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Senior Consultant
Division of Paediatric Neurology
Khoo Teck Puat -
National University Children's Medical Institute
National University Hospital

Department of Paediatrics
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore

Professor Low Poh Sim is a Senior Consultant Paediatrician and is one of Singapore’s leading specialists in Paediatric Neurology.

Her long and distinguished career of 40 years has seen her hold key appointments, including being Chairperson at the Khoo Teck Puat-National University Children’s Medical Institute, National University Health System (NUHS), Head of the Department of Paediatrics at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and the National University Hospital (NUH) as well as Associate Dean at the NUH. She has also been the Head of the Division of Paediatric Neurology and Developmental Paediatrics and is a member of several medical advisory panels.

As Head of the NUH Division of Paediatric Neurology, she has led the team to develop greater capabilities in clinical services and led the development of new and essential clinical services and programmes in the area of paediatric neurology. She also oversaw the development of the Child Development Unit at Jurong Medical Centre. Through her commitment and dedication, the Unit has been very successful in reaching out to children with special developmental needs and learning problems.

Over the years, Prof Low has also nurtured and mentored many young paediatricians, many of whom are now established paediatricians and leaders in the profession. The NUS Department of Paediatrics is well-known for its post-graduate training programmes. As Chairman of the Specialist Training Committee for Paediatric Medicine for a period of eight years, she played a major role in the training and assessment of a new generation of young paediatricians for Singapore. She has been appointed by the NUS as the Chief Examiner for the Master of Medicine in Paediatrics, a post she has served faithfully in for the past 20 years. With the introduction of the residency programme for post-graduate training in Singapore, Prof Low has continued to play a seminal role in maintaining national training and assessment standards as a member of the Residency Advisory Committee and the Chief Examiner for Paediatric Medicine. 

Prof Low’s sustained involvement in and commitment to the area of clinical care and student development are all the more remarkable because of her concurrent work in clinical paediatric neurology research. Her research work has resulted in the publication of several scientific papers in high-impact peer reviewed journals.

In recognition of her outstanding contribution throughout her entire medical career to elevating the quality of public healthcare services in Singapore, Professor Low Poh Sim is awarded Lifetime Achievement Award.