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Dr Kang Ying Qi

  • Senior Consultant, Division of Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics, 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
  • ​Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
MBBS (S'pore), MMed (Paeds) (S'pore), MRCPCH (Paeds) (UK)
Paediatrics - Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrics (Learning & Behavioural Difficulties/Developmental Delays)


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.


  • ​2020 - IACAPAP Virtual Congress Best Poster Awards
  • 2019 - MOH Health Manpower Development Plan Skills (Individual)
  • 2018 - MOH SkillsFuture Study Award (Healthcare)
  • 2018 - Annual Teaching Excellence Award for undergraduate teaching (‘Good Teacher’ Award)
  • 2018 – Poster Presentation 1st Prize, Singapore Pediatric and Perinatal Annual Congress
  • 2018 - Poster Presentation 3rd Prize, Wong Hock Boon Paediatric Masterclass Singapore

Journals & Publications

  1. 1. Tan MY, Kang YQ, Kiing JSH, Chong SC, Mulay KV, Lim TSH, Aishworiya R (2021). Teleconsultation in a Developmental and Behavioural Paediatric Service during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experiences of Caregivers and Providers in Singapore. Singapore Medical Journal.
  2. Kang YQ, Lim TSH, Ragen ES, Tan MY, Aishworiya R (2020). Managing Children's Anxiety During COVID-19 Pandemic: Strategies for Providers and Caregivers. Frontiers Psychiatry, Nov 12;11:552823. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.552823.
  3. Goh TJ, Lim TSH, Foo M, Ong SKA, Aishworiya R, Nair T, Kang YQ, Agarwal PK, Sung M (2020). Supporting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in medical settings during COVID-19. Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 2020 Dec;54:102441. doi: 10.1016/j.ajp.2020.102441.
  4. Mulay KV, Aishworiya R, Lim TSH, Tan MY, Kiing JSH, Chong SC, Kang YQ (2021). Innovations in practice: Adaptation of developmental and behavioral pediatric service in a tertiary center in Singapore during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pediatrics and Neonatology Journal, Jan;62(1):70-79. doi: 10.1016/j.pedneo.2020.09.003.
  5. Lim TSH, Tan MY, Aishworiya R, Kang YQ (2020). Autism Spectrum Disorder and COVID-19: Helping Caregivers Navigate the Pandemic. Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore. 2020 Jun;49(6):384-386.
  6. Aishworiya R, Kang YQ. Including Children with Developmental Disabilities in the Equation During this COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal Of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2020 Aug 20:1–4. doi: 10.1007/s10803-020-04670-6
  7. Kang YQ, Teo C, Shen L, Chong SC (2018). Preschool Teachers' and Parents' Understanding of Early Childhood Temperament in an Asian Culture – Implications on Child Health and Development. Letter to the editor of Annals Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
  8. Kalyani M, Kang YQ, Rie A, Chong SC, Tung S, Chan YH, Rajgor D D, Jennifer K SH (2017). Posting Feedback – a New Strategy in a Developmental Behavioural Pediatric (DBP) Posting in Post Graduate Medical Training in Singapore. Journal of Advances in Education Research, 2(4): 234-240. doi: 10.22606/jaer.2017.24004
  9. Kang YQ, Jennifer K SH, Kalyani M, Goh D LM, Teo C (2017). Chapter 4: Active Child. Pediatric Differential Diagnosis, Top 50 Problems, 44-51.
  10. Ngiam XY, Kang YQ, Ramkumar A, Jennifer K SH, Chung NL E (2015). Child maltreatment syndrome: demographics and developmental issues of inpatient cases. Singapore Medical Journal, 56(11): 612-617. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2015169


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