National University of Ireland MB ChB in 1999
Dr Avinash has a keen interest in anaesthetic pre-assessment and risk stratification. CGH has been very receptive to his ideas and he has been given opportunities to lead the anaesthesia department as well as other departments in adopting those changes.
3. What do you enjoy most about CGH?
"I was quite settled in the UK, but once I had my children, the dynamics of family and social life changed. I wanted to be closer to my immediate family in Asia. singapore seemed like the logical choice as it represented the best of both worlds."
"I work in a very supportive department and am surrounded by likeminded peers and colleagues that make coming to work rather pleasant. The work-life balance is good and the department understands the developmental needs of its staff. The department and hospital are keen to embrace new advancements in medicine and I am often introduced to new technologies at work".
2. What made you choose CGH?
"I had spoken to a few doctors in Singapore before I made the decision to leave UK. I received very positive feedback from those who had worked at CGH. They mentioned that it had a vibrant and relatively young department. The department was embarking on numerous research and efficiency programmes and I found this appealing".
4. What was the transition like?
"It wasn't a huge issue settling into my new life in Singapore. I live very close to the hosptial and the 'condo' life keeps the children fairly busy. Being a cosmopolitan city, food is not an issue and every cuisine is catered for. There is a huge variety of local dishes that the family enjoy. We do not have a car but that is not an issue as the local transportation is very efficient and affordable compared to the UK."