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Dr Kwek Liling

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  • Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Jurong Medical Centre


MBBS (Singapore), MRCSEd (RCS, Edinburgh, United Kingdom), MMed (Surg) (NUS, Singapore), FRCSEd (Gen Surg) (RCS, Edinburgh, United Kingdom), FAMS (Academy of Medicine, Singapore) MACM (EAST Asia School of Theology, Singapore)


General Surgery

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Acute Care Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgery

Special Interests:

Colorectal Cancers, Benign Colorectal Diseases , Anorectal Conditions, Endoscopy and Advanced Endoscopy


Dr Kwek Liling graduated from National University of Singapore and was subsequently trained in the Department of General Surgery, Colorectal Division in Tan Tock Seng Hospital and in National University Hospital before coming to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital to work as an Associate Consultant. 

Besides laparoscopic and open colorectal surgeries, hernia surgeries, minor perineum and perianal surgeries, her interest is in endoscopy and advanced endoscopy. To date, she had performed more than 15,000 scopes. She had gone for an attachment to the Division of Gastroenterology, Jichi Medical University Hospital to learn advanced endoscopy from Professor Hironori Yamamoto. She had also visited Kyoto Prefecture University of Medicine to learn how to set up a resident training lab for advanced endoscopy. 

She was involved in quality improvement projects over the years, including the Geisinger (Pennsylvania, United States) Proven Care based ‘Better Colonoscopy’ and ‘Better Proctocolectomy’ best practices care projects and ‘Nutrition improvement for surgical patients” in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. 
She is currently a fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore and a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. 

Community work had been her passion and a large driving force in her life. She volunteered regularly with local Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and was also an active grassroots leader in her constituency, holding multiple key positions. She incorporated work and interest and completed a community-based research with NUH on “Community Dwelling Elderly and Long Term Mental Health in COVID-19” of which the findings benefited the local community. The findings were published in our local newspapers. She and her team was awarded the NUHS Health Promotion & Health Services Research (HPHSR) Seed Grant (Junior) category in September last year. 

She was also active in serving global communities all over Asia and Middle East and had led many cross cultural teams to serve the poor, weak and disadvantaged in these areas. She is currently the Medical Advisor of Habibi International and Surgical and Medical Director of ICARE (China). She was also given the Award of Honor from Hui Ning, China for the work she had done in that area.

She has a degree in Master in Arts in Christian Ministry and is currently studying for her Master in Public Health in National University Singapore.


  • Pioneer Volunteer Awards 2022 - 27th Aug 2022
  • Skills Future Study Award for Healthcare - 5th Feb 2022
  • Award of Honor from Hui Ning Country (China) - June 2019

Professional Memberships

  • Member, PAP Policy Forum
  • Vice- Chairwomen, Pioneer Constituency PAP Women's Wing
  • Member, Citizens' Consultative Communities, Pioneer
  • Vice- Treasurer, Community Club Management Committees, Pioneer
  • Vice- Chairwomen, Women Executive Committee, Frontier Community Club
  • Habibi International Medical Advisor
  • ICARE (China) Surgical and Medical Director
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • Member, Singapore Medical Association

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National University Health System
  • National University Hospital
  • Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • Alexandra Hospital
  • Jurong Community Hospital
  • National University Polyclinics
  • Jurong Medical Centre
  • National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
  • National University Heart Centre, Singapore
  • National University Centre for Oral Health, Singapore
  • NUHS Diagnostics
  • NUHS Pharmacy
  • Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
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