Group Chairman, Medical Board, NUHS
A/Prof Thomas Loh is a Senior Consultant with the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (ENT) at the National University Hospital. In his recent previous role as Deputy Group Chairman, Medical Board (GCMB), A/Prof Loh helped to develop the organisation structure of the specialties in NUHS institutions to unify clinical service lines across the cluster. He was part of a team that developed the NUHS Clinical Service Plan to right-site clinical care to ensure timely access of care, distribute manpower optimally, and set policies and standards at the cluster level. As Deputy GCMB, A/Prof Loh also worked with the Clinical Risk Committee of the NUHS Board to ensure and improve the quality and safety of our healthcare services.
A/Prof Loh was part of the team leading NUHS' coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic as a cluster. He served as our main point of liaison with the Ministry of Health and led NUHS teams in dormitory operations and mass swabbing and serology exercises. He also supported the set-up and management of Community Care Facilities and Swab Isolation Facilities.
In his role as Group Director, Leadership Strategy, NUHS, A/Prof Loh was involved in driving leadership development through the various NUHS and MOH courses. He oversees smooth transition of clinical leadership across the cluster.
In his clinical role, A/Prof Loh served three terms (2007 to 2018) as Head, Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (ENT) at the National University Hospital (NUH). A/Prof Loh is also the Chairman of the Operating Theatre Committee in NUH. He has served in Otolaryngology Specialist Training Committees and in Residents Advisory Committees.
A/Prof Loh specialises in head and neck cancer surgery. He leads the Head & Neck Tumour Group at the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS). He has contributed to research in nasopharyngeal and other head and neck cancers with peer reviewed grants and publications.
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