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Dr Poon Keah How

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M.B.B.S (Singapore), MMed (Anaesthesia)
Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia, National University Hospital
Associate Chairman Medical Board, Quality & Patient Safety
Core faculty, NUHS Anaesthesia Residency Program
Clinical Educator, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Special Interest:
Pain Management
Surgical Intensive Care
National University Hospital
National University Health System
Dr Poon is a Senior Consultant in the Department of Anaesthesia, National University Hospital (NUH). He completed a one year Pain Fellowship in Oxford Pain Relief Unit and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, in 2005. He has been involved in the care of acute, chronic and cancer pain patients in NUH for over 10 years. His clinical interests include the use of pharmacological, non pharmacological and interventional techniques in a multidisciplinary setting for the management of pain. He has been invited to talk on pain topics in local and regional meetings. He has also been involved in organising meetings and conferences in the field of Pain Medicine.

Dr Poon is currently Associate Chairman Medical Board for Quality & Patient Safety in NUH. He gives lectures and conducts patient safety workshops for both doctors and nurses.

Areas of interest:
Pain Management
Intensive Care Medicine
Patient Safety
Obstetric Anaesthesia
Regional Anaesthesia

Research and Publications


  1. Hong CC, Wang SM, Nather A, Tan JH, Tay SH, Poon KH Chlorhexidine Anaphylaxis Masquerading as Septic Shock. Int Arch Allergy Immunol 2015;167:16-20
  2. Lee YZ, Lee RQ, Thinn KK, Poon KH, Liu EHow patients fare after anaesthesia for elective surgery: a survey of postoperative nausea and vomiting, pain and confusion. Singapore Med J. 2015 Jan; 56(1):40-6.
  3. Poon KH, Lee TLPersonalised and precision pain medicine – a dream coming true? Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2013 Oct;42(10):545-6.
  4. Eliza Sin, S Y Thong, K H PoonIncidence of Phantom Limb Pain After Lower Limb Amputation in a Singapore Tertiary HospitalSingapore Med J. 2013 Feb;54(2):75-81
  5. Poon KH, Tan KH, Ho KYEfficacy of fentanyl iontophoretic transdermal system in post-operative pain – A meta-analysis.Acute Pain. 2009 Jun; 11(2):65-74.


Appt Tel:
+65 6777 5702