Dr. Saw Huat Seong
|MBBS (Malaya, Malaysia), FRACS (Gen Surg), FAMS (Thoracic Surg), FACC, FRCST (Hon)
|English, Mandarin Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Indonesia, Hokkien Dialect, Teochew Dialect
Dr. Saw Huat Seong is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon.
Dr. Saw graduated M.B.B.S. from the University of Malaya and thereafter proceeded to post-graduate studies in Australia, London and New York.
On return to Malaysia, he rose from lecturer to Professor and finally to the Head of Department of Surgery at the University of Malaya. When he relocated to Singapore, he was appointed Adjunct Professor and the first Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the National University of Singapore.
Dr. Saw is a member of several professional societies and associations. He has received several awards and honours including the Sir Frederick Galleghan Award in 1979, the Sarawak Datukship in 1990 and the Sarawak State Silver Medal in 2003. In 2009, he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand.
Knowledge dissemination factors strongly in his rich profile. He has published and lectured extensively both at home and internationally. And for these activities he has been honoured with professorships at the Beijing Medical University, the Xian Medical University and the University of Malaysia, Sarawak (UNIMAS).
Over the years, he has sat on several hospital Medical Advisory Committees, and has chaired the Tissue Committee, the Gleneagles Hospital Medical Advisory Board and the Specialty Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery of Singapore Academy of Medicine.
For all his contributions, the only legacy he wants to be remembered for was his push to have a Tissue Committee in Mount Elizabeth Hospital. Today it is a requirement by the Ministry of Health in Singapore that all hospitals must have Tissue Committees.