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Dr Cindy Ho Wei Li

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Credential:
MBBS (Hons) (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


Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (Research Specialty: Endocrinology)​

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, Obesity (Children), Osteoporosis (Children), Pubertal Disorders in Children, Turner Syndrome (Children), Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (Children)
Special Interest:

Vitamin D and growth

Institution:
National University Hospital
National University Health System
Dr Cindy Ho is a paediatrician specialising in endocrinology. She looks after children with problems in growth, puberty and hormonal abnormalities such as diabetes, thyroid diseases, long term effects of cancer treatment and osteoporosis.

She obtained her basic medical degree (MBBS) from NUS in 2004 and her post graduate degrees (Masters of Medicine in Paediatrics and Membership of the Royal College of Physicians) in 2009.

In 2014, Dr Ho was awarded the Ministry of Health Academic Medicine Development Award and entered the Paediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Programme of The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne for 1.5 years under the tutelage of Professor Margaret Zacharin. She also undertook specialist training in long-term and late effects of childhood cancer and fertility preservation techniques. She has special interests in late effects of childhood cancer survivors and bone health in children.

Dr Ho is a clinical tutor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS) and is part of the Faculty (Paediatrics) team of the NUHS Residency Programme. She is very passionate about teaching and is actively involved in the teaching, training and assessment of medical undergraduates, postgraduate paediatric doctors and nursing colleagues.

She is a member of the Paediatric Ethics and Advocacy Centre (PEACe) in the hospital. She also spearheads the NUH Turner Syndrome support group and contributes articles to newsletters, newspapers and magazines whenever she can.

Grants:
As Principle Investigator
  • 2011 – 2013: Low vitamin D status in children with constitutional growth delay
    • Funding Agency: UCMI Research Grant

As Co-investigator 
  • 2011 – 2013: Hair cortisol as a biomarker of metabolic syndrome in childhood obesity and metabolic control of childhood diabetes
    • Funding Agency: UCMI Research Grant

Research and Publications

  1. Ho WLC, Bourne H, Gook D, Clarke G, Kemertzis M, Stern K, . . . PAEDIATRIC & ADOLESCENT FERTILITY PRESERVATION TASKFORCE MELBOURNE (2017). A short report on current fertility preservation strategies for boys. Clinical Endocrinology. doi: 10.1111/cen.13377

  2. Ho C, Zacharin M (2017). Fertility preservation in an adolescent boy: inducing puberty and spermatogenesis prior to elective, non-urgent bone marrow transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplantation, 52(5):792-793. doi: 10.1038/bmt.2017.6

  3. Ho WL, Zacharin MR (2016). Thyroid carcinoma in children, adolescents and adults, both spontaneous and after childhood radiation exposure. European Journal of Paediatrics, 175(5):677-83. doi: 10.1007/s00431-016-2692-z

  4. Ho CW, Chan RM, Lim YY, Loke KY, Lee YS (2014). Thyroid hormone resistance due to a novel THRß mutation. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 43(4):241-3.

  5. Ho CW, Loke KY, Lim YY, Lee YS (2014). Exogenous Cushing syndrome: a lesson of diaper rash cream. Hormone Research in Pediatrics, 82(6):415-8. doi: 10.1159/000363517

  6. Koh SP, Sng AA, Ho CW, Koay ESC, 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 Reports.


Contact

Appt Tel:
Fax:
+65 6779 7486