MBBS (S’pore), M Med (Int Med), MRCP (UK), Dip Palliative Med
Breast and gynaecologic cancers, psychosocial oncology and palliative medicine
Dr Lynette Ngo is a Medical Oncologist. Dr Ngo graduated from NUS in 1996. She further pursued a Master of Medicine degree in Internal Medicine and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) in 2002. She received her post graduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine in 2006 and obtained her specialist accreditation in medical oncology in 2007.
Prior to joining Raffles Hospital, Dr Ngo was practising at National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS). She was Visiting Consultant to KKWCH Gynaecologic Cancer Centre and Breast Centre as well as Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. She is a Clinical Tutor at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. She also spent 5 years caring for patients in hospice home care and inpatient hospice services in the community prior to joining NCCS.
Dr Ngo’s areas of interest are in breast and gynaecologic cancers, psychosocial oncology and palliative medicine, in addition to general medical oncology. In pursuing her sub-specialty interest in gynaecologic cancers, Dr Ngo was awarded the Health Manpower Development Programme Award to spend a year at the Gillette Center for Gynecologic Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), USA. In collaboration with the MGH gynaecologic oncology team, she designed and conducted several investigator-initiated clinical trials, testing novel drugs and treatment strategies in subsets of gynaecologic cancers with molecularly defined pathways. She has contributed to numerous publications in peer reviewed journals and written book chapters.