“I endeavor to provide my patients with the best possible care in their battle with cancer by harnessing the power of cutting edge radiation technology, utilising robust clinical evidence to support my practice and delivering care with compassion.”
Yiat possesses double tertiary qualifications. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree with honours from the National University of Singapore in 2000 and worked initially as a network analyst. However, a personal journey with his late mother who had nasopharyngeal cancer saw him switch careers. Inspired by the physicians who treated her, he decided to pursue a career in medicine and set his sight on becoming an oncologist, so that he too, could inspire patients battling with cancer.
Yiat obtained his medical degree from the University of Sydney in 2005 and trained as a junior doctor at Nepean Hospital in Sydney. He undertook specialist training in radiation oncology to integrate his unique skill sets in engineering and medicine. His radiation oncology training was done primarily at the National University Cancer Institute in Singapore. He completed a six-month term as an honorary registrar in the radiation oncology department at Royal Perth Hospital. It was during this time that he became familiar with the patterns of care of oncology patients in Perth and Western Australia. He was admitted as a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists in 2015.
Before joining GenesisCare’s South West Radiation Oncology Service in Bunbury, Yiat formerly practiced as a radiation oncologist at the National University Cancer Institute in Singapore. He was an integral part of the head and neck subspecialty team in Singapore, and has vast experience in treating a wide range of head and neck cancers with intensity-modulated radiotherapy. He was also a vital member of the brachytherapy team for gynaecological and breast malignancies.
Yiat firmly believes in the value of high quality clinical research as a way of improving patient outcomes. He initiated a head and neck randomized controlled trial in Singapore and has been actively involved in the conduct of various clinical trials. He has several publications in peer-reviewed journals on head and neck, gynaecological, breast and gastrointestinal malignancies, and co-authored a chapter in a radiation oncology book on salivary gland malignancies. Yiat is also a member of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO).
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Yiat is a sports enthusiast. He enjoys running and has completed two marathons. He would like to make it a hat-trick of marathons if his well-worn knees hold up!