Leo Yee Sin
Executive Director
National Center for Infectious Diseases

Professor LEO Yee Sin, an adult Infectious Disease specialist, is the Executive Director of the National Centre for Infectious Diseases. Prof Leo has led her team through multiple outbreaks in Singapore. These include the Nipah outbreak in 1999, SARS in 2003, pandemic influenza in 2009 and multiple surges of vector-borne diseases including the Zika outbreak in 2016.   Most recently she has successfully managed Singapore’s first imported case of the Monkeypox in May 2019. She has won many awards among which is the most prestigious Public Service Star in recognition for her outstanding battle against SARS.  Other awards include the Excellence Star Award 2005, Red Ribbon Award 2014 and National Healthcare Group (NHG) Distinguished Senior Clinician Award 2016. Prof Leo is extremely active in academic advancement. Her key research interests are Emerging Infectious Diseases, Dengue, and HIV. Her recent focus on point-of-care testing (POCT) attests to her work in improving patient care and outbreak control.  Having published more than 200 scientific papers, she is highly sought after as an advisor and conference speaker