SAC employs the largest number of specialist doctors in Aviation Medicine outside of the RSAF, providing professional care and consultancy to individuals, commercial companies as well as several educational institutions. Several doctors are dual-qualified as specialists in Occupational Medicine as well. Our Family Medicine doctors are all highly experienced Designated Medical Examiners (for pilots) and Designated Workplace Doctors.
Dr Robin Low Chin Howe
Dr Robin Low Chin Howe is a specialist in both Aviation Medicine and Occupational Medicine. After graduating from NUS Medical School in 1993, he joined the Republic of Singapore Air Force as an Aviation Medical Officer. During his 20 year career in the RSAF, he held various operational, staff and leadership appointments, including Commander of the SAF Medical Training Institute and Head of the RSAF Aeromedical Centre, before attaining the rank of Colonel and the pinnacle appointment of Chief Air Force Medical Officer (CAMO) from 2008-2013. He joined Singapore Aeromedical Centre /ST Healthcare as Medical Director (Clinical Services) in 2014, and is currently appointed as a Senior Consultant to the SAF in Aviation and Occupational Medicine. Dr Low has special interest in the study of human factors and human error reduction. He is an Aviation Medicine consultant to the National University of Singapore (Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine), the CAAS Air Accident Investigation Board, as well as an Associate Faculty in UNISIM. He is a Aviation Medical Examiner for Civil Aviation Safety Authority (Australia), and the Federal Aviation Administration (USA).
Dr Ng Wee Tong
Dr Ng Wee Tong is a specialist in Aviation and Occupational Medicine. He obtained his basic medical degree in the UK (University of Leicester), before signing on to train in Aviation Medicine (at King’s College London) with the RSAF. He served in the Republic of Singapore Air Force from 1997-2009 and has been with Singapore Aeromedical Centre/ST Healthcare since 2009. He is also currently an adjunct Assistant Professor with the National University of Singapore. He has had keen interest in the field of industrial and aviation safety and health, and human factors for 15 years. His key interest areas include workplace ergonomics and fatigue risk management systems. He has conducted numerous talks and workshops for workers and managers in general industry on ergonomics, as well as consulted for various office and production line ergonomics projects. Dr Ng Wee Tong is a HPB-certified Workplace Health Promotion Consultant and Trainer, as well as a HPB-certified smoking cessation counsellor.
Dr Abraham Mathews
Dr Abraham Mathews is a Family Physician and Senior Medical Officer (Clinical Division) at Singapore Aeromedical Centre/ST Healthcare. He graduated from NUS in 1987 and also has a post graduate diploma in Occupational Medicine (2003) from NUS and a certificate in Aviation Medicine (2005) from the Singapore Aviation Academy. He has extensive experience as a Designated Workplace Doctor registered with the Ministry of Manpower and conducts statutory medical examinations under the workplace safety and health framework in Singapore. He is also a Designated Medical Examiner for the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and conducts medical examinations for the issue and renewal of Singapore flight crew and air traffic control officer licenses.
Dr Shehnaz Anaswala
Dr Shehnaz Anaswala is a Family Physician and Medical Officer (Clinical Division) at Singapore Aeromedical Centre/ST Healthcare. She graduated from NUS in 1991. She holds post graduate diplomas in Occupational Medicine (2012) and Mental Health (2015), as well as a certificate in Aviation Medicine (2011) from the Singapore Aviation Academy. She also has a certificate in Hyperbaric and Underwater Medicine (2014) from the Postgraduate Medical Institute SGH. She is a Designated Workplace Doctor registered with the Ministry of Manpower and conducts statutory medical examinations under the workplace safety and health framework in Singapore as well as a Designated Medical Examiner for the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and conducts medical examinations for the issue and renewal of Singapore flight crew and air traffic control officer licenses.
Dr Chan Kay Heem
Dr Chan Kay Heem is a Family Physician and Medical Officer (Clinical Division). Dr Chan graduated from NUS in 1989 and holds a graduate diploma in Occupational Medicine from NUS in 1998. He is a Designated Workplace Doctor registered with the Ministry of Manpower, conducting statutory medical examinations. After obtaining a Certificate in Aviation Medicine from the Singapore Aviation Academy in 2005, he has been a Designated Medical Examiner with the Civil Aviation Academy, conducting medical examinations related to the issue and renewal of Singapore flight crew and air traffic control licenses. Having previously worked at the Singapore National Eye Centre, he has a particular interest in diseases of the eye. Dr Chan also has an interest in natural medicine, which he uses to complement his conventional medicine practice.
Dr Alvin Woo
Dr Alvin Woo is a registered Family Physician and Medical Officer (Aerospace Medical Education Division) at Singapore Aeromedical Centre/ST Healthcare. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 2012. After completing his National Service as a Staff Officer in RSAF Medical Service from 2014 to 2015, he went on to complete his Family Medicine Residency under the National University Health System, obtaining his Master of Medicine (Family Medicine) in 2018.
Dr Woo has considerable primary care experience, having worked in both polyclinics and private general practice prior to joining ST Healthcare Pte Ltd in 2019. In addition, he has worked in a broad range of specialty disciplines, including General Medicine, Dermatology, Geriatric Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Neonatology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, General Surgery and Psychiatry.
Dr Woo is currently pursuing his postgraduate Diploma in Aviation Medicine as the first non-military trainee under the Aviation Medicine Subspecialty Training Programme.
Dr Kenneth Fong
Dr Fong is a specialist in Aerospace Medicine. After graduating from NUS Medical School in 1984, he joined the Republic of Singapore Air Force as an Aviation Medical Officer. During his career in the Singapore Armed Forces, he was sent for Aviation Medicine training on the Diploma in Aviation Medicine Course in Farnborough, UK, the Master of Science Programme in Aerospace Medicine in Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, USA and the US Air Force Advanced Aerospace Medicine course for International Medical Officers in the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine. Dr. Fong held various appointments in his career in the SAF, including the head of the RSAF Aeromedical Centre, the Senior Medical Officer (Health Care) of HQ Singapore Armed Forces Medical Corps and the Commander of the Singapore Armed Forces Military Medical Institute, before retiring from active duty in 2007. He then joined Singapore Aeromedical Centre / ST Healthcare as the Medical Director (Education). He has also been appointed as a Visiting Consultant to the SAF and is a Medical Assessor for the Civil Aviation Medical Board.
Dr Amit Sinha
Gp Capt (Ret) Dr Amit is an Aerospace Physiology Instructor. Prior to joining the company he has served the Indian Air Force as a specialist medical officer for 28 years and as an Aviation Medical Examiner for the Director General Civil Aviation, Govt of India. During his military service, he was a Squadron Medical Officer of frontline fighter squadrons and became a Senior Medical Officer of operational air bases of the IAF both during peace and operations. He has been an Instructor, HOD of Acceleration Physiology and Professor of Aviation Medicine at the Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Bangalore. He has also commanded the IAF Aeromedical Training Centre in the National Capital Region, India. Dr Amit has also served as an UN peacekeeper in the Democratic Republic of Congo where he was Senior Medical Officer of an Indian Aviation Contingent. His vast experience includes clinical medicine, military and civil aviation medicine, aeromedical research and aerospace medicine training of pilots, undergraduate and post-graduate doctors.
Dr Wong Yuan Sy
Dr Wong Yuan Sy is a Physiology Training Officer and is a certified Aerospace Physiologist (CAsP) with the Aerospace Medical Association. She graduated from UK (University of Leeds) in 1997, obtained her Master’s Degree from King’s College London in 1998 and a PhD in Bioengineering from NUS in 2007. She was a scientist in the Defence Medical & Environmental Research Institute at DSO National Laboratories for over a decade, involved in biomedical research for the SAF and MINDEF in heat stress physiology, biosensors and biotechnology. She had also undertaken research management in MINDEF, covering research areas such as military physiology, biomechanics, trauma and vision performance.
Mr Jimmy Ng
Jimmy is the Special Senses Training and Development Officer at the Singapore Aeromedical Centre. He is primarily responsible for Spatial Disorientation and Night Vision Goggle training. Jimmy is a Qualified Helicopter Instructor (QHI) with more than 4300 hours of flying. He served a total of 30 years in the RSAF, both as a uniformed officer and as a Defence Executive Officer (DXO). During his active flying career, he had conducted several Search and Rescue (SAR) and Medical Evacuation (Medivac) missions – evacuating sailors suffering from injuries while out at sea, and soldiers suffering heat stroke during training at Pulau Tekong. He led a humanitarian detachment to Phuket, rendering assistance during the Boxing Day Tsunami in year 2004. He participated in many events and exercises both locally and overseas, such as the National Day and SAF Day Flypast. During his tour of duty with the RSAF, he held various appointments such as QHI, Squadron and Formation Safety Officer, Officer Commanding (OC), Squadron S3, Formation Dy S3 and Commanding Officer (CO).
Mr Robert Tan
Robert is a Special Senses Training and Development Officer responsible for Spatial Disorientation and Night Vision Goggles (NVG) training. He retired from the RSAF in August 2015, with a total of 6463 military flying hours, of which 744 hours were flown with NVG. He has been a Qualified Helicopter Instructor (QHI) since 1990 and has taught ab-initio rotary wing pilots for 6 years. In the 34 years with RSAF, he has served as an operational pilot and QHI in operational Squadrons, and also as Deputy Operations Officer in the UAV formation. His last 8 years with the RSAF were dedicated to commanding an overseas Detachment focused on training and upgrade of operational pilots, especially in night jungle terrain as well as medical evacuation. He has flown numerous medical evacuation missions there and 50% were done at night in marginal weather conditions.