Associate Professor Cheong Yuet Meng

Contact Details

Tel: +603 5514 6321
Fax: +603 5514 6323
Office: Room 4-4-12
Email: cheong.yuet.meng@monash.edu

Profile Summary

Dr. Cheong Yuet Meng obtained her medical degree from the University of Malaya and later her Masters in Medical Microbiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine followed by the Membership/Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists (UK).

She started her career with the Malaysian Ministry of Health at the Institute for Medical Research and worked there for 16 years. Her main areas of research were in Clinical Microbiology and Antibiotic Resistance. She started a number of national programs at the MOH and of note is the National Surveillance of Antibiotic Resistance Program. She was also involved in the planning, execution and delivery of the teaching program of the Institute which included basic and advanced programs for Medical Laboratory Technologists, post graduate training for doctors in Pathology & Medical Microbiology as well as being initially a module coordinator and subsequently Dean of the IMR Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Microbiology that was held annually under the aegis of the South East Asia Ministers’ of Education & Tropical Medicine Program (SEAMEO-TropMed).

Subsequently she joined Pfizer, a leading Pharmaceutical R&D company initially as the Medical Director of Pfizer Malaysia/Singapore/Brunei and was later promoted to be the Regional Director of Clinical Operations for Asia. During her 13 years in the industry she has developed and introduced a number of Clinical Trials to Asia and is well versed in the operational, regulatory and ethical aspects of conducting clinical trials in this region. She successfully obtained a grant from the headquarters to conduct an Asian Study on the Role of Atypical Respiratory Pathogens in Community Acquired Pneumonia at 12 leading medical centers in the region.

Qualifications

MBBS (Mal), MMed.Microbiology (Lond), FRCPath (UK)