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Dr

MBBS (S’pore), Diploma in Aviation Medicine (DAvMed) (UK), MMED (OM) (S’pore)

Senior Consultant

Specialty: Occupational Medicine

Sub-specialties: Aviation Medicine

Clinical Appointments

  • Director Changi Aviation Medicine Centre Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Senior Consultant General Medicine Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital

Profile

Dr Robin Low is a Senior Consultant with the Department of Medicine at Changi General Hospital. He is an Occupational Medicine specialist, and also Director of the Changi Aviation Medicine Centre.

Dr Low joined the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) after graduating from the National University of Sngapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and obtained his specialist qualifications in Aviation Medicine in 1997 and Occupational Medicine in 2002. He spent 20 years in the RSAF, where he held leadership appointments, including Commander of the SAF Medical Training Institute and Head of the RSAF Aeromedical Centre, and led an SAF Medical Team in East Timor as part of the SAF’s contribution to the United Nations Transitional Authority in East Timor (UNTAET). Dr Low also led the RSAF Medical Service as the Chief Air Force Medical Officer (CAMO) from 2008-2013 before his retirement from service. He joined ST Healthcare Pte Ltd from 2014 to 2021 as Medical Director of the Singapore Aeromedical Centre.

Dr Low has a special interest in the field of human factors and human error reduction, and believes in a hands-on approach to practicing both Aviation Medicine and Occupational Medicine.

Education

  • ​MMED Occupational Medicine (Singapore), 2002
  • Diploma in Aviation Medicine (UK), 1997
  • MBBS National University of Singapore, 1993

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Consultant, Occupational Medicine, Department of Medicine, Changi General Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, Aviation Medicine, Department of Medicine, Changi General Hospital
  • Medical Assessor, Civil Aviation Medical Board (2011 – current)
  • Designated Medical Examination, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (2016 – current)
  • Aviation Medical Examiner, Federal Aviation Authority (US) (2016 – current)
  • Designated Aviation Medical Examiner, Civil Aviation Safety Authority (Australia) (2014 – current)

Awards

  • ​Public Service Medal - Bronze (Military) (2010)
  • UN UNTAET Medal (2000)
  • SAF Overseas Service Medical (2000)
  • Book Prize, MMED(OM) Course, NUS (2002)
  • Barbara Harrison Memorial Prize, Dip Av Med, UK (1997)

Research Interests

Publications

  • Robin Chin Howe Low, Choon How How. Responding to an in-flight medical emergency. Singapore Med J. May 2021; 62(5):1-6
  • Wee Hoe Gan, Choong Hou Koh, Robin Low. Contact urticaria from an oxygen mask in a military pilot. Aviat Space Environ Med. Aug 2010; 81(8):785-88
  • Robin Low, Timothy Teoh, Adrian Loh, Allan Ooi. Vertebral fracture in a pilot during centrifuge training: Finding of Osteopenia. Aviat Space Environ Med. Nov 2008; 79(11):1067-70

Research Trials