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Adj Assoc Prof Tiah Ling

Adj Assoc Prof Tiah Ling

MBBS, MRCSEd (A&E), FAMS (Emergency Medicine), MPH, GDPM

Senior Consultant

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Emergency Medicine Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital

Profile

Dr Tiah Ling graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) with a medical degree in 1996, completed specialty training in emergency medicine in 2006 and has been working as an emergency medicine specialist at Changi General Hospital (CGH) since. She was awarded the medical research fellowship from both the National Medical Research Council at the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Maryland USA in 2008.

Dr Tiah obtained her Masters of Public Health and was involved in a variety of field work in different parts of Africa and Asia, focusing on needs assessment, systems evaluation, training curriculum development and program monitoring. She has been actively involved in QI efforts, EBM teaching and research since returning to CGH in 2010.

Education

  • Graduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, 2017 
  • International Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Department of Emergency Medicine and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2010
  • Master of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Department of Emergency Medicine and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2009
  • Emergency Medicine Physician (MRCSEd, Accident & Emergency Medicine), Royal College of Surgeons of   Edinburgh, 2006
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), National University of Singapore, 1996

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Clinical Lecturer - Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
  • EBM Teaching Faculty - SingHealth Residency Program
  • Examination Committee Member for Critical Appraisal Topic - JCST Exit Examinations Committee (Emergency Medicine)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor - Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Head of Research - Clinical Trials and Research Unit, Changi General Hospital, Singapore
  • Primary Member (CGH Representative) - Research Council, Office of Research, Singapore Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre, Singapore Health Services
  • Primary Member (CGH Representative) - Research Space and Infrastructure Committee, Singapore Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre, Singapore Health Services
  • Member of Institutional Review Board - Singapore University of Technology and Design

Awards

  • Medical – Outstanding Educator Award, Changi General Hospital, 2017
  • Reviewer Recognition Award - Singapore Medical Journal, Singapore Medical Association, 2016
  • Outstanding Research Mentor Award - Wong Hong Boon Research Society (Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore) and Singapore Medical Association Charity Fund, 2014
  • Outstanding Faculty Award - Emergency Medicine Residency, Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd, 2014
  • Faculty Appreciation Award - Transitional Year ACGME-I Residency Program, Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd, 2014
  • Gold Award, Caring Awards - Eastern Health Alliance, Singapore, 2014
  • PS21 Star Service Award 2014 - Public Service Division, The Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore, 2014
  • Best Educator Award (Medical Postgraduate) - Changi General Hospital, Singapore, 2013
  • Healthcare Humanity Award 2012 - The Courage Fund, Singapore, 2012
  • Outstanding Mentor Award - Transitional Year ACGME-I Residency Program, Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd, 2011
  • National Medical Research Council – Medical Research Fellowship Award , Ministry of Health, Singapore, 2008-2010
  • Young Investigator Award - Society of Emergency Medicine in Singapore, 2003

Research Interests

Publications

1. Hong-Choon Oh, Wai-Leng Chow, Peter Looi, Ling Tiah, Pak-Liang Goh, Hoon-Chin Steven Lim and Mohan Tiruchittampalam. Patient experience enhancement at Accident and Emergency Department: Junior doctor manpower reallocation optimization. Journal of Management Science and Engineering 2(3), 193-208(2017).

2. Chan JSI, Tin AS, Chow WL, Tiah L, Mohan T, Lee CE. Frequent attenders at the emergency department: an analysis of characteristics and utilisation trends. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare 2017 Jun.

3. Lee MH, Fook-Chong S, Wah W, Shin SD, Nishiuchi T, Ko PCI, Naroo GY, Wong KD, Tiah L, Monsomboon A, Siddiqui FJ, Ong MEH; PAROS Clinical Research Network. Effect of known history of heart disease on survival outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. Emergency Medicine Australasia 2017 Apr. doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.12809.

4. Chia MY, Lu QS, Rahman NH, Doctor NE, Nishiuchi T, Leong BS, Tham LP, Goh ES, Tiah L, Monsomboon A, Ong ME; PAROS Clinical Research Network. Characteristics and outcomes of young adults who suffered an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Resuscitation 2017 Feb;111:34-40. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2016.11.019.

5. HN Gan, L Tiah, SW Lee, WY Lee. Assessing the inter-rater reliability and agreement of a hybrid assessment framework in the emergency department. European Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016, 23(6):430-434.

6. HN Gan, YGK Goh, L Tiah. Resident as Teacher: General Needs Assessment in Emergency Medicine. Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015, 22(4):226-234.

7. Tiah L, Kajino K, Alsakaf O, Bautista DCT, Ong MEH, Lie D, Naroo GY, Doctor NE, Chia MYC, Gan HN. Does Pre-hospital Endotracheal Intubation Improve Survival in Adults with Non-traumatic Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest? A Systematic Review. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine 2014, 15(7):749-757. doi:10.5811/westjem.2014.9.20291.

8. JLJ Quah, S Yap, SO Cheah, YY Ng, E.S Goh, N Doctor, BSH Leong, L Tiah, MYC Chia, MEH Ong. Knowledge of Signs and Symptoms of Heart Attack and Stroke among Singapore Residents. BioMed Research International, vol. 2014, Article ID 572425, 8 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/572425.

9. BE Putra, L Tiah. The Mortality in Emergency Department Sepsis Score as a Predictor of 1-Month Mortality among Adult Patients with Sepsis: Weighing the Evidence. ISRN Emergency Medicine, vol. 2013, Article ID 896802, 6 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/896802.

10. Hock Ong ME, Fook-Chong S, Annathurai A, Ang SH, Tiah L, Yong KL, Koh ZX, Yap S, Sultana P. Improved neurologically intact survival with the use of an automated, load-distributing band chest compression device for cardiac arrest presenting to the emergency department. Crit Care. 2012 Aug 3;16(4):R144. doi: 10.1186/cc11456

11. MEH Ong, L Tiah, BSH Leong, ECC Tan, VYK Ong, EAT Tan, BY Poh, PP Pek, Y Chen. A randomised, double-blind, multi-centre trial comparing vasopressin and adrenaline in patients with cardiac arrest presenting to or in the Emergency Department. Resuscitation 2012, 83(8):953-960.

12. ECC Tan, L Tiah, WCC Chong. Direct Observation as a Focused Teaching Tool for Doctors Newly Posted to the Emergency Department. Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine 2012, 19(2):77-84.

13. Tiah L, Lee WY, Mohan T. The Use of Individual Performance Metrics to Reduce Prescription Errors in the Emergency Department. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare 2011, 20:174-180.

14. Thng SY, Tiah L, Tan ECC. Perceptions of High-fidelity Simulation Teaching by Non-specialist Doctors in an Emergency Department in Singapore. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare 2011, 20:145-150.

15. MEH Ong, A Annathuria, A Shahida, BSH Leong, VYK Ong, L Tiah, SH Ang, KL Yong, P Sultana. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation interrupts with use of a load-distributing band device during emergency department cardiac arrest. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2010; 76:388-396.

16. MEH Ong, XY Yan, EH Tan, XY Yan, P Anushia, SH Lim, BSH Leong, VYK Ong, L Tiah, S Yap, J Overton, V Anantharaman. Comparison of chest compression only and standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Singapore. Resuscitation 2008; 78, 119-126.

17. MEH Ong, XY Yan, EH Tan, XY Yan, P Anushia, SH Lim, BSH Leong, VYK Ong, L Tiah, S Yap, J Overton, V Anantharaman. An observational study describing the geographic-time distribution of cardiac arrests in Singapore: What is the utility of geographic information systems for planning public access defibrillation? (PADS Phase I). Resuscitation 2008; 76:388-396.

18. MEH Ong, EH Tan, FSP Ng, S Yap , P Anushia, BSH Leong, VYK Ong, L Tiah, SH Lim, V Anantharaman. Comparison of termination-of-resuscitation guidelines for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Singapore EMS. Resuscitation 2007; 75:244-251.

19. MEH Ong, XY Yan, G Lau, EH Tan, P Anushia, BSH Leong, VYK Ong, L Tiah, S Yap, SH Lim, V Anantharaman. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occurring in primary health care facilities in Singapore. Resuscitation 2007; 74:38-43.

20. SH Goh, L Tiah, HC Lim, EK Ng. Disaster preparedness: experience from a smoke inhalation mass casualty incident. European Journal of Emergency Medicine 2006; 13(6): 330-334.

21. L Tiah, SH Goh. Sigmoid volvulus: Diagnostic twists and turns. European Journal of Emergency Medicine 2006; 13: 84-87.

22. SH Goh, L Tiah, SM Lai. When the stork arrives unannounced: Seven years of emergency deliveries in a non-obstetric general hospital. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore 2005; 34:432-436.

23. L Tiah, E Wong, MFJ Chien, SP Sadarangani. Should there be a change in the teaching of airway management in the medical school curriculum? Resuscitation 2005; 64(1):87-91.

Research Trials