General Profile

drjanicekhoo

Having practiced Medicine as a General Practitioner for more than 28 years, Dr Janice Khoo recognizes the individual needs of her patients. She has developed her skills not only in treating medical problems but also making her patients  look and feel good and staying healthy and fabulous through using the latest advances in Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine.

She started her medical practice in the prime  location of Singapore at Raffles City in 1986. Her diverse mix of patients included ambassadors, dignatories and politicians, reputed fashion designers and owners of famous Italian fashion houses, TV and movie stars, performers and musicians, professional athletes…such is the interesting mix of patients she has encountered through her career.

As her patients mellowed and matured over time, her philosophy of making them age gracefully and remain active in their lifestyles brought her to develop an interest in Aesthetic and Anti-Aging medicine.

Not only should each individual look good, they had to feel good too. Her mantra of practicing preventive medicine through the years has helped her achieve this in her patients that came to seek her professional advise.

An active sportswoman since the tender age of 9, she has achieved sporting accolades in Athletics, Squash and Golf. She represented Singapore in the Womens’ Golf Team in 2002 in Taiwan, Korea and Thailand. In 2004, she started long distance running, participated in 10km and 20km runs and also ran the full marathon in 2007.

Apart from her professional career, she had volunteered her time to community work since 1997. Putting her knowledge and experience in medicine and sports together, she developed a holistic golf training programme for Youth Golfers in Singapore. To date, more than 4000 Youths have benefitted from this Youth Golf training Programme, some of whom have gone on to represent Singapore in the SEA Games. (www.youthgolf.com.sg)

For her unstinting work and support to the community she was awarded the Sporting Singapore Inspirational Award in 2004.

On the creative side, Dr Janice Khoo spends her leisure time in music and photography. A shutter bug since obtaining her first SLR camera at age 13, she has developed a vast collection of pictures in travel and sports photography, travelling widely through Asia and Europe to heritage sites, festivals and major sports events.

Her passion and interest for community work has even brought her to sing “Quando Quando” in a duet with Dr Peter Lee in a concert organized by “The Music Man “ and cultural medallion winner Iskandar Ismail. Her children performed for ChildAid in 2005. Together with her family, they have cut 2 albums of popular songs for friends.

 

Education

Educated in Singapore Chinese Girls’ School and Raffles Institution, Dr Janice Khoo went on to obtain her Medical Degree at the National University of Singapore in 1983.

Having trained as an intern in the Medicine, Orthopaedics and Paediatric departments in the government hospitals, she went into private medical practice in 1986, setting up in Raffles City where she was appointed to serve several Government Statutory Boards, Embassies and Multi-National Corporations.

She also obtained further certifications:

  • Designated Factory Doctors Certification
  • Aviation Authority of Singapore certification
  • American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine
  • American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine Board Certified Diplomate in Aesthetic Medicine

Other Honours and Awards:

  • Sporting Singapore Inspiration Award (2004)
  • Friends of MCYS Award (2010)

Community Work

Dr Janice Khoo has a strong passion for helping the needy and has been the driving force to various charity and voluntary work for the community in Singapore and overseas.

Wanting to instil the sense of volunteerism to her children, she encouraged  her four daughters to participate in an overseas trip with Mercy Relief, where her children helped to re-build and re-furbish an orphanage in Medan for two weeks. Prior to their departure, her daughters performed at a private charity concert to raise funds for the replacement of bug-infested beds in the orphanage. Through the concert, a sum of  $12,000 was raised. She and her husband Dr Peter Lee joined the group at the end of the two-week mission to provide health screening services to the orphans. Medical provisions for health supplements and treatment given to the orphans soon extended to the families and villagers who came to know of it.

Other medical mission trips they have covered include work for the Ministry of Health in Seychelles, rural hospitals in Indonesia and Myanmar.

In 2007, she raised $12,500 for the School Pocket Money Fund through sponsors who supported her first run in the full Standard Chartered Marathon.

Raising funds for the needy inspired her to finish the race in 4 hours 15 mins.

 

Other Charity and Volunteer organisations served by Dr Janice Khoo:

Name of Organisation Appointment From To
Youth Golf Charity Organising Chairperson 1997 On-going
Medical Missions Foundation Golf Charity Organising Committee 2006 2012
ST School Pocket Money Fund Organising Committee to Laguna Fund raising(400k raised) 2012

 

Service Record in Organisations:

Name of Organisation Appointment From To
Laguna National Golf and Country Club Lady Vice-Captain 1994 2002
Laguna National Golf and Country Club Lady Captain 2002 2012
Medical Missions Foundation Golf Charity Organising Committee 2006 2012
Youth Golf Programme Chairperson 2004 On-going
International Amateur Athletic Federation AAA Anti-doping Control Medical Delegate-SEA Games (Laos)

  • Asian Youth Games (Singapore)
  • Asian Cities Athletics (Thailand)
  • Asian Grand Prix (Bangkok)
2008 On-going
Singapore Ladies Golf Association Committee Member 1994 2012
Singapore Sports Council Council Member 2004 2012
National Volunteer and Philantrophy Board Board Member 2006 2008
Medical Missions Foundation Committee Member 2008 On-going
Republic Polytechnic Board Member 2004 On-going
Republic Polytechnic Chairperson –School of Health & Leisure 2004 Ongoing
Republic Polytechnic Chairman – Institutional Review Board 2009 Ongoing
Singapore Golf Association Advisor to Junior Golf Development 2013 Ongoing