The Asian American Liver Centre (AALC), which is led by renowned hepatobiliary and liver surgeon, Dr. Tan Kai Chah, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Asian American Medical Group (AAMG). AALC, which was established in Singapore in 1994, was formerly known as the Asian Centre for Liver Diseases and Transplantation.
AAMG has been listed on the Australian Securities Exchange since September 2009. In October 2012, it announced its strategic collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre (UPMC) in the USA. This collaboration allows both parties to enhance their capabilities through rigorous quality standards and shared protocols. It has also created a platform for AAMG to expand across Asia through more collaboration with healthcare partners in the region.
AALC offers both outpatient and inpatient facilities, as well as services for international patients to provide comprehensive and seamless patient care. The multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses, and allied healthcare professionals, led by Dr. Tan Kai Chah, takes care of all aspects to provide optimal care for AALC’s patients.
AALC is one of the largest private liver centres in Southeast Asia and is now directly linked to one of the world’s most recognised transplantation programmes through UPMC. Given its vast experience and a highly successful Living Donor Liver Transplantation (LDLT) programme, AALC has remained an important referral centre for the treatment of acute liver failure and liver transplants.
<p>Dr. Tan Kai Chah graduated from the University of Malaya (Malaysia) in 1978 and obtained his advanced training in paediatric surgery, paediatric hepatobiliary, and liver transplant surgery in the United Kingdom. From 1988 to 1994, he was appointed consultant surgeon and teacher in surgery at the University of London (UK).</p> <p>Dr. Tan has carried out more than 400 liver transplant procedures in the United Kingdom, many of which, he had pioneered. Upon his return to Singapore, he set up the Asian Centre for Liver Diseases and Transplantation (ACLDT), which was recognised for being the first private medical centre in Southeast Asia to have successfully performed over 200 living donor liver transplants in 2012. </p> <p>ACLDT was subsequently re-branded as Asian American Liver Centre (AALC) in 2013, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Asian American Medical Group (AAMG) and was listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in 2009. </p> <p>As a recognised expert in his field, he has published and lectured extensively on hepatobiliary and liver transplantation surgery. He has also co-edited a textbook entitled “The Practice of <a href="https://www.docdoc.com/info/procedure/liver-transplant-surgery">Liver Transplantation</a>”. Dr. Tan has continued to train young surgeons from Asian countries in the field of hepatobiliary and liver transplant surgery. Many have returned to set up similar centres in their home countries.</p>
<p>Dr. Lee Kang Hoe graduated from the University of Cambridge (UK) and completed his internship with Professor Sir Roy Calne at Addenbrooke’s Hospital (UK). He attended the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (USA) where he completed his Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine from 1993 to 1995 and was awarded the Fellow of the Year in 1994. From 1994 to 1995, Dr. Lee performed research with Professor Michael Pinsky at UPMC on acute lung injury. Upon his return to Singapore, he served as a lecturer in medicine and later on promoted as an associate professor at the National University of Singapore. He was also the medical director of the National University Hospital’s intensive care unit (“ICU”) where he started the liver dialysis programme in 2000. In 2005, Dr. Lee joined Gleneagles Hospital as director of ICU and since then, he has been working with the Asian American Liver Centre. He expanded the centre’s liver dialysis programme to include other devices and helped to set up a dedicated liver ICU for the management of liver failure and liver transplant patients. Dr. Lee, who has published extensively in the field of critical care and liver transplant, was one of the founding members of the Society of Intensive Care Medicine and was a member of the Specialist Training Committee for Intensive Care Medicine and Respiratory Medicine.</p>