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Adj Asst Prof Kelvin Koh

  • Senior Consultant, Department of Post-Acute & Continuing Care, Jurong Community Hospital
  • Medical Director, Jurong Community Hospital
MBBS (S'pore), MMed (Family Med), Dip (Geriatric Med), MCFP (S'pore), Dip (Family Practice Dermatology), FCFP (S'pore), FAMS (S'pore), Dip (Palliative Med)
Family Medicine
Special Interests:
​Post-Acute & Continuing Care, Dementia Care


Dr Kelvin Koh is currently the Medical Director of Jurong Community Hospital and was the Head of Post-acute & Continuing Care department in JurongHealth Campus. He practises as a Senior Consultant in Jurong Community Hospital.

Dr Koh graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 1998. He obtained his Master of Medicine (Family Medicine) in 2004 and subsequently became a fellow of the College of Family Physicians Singapore. Following this, he went on to become a fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Family Practice Dermatology and a Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine from the National University of Singapore.

Dr Koh’s experience in the Intermediate-Long-term Care sector started in 2005 at St Luke’s Hospital, where he was the Assistant Medical Director and Associate Programme Director for the NUHS Family Medicine Residency Programme. He joined JurongHealth Campus in December 2014 to help build and lead the establishment of the Post-acute & Continuing Care service in Jurong Community Hospital.

Dr Koh has a keen interest in dementia care. He is currently an advisor to the dementia care team in Jurong Community Hospital and a member of JurongHealth Campus' Dementia Programme project team. He has a keen interest in clinical ethics and has been a member of JurongHealth Campus’ Clinical Ethics Committee since 2011. He is also a member of JurongHealth Campus’ Credentialing & Privileging Committee.

Apart from his clinical and administrative duties, Dr Koh holds several external appointments. He is involved in undergraduate teaching at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He teaches Family Medicine at various postgraduate levels, such as the NHGP Family Medicine Residency Programme, NUHS Family Medicine Residency Programme and College of Family Physicians Fellowship Programme. In addition, he is an examiner at various postgraduate levels.

Dr Koh also serves as a continuing medical education advisor for family medicine. In 2015, he was presented with the Distinguished Educator’s Award from the College of Family Medicine Singapore in 2015 for his contribution to family medicine teaching.

In addition, Dr Koh is involved in Geriatric Medicine teaching as a member of the postgraduate Diploma of Geriatric Medicine Committee of the National University of Singapore. He is also an examiner for the Advanced Practice Nurse OSCE Examination.

Journals & Publications

Journals & Publications

  • ​Concerns, perceived impact and preparedness in an avian influenza pandemic – a comparative study between healthcare workers in primary and tertiary care
    Wong TY, Koh GCH, Cheong SK, Lee HY, Fong YT, Sundram M, Koh K, Chia SE, Koh D. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2008 Feb;37(2):96-102 
  • A cross-sectional study of primary care physicians in Singapore on their concerns and preparedness for an avian influenza outbreak
    Wong TY, Koh GC, Cheong SK, Sundram M, Koh K, Chia SE, Koh D. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2008 Jun;37(6):458-64. 
  • Perspectives of dementia care – What can family physicians do?
    Koh K Singapore Family Physician 2008;35(1):106-107 
  • Avian influenza and South Jakarta primary healthcare workers: a controlled mixed-method study
    Koh GC, Abikusno N, Kwing CS, Yee WT, Kusumaratna R, Sundram M, Koh K, Eng CS, Koh D. Trop Med Int Health. 2009 Jul;14(7):817-29. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3156.2009.02297.x. 
  • A Family Physician’s Perspectives on Prescribing Ambulatory Aids for the Elderly Koh K. Singapore Family Physician 2011;37(3):32-36 
  • Stress fracture of the ulna associate with biphosphonate therapy and use of walking aid
    Chiang GS, Koh KW, Chong TW, Tan BY. Osteoporosis Int 2014 Aug;25(8):2151-4. Doi: 10.1007/s00198-014-2739-9 


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