Alex, Yeo Sow Nam is the director of ‘The Pain Specialist’ in Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore. He is also the chairman, Section of pain management, college of Anesthesiology, Academy of Medicine. He is also founder, past director and now visiting consultant of the Pain Management Centre and the Acupuncture Service of Singapore General Hospital. Dr Yeo is the current president of World Institute of Pain for Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.
Dr Yeo trained at Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia, and was the first Singaporean physician to obtain accreditation in the specialty of pain management, awarded by the Australian and New Zealand Faculty of Pain Medicine. He was also the first Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (USA) in Singapore, and is a registered acupuncturist. He is also a consultant anaesthetist and is accredited by both the local specialist accreditation board and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
The former president of the Pain Association of Singapore, Dr Yeo has been described as “evangelical” in pain management and has given more than 100 local and international lectures, and has also published more than 70 articles and abstracts. Recognizing that pain management requires a multidisciplinary approach, he started an advisory board of many eminent doctors of different disciplines for the Pain Association of Singapore.