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Teo Li-Ming

Clinical Assistant Professor

Vice Chair, Clinical Quality & Services, Anaesthesiology & Perioperative Sciences Academic Clinical Programme


Education Qualifications: MBBS (NUS, Singapore), MMed (Anaesthesiology, Singapore)

Dr Teo received her medical education from the National University of Singapore. Upon completion of her Anaesthesiology training in 2003, Dr Teo went on a fellowship under the Human Development Manpower Award to train in Anaesthesia for Liver Transplantation at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.

Dr Teo is currently the Academic Vice-Chair (Clinical) of the SingHealth Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Sciences Academic Clinical Program (Anaes ACP).

In Sengkang General Hospital, besides heading the Department of Anaesthesiology, Dr Teo sits on various committees eg. Clinical Service Planning Committee, Operating Theatre Committee, Operating Theatre Management Committee, Blood Transfusion Committee, Go Green.

On the education front, Dr Teo is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and a Clinical Lecturer of Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

Dr Teo divides her clinical time between Sengkang General Hospital’s and Singapore General Hospital's Anaesthesiology department. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Division of Anaesthesiology, Singapore General Hospital and a member of the audit committee. She forms part of the liver transplant team in Singapore General Hospital.


Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships:

  • Head, Department of Anaesthesiology, Sengkang General Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesiology, Singapore General Hospital
  • Clinical Lecturer, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
  • Member, Singapore Society of Anaesthesiologists


  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award 2015: Silver Award
  • Human Development Manpower Award in Anaesthesia for Liver Transplantation 2003

Leadership positions / roles in Education: 

  • Instructor, ACLS

Research Interests: Perioperative Medicine

Selected Publications:

A comparison between the Bonfils Intubation Fiberscope and McCoy laryngoscope for tracheal intubation in patients with a simulated difficult airway.  H Abdullah, LM Teo, A Marriott, T Wong. Anaes Analg 2013; 117: 1217-20.

Anaesthesia for Da Vinci assisted intraoral and tongue base operations.  K W Loh, LM Teo. Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care 3 (2013): 342-345.

Anaesthesia for Living Related Liver Transplantation.  LM Teo. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare 2012, Vol 21;3:79-85.

A case report on the anaesthetic management of dexmedetomidine-induced sleep endoscopy and transoral robotic surgery for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea.  A Matthews, J Goh, LM Teo. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare 2013, Vol 22; 3:151-155.

Anaesthesia for Adult Liver Transplant.  LM Teo. Asean J Anesth 2006, Vol 7:45-50.

Bedside confirmation of a persistent left-sided superior vena cava based on aberrantly positioned central venous catheter on chest radiograph.  N Ghadiali, LM Teo, K Sheah. Br J Anaesth 2006; 96:53-56.

A Preliminary Study of the Effect of Continuing Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors on Plasma Concentration of Bradykinin during Cardiopulmonary Bypass.  LM Teo, NC Hwang, OF Lai, MY Sie, CS Kong, CK Leong. SGH Proceedings 2003, Vol 12;3:170-5.