Professor Fatimah Lateef

Professor Fatimah Lateef is senior consultant, Director of Undergraduate Training and Education as well as Director of Clinical Service and Quality at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital. She is also Adjunct Professor at Dukes-NUS Graduate Medical School, Yong Loo Lin Medical School, National University of Singapore and Lee Kong Chian Medical School at Nanyang Technological University. She teaches part-time at the School of Health Sciences, Nanyang Polytechnic. She is also the vice chair of Research in the Emergency Medicine Academic Clinical Programme at Singhealth. Fatimah is also Director of The Singhealth Duke NUS Institute of Medical Simulation, the largest simulation training facility in South East Asia, which achieved IMSH accreditation under her leadership. Her area of sub-specialisation includes Prehospital Care Medicine, Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Emergencies. She is also highly involved in medical education, simulation and technology-driven education and research. She has held various grants in her research work and been involved in publishing several global Position Papers related to Education and simulation. She has worked in various countries including both the UK and USA, many Asian countries and served as an International Consultant to MaxHealthcare, India.

A strong advocate of life- long learning and empowerment, she has presented more than 600 abstracts at international conferences, published some 300 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and is on the editorial board and reviewer for some 50 international journals. She leads various leadership groups, grooming youths and doctors to excel, which is also befitting her role as a core faculty, nurturing residents in Emergency Medicine.

For her work in the various fields, she has been conferred awards such as Young Investigator’s Award (1998), Excellent Scientific Publication Award (2001), Best Teacher Award (2002), Laerdal Visiting Lectureship Award (2003), Courage Award for SARS(2004), National Healthcare Humanity Award (2005), The Outstanding Young Person of Singapore (2006), Good Mentor Award, Singhealth (2005), The Outstanding Young Person of the World Award (2006), Woman for Peace Award, Sokka Gakkai International, (2007), Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, NUS (2008), Singapore Medical Journal Recognition Award for Review with Distinction, (2007-2016), Critical Talent Retention Award, Singhealth, Excellent Educator Award 2016 and The Academy of Medicine, Gold Reviewer Award( 2011-2018), Deans Awards for Excellence in Clinical Training/ Teaching 2016 from The National University of Singapore and The National Day Long Service Award 2017, The Academic Medicine Award 2019, The Golden Quill Award for excellence in clinical teaching 2020, amongst others.

Fatimah continues to work full time, with a fulfilling career in Emergency Medicine, balancing clinical work with research and education. Her prior political and community responsibilities include her role as an elected Member of Parliament in Singapore, for 15 years. She has participated in three General Elections. For recreation, Fatimah enjoys mountain climbing, travelling, cooking, reading and giving motivational speeches. She has completed 15 full marathons and is a strong advocate for promoting healthy lifestyle, which aligns with her role as a Board Member of the Health Promotion Board in Singapore.