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Medical and Technical Team

Our Medical and Technical Team is committed to ensuring that Cordlife meets the best international standards in all that we do. From the review of our day-to-day operations, to being at the forefront of technological innovation and finally, whenever a cord blood unit is required for a transplant release, we have our team of experts to focus on delivering the best to our Cordlife parents.

Meet our Panel of Experts

Dr Chiew Yoke Fong

Dr Chiew Yoke Fong

Medical Director
Cordlife Group Limited
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from the National University of Singapore
  • Masters in Internal Medicine from the National University of Singapore
  • Doctor of Medicine from the National University of Singapore
  • Masters in Medical Microbiology from London Hospital Medical College
  • Fellow, Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
  • Specialist in Pathology with work experiences: in New Zealand - Dunedin Hospital; in Singapore - National University Hospital, Alexandra Hospital, Changi General Hospital
  • Former advisor of the World Health Organization
Dr Jennifer Teo

Dr Jennifer Teo

Deputy Medical Director
Cordlife Group Limited
Medical Director
Cordlife Hong Kong
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from the National University of Singapore
  • Specialist Histopathologist with over 10 years experience in Singapore and Hong Kong.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomical & Cellular Pathology, Prince of Wales Hospital (Hong Kong), 2004
Dr Arvin C. Faundo

Dr Arvin C. Faundo

Medical Director
Cordlife Philippines
Cordlife Indonesia
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology (summa cum laude) Cebu Doctors' College, Cebu City, Philippines
  • Doctor of Medicine from the University of the Philippines
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, College of Medicine University of the Philippines-Manila, since 2003
  • Training in Hematopathology & Stem Cell Transplantation, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York
  • Consultant in Stem Cell Transplantation: Asian Hospital since 2004, St. Luke's Global City since 2011
Professor Dr Menaka Hariharan

Professor Dr Menaka Hariharan

MBBS (UM), MPathology(Haematology and Transfusion Medicine) UM,FRCPA (Australasia),AM, FAMM
Medical Director
StemLife Berhad
  • Former Head and Professor of Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
  • Trained in cryopreservation of bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cells at theFred Hutchinson Cancer Centre in Seattle, USA, which is a world pioneer centre in stem cell transplants and research.
  • Was a member of the Pioneer Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Unit in University of Malaya.
  • Was responsible for the planning and organization of the new Haematology Unit for University Hospital as part of an expansion and relocation of the present Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory.
  • Adjunct Professor at the prestigious John Aldwyn Gifted University, based in French Colony, Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles.
  • Visiting Consultant Haematopathologist at Assunta Hospital, Quantum Diagnostics Laboratory.
  • Has been in stem cell field and research for more than 30 years.
Dr Tang Kin Fai

Dr Tang Kin Fai

Laboratory Director
Cordlife Group Limited
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Research Fellow in the Emerging Infectious Disease Program, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Genome Institute of Singapore (A*STAR)
  • Research Scientist in Molecular diagnostics section in Environmental Health Institute (National Environment Agency)
  • Scientific Officer in Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory & National HIV Reference Laboratory (Singapore General Hospital)
  • Experience in laboratory set-ups as well as lab management in both government and diagnostics settings
Dr. Li Ming Ming

Dr Li Ming Ming

Laboratory Director
Cordlife Group Limited
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Stem Cell biology from Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore.
  • Over 8 years’ experience in cell therapy research in bone tissue engineering, degenerative neurological disorders, diabetes, etc.
  • Worked through the whole drug discovery process from identification to pre-clinical efficacy studies.
  • Project manager in global clinical trials, Quintiles Transnational Corp.
  • Member of International Society of Stem Cell Research, European Molecular Biology Laboratories and International Association of Dental Research.
  • More than 10 peer reviewed international scientific journal publications.
  • Articles selected as two of the cover of issues in Journal of Tissue Engineering
  • Thesis committee member for Doctoral candidate (Area: Stem cell development) in National University of Singapore
Daniel Lim

Dr Daniel Lim

Technical Director
Cordlife Group Limited
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Experienced in Innate Immunology and Virology
  • Former Laboratory Director for Cordlife India and Philippines
  • Former Head of Group Director’s Office, Applied Sciences Group, Health Sciences Authority (HSA), Singapore
Dr Inez Wong

Dr Inez Wong

Senior Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist
MBBChir (Cambridge), MA
MMed, FRCSEd (Ophth),
FRCOphth (London), FAMS
Medical Advisor
Eyescreen (Singapore)
  • Specialise in Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, Cataract Surgery & Comprehensive Ophthalmology, LASIK & Refractive Surgery
  • Director of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service at Eagle Eye Centre
  • Adjunct senior research scientist at Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI)
  • Visiting Consultant at National University Hospital (NUH)
  • Former Head of the Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service at NUH
  • Former Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Medical Education Director in Ophthalmology at the National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Former Visiting Consultant at Jurong Health Services (JHS) and Health Promotion Board (HPB)
Dr Tomiko Kuhara

Dr Tomiko Kuhara, PhD

Medical Advisor
(Indonesia, Hong Kong)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Pioneer and leading scientist in the field of metabolomics and biochemical diagnosis of metabolic disorders
  • Pioneer in the development of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) method for the screening of newborns for inborn errors of metabolism
  • Founder of the Japan Clinical Metabolomics Institute, Japan
  • Professor Emeritus at the Kanazawa Medical University, Japan
  • Former President of the Japanese Society of Biomedical Mass Spectrometry, Japan
  • Councilor of the Japanese Society for Inherited Metabolic Diseases, Japan
Dr Vrushali Joshi

Dr Vrushali Joshi, PhD

Medical Advisor
(Indonesia, Hong Kong)
  • Ph. D , in Applied Biology, from University of Mumbai,Mumbai, India
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research from Mumbai Pharmacy college, India
  • Masters of Science from University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
  • Research officer CREMERE-Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Project, Govt. of India, (2002-2006)
  • Research Associate- CREMERE- MILS (Matsumoto Institute of Life Science, Japan) Project (1998-99). Diagnosis of high-risk IEM for Congenital Metabolic Disorders by Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry
  • Government recognized Genetic Counselor.
  • Life member of Indian Society for Human Genetics and Indian Society for Genetic screening
  • Over 15 years of experience in GC-MS based biochemical screening and diagnosis of metabolic disorders
  • Has analyzed over 80000 cases for IEMs and has come across more than 2000 cases of common and rare genetic disorders.

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