Dr Quek is a specialist in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the Parkway Gynaecology Screening & Treatment Centre in Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore.
He was formerly the Head of Pre-invasive Disease & Screening Unit, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital. He serves on the board of the International Federation of Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology. A former President of the Society of Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology of Singapore, he now sits on the present council.
He received his undergraduate medical training in Dublin, Ireland, before working as an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist in London, UK for several years, including three years as a clinical research fellow. He has been working in Singapore since 2000 and in addition to being on the faculty of the Yong Loo Lin Medical School and the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, also travels and lecture extensively on the subject of cervical cancer prevention. His special interest is in the area of prevention of gynaecological cancers, particularly cancer of the cervix.
Dr Quek has a passion for teaching and training doctors and healthcare workers in underprivileged areas and has volunteered his services to the International Agency for Research into Cancer for World Health Organization (IARC, WHO) to train many doctors in Thailand, Vietnam, China, Africa and India. He has authored several books and book chapters including “Lower Genital Precancer” (Blackwell Science) and is presently working on another book on cervical cancer prevention.
His research work includes real-time detection of cervical cancer and precancer PAP smear screening, HPV testing,and was involved in the clinical trials for HPV vaccines for the prevention of cervical cancer. He has given hundreds of lectures, both regionally and internationally in the area of cervical cancer prevention and runs several training courses a year in colposcopy – an examination technique to identify and treat cervical precancer conditions.