University Awards

Outstanding Service Award

Singapore must continue to aspire to be among the world’s best in every field. We are a small country that needs to be brimming with talented, tenacious and innovative people, unafraid to push boundaries and challenge norms. NUS plays a key role towards each generation of graduates being better than the last. I am deeply honoured and humbled by this Award. Prof Ivy NG Swee Lian
MBBS, MMed (Paed) (NUS)
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  • Group CEO, SingHealth
  • Clinical Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS)
  • Clinical Professor, NUS Medicine
  • Senior Consultant, Department of Genetics, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH)
  • Director, National Thalassaemia Registry, Ministry of Health
  • Chair, KKH Fund Committee
  • Member, Boards of SingHealth Fund; Duke- NUS; Singapore Management University; Integrated Health Information Systems; National Medical Research Council; and Health and Biomedical Sciences Committee
  • Prof Ng has been the Group CEO of SingHealth since January 2012, and the chief steward of SingHealth’s four hospitals, eight polyclinics, three community hospitals and five national speciality centres
  • Under her stewardship as Group CEO, SingHealth’s health system has grown exponentially. It is currently the largest public healthcare cluster in Singapore, accounting for 50 per cent of total patient visits to the public sector and providing the full spectrum of care from community to quaternary services
  • Prof Ng served as CEO of KKH from 2004 to 2012; Chairman of KKH’s Medical Board from 2003 to 2004; and the Head of KKH’s Department of Paediatric Medicine from 2002 to 2003
  • Prof Ng oversaw KKH’s transformation from a hospital known for specialising in paediatrics, neonatology, obstetrics and gynaecology to one that encompasses most aspects of women’s healthcare, as well as tertiary services to manage high-risk conditions in women and children
  • As a long-standing member of the Duke- NUS governing board, Prof Ng has played a major role in the growth and development of Duke-NUS, and the strategic leadership of their Academic Medicine programmes
  • She is known for her work in thalassemia, and has published extensively in the area of genetic counselling and thalassemia
  • Her professorship roles at NUS Medicine and Duke-NUS enable her to contribute actively to the education of medical students and Residents
  • NTUC May Day Medal of Commendation (Gold) Award (2020)
  • Her World Woman of the Year (2012)
  • Public Administration Medal (Gold) (2011)
  • 7th International Management Action Award, Chartered Management Institute Singapore (2010)
  • NTUC May Day Medal of Commendation Award (2009)
  • Leading CEO Award, Singapore Human Resources Institute (2008)
  • Fellow, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (London) (2003); Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) (2001); and Academy of Medicine, Singapore (1992)
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