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Dr Nicholas Ng

  • Consultant, Children’s Emergency, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital
  • Consultant, Division of Paediatric Endocrinology, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital
  • Consultant, NUWoC Children’s Clinic, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
MBBS (UK), BSc (Hons) (UK), MMed (Paeds) (S'pore), MRCPCH (UK), FAMS
Paediatric Endocrinology (Hormonal & Growth Problems), Paediatrics – Children’s Emergency
Special Interests:
Growth disorders in children, Childhood obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, Puberty-related disorders, Medical education


Dr Nicholas Ng read medicine at Imperial College London, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with 1st class honours in 2011 and subsequently graduated with MBBS in 2013. He was awarded the University of London MBBS Gold Medal (proxime accesit) and was also the recipient of multiple university awards, including the Betuel Prize, Golding Medal Prize, Meadows Prize, Waller Prize, Steadman Prize, Sudgen Prize, Martin J Turner Prize, Mildred Lees Prize and UK Academy of Medical Sciences Clinical Research Prize for academic and research excellence throughout his 6 years at Imperial College London.

Dr Ng subsequently underwent his paediatric residency at the Department of Paediatrics at National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore, where he received his Master of Medicine (Paediatrics) and Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH) in 2016. He then did his senior residency and achieved Specialist Accreditation for Paediatric Medicine in 2020. He currently practices as a Consultant in the Division of Paediatric Endocrinology and Children's Emergency at NUH.

Dr Ng's clinical and research interests are in paediatric endocrinology, particularly in the areas of childhood obesity, metabolic syndrome, pubertal disorders and the developmental origins of these conditions. He is also passionate about medical education research. He has been invited as a speaker for multiple national and regional conferences. In addition, he has won several grants for his research work, including the NMRC Research Training Fellowship 2022 and the ExxonMobil-NUS Research Fellowship 2021-2022. He has also presented his work in various local and international conferences. He won the Kaichi Kida Presentation Award at the Asia Pacific Pediatric Endocrine Society Conference in 2021, Best Oral Presentation Award in the Singapore Paediatric and Perinatal Annual Conference (SIPPAC) in 2018, and was the runner up for the Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) Young Scholar Award in 2020. He also received the Excellence Award for the NUH Research Residency Program Research Showcase in 2019.  

During his residency, Dr Ng served as Chief Resident from 2016 to 2017 and was in the Chief Registrar team in 2018. He also had the privilege of representing his institution in the Singapore Chief Residency Programme (SCRP) conducted by the Healthcare Leadership College in 2018.

Dr Ng is a passionate educator who is involved in undergraduate, postgraduate medical and interprofessional education. He has won numerous departmental, institution and university teaching awards in recognition of his commitment to teaching. He is currently serving as a Core Faculty member of the NUH National Postgraduate Year 1 Program.


Teaching Awards
  • 2021: Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) Resident Choice Award 2021
  • 2019, 2021: NUS Medicine Special Recognition Award
  • 2018, 2021: NUS Medicine Dean’s Junior Doctor Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2018-2021: Department of Paediatrics Annual Teaching Excellence Award (Great Teacher) for Undergraduate Teaching Interactive Category
  • 2018, 2019: NUHS Young Clinician Mentor Award
  • 2018: NUS Medicine Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award 2018
  • 2017-2019: KTP-NUCMI Postgraduate Education Best Registrar Award
  • 2017, 2019: NUS MedSoc Outstanding Tutor Award

Research Awards
  • 2022: National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Research Training Fellowship Award for Masters of Clinical Investigations Program
  • 2021: ExxonMobil-NUS Research Fellowship Award for clinicians
  • 2021: Kaichi Kida Presentation Award, Asia Pacific Paediatric Endocrine Society Conference 2021 (Kuala Lumpur)
  • 2020: Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference 2020 Young Scholar Award (runner up)
  • 2019: Research Residency Program Research Showcase Excellence Award 2019
  • 2019: KTP-NUCMI Research Award 2019: Junior Researcher Highest Impact Factor Award
  • 2018: Singapore Paediatric and Perinatal Annual Conference (SIPPAC) 2018 Best Oral Presentation
  • 2017: NUHS Clinician Scientist Program- Residency (NCSP-R) grant presentation 2017 Best Oral Presentation

Journals & Publications

  1. Ng NBH, Low YW, Dimple RD, et al. The effects of GLP-1 receptor agonists on weight and glycaemic control in Prader-Willi syndrome: A systematic review. Clinical Endocrinology (Oxford). 2022;96:144-54 (PMID: 34448208) 
  2. Ng NBH, Karthik SV, Aw MM and Quak SH. Endoscopic Evaluation in Children with End-Stage Liver Disease Associated Portal Hypertension Awaiting Liver Transplant. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2016 Sep;63(3):365-9 (PMID: 26863384)
  3. Ng NBH and Yeo WS. An Extensive Perioral Rash. British Medical Journal. 2019 Sept;366:I5014 (PMID: 31537536)
  4. Ng NBH and Ramachandran R. Oedema over an inoculation site. British Medical Journal. 2020 Jan;368:I6823 (PMID: 31948944)
  5. Ng NBH, Wang FS and Lin JB. It is all in the air: A public health caution. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 2021 Aug;57(8):1319-1320  (PMID: 32902013)
  6. Ng NBH and Lau PYW. Hydroutereteronephrosis in a male infant. Pediatrics and Neonatology 2021 Mar 62(2):220-221 (PMID 33500202)
  7. Ng NBH, Tan AP, Karunakarar G, Nga VDW and Lin JB. Child with Unusual Skull Appearance. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 2021 Sept;57:1541-42 (PMID: 34477280)
  8. Low JM…Ng NBH, Amin Z and Ng YPM. Titres and neutralising capacity of SARS-CoV-2-specific antibodies in human milk: a systematic review. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2022;107:174-80 (PMID: 34257103)
  9. Lian BX, Ng NBH, et al. Diagnosis of Hydrocephalus by Cranial Transillumination. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed (Epub ahead of print July 2021) (PMID: 34261768)
  10. Ng NBH and Lin JBY. Pruritus ani in a school age boy. British Medical Journal. 2022;376:e067817 (PMID:35140063) 

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health (RCPCH)
  • Member, Asia Pacific Paediatric Endocrine Society (APPES)
  • Member, European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE)


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