Staff Spotlight: Timothy Fang
Timothy Fang is a Senior Consultant in the Southeast Asia office and a program coordinator for the Asia-Pacific Cardiovascular Disease Alliance, a multisectoral, multistakeholder coalition dedicated to improving heart health across health systems in Asia.
He brings a unique mix of policy and healthcare administration experience to his role at ACCESS Health International. After beginning his career in the Singapore Foreign Service, focusing on science policy and sustainable development issues, Timothy pivoted to health administration, working with the Agency for Integrated Care to implement a nationwide program for chronic disease management.
He worked with private primary care clinicians to resource and implement a team-based approach with nurse counselors, primary care coordinators, and ancillary services for people with diabetes, hypertension, and lipid disorders.
Timothy was drawn to ACCESS Health due to their openness in encouraging health innovations and building public-private partnerships. He believes having a good cross-cultural understanding of health systems and the political context in which they function and are resourced is essential. His passion for primary care as a critical component of effective health systems has also served him well as a driving force behind the Asia-Pacific Cardiovascular Disease Alliance.
Outside of ACCESS Health, Timothy is an avid reader and casual runner who enjoys the surprising biodiversity of Singapore’s urban parks.