Upon graduating from the National University of Singapore, Dr Chandran completed her Basic Specialist Training in Internal Medicine. She went on to Advanced Specialist Training in Dermatology at the National Skin Centre which culminated in her being awarded the Best Candidate in the Dermatology Exit Examination by the Chapter of Dermatologists, College of Physicians, Singapore.
Dr Chandran was awarded a scholarship by the Ministry of Health to pursue fellowships in paediatric dermatology at the Erasmus MC-Sophia Children's Hospital, University Medical Centre, Rotterdam and in immunodermatology at the Centre for Blistering Diseases, University Medical Centre, Groningen. These have honed her subspecialty interests which include paediatric dermatology, autoimmune and genetic blistering skin diseases (such as epidermolysis bullosa), collagen vascular diseases involving the skin and medical dermatology. She currently heads the division of Dermatology at the National University Hospital, where she sees all patients with general dermatological problems and runs sub-speciality clinics in immunobullous diseases and paediatric dermatology.
Dr Chandran is passionate about educating the next generation of healthcare providers. As a member of the Dermatology Residents Advisory Committee and core faculty of the Post-Graduate Year 1 Residency for the Department of Medicine, NUHS, she is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education. She has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as chapters in dermatology textbooks.