From A*Star to chief of research at National Healthcare Group

Benjamin Seet says new role will let him share R&D expertise directly with healthcare sector

On his new position as group chief research officer, Dr Benjamin Seet says there is great scope for research, with the National Healthcare Group encompassing not only three general hospitals, but also national centres for infectious diseases, mental
Dr Seet, an ophthalmologist by training, will helm public healthcare research at the National Healthcare Group from this month.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

In 2011, Brigadier-General Benjamin Seet embarked on a new mission in which he was parachuted from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), where he had spent 22 years, to the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star).

Such moves were not unusual for the former chief of the SAF Medical Corps. He had served on three United Nations tours, including being chief medical officer of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 04, 2020, with the headline 'From A*Star to chief of research at NHG'. Subscribe