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Senior Residency Programmes

After comprehensive and broad-based training by the Internal Medicine Residency programme where residents are trained to be clinically competent and equipped with critical thinking skills in the contemporary practice of medicine, residents can now pursue specialised training in the following 12 Senior Residency programmes that are available in NUH. 

  

Cardiology Senior Residency

The Cardiology Senior Residency is under the leadership of A/P Adrian Low, a cardiologist with the National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS). 

Dr Low is currently the Clinical Director of Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory in NUHCS as well as Programme Director of Acute Coronary Syndrome, NUHCS.

His clinical and research interests include acute coronary syndromes, invasive haemodynamics as well as novel interventional techniques.

  

 

 Endocrinology Senior Residency

Dr Doddabele Deepak, a consultant in Endocrinology NUH and a core faculty member of the NUHS Internal Medicine Residency Programme since 2010, is the programme director of Endocrinology Senior Residency. He qualified from JIPMER, Pondicherry University and subsequently obtained postgraduate training in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Internal Medicine from Liverpool, UK.

He also obtained a higher degree of MD from the University of Liverpool for clinical research in the field of growth hormone deficiency in adults. His specialty areas of interest include neuro-endocrinology, adrenal & gonadal disorders and diabetes management in patients on insulin pumps

 

 

 Gastroenterology Senior Residency

Dr Low How Cheng is a Consultant in the National University Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the National University of Singapore. He is involved in the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. He was a core faculty member of the Internal Medicine Residency programme in NUH and currently the Program Director of Gastroenterology Senior Residency Programme in NUH.

He was accredited as a specialist in Gastroenterology by the Specialist Accreditation Board, Singapore in 2008 and inducted as a fellow in the Academy of Medicine of Singapore in same year. In 2010, he was awarded the HMDP scholarship to pursue a year's fellowship in Endoscopic Ultrasound in the St Thomas' Hospital and Transplant Hepatology in Royal Free Hospital, London.  

 

  Advanced Internal Medicine Senior Residency

The Advanced Internal Medicine Senior Residency is under Dr Dariusz Piotr Olszyna, who is also the Associate Programme Director for the NUHS Internal Medicine Residency Programme and Assistant Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Dr Olszyna serves as Postgraduate Education Director of the University Medicine Cluster.

He is a Senior Consultant for Division of General Internal Medicine and for the Division of Infectious Diseases. Dr Olszyna received his advanced specialty training in both general internal medicine and infectious diseases at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He obtained his PhD from the University of Amsterdam in 2001. Dr Olszyna's main areas of clinical interest are HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis.

 

 

Geriatric Medicine Senior Residency 

 

The Geriatric Medicine Senior Residency is under Dr Santhosh Kumar Seetharaman's leadership; a consultant for Division of Advanced Internal Medicine (Geriatric Medicine). He is also an Assistant Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

After the completion of his advanced specialist training in Geriatrics and General Internal Medicine, Dr Santhosh pursued further interest in Stroke Medicine at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London. He also worked as a Consultant in Elderly Care, at The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, with close links to the John Radcliffe Hospital, part of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Dr Santhosh has been an active interest in medical education and has been one of the faculty in courses like IMPACT (III Medical Patient’s Acute Care and Treatment), designed by the Federation of Royal Medical Colleges and the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

 

Haematology Senior Residency

The Haematology Senior Residency is under Dr Yap Eng Soo, consultant in Haematology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore.

 

After the completion of his advanced specialist training in haematology, Dr Yap pursued his side interest in epidemiology and statistics as a researcher at the Department of Epidemiology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands. His research interest focuses mainly on coagulopathy in trauma, epidemiology link between arterial and venous thrombosis and medical education.

 

 

 Infectious Diseases Senior Residency

The Infectious Diseases Senior Residency is under the leadership of Dr Sophia Archuleta, who joined the Division of Infectious Diseases as a clinician educator in 2008. She currently serves as postgraduate education director for the Division of Infectious Diseases and chair of the NUHS Residency Graduate Medical Education Committee - Medical Education Research sub-committee. Her clinical interests are in the field of HIV/AIDS and she heads the newly-established NUH HIV Program. She is board-certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

Prior to coming to Singapore, she was on the faculty of the Division of International Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Weill Cornell Medical Center where she developed her passion for HIV care and graduate medical education. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Yale University, an MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her internal medicine & infectious diseases training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. 

 

 

Medical Oncology Senior Residency

The Medical Oncology Senior Residency is under Dr Chee Cheng Ean’s leadership. She is a specialist in medical oncology and currently practices as a consultant medical oncologist and clinician scientist at the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Haematology.

Dr Chee’s interests are in cancers of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract which includes colorectal cancer, liver and pancreas cancers, cancers of the biliary tract, stomach and oesophageal cancers. She is also interested in drug development of novel agents and Phase I trials.

  

 

Neurology Senior Residency

 

The Neurology Senior Residency is under Dr Rahul Rathakrishnan, who graduated from the University of Southampton, UK.

After the completion of advanced specialty training in neurology, he undertook a fellowship at the Montreal Neurological Institute, Canada. His area of interest lies in the management of patients with epilepsy and seizure disorders. His research interests relate to the advanced application of EEG techniques in neurological disease.

 

 

Renal Medicine Senior Residency

Nephrology post-graduate education and Senior Residency Programme is currently led by Dr Chua Horng Ruey, who went through the NUH Internal Medicine basic and advanced specialty training as a Resident and Registrar and now Consultant Nephrologist with the Department of Medicine. He graduated from National University of Singapore in 2002, and obtained his post-graduate qualifications in 2007. He has been a fellow of Royal College Physicians (Edinburgh) and Academy of Medicine (Singapore) since 2015.

His clinical and research interests are in acute kidney injury, biomarkers, acute dialysis, hybrid and continuous renal replacement therapies. He underwent further training in critical care nephrology in Melbourne in 2011, and has worked on related publications and book chapters. He was awarded the Outstanding Young Investigator Award (Associate Consultant, UMC) in 2012, the Wong Hock Boon society Outstanding Mentor Award (YLLSOM, NUS) in 2013, and the Chan Heng Leong Best Teacher Award (UMC) for year 2013/14.

He aspires to provide trainees a solid foundation in Nephrology practice, inspire the best in all, build on their strengths in various domains, and more importantly, to impart values above knowledge.

 

 

Respiratory Medicine Senior Residency

The Respiratory Medicine Senior Residency is under the leadership of Dr Low Seow Ping, Senior Consultant in the Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

She received her undergraduate training at the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore. She continued her basic specialty training in Internal Medicine locally in Singapore and obtained membership from the Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom) and the Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) from the National University of Singapore. She pursued her passion in Respiratory Medicine as an Advanced Specialty and has been accredited and registered as a Respiratory Specialist.

For more information on our Respiratory Medicine Senior Residency Programme, please click here.

We offer limited short-term elective training slots in Respiratory Medicine & Critical Care Medicine. For more information, please click here.

                                                                                                                                   

Rheumatology Senior Residency

Dr Teng Gim Gee is the rheumatologist consultant at National University Health System, University Medicine Cluster, Division of Rheumatology. As the Programme Director for the new Rheumatology Senior Residency, she is committed to the education and success of residents. 

Dr Teng graduated from the School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore and pursued Internal Medicine Residency at the Austin Medical Education Programme in Austin, Texas where later she served as the chief medical resident. She obtained board certification after her rheumatology fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States. She was involved in development of guidelines of use of non-biologics and biologic treatment for rheumatoid arthritis for the American College of Rheumatology.

Dr Teng has active research in health services and epidemiological studies as well as clinical trials in gout, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. She was awarded the Best Mentor Award in 2011 and Best Clinical Supervisor in 2011-12 for her dedication as an Internal Medicine core faculty in NUH. She has also contributed as an active member of the Osteoporosis Society of Singapore and Singapore Society of Rheumatology.