Dr Ashwin Chee
To treat a person as a whole, the sum of their past experiences and relationships, and to guide them through their recovery.
Dr Ashwin Chee is a Psychiatrist and medical doctor with over 15 years of experience in psychological medicine. He graduated from Penang Medical College (now known as RUMC) as a medical doctor, completed his training as a specialist in Singapore and obtained the Master of Medicine (Psychiatry) from National University of Singapore. He is a kind, gentle and caring doctor who is well-regarded in this field.
Dr Chee worked from 2004-2020 at many general hospitals in Singapore. These include National University Hospital, Institute of Mental Health and Singapore General Hospital. He helped set up the psychiatry department in Sengkang General Hospital (SKH). As Chairman for Multi-Disciplinary Team Meetings involving psychiatrists, psychologists, medical social workers and nurses, he oversaw clinical care. He also chaired training programs in the department. As Senior Consultant, he mentored junior specialists in clinical care.
In the LINK Program for the huge North-East region of Singapore, where patients were jointly managed by specialists in the hospital and family doctors in the community, he was the Psychiatry Lead for the mental wellness component. In this role, he helped people with mental health conditions transit back to the community where they continued to receive psychological care by their family doctors. He also trained family doctors in mental health conditions.
He has a passion for teaching and he was appointed clinical tutor for medical students at National University of Singapore and Duke-NUS Medical School.
Dr Chee has a special interest in helping people with First-Episode Psychosis. He spent many years helping youths with this condition when he was part of Singapore’s Early Psychosis Intervention Program (EPIP). He is an expert in Depression and Anxiety, and he was part of the clinical team in the Mood and Anxiety Clinic at SKH. In recognition of his kind and caring demeanour, he was nominated for the Service with a Heart Award (Gold) 2022 in Singapore Health Services. He hopes to continue to guide people through their recovery journey by taking into account their preferences and recommending the appropriate evidence-based treatment.