Professor Hooi Shing Chuan graduated with MBBS degrees from the National University of Singapore in 1983 and obtained his PhD from Harvard University in 1992. He joined the Department of Physiology, National University of Singapore in 1985 and was Head of Department from 2000-2008. He was the Vice Dean (Education) in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine from 2010-2017. He is inaugural Chair of the Medical Sciences Cluster, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, formed in 2018. He has been teaching Physiology to medical and allied health students over the past 25 years. He has received many teaching awards at Faculty and University levels, including the NUS Outstanding Educator Award in 2012.