Dr Cynthia Kew Chia Yng is an obstetrician and gynaecologist practising at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore. She specialises in antenatal care and the delivery of babies, general gynaecology, endometriosis management, advanced laparoscopy (keyhole surgery) and hysteroscopic surgery for gynaecological conditions like fibroids and cysts.
Since graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from the National University of Singapore in year 2000, she entered into specialist training and subsequently obtained the postgraduate qualification Masters of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2005. Dr Kew was awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) award in 2009 for further training in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Endometriosis, which she completed in Sydney, Australia.
Before setting up her own practice at Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, she was a Consultant in the KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital. She held the position of Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre overseeing the training and accreditation of both local and foreign specialists in the areas of laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery.
She had been actively involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the specialty of O&G. She held the title of Associate Programme Director of the Singhealth Residency Program in O&G, the largest postgraduate training programme for the specialty in Singapore. Her other academic appointments included Adjunct Assistant Professor in Duke-NUS School of Medicine and Clinical Senior Lecturer in Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
Her specialty interest in endometriosis since her return from HMDP training led her to organise public forums and give lectures to specialists-in-training on the subject. She spearheaded the set up of the KK Hospital Endometriosis Centre and is on the expert panel of consultants.
She has received multiple awards for excellence in patient care and service including the Excellent Service Award 2008, Singapore Health Quality Service Award 2012-2013 and the Service From The Heart Award 2013.
Dr Kew has been the course director for several laparoscopy courses and invited to be the surgical trainer and speaker for international and local congresses and workshops. She continues to participate actively in training and education, and remains a visiting consultant and advanced laparoscopy/ hysteroscopy trainer at KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital.
Dr Kew has published in peer-reviewed journals and has been quoted in media articles and written on O&G topics for magazines. She was featured on the TV and Radio Programme 'Body & Soul' to discuss the topic of endometriosis and conducted live demonstrations using a laparoscopic trainer.
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore
Master of Medicine (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)
Fellow of The Academy of Medicine, Singapore