBS (Singapore),
 Masters of Sports Medicine (University of Queensland Australia)
 
 Community Outreach Director , EIM Singapore 
 
 Sports Physician
 Staff Registrar, Sport & Exercise Medicine, SSMC @ CGH
 Visiting Physician, Singapore Sports Institute
 
Background:

Dr Fadzil graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 2005. He joined Changi Sports Medicine Centre in May 2010. He obtained his Masters in Sports Medicine at the University of Queensland, Australia in 2013.

Dr Fadzil is the Community Programmes Director for Exercise in Medicine Singapore (EIMS), and is part of the Sports Medicine teaching faculty of EIMS. He is involved as one of the taskforce members and teaching facilitators for the CSMC Sports Massage Workshop series. Dr Fadzil also conducts the Introduction to Injury Rehabilitation for Medical Officers (IIRMO) Course for SAF Medical Officers and Cadets.

Besides clinical work, Dr Fadzil is involved in clinical research as well as retrospective studies and audits on the weight management programme and ESWT procedure offered at CSMC. His recent research, ‘Comparison of 3 electrocardiographic criteria for the detection of cardiac abnormalities in south-east Asian athletes’, was published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, and presented at the EuroPrevent in Malaga, Spain, which is the annual congress of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology.

Dr Fadzil provided medical coverage in numerous sports events like mixed martial arts, duathlons, triathlons, Singapore Formula One Grand Prix, the 2010 Youth Olympic Games, and the recent 2015 Southeast Asian Games. He was the Chief Medical Director for the ONE Fighting Championship.

Dr Fadzil is actively involved in community programmes and health coaching. Since the Ministry of Health declared ‘War on Diabetes’, he has worked closely with the Eastern Health Alliance, Health Promotion Board, People’s Association and Southeast Community Development Council to support the eastern community in the fight against diabetes by providing exercise prescription expertise. Other than giving health talks to the community to raise awareness about diabetes, he is involved in the development of the Health Peers Training for grassroots leaders and volunteers. Dr Fadzil also conducts talks on physical activity and exercise prescription for various institutions, including the Association of Diabetes Educators of Singapore, National Skin Centre and St. Luke’s Hospital. In addition, he is working closely with SportSG’s ActiveSG team in the Active Health initiative by providing medical and exercise prescription expertise.

Dr Fadzil’s deep interests in sports have been exemplified by his involvement in track and field during his junior college days. He has been in competitive dragon-boating since 2008, winning at both the club and national leagues, and taking up leadership roles in various dragon-boat clubs. Dr Fadzil’s passion for dragon-boat spurred him to volunteer as a community grassroots leader, organising dragon-boating events to be enjoyed by the masses. For his contribution, Dr Fadzil was selected as the torchbearer for the inaugural 2010 Youth Olympic Games torch relay.

 Dr Lim Ang Tee, MBBS (S’pore), Grad Dip Occ Med (S’pore)
 Designated Workplace Doctor (S’pore)
 Dip. P. Derm (UK), ACSM CES (USA)
 M.SpMed (Australia), MMed (Fam. Med.) (S’pore)
 MCFP (S’pore), FAMS (Sports Medicine)
 
 Research Director, EIM Singaore 
 
 Sports Physician
Consultant, Sport & Exercise Medicine, SSMC @ CGH 
Consultant, Sport & Exercise Medicine, SSMC @ Novena
 
Background: 

Dr Lim Ang Tee graduated in 2003 from the National University of Singapore. He obtained his Master of Sports Medicine in 2009 and Master of Medicine (Family Medicine) in 2012, and is dually accredited as a sports medicine physician by the Singapore Specialist Accreditation Board, as well as a family physician by the Singapore Family Physician Board. Practicing at both Changi Sports Medicine Centre and Singapore Sports Medicine Centre, he has a keen interest not only in sports medicine but also in community health, chronic disease management and disability sports.

Dr Lim was the Chief Medical Officer for the World University Floorball Championships in 2014, and also on the medical team for the Southeast Asian Games and the ASEAN Paragames in 2015. In 2016, Dr Lim was appointed the Chief Team Physician for Team Singapore during the Rio Paralympics. He is part of the medical team for the Singapore contingent to the 2017 SEA Games.

Other than these appointments in Sports Medicine, Dr Lim is a designated workplace doctor, a Lasting Powers of Attorney certificate issuer and also on the panel of assessors for disability assessment for Eldershield application.

 Dr Lim is the Director for Research for Exercise is Medicine Singapore (EIMS), an affiliate of the American College of Sports Medicine that promotes exercise as a treatment for patients with chronic diseases. He has also served in various inter-governmental committees for both Sports Medicine and Family Medicine, including the Ministry of Health Sub-Committee for Family Medicine Centre during its inception in 2012.

Currently, he sits in the executive committee of the Sports Medicine Association of Singapore, is a member of the National Sports Safety Committee, and is co-chairing the Sports Event Medical Coverage Sub-committee of the National Sports Safety Committee. As a keen educator, he is a tutor for both the Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine (GDFM) Programme and the Master in Medicine (Family Medicine) Programme, and is currently on the panel of advisors for Family Medicine Continual Medical Education programme.

 His sporting interests are in wushu and muay thai, having been with the National Wushu team during his school days. As a budding harpist, he also has a special interest in the musculoskeletal injuries of musicians and performing artists.

 Dr Mandy Zhang, MB BCh BAO ( Ireland),
 Membership of Royal College of Surgeons ( Edinburgh)
 Masters of Family Medicine ( Singapore), ACSM (CES) (USA)
 
 Deputy Course Director, EIM Singapore
 
 Sports Physician
 Registrar, Sport and Exercise Medicine, SSMC @ CGH
 
 
Background:

Dr Mandy Zhang graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and went on to obtain post graduate qualifications in Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and Masters of Family Medicine (Singapore), along with certifications from American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Exercise Physiologist (USA) and International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment (ISMST) in the use of Radial Shockwaves.

Dr Zhang has provided medical coverage for high key sporting events such as SEA games and ONE Fighting Championship. She is currently appointed as Chief Secretary for the Singapore Sports Safety Committee and is a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science. She has also volunteered as a medical personnel for events such as the Special Olympics Singapore National Games

With a keen interest in Dance Medicine and musculoskeletal injuries relating to Performing Arts, she has dance qualifications in both Royal Academy of Dance (RAD, United Kingdom) and Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance (CSTD, Australia). Led by her relentless pursuit of passion for dance, she continually upgrades herself by attending local and international dance courses and medically related conventions. She has many years of performance experience in dance genres including Ballet, Modern, Chinese dance, Hip Hop, Jazz, Bachata and Salsa. During her school days, she also participated competitively in Touch Rugby and Badminton.

 Miss Shayne Hu, BSc (Sports and Exercise Science), New Zealand
 Advanced Sports Massage Cert, New Zealand
 ASCA S & C Coach 
 FIFA11+ Master Trainer, Singapore
 ROCKTAPE Kinesiology and Power Taping, Singapore
 Kinetic Link Training, Singapore
 
 Deputy Public Outreach Director, EIM Singapore
 Senior Exercise Physiologist, Rehab & Beyond, Performance Sports & Rehab Specialist

 

Background:

Shayne graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, in 2013, after which she joined CSMC as a Sports Trainer.

Shayne had previously worked in the Singapore Armed Forces as a Physical Training Instructor. She also conducted bootcamps which utilizes both bodyweight and equipment such as kettlebells in New Zealand.

Shayne has a wealth of experience coaching various categories of personal clients, ranging from those who have suffered from injuries, chronic diseases and weight and performance issues, to developing motor skills in young children as a soccer coach. She understands the importance of catering to each individual in order to reach their personal goals effectively.

Shayne's interest lies in injury rehabilitation. She hopes to help improve the quality of life of each individual through a holistic approach. As the Deputy Director of Public Outreach in EIMS, she has also trained Doctors and Allied Health Professionals both locally and at an international level, to prescribe exercise as a treatment and prevention of chronic diseases and injuries.

On a personal level, Shayne enjoys various sports, with particular interest in ball games such as soccer, of which she skippered her junior college team in. She strongly believes in staying active regardless of age and conditions, especially through play and personal interests. 

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