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  • Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia, National University Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia, Alexandra Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, FAST Programme (Get Better), Alexandra Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, Chronic Programme (Live Better), Alexandra Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Centre for Medical Education, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


M.B.B.S (Singapore), MMed (Anaesthesiology)



Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Chronic Programme (Live Better), FAST Programme (Get Better), Obstetric Anaesthesia

Special Interests:

Medical Education, Patient Safety, Clinical Risk and Quality Improvement

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Dr Loh May-Han obtained her MBBS and Master of Medicine in Anaesthesiology from the National University of Singapore (NUS). Under the Academic Medicine Development Award, she completed her subspecialty fellowship in Obstetric Anaesthesia at King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women, Western Australia.

She was a member of the task force comprising members of Singapore Society of Anaesthesiologists (SSA) and Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society of Singapore (OGSS) that published local guidelines for expectant mothers. She has lectured and moderated on topics related to Obstetric Anaesthesia, most recently at the Singapore Anaesthesia Refresher Course.

Dr Loh is actively involved in medical education at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine NUS. She has consistently received excellent teaching feedback from her students, and received the Dedication to Teaching Award in 2013-2014, the Undergraduate Most Effective Teacher Award in 2015-2016, and the Undergraduate Teacher of the Year Award 2014-2015, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 from the Department of Anaesthesia, NUS. In recognition of her outstanding contributions, Dr Loh was presented with the NUS Medicine Teaching Excellence Award 2018/2019, the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2018/2019 and 2019/2020, the NUS Medicine Fortitude Award 2020 and the NUHS Teaching Excellence Award 2020.

Serving in Medical Affairs Clinical Governance, she is the driver in promoting patient safety and quality improvement in Alexandra Hospital, a cluster member of National University Health System. She is currently the Associate Chairman Medical Board MA(CG) in Alexandra Hospital.

Dr Loh is an active member in Singapore’s anaesthesia community. She won the Singapore Society of Anaesthesiologists (SSA) inaugural CARES award, which was presented to the most all-rounded specialist trainee nationally, in recognition of her excellence in clinical, administrative, research and education, as well as her contributions to the anaesthesia community. She had served as Treasurer of the SSA, played a pivotal role in organising the Anaesthesia Day Public Forum and was Chairman of the Organising Committee for the regional biennial anaesthesia education event - Singapore Anaesthesia Refresher Course 2018 which incorporated the KK Hospital Obstetric Anaesthesia Symposium.

Journals & Publications

  1. Omental infarction--a mimicker of acute appendicitis in children. Journal of Paediatric Surgery. 2005 Aug.
  2. Inadvertent spinal injection of ondansetron. Journal of Anaesthesia. 2016 Sep.
  3. Rapid initiation of fetal therapy services with a system of learner-centered training under proctorship: the National University Hospital (Singapore) experience. Singapore Medical Journal. 2017 Jun.
  4. Care of the pregnant woman with coronavirus disease 2019 in labor and delivery: anesthesia, emergency caesarean delivery, differential diagnosis in the acutely ill parturient, care of the newborn and protection of the healthcare personnel. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2020 Jul.
  5. Use of GoPro point-of-view camera in intubation simulation – a randomized controlled trial. PLoS One. 2020 Dec.
  6. The hospital difficult airway team: experience and implications for patient care. Irish Journal of Medical Science. 2021 Jan.
  7. Labour epidural practice in tertiary training centre. Annals Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 2022 Jan.

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