Professor Fatimah Lateef is a Senior Consultant, Director of Undergraduate Training and Education as well as Director of Clinical Service and Quality at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital. She is also Adjunct Professor at the Duke-NUS Medical School and National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. She teaches part-time at the School of Health Sciences, Nanyang Polytechnic as well. Her areas of sub-specialisation include Prehospital Care Medicine, Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Emergencies. She is also highly involved in medical education and research. She has worked in various countries including both the UK and USA and served as an International Consultant to MaxHealthcare, India.
A strong advocate of lifelong learning and empowerment, she has presented more than 500 abstracts at international conferences, published over 200 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and is on the editorial board and reviewer for some 40 international journals. Prof Fatimah leads various leadership groups, grooming youths and doctors to excel, which is also befitting her role as a core faculty, nurturing residents in Emergency Medicine. She is active in simulation-based and technology-driven education including serious gaming.
For her work in the various fields, Prof Fatimah has been conferred awards such as Young Investigator’s Award (1998), Excellent Scientific Publication Award (2001), Best Teacher Award (2002), Laerdal Visiting Lectureship Award (2003), Courage Award (2004), National Healthcare Humanity Award (2005), The Outstanding Young Person of Singapore (2006), Good Mentor Award, SingHealth (2005), The Outstanding Young Person of the World Award (2006), Woman for Peace Award, Sokka Gakkai International, (2007), Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, NUS (2008), Singapore Medical Journal Recognition Award for Review with Distinction, (2007—2012), Critical Talent Retention Award, SingHealth, Excellent Educator Award 2016 and The Academy of Medicine, Gold Reviewer Award ( 2011), Deans Awards for Excellence in Clinical Training/ Teaching 2016 from The National University of Singapore and The National Day Long Service Award 2017 amongst others.
Prof Fatimah continues to work full time, with a fulfilling career in Emergency Medicine, balancing clinical work with research and education, as well as her political and community responsibilities as an elected Member of Parliament in Singapore, for 15 years now. She has participated in three General Elections. For recreation, she enjoys mountain climbing, cooking, reading and she has completed 15 full marathons.