A/Professor Mahesh Choolani
MBBS, FRCOG, FRANZCOG, MMED, FAMS (OG), FAMS (CS), PhD
Senior Consultant, High Risk Pregnancy Unit
NUH, Director of Research, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, NUS
A/Professor Mahesh Choolani is the principle Founder of INEX. He served as Chairman since the company’s inception in 2006 and was a key driver in the successful development of INEX from a small biotech start-up to a leading women’s health diagnostic company. In February 2014, he continued as non-executive director of INEX and manages the strategic and scientific objectives of the company.
He leads the High-Risk pregnancy Unit of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division at the National University Hospital (NUH), where he and his team were instrumental in the development of the breakthrough FlashFISH™ technology.
A/Professor Choolani received the Benjamin Henry Sheares’ Memorial Lecture Award in 2010 for his outstanding work in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He has also been awarded the National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Clinician Scientist award for his outstanding contribution to research.
He has published over 100 articles and abstracts in notable journals and currently chairs the National University of Singapore’s Leadership in Academic Medicine Clinician Scientist Unit and the National Healthcare Group’s Clinician Leadership Research programme.
Dr Sidney Yee
CEO of Diagnostic Development Hub and Executive Vice President,
A*STAR ETPL Singapore
Dr Sidney Yee is the CEO of the Diagnostics Development Hub in Singapore, as well as the Executive Vice President of A*STAR ETPL Singapore. She has over 20 years of experience in a career that spans research, investments, operations, management and entrepreneurship development. Dr Sidney Yee has been actively involved in technology innovations translation and start-ups.
Dr Sidney Yee is currently a non-executive director of INEX. She was a researcher with A*STAR’s Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, and a research scholar at The Scripps Research Institute.
Dr Khalil Razvi
MBBCh BAO, LRCPI. LRCSI, MMED (O&G), FAMS, FRCOG
Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist,
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Khalil Razvi is a consultant gynaecological oncologist at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He has held leadership and administrative roles in the NHS including Clinical Director for the Obstetrics & Gynaecology department and Director for Women & Children. He is the lead Colposcopist in Southend Hospital and has led the Gynaecological Oncology service for South Essex.
He is actively involved in research with over 30 peer reviewed publications and over 50 conference publications. He is a co-inventor in 2 international patents for research into rapid diagnosis of fetal conditions and ovarian cancer. His main research interest is in Ovarian Cancer Diagnostics and Enhanced Recovery following major gynaecological surgery. He is currently involved in novel research using opto-magnetic imaging spectroscopy for cancer diagnostics.
Dr Razvi is a leading advocate in raising awareness of gynaecological cancers and has worked closely with ovarian cancer charities in the UK (Target Ovarian Cancer, Ovarian Cancer Action). He has also co-founded a gynaecological cancer charity in Essex called COPES (Cervical Ovarian Perineal Endometrial Support) which currently provides support for women who have gynaecological cancers as well as their families.
He mentors junior doctors during training especially in the performance of gynaecological surgery. He is a faculty member of the Anatomy of Complications Workshop in Singapore which trains surgeons in the prevention and management of surgical complications.
He is active in teaching and is an examiner for the MBBS exam in Queen Mary, University of London. He was previously an examiner for the National University of Singapore (MBBS, MMed exams) as well as the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (MRANZCOG).
Professor Arijit Biswas
MBBS, MD, FRCOG, FAMS
Senior Consultant (Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division),
Professor & Clinical Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, NUHS
President, College of O&G Singapore
Professor Arijit Biswas obtained his basic MBBS degree from Calcutta University, India where he was awarded the Gold Medal in aggregate as well as in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Pathology. He started his postgraduate training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India in 1981 and continued further advanced specialist training in UK from 1987. He obtained his MD in 1986 and MRCOG (UK) in 1989. He obtained the FAMS in 1999 and became a Fellow of the Royal College in UK (FRCOG) in 2001.
His current practice at the NUH includes all areas of general obstetrics & gynaecology, heading the Fetal Care Centre in the hospital. His special interest is in the areas of prenatal diagnosis, antenatal ultrasound and high-risk pregnancies. He headed the Maternal-Fetal Medicine division of the department for 24 years from 1992 till 2016 and was also the President of College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists Singapore (COGS) from 2015 till May 2017. Prof Biswas is currently the Chairman of Residency Advisory Committee, Ministry of Health, Singapore and the Clinical Director of the department in NUHS.
He was awarded National Outstanding Clinician Award 2017 by the Ministry of Health to recognise his contributions for innovations in healthcare, patient safety, clinical quality, biomedical research as well as training and education of clinicians.