Dr Chew Min Hoe is a general and colorectal surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore.
He has a special interest in minimally invasive colorectal surgery, as well as advanced pelvic tumour surgery for locally advanced primary and recurrent pelvic cancers. He works with a multidisciplinary team including urologists, orthopaedic surgeons, gynaecologists and plastic surgeons, and is experienced in resecting difficult locally advanced tumours.
He also has an interest in genetic counselling for patients and high-risk family members with hereditary colorectal cancer and syndromes. He has expertise in advanced endoscopy, and perianal surgery such as staple, laser and conventional haemorrhoidectomy, fistula-in-ano and anal fissures.
He was the founding head and senior consultant in the department of surgery at Sengkang General Hospital, and subsequently the division chairman of surgery.
Dr Chew graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with bachelor degrees and a master's degree in surgery. He became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK and went to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney for his fellowship. In completing his general surgery training, he subspecialised in colorectal surgery.
With 20 years of experience practising medicine, he has performed more than 80 pelvic exenteration surgeries in Singapore.
Besides his clinical work, he is an adjunct associate professor at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and at Duke-NUS Medical School. He has served in various administrative positions at SingHealth and Sengkang General Hospital such as member of the Academic Medicine Council for Surgery ACP and various other safety-, quality- and operating theatre-related positions.
He was the executive committee member and treasurer of the Society of Colorectal Surgeons (Singapore), and is at present, a council member of the College of Surgeons, Singapore.
Dr Chew has received several awards including the Singapore Health Quality Service Award, SingHealth Excellence Award's Distinguished Young Leader, and Singapore Health Gamechanger Award. He has also been awarded The Public Administration Medal (Bronze) at the National Day Awards 2020 and the Singapore Health Quality Service Award (Hero Award) in 2021 for his efforts in the COVID pandemic.
MBBS (NUS, Singapore)
M Med (Surg) (NUS, Singapore)
FRCSEd (Gen Surg) (RCS, Edinburgh, United Kingdom)