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Dr Andrew Sng

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Credential:
MBBS (S'pore), MMed (Paeds) (S'pore), MRCPCH (UK)
Designation:
Consultant, Division of Paediatric Endocrinology, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital
Specialty:
Paediatrics
Sub Specialty:
Paediatric Endocrinology
Medical and Surgical Conditions:
Congenital Hypothyroidism (Children), Disorders of Sex Development (Children), Graves' Disease (Children), Growth Disorders in Children, Obesity, Osteoporosis (Children), Pubertal Disorders in Children, Turner Syndrome (Children), Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (Children)
Special Interest:

Childhood obesity and the metabolic syndrome

Institution:
National University Hospital
National University Health System
Dr Andrew Sng graduated from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS in 2008. He obtained his Master of Medicine (Paediatrics) and was admitted into the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 2013. He achieved Specialist Accreditation for Paediatric Medicine in 2017.

Dr Sng's special interest is Paediatric Endocrinology. His niche areas are growth and pubertal disorders, bone health, thyroid diseases and diabetes. He is also a keen researcher in the field of childhood obesity and the metabolic syndrome.

As part of his training, Dr Sng had several key leadership roles including that of Chief Resident in 2013 and Chief Registrar in 2016. Dr Sng also loves teaching medical students, doctors and nurses. He was awarded the NUHS Young Clinician Mentor Award in 2017.

Grants:
As Principle Investigator
  • 2016 – 2018: Metabolically unhealthy obese children have exaggerated inflammatory peripheral blood mononuclear cellular response to hyperinsulinemia
    • Funding Agency: UCMI Research Grant
As Co-investigator
  • 2015 – present: Whole-exome sequencing to identify genetic variants associated with severe childhood obesity, and tracking the changing prevalence of obesity related complications
    • Funding Agency: CS-IRG



Research and Publications

  1. Lim YY, Ong L, Loh TP, Sethi SK, Sng AAJ, Loke KY, Halsall DJ, Hughes IA, Lee YS (2018). A diagnostic curiosity of isolated androstenedione elevation due to autoantibodies against horseradish peroxidase label of the immunoassay. Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry, 476:103-106. doi: 10.1016/j.cca.2017.11.025
  2. Loke KY, Anjian AS, Yijuan YL, Ho Wei Li C, Güemes M, Hussain K (2016). Sirolimus therapy in a child with partially diazoxide-responsive hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia. Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Report. doi: 10.1530/EDM-16-0043
  3. Poon KS, Sng AA, Ho CW, Koay ES, Loke KY (2015). Genetic Testing Confirmed the Early Diagnosis of X-Linked Hypophosphatemic Rickets in a 7-Month-Old Infant. Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Report, 3(3):2324709615598167. doi: 10.1177/2324709615598167

Contact

Appt Tel:
Fax:
+65 6779 7486