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Acufem Women's Specialist Services
Head doctor

Dr. John Yam

 

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Dr John Yam received his medical training from the National University of Singapore. After his internship & clinical rotations in surgery & neonatology, he received his postgraduate training in obstetrics & gynaecology at the National University Hospital & KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Singapore. He is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (London) (MRCOG), a fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Singapore), a fellow of the Chapter of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (Singapore) & a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons (USA). Besides lecturing medical undergraduates at the National University of Singapore, Dr Yam has published numerous articles in scientific journals & has contributed to many books on obstetrics & gynaecology. He has contributed articles & book chapters spanning topics such as:
minimally invasive surgical techniques, vaginal hysterectomy, intrapartum fetal surveillance, gestational diabetes, & the management of gynaecological emergencies. He is also currently assistant professor at the Duke University (USA) – NUS Graduate Medical School. He was formerly clinical tutor in the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, from 2000-2006. Dr Yam has been a Trainer for the yearly Regional MRCOG Part II examination course, Singapore, from 2003 to the present. He was also an examiner for the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Clinical Performance Examination (2012) Dr Yam’s many interests include: minimally invasive gynaecological surgery (keyhole & conventional methods for gynaecological conditions) & pregnancy care (particularly monitoring of the mother & her foetus during labour & delivery).

His laparoscopic & hysteroscopic repertoire runs the gamut of simple to complex conditions, including:
  • diagnostic & therapeutic
  • hysteroscopy
  • hysteroscopic endometrial ablation hysteroscopic polypectomy & myomectomy hysteroscopic
  • treatment of Asherman’s Syndrome (hysteroscopic adhesiolysis)
  • diagnostic & therapeutic laparoscopy
  • laparoscopic sterilization
  • laparoscopic ovarian drilling
  • laparoscopic treatment of ectopic pregnancy
  • laparoscopic adhesiolysis & treatment of endometriosis
  • laparoscopic myomectomy
  • laparoscopic cystectomy
  • laparoscopic hysterectomy
With regard to obstetrics, Dr Yam has done extensive research in the field of intrapartum foetal surveillance, publishing widely about both conventional (cardiotocography) & alternative (fetal pulse oximetry, lactate measurements) means of fetal monitoring in labour. His work in the field of fetal monitoring has been cited in William’s Obstetrics, a premier international reference textbook on obstetrics.
Dr Yam gives frequent public talks & lectures in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia & the Southeast Asian region. His talks cover topics such as: pregnancy care, fibroid & ovarian cyst treatment, minimally invasive surgery, menopause issues & urogynaecology. He has received accolades from both patients & the hospital administration for his clinical service standards, including the Excellent Service Award 2005 (for outstanding contribution & commitment to excellent service) – KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital-EXSA Singapore (an award given by SPRING Singapore), & the Service From the Heart Exemplary Award 2005-2006 – KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital. In 2012, he received the Faculty Appreciation Award for Outstanding O & G Leadership, as voted by the graduating class of 2014, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.
Dr Yam is currently based at Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore. Dr Yam firmly believes in a dynamic mobile approach to obstetric & gynaecological care. Whilst recognizing the need to constantly keep up with state-of-the-art practice, he also enjoys the excitement of a multicentred multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.

Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (National University of Singapore)
  • Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (United Kingdom)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (United Kingdom) [since 2013]
  • Master of Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology (National University of Singapore)
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Fellow, College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, Singapore
  • Fellow, International College of Surgeons

Academic Awards

  • Duke – NUS Graduate Medical School Award for O & G Leadership (Faculty Appreciation Award 2012)
  • Outstanding faculty for learning (O & G) as voted by graduating class of 2014

Service Awards

  • Excellent Service Award 2005 – KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital - EXSA Singapore
  • Service From the Heart Exemplary Award 2005-2006 – KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital

Publications

Dr Yam has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed international & local scientific journals & has contributed to many books on obstetrics & gynaecology.
His publications include topics such as: minimally invasive surgical techniques, vaginal hysterectomy, intrapartum fetal surveillance, gestational diabetes, & the management of gynaecological emergencies.
In obstetrics, Dr Yam has done extensive research in the field of intrapartum foetal surveillance, publishing widely about both conventional (cardiotocography) & alternative (fetal pulse oximetry, lactate measurements) means of fetal monitoring in labour. His work in the field of fetal monitoring has been cited in William’s Obstetrics, a premier international reference textbook on obstetrics.


  • Minimal access approach to the management of large ovarian cysts.
    Goh SM, Yam J, Loh SF, Wong A 

    Surg Endosc. 2007 Jan;21(1):80-3. Epub 2006 Sep 6
  • A review of 511 vaginal hysterectomies.
    Yam J, Han HC, Lee LC
    Poster: KK Hospital Annual Scientific Meeting. 21-23 Nov 2003
  • Intrapartum fetal pulse oximetry.
    Part 2: Clinical application. Yam J, Chua S, Arulkumaran S
    
Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2000 Mar;55(3):173-83
  • Intrapartum fetal pulse oximetry. Part I: Principles and technical issues.
    Yam J, Chua S, Arulkumaran S
    Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2000 Mar;55(3):163-72
  • Umbilical artery blood gas and lactate in healthy newborns.
    Chanrachakul B, Chua S, Nordström L, Yam
    J, Arulkumaran S 
J Med Assoc Thai. 1999 Apr;82(4):388-93
  • Intrapartum fetal oxygen saturation monitoring in a busy labour ward.
    S, Yam J, Razvi K, Yeong SM, Arulkumaran S
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 1999 Feb;82(2):185-9
  • A case of accelerated development of proliferative diabetic retinopathy in a woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus after pregnancy.
    JP, Thai AC, Chua S, Chee C, Arulkumaran S
    Ann Acad Med Singapore. 1998 Mar;27(2):265-8
  • Evaluation of a new portable system for cord lactate determination.
    Yam J, Chua S, Razvi K, Arulkumaran S
    Gynecol Obstet Invest. 1998;45(1):29-31
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding.
    Yam J P Y
    In: Ooi S, Manning P, editors. Guide to the Essentials in Emergency Medicine
    Singapore: McGraw Hill; 2004. p. 9-11
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease.
    Yam J P Y 
In: Ooi S, Manning P, editors. Guide to the Essentials in Emergency Medicine Singapore
    McGraw Hill; 2004. p. 337-338
  • Fetal Pulse Oximetry.
    Yam J, Chua S, Arulkumaran S
    
In: Arulkumaran S, Jenkins HML, editors. Perinatal Asphyxia. India
    Orient Longman; 2000. p. 136-171
  • A Healthy Lifestyle in Pregnancy
    Yam J, Arulkumaran S In: Arulkumaran S, Chua S, editors. Having a Baby – Every Parent’s Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth.
    Singapore: Oxford University Press; 1999. p. 75-116
  • Ongoing Medical Conditions in Pregnancy
    Yam J, Chua S In: Arulkumaran S, Chua S, editors. Having a Baby – Every Parent’s Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth
    Singapore: Oxford University Press; 1999. p. 173-212
  • Common Infections in Pregnancy
    Yam J, Chua S In: Arulkumaran S, Chua S, editors. Having a Baby – Every Parent’s Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth
    Singapore: Oxford University Press; 1999. p. 213-238

Press Release

  • The Painful truth about endometriosis – Straits Times dated 7th January 2010
  • Work out with baby – Straits Times 21st October 2007
  • There is no secret formula to determine the gender of baby– Lianhe Zaobao dated 18th January 2004.
  • The frequency of sexual intercourse must be appropriate to result in pregnancy – Lianhe Zaobao dated 17th January 2004.

Membership of Organisations

  • Singapore Medical Association
  • Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, United Kingdom
  • Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Singapore
  • Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, Singapore
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  • International Society of Gynecological Endoscopists
  • International College of Surgeons

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