Dr Sharon Choo Yoke Ling, MD (UNIMAS), MRCP (UK)
Palliative Medicine Consultant
Sarawak General Hospital
Sharon is the first Palliative Medicine Consultant in Sarawak and had been working as a general physician in Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) before subspecializing in Palliative Medicine as there is a growing need and demand for palliative care in Sarawak.
She is currently leading the Palliative Care Unit in SGH and initiated the statewide domiciliary palliative care program, so that patients have access to palliative care even in the community. Sharon is actively involved in regional and international collaboration with American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN) to develop palliative care services in the state and country. She is also involved in the training and education of nurses, doctors and medical students. She is excited in developing palliative care services in Sarawak, be it in the hospital or in the community. Her vision is to build Sarawak to be a centre of excellence in Palliative Care.
Dr Wong Yu Lin
Department of Anaesthesia Pain and Intensive Care and Medicine (AICPM)
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
After my basic MBBS degree, I am dually accredited for anaesthesia (MMed Anaesthesia Singapore) and (ANZCA Australia). followed by Intensive Care Medicine Subspecialty accreditation (ICM Singapore).
I am currently the ICU Committee Chairperson in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, as well as chair the hospital Brain death Workgroup and Organ Transplant Improvement Programme.
I have an interest in sedation and delirium in ICU and Palliative care in ICU.
I have had research grants for ICU projects including ICU diary, virtual reality rehabilitation in ICU, palliative care in ICU, and non-verbal communication tools in ICU. Currently, we will be embarking on Platelet mapping studies for NICU patients on antiplatelet therapy who present with ICH.
Publications include Singapore SPICE: sedation practices in ICU evaluation in Singapore, Sedation Intensity in the first 48 hours of mechanical Ventilation, Integrating Palliative Care in Neurosurgical ICU, Physiological Changes during Prone positioning in COVID-19 Acute respiratory Distress syndrome, challenges in adapting existing hyperacute stroke protocols in Singapore for COVID-19.