Dr Chin Jing Jih graduated from National of University of Singapore in 1990, and completed his basic specialist training programme in Internal Medicine in 1996. After obtaining his Membership with the United Kingdom Royal College of Physicians, he went on to complete his advanced specialty training in Geriatric Medicine in 1999. In 2000 Dr Chin completed a research fellowship in dementia at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a clinical attachment on ethics consultation at the St Francis International Centre for Health Care Ethics, Honolulu. He was admitted as a Fellow of the Singapore Academy of Medicine in 2003 and elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh in 2004.
Dr Chin is presently Senior Consultant Geriatrician at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where he chairs the Division of Integrative & Community Care, a Division tasked primarily to develop a framework of integrated care that bridges tertiary, primary and long term care systems through its Departments of Geriatric Medicine, Palliative Medicine, Continuing & Community Care and Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr Chin is also the Director of the hospital’s Institute of Geriatrics and Active Ageing, which anchors the hospital’s efforts in ageing research and innovation, as well as education, in ageing and geriatrics. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor with the NUS Centre for Biomedical Ethics. He chairs the Clinical Ethics Committee of Tan Tock Seng Hospital and the Research Ethics Committee of the National Healthcare Group. He has been an appointed member of the Singapore Medical Council since 2008 and serves as a member of the Bioethics Advisory Committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Agency of Integrated Care (AIC), Governing Council of Dover Park Hospice and the Medical Advisory Board of Ang Mo Kio–Thye Hua Kwan Hospital. Dr Chin is also the past President of the Singapore Medical Association (2012-2015), and a former Specialty Editor of the Singapore Medical Journal. Prior to his appointment as Assistant Dean, Dr Chin served as an external member of NTU’s Institutional Review Board.
In 2007, Dr Chin was awarded the Healthcare Humanity Award for his contributions in promoting awareness and practice of clinical and research ethics among healthcare professionals in Singapore. In 2008, he received the NHG Outstanding Citizenship Award in recognition for his leadership in developing the NHG human research protection programme. In 2011 he received the NHG Distinguished Achievement Award for his contribution to the local healthcare sector and to NHG.