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A/Prof Sophia Ang Bee Leng

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M.B.B.S (Singapore), MMED Anaesthesia (Singapore)
Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia, National University Hospital
Vice Chairman Medical Board - Patient Safety and Quality
Core faculty, NUHS Anaesthesia Residency Program
Special Interest:
Cardiothoracic and Vascular
National University Hospital
National University Health System
Dr Sophia Ang was a graduate of National University of Singapore medical school in 1990 and obtained her Master of Medicine Anaesthesia in 1995. She specialised in cardiac anaesthesia and completed a year of cardiac anaesthesia training in Massachusetts General Hospital in 1998 to 1999 and another year in Texas Heart Institute in 1999 to 2000.

She is accredited to do perioperative transoesophageal echocardiography by the National Board of Echocardiography US in 1999 and recertified in 2014.

Dr Sophia is interested in promoting and teaching patient safety. She is the Vice Chairman Medical Board for Patient Safety and Quality at the National University Hospital with interest in projects promoting patient safety such as critical laboratory test communication, reduction of failure to rescue and proper handover of care.

Dr Sophia was awarded the Public Service Excellence Gold award in 2011. She was the leader of the team which was awarded the Singapore National Medical Excellence Team award in 2012 for communication of critical laboratory tests. She was previously a Patient Safety Consultant with the Ministry of Health and a representative at the WHO High 5 Patient Safety Project, in which her team in NUH was awarded the best poster for implementation of correct site surgery in 2012 at the WHO High 5 Project Seminar.

She is currently also the anaesthesia specialty editor for the Singapore Medical Journal and a member of the Singapore Medical Council from 2013 - 2014.

Area of Interest:
Patient safety education
Patient safety and technology
Cardiac anesthesia
Cerebral oximetry

Research and Publications

  1. Anesthesia and Intensive Care: Experience with an innovative operating room dashboard system to improve quality and efficiency in an Academic  Center in Singapore . Vol 41 No 6 Novemeber 2013 Pg 821. Letter to editor. Author.14. PMID 24180740
  2. Experience with the use of codonics smart label system to improve compliance of anaesthesia drugs Anesthesia and Intensive care 2014 Jul ; 42(4)500-6.PMID 24967766
  3. Patient safety culture among medical students in Singapore and Hong KongSingapore Medical Journal sep 2013; (54) 9 Pg 1-5 . Co Author. PMID 24068058
  4. Combined transcatheter therapy of aortic stenosis and thoracic aortic aneurysm2014 May;43(5):279-81.Co Author.PMID:24
  5. One size fits all? Challenges faced by physicians during shift handovers in a hospital with high sender/recipient ratio Singapore Medical Journal. Accepted. In Print.


Appt Tel:
+65 6777 5702