MSS (SpMed) (Hons),
ProfileDr Teoh obtained her Masters in Sports Medicine (Honours) from the United States of America in 1994, becoming Singapore’s first female sports and exercise medicine specialist. She is also a qualified acupuncturist.
In her daily clinical practice, Dr Teoh cares for competitive and recreational athletes as well as people who simply enjoy exercising and keeping active. Indelibly impacted by her 19 days at the London 2012 Paralympics, her energies now extend to promoting sports and physical activity for the physically impaired and older persons, in addition to serving children and youth.
For 30 years, Dr Teoh has been the attending team physician to Singapore’s elite athletes at major games. She was appointed Chief Medical Officer for Team Singapore to numerous games including the SEA, ASEAN Para, Commonwealth, Asian, Youth Olympic, Olympic and Paralympic Games. Between 2014 and 2018, she also led the medical support team for Singapore Schools to the annual ASEAN Schools Games.
Dr Teoh is currently Chair of the Therapeutic Use Exemption Committees of Anti-Doping Singapore, Women in Sport Committee of the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC), and Advisory Committee of the School of Sports, Health and Leisure of Republic Polytechnic (RP); Member of the RP Board of Governors, Active SG Academies and Clubs Para Sport Advisory Panel, and Medical Commission of SNOC; Director to the Board of the Singapore Sports School and Singapore Bowling Pte Ltd; Medical Advisor to Basketball Association of Singapore; and Past President of Sports Medicine Association of Singapore.
In the international arena, Dr Teoh was former Secretary of the Medical Committee of the International Hockey Federation (FIH). She has contributed significantly as a Member of the Anti-Doping Committee of the International Paralympic Committee and TUE Expert Group of the World Anti-Doping Agency, working behind the scenes at both the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games. As a member of the Anti-Doping and Medical Commission of the Commonwealth Games Federation, she was actively involved in the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
In recognition of her long-standing service to Team Singapore, Dr Teoh was awarded the Public Service Medal at the National Day Awards 2019. In 2020, she was a winner in the Healthcare Humanity Awards for founding and leading PlayBuddy, an inclusive sports playgroup for children with varying physical abilities run entirely by volunteers. She received the National Healthcare Group (NHG) Outstanding Citizenship Award in 2022 for her contributions to NHG and taking on additional responsibilities outside her own portfolio.
Aside from her medical profession, Dr Teoh is also a certified facilitator of Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People personal leadership development solution, and finds great satisfaction in mentoring young adults. She hikes, runs and swims to keep fit and scuba dives for leisure, slowing down from her competitive days in track and field, squash and the marathon.