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Dr Celine Wong

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  • Senior Consultant, Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


MBBS (S’pore), ABPN General Psychiatry Diplomate (US), ABPN Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Diplomate (US), MAPA (US), MAACAP (US)



Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, General Adult Psychiatry

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Dr Celine Wong is a medical graduate of the National University of Singapore. She went on to the United States of America to pursue specialist training in psychiatry in Maimonides Medical Center (State University of New York). She completed her residency in General Psychiatry and then a Child and Adolescent fellowship in St Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, a teaching hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons from 2011 to 2013. There, she was elected Chief Fellow and was involved in teaching and mentoring of both medical students and psychiatry residents. Dr Wong is also Board Certified in both Adult and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). She is also a member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP).

Dr Wong has special interests in the teaching of medical students of Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. She is very involved in the teaching of her sub-specialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to both medical students and psychiatry residents. Dr Wong is also the Associate Program Director (APD) of the National Psychiatry Residency Program at the National University Hospital and she aims to nurture caring and compassionate psychiatrists in her role as APD.

In line with her interests and expertise, Dr Wong also set up the Integrated Programme for Management of Depression in Adolescents (IPMDA) in NUH. The programme aims to identify youth with or at risk of depression to allow early and timely treatment. Treatment is integrated and holistic and comprises of psycho-education, case management, group and/or individual therapy, parenting support as well as use of technology to promote healthy lifestyle in youth.

Dr Celine also has specialised interests in the diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). She has accumulated good clinical experience and currently sees both children and adults with ADHD. She believes that proper treatment can allow these affected individuals to develop to their fullest potential.

Dr Celine is passionate about working with both youth and adults. She believes in a holistic approach to treating mental conditions and enjoys helping people regain their health and lead fulfilling and rewarding lives.

Journals & Publications

  1. C Wong, L Davidson, T McGlashan, et al. Comparable family burden in families of clinical high-risk and recent-onset psychosis patients. Early intervention in Psychiatry 2008; 2(4): 256-261. [IF - 2.904]
  2. C Wong, L Davidson, D Anglin, et al. Stigma in families of individuals in early stages of psychotic illness: family stigma and early psychosis. Early intervention in Psychiatry 2009; 3(2): 108-115. [IF - 2.904]
  3. R Gerson, C Wong, L Davidson, et al. Self-reported coping strategies in families of patients in early stages of psychotic disorder: an exploratory study. Early intervention in Psychiatry 2011; 5(1): 76-80. [IF - 2.904]
  4. KS Lim, CH Wong, RS McIntyre, J Wang, Z Zhang, BX Tran, W Tan, CS Ho, RC Ho. Global Lifetime and 12-Month Prevalence of Suicidal Behavior, Deliberate Self-Harm and Non-Suicidal Self-injury in Children and Adolescents between 1989 and 2018: A Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2019; 16(22): 4581. [IF 2.849]
  5. Shefaly Shorey, Esperanza Debby Ng, Celine H J Wong. Global Prevalance of depression and elevated depressive symptoms among adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Clinical Psychology 2022 Jun;61(2):287-305. [IF 4.981]
  6. YS Lui, AHY Loh, TT Chee, JY Teng, John Chee Meng Wong and Celine Hsia Jia Wong. Education of medical students in child and adolescent psychiatry. The Asia Pacific Scholar 2021; 6(1): 30-39.

Professional Memberships

  • Member, American Psychiatric Association, United States
  • Member, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, United States

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