Dr Quek Lit Sin is Chief Executive Officer of Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and practices as a Senior Consultant in the department of Emergency Medicine. He obtained his membership to the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh for Accident & Emergency and Master of Medicine in Emergency Medicine in 2001. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
With a keen interest in the field of operational and disaster medicine, Dr Quek completed a Disaster Medicine Fellowship in the Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University Medical Center. The latter is renowned for initiatives relating to injury prevention and control, the medical aspects of disaster planning, preparedness and response, and the enhancement of emergency medical services. He was also attached to the George Washington University Center for Emergency Preparedness during his fellowship training, which enhanced his experience in the field of disaster preparedness.
Dr Quek's other interests include mass gathering, event medicine, health services operations and research as well as systems design, which he has applied to the daily processes of emergency practice. In 2005, hurricane disasters struck the Gulf Coast of the United States. Dr Quek was part of the medical relief mission sent to provide relief support. He acquired first-hand experience in responding to a major disaster in a developed country.
At an international level, Dr Quek participated in the development of emergency medical systems and disaster response in Turkey in a project spearheaded by the International Emergency Medicine Committee at George Washington University Hospital. The project was carried out in association with Turkey's Ministry of Health, the Emergency Medicine Association of Turkey, Turkish National Society of Trauma & Emergency Surgery, and the Turkish Society of Emergency & Ambulance Physicians.
Dr Quek has been the General Secretary for the International Eurasian Congress on Emergency Medicine since 2008. He was a member of the Singapore Ministry of Health’s National Disaster Workgroup and National Trauma Committee.
In 2008, Dr Quek was appointed as the Assistant Chief Medical Officer at the inaugural Formula 1 Grand Prix night race in Singapore. He has also contributed to book chapters in
Guide to Essentials in Emergency Medicine published by McGraw Hill, which is sold internationally.