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Assoc Prof Hairil Rizal bin ABDULLAH

Senior Consultant, Anesthesiology, Singapore General Hospital (SGH)                                 


 Speaker, Health Services and Systems Research Symposium, 17 Sep 2021


Assoc Prof Hairil Rizal is a Senior Consultant Anaesthesiologist and the Clinical Director of Perioperative Services, Division of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine in SGH. After completing his Advanced Specialist Training in Singapore, he underwent fellowship training in the subspecialty area of Perioperative Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada,  followed by a MSc in the same area from University College London, UK.  He is currently pursuing a PhD at Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore, on the utilisation of Data Science in Healthcare, a topic that he deeply believes in.

As a perioperative clinician, he is passionate about improving outcomes of patients undergoing surgery. He led the team which revamped the perioperative processes in SGH. This resulted in the creation of the Preoperative Assessment Centre, a one-stop multidisciplinary centre to assess, counsel and optimise patients prior to elective surgeries and introduced multiple new approaches for mitigating the risks of surgery. 

Since 2020, Assoc Prof Hairil is also the Institutional Value Lead for SGH. He is tasked with guiding a cross-functional and multidisciplinary team in scaling up and operationalising value-driven care initiatives across all clinical specialties in the hospital.