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Karen Sui Geok Chua

Karen Sui Geok ChuaDr Karen Sui Geok Chua, MBBS (Singapore), FRCP (Edin), FAMS, is currently senior consultant rehabilitation physician practicing at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital Rehabilitation Centre, Singapore. In 1997, she obtained her fellowship in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with special emphasis in Brain Injury Rehabilitation from the Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Institute of Rehabilitation and Research in Houston, Texas, USA. Her special interests include Neurorehabilitation, Spasticity management, including Botulinum toxin therapy, neurolytic blocks and rehabilitation robotics and technology translation. In 2011, she was involved in the setting up of the newly opened Centre of Advanced Rehabilitation Therapeutics @ TTSH which combines neurorehabilitation with innovative use robotics and virtual reality technologies. She has practiced medical acupuncture since 2001, having obtained training in the WHO Beijng collaboration centre for Traditional Chinese Medicine Practioners in 2000 and is a senior consultant at the TTSH Complementary Integrative Medicine centre. As part of vertical integration efforts in the local rehabilitation scene, she has been a visiting rehabilitation consultant at St Luke’s Hospital, Singapore since 2006 and visiting consultant for SWAMI nursing home since 2007. She is also clinical lecturer for the undergraduate rehabilitation module of the Masters of Medicine (Family Medicine) programme, and visiting associate professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She was awarded the best teacher award in 2001 followed by the top 10 TTSH teachers awards in 2009 and 2010. She has also researched and published widely in journals for neurorehabilitation, stroke, brain injury rehabilitation and medical technology. Together with her brain injury rehabilitation team, she has also published 3 books on brain injury education for patients and caregivers. She is also reviewer for various international peer reviewed rehabilitation journals. She currently holds research grants with various local academic and research centres for translational rehabilitation research. In 2012, Dr Chua received the National Healthcare group (NHG) outstanding citizen award.

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