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Dr Poo Zi Xi

Dr Poo Zi Xi

MBBS BSc (UK), MRCOG (UK), MMed O&G (Spore)

Associate Consultant

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine

Sub-specialties: Maternal Fetal Medicine

Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital

Profile

Dr Poo Zi Xi is an Associate Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in the Department of Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Her subspecialty is the care of women with complex and high risk pregnancies and her focus is on the health concerns of both mother and fetus prior to, during and after pregnancy. Dr Poo’s primary mission is to ensure her patients receive the best holistic care possible so they can undergo their antenatal journey safely.

Dr Poo graduated from Imperial College London in 2013, having obtained both a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and an intercalated Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Medical Sciences with Reproductive and Developmental Sciences. She was selected to join the Singhealth Obstetrics & Gynaecology Residency Programme in 2015, and was admitted as a Member of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists (MRCOG) UK in 2019 and attained her Master of Medicine (MMed) in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2020. She subsequently was accredited as a Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2022, and has also been appointed as Clinical Instructor with SingHealth Duke-NUS Obstetrics and Gynaecology Academic Clinical Programme (OBGYN ACP) in 2022.

Dr Poo firmly believes in lifelong learning in order to deliver the best care for her patients. In her Residency years, she has demonstrated a consistent track record of pursuing research to advance her learning, which culminated in her being awarded the 4th Singhealth Duke-NUS OBGYN Academic Clinical Program (ACP) Research Grant. Dr Poo’s research papers have been published in renowned local and international journals. She has also presented her research work at both local and overseas conferences e.g., “Optimal HbA1c level of 5.5% predicts gestational diabetes and adverse pregnancy outcomes amongst Singaporean women at San Diego. Dr Poo won the Merit Award under the Basic and Translational Research Category at the 4th ACP Research Day in 2016. She also played a key role in Quality Improvement in KKH, having spearheaded as the team leader in the transition to Electronic Medical Records (EMR) in KKH.

Dr Poo has been recognized multiple times for excellence in her O&G residency years. She was awarded the annual RiSE Best Resident Award for 4 consecutive years from 2015-2019 and also obtained the Singhealth Quality Service Award in 2020. She also believes in paying it forward; she regularly mentors junior colleagues and medical students from all three medical schools in Singapore across Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Duke NUS and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. In recognition of her passion for teaching, she was awarded the RiSE Inspiring Resident Educator Award in 2021.

Education

  • MMed O&G (Singapore) 2020
  • MRCOG (UK) 2019
  • MBBS (Imperial College London UK) 2013
  • BSc in Medical Sciences with Reproductive and Developmental Sciences (Imperial College London UK) 2012

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Associate Consultant, Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM), Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital 2022 – present
  • Clinical Instructor with SingHealth Duke-NUS Obstetrics and Gynaecology Academic Clinical Programme (OBGYN ACP) in 2022 – present

Awards

  • RiSE Awards, Inspiring Resident Educator Award, SingHealth - 2021
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Awards, Singapore Health Quality Service Award - Silver, SingHealth - 2020
  • Best of Graduating Cohort Award, Residency, SingHealth, KKH - 2019
  • RiSE Awards, Year 4 Outstanding Resident Award in AY 2018/2019, SingHealth - 2019
  • RiSE Awards, Year 3 Outstanding Resident Award in AY 2017/2018, SingHealth - 2018
  • RiSE Awards, Year 2 Outstanding Resident Award in AY 2016/2017, SingHealth - 2017
  • RiSE Awards, Year 1 Outstanding Resident Award in AY 2015/2016, SingHealth - 2016
  • Merit Award, Basic and Translational Research Category for Oral Presentation at the 4th SingHealth Academic Clinical Program (ACP) Research Day, SingHealth - 2016

Research Interests

Publications

  • Poo ZX, Sim WS, Tan LK. An Unexpected case of Postnatal Pancreatitis: First presentation of Autoimmune Diabetes BMJ Case Report Dec 2022.
  • Poo ZX, Ng G, Siraj SHM. An Unusual Case of a Filshie Clip Presenting as a Bladder Wall Abscess 12 Years After Sterilization. Am J Case Rep. 2020 Jul 7;21:e923661. doi: 10.12659/AJCR.923661. PMID: 32636354; PMCID: PMC7369142.
  • Poo ZX, Wright A, Ruochen D, Singh R. Optimal first trimester HbA1c threshold to identify Singaporean women at risk of gestational diabetes mellitus and adverse pregnancy outcomes: A pilot study. Obstet Med. 2019 Jun;12(2):79-84. doi: 10.1177/1753495X18795984. Epub 2018 Nov 15. PMID: 31217812; PMCID: PMC6560840.

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