Dr Amanda ZAIN
Khoo Teck Puat-National University Children’s Medical Institute
National University Hospital
Dr Amanda Zain is a Consultant Paediatrician in the Children’s Emergency, Khoo Teck Puat-National University Children’s Medical Institute at the National University Hospital (NUH). She also serves as Assistant Dean of Sustainability and Enterprise at her alma mater, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS. She is a mother to two young children, who, like many of her patients, are in the demographic that will experience up to 88% of the health burden of climate change. After receiving her MBBS as a recipient of the Public Service Commission Medicine scholarship, Amanda was conferred Master of Medicine (Paediatrics) by NUS and completed her paediatrics training at NUH. She began her journey in sustainability in 2017, where as a senior resident she led a twin quality improvement project across the paediatric ward and operating theatre to increase the recycling rate by threefold within 6 months. These days, Amanda is actively involved in learning about and advocating for sustainability in the medical school and among health professionals, as well as supporting the development of the Centre for Sustainable Medicine (CoSM) at NUS Medicine. She is currently involved in a cross-departmental quality improvement project to reduce metered dose inhaler prescriptions, and also serves as the Green QI lead in the QIPS programme for residents.