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Dr Aneez D.B. Ahmed is currently the Senior Consultant and Head of Service of Thoracic Surgery in Department of General Surgery in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. He returned from his HMDP in 2009 and has worked as a surgeon specialising in Thoracic surgery. He has promoted to the position Head of Service of Thoracic Unit in 2011. He has been a practitioner of general thoracic surgery and especially thoracic oncology for more than a period of fifteen years.

Recognised as the first among the ASEAN cohort to get a Level III Certificate Specialist training in Robotic Thoracic Surgery from EACTS, Dr Aneez receives referrals from other hospitals in the country and other countries such as Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and U.A.E. In 2016, he is appointed as the Vice President of Robotic Surgical Society of Singapore (RS3). In 2019, he has accepted the honor as the President of Robotic Surgical Society of Singapore.
His expertise and knowledge in minimally invasive thoracic surgery has also led to his numerous invitations as a speaker to conferences and workshops in the region. He is a member of the ASEAN VATS Study Group, which aims to improve and advance the approach of VATS in ASEAN.

Dr Aneez is highly interested in clinical and basic science research. Past research efforts have led to publications in renowed jornals, with the most recent one published by "CELL" in January 2012. He is also a member of the Editorial review board of the SMJ presently. His present projects includes being a co-PI in the new genomics study for NSCLC in Singapore, in collaboration with NCC and NUS.
He is always passionate in teaching various medical professions, from undergraduate and postgraduate medical students, junior residents to nurses. In 2010, Dr Aneez together with the nursing department kickstarted a program Advanced Thoracic Nursing Course (ATNC) at TTSH . He is the chairman in the committee of the Advanced Thoracic Course for senior nursing personnel local and regional. Within the similarly period, Dr Aneez is also appointed and worked as an observer, and examiner in the Exit Exams from FRCS (Cth) Singapore and Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. With his dedication, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edniburgh has recognised TTSH as one of theThoracic Surgery Training institute in which he is a trainer and mentor to junior residences of NUHS Cardiothoracic Surgery residents.

In addition to his appointments within TTSH and across other local hospitals, Dr Aneez also serves as a champion for General Surgery in EAS in TTSH and is a member of iMig (International Mesothelioma Interest Group), ITMIG (International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group) and ISMICS (International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery) internationally.

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