Emeritus Consultant Prof Low Cheng Hock is a familiar face and a well-respected figure in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. In his 38-year career at TTSH, Prof Low has served on various clinical and medical boards, volunteered actively with St. John Ambulance and received countless accolades, one of which is the Knight of Grace of the Order of St. John by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Prof Low recounted a memorable experience about his trip to a rural hospital in Mount Kilimanjaro some years ago. There, he treated a Masai patient who wrestled with a lion, and needed surgery. The Masai patient recovered and was able to return to his hometown in the mountains.
Prof Low’s passion in teaching and training, coupled with his humility, has also made him the go-to person for medical students.
The best thing in life is to be able to lift somebody up. Both medicine and charity give you the opportunity. If each of us can do that, it will be good for the needy." -
Prof Low Cheng Hock
His motto has always been that “Knowledge makes one a doctor, but compassion makes one a healer.”
Prof Low’s compassion extends beyond medical practice. He is also a regular donor with TTSH Community Fund, the charity arm of our Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Prof Low hopes that more doctors will follow in his footsteps, to support TTSH Community Fund, which, in his words, “Has been doing so much to help our needy patients”.
Prof Low explains, “I am not asking for everyone to donate a huge sum of money every month. But I would be very happy if more of our staff support TTSH Community Fund through sustained giving. TTSH has close to 9,000 staff. Imagine if every staff donates two dollar every month. It would have a great impact on the lives of needy patients!”