Dr Kang Ying Qi graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Singapore in 2008. She obtained her specialist degrees in paediatrics from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK) and Master of Medicine, Paediatrics (Singapore) in 2011 and completed her advanced specialist training in 2014. She is Deputy Head and Senior Consultant at the Child Development Unit (CDU), also known as the Division of Development and Behavioural Paediatrics at the Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital.
She has particular interest in sensory impairments (e.g. visual impairment), autism, developmental and behavioural difficulties in children with chronic medical illnesses and the impact of social inequities on children. Her research interest is in development outcomes and trajectories. In 2014, Dr Kang was awarded the MCYC Early Childhood Research Fund while in 2013, she was awarded the Singapore Children’s Society Research Grant.
Beyond the general developmental paediatrics clinics, she currently runs the developmental follow-up programme for children who have undergone cardiac surgery and children admitted for maltreatment at CDU. She also runs the developmental encoporesis clinic, where she sees children with and without special needs that have difficulties with toileting such as stool holding, difficulty with toilet training and behavioural related enuresis.
Dr Kang has an interest in learning how other systems and countries practise developmental medicine. She has completed clinical observations at the Developmental Medical Center at the Boston Children’s Hospital in 2017 and 2019. The Center for Community Child Health at Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne in 2017 and Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in 2015.