Board of Directors
Dr Patricia Por King Yin
Dr Patricia Por is a graduate of Trinity College, University of Dublin. She was a lecturer in the Department of Pathology, Medical Faculty, University of Malaya prior to her appointment as resident Consultant Pathologist at Assunta Hospital. She relocated to Singapore in 1987 where she was Consultant Pathologist at The Medical Laboratory (S) Pte Ltd and subsequently at Mount Alvernia Hospital. She returned to Malaysia in 1997 and joined Assunta Hospital, where she resumed her work as Consultant Pathologist until 31 March 2017. She has since retired from practice.
Dr Ted Hoo Hock Wah
Dr Hoo is a medical graduate of Leeds University, United Kingdom. He completed post graduate studies in Anaesthesiology (FFARACS, London) and worked as a lecturer in University of Malaya in the Department of Anaesthesia. He went into private practice and later joined Assunta Hospital as Consultant Anaesthetist. He has retired from medical practice and presently is a member of the Board of Directors of Assunta Hospital.
Mr Phoon Soon Keong
Phoon Soon Keong, an accountant by qualification and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He was an Executive Director with PriceWaterhouseCoopers Consulting Sdn Bhd until his retirement in 2010. He currently sits on the Board of Good Shepherd Services. He is also a director of AmMetLife Insurance Berhad, AmMetLife Takaful Berhad and AmGeneral Insurance Berhad.
Dr Assunta Davadass
Dr Assunta is a medical graduate from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) who did her post graduate studies in Anaesthesiology and Critical Care. She currently practices in a private hospital in Petaling Jaya. She has special interest in palliative care and end-of-life care.
Datuk Dr Raihanah Abdul Khalid
Datuk Dr Raihanah is a Consultant Neurologist with Assunta Hospital. Prior to that, she had worked in various government hospitals, including Hospital Kuala Lumpur where she was Head of Neurology Department and Head of Neurology Services, Malaysia, from 2001 till 2005. She was also Past-President of the Epilepsy Society of Malaysia, Past-Secretary of the Malaysian Epilepsy Council and Vice-President of the Malaysian Society of Neuroscience, and remains a member of the above societies. She is also a Director on the board of the Neuroscience Foundation of Malaysia. She is committed to the continuing care of patients with neurological conditions.
Madam Ho Sook Harn
Mrs Wong (nee Ho Sook Harn) graduated in 1973 with Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from University of Singapore. She held the position of Director/Pharmacist in Primabumi Sdn Bhd for 13 years and was owner of Farmasi Utama Sdn Bhd from 1987 till 2012. She is currently the owner of a garment factory.
Dr Asma Omar
Dr Asma Omar has just retired from practice as Paediatric Cardiologist in the Paediatric Department, University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC). She is still spending her time on a part-time basis with the “Teaching and Learning” at the Faculty of Medicine University of Malaya where she devotes part of her time to the Department of Paediatrics, teaching Paediatrics to the postgraduate students.
Dr Lam Chee Loong
Dr Lam is a Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Palliative Medicine at the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC). He completed his Certificate of Completion of Training in the Northern Deanery in England and worked as a consultant in the Marie Curie Hospice and the Northern Cancer Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne prior to returning to Malaysia in 2011.
Dr Loh Ee Chin
Dr Loh is one of the pioneers of Palliative Medicine in Malaysia. She currently works in University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) as a palliative medicine specialist. She founded the Motor Neurone Disease Society for MND patients in Malaysia and is passionate about the needs of patients with progressive neurological diseases.
Palliative Care Team
Dr Lalitha Jeyasingam
Dr Lalitha has been a medical practitioner for more than three decades. Fifteen years ago she made a decision to go into full-time hospice work and subsequently obtained qualifications in geriatric and palliative care from Australia. She gained clinical experience in the WHO Pain and Palliative Care Centre in Kerala, S. India under the mentorship of Professor Rajagopal; and in South Australia with Professor David Currow. She joined Assisi Palliative Care in the capacity of Medical Director in May 2015.
Dr Teh Ee Von
(Palliative Care Doctor)
Dr Teh Ee Von obtained her MBBS in 2005, and has worked for over 12 years in various hospitals and clinics throughout Malaysia. This includes Emergency Department experience, Internal Medicine rotations, as well as a 5-year stint in general practice. She has a passion for caring for the elderly, and feels that palliative care represents the ideal model of how all healthcare should be. She joined the ASPAC team in February 2017, and has not looked back since.
Sister Mary Kristin Ng
Ong Swee Ee
(Senior Palliative Care Nurse)
L to R: PCN Kong Kam Yong , Dr Teh Ee Von , PCN Roohini Appanan, PCN Masita Tan, PCN Satwin Kaur
Mr Boey Tyng Fang
Mr Boey is an accountant by qualification and member of Malaysian Institute of Accountant and fellow member of ACCA. After 30 years in a high powered corporate position he decided to leave and focus instead on service to the community. His main functions are to assist with administrative and non-clinical tasks.
The staff and volunteers outside the ASPAC premises, together with our four-legged volunteer (pet therapy dog Arthur).
L-R: PCN Roohini, PCN Satwin, Dr Lalitha J, Mr Boey TF, Ms Soong, Ms Patricia, Sr Kristin FMM, PCN Kong Kam Yong, PCN Ong Swee Ee, Dr Teh Ee Von.
Front: Mr Mario R Peter and Arthur, the golden retriever.