Dr Lil is joining SMG at Royal Square Medical Centre on secondment from MOH. A graduate of the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Dr Lil first trained to be a Public Health specialist, working in various public healthcare institutions in Singapore. During this time, she also completed the Graduate Diploma Family Medicine (GDFM) because of her interest in Primary Care. An accredited Singapore Public Health specialist, Dr Lil then applied successfully for residency in the United States, where she trained at Virginia Tech-Carilion Clinic in Virginia and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland, subsequently becoming Board-certified in General Paediatrics. The American Paediatrics residency trains one clinically and academically in Primary Care Paediatrics – besides General Hospital Paediatrics. Dr Lil also did an additional year in Psychiatry and in Paediatric Neurology.
In 2018, Dr Lil returned to Public Service in Singapore. During her time as Assistant Director School Health Services (SHS), she encountered many children and teens (who had come for follow-up of conditions historically seen by the SHS e.g. scoliosis screening) that had previously undiagnosed conditions ranging from genetic disorders to mental health disorders, from atopic disorders to learning disability, and so on. Her experience fanned her passion to advocate for transformation of child and adolescent health services and for change in the training strategy of doctors caring for the young. A Physician Faculty with the NUHS Family Medicine Residency, Dr Lil also mentors a small group of young physicians keen in Primary Care Paediatrics. She is part of the workgroup that spearheaded the conception and planning of the NUS Graduate Diploma Child Adolescent Health (GDCAH), due to be launched in 2022.
She was a recipient of Singapore’s ASEAN-MOE and ASEAN-PSC scholarship. Having lived, trained and served in broadly diverse communities and healthcare systems, Dr Lil has unique life and work experience, skills, and understanding of culturally sensitive healthcare delivery at the frontline as a clinician and at the management and policy level. In her leisure time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, good food, music, nature, travelling and dance.