MBBCh, BAO (Dublin) MRCOG (UK) FAMS (Singapore)
Dr Quek Swee Chong is a specialist in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the ASC clinic for Women in Gleneagles Hospital. He was formerly Senior Consultant & Head, Pre-invasive Disease & Screening Unit, Department of Gynaecological Oncology, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital. He previouslyserved on the board of the International Federation of Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology and was a former president of the Society of Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology of Singapore.
He received his undergraduate medical training in Dublin, Ireland, before working as an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist in London, UK for several years, including 3 years as a clinical research fellow. He has been working in Singapore since 2000 and in addition to being on the faculty of both the Yong Loo Lin Medical School and the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, also travels and lectures extensively on the subject of cervical cancer prevention. His special interest is in the area of prevention of gynaecological cancers, particularly cancer of the cervix.
He has a passion for teaching and training doctors and healthcare workers in under-privileged areas and has worked with the International Agency for Research into Cancer (IARC, WHO) to train many doctors in Thailand, Vietnam, China, Africa and India. He has authored several books and book chapters including ”Cervical and Lower Genital Tract Precancer 3ed” (2014, Wiley), “Lower Genital Tract Precancer 2ed“ (2000, Blackwell Science) and is presently working on another book on cervical cancer prevention.
His research work includes real-time detection of cervical cancer and precancer, pap smear screening, HPV testing, and was involved in the clinical trials for HPV vaccines for the prevention of cervical cancer.
He has lectured extensively, both regionally and internationally in the area of cervical cancer prevention and runs several training courses a year in colposcopy and treatment of cervical dysplasia.
The Himalayan Women’s Health Project was started in 2009 by Dr Quek and it continues to provide humanitarian medical assistance to the women of Ladakh, India. To date more than 9,000 women have been screened for cervical cancer and many of them have received treatment for precancer and cancer of the cervix. From 2020 this aid will be expanded to help women in Nepal as well.