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NHG Researchers Directory


Connecting With NHG Researchers

Research and innovation are key drivers of continuous improvement to the healthcare ecosystem. In line with NHG’s vision of adding years of healthy life, partnerships between clinical researchers and basic scientists or engineers contribute tremendously towards more efficient and effective prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases while improving quality of life. 

To know more about our people in research and explore potential collaborations, please refer to the directory below. Names are categorised by institution and listed in alphabetical order.
Click on the researcher’s name for more details on his/her research profile.



Institute of Mental Health (IMH)
Name Research Focus Areas/Interests
Charmaine Tang Yu Zheng First Episode Psychosis, At Risk Mental State, Youth Mental Health
Chong Siow Ann Psychiatric Epidemiology; Schizophrenia & Related Psychosis Genetics; Therapeutics of Schizophrenia
Daniel Fung Shuen Sheng Digital Mental Health, Emotional Disorders in the Young, Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Edimansyah Abdin Psychiatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Latent Variable Modelling and Psychometric Testing, Health Services Research
Goh Tze Jui Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Mood and Personality Disorders, Suicide, Mental Health Literacy
Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar Psychiatric Epidemiology; Health Service Research
Jimmy Lee Chee Keong Schizophrenia, related molecular biomarkers, symptoms & treatments
Lim Choon Guan Child Psychiatry; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Liu Jianlin Traumatic Stress and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Clinical Health Psychology, Early Intervention in Psychiatry 
Melvyn Zhang Wei Bin Mental Health, Digital Technology & Applications, Addiction Psychiatry
Mythily Subramaniam Psychiatric Epidemiology, Psychosis, Addiction
Ong Say How Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Cyberbullying
Sim Kang Genetics and Neuroimaging of Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Psychopharmacology
Sung Min Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Autism Spectrum Disorders
Swapna Kamal Verma Early Intervention, Psychosis, Youth Mental Health
Tor Phern Chern Psychiatric Neurostimulation, Mood Disorders, Schizophrenia
Yuan Qi Stigma, Mental health of caregivers, E-/m-health

National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID)
Name Research Focus Areas/Interests
Barnaby Edward Young Respiratory Viruses, Clinical Trials, Immunology and Vaccines
Chia Po Ying Dengue Pathogenesis
David Lye Chien Boon Antimicrobial Resistance, COVID-19, Dengue, Clinical Trials
Kalisvar Marimuthu Infection prevention and control, specifically in the application of next-generation sequencing for control of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative organisms
Leo Yee Sin Dengue; Antimicrobial pharmacotherapy stewardship and resistance
Mucheli Sharavan Sadasiv Effect of interruptions on diagnostic reasoning; neuroscientific basis of diagnostic reasoning; health professions educational interventions; teaching clinical reasoning
Ng Oon Tek Translating whole-genome sequencing technology to improve patient care outcomes; Integrating clinical medicine, laboratory tools to prevent and treat infectious diseases
Sapna Pradip Sadarangani Vaccine preventable diseases; Infections in elderly; Emerging Infectious diseases; Global health & travel medicine

National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHGP)
Name Research Focus Areas/Interests
Darren Seah Ee-Jin Chronic Disease Management; Endocrinology & Metabolic Disorders
De Roza Jacqueline Giovanna Chronic Disease Management, Care of Older Adults, Primary Care Nursing 
Julia Zhu Wound Care, Diabetic Foot Care, Person-centred Care in Chronic Wound Care 
Lee Eng Sing Chronic Disease Management; Multi-morbidity, Epidemiology
Sabrina Wong Kay Wye Chronic Disease Management; Innovative models of care
Tan Shu Yun Chronic Disease Management, Multimorbidity
Tang Wern Ee Chronic Disease Management; Respiratory; Health Literacy

National Skin Centre (NSC)
Name Research Focus Areas/Interests
Etienne Wang Cho Ee Hair Disorders; Macrophages; Clinical Skin Biology; Stem Cell
Steven Thng Tien Guan Pigmentary Disorders; Skin Imaging; Atopic Dermatitis
Tey Hong Liang Neurodermatology; Skin Imaging; Medical Dermatology; Skin disorders
Yew Yik Weng Eczema, Psoriasis; Photodermatology; Venereology & Dermatoepidemiology

Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)
Name Research Focus Areas/Interests
Alvin Tan Wai Kit Diabetes Mellitus in elderly, Musculoskeletal health, Frailty
Angela Chow Li Ping Healthcare epidemiology; Infectious disease epidemiology; Public health surveillance; Antimicrobial resistance
Barnaby Edward Young Respiratory Viruses, Clinical Trials, Immunology and Vaccines
Chan Lai Gwen Neuropsychiatry; Acquired Brain Injury; Cognitive Disorders; Sleep Disorders
Chia Po Ying Dengue Pathogenesis
Danson Yeo Xue Wei Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer
David Lye Chien Boon Antimicrobial Resistance, COVID-19, Dengue, Clinical Trials
Ding Yew Yoong Health Services Research; Frailty
Ho Eu Chin Hearing Impairment; Rehabilitation; MedTech to improve hearing
John Abisheganaden Arputhan Respiratory/Chronic Disease; Lung cancer
Kalisvar Marimuthu Infection prevention and control, specifically in the application of next-generation sequencing for control of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative organisms
Karen Chua Sui Geok Neurorehabilitation-Related Research; Assistive Technology; Tele-rehabilitation; Virtual Reality
Kong Keng He Neurorehabilitation, Acupuncture and its integration with Western Medicine 
Leo Yee Sin Dengue; Antimicrobial pharmacotherapy stewardship and resistance
Leong Khai Pang Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE); Rheumatoid Arthritis
Lim Wee Shiong Sarcopenia and related disorders, Frailty and Intrinsic Capacity, Dementia and cognitive disorders, Caregiving, Health Professions Education
Loh Yong Joo Neurorehabilitation Technologies, Serious Gaming in Healthcare
Matthew Tay Rong Jie Musculoskeletal rehabilitation, Cancer rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Innovation 
Melvin Leow Khee Shing Thyroid Physiology, Adipocyte Biology, Insulin Resistance
Michael Yam Gui Jie Osteosarcopenia, 3D Printing in Surgery, Utility of IT in Perioperative Care
Mucheli Sharavan Sadasiv Effect of interruptions on diagnostic reasoning; neuroscientific basis of diagnostic reasoning; health professions educational interventions; teaching clinical reasoning
Ng Oon Tek Translating whole-genome sequencing technology to improve patient care outcomes; Integrating clinical medicine, laboratory tools to prevent and treat infectious diseases
Ong Poo Lee Amputee Rehabilitation, Trauma Rehabilitation, Robotics and Assistive technology in rehabilitation 
Rinkoo Dalan Vascular Complication in Diabetes Mellitus
Rupesh Agrawal Ocular Immunology & Infection
Sanjay Haresh Chotirmall Microbiome medicine, Respiratory & Infectious Diseases
Sapna Pradip Sadarangani Vaccine preventable diseases; Infections in elderly; Emerging Infectious diseases; Global health & travel medicine
Tan Cher Heng Liver Imaging, Prostate Imaging, Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging
Tan Ern Yu Breasts Cancer Biomarker Discovery, Novel Therapeutics, Breast Image Analysis
Timothy Barkham Foodborne Streptococcus agalactiae, Outbreaks, epidemiology, diagnostics
Yew Kuo Chao Hepatology; Health-Care Modeling; Health-Care information and analytics
Yong Enming Wounds, Vascular Access, Innovation / MedTech devices

Yishun Health Campus (YHC)
Name Research Focus Areas/Interests
Allen Liu Yan Lun Acute kidney injury, Diabetic kidney disease, Peritoneal dialysis
Benjamin Lam Chih Chiang Obesity, Metabolic Medicine, Family Medicine
Chandra Mohan Kumar Ophthalmic, Airway, Elderly
Clement Chia Luck Khng Medical Technology Innovations, Medical Education Research and Innovations, Geriatric Surgery, Breast, Thyroid and Hernia
Desmond Mao Renhao Prehospital Emergency Care, Emergency Medicine, Alcohol, Frequent attenders to Emergency Departments
Edwin Seet Chuen Ping Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, Airway Management, Perioperative Medicine, Ophthalmic Anaesthesia
Ester Yeoh Chai Kheng Type 1 diabetes, Hypoglycaemia, Diabetes technology (devices and sensors), Diabetes and psychology
Justin Tang I-Shing Genetic Hypertension, Familial Hyperlipidemia, Cardiometabolic disease
Lee Siok Ying Antimicrobial Stewardship, Pharmacy Education
Lim Su Chi Diabetic Kidney Disease, Monogenic Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension, Bariatric Surgery
Neelam Kumari Bhasksar Retinal Diseases and Degenerations, Diabetic Retinopathy, Myopic Macular Degeneration, Age-related Macular Degeneration
Philip Yap Lin Kiat Ageing, Dementia, Palliative Care, Long Term Care, Gerotechnology, Caregiving, Health Services Research
Serena Low Kiat Mun Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetic Kidney Disease, Sarcopenia, Cognitive Impairment
Subramaniam Tavintharan Familial Hypercholesterolemia; Diabetes Mellitus

Woodlands Health (WH)
Name Research Focus Areas/Interests
Balachandran Jayachandran Early Mobilisation for intubated patients in ICU; Tracheostomy decannulation
Bryan Tan Yijia Musculoskeletal Health; Health Services Research; Models of Care and Implementation Science; Health Economics 
Caroline Hoong Wei Shan Metabolic medicine; diabetology; Calcium and bone disorders; General endocrinology 
Er Chaozer Venous thromboembolism
Ernest Kwek Beng Kee Orthopaedic Trauma
Joseph Lo ZhiWen Diabetic Limb Salvage; Wound Care; Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare; Chronic venous insufficiency and iliac vein pathology; Open and endovascular renal dialysis access
Lim Wei Yi Louis Ocular/Retinal Imaging; Retinal diseases 
Poh Chee Lien Health Professions Education; Community nursing; Gerontology
Raphael Lee Hsien Xiong Cancer Pain, Palliative Care; Frailty; Education 
Shum Cheuk Fan Minimally invasive surgery; Kidney cancer; Artificial intelligence 
Tay Kon Voi Medical Technology Innovation; Clinical Nutrition in Surgery 

 

Updated as of Feb 2022
 

The list above is non-exhaustive and we would continue to update this page. For more information and further enquiries, please email us at TRO@nhg.com.sg .