Infectious Disease Clinic at Farrer Park Medical Centre (IDS@Farrer) is the fourth and newest specialist clinic established by the Infectious Disease Specialists ™ Group. It handles both common infections and those that are caused or related to complex medical conditions such as multiple organ failure, HIV/AIDS, and cancer.
The clinic, which serves Singapore residents, expatriates, and medical travellers from regional countries, also offers pre-travel advice and comprehensive vaccinations. The clinic’s specialists are highly experienced infectious disease specialists and are accredited by the Specialist Accreditation Board, Ministry of Health and Singapore Medical Council. They are also Fellows of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (Infectious Diseases).
Dr. Wong Sin Yew, the former head of Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s department of infectious diseases and clinical director of communicable disease centre, has over 25 years of practice experience and has been in private practice for over 15 years. He holds an MBBS degree and Masters in Internal Medicine from Singapore and was a clinical and research postdoctoral fellow in infectious diseases at Stanford University School of Medicine and Research Institute (United States).
The clinic’s other infectious disease specialist is Dr. Lam Mun San. She also has an MBBS degree and Masters in Internal Medicine from Singapore and was a clinical and research postdoctoral fellow in infectious diseases at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA. She has over 25 years of experience and has been in private practice for over 15 years.
Aside from their private practice, both specialists continue to serve as visiting consultants at public hospitals and in teaching and mentoring senior residents specialising in infectious diseases.
Dr. Lam Mun San is one of the founding partners of Infectious Disease Specialists (IDS) Group. She offers specialist inpatient services at various hospitals including Mt. Alvernia Hospital, Mt. Elizabeth Orchard, Mt. Elizabeth Novena Hospital, and Farrer Park Hospital. She also offers outpatient services at the group’s clinics, namely Infection & Vaccination Consultants at Mt. Elizabeth Orchard, Infection Vaccination Centre at Mt. Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, and Infectious Disease Clinic at Farrer Park Medical Centre. Dr. Lam graduated from the National University of Singapore where she completed both her MBBS degree (1983) and Masters in Internal Medicine (1998). She then became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in the UK (MRCP). Prior to going into private practice, she served as the head of Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s travellers’ health and vaccination centre.
Dr. Wong Sin Yew completed his MBBS degree (1984), Masters in Internal Medicine (1989), and advanced training in infectious diseases in Singapore. He currently helps to manage the Infectious Disease Specialist Group, building it into an organisation that focuses on enhancing patient care and safety. He offers inpatient care at Mt. Elizabeth Orchard, Gleneagles, Mt. Elizabeth Novena, and Farrer Park Hospitals. He also offers specialist outpatient care at IDS Group’s clinics and his clinic at Gleneagles Medical Centre. In addition, he serves on various committees at the Ministry of Health and restructured hospitals. Dr. Wong, who previously served as the head of the department of infectious diseases and clinical director of communicable disease centre at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, is the SMA representative on the Workplace Safety Health Council. He served two terms as an elected member of the Singapore Medical Council until November 2012.