Longtime national sports medicine specialist for Singapore, Dr. Teh Kong Chuan, a graduate of the United States Sports Academy, recently served as the head of doping control for the first Youth Olympics in Singapore.
Chuan, who earned a master’s degree in sports medicine from the Academy in 1979, is the senior sports medicine consultant for Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) Sports Medicine Centre in Singapore. He has been a team physician for Singapore in international competition for more than 30 years, including four Olympic teams, five Asian Games delegations and 13 trips to the Southeast Asian Games.
In 2009, Chuan was awarded the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Trophy for Sport and the Fight Against Doping. He has written and directed several of the Singapore National Anti-Doping administration policies, as well as monitoring, training and education procedures.
Chuan has acted as one of the leading pioneers of doping control for almost three decades, and served as chairman of the Singapore National Olympic Committee’s Anti-Doping in Sports Commission (SADSC) from 2002 to 2006. With his leadership, the committee was able to implement enforcement activities against doping, including out-of-competition testing, educating athletes on anti-doping issues and developing training for doping control officers.
Chuan has presented or published more than 130 papers and articles on sports medicine and related fields, and co-authored the book, “Sports Medicine, Exercise and Fitness: A Guide for Everyone.” He also was co-editor of “Prescribing Exercise: A Handbook for Medical Practitioners.”