Dr Irene Chua is a Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Gleneagles Medical Centre.
Dr Chua received her MBBS from the National University of Singapore and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (London) and a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
Prior to setting her up her private practice, Dr Chua was a Senior Consultant in the Minimally Invasive Surgery Unit, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital (KKH). Previous position held includes Head of the 24-Hour Women's Clinic in KKH. Dr Chua is also a Senior Clinical Lecturer for Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS and was awarded the Top 10 NUS Clinical Faculty Teacher for the year 2007-2008. In addition, she has also been awarded the CEO Heart award in 2010, Singapore Health Quality Service Superstar Award in 2011 as well as the prestigious PS21 Star Award in 2011.
Being a patient and understanding obstetrician, Dr Chua has performed many deliveries over the years. Apart from that, she also specializes in gynecological endoscopy (otherwise known as key-hole surgery) and surgery. Dr Chua was the first female gynaecologist to be awarded the HMDP scholarship in 2004 for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in Gynaecology sub-specialising in Excision of Severe Endometriosis and Pelvic Floor Support at the IRCAD/ European Institute of TeleSurgery (EITS), Strasbourg, France under world-renowned laparoscopic surgeon, Professor Arnaud Wattiez.
Apart from being an advocate for minimally invasive surgery, Dr Chua is also actively involved in the teaching and training of O&G specialists both locally and regionally, being a Level 3 accredited laparoscopic trainer in KKH. She is also an appointed teaching faculty at the Asian Institute of Telesurgery (AITS) in Taiwan and conducts lectures and surgeries in Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr Chua has published in numerous scientific journals and is invited to speak regularly at conferences and seminars both locally and internationally.