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Dr Lynette Loo Mee Ann

Designations:
  • Consultant, Division of General Surgery (Trauma), Department of Surgery, National University Hospital
  • Consultant, FAST Programme (Get Better), Alexandra Hospital
  • Consultant, Chronic Programme (Live Better), 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, Trauma Surgery
Special Interests:
Trauma Surgery, Critical care, Minimally-invasive Surgery (Acute care surgery)

Biosketch

Dr Lynette Loo Mee Ann is a 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 advance surgical training in NUH, Singapore and public health training in National University of Singapore concurrently.

Dr Lynette Loo's specialty is in trauma surgery and minimally-invasive general surgery. Upon completion of her fellowship in Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia in year 2019, she is part of a cohesive & innovative team of trauma surgeons in the Western Trauma Network, covering both NUH and NTFGH in care of severely-injured patients. 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). Her research interest includes trauma epidemiology, surgical critical care, geriatric trauma and quality of life studies.

Dr Loo is currently the patient safety officer and department's lead in Value-driven Outcome projects. Since 2017, she has been working very closely with the NUHS VDO office and the Ministry of Health, Singapore in order to delivery 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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