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A/Prof Sophia Ang Bee Leng

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  • Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia, National University Hospital


M.B.B.S (Singapore), MMED Anaesthesia (Singapore)



Special Interests:

Patient safety education, Patient safety and technology, Cardiac anesthesia, Cerebral oximetry

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A/Prof Sophia Ang was a graduate of NUS medical school in 1990 and obtained her Master of Medicine Anaesthesia in 1995. She specialised in cardiac anaesthesia and completed a year of cardiac anaesthesia training in Massachusetts General Hospital in 1998 to 1999 and another year in Texas Heart Institute in 1999 to 2000.
She is accredited to do perioperative transoesophageal echocardiography by National Board of Echocardiography US in 1999 and recertified in 2014.

A/Prof Sophia is interested in promoting and teaching patient safety. She is the Vice Chairman Medical Board for Patient safety and operations of the National
University Hospital with interest in projects promoting patient safety such as critical laboratory test communication, reduction of failure to rescue and proper handover of care.

A/Prof Sophia was awared the Public service excellence Gold award in 2011 and was leader of the team awarded the Singapore National Medical Excellence Team award in 2012 for Communication of critical laboratory tests. She was previously a Patient safety consultant with the Ministry of Health and a representative at in the WHO High 5 Patient Safety Project in which her team in NUH was awarded best poster for implementation of correct site surgery  in 2012 at WHO High 5 Project Seminar .

She is currently also the anaesthesia speciality editor for the Singapore Medical Journal  and a member of the Singapore Medical Council in 2013 - 2014. She is currently part of the Core Faculty of the NUHS Anaesthesia Residency Program.

Journals & Publications


  1. Anesthesia and Intensive Care : Experience with an innovative operating room dashboard system to improve quality and efficiency in an Academic  Center in Singapore . Vol 41 No 6 Novemeber 2013 Pg 821. Letter to editor. Author.14. PMID 24180740.
  2. Experience with the use of codonics smart label system to improve compliance of anaesthesia drugs Anesthesia and Intensive care 2014 Jul ; 42(4)500-6.PMID 24967766.
  3. Patient safety culture among medical students in Singapore and Hong KongSingapore Medical Journal sep 2013; (54) 9 Pg 1-5 . Co Author. PMID 24068058.
  4. Combined transcatheter therapy of aortic stenosis and thoracic aortic aneurysm. 2014 May;43(5):279-81.Co Author.PMID:24.
  5. One size fits all? Challenges faced by physicians during shift handovers in a hospital with high sender/recipient ratio Singapore Medical Journal. Accepted. In Print.

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