Lai Heng is an Emergency Physician who works as a Staff Specialist at Bankstown Lidcombe Hospital in Sydney Australia.
She trained in Emergency Medicine in Adelaide, Darwin and Sydney.
She has a Masters in Public Health in Refugee Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and has always had an interest in Medicine in developing countries and refugee health.
While in the Northern Territory she developed a deep interest in Aboriginal Health and continues to be involved through advocacy work in the Indigenous Health Subcommittee of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM).
She is interested in International Emergency Medicine and has worked with the International humanitarian organisation Medicins Sans Frontieres in Africa and American Red Cross in Cambodia, and volunteered in places as diverse as South East Asia, South Africa and Cuba.
She also has an interest in Public Health and sits on the Public Health Committee of ACEM where she is active in Reducing Alcohol Harm, Refugee Health and health advocacy work.
She enjoys teaching and is a current Emergency Medicine Education and Training (EMET) supervisor and Conjoint lecturers with the University of New South Wales and University of Western Sydney, and is actively involved in the teaching of registrars, Junior Medical Officers and medical students.
She enjoys traveling and exploring different cultures and has recently returned from a trip to Vietnam where she taught Emergency Medicine to doctors in Ho Chi Minh City, and hopes to be able to combine work and travel in the future.