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Assoc Prof KWA Lay Hoon, Andrea


Assistant Director, Pharmacy (Research),
Singapore General Hospital (SGH)


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


Assoc Prof Andrea Kwa graduated with a degree in Pharmacy from the National University of Singapore in 1996 and received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in New York in 2006. She completed a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh’s Division of Infectious Diseases, where she researched anti-fungal resistance and molecular diagnostics.

Assoc Prof Kwa is currently a Pharmacy Clinician Scientist and Assistant Director, Pharmacy (Research), at SGH. She is also a faculty member of the Emerging Infectious Diseases programme at the Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore. Assoc Prof Kwa specialises in critical care medicine, infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance research. She helms a laboratory studying antimicrobial pharmacodynamics/ pharmacokinetics and resistance. She also performs health services research involving antimicrobial stewardships, risk factors and outcomes of resistant infections.

Assoc Prof Kwa has authored more than 60 publications and is a reviewer for many scientific journals.