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"The lectures were engaging, entertaining and effective in helping interprofessional healthcare collaborations."


"The Education Conference was well planned, very focused and interesting."


"It was wonderful to see health professionals from different institutions and specialties coming together to share their knowledge and experiences."

Dr Ashokka Balakrishnan
Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia, Simulation Programme Director (Anaesthesia Division),
National University Hospital, Singapore


Dr Ashokka Balakrishnan is a Consultant Anaesthesiologist and Simulation Programme Director (Anaesthesia Division) at the National University Hospital Singapore (NUHS) and a CenMed Associate at the Centre for Medical Education (CenMed), NUHS. With his expertise in high fidelity simulation-based undergraduate, postgraduate medical and allied acute care, Dr Balakrishnan has trained numerous batches of medical students over the past 12 years. He has a Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthesiologists (FANZCA) and a Masters in Health Professions Education (MHPE) from Maastricht, Netherlands. Dr Balakrishnan is the module lead for the MHPE programme for the Maastricht-Singapore Collaboration at the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

Dr Balakrishnan's special interests are postgraduate exam support, simulation-based postgraduate and undergraduate education, Interprofessional education through acute care simulation and multidisciplinary team training. He has conducted international workshops in simulation, airway and crisis management for acute care practitioners, trauma teams, anaesthesiologists and nursing delegates. He has also conducted medical education faculty development programmes in USA, Taiwan, the Philippines, China, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia & India.

Currently, Dr Balakrishnan is a reviewer for the Advances in Health Sciences Education and the Singapore Medical Journal.

Dr Ashokka Balakrishnan's Session