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Dr Lynette Loo Mee Ann

Designations:
  • Senior Consultant, Division of General Surgery (Trauma), Department of Surgery, National University Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, Division of General Surgery (Trauma), Department of Surgery, Alexandra Hospital
Qualifications:
MBBS (University of Malaya), MRCS (Edinburgh), MPH (NUS), MMed (NUS), FRCS (Edinburgh)
Specialties:
Surgery
Sub-Specialties:
Chronic Programme (Live Better), FAST Programme (Get Better), General Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Trauma Surgery
Special Interests:
Trauma Surgery, Critical care, Minimally-invasive Surgery (Acute care surgery)

Biosketch

"I have had the privilege of being guided and mentored by many greats, who afforded me invaluable opportunities in my career path and have been instrumental in taking me to where I am today. I am thankful to Prof CN Lee and A/Prof Charles Tsang, who both trained me as a junior doctor and played important roles in developing my surgical skills. Thereafter, A/Prof Davide Lomanto and A/Prof Philip Lau went on to support me further in my trajectory. Such mentors have shaped me as a surgeon and as an educator – and I endeavour to pay it forward for future generations."

Dr Lynette Loo is a Senior Consultant in the Division of General Surgery at the National University Hospital (NUH) Singapore. Upon finishing compulsory medical officer service in Malaysia where she obtained her basic surgical training, she successfully completed concurrent advanced surgical training in NUH, Singapore and public health training in National University of Singapore.

A focus in trauma and minimally-invasive general surgery

Dr Loo's specialty is in trauma surgery and minimally-invasive general surgery.

In minimally invasive surgery, she has special interest in laparoscopic (keyhole) hernia surgery especially hernia in female patients, large ventral hernia and laparoscopic acute care surgical procedures (laparoscopic cholecystectomy and appendicectomy in the emergency settings). Dr Loo is currently the patient safety officer and department's lead in value-driven outcome projects.

Since 2019 – upon completion of her fellowship in Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia – she is part of a cohesive and innovative team of trauma surgeons in the Western Trauma Network, covering both NUH and NTFGH in care of severely-injured patients.

Research in improving surgical outcomes

Dr Loo's research interests include trauma epidemiology, surgical critical care, geriatric trauma and quality of life studies.

Since 2017, she has been working closely with the NUHS VDO office and the Ministry of Health, Singapore in order to deliver safe, high-quality and affordable surgical procedures in Singapore.

She is also closely involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in NUH and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS being one of the core faculty in the surgery-in-general programme as well as the PGY1 programme.

Awards

  • 2020 - Long Service Award, National University Hospital

Journals & Publications

  1. Definitive surgery is safe in borderline patients that respond to resuscitation. Orthop Trauma 2021;35:e234–e240.
  2. The Price of Personal Mobility: Burden of Injury and Mortality from Personal Mobility Devices in Singapore - a Nationwide Cohort Study. BMC Public Health 2019. 19:880


 

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