DR CHEW CHEE TONG PETER graduated from University of Singapore in 1969 under Singapore State Scholarship and was awarded the silver medal for distinction in pathology in the professional examination.
He worked in Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) during his housemanship year. He undertook his postgraduate training in the University Department of O&G, Kandang Kerbau Maternity Hospital (KKH) (now known as KK Women's and Children's Hospital), and obtained his specialist degrees in 1973.
He subsequently joined the Department of O&G, University of Singapore (now known as National University of Singapore), as an academic staff member and continued his career as lecturer and subsequently senior lecturer in that department.
He completed his doctorate thesis in reproductive endocrinology, and was awarded the coveted Edgar-Gentili Prize by the Royal College of O&G. He was the inaugural lecturer for Sheares Lecture, organized by the Obstetrical and Gynecological Society of Singapore. He was also a recipient of a grant from the Academy of Medicine for his research in hydatidiform mole.
During his 10 years with the Department of O&G, University of Singapore and KKH, Dr Chew was actively involved in teaching and training of undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors, as well as routine patient care and clinical work.
Dr Chew's sub-specialty interest is in Reproductive Medicine. He was given a traveling fellowship by British Council to visit University of Aberdeen and University of Oxford and learned laboratory technology under Emeritus Professor Arnold Klopper and Dr George Wilson. He was given the task by the late Professor S.S. Ratnam to set up the Endocrinological laboratory and collaborated with the World Health Organization for Standardization of Laboratory Results.
He has also been actively involved in the teaching and training of post-graduate doctors in the clinical management of sub-fertility, both locally and regionally. His research interests included molar pregnancy, initiation of labor, endocrinology of endometriosis, placental tissues, fetal membranes, umbilical cord, breast tissues, sperm and seminal fluid.
Dr Chew is currently in private practice in Gleneagles Medical Centre, where he continues his sub-specialty interest in the management of sub-fertile couples. Apart from practicing general O&G, his other clinical interests include management of male infertility, male and female sexual problems, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Gynecological Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy (key-hole surgery).
In 2002, Dr Chew set up a non-profit voluntary welfare organization called aLife, which promotes healthy and positive attitudes towards family life educating; advising and supporting women and their families on issues related to the unborn child and the mother's reproductive health.
Dr Peter Chew is:
Member of American Fertility Society
Member of American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists
Member of International Society of Endoscopists
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Thomson Medical Centre
Mount Alvernia Hospital
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Kandang Kerbau Hospital (until 1985)