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  • Senior Consultant, Division of Haematology, Department of Haematology-Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore





Special Interests:

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, Lymphoma, Autologous and allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (related and alternative donor)

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Dr Poon is a Senior Consultant at the Department of Haematology-Oncology at NCIS. After receiving her undergraduate medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2001, she continued her internal medicine training before obtaining her membership from the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom in 2004. She then undertook her advanced specialist training in haematology and obtaining her membership from the Royal College of Pathologists of the United Kingdom for haematology in 2009. She continues to be active in both undergraduate and postgraduate training for haematology and is currently an assistant professor with the Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

Dr Poon has a special interest in lymphoproliferative disorders and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. She underwent a one-year postdoctoral fellowship programme at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in the USA in 2012 to pursue this interest, especially in the use of hematopoietic transplantation and immunotherapy to treat lymphomas. Since her return, she has been actively involved in investigator initiated and pharmaceutical sponsored trials for lymphoproliferative disorders and hematopoietic transplantation. Her present research interests are in using novel clinical therapies for the management of patients with lymphoid malignancies (especially acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and lymphoma) as well as clinical haematopoietic stem cell transplantation for adults with haematological diseases. She has also published in several peer-reviewed journals and presented at regional and international meetings.

Journals & Publications

  1. Poon LM et al. Risk factors for adverse outcomes and multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteraemia in haematology patients with febrile neutropenia in a Singaporean university hospital. Singapore Med J 2012; 53 (11): 720-5
  2. Poon LM et al. Outcomes fo second allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2012 Epub.
  3. Kebriaei P, Poon LM. The role of allogeneic stem cell transplantation in the therapy of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Curr Hematol Malig Rep. 2012; 7(2): 144-152.
  4. Poon LM, LP Koh. Successful treatment of isohemagglutinin-mediated pure red cell aplasia after ABO-mismatched allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant using bortezomib. Bone Marrow Transplantation 2012. 47(6): 870-871.
  5. Poon LM et al. Case Report: Cytomegalovirus induced thrombosis in an immunocompetent patient. Journal of Medical Virology 2012;84 (1): 116-118.
  6. Koh LP, Poon LM, Tan JK, Teo L, Hsu LY. Spontaneous pneumothoraz in an allogeneic cell transplant recipient with invasive pulmonary aspergillosis and Antecedent RSV pneumonitis. Mediterrean J Infec Dis 2011 Epub.
  7. Chan HL, Poon LM et al. The Perils of Medical Tourism: NDM1 positive E.coli causing febrile neutropenia in a medical tourist. Singapore Med J. 2011; 52(4): 299-302.
  8. Mel S, Teoh CW, Poon LM et al. An unusual case of lymphadenopathy and rash. Kikuchi Fujimoto Disease. Annals Academy Medicine Singapore . 2010; 39(12): 950-952.
  9. Lee Lai Heng, Liu TC, P Kuperan, Tan LK, D Tan, Michelle L Poon et al. Hereditary Thrombosis in an unselected cohort of venous thrombosis patients in Singapore. J Clin Path 2011; 64: 814-817.
  10. Ng ES, Aw DC, Tan KB, Poon LM et al. Neutrophilic Eccrine Hidradenitis associated with decitabine. Leuk Res 2010; 34(5): e130-132.

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