Care at NUH

Division of Dermatology

2024/07/18

Dermatology has been present in NUH since 1985. The Division of Dermatology was officially established in 2015. We endeavour to provide holistic and patient-centred care.

Our Team

Dermatology Team Photo

Head of Division & Senior Consultant 

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  • Senior Consultant 

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  • Consultants 

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  • Associate Consultants 

    • Dr Adinia Santosa 
    • Dr Koh Xuan Qi 
    • Dr Juay Kang Hng Lester 
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  • Visiting Consultants 

    • Dr Chu Poh Cheong Roland 
    • Dr Chia Min Wee Paul 
    • Dr Ho Ju Ee Sue-Ann 
    • Dr Tan Kian Teo 
    • Dr Wong Soon Tee 
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  • Resident Physicians 

    • Dr Nagad Monil Bhupemdrabhai 
    • Dr Patwardhan Kalyani Rajesh 
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  • Our Services

    The Division manages all dermatology inpatients and referrals, operating daily outpatient clinics and offering specialised investigations and treatments for a wide range of dermatological issues.

    Outpatient Services:

    Dermatology Team Photo

    Dermatology Team Photo

    General Medical Dermatology

    We manage a spectrum of medical dermatological cases, ranging from common to rare, for patients of all age groups. 
     

    Procedural/Surgical Dermatology 

    Our clinicians evaluate and manage a full range of skin lumps, bumps and discolorations such as epidermal cysts, lipomas, neurofibromas, warts, skin tags, keloids, moles, seborrhoeic keratoses, skin cancers, epidermal naevi, vitiligo, melasma, naevus of Ota, café au lait macules, tattoos, drug-induced pigmentation, among others. 

    We perform surgical procedures including skin biopsies, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, intralesional steroid injections, carbon dioxide laser surgery and treatment of hyperhidrosis (sweaty palms, soles, armpits) with botulinum toxin injections. Vascular lesions including vascular malformations or tumours may be treated with a vascular laser. Chemical peels and laser-assisted pigment removal may be performed for appropriate conditions. 

    Mohs micrographic surgery is a service which affords precise care for the management of various types of skin cancers. 

    Procedural/Surgical Dermatology

    Dr Lester Juay

    Skin Cancer Screening and Surveillance
    Our objectives include early detection of cancerous changes in moles, reducing cancer morbidity and mortality, as well as providing education and sun protection strategies. This programme is particularly beneficial for individuals with more than 10 moles, family history of malignant melanoma, history of primary skin cancer or organ transplants. 

     

    Dermatology Clinic

    Dermatology Clinic

    Paediatric Dermatology 

    We manage a wide range of skin conditions in paediatric patients, with particular expertise in congenital genetic blistering diseases, hair and nail diseases and vascular malformations or tumours. 

    Immunodermatology 

    Our specialists holistically manage challenging autoimmune blistering and collagen vascular diseases ,such as bullous pemphigoid, pemphigus vulgaris or foliaceus, cutaneous lupus erythematosus, vasculitis of the skin and dermatomyositis, often with multidisciplinary input. 

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    Multidisciplinary Vascular Anomalies Workgroup

    Hair and Nail clinic

    Hair and Nail clinic

    A wide variety of hair and nail diseases is managed in this specialised clinic.

    Dr Peter Goon

    Dr Monil

    Dr Kalyani

    Specialised Nurse-led Services

    Our nurses conduct weekly wart clinics, provide complex wound care, wet wrap dressing education, treatment for alopecia areata, biologics injection and post-operation wound care counselling, as well as the removal of sutures. 

    Specialised Nurse-led Services

    Specialised Nurse-led Services

    Phototherapy

    We offer narrowband ultraviolet B phototherapy for full body and localised treatments, addressing conditions such as atopic dermatitis/eczema, psoriasis and vitiligo, as well as other rarer malignant skin conditions. 

    Phototherapy

    Investigations 

    • Skin prick tests 
    • Patch tests 
    • Fungal / Scabies microscopy 
    • Various skin biopsies 

    Inpatient Services: 

    Our clinicians attend to inpatient referrals from all disciplines, admitting patients with more complex and serious skin disorders for intensive workup, nursing care and coordinated multidisciplinary management. 

    14c University Dermatology Clinic
    Medical Centre, Level 14c
    Operating Hours: 8.30am to 5.30pm (Mondays to Fridays)
    Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

    For Appointments and Enquiries
    Tel: +65 6908 2222
    Email: [email protected]

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    Our Education and Training
    A) Post-graduate Education
    The Division of Dermatology is actively involved in the Internal Medicine Residency Program, facilitating rotations for trainees. We are also an accredited site for Advanced Specialty Training (AST) in Dermatology. Trainees undergo at least 12 months of their 3.5-year training at NUH, culminating in exit examinations and certification from the Specialist Accreditation Board of the Singapore Medical Council. 

    B) Undergraduate Education 
    Together with the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, the Division of Dermatology is actively involved in undergraduate medical training. We facilitate rotations for local medical students at various stages of their studies and offer elective postings for both local and international students seeking in-depth exposure to Dermatology. The division organises research projects for undergraduates, assigning a dermatologist as their supervisor for assessment throughout the attachment. Learning occurs through clinic attachments, inpatient ward rounds and procedure sessions, with residents and trainees under the guidance of a consultant who also facilitates case discussions. We welcome clinical observers and clinical fellows for attachments. For more information, please contact Dr Nisha Suyien Chandran via Miss Nor Hudah at [email protected].
    Our Research

    The Division of Dermatology is dedicated to conducting high-quality, clinically relevant research that advances dermatological knowledge and impacts clinical services. Our commitment to research helps establish NUH as a distinguished centre for skin diseases. Several studies are currently underway. 

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