Dr Jason Cheah graduated with a medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 1991. After completing the requisite clinical training and residency postings in general internal medicine, he was offered a scholarship and traineeship in Public Health Medicine. He successfully completed that training in 1998 and obtained his Masters of Medicine in Public Health (with Distinction) from the same University. He concurrently also completed his Masters in Health Care Management from Wales University (Swansea) and a MBA from Warwick University. In 2001, he was awarded the Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine (FAM) of Singapore.
Dr Cheah worked for 8 years in the Ministry of Health Singapore, dealing with a variety of health policy and planning, health regulation and accreditation issues. He then spent a year in the private sector as the Assistant General Manager and then Acting General Manager of Gleneagles Hospital. In 2000, Dr Cheah returned to the public sector and started the Clinical Project Management and Planning Office in the National Healthcare Group (NHG). Dr Cheah was appointed as Chief Projects Officer (CPO) and also concurrently as Director of Clinical Services at Alexandra Hospital. In Nov 2005, Dr Cheah was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHGP).
In July 2009, Dr Cheah was appointed by the Ministry of Health Singapore as CEO of a new National Agency for Integrated Care (AIC). This Agency is charged with integrating care for the numerous patients with chronic medical conditions across the continuum from acute hospitals to community hospitals, nursing homes and home care.
Dr Cheah remains active in teaching in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine in the Yong Loo Lin (YLL) School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He was the Chair of the Organising Committee of the 1st Asian Conference on Integrated Care held in Singapore in February 2011. Also he has been a Member of the International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC) Editorial Board since March 2011.