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SIMS Leadership

Prof Fatimah Lateef
Co-Director, SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Medical Simulation (SIMS) 

Senior Consultant, Department of Emergency Medicine and Trauma, Singapore General Hospital
Director, Clinical Service and Quality; Director, Undergraduate Training and Education, Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital
Core Faculty, SingHealth Emergency Medicine Residency Programme
Adjunct Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School 
Adjunct Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Co-Director of SIMS, Professor Fatimah Lateef is highly passionate about simulation, having actively trained healthcare professionals to attain mastery of skills and situations. 

She is also Senior Consultant, Director of Undergraduate Training and Education as well as Director of Clinical Service and Quality at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital. In addition to her role as Adjunct Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School and Yong Loo Lin Medical School, National University of Singapore, she teaches part-time at the School of Health Sciences, Nanyang Polytechnic. Her areas of sub-specialisation include Pre-Hospital Care Medicine, as well as Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Emergencies. She also leads various leadership groups, grooming youths and doctors to excel, which also ties into her role as a core faculty nurturing residents in Emergency Medicine. 

As a strong advocate of lifelong learning and empowerment, she has presented more than 600 abstracts at international conferences and published over 180 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. She is an active volunteer in the area of International Humanitarian Medicine and Acute Disaster Response, where she has led teams to countries such as Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Myammar, Africa, Indonesia and China for various causes and assistance. For her work across various fields, she has won a range of awards, such as Excellent Scientific Publication Award (2001), Best Teacher Award (2002), Good Mentor Award, SingHealth (2005), Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, NUS (2008), Singapore Medical Journal Recognition Award for Review with Distinction (2007-2014), Critical Talent Retention Award, SingHealth, and The Academy of Medicine, Gold Reviewer Award (2011), Excellent Educator Award 2015, amongst others.

Prof Fernando Bello
Co-Director, SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Medical Simulation (SIMS) 

Associate Dean, Technology Enhanced Learning and Innovation, Duke-NUS
Co-Director, Centre for Technology and Enhanced Learning and Innovation, SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medicine Education Institute (AMEI)
Professor of Technology Enhanced Learning and Innovation, Duke-NUS
Professor of Surgical Computing and Simulation Science, Imperial College London
Visiting Professor, Science, Maths and Technology, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

Co-Director of SIMS, Professor Fernando Bello works at the intersection of medicine, education and technology, with a background in computer science and engineering, and over twenty years’ experience in Technology Enhanced Learning and Simulation within a healthcare setting.

He obtained his PhD in Biomedical Systems from Imperial College London, where he is Professor of Surgical Computing and Simulation Science within the Department of Surgery and Cancer. In August 2019, he joined Duke-NUS Medical School as a Professor and Associate Dean for Technology Enhanced Learning and Innovation within the Office of Education, to develop and implement a school-wide Technology Enhanced Learning strategy that promotes educational excellence, curriculum enhancement and pedagogical innovation.

His research interests include the use of virtual / mixed reality environments and haptics in the context of education and training. He has pioneered advanced patient specific simulation of several surgical procedures and clinical examinations, online and mobile simulation tools, as well as innovative approaches to contextualised simulation. He has been involved in several simulation-based training programmes in the UK and abroad and has published widely in technological, as well as medical and educational journals. He regularly serves as a reviewer for international journals, charitable foundations, and national science organisations.

Dr Chong Shin Yuet
Campus Director, Singapore General Hospital (SGH),
SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Medical Simulation (SIMS) 

Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesiology, SGH
Lead, Simulation, SingHealth Duke-NUS Anaesthesiology & Perioperative Services Academic Clinical Programme (ACP)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
Senior Clinical Lecturer, National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Core Faculty, SingHealth Anaesthesiology Residency Programme
Faculty, The Debriefing Academy
Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator

Dr Chong Shin Yuet is a Senior Consultant at the Department of Anaesthesiology in Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and is in charge of the SGH Paediatric Anaesthesia Service. She is currently the Lead for Simulation in the SingHealth Duke-NUS Anaesthesiology & Perioperative Services Academic Clinical Programme (ACP). She leads a core group of simulation enthusiasts that conducts multidisciplinary in situ simulation crisis management workshops for healthcare teams at various locations such as operating theatres and intensive care units within the Outram Campus, including SGH, National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS), Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) and National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS).

Dr Chong was among the first in SGH to expand the application of simulation beyond training and education, championing the use of process-oriented simulation for pandemic and malignant hyperthermia preparedness as well as testing of new facilities and work processes in SGH.

Dr Chong is passionate about debriefing, and is part of the interprofessional world-class international faculty team that teaches the Master Debriefer Course at The Debriefing Academy. Her latest project is translating simulation debriefing to clinical event debriefing, so as to improve perioperative patient outcomes and staff resilience.

Clin Assoc Prof Mok Yee Hui
Campus Director, KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH), SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Medical Simulation (SIMS)
Head and Senior Consultant, Children’s Intensive Care Unit, Department of Paediatric Subspecialties, KKH
Director, KK​ Hospital Simulation Centre 
Core Faculty, SingHealth Paediatric Residency Programme
Adjunct Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
Adjunct Associate Professor,
National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Dr Mok Yee Hui is a strong advocate that the experiential process and mindful reflection-upon-action debriefs are fundamental to simulation-based learning. She believes that these are the keys to the transformational practices that will improve patient care for healthcare professionals, teams and organisations. 

Dr Mok took up the position of Director of the KK Women's and Children Hospital Simulation Centre in 2016, with aspirations to bolster its reputation as a specialised centre for neonatal, paediatric and women's simulation training and research. She is also a consultant paediatric intensivist with the children's intensive care unit at KK Women's and Children Hospital (KKH), with interests in paediatric resuscitation and crisis resource management. Recognising the importance of simulation training in preparing individuals and teams for high-risk, low-frequency events, she has been pivotal in developing and maintaining a simulation-based paediatric acute care curriculum for clinicians and nurses at KKH since 2007. Some of Dr Mok's achievements in simulation include successfully incorporating simulation-based learning into KKH's Children's Hospital Emergency Transport Service training. She has also introduced in situ simulation as a tool to identify latent safety threats within the neonatal and paediatric extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation programme as well as in other paediatric resuscitation processes at KKH. 

Her passion for cultivating future generations of healthcare professionals led her to complete her simulation instructor courses under the Center for Medical Simulation (Boston) and the Danish Institute for Medical Simulation. She has also completed an educational fellowship with the Academic Medicine Education Institute Singapore in 2014/2015, and is currently pursuing a Health Profession Educator's programme with the Harvard-Macy Institute. She has been awarded the Dean's award for excellence in teaching at National University of Singapore and the Outstanding Faculty Award, Paediatric Residency SingHealth.

Assoc Prof Yuen Heng Wai
Campus Director, Changi General Hospital (CGH), 
SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Medical Simulation (SIMS)

Senior Consultant, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, CGH
Director, Centre for Advanced Clinical & Surgical Skills (CACS), CGH
Adjunct Associate Professor, Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD)
Senior Clinical Lecturer, National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Core Faculty, SingHealth Otolaryngology Residency Programme


Associate Professor Yuen Heng Wai has been involved in teaching and education for the past 10 years and is the first Director of the Centre for Advanced Clinical and Surgical Skills, which collaborates closely with the Changi Simulation Institute at Changi General Hospital (CGH). 

Together, the two centres conduct medical simulation training, teaching and research on various advanced clinical skills and surgical techniques for local as well as international healthcare professionals. A/Prof Yuen strongly believes in enhancing patient safety through training and education, which are also tools  to advance the frontiers of various fields and specialties in clinical medicine. At the same time, he is a strong advocate for faculty development and collaborative synergy in medical education; the courses at CGH involve teaching faculty from different hospitals in Singapore. 

In pursuit of his passion for medical education, and to bring his teaching skills and experience to the next level, Assoc Prof Yuen is currently pursuing the Masters of Health Professions Education (MHPE) programme conducted by the Academy of Medicine Singapore (AMS) with Maastricht University, Netherlands.

Ms Sabrina Koh Bee Leng
Campus Director, Sengkang General Hospital (SKH),
SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Medical Simulation (SIMS)

Deputy Chair, SingHealth Academy College of Clinical Nursing (CCN)
Deputy Director, Nursing, Sengkang Health​


In addition to being Campus Director (SKH) for SIMS, Sabrina is a nurse educator with critical care and medical/surgical clinical experience. She also has experience in academic and clinical nursing course curriculum development and in education administration as the education lead in National University Hospital and currently in Sengkang Health. Since 2004, Sabrina has designed, planned and established one academic and two hospital-based simulation centres in Singapore.

In 2013, she completed the year-long Nursing SimLead Programme by the National League for Nursing (NLN). She served as co-chair for the Asia Pacific Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (APMSH) in 2013 and the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) 2016. 

Sabrina has been involved in clinical education training surrounding clinical workflows, patient safety, teamwork and communication, and clinical escalation through multi-disciplinary simulation training. She is the course director and faculty for the Simulation Essentials for Healthcare Education (SEHE) simulation faculty course. She also conducts simulation faculty development programmes for regional simulation users focusing on scenario designs, facilitation and technical strategies. 

Currently serving on the editorial advisory board for the National League for Nursing Center for Innovation in Simulation and Technology, she is a sub-committee member for Quality, and a site reviewer, Accreditation Committee, Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). She is also a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) under SSH. Sabrina is the President for the Pan Asia Simulation Society in Health (PASSH) and Vice-President for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Singapore (SSHS).