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The TTSH Trauma Training Centre, the training wing of the Trauma Centre, is a regional trauma training hub. The Centre runs several regional trauma courses such as the Definitive Surgery for Trauma Care (DSTC) Course, the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course, and the Basic Emergency Sonography for Trauma (BEST) Course.

The disciplines involved in TTSH-NNI Trauma are:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Critical Care Services and Anaesthesiology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • NeuroRadiology
  • Rehabilitation Medicine

These services are represented in the Trauma Committee, which is responsible for formulating treatment policies and guidelines, and running the various trauma programmes including the trauma training courses.

Central to TTSH-NNI Trauma is the Trauma Unit, which comes under the Department of General Surgery. The Trauma Unit coordinates the multidisciplinary management of polytrauma patients in the centre.

Contact us

Tel: 6357 7589 / 8579
Fax: 6357 7809

Meet Our Team


Dr Teo is a Senior Consultant Surgeon and Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. His clinical interests include trauma/acute care surgery and colorectal surgery.

He is the Director of TTSH-NNI Trauma Services and the Trauma Training Centre of Tan Tock Seng Hospital. His roles include co-ordinating multi-disciplinary trauma care, post-graduate medical education in trauma/acute care and trauma policy/audit.

In June 2019, he was appointed Director, Central Region Trauma Services. This gave him the opportunity to lead and collaborate with pre-hospital services and 5 hospitals to manage a co-ordinated regional trauma system in the central part of Singapore. Providing co-ordinated and collaborative trauma care for 2.8 million residents.  

He did his Trauma Fellowship in McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada, sharing expertise and knowledge on trauma care and acute care surgery. He was also involved in trauma audits, trauma regional systems and trauma outreach programs in Quebec Province, Canada.

In the 2006 Central Java Earthquake, he led a combined military and civilian surgical team to aid in the disaster. This highlights his continued interest and active involvement in managing mass casualties and humanitarian disasters in Singapore and the region.



Dr Chua Wei Chong is a Senior Consultant Trauma and General Surgeon.

He completed his trauma fellowship at Liverpool Hospital, Sydney. He is the Clinical Director, National Trauma Unit, Ministry of Health. As director, he manages the national trauma registry and advises on policy strategies to improve trauma care in Singapore. 

He was appointed Chief of Surgery, Woodlands Health Campus in April 2020. Under his leadership, a new and exciting surgical department will provide holistic care to the northern part of Singapore.

He previously served as Chief Army Medical Officer, Singapore Armed Forces. He was deployed on a number of peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations in countries including Timor Leste, Indonesia and Afghanistan. In recognition of his public service, he was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) (Military) in 2011.

He is actively involved in trauma education in Singapore. He is an ATLS course director and leads several trauma related courses at the TTSH Trauma Training Centre.


Dr Chiu is a Senior Consultant in the Department of General Surgery.

He did his trauma fellowship in St Paul – Ramsey Medical Centre, Minnesota, USA.

He is currently the Advisor to the National Trauma Committee (NTC), Ministry of Health, Singapore.

His previous appointments included Director NTC, Director, TTSH-NNI Trauma Services, and Head, Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

During his tenure, he had contributed greatly to the development of trauma and acute care surgery. Since stepping down in 2018, he continues in an advisory role to both the Trauma Services and National Trauma Committee.

His special interests are in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, and Head and Neck Surgery.


Dr Goh Mui Heng is a Consultant General Surgeon, with special interests in Trauma Surgery and Breast Surgery.

She obtained her Fellowship in General Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2014. She went on to do her fellowship in both Trauma Surgery and Breast Surgery in Royal Brisbane Women and Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.

Dr Goh is the Director of the Surgical High Dependency Unit (SHDU) for the Division of Surgery in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. She has been involved in surgical critical care since 2014 and took over as Director in 2018. She has lead led the SHDU through challenging times such as the COVID19 pandemic.



Dr Tay Wee Ming is a Consultant Surgeon, specialising in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. His clinical interests include Trauma, acute care surgery, biliary tract surgery, hernia and abdominal wall surgery.

He is a trained endoscopist with special interest in Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP). This skill set is crucial in complimenting his surgical practice when managing biliary tract disorders both in an acute and elective setting.

He graduated from the National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and completed his residency in General Surgery with the National Healthcare Group in 2017. He was awarded the Healthcare Manpower Development Program (HDMP) scholarship in 2018 to further his training in trauma and acute care surgery.

As a Clinical lecturer at both Lee Kong Chian and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, he actively participates in the training of medical students.



Dr Sunder Balasubramaniam graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (National University of Singapore) in 2009, and completed his Residency in General Surgery (National Healthcare Group) in 2018.

He is a Trauma and Acute Care Surgeon with an interest in Endocrine Surgery. He was awarded the Health Manpower Development Program (HMDP) scholarship by the Ministry of Health in 2019 to further his training in trauma and acute care surgery.

Apart from surgery, he has a keen interest in medical education and surgical training. He has been actively involved in co-ordinating and reviewing the trauma courses in the TTSH Trauma Training Centre. This is to ensure that our courses remain current and relevant in both content and method of teaching/training.

In December 2019, he planned and conducted a public forum on Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) in a bid to educate the public on its safe use and the dangers they posed to pedestrians/road users. This has led lead to increased public and governmental awareness, influencing public policies governing the use of PMDs.


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Karen assumed the role of a Trauma Coordinator in Tan Tock Seng Hospital in 2003.  Graduated in 1995 from the Nanyang Polytechnic of Singapore, Karen has gained wide exposure in her nursing career with experiences in various fields such as Orthopaedic and General Surgery, Medical and Cardiac Care ICU, Emergency Department and Intensive Care Units of various hospitals in Singapore. She also attained the Bachelor in Nursing from the University of Sydney in 2000.

She’s the manager of the Trauma service and is responsible for the operational, personnel and financial aspects of the trauma program.  She also serves as a coordinator for the trauma team in monitoring the progress and outcome of patients from the trauma centre and assist in identifying areas for improvement in the management of trauma. Karen attained her Master in Trauma Science in 2018 with Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.



Yen Teng joined the team in 2007 as a trauma coordinator. She graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic in 1997, obtained her Advanced Diploma in Critical Care in 2001 and Bachelor in Nursing from University of Sydney in 2004. With more than 10 years of surgical nursing experiences in surgical, burn and neurosurgical intensive care units, she focused her interest in the care of trauma patients. In addition to maintaining the trauma registry, she assists in co-ordination of courses and deployment of medical personnel in humanitarian relief missions.















2021/09/28
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