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2024/03/11
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Adj Asst Prof Oh Han Boon

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Designations:

  • Associate Consultant, Division of Breast & Endocrine Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • Associate Consultant, Division of Breast & Endocrine Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Jurong Medical Centre
  • Associate Chairman, Medical Board (Informatics)

Qualifications:

MBBS (S'pore), MRCS (Edin), MMed (Surgery), FRCS (Gen Surg) (Edin)

Specialties/Sub-specialties:

General Surgery

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Breast Surgery, Endocrine & Thyroid Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgery, Surgical Oncology

Special Interests:

Breast Surgery, Thyroid Surgery & Endocrine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Biosketch

Dr Oh Han Boon graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2009 and joined the National University Health System in 2010. He was accepted into the inaugural NUHS General Surgery Residency Program in 2010 and graduated from the program as the Chief Resident. He subsequently obtained his General Surgery accreditation from the Specialists Accreditation Board, Ministry of Health Singapore after obtaining his Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in General Surgery. Dr Oh joined the Department of General Surgery in 2018 as a Breast & Endocrine Surgeon and performs the full range of breast & endocrine surgical procedures including thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and breast cancer surgeries. He also performs minimally invasive procedures with interests in endoscopy, hernia and gallbladder surgery and contributes to the Acute Care Surgery roster.
 
Dr Oh currently serves as the Deputy Chief Medical Informatics Officer at NTFGH and is the NUHS Lead for the Ambulatory and Surgical modules for the Next-Generation Electronic Medical Record (NGEMR) in the country. He is also the telemedicine lead in the department and has special interests in Surgical Informatics, Artificial Intelligence and Medical Technology.

Passionate in both undergraduate and postgraduate Medical Education, Dr Oh holds the positions of Clinical Lecturer from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Clinical Core Faculty Member for the Postgraduate Year 1 program and is a Member of the JurongHealth Simulation & Clinical Education Centre Surgical Skills Subcommittee at NTFGH. He is concurrently the undergraduate lead in Surgery and was awarded the NUHS Teaching Excellence Award in 2019. He is also the Principal Trainer for NGEMR in NUHS. A Physician Faculty for the postgraduate surgical residency programs, Dr Oh is an active Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor.

Dr Oh's research interests are in surgery, medical informatics and medical education. He has published more than 10 articles in peer-reviewed journals and in book chapters. He has presented at numerous local and overseas conferences. 

He is interested in surgical outreach and has completed both surgical and non-surgical mission trips such as to the Philippines. Dr Oh also contributes actively to National Service having served as the Medical Officer in the Guards Brigade and Staff Officer, HQ Army Medical Services in the SAF. For his efforts, he was awarded the Chief of Army Medical Officer Coin, Best Shot Award and Silver Award for organising the Medical Support during the National Day Parade.

Awards

  • 2021 - NUS Medicine Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2021 - 17th Service Quality Awards, NTFGH - Silver Ambassador
  • 2020 - NUHS HEROES Education Award
  • 2020 - MOH Human Manpower Development Plan Award
  • 2019 - NUHS Teaching Excellence (Medical) Award
  • 2018 - NUS Teaching Enhancement Grant AY2018/2019 (TEG)

Journals & Publications

1. Liu J, Peh JH, Tan THL, Yeoh YS, Chew YJ, Nur KMR, Khng AJ, Oh HB, Chin CH, Kwek SC, Zhang ZP, Ong DLS, Quek ST, Tan CC, Wee HL, Li JM, Iau PTC, Hartman M. BREAst screening Tailored for Her (BREATHE) – A study protocol on personalised risk-based breast cancer screening programme. PLoS One. 2022 Mar 31.
2. Lau JWL, Cheah WK, Oh HB. Telemedicine in Endocrine Surgery in Singapore. ANZ J Surg. 2021 Nov.
3. Chia CLK, Oh HB, Kabir T, Tan YP, Nita T, Pang NQ, Chan KS, Koh YX. Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Management of Acute Cholecystitis in Singapore. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2020 Oct.
4. Lau JWL, Chong DJM, Leong EKF, Oh HB. An unusual cause of rectal pain. ANZ J Surg. 2019 Dec 8.
5. Chue KM, Kim GW, Oh HB, Shabbir A, So JBY. Follow-up after curative resection for gastric cancer: A survey of surgeons across the Asia-Pacific. Asian J Surg. 2019 Oct 30.
6. Lui SA, Oh HB, Tan KB, Parameswaran R. Clinical Challenges in Nonfunctional Pheochromocytomas. World J Endoc Surg. 2019; 11(3):86-90.
7. Feng TT, Oh HB, Pang YH, Tan CC. A rare case of nodular mucinosis of the breast away from the nipple-areolar complex. Breast J. 2019 Jul 8.
8. Prakash PS, Oh HB, Tan WB, Parameswaran R, Ngiam KY. The Efficacy and Safety of High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Therapy for Benign Thyroid Nodules – a single center experience from Singapore. World J Surg. 2019 Mar 12.
9. Chen R, Oh HB, Parameswaran R, Gorelik A, Miller JA. Practice Patterns in Parathyroid Surgery: A survey of Asia-Pacific Parathyroid Surgeons. World J Surg. 2019 Apr 2.
10. Tai CH, Oh HB, Seet JE, Ngiam KY. Pseudogout – a rare manifestation of hungry bone syndrome after focused parathyroidectomy. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2018 Apr 1:e1-e3.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine Singapore
  • Specialist, Specialists Accreditation Board, Ministry of Health, Singapore
  • Associate Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, Endocrine & Metabolic Society of Singapore
  • Member, Asia-Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery
  • Member, Faculty of Clinical Informatics. United Kingdom

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