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NHG Senior Residency in Endocrinology

The endocrinology division in KTPH has a long history of teaching and a wealth of clinical experience. We offer residents a well-rounded approach to endocrinology with opportunities for research. We have a full complement of clinicians well-versed and specializing in various endocrinology subspecialities.

All Senior Residents (SRs) will go through a 3-year program in Endocrinology where they will be rotated to TTSH as well as KTPH.  In KTPH, the program set up is in adherence to the guidelines set up by the ACGME committee in conjunction with the RAC and is targeted to maximize the training potential of each SR.

In KTPH, we will ensure that the SRs obtain training in the following areas:

Diabetes

The SR will be exposed to a wide array of complex DM cases, and will be rotated to the various DM clinics including type 1 DM, flexible insulin therapy clinic, young type 2 DM, diabetes kidney disease clinic and diabetes multidisciplinary clinic. They will be involved in management of diabetes in pregnancy and trained to initiate and titrate insulin pumps.  The center boasts a smoothly integrated multidisciplinary team and actively hosts several patient education modules regularly.

Thyroid

The SR will be rotated to the thyroid clinics as well as to thyroid fine needle biopsy clinics where they will be taught to evaluate various thyroid disorders and trained in the art of fine needle aspiration cytology, including its interpretation.

Bone and Calcium

The SR will be rotated to the bone and osteoporosis unit where both inpatient and outpatient services are provided, with exposure to complex osteoporosis patients including treatment failure, secondary causes of osteoporosis as well as cancer-related bone loss. The SR will also gain competency in interpretation of bone mineral density by a certified clinical densitometrist.

Lipids

The SR will be rotated to a specialized lipid clinic with teaching in the management of complex lipid cases including but not limited to,  familial lipid disorders and management of statin-resistant  patients  and the side effects of lipid lowering medications.

Pituitary and adrenal

The SR will be trained in the management and evaluation of various pituitary and adrenal disorders. They will be expected to  manage the pre-operative, peri-operative and post-operative  care of patients slated for either pituitary or adrenal  surgery. We have dedicated neurosurgeons and an endocrine surgeon and the SR will also be attached to observe the surgery  of selected cases. In addition, there will be regular multidisciplinary adrenal and pituitary combined rounds with radiologists and the respective surgeons.

Reproductive Endocrinology

The SR will be trained in the evaluation and the management of various reproductive disorders and conversant with the various hormonal replacement preparations. They will be exposed to a wide range of reproductive endocrine conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome, premature ovarian insufficiency, primary or secondary  hypogonadism, hypothalamic amenorrhoea, delayed puberty, male infertility etc. There is a strong collaboration with urology in the management of male patients with hypogonadal disorders.

General endocrinology

The SR will be exposed to a wealth of general endocrinology, be it inpatient or outpatient, including critical care. This includes continuity clinics of their own, as well as the evaluation of endocrinology referrals from various subspecialties, led by an attending physician.

Molecular endocrinology and endocrine research

The SR will be exposed to the basic principles of gene transcription and translation relating to endocrinology and familiarized with the basic laboratory techniques available in genetic studies and protein expression. They will also be introduced to principles of research eg. writing IRB application, application for grants, starting a research project, and introduced to appraisal of evidence eg critical analysis of a journal article.

Overall Teaching Activities:

- Rotation to the various clinics as outlined above

- SR’s own continuity clinics

- Carrying out dynamic testing for patients

- Evaluation of referrals from outer specialities

- Multidisciplinary radiological rounds

- Weekly endocrine session which includes journal reviews, topic reviews and clinical case reviews

- Regular meetings and feedback sessions with various core faculty members as well as attending physicians whom the SR will be rotated to.

- Attendance at conferences

- Research mentoring and opportunities for involvement in projects in conjunction with the institution clinical research unit.


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Our Faculty Members:

 

 

Name:                             Dr Ester Yeoh Chai Kheng

Teaching Appointment:     Associate Program Director

Designation:                    Senior Consultant

Department/Division:       Department of General Medicine, Division of Endocrinology Medicine

Credentials:                     MBBS, MRCP (UK), M.Med (Int Med-Singapore), FAMS (Endocrinology), FRCP

                                      (Edinburgh)

 

 

 

Name:                              Associate Professor Sum Chee Fang

Teaching Appointment:      Core Clinical Faculty Member

Designation:                     Senior Consultant

Department/Division:        Department of General Medicine, Division of Endocrinology Medicine

Credentials:                      MBBS (Singapore), FRCP (Irel), FRCP (Edin), FACE, FAMS

 

 

 

Name:                             Dr Daphne Lee Hui Min

Teaching Appointment:      Faculty Member

Designation:                     Consultant

Department/Division:        Department of General Medicine, Division of Endocrinology Medicine

Credentials:                      MBBS (Singapore), MRCP (UK)

 

 

 

Name:                             Associate Professor Lim Su Chi

Teaching Appointment:      Faculty Member

Designation:                     Senior Consultant

Department/Division:        Department of General Medicine, Division of Endocrinology Medicine

Credentials:                      MBBS (Singapore), MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edin), FAMS (Endo), PhD (NUS)

 

 

 

Name:                             Dr Niyati Jauhar

Teaching Appointment:      Faculty Member

Designation:                     Consultant

Department/Division:        Department of General Medicine, Division of Endocrinology Medicine

Credentials:                      MBBS (Singapore), MRCP (UK)

 

 

 

 

Name:                               Dr Phua Eng Joo

Teaching Appointment:       Faculty Member

Designation:                      Senior Consultant

Department/Division:         Department of General Medicine, Division of Endocrinology Medicine

Credentials:                       MBBS (Singapore), MRCP (UK), MRCPS (Glasg)

 

 

 

Name:                             Dr Singappuli Achchilage Sanjaya Udeni

Teaching Appointment:      Faculty Member

Designation:                     Senior Consultant

Department/Division:        Department of General Medicine, Division of Endocrinology Medicine

Credentials:                      MBBS, MRCP

 

 

 

Name:                              Associate Professor Tavintharan Subramaniam

Teaching Appointment:      Faculty Member

Designation:                     Senior Consultant

Department/Division:        Department of General Medicine, Division of Endocrinology Medicine

Credentials:                      MBBS (Singapore), MRCP (UK), FRCS (Edin), FAM (Endo)

 

 

 

Name:                             Dr Vikram Sonawane

Teaching Appointment:      Faculty Member

Designation:                     Consultant

Department/Division:        Department of General Medicine, Division of Endocrinology Medicine

Credentials:                      MBBS, MRCP (UK)


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