About Me

Dr Andy Teh circa February 2020
Me, circa February 2020.

My name is Andy Teh. I’m based in the beautiful island of Penang, Malaysia, where I was born and spent my formative years.

Having been educated and trained abroad over a period spanning 22 years (during which time I visited Malaysia only once), I returned to my hometown in 2003, when the opportunity arose to help a local private hospital achieve international accreditation – a first for the country!

I’ve settled down by the beach in Tanjung Bungah, a quiet suburb on the northern coast of the island; I know this area like the back of my hand – I lived here as a child before moving overseas.

I am best known for my work as a healthcare quality consultant. Jimmy Stewart, playing defense attorney Paul Biegler in Anatomy of a Murder, said, “People are many things.” I am no exception – my other rôles include:

  • Founder-owner, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of a healthcare consulting firm;
  • Mentor to healthcare quality and patient safety professionals, located in all corners of the globe;
  • Coach to persons aspiring to become certified professionals in healthcare quality (CPHQs);
  • Husband;
  • Father to a teenage son;
  • Ulcerative colitis patient;
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) battler;
  • Cycling enthusiast;
  • Ergonomic keyboard hobbyist;
  • Weekend home improvement warrior; and
  • Continuous learner of diverse topics.

My healthcare consulting firm, Teh & Associates, has been operating out from Penang since 2009.

DrAndyTeh.com is my personal blog, where I share my thoughts on several topics of interest to me:

  • Thriving with chronic health problems, especially ulcerative colitis and IBS;
  • Peak performance for endurance sports, including training, nutrition, and psychology; and
  • Road cycling, a sport I returned to recently after a decade-long hiatus, and cycling paraphernalia.

Some visitors to this site might be looking for one of two other things, for which my help has been sought in the past:

  1. How to install the meta-analysis commands metan and metafunnel in Stata. I wrote this article on one of my earlier blogs in 2012. Because of its historical popularity and presumed usefulness to those on older versions of Stata, I decided to port the article over to this site. I didn’t think there was much value in republishing my other articles on the use of Stata, given the abundance of quality resources now available on this topic.
  2. Vintage mechanical keyboards, in particular International Business Machines (IBM) Model M and Model F keyboards. For several years, I collected these buckling-spring switch, aka “clicky”, keyboards. What started out as a curiosity about the IBM Model M keyboard turned into an obsession over its predecessor, the IBM Model F, the key switch feel and overall quality of which I much preferred. In my quest for owning the perfect daily-driver keyboard (which turned out to be an IBM Model F PC/AT), I acquired a surplus of keyboards and parts through several rather obscure sources. I have sold most of these items to other members of the international mechanical keyboard community. Though I moved on to a Kinesis Model 100 (contoured keyboard) – to help my wrist repetitive strain injury (RSI) and bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) – I still have a small collection of vintage IBM keyboard parts, which I will likely trim further in the future. Among my collection are some genuine (non-repro) IBM Model M/F keycaps for sale – get in touch if you need the odd replacement keycap or two.

I can be reached on Telegram (id: @drandyteh) or by email (drandyteh@drandyteh.com).