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Professor Leo Yee-Sin

Professor Leo Yee-Sin

Professor Leo Yee Sin

Executive Director


Clinical Interests
HIV Medicine, Communicable Diseases, General Infectious Diseases, Outbreak Disease Management

Language(s) spoken
English, Mandarin

Professor LEO Yee Sin, an adult Infectious Disease specialist, is the Executive Director of the National Centre of Infectious Diseases.

Professor Leo is known for leading her team battling through multiple outbreaks in Singapore in recent decades. Her encounters include the Nipah outbreak in 1999, SARS in 2003, pandemic influenza in 2009 and multiple surges of vector-borne diseases including the recent zika outbreak in Singapore.

Her work won her many awards including the most prestigious Public Service Star in recognition of her contributions during the SARS outbreak. Other awards include the Excellence Star Award in 2005, the Red Ribbon Award in 2014 and the National Healthcare Group (NHG) Distinguished Senior Clinician Award in 2016.

Professor Leo is extremely active in academic advancement. Her key research interests are emerging infectious diseases, dengue, and HIV. Her recent focus on point-of-care testing (POCT) attests to her work in improving patient care and outbreak control. To date Professor Leo has published more than 200 scientific papers and is highly sought after as an advisor and conference speaker.

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