Soon-Phaik Chee

Dr Chee is a Senior Consultant and heads both the Cataract Subspecialty Service and Ocular Inflammation and Immunology Service at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC). She is also Professor at National University of Singapore and Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School.

Dr Chee obtained her Masters at the National University of Singapore and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow, Edinburgh and College of Ophthalmologists, UK. In 1993, she completed her fellowship in uveitis, and also in oculoplastics, lacrimal and orbital surgery at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital, London.
Her research interests are in cytomegalovirus infection of the anterior segment, ocular tuberculosis, dengue maculopathy and Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease. She has special interest in developing new surgical techniques and instruments.

Dr Chee has published over 200 peer reviewed scientific papers and is a member of several editorial boards. She serves as the group lead member of the Cataract research team at the Singapore Eye Research Institute. Among others, she was conferred the Outstanding Clinician 2011 Award and the Singapore Health Quality Service Award 2014 (Gold) for her significant contributions. Recently in Oct 2017, she was admitted as a fellow of the Academy of Asia-Pacific Professors of Ophthalmology (AAPPO) and in 2017, she was appointed treasurer of the Global Ocular Inflammation Workshop (GOIW).