Speakers

 Professor Aileen Wee
MBBS NUS, FRCPath, FRCPA
Senior Consultant,
Department of Pathology, 
National University Hospital (NUH)
  

Professor Aileen Wee graduated from the University of Singapore in 1975 with MBBS. She trained in Histopathology at the Department of Pathology, NUS, and obtained her specialist degree in Histopathology from the Royal Colleges of Pathologists in Australasia and the United Kingdom in 1981 and 1982, respectively. She has been a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases since 1984 and a member of the Laennec Liver Pathology Society since 2008.
Her research interests include fine needle aspiration biopsy of liver, and gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary pathology, including liver transplantation pathology. Professor Wee is a reviewer and advisor on several regional/international journals, has published over 145 articles in peer-reviewed journals and is co-author of several books and book chapters.
Professor Wee organizes regular Diagnostic Cytopathology Workshops and has travelled extensively in the region and internationally to deliver invited lectures at scientific meetings and to conduct cytopathology, hepatobiliary pathology and liver transplantation pathology workshops. She was Director of Undergraduate Pathology Teaching and Phase II Co-ordinator for the medical undergraduate programme at YLLSoM. She was past Chair of the Specialist Training Committee (Pathology) in Singapore and was a member of the Specialist Accreditation Board, Singapore.
 

 

Associate Professor Dr. Mark Luquette
M.D
Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology,
University of Minnesota

Dr. Luquette is a pediatric-perinatal pathologist with a background in basic science and information technology (including programing and systems development). He has also served in administrative roles with an emphasis on development of infrastructure and deployment of cutting edge services. His current research interests include diagnostic techniques and have focused on molar gestation, Hirschsprung’s disease and inflammatory bowel disease.Current studies of molar pregnancies include analysis of p53 as a marker to separate partial hydatidiform moles from nonmolar gestations using morphometric techniques. The benefit would be improved identification of cases that require ploidy studies, a more costly test that requires a greater amount of time for a result. Since joining the department, Dr. Luquette has validated the Acetylcholinesterase enzyme histochemical stain for use in rectal biopsies and added some refinements to expand the ability of practitioners to obtain, store and ship specimens in a stable transport medium. This allows specimens to be harvested at any hour, be stable for days prior to processing, and to be shipped long distances for consultation.
 

Associate Prof. Dr Wai Chin Foo
MD
Division of Pathology/Lab Medicine,
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center,
Houston, Texas. US

Dr Foo Wai Chin is an American Board Certified Pathologist sub-specializing in Gastrointestinal and liver pathology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He received his Bachelors of Science in Biology from Birmingham Southern College and MD degree from the University Of Alabama School Of Medicine, Birmingham in 2002 and 2006, respectively.  He completed his Anatomic pathology residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and his Surgical Pathology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School as well as University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2009 and 2011 respectively.  He did further specialty training in Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology for a year at University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr Foo Wai Chin actively involved in producing and aiding various publications whereby he published a total of eight peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and also a co-author for a book chapter.

 

 
 

David F. Chhieng
MD, MBA, MSHI, MSEM, MA (HON)
Professor & Director of Anatomic Pathology 
Director of Pathology Informatics
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, Washingon, US

Dr. Chhieng is director of Anatomic Pathology and a UW professor of pathology. He is a surgical pathologist, with expertise in cytopathology, especially in performing and interpreting fine needle aspiration biopsies (FNA).
Dr. Chhieng earned his medical degree from the University of Hong Kong in 1987. He completed his pathology residency training at the Albany Medical Center in Upstate NY in 1996 and fellowships in surgical pathology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 1997 and cytopathology at New York University in 1998. He also earned his master degree of business administration and health informatics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and master degree of engineering management at the University of New Haven.
He has served as a faculty member at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he rose to the rank of full professor. He then assumed the position of director of cytology and outreach service at the Yale University. Before his arrival to UW, he was the director of cytology as well as site chair for the 3 clinical laboratories at the Mount Sinai Health System in New York.
Dr. Chhieng is a nationally renowned cytopathologist and has been invited to present in numerous national and international conferences. He is a prolific research, publishing 175 refereed articles since 1995.
​Dr. Chhieng is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology, and Clinical Informatics. He is listed in the Best Doctors in America in Birmingham, New Haven, and New York City as well as New York Magazine’s Top Doctors. He currently serves as the president of the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology.

 

 
 

Datin Dr Nik Raihan Nik Mustapha
Consultant Histopathologist 
Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah,
Alor Setar, Kedah

​Datin Dr Nik Raihan graduated from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1991. She received her Pathology specialty training from University Sains Malaysia and obtained her Masters Degree in Pathology in 1998. Dr Nik Raihan has a special interest in liver and gastrointestinal pathology and did further training at National University Hospital, Singapore and Singapore General Hospital in 2005. She has presented a number of papers at national and international meetings and has published in several peer review journals. She heads the Pathology Section for the National Cancer Patient Registry: Colorectal Cancer, as well as, being a resource person for GIT pathology services for the Ministry of Health hospital.