Professor Quek graduated from the National University of Singapore, and proceeded on to specialist training in paediatrics. He passed the Master of Medicine (Paediatrics), and was awarded a medal for being the top candidate. Prof Quek then joined his alma mater as a full time faculty, contributing to teaching and research, in addition to full time clinical service. Prof Quek majors in the subspecialty of cardiology. He completed a fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, whilst on study leave from NUS. He was also awarded the Ministry of Health's Senior Clinician HMDP to pursue advanced training at the Boston Children's at Harvard University, and Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian at Columbia University.
Prof Quek currently heads the Division of Paediatric Cardiology, and his interests are heart disease in children (both congenital and acquired) and Kawasaki disease. In research, Prof Quek successfully defended his thesis and was awarded a Doctorate in Medicine. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and participated in many international conferences, both to present papers and as invited faculty. In recognition of his many contributions to cardiology, he was awarded Fellowship of the American College of Cardiology. Prof Quek is also the only Singaporean to be accorded the honor of being a Council Member of the Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Section of the American College of Cardiology. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatricians and Child Health (United Kingdom), Academy of Medicine and College of Paediatricians and Child Health, Singapore.
Prof Quek’s previous administrative roles included Head of Medical Affairs (Clinical Governance), Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee and Clinical Directors' Committee at National University Hospital. He is currently the Chairman of the Medical Board at National University Hospital. For many years, Prof Quek has been appointed visiting senior consultant to the Ministry of Health, Singapore, and the Health Promotion Board's School Health Service.
For his many outstanding contributions to clinical service, Prof Quek was bestowed the National Medical Excellence Awards 2013 (Outstanding Clinical Quality Activist Award) by the Ministry of Health, Singapore, and the inaugural NUHS-Mokhtar Riady Pinnacle Award 2013 (Excellence Award) by the National University Health System