School of Life and Physical Sciences
Senior Staff Registrar, Changi Sports Medicine Centre
Dr Fadzil Hamzah graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 2005 and obtained his Masters in Sports Medicine at the University of Queensland, Australia in 2013. He is currently a Senior Staff Registrar at Singapore Sport and Exercise Medicine Centre (SSMC) in Changi General Hospital (CGH) as well as Singapore Sports Institute (SSI), and a visiting clinician at Orthopaedic Sports and Joint Centre in Singapore General Hospital (SGH).
Besides clinical work, Dr Fadzil is actively involved in clinical research and audits focusing on Extra Corporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) as well as community health; with some of his research projects being presented on podium at various international research conferences worldwide.
He has also been providing medical coverage in numerous local and international sports events. He was the Medical Director for ONE Fighting Championship from 2012 to 2015, and was the Chief Medical Officer for Team Singapore in the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2018.
In 2018, SingHealth established the SingHealth Duke-NUS Sport & Exercise Medicine Centre (SDSC), which aims to provide an integrated, multidisciplinary care that pushes the frontiers of clinical service, research and education in the field of Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) across all SingHealth institutions. Dr Fadzil has since been appointed as the Community Director for SDSC.
In addition, he has been a member of the Exercise is Medicine Singapore (EIMS) Management Committee since its set up in 2012. Currently, he is the EIMS Community Programmes Director, and is also part of EIMS teaching faculty. He was previously the Deputy Director of EIMS Training and Education from 2012 to 2017, and was one of the contributing authors of the EIMS Exercise Prescription Guide.
As one of the pioneer healthcare professionals certified in HealthChange Methodology in Singapore, Dr Fadzil also conducts regular workshops and trains healthcare professionals on person-centred work practices in clinical consultations, care planning, discharge planning, disease management, health promotion, rehabilitation, return to work and other health services.
Dr Fadzil also held teaching appointments in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) for the Introduction to Injury Rehabilitation for Medical Officers (IIRMO) Course attended by the SAF Medical Officers and Cadets.
Dr Fadzil’s deep interests in sports have been exemplified by his involvement in track and field during his junior college days. He has been in competitive dragon-boating since 2008, winning at both the club and national leagues, and taking up many leadership roles in various dragon-boat clubs. Dr Fadzil’s passion for dragon-boat spurred him to volunteer as a community grassroots leader since 2010, organising dragon-boating events to be enjoyed by the masses. For his contribution, Dr Fadzil was selected as the torchbearer for the inaugural 2010 Youth Olympic Games torch relay.
He has since been actively involved in many community programmes and health coaching. He currently works closely with Sport Singapore’s ActiveSG team in the Active Health initiative by providing medical and exercise prescription expertise. Since the Ministry of Health declared ‘War on Diabetes’, he has been working closely with community partners and government organisations like Health Promotion Board (HPB), People’s Association (PA) and Community Development Council (CDC) to co-develop the Health Peers Programme, in which he leads a team of health professionals to train community volunteers in diabetes prevention and management. The Health Peers Programme was awarded the Prime Minister’s Community Initiative Award 2017 and has also earned Changi General Hospital the Community Partnership Excellence Award at the People’s Association Community Awards Ceremony 2018. Following its success, the programme is expanding to more districts in the east, as well as to the western community through collaborations with National University Health System (NUHS).
Dr Fadzil is also an active member of the Tampines Central Citizen’s Consultative Committee, focusing on both health and physical activity promotion in the community as well as outreach to the youths and minorities through sports and exercise. He serves in M³, an alliance of 3 key Malay/Muslim organisations (MUIS, MENDAKI and MESRA/MAEC) created in 2018 to address the needs and the aspirations of the Malay/Muslim community as well as supporting citizen-centric and last-mile service delivery for the underserved and underprivileged in the community. Currently he is the healthcare committee lead for M³@Bedok and M³@Tampines.
His passion in serving and engaging the community has also seen him being invited as both speaker and guest in many public health and motivational talks, community events, as well as being quoted in numerous media resources. His efforts in promoting physical activity and exercise in the community as well as collaborations with community stakeholders were also featured in Singapore’s first EIM online global webinar that was telecasted live worldwide in July 2019.