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Dr Low Jia Ming

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  • Associate Consultant, Department of Neonatology, Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital


MBBS (S’pore), MMed (Paeds)(S’pore), MRCPCH (S’pore), FAMS (Paeds)(S’pore), MCI (S’pore)




Dr Low Jia Ming is currently a Consultant with the Department of Neonatology, National University Hospital (NUH).  

Dr Low studied medicine at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS), and was awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Prize (Best Undergraduate Researcher), National University of Singapore in 2011. She completed her postgraduate specialty training in Paediatrics at the Department of Paediatrics, NUH. She then went on to achieve subspecialty accreditation in Neonatology at the Department of Neonatology, NUH.  

Dr Low serves as the research director in the Department of Neonatology, NUH. Her clinical and research passions are in Neonatology, particularly in the areas of resuscitation of extremely preterm neonates, neonatal infectious diseases and immunology. She has won several grants and scholarships for her research work, including the MOH Healthcare Research Scholarship and NUHS Clinician Scientist Program 2.0. 

Dr Low is a medical educator who is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. She is a teaching faculty for the Graduate Diploma Child & Adolescent Course (Neonatal). She is also a facilitator for Neonatal Resuscitation Courses conducted at NUS. She has won numerous departmental and institutional awards for her commitment to teaching, including NUS Medicine Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award (2018) and the Great & Good Teacher Award since 2018.


  • 2022 - NUHS Clinician Scientist Program 2.0
  • 2021 - NCID Catalyst Grant Award for ecological investigation of emergence of antimicrobial resistant bacteria in the NICU
  • 2021 - KTP-NUCMI grant: Gestational Immunity for Transfer 2.0
  • 2020 - NUS Pitch for Fund Best Oral Presentation
  • 2020 - KTP–NUCMI seed grant: Gestational Immunity for Transfer
  • 2019 - MOH Healthcare Research Scholarship: Master of Clinical Investigation
  • 2018 - Second Prize for Oral Presentation in 7th Singapore Paediatric and Perinatal Annual Congress

Journals & Publications

  1. Jacob-Chow B, Vasundhara KL, Cheang HK, Lee LY, Amin Z, Low JM. Reactogenicity of mRNA- and Non-mRNA-Based COVID-19 Vaccines among Lactating Mother and Child Dyads. Vaccines. 2022; 10(7):1094. [IF 5.325]
  2. Low JM, Gu Y, Ng MSF, Wang LW, Amin Z, Zhong Y, MacAry PA. Human Milk Antibodies after BNT162b2 Vaccination Exhibit Reduced Binding against SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern. Vaccines (Basel). 2022 Jan 31;10(2):225. doi: 10.3390/vaccines10020225. PMID: 35214683; PMCID: PMC8880232. [IF 5.325]
  3. Low JM, Gu Y, Tan JSY, Ng MSF, Ng LFP, Shunmuganathan B, et al. Immune and pathophysiologic profiling of antenatal coronavirus disease 2019 in the GIFT cohort: A Singaporean case-control study. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2022;10. [IF 3.418]
  4. Low JM, Soo CWT, Phuong T, Zhong Y, Lee LY. Predicting vaccine hesitancy among parents towards COVID-19 vaccination for their children in Singapore. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2022;10. [IF 3.418]
  5. Low JM, Lee LY, Ng YPM, Zhong Y, Amin Z. Breastfeeding mother and child clinical outcomes after Covid-19 vaccination. J Hum Lact. (2022) 38:37–42. doi: 10.1177/08903344211056522 [IF 2.880] (Top 10%)
  6. Low JM, Amin Z, Ng YPM Early recognition of rusty pipe syndrome to avoid disruption of breast feeding Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition 2022;107:241. [IF 5.747] (Top 10%)
  7. Low JM, Gu Y, Ng MSF, Amin Z, Lee LY, Ng YPM, Shunmuganathan BD, Niu Y, Gupta R, Tambyah PA, MacAry PA, Wang LW, Zhong Y. Codominant IgG and IgA expression with minimal vaccine mRNA in milk of BNT162b2 vaccinees. NPJ Vaccines. 2021 Aug 19;6(1):105. doi: 10.1038/s41541-021-00370-z. PMID: 34413319. [IF 8.816] (Top 10%)
  8. Low JM, Low YW, Zhong Y, et al. Titres and neutralising capacity of SARS-CoV-2-specific antibodies in human milk: a systematic review. Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition 13 July 2021. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2021-322156 [IF 5.747] (Top 10%)

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health (RCPCH)

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