Dr Kang Ying Qi graduated from 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. She has completed her advanced specialist training in 2014 and is currently part of the Child Development Unit (CDU) team, 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. 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 was awarded the MOH Health Manpower Development Plan Skills (Individual) in 2019 and MOH Skillsfuture Study Award (Healthcare) in 2018. She also won the first prize for poster in 2018, 2nd prize for oral presentation in 2015 and merit award for oral presentation at the Singapore Pediatric and Perinatal Annual Congress. In 2018, she won the 3rd prize for poster presentation at Wong Hock Boon Masterclass Singapore. She was awarded the MCYC early childhood research fund in 2014 and Singapore children’s society research grant in 2013. She has also been awarded the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and the Annual Teaching Excellence Award from the Department of Paediatrics in 2012/2013.
Dr Kang has an interest in learning how other systems and countries practice developmental medicine. She has completed clinical observations at Boston Children’s Hospital Developmental Medicine Center in 2017 & 2019. The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Centre for Community Child Health in 2017 and Lucille Packard Stanford Children’s Hospital, Developmental Center in 2015.