Dr Colin Phipps is a haematologist practising at Mount Elizabeth Hospitals and Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore.
He specialises in lymphoma and blood cancers, and haematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Dr Phipps received his medical degree from the National University of Ireland in 2002 and subsequently completed internal medicine residency and specialist training in haematology at Singapore General Hospital (SGH).
He was awarded the HMDP fellowship to pursue subspecialty training in lymphoma and bone marrow transplantation at the renowned Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle.
Dr Phipps spent 10 years with the department of haematology at SGH. There, he was appointed as lymphoma director in 2012 and helped build the lymphoma programme, later becoming the lymphoma lead for the SingHealth-DUKE Blood Cancer Centre, which brought together lymphoma teams from SGH and National Cancer Centre Singapore.
He has overseen the management of hundreds of patients with complex blood cancers, including resistant lymphomas and those undergoing transplantation. He also headed numerous pharmaceutical-sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical trials that have allowed patients access to many novel treatments.
Dr Phipps is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate training of young doctors in Singapore. He has held roles including postgraduate mentor and senior lecturer with NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, as well as MBBS examiner and assistant adjunct professor with DUKE-NUS Medical School.
He has authored more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including Transplantation, Critical Reviews in Oncology-Haematology, and Bone Marrow Transplantation. His expertise in the field of lymphoma and bone marrow transplantation has led him to serve as advisor to numerous regional and international expert panels and education programmes.
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Ireland
Member of the Royal College of Physicians, UK
Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, UK