Name: Dr. Gerard Nah
Education:aster of Medicine in Ophthalmology, National University of Singapore
Dr. Gerard Nahis a Senior Eye Surgeon trained in the sub-specialty of Cornea, Refractive Surgery and External Diseases. A medical graduate from the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom, he underwent and completed his training as an eye surgeon in Singapore under the Singapore Armed Forces Post-graduate Scholarship (Medical) programme. He then went onto train as a clinical fellow at the University of British Columbia under Professor Simon Holland at the Eye Care Centre, Vancouver, Canada. During his fellowship, he was also tutored by Dr Steve Schallhorn, the founder of Warfighter Refractive Surgery Programme in the US Navy.
Upon his return, Dr Nah founded the SAF Vision Performance Centre as its head and established Singapore’s own Military Corneal Refractive Surgery programmes, as such, he is a designated ophthalmologist to Singapore’s elite. As an active member of the international community of military ophthalmology, he has been the international-chair of the Annual International Military Refractive Surgery Symposium since its inception in 2007.
In addition to Ophthalmology, Dr Nah is also trained in Aviation Medicine, a subspecialty of Occupational Medicine having earned his Diploma in Aviation Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians of London. He served in the Republic of Singapore Air Force for close to 20 years and was also the head of the RSAF Aeromedical Centre. He was conferred the titles of SAF Consultant in Ophthalmology and Aviation Medicine by the Ministry of Defence. As part of the National Day Awards in 2011, Dr Nah was awarded the Commendation Medal (Military) for his services to the nation. He is an active Operationally-Ready National Serviceman and holds the rank of Senior Lieutenant Colonel.
Dr Nah’s ethos in cornea and refractive surgery is rooted in his military pedigree; Enhancing vision performance through medical science whilst maintaining the highest standards of safety.
He is joyfully married with three wonderful children, enjoys cooking his mother’s recipes for them in his free time and tries to walk a little closer with his creator daily.