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About Cordlife

Medical and Technical Team

Our Medical and Technical Team is committed to ensuring that Cordlife meets the best international standards in all that we do. From the review of our day-to-day operations, to being at the forefront of technological innovation and finally, whenever a cord blood unit is required for a transplant release, we have our team of experts to focus on delivering the best to our Cordlife parents.

Meet our Panel of Experts

Dr Chiew Yoke Fong

Dr Chiew Yoke Fong

Medical Director
Cordlife Group Limited
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from the National University of Singapore
  • Masters in Internal Medicine from the National University of Singapore
  • Doctor of Medicine from the National University of Singapore
  • Masters in Medical Microbiology from London Hospital Medical College
  • Fellow, Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
  • Specialist in Pathology with work experiences: in New Zealand - Dunedin Hospital; in Singapore - National University Hospital, Alexandra Hospital, Changi General Hospital
  • Former advisor of the World Health Organization
Dr Jennifer Teo

Dr Jennifer Teo

Deputy Medical Director
Cordlife Group Limited
Medical Director
Cordlife Hong Kong
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from the National University of Singapore
  • Specialist Histopathologist with over 10 years experience in Singapore and Hong Kong.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomical & Cellular Pathology, Prince of Wales Hospital (Hong Kong), 2004
Dr Arvin C. Faundo

Dr Arvin C. Faundo

Medical Director
Cordlife Philippines
Cordlife Indonesia
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology (summa cum laude) Cebu Doctors' College, Cebu City, Philippines
  • Doctor of Medicine from the University of the Philippines
  • Training in Hematopathology & Stem Cell Transplantation, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York
  • Consultant in Stem Cell Transplantation: Asian Hospital since 2004, St. Luke's Global City since 2011
Amit Prakash Srivastava

Amit Prakash Srivastava

CEO
Cordlife Sciences India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Bachelor of Life Sciences from the University of Lucknow
  • MBA in marketing from NMIMS Mumbai
  • Certificate course in marketing plan in action & brand management from Innovara Australia
  • Certificate course in selling skills & training from CIBA- GEIGY International, Basel, Switzerland.
  • 17+ years of experience in managing pharmaceutical sales and marketing with organisations like Novartis, Pfizer and Abbott
  • 6+ years of experience with SRL diagnostics in managing speciality & super speciality marketing, business operations, international business, project management and P&L management
Vishal Kanodia

Vishal Kanodia

Chief Operating Officer (C.O.O.)
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants India
  • Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries India
  • B.com (hons.) in Finance from the University of Calcutta
  • Completed leadership course from IIM Ahmedabad
  • Completed the certificate course on valuation conducted by the Corporate law and Corporate Governance Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants India.
  • Diploma in Information System Audit (DISA)
  • CA professional achiever - Healthcare Sector Award by ICAI for exceptional performance as a CA in the healthcare sector in 2015.
  • Awarded the EY Accelerator award in the year 2012
  • Vast experience of 15 years n the field of finance and ops.
  • Worked with Ernst & Young from 2011 to 2013
  • Appointed Company Secretary of Cordlife India since 2013
Professor Dr Menaka Hariharan

Professor Dr Menaka Hariharan

Medical Director
StemLife Berhad
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Masters, Masters of Pathology (Haematology and Transfusion Medicine) from University of Malaya, Fellow of Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and Fellow of Academy of Medicine of Malaysia.
  • Trained in cryopreservation of bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cells at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Centre (USA) with more than 30 years of experience in stem cell field and research.
  • Former Head and Professor of Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Former Member of Pioneer Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Unit in University of Malaya, Adjunct Professor, John Aldwyn Gifted University, Seychelles and Visiting Consultant Haematopathologist at Assunta Hospital, Quantum Diagnostics Laboratory.
Dr Prosanto Kumar Chowdhury

Dr. Prosanto Kumar Chowdhury

Director & Technical Director
Cordlife India
  • MPhil in Regenerative Medicine and Translational Sciences, Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine from West Bengal University of Health Sciences, India
  • Fellowship in Regenerative Medicine and Translational Sciences, Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine from West Bengal University of Health Sciences, India
  • MSc in Haemoglobinopathy from University College of London, United Kingdom
  • Fellow of All India Institute of Medical Technologists (Standard Doctoral Degree), State Medical Faculty, Govt of West Bengal, India
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and Licensed physician since 1994
  • Has over 20 years of experience in conducting research and developing technologies in the fields of stem cell and regenerative medicine
  • Published numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications in academic journals (Thalaessemia Reports, Hepatitis C Virus infection, etc.)
  • Regional Consultant and Associate Member of Thalassaemia International Federation
  • Part of the team performing the First Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem cell Transplantation of Eastern India and the first Umbilical Cord Blood Banking and transplantation of India.
Dr. Kevin K.W. Chik

Dr. Kevin K.W. Chik

Medical Director, Cordlife Hong Kong & Healthbaby Hong Kong
  • MBCHB(CUHK)
  • MRCP(UK)
  • DCH(Ireland)
  • FHKAM(Paed)
  • FHKC(Paed)
  • Associate Professor in The Lady Pao Children’s Cancer Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital
Dr. Cheryl Tiuseco

Dr. Cheryl Tiuseco

Assistant Medical Director Cordlife Philippines
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology (Cum Laude) at Far Eastern University - Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
  • Doctor of Medicine, Far Eastern University - Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
  • Residency Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cardinal Santos Medical Center
  • Fellowship Training in Infectious Diseases for OB-GYN, Philippine General Hospital
  • Consultant OB-GYN in Cardinal Santos Medical Center, Dr. Jesus Delgado Memorial Hospital and Pasig City General Hospital
Dr Zhu Peng Cheng

Dr Zhu PengCheng

Laboratory and Technical Director (Stemlife, Cordlife Philippines)
  • Holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Cell and Molecular Biology from School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Has over 10 years of research experience in cancer biology, wound healing biology and drug discovery
  • Former Senior Research Fellow of College of Science, Nanyang Technological University.
  • Has released numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications in academic journals (Cancer Cell, Blood, Journal of Controlled Release, etc.), with over 975 citations as of January 2019
  • Invited peer-reviewing member for international scientific journals (Oncogene, Cell Death & Diseases, etc.)
Dr Leung Chi Kwan David

Dr Leung Chi Kwan, David

Deputy Laboratory and Technical Director
(Laboratory Director, Cordlife Singapore, Cordlife Hong Kong & Healthbaby Hong Kong)
  • Holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Biology from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Has over 10 years of R&D experience in cancer biology, drug discovery, stem cell biology, stem cell therapy and immunotherapy
  • Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar of the Department of Pathology, Harvard University
  • Has published various peer-reviewed international scientific journal publication in the fields of neurobiology, pharmacology, developmental biology, reproductive medicine and stem cell biology
  • Chartered Scientist, Royal Society of Biology, United Kingdom
  • Fellowship, Institute of Biomedical Sciences
  • Visiting Professor, Kunming Medical University, PRC
  • Honorary Researcher, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Editorial Board member of numerous Scientific and Medical Journals
  • Certified Quality Auditor, American Society for Quality
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Approved Assessor, AABB
Dr Do Dang Vinh

Dr Do Dang Vinh

Laboratory and Technical Director (Indonesia)
Deputy Lab Director (Philippines)
  • Holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Genetics from the School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Has over 20 years of experience in conducting research and developing technologies in the fields of stem cell, regenerative medicine, genomics, cancer immunotherapy, and extracellular vesicles
  • Published numerous peer-reviewed scientific papers in academic journals (Gene & Development, Stem Cell Reports, British Journal of Dermatology, Journal of Extracellular Vesicles, etc.)
  • Invited speaker at international scientific conferences (EMBO, Abcam Epigenetics Conference, Young Embryologists Network)
Dr Leung Ho Chuen Ronald

Dr Leung Ho Chuen, Ronald

Deputy Laboratory and Technical Director
(Cordlife Hong Kong - Metascreen Lab)
  • Holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology from the Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
  • Has over 5 years of experience in virology and immunology
  • Has over 5 years of molecular diagnostic research and development in various technologies such as real time PCR and development in various technologies such as real time PCR and Next Generation Sequencing
  • Has published various peer-reviewed international scientific journal publication in the fields of virology and microbiology
Dr Mururul Aisyi

Dr Mururul Aisyi

Pediatric Hematology Oncology Consultant
Deputy Medical Director of Cordlife
Indonesiaong Kong - Metascreen Lab
  • Bachelor of Medicine at Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, Jakarta
  • Pediatric specialisation at Department of Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Subspecialist of Hematology and Oncology Pediatric Consultant, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, Jakarta
  • Master in Pediatric Oncology, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Clinical Attachment (Hands-On) Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Training Programme, UMMC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Pediatric Hematology Oncologyst at Dharmais National Cancer Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
Dr Yohanes Salim

Dr Yohanes Salim, SpPK

Head of Clinical Pathology Laboratory Cordlife Indonesia
  • Medical Doctor from Universitas Indonesia with over 10 years experience
  • Specialist in Clinical Pathology from Universitas Indonesia with over 5 years experience
  • Master of Biomedical Science
  • Former Head of Blood Bank and Infection and Prevention Control in hospital
  • Former Head Assistant of Antimicrobial Resistance Control in hospital
Dr Inez Wong

Dr Inez Wong

Senior Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist
MBBChir (Cambridge), MA
MMed, FRCSEd (Ophth),
FRCOphth (London), FAMS
Medical Advisor
Eyescreen (Singapore)
  • Specialise in Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, Cataract Surgery & Comprehensive Ophthalmology, LASIK & Refractive Surgery
  • Director of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service at Eagle Eye Centre
  • Adjunct senior research scientist at Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI)
  • Visiting Consultant at National University Hospital (NUH)
  • Former Head of the Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service at NUH
  • Former Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Medical Education Director in Ophthalmology at the National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Former Visiting Consultant at Jurong Health Services (JHS) and Health Promotion Board (HPB)
Dr Shimi Mahesh Kumar

Dr Shimi Mahesh Kumar

Medical Advisor Metascreen
  • MBBS. Terna Medical College, Maharashtra University of Health Science
  • M.D. LTMG hospital, Maharashtra University of Health Science
  • Former Clinical Biochemist Thyrocare Technologies, Corporate Head office
  • Consultant in all aspects of Screening and Diagnosis of Inborn Error of Metabolisms
Dr Meriana Virtin

Dr Meriana Virtin

Medical Advisor, Cordlife Indonesia
  • Bachelor of Medicine from Faculty of Medicine - University of Indonesia
  • Doctor of Medicine from Faculty of Medicine - University of Indonesia
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