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SNEC Alumni

​The SNEC alumni is the official world alumni association for all overseas and local fellows that have trained here in the last two decades.

SNEC has trained eye specialists from more than 15 countries and has provided the opportunity for our fellows to learn, train, conduct research and share their experiences on ophthalmology and eye care. 

The SNEC alumni has two main goals:

  • To establish and maintain contact between fellows around the world and SNEC doctors

  • To facilitate the sharing and exchange of knowledge, skills and experience in ophthalmology and the different practices worldwide

The alumni is established with the active encouragement and support of former fellows who recognise the value of keeping in touch with SNEC and with each other, and to continue to be part of the SNEC family.

The SNEC Alumni was founded by Dr Cesar Gomezperalta from Mexico, who remains as its Chairman since the formation of SNEC Alumni. 


SNEC's First Four International Fellows

Dr Marc Lawrence Weitzman
First Fellow (1992)

SNEC accepted the first overseas fellow, Dr Marc Lawrence Weitzman. He had completed his residency and served three years in Mt Sinai Hospital in New York. Dr Weitzman did a six-month overseas fellowship in vitreo-retinal during his attachment in SNEC. He then spent three months in China teaching general ophthalmology before returning to the US to take up another fellowship in glaucoma.

​Dr Grace Gray Mugume
Second Fellow (1993)

The second doctor from overseas to be attached for six-month in SNEC was Dr Grace Gray Mugume from Mbuya Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. Sponsored by the Uganda government, Dr Mugume, a general ophthalmologist, started his fellowship programme in microsurgery in July 1993. Upon completion of his fellowship programme, Dr Mugume resumed his duties as a general ophthalmologist in Mbuya Hospital with the experience gained here.

Dr Zhao Shao-Zhen
Third Fellow (1994)


Dr Zhao Shao-Zhen, a senior resident from the International Intraocular Implant Training Centre in Tianjin, China, became SNEC’s third overseas Fellow when she accepted a one-year fellowship programme. Besides upgrading her knowledge in intraocular implant surgery and other eye surgical procedures, she also participated in excimer and glaucoma clinical research projects. She completed her fellowship in May 1995.

Dr Paul Foster
Fourth Fellow (1995-1997)


Dr Paul Foster, from the United Kingdom, was a Glaucoma fellow at SNEC from 1995 to 1997. During his first two years he was attached to the glaucoma service as a Research Registrar, where he participated in the multicenter randomised trials on 5-FU for filtration surgery. During his third year he took an active role at our Tanjong Pagar Community survey for glaucoma in the elderly. He also took time off to observe the prevalence of glaucoma in Mongolia.


List of International Fellows (From 1992 - Present)

Country Name Subspecialty Start Date End Date
Argentina Dr Federico Luengo Cornea1 January 2010 31 December 2011
AustraliaDr Andrea Ang Yi-LingCornea16 October 201215 April 2013
AustraliaDr Vicky Lu Hsin-Ju Vitreo-Retina23 June 201422 June 2015
AustraliaDr Aristides KonstantopoulosCornea1 September 201430 April 2015
AustraliaDr Sonia Suriya MoorthyPaediatric Ophthalmology1 April 201531 March 2016
Bangladesh Dr Zafar Khaled Vitreo-Retina 6 May 1996 28 March 1997
Bangladesh Dr Nasima Ahmed Vitreo-Retina 1 January 2003 22 November 2003
BangladeshDr Mafruha AfrinOcular Inflammation & Immunology18 July 201617 July 2017
China Dr Zhao Shao Zhen Anterior Segment 7 June 1994 14 November 1995
China Dr Tan Yi Vitreo-Retina 2 January 1996 25 April 1997
China Dr Li Jian Ping Cataract & Comprehensive 24 March 1997 23 September 1997
China Dr Zhang Ming Zhi Glaucoma 10 September 1998 25 August 1999
China Prof Li Xiao Rong Vitreo-Retina 11 September 199810 September 1999
China Dr Feng Qi Gao General Ophthalmology 8 September 2000 8 December 2000
China Dr Li Jun Hong Paediatric Ophthalmology 15 November 2000 13 August 2001
China Dr Yang Jin Glaucoma 30 November 2000 30 November 2001
China Dr Wei Rui Hua Cornea & Refractive Surgery 4 April 2001 October 2004
China Dr Zhang Li Jun Paediatric Ophthalmology 11 May 2001 11 February 2002
China Dr Yang Hui Paediatric Ophthalmology 2 November 2001 1 May 2002
China Dr Cai Yu Glaucoma/ General Ophthalmology/ 
Vitreo-Retina  
17 February 200330 June 2004
China Dr Bu Shao Chong Cataract & Comprehensive November 2003 May 2004
China Dr He Jian Zhong Vitreo-Retina January 2004 Dec 2004
China Dr Hu Bo Jie Cataract & Comprehensive 8 March 2004 7 March 2005
China Dr Xia WenQing Glaucoma 26 March 2004 25 September 2004
China Dr Wang Jing Glaucoma July 2004July 2005
China Dr Liu Shao Hui Andrea Cornea & Refractive Surgery October 2004 October 2005
China Dr Liu Huan Ming Cataract & Comprehensive 14 December 200413 December 2005
Egypt Dr Mohamed Moustafa Abdel 
Rahman Hantira 
Cornea & Refractive Surgery 1 May 2007 31 October 2007
GermanyDr Boris Viktor StanzelSurgical Retina7 March 20166 March 2017
GreeceDr Tryfinopoulou IoannaGlaucoma16 February 201115 February 2012
Hong KongDr Ning Cheung DannyVitreo-Retina8 September 20147 September 2015
India Dr Meenakshi Sivakumar 
(Deceased) 
General Ophthalmology 16 May 1995 3 November 1995
India       Dr Roy Lipika   Paediatric Ophthalmology25 April 200524 October 2005
India Dr Thacker Neepa Paediatric Ophthalmology 27 March 2000 26 September 2000
India    Dr Dr Anand ParthasarathyCornea & Refractive Surgery November 2004January 2007
India Dr Lavanya Raghavan Cataract & Comprehensive 17 December 200716 December 2008
India Dr Vanathi Murgesan Cornea & Refractive 28 October 2008 27 January 2009
India    Dr Alok Agrawal    Ocular Inflammation & Immunology29 November 201031 May 2011
India    

Dr Svati Bansal

Neuro-Ophthalmology

 

27 February 201526 February 2016
India    

Dr Sourabh Sharma

 

Glaucoma

 

1 July 201630 June 2017
India    Dr Kotecha Megha RamnikAdvanced Cataract26 October 201725 October 2018
Indonesia Dr Vira Wardhana Istiantoro Glaucoma 6 January 2006 5 January 2007
Indonesia Dr Made Susiyanti Cornea & Refractive Surgery 27 February 2006 26 Febuary 2007
Indonesia Dr Zeiras Eka DjamalGlaucoma15 September 2014                    14 September 2015
Indonesia  Dr Sharita SiregarCornea & External Eye Disease14 September 201513 September 2016
Iran Dr Alireza Hedayatfar Ocular Inflammation 15 July 200914 July 2010
Japan Dr Yasuhiro Takahashi Oculoplastic 7 July 2008 7 October 2008
Japan Dr Kazuaki Nakauchi Oculoplastic 4 May 2009 3 November 2009
Jordan Dr Muath Ahmad M Arabiyat Vitreo-Retina 23 July 200722 September 2008
Jordan Dr Rania A.I Shibayeh Cornea & Refractive Surgery 8 October 2007 7 October 2008
Malaysia Dr Sivagnanam s/o Chidambaram Glaucoma 2 February 1994 2 March 1994
Malaysia Dr Ho Sed Ney Glaucoma 10 July 2001 3 October 2001
Malaysia Dr Ooi Say Gee Oculoplastic & Aesthetic 
Eyeplastic Service 
15 January 200314 July 2003
Malaysia Dr K. Sivamalar Ocular Inflammation & 
Immunology Service 
2 March 2006 1 March 2007
Malaysia Dr Norlina Binti Mohd Ramli Glaucoma 8 September 2008 7 September 2009
MalaysiaDr Sunder RamasamyPaediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus6 April 20115 April 2012
MalaysiaDr Tan Siow WeiOculoplastic5 September 20114 September 2012
Malaysia Dr Norhalwani Binti HusainGlaucoma17 October 201216 October 2013
Malaysia Dr Fiona Chew Lee MinPaediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus26 August 201325 August 2014
MalaysiaDr Lim Hsien HanGlaucoma23 September 201322 September 2014
MalaysiaDr Lakana Kumar A/L ThavaratnamNeuro-Ophthalmology26 March 201425 March 2015
MalaysiaDr Nurull Bahya Binti SulimanGlaucoma29 August 201628 August 2017
Mexico Dr Cesear Gomezperalta Cornea & Refractive Surgery 16 August 2000 15 August 2001
Mexico Dr Ingrid Franco Paediatric Ophthalmology 15 July 200914 July 2010
MexicoDr Karim Mohamed NoriegaCorneal & External Eye Disease28 October 201127 October 2012
MexicoDr Mauricio Davila GonzalezPaediatric Ophthalmology 13 September 201712 September2018
Myanmar Dr Ko Ko Tin Anterior Segment 3 January 199425 March 1994
Myanmar Dr U Ye Lwin Anterior Segment 3 January 1994 25 March 1994
Myanmar Dr Thet Naing General Ophthalmology 2 May 1995 1 April 1996
Myanmar Dr San Myint General Ophthalmology May 1996 May 1997
Myanmar Dr Yee Yee Aung General Ophthalmology 13 December 1999 12 June 2001
Myanmar Dr May Zun Aung WinOcular Inflammation & Immunology

11 January 2016

 

10 January 2017
Myanmar Dr Aung Yin MonGlaucoma30 May 201629 May 2017
Myanmar Dr Aye Thi HanNeuro-Ophthalmology13 June 201612 June 2017
Myanmar Dr Nay Lin OoOculoplastic11 July 201610 July 2017
Myanmar Dr Khin Oo MayCornea & External Eye Disease19 September 201618 September 2017
Myanmar Dr Hla SandarOcular Inflammation & Immunology24 October 201723 October 2018
Myanmar Dr Tha Zin Wuit HmoneOculoplastic26 July 201725 July 2018
Myanmar Dr Hla Myat NweGlaucoma28 August 201727 August 2018
New Zealand Dr Sims Joanna Lesley Ocular Inflammation & 
Immunology Service 
21 February 200720 February 2008
New Zealand Dr Reece Hall Cornea & Refractive 28 January 2009 27 January 2010
New Zealand Dr Judy Ku Yu-Fen Glaucoma 1 February 201031 January 2011
Nigeria Dr Mahmoud Babanini Al Hassan Vitreo-Retina 1 August 2002 10 February 2003
Pakistan Dr Junaid Afzal Vitreo-Retina 1 April 201031 March 2011
Philippines Dr Jose Luis de Grano Paediatric Ophthalmology 19 August 199910 August 2000
PhilippinesDr Maria Margarita Lat Luna Glaucoma 1 April 20004 August 2000
Philippines Dr Howard Yu Cajucom-Uy Cornea & Refractive Surgery 19 January 200118 January 2002
Philippines Dr Lim SY Joycelyn Vitreo-Retina 31 January 2001 30 April 2002
Philippines Dr Jessica Marie R. Abano Cornea & Refractive Surgery 1 Febuary 200230 September 2003
Philippines Dr Charmaine Yu Ang Oculoplastic & Aesthetic 
Eyeplastic Service 
10 April 2002 30 April 2003
Philippines Dr Arlie R. Jaurigue Paediatric Ophthalmology January 2003December 2003
Philippines Dr Anna Lisa Yu Cornea & Refractive Surgery 6 January 2003 5 January 2004
Philippines Dr Mark Anthony Tianco Imperial Oculoplastic & Aesthetic 
Eyeplastic Service 
January 2004January 2005
Philippines    Dr Kristine BascalOcular Inflammation & ImmunologyJanuary 2004December 2006
Philippines Dr Javellana Juan Antonio Grau Vitreo-Retina 12 May 200511 May 2006
Philippines Dr Jesus Jacinto M. Bautista Vitreo-Retina 14 August 2006 13 August 2007
Philippines Dr Santos Christine Therese Amurao Oculoplastic & Aesthetic 
Eyeplastic Service 
19 March 2007 18 March 2008
Philippines Dr Leandro Jose G Domalanta Cataract & Comprehensive 11 June 200710 June 2008
Philippines Dr Ma. Lorena Ruth G. Capinpin Vitreo-Retina 12 August 2008 11 August 2009
Philippines Dr Pia Regina E GalvanteOcular Inflammation & Immunology3 May 20122 May 2013
Philippines Dr Celeste Pineda GuzmanGlaucoma

9 July 2012

8 July 2013
Philippines Dr Bhambi Uellyn Anonuevo GesitePaediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus13 July 201212 July 2013
Philippines    Dr Mejia Margarita Nahleen NaguitCornea & Refractive Surgery3 June 2013

2 June 2014

Philippines Dr Carlo Josemaria D RubioGlaucoma26 August 201325 August 2014
Philippines Dr Marco Antigua TumaladOculoplastic

6 January 2015

5 January 2016
Philippines Dr Jan Carlo AlegreMedical Retina22 February 201621 February 2017
Philippines Dr Mayjane Joan Gamolo TumulakOcular Inflammation & Immunology11 January 2017 10 January 2018
Philippines Dr Carlo Selibio LadoresMedical Retina6 March 20175 March 2018
Philippines Dr Niccolo Zandro Rigor ValenciaSurgical Retina28 July 2017 27 July 2018
Sri Lanka Dr Samanthila Waduthantri Cataract & Comprehensive 
Service 
21 August 2006 20 August 2007
Sri Lanka Dr Samanthila Waduthantri Ocular Inflammation & 
Immunology Service 
3 September 20072 September 2008
Sri LankaDr Lasitha Saroj JayasingheCornea & External Eye Disease2 May 20131 May 2014
SwitzerlandDr Anne JansenOcular Inflammation & Immunology4 May 201530 November 2015
Thailand Dr Apiwat Pothikumjohn Cornea & Refractive Surgery 26 August 200325 August 2004
Uganda Dr Grace Gray Mugume Ophthalmic Microsurgery & 
Observed Glaucoma 
26 January 199425 February 1994
UK Dr Jan Van der HoekCornea & Refractive Surgery 3 January 2002 2 July 2002
UK Dr Peter David Cackett Vitreo-Retina 3 September 2007 2 September 2008
UKDr Romesh AngunawelaCorneal & External Eye Disease16 February 201115 February 2012
UKDr Geraint Powell WilliamsCornea & External Eye Disease8 March 201513 September 2015
USA Dr Marc Lawrence Weitzman Vitreo-Retina 17 August 1992 15 February 1993
Vietnam Dr Thruong Thi Thu Hong Vitreo-Retina 2 May 199529 September 1995