|MBBS(S’pore), DAvMed(UK), MMED(Psychiatry), FAMS
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Dr Wong Sheau Hwa is a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist and Aviation Medicine Physician. He is currently the Director of SH Wong Sleep and Psychological Wellness Clinic. Dr Wong has been practising in the public service over the past 26 years. He holds a special interest in the practice of Sleep Medicine, helping patients who suffer from sleep disorders such as insomnia, as well as helping the healthy to manage their sleep and fatigue issues.
He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1996, subsequently completed his post-graduate training in Aviation Medicine with the Republic of Singapore Airforce (RSAF), Royal Airforce and King’s College London. He earned his Master’s Degree of Medicine (Psychiatry) from the National University of Singapore in 2005.
Prior to private practice, Dr Wong was a Senior Consultant in Psychiatry and Aviation Medicine with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). In 2013, he received the SAF post-graduate studies award to further his training in Sleep Medicine, as a visiting Scholar to the Stanford University School of Medicine-Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Medicine, Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital, and the Zeitzer Circadian Research Laboratory. He also previously served as Head, Psychological Care Centre of the SAF Military Medicine Institute, where he was awarded the National Day Award’s Commendation Medal for his work.
His last appointment was with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore as the Deputy Chairman of the Civil Aviation Medical Board, where he worked closely with the aviation community on mental wellness promotion, peer support programme development, fatigue management and sleep health for pilots and air traffic controllers.
He has special interests in the following areas:
1. “Review of Sleep Studies Of Patients With Chronic Insomnia At A Sleep Disorder Unit.” Singapore Med J 2015; 56(6): 317-323
2. “Modafinil As a Stimulant For Military Aviators.” Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance 2019; 90(5):480-483
3. “Proposed Data-driven Approach For Occupational Risk Management of Aircrew Fatigue.” Safety and Health At Work Journal 2021; 12(4):462-470
He was admitted as a Fellow with the Academy of Medicine Singapore in 2013 and is a founding member in its Chapter of Sleep Medicine Physicians, and member in its Section of Neuropsychiatry. In 2022, he was admitted as a Fellow with the Aerospace Medicine Association (AsMA, USA), as well as an Academician with the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine (IAASM, International Civil Aviation Organisation). He still serves as a lecturer (Mental Health) on the post-graduate certificate course in Aviation Medicine for Medical Examiners and Assessors, jointly conducted by the Singapore Aviation Academy and the IAASM.
• Member, and Medical Assessor of the Civil Aviation Medical Board, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
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