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Dr Amanda Zain

  • Consultant, Children’s Emergency, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital
MBBS (S'pore), MMed (Paeds) (S'pore), MRCPCH (UK)
Paediatrics – Children’s Emergency
Special Interests:
Paediatric infectious diseases and vaccinology, Paediatric emergency medicine, General paediatrics


Dr Amanda Zain was awarded the distinguished Public Service Commission (Medicine) Scholarship to study medicine, and graduated with MBBS at National University of Singapore. She further obtained her Master of Medicine (Paediatrics) at NUS and completed her paediatrics training in National University Hospital, Singapore. Her clinical practice involves all areas of general paediatrics, with special interests in paediatric vaccinology, infectious diseases, pandemic preparedness, public health and emergency care.

During her time in residency training, Dr Zain served as Chief Resident of the Paediatric Residency Programme from 2016 to 2017. She was selected to join the distinguished NUH Residency Leadership Development Programme. Dr Zain is actively involved in teaching medical, dental undergraduates and postgraduates. She is a clinical tutor with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

As a mother to a toddler herself, Dr Zain empathises with the struggles and worries her patients' parents face. She is a strong advocate for family-centred care.


  • 2020 - Travel Grant to MasterClass in Vaccinology 2020, Taiwan

Journals & Publications

  1. Loo, E.X.L., Zain, A., Yap, G.C. et al. Longitudinal assessment of antibiotic resistance gene profiles in gut microbiomes of infants at risk of eczema. BMC Infect Dis 20, 312 (2020).
  2. A Zain, et al. 623. Dynamic Nature of the Gut Resistome Among Infants in Singapore, Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 5, Issue suppl_1, November 2018, Pages S227–S228.
  3. A Zain, et al. Dynamic Nature of the Gut Resistome in Infants. In: IDWeek 2018, 3-7 October 2018, San Francisco, USA.
  4. A Zain, et al. Ceftriaxone-related biliary obstruction: not so benign after all. In: 36th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID), 28 May-2 June 2018, Malmo, Sweden.
  5. A. Sng, J. Lin, A. Zain, Y. Lim. A Young Type 1 Diabetic with Acute Hemichorea: Rare Central Nervous System Complications. European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) Abstracts (2018) 89 P-P2-122, Athens, Greece.

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Singapore Paediatric Society
  • Member, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Member, Association of Muslim Professionals


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