Dr Andrew Loy is an otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) specialist practising at Mount Elizabeth Hospital. He specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of complex cases of the ear, nose and throat (ENT).
Dr Loy was the Tan Chin Tuan Gold Medallist (top student) of Anglo-Chinese Junior College, and won the Loke-Cheng Kim Foundation Scholarship to study Medicine in 1987. He graduated with Honours from the University of Oxford, and went on to complete his medical training at the University of London. He underwent his postgraduate training in ear, nose and throat surgery in Singapore, and obtained the Fellowships of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Glasgow in 1999.
Dr Loy was awarded the Health Manpower Development Program (HMDP) scholarship from the Ministry of Health (MOH) in 2003 to further his fellowship training in head & neck (ENT) and thyroid surgery at the University of Virginia, USA. During this fellowship, Dr Loy trained under Professor Paul Levine, a world renowned surgeon and leader in head & neck surgery.
Upon returning to Singapore in 2004, Dr Loy was appointed as consultant in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology in Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), as well as visiting consultant to the ENT department in Changi General Hospital. Dr Loy served on the medical board of TTSH and was appointed as the chairman of multiple clinical workgroups. During his tenure as Quality Review Officer, he was regularly involved in the quality auditing of medical practices in TTSH to ensure best clinical practices. He was instrumental in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology obtaining Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation in 2005 and 2008.
Dr Loy was the co-director of the TTSH head & neck surgery service, and was the joint chairman of the multidisciplinary head & neck tumour board, responsible for treating complex cases of the head & neck. He was appointed as the director of the voice clinic at TTSH from 2006, responsible for treating complicated voice problems. He has previously served as a secretary and council member to the Singapore Society of Otorhinolaryngology. He is currently a council member of the Singapore Society of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. Dr Loy commenced his private practice at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre in 2009 and continues to serve as a visiting consultant to TTSH.
Dr Loy is deeply committed to medical training and research, and holds the positions of adjunct Assistant Professor at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School as well as Clinical Lecturer at the National University of Singapore. In recognition of his excellence for teaching at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, he was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Member award in 2008 and Outstanding Innovator award in 2009. He has published widely in local and international journals, and acts as a reviewer for the prominent ENT journals Laryngoscope and Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
Dr Loy volunteers his time to medical mission and charity work. He has led multiple medical teams to Indonesia to provide medical care to the poor and homeless. He has also conducted numerous training courses for ENT doctors in Vietnam and Myanmar under the auspices of the Singapore International Foundation. For his volunteer work at the St Andrew’s Community Hospital, contributions to the support group of laryngeal cancer patients, and involvement with the 2004 tsunami crisis medical aid, Dr Loy received the National Healthcare Humanity Award from the late President SR Nathan in 2005. He has been thrice awarded the EXSA Excellent Service Awards (Gold & Silver).
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