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Assoc Prof Lai Siang Hui

Assoc Prof Lai Siang Hui

​MBBS, DMJ (Path), FRCPath, Adjunct Associate Professor

Senior Consultant

Specialty: Pathology

Sub-specialties: Histopathology

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Anatomical Pathology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital


Prior to joining the Department of Pathology, SGH, Associate Professor Lai was Consultant Forensic Pathologist at the Health Sciences Authority, Singapore, where he was Head (Research) and later Head (Training & Education). He is currently Pathology Residency Director at SingHealth and holds teaching positions at various local universities.

Besides usual work commitments, Dr Lai finds time for other professional and social activities. He is currently Editor of Proceeding of Singapore Healthcare, President of the Medico-Legal Society of Singapore and Board Member and Faculty at the Centre of Medical Ethics and Professionalism of the Singapore Medical Association.

Dr Lai is married with two children and spends his limited spare time mostly with his family. Last, but not least, he is also lay minister at his church where he serves as leader and is privileged to share from the pulpit occasionally.


  • ​MBBS (NUS, Singapore 1995) 
  • DMJ(Path) with Distinction 
  • FRCPath 

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Consultant Pathologist, Department of Pathology, Singapore General Hospital 
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore 
  • Adj Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University 
  • Member of Specialist Training Committee (Pathology-Main Committee) 
  • SGH CPC Co-ordinator, Singapore General Hospital. 
  • Visiting Consultant, National Heart Centre, Singapore 
  • Medico-Legal Secretary, Singapore   Vice President 
  • Medical Alumni Association (Southern Branch)   Honorary Secretary 
  • Henderson Community Club Management Committee Member 
  • Reviewer, Singapore Medical Journal (2006, 2007) 
  • Reviewer, Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore (2006, 2007) 
  • Reviewer, SGH Proceedings (2007) 
  • Reviewer, Cardiovascular Pathology (2008) 
  • Chief Judge (Posters – Scientific), SGH ASM 2008 
  • Vice President , Medico-Legal Secretary, Singapore    
  • Honorary Secretary, Medical Alumni Association (Southern Branch) 
  • Member, Henderson Community Club Management Committee


Research Interests

  • ​Education
  • Neuro-Oncology with NNI and NCCS
  • Cardiovascular with NHCS


  • Contributing author. Coroner’s Practice in Medical Cases Monograph Series, Singapore Academy of Law and Subordinate Courts of Singapore. Academic Publishing, 2008. 
  • G Lau, Lai SH. Forensic Histopathology. Chapter 13 in Volume 5 of Forensic Pathology Reviews, Chapter 13, pp239-265. Edited by Michael Tsokos. Humana Press 2008. 
  • SH Lai, ES Teo, Gilbert Lau. Fatalities from enterovirus infection during an epidemic of hand, foot and mouth disease in Singapore: post-mortem findings. In: Enterovirus Infection in Singapore – With particular reference to the EV71 outbreak in 2000; pp 84-103. Monograph published in 2002 by Institute of Environmental Epidemiology, Ministry of the Environment, Singapore. 
  • Lai SH, Teo CES. Buprenorphine related deaths in Singapore. Annals, Academy of Medicine 2006 July; 35(7): 508-511. 
  • Tan HH, Ong WMC, Lai SH, Chow WC. Nimesulide-induced hepatotoxicity and fatal hepatic failure. Singapore Med J 2007; 48(6): 582-585 
  • Jason So Villano, Bryan Ogden, Angela Goh, Lai Siang Hui, Pierce K.H. Chow Cerebellar abscess in a cynomolgus macaque (Macaca fascicularis). Journal of Medical Primatology Feb 2008: 37(s1); 82–87 
  • Nelson K. F. Chen, Jen San Wong, Irene H. C. Kee, Siang Hui Lai, Choon Hua Thng, Wai Har Ng, Robert T. H. Ng, Soo Yong Tan, Shu Yen Lee, Mark E. H. Tan, Jaichandran Sivalingam, Pierce K. H. Chow, Oi Lian Kon. Nonvirally Modified Autologous Primary Hepatocytes Correct Diabetes and Prevent Target Organ Injury in a Large Preclinical Model. PLoS One 2008 Mar 5; 3 (3): e1734. 
  • K Ong, SH Lai, KP Wee. A case of acute necrotising eosinophilic myocarditis with an associated raised mycoplasma serology: an incidental finding or a causal association? Pathology 2008; 40(4): 410-413. 
  • Lee S, Goh BT, Lai SH, Tideman H, Stoelinga PJ, Jansen JA. Peri-implant and systemic release of metallic elements following insertion of a mandibular modular endoprosthesis in Macaca fascicularis. Acta Biomater 2009 Nov; 5(9): 3640-6. 
  • An octogenarian with painless type A aortic dissection and cardiac tamponade. Chin CW, Koh N, Wong A, Lai SH, Chao V. Postgrad Med J. 2012 Dec; 88(1046): 729-30. 
  • Kohli SK, Lim YP, Lai SH, Tan JW, Taggart D, Kharbanda R, Carrié D, Boudou N. How should I treat stent dislodgement in a STEMI patient resulting in dissection of left main and left circumflex arteries?  EuroIntervention. 2013 Aug 22;9(4):527-31. 

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