(CMR) Dr. Sook Yin, a trusted medical leader in the Cayman Islands for over 30 years, is retiring from general practice but will remain in the Cayman Islands.
She told a local media house that while she is retiring from her daily job, she is not retiring from life and will still be available to the community.
Originally from Malaysia, Dr. Yin has been practicing medicine in the Cayman Islands for 36 years and is the founder of Seven Mile Medical Clinic. Dr. Yin has also served as the medical director of Perseus Cayman.
She is registered with both the General Medical Council in the United Kingdom and the Cayman Islands Medical and Dental Council.
Dr. Yin is actively involved in the community, particularly with the Cayman Islands Cancer Society, the Cayman Heart Fund, the Cayman Islands Swimming Association, and the Youth Obesity Taskforce. In recognition of her services to medicine and the community, she was awarded an official MBE in June 2012, a Cayman Islands Certificate of Honor, and a Paul Harris Fellow award from the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise.
She is a huge advocate for many vaccines, including the HPV vaccine, which protects against many different types of cancers.
Dr. Yin trained at Queen’s University, Belfast. She has a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, and Bachelor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She continued her training at the Royal Victoria Hospital and Belfast City Hospital. Her special interests include preventative health, women’s life-long health management, youth obesity, and geriatric medicine.
Dr. Yin enjoys running, eating hot peppers, and spending time with her dogs.