Famous Doctors from Singapore

List of the notable or famous Doctors who are citizens of Singapore, with photos, including famous Doctors born in Singapore and even some Doctors who immigrated to Singapore. Doctors are among the most prominent in their field and data about the Doctors from Singapore is included when available. This list can help answer the question "who are the most famous Doctors from Singapore?" List features Benjamin Henry Sheares, Richard Teo and more. (11 People)

  • Benjamin Henry Sheares (12 August, 1907 – 12 May, 1981) was a Singaporean politician who was the second President of Singapore from 1970 to 1981. He was chosen by the Parliament of Singapore to be President of Singapore. Sheares was sworn in as president on 12 August 1970. Sheares retired in 1960 and was in private practice before being elected by parliament as president after President Yusof Ishak died on 23 November 1970. He served as president for three terms from 2 January 1971 until his death on 12 May 1981. The Benjamin Sheares Bridge and Sheares Hall hostel at the National University of Singapore was named after him.
    • Age: Dec. at 73 (1907-1981)
    • Birthplace: Singapore
  • Professor Chao Tzee Cheng (Chinese: 赵自成; pinyin: Zhào Zìchéng; 22 September 1934 in Hong Kong – 21 February 2000 in New York City) was a renowned forensic pathologist in Singapore. Chao was respected for solving several notorious crimes in Singapore, and raised Singapore's level of professionalism in the area of forensics.
    • Age: Dec. at 65 (1934-2000)
  • Dr. Geh Min (Chinese: 倪敏; pinyin: Ní Mǐn) is the former President of Nature Society in Singapore. She was formerly a Nominated Member of Parliament from January 2005 to April 2006. Geh is a former student of Methodist Girls' School and Anglo-Chinese School. She is a medicine graduate of the National University of Singapore and works as a consultant ophthalmologist at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, and as a visiting consultant at the Singapore National Eye Centre and the National University Hospital. She is the granddaughter of philanthropist Lee Kong Chian.In December 2004, Geh was appointed as a Nominated Member of Parliament.In 2006, Geh was one of the three recipients of the inaugural President's Award for the Environment, along with Tommy Koh and the Waterways Watch Society (WWS).Geh heads the Environment and Health Functional Committee of the South-West Community Development Council. She is a Board Member of the Nature Conservancy's Asia Pacific Council; the Water Network of the PUB; and the Singapore Environment Council.
  • Keith Goh
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    Dr. Keith Goh (simplified Chinese: 吴有晶; traditional Chinese: 吳有晶; pinyin: Wú Yǒu Jīng) is a neurosurgeon from Singapore. Dr. Goh became known for leading an international medical and surgical team that was the first to attempt the separation of adult conjoined twins, the Bijani twins, who were joined at the head. The operation, carried out in Raffles Hospital in 2003, was unsuccessful in that both Ladan and Laleh Bijani did not survive the procedure. They died shortly after separation. However, they were mourned for their courage and bravery in going forward with the chance to be separated even though it had a 50-50 risk. Dr. Goh has also led similar surgical teams in separating 2 other sets of conjoined twins, one set joined at the head (2001) and the other, at the spine (2003). These were the first surgeries on such cases in Singapore, and both had successful outcomes. In 2009, he agreed to operate on another pair of conjoined twins, Vani and Veena, in India. The Indian government has consented to fund the cost of the separation operation.
  • Kenneth Lyen is a Singaporean paediatrician.
  • Lim Boon Keng
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    Lim Boon Keng OBE (18 October 1868 – 1 January 1957) was a Peranakan physician who promoted social and educational reforms in Singapore in the early 20th-century. He also served as president of Xiamen University in China from 1921 to 1937.
    • Age: Dec. at 87 (1869-1957)
    • Birthplace: Penang, Malaysia