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KOH Choon Huat Gerald

Affiliations:

  • Programme Leader, Tele-Health InnOvations Research (THOR), NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (2014 - 2018) (Joint)
  • Clinical Director, Future Primary Care, Ministry of Health (MOH) Office of Healthcare Transformation (MOHT). (July - present) (Primary)
  • Honorary Adjunct Faculty, Geriatric Education and Research Institute, Singapore (2017 - present)
  • Founder and Non-Executive Board Member, T-Rehab Pte Ltd (an NUS Start-Up Company) (2015 – present)
  • Joint Associate Professor, Health Services and Systems Research, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School (2016 – present)
  • Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong (2016 – present)

Research Areas:

  • Stroke and Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • Family Medicine and Primary Care
  • Medical Education

Teaching Areas:

  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Public Health, biostatistics and epidemiology

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

  • Fellow of Academy of Medicine Singapore, Family Medicine Physician Chapter (2014)
  • PhD in Family Medicine (2012), University of Western Ontario (now called Western University), Canada
  • Masters in Gerontology & Geriatrics (2008), University of Malta
  • Diploma in Gerontology & Geriatrics (2004), University of Malta
  • Fellowship in Family Medicine (2003), College of Family Physicians (Singapore)
  • Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (2002), National University of Singapore
  • Masters in Medicine in Family Medicine (2000), National University of Singapore
  • MBBS (1995), National University of Singapore

Awards/Honours (Post-PhD):

  • College of Family Physicians, Singapore, Teachers' Award. June 2005
  • Ministry of Education (MOE) Service to Education Award. May 2008
  • NUS University Annual Teaching Excellence Award. 2 March 2009
  • Top Ten Tutor Award (awarded by NUS Medical Students Society). September 2009
  • YLLSoM Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (2007/2008). 14 January 2009
  • Graduate Research Thesis Award Fund. September 2012
  • National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Training Fellowship Seed Funding Award. 18 January 2013

Career History:

  • Associate Professor with Tenure, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS, NUHS. July 2011- present 
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health (EPH), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (YLLSoM), National University Health System (NUHS). Mar 2009- Jun 2011 
  • Resident Advisor, Prince George’s Park Residence, NUS 15 Mar 2008 – Oct. 2013
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Community Occupational & Family Medicine (COFM), YLLSoM, NUS. Jun 2005-Mar 2009
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor (Family Medicine) COFM, YLLSoM, NUS. Jan 2005 – Jun 2005 
  • Consultant Family Physician Raffles Medical Group. Nov. 2004 – May 2005
  • Registrar Ang Mo Kio Hospital. Nov. 2000 – Oct 2004 
  • Adjunct Teaching Fellow COFM, Medical Faculty, NUS. Jan 2003 – Oct 2003 
  • Medical Officer Ang Mo Kio Hospital. May 2000 – Oct 2000 
  • Medical Officer Woodland’s Polyclinic, Family Health Service. May 1999- Apr 2000
  • Medical Officer[General Medicine] National University Hospital (NUH). Nov 1998 – Apr 1999 
  • Medical Officer[Paediatrics] National University Hospital (NUH). May 1998 – Oct 1998 
  • Medical Officer[A & E Dept.], Tan Tock Seng Hospital [TTSH]. May 1997 – Oct 1997
  • Medical Officer [Anaesthesia], Singapore General Hospital [SGH] Nov 1996 – Apr 1997
  • Medical Officer [Healthy Lifestyle Unit] Ministry of Health [ MOH]. May 1996 – Oct 1996 
  • House- Officer [Onco-Urogynaecology], Kedang Kerbau Women and Child Hospital [ KKWCH]. Jan 1996 – Apr 1996 
  • House-Officer[ Internal Medicine], Singapore General Hospital [SGH] Sep 1995 – Dec 1995 
  • House-Officer [General Surgery], Tan Tock Seng Hospital [TTSH] May 1995 – Aug 1995

Selected Publications:

  • Koh GCH et al. Rehabilitation impact indices and their independent predictors: a systematic review. BMJ Open 2013;3:e003483 (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003483.) 
  • Koh GCH, Tai BC, Ang WL, Heng D, Yuan JM, Koh WP. All-cause and cause-specific mortality after hip fracture among Chinese women and men: The Singapore Chinese Health Study. Osteoporosis International 2013;24:1981-9. 
  • Koh GCH et al. The effect of duration, participation rate & supervision during community rehabilitation on functional outcomes. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2012;93:279-86. 
  • Koh GCH et al. Trade-offs between effectiveness and efficiency in stroke rehabilitation. Int J Stroke 2011. 2012;7:606-14. 
  • Wee LE, Koh GCH, Lim VKG. The Neighborhood Health Screening- outcomes of a longitudinal, inter-professional student-run home visit program caring for the underserved in Singapore. Acad Med 2011;86:829-39. 
  • Koh GCH, Sng J, Koh D. Preparedness for pandemic influenza in nursing homes. JAMA 2008;300(20):2366-7. 
  • Koh GCH et al. The effects of problem based learning during medical school on physician competency: a systematic review. CMAJ 2008;178:34-41.

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Programme Leader (Tele-Health InnOvations Research); Associate Professor
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