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Dr David Teo

Regional Medical Director



As the Regional Medical Director for Asia, Dr Teo oversees the assistance services provided by International SOS Assistance Centres in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Philippines and India, which also cover assistance operation support for other International SOS locations in Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Maldives, Nepal and Brunei. He also heads expert teams of Coordinating Doctors and Nurses in these Assistance Centres, ensuring a high level of service across the region.

Dr Teo possesses invaluable experience in disaster relief planning and response, and medical incident management. In addition, he conducts medical training, medical audits, evaluation of on-site medical capabilities and development of medical emergency response plans for clients’ onshore and offshore sites in the region.

Dr Teo joined International SOS’ Singapore Assistance Centre as Senior Coordinating Doctor in 2007. Prior to that, he was the Chief Army Medical Officer of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), holding the military rank of a Colonel. During his 22-year career with SAF, he undertook several peacekeeping missions and was seconded to the Department of Peacekeeping Operations of United Nations in New York. As a member of the United Nations Disaster Assessment & Coordination Team, he travelled extensively to different countries providing expert assistance during disasters. Dr Teo was also responsible for training various national agencies in disaster preparation and relief for earthquakes, tsunamis and terrorist attacks, and for delivering consultancy projects to private sector companies, including oil and gas, on mass casualty preparation and response.

Dr Teo obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the National University of Singapore, followed by a Master in Medicine (Occupational Medicine) in 1993. He is an Occupational Health Specialist registered with the Ministry of Health and Academy of Medicine Singapore. Dr Teo is also a Designated Factory Doctor certified by the Ministry of Manpower. He has lectured post-graduates at the National University of Singapore on occupational medicine and served as a Senior Medical Advisor in the Department of Industrial Health, Ministry of Manpower.