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Dr Kang Ying Qi

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  • Senior Consultant, Division of Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


MBBS (S'pore), MMed (Paeds) (S'pore), MRCPCH (Paeds) (UK)


Paediatric Medicine

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Paediatrics - Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrics (Learning & Behavioural Difficulties/Developmental Delays)


Dr Kang Ying Qi graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Singapore in 2008. She obtained her specialist degrees in paediatrics from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK) and Master of Medicine, Paediatrics (Singapore) in 2011 and completed her advanced specialist training in 2014. She is Deputy Head and Senior Consultant at the Child Development Unit (CDU), also known as the Division of Development and Behavioural Paediatrics at the Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital. 

She has particular interest in autism, developmental and behavioural difficulties in children with chronic medical illnesses and the impact of social inequities on children. Her research interest is in development outcomes and trajectories. In 2020, Dr Kang was mentor to her team who obtained the NUHS Seed Grant. In 2014, Dr Kang was awarded the MCYC Early Childhood Research Fund while in 2013, she was awarded the Singapore Children’s Society Research Grant. 
Beyond the general developmental paediatrics clinics, she currently runs the developmental follow-up programme for children who have undergone cardiac surgery at CDU. She also runs the developmental encopresis clinic, where she sees children with and without special needs that have difficulties with toileting such as stool-holding, difficulty with toilet-training and behavioural-related enuresis.

Dr Kang has an interest in learning how other systems and countries practise developmental medicine. She obtained the professional certification in health informatics from National University Hospital in 2020. She has also completed clinical observations at the Developmental Medical Center at the Boston Children’s Hospital in 2017 and 2019. The Center for Community Child Health at Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne in 2017 and Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in 2015.


  • 2023 - Ministry of Social and Family Development Community Cares Award
  • 2021 - Credential Trainer for Physician for NGEMR
  • 2020 - IACAPAP Virtual Congress Best Poster Awards
  • 2019 - MOH Health Manpower Development Plan Skills (Individual)

Journals & Publications

  1. Valsamma Eapen, Lisa Karlov, James Rufus John, Carmen Beneytez , Poppy Z. Grimes, Ying Qi Kang , Ileana Mardare , Dana Galieta Minca , Laura Voicu , Khasnur Abd Malek , Aishworiya Ramkumar, Krisztina Stefanik, Miklos Gyori and Marta Volgyesi-Molnar (2022). Quality of life in parents of autistic children: A transcultural perspective. Frontiers in Psychology.
  2. Alison S Cheng, Ying Qi Kang, Tammy SH Lim, Elizabeth S Regan (2021). Minimizing risk of infection when using developmental and psychological assessment tools: Looking beyond COVID-19. Short communications The Nurse Practitioner.
  3. Tammy SH Lim, Mae Yue Tan, Ramkumar Aishworiya, Ying Qi Kang, Magdalena Yvonne Koh, Shang Chee Chong (2021). Factors contributing to Psychological Ill-effects and Resilience of Caregivers of Children with Developmental Disabilities during Nationwide Lockdown During the COVID 19 Pandemic. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
  4. Mae Yue Tan, Ying Qi Kang, Jennifer SH Kiing, Shang Chee Chong, Kalyani Mulay, Tammy SH Lim, Ramkumar Aishworiya (2021). Use of telemedicine in a Developmental and Behavioural Paediatric Service during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Initial Experiences of Caregivers and Providers in Singapore. Singapore Medical Journal.
  5. Ying Qi Kang, Tammy SH Lim, Elizabeth Sarah Ragen, Mae Yue Tan, Ramkumar Aishworiya (2020). Managing Children’s Anxiety during COVID-19 Pandemic: Strategies for Providers and Caregivers. Perspective article. Frontiers in Psychiatry.
  6. Tze Jui Goh, Magdalene Foo Sze Kiat, Alan Ong, NairTanuja, Ying Qi Kang, Aishworiya R, Lim TSH, Pratibha Keshav Agarwal, Min Sung (2020). Supporting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Medical Settings during COVID-19. Letter to the editor. Asian Journal of Psychiatry.
  7. Mulay Kalyani Vijaykumar, Ramkumar Aishworiya, Tammy SH. Lim, Mae Yue Tan, Jennifer SH. Kiing, Shang Chee Chong, Ying Qi Kang (2020). Innovations in Practice: Adaptation of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatric Service in a Tertiary Center in Singapore during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Pediatrics and Neonatology.
  8. Tammy SH. Lim, Mae Yue Tan, Ramkumar Aishworiya, Ying Qi Kang (2020). Autism Spectrum Disorder and Covid-19: Helping Caregivers Navigate the Pandemic. Commentary Annals Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
  9. Ramkumar Aishworiya, Ying Qi Kang (2020) Including Children with Developmental Disabilities in the Equation During this COVID-19 Pandemic. Commentary Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
  10. Ying Qi Kang, Charmaine Teo, Liang Shen, Shang Chee Chong (2018). Preschool Teachers’ and Parents’ Understanding of Early Childhood Temperament in an Asian Culture – Implications on Child Health and Development. Letter to the editor of Annals Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

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