"For me, being a psychiatrist is
a calling. I am passionate about helping people."
Dr Chew Peng Hoe
Consultant, Aviation Medicine & Psychiatry
Dr Chew Peng Hoe graduated as a physician in 1985 and was trained by the Royal Airforce (RAF) in the Institute of Aviation Medicine in 1989. Thereafter he completed his residency in Psychiatry in National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1993. He has 17 years of experience in the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) as both an Aviation Medicine Specialist and a Psychiatrist. In 1997, he spent a year as a Visiting Scholar to Stanford University focusing on the recent advances in the field of Psychological Trauma. He was a tutor in the Post Graduate Masters for Medicine (Psychiatry) Course for the National University of Singapore.
He has served as medical regulator of both military and civil airmen as well as a Visiting Consultant psychiatrist and part time clinical tutor to the NUS. As Head of General Staff in the Republic of Singapore Airforce Medical Service, he managed medical operations, medical plans, training and orchestrated the development of new aeromedical capabilities. As the first Aviation Psychiatrist in Singapore, he has served as subject matter expert in areas of Aviation Psychiatry, Human Factors and Crew Resource Management (CRM), Extended Human performance, Sleep and Fatigue counter-measures, Psychological Trauma and Aircraft Accident Investigation. He has been involved as Specialist advisor in Human Factors Investigation teams of both RSAF and Ministry of Transportation Aircraft Accident Investigations. He is an Inspector of Accidents for the Ministry of Transportation.
During the time that he served as the Medical Director of the Division of Aviation Medicine and Psychiatry, Parkway Shenton Medical Group, not only did he provide aeromedical expertise to Airlines and the Civil Aviation Medical Board, he also practised as a consultant psychiatrist and psychotherapist.
As a trainer, he has conducted multiple workshops on Stress Management and Psychological Trauma for corporations including Singapore Aviation Academy, International courses, SPH, Keppel Corporation, Singtel, Sentosa Leisure Group, Pfizer and other corporations