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Dr Deborah Khoo

  • Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia, National University Hospital
M.B.B.S (Singapore), MMed (Anaesthesia)
Anaesthesiology (Anaesthesia)
Special Interests:
​Paediatric Airway and Thoracic


Dr Deborah Khoo is a Consultant at the Department of Anaesthesia, National University Hospital.

She is Associate Chairman of Medical Board for MA (HR) and Programme Director, NUHS Anaesthesia Residency Programme.

She is a dedicated and enthusiastic educator, with a special interest in simulation teaching. Her research interests are in the field of difficult airway management and training, medical education and methodology, anti-fibrinolytics in spine operations, device and technology development and remote anaesthesia.

She has published posters and papers in international journals and is currently working on various research projects in medical education and devices.

Journals & Publications

  1. Global Air Monitoring Study: a Multi-Country Comparison of Levels of Indoor Air Pollution in Different Workplaces. Koong HN, Khoo D, Higbee C, Travers M, Hyland A, Cummings KM, Dresler C. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2009 Mar; 38(3): 202-6.
  2. Prognostic Factors in Gastrointestinal Small Cell Carcinoma. Khoo D, Chia M, Ngeow JYY, Tan IB, Choo Sp. Poster presented at European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) Conference: 11th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer (WCG), Barcelona, 24-27 June 2009.
  3. Phasing-out Tobacco: Proposal to Deny Access to Tobacco for those Born from 2000. Khoo D, Chiam Y, Ng P, Berrick AJ, Koong HN, Tob Control. 2010 Oct; 19(5): 355-60.
  4. Experience in Helping Anaesthetists Maintain Difficult Airway Management Skills in a Teaching Institution. Oral presentation at 2nd European Airway Conference, Istanbul, 6 December 2013.
  5. Breaking Bad News in Anaesthesia: A Novel Communications Skills Workshop for Anaesthesia Residents. Poster presented at the 11th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference, 18-19 January 2014 and 14th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, 25-29 January 2014.


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