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.
Head of Department
The Division of Dermatology manages all dermatology inpatients and referrals. We run daily outpatient clinics and provide specialised investigations and treatments in all aspects of dermatological problems.
General Medical Dermatology
Medical dermatological cases seen here range from common to rare, and cover patients of all age groups.
We 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, etc.
A variety of skin biopsies, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, intralesional steroid injections, carbon dioxide laser surgery, treatment of hyperhidrosis (sweaty palms, soles, armpits) with botulinum toxin injections etc, are performed by our clinicians.
Mohs micrographic surgery is a service which affords precise care for management of various types of skin cancers.
Skin Cancer Screening and Surveillance
The objectives are:
All individuals with more than 10 moles, moles on inconspicuous sites, family history of malignant melanoma, giant congenital melanocytic naevus (>20cm), history of primary skin cancer or organ transplants are eligible for this programme.
Our services include:
Vascular Laser for the treatment of vascular malformations or tumours
Paediatric Dermatology Clinic
This specialised clinic is run in the children's clinic and caters to common and the most complex dermatological problems in infants and children. Unique strengths of this clinic include the diagnosis and management of congenital genetic blistering diseases, hair and nail diseases and vascular malformations or tumours.
Challenging autoimmune blistering and collagen vascular diseases such as bullous pemphigoid, pemphigus vulgaris or foliaceus, cutaneous lupus erythematosus, vasculitis of the skin and dermatomyositis are managed holistically by our specialists, often with multidisciplinary input.
Hair and Nail clinic
A wide variety of hair and nail diseases is managed in this specialised clinic.
Specialised Nurse-led Services
Our nurses run weekly wart clinics to treat viral warts by using a combination of paring and cryosurgery. The option for electrocautery or carbon dioxide laser can also be discussed. Other specialised nursing services include wound care, wet wrap counselling, contact sensitisation for alopecia areata and compression dressing for venous insufficiency and wounds of the limbs.
Our facilities include broadband ultraviolet A and narrowband ultraviolet B phototherapy units for full body as well as localised treatments. We also offer targeted phototherapy for psoriasis, vitiligo and acne.
Our clinicians attend to inpatient referrals from all disciplines. Patients seen in the 14c University Dermatology Clinic with more complex and serious skin disorders may also be admitted for more intensive workup, nursing care and coordinated multidisciplinary management.
14c University Dermatology ClinicMedical Centre, Level 14cOperating Hours: 8.30am to 5.30pm (Mondays to Fridays)Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays
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A) Post-graduate Education
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 in different years of their undergraduate training. We also offer elective postings for both local and overseas students seeking more comprehensive exposure to Dermatology. Projects are organised for students who would like to be involved in research during their undergraduate years. Students are appointed a dermatologist as their supervisor who will assess them throughout the attachment.
Students, residents and trainees learn during clinic attachments, inpatient ward rounds and procedure sessions. Residents and trainees are always supervised by a consultant who will also conduct case discussions.
We also welcome clinical observers and clinical fellows to do attachments with us. For more information, please contact Dr Nisha Suyien Chandran via Miss Wong Lay Yam Lena at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our division is committed to high quality and clinically-relevant research to advance dermatological knowledge, impact clinical services and distinguish NUH as a reputable centre for skin diseases. Multiple studies are on-going.