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Adj A/Prof Nisha Suyien Chandran

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  • Head & Senior Consultant, Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


MRCP UK, MMed S'pore, MBBS (S'pore)



Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Dermatology, Paediatric Dermatology (Skin Conditions)

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 A/Prof Chandran is currently a senior consultant Dermatologist and the Head of the Division of Dermatology at the National  University Hospital. She completed her Basic Specialist Training in Internal Medicine. She went on to Advanced Specialist Training in Dermatology at the National Skin Centre which culminated in her being awarded the Best Candidate in the  Dermatology Exit Examination by the Chapter of Dermatologists, College of Physicians, Singapore.

A/Prof Chandran was awarded a scholarship by the Ministry of Health to pursue fellowships in paediatric dermatology at the Erasmus MC-Sophia Children's Hospital, University Medical Centre, Rotterdam and in immunodermatology at the Centre for Blistering Diseases, University Medical Centre, Groningen. These have honed her subspecialty interests which include paediatric  dermatology, autoimmune and genetic blistering skin diseases (such as epidermolysis bullosa), collagen vascular diseases involving the skin and medical dermatology including all manner of chronic inflammatory skin conditions. She sees patients with general dermatological problems and runs sub-speciality clinics in immunobullous diseases, paediatric dermatology and chronic inflammatory skin diseases with a special interest in atopic dermatitis and hidradenitis suppurativa. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks.

A/Prof Chandran is passionate about educating the next generation of healthcare providers and is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education. She is a member of the Dermatology Residents Advisory Committee and was previously Associate Programme Director of the Post-Graduate Year 1 Residency for the Department of Medicine, NUH. She now serves as the Associate Chairman Medical Board (Education) as well as the Education Director in NUH.

Further on the administrative front, she overseas the harmonization of clinical policies across NUHS as Cluster Lead for clinical policies, NUHS.

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