Dr Jason Cheah graduated with a Medical Degree and Masters of Public Health (with Distinction) from the National University of Singapore. After his clinical training in general internal medicine, he completed his Masters in Health Care Management from University of Wales (Swansea) and obtained a MBA from Warwick University in 1998. In 2001, he was awarded the Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore.
In July 2009, Dr Cheah was appointed by the Ministry of Health Singapore to establish the National Agency for Integrated Care (AIC). This Agency is the umbrella body that facilitates and enables care integration and patient transitions from the public hospitals to all community and long term care settings. The Agency also collaborates with and develops the primary and community care sectors in Singapore.
In February 2014, he was concurrently appointed to lead the planning and development of a new integrated hospital campus in the northern region of Singapore, comprising 1400 beds. This will be the first fully integrated Smart Health Campus in the country.
From January 2019, Dr Cheah transitioned full-time to the National Healthcare Group (NHG) which oversees the new health campus development. He was also concurrently appointed as the Group Deputy CEO (Transformation) to oversees all group-wide efforts and initiatives that pertain to organizational and systems transformation. The NHG is an integrated health system that provides a comprehensive range of health services for a population of 2.2 million people.
Dr Cheah has published widely in a number of international peer reviewed journals and remains active in teaching at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health in the National University of Singapore. He has also been adjunct faculty at the University of Berkeley School of Public Health and has been an invited speaker at numerous international conferences on healthcare quality, integrated care, chronic disease management and healthcare system transformation. He has been a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC) since March 2011.