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Dr Ellie Choi

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  • Associate Consultant, Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital


MRCP UK, MMed S'pore, MBBS (S'pore)


Dr Ellie Choi graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and subsequently completed her internal medicine and dermatology residency training. She is currently undergoing her Master of Clinical Investigation (NUS) with a research scholarship from the National Medical Research Council (NMRC).

Dr Ellie is actively involved in a broad spectrum of clinical research including studies on teledermatology, atopic dermatitis and healthservices research focusing on the optimal delivery of patient care. She has been awarded a number of local and international grants as principal investigator, and is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD), JAAD international and SKIN.


  • Residency Excellence Award (2018)
  • Best Resident Tutor Award (2018)
  • Research Residency Showcase Award, Merit (2020)
  • American Academy of Dermatology International Registration Scholarship (2022)

Journals & Publications

  1. Tan SY, Chandran NS, Choi E. Steroid Phobia: Is There a Basis? A Review of Topical Steroid Safety, Addiction and Withdrawal. Clin Drug Investig. 2021;41(10):835-842. doi:10.1007/s40261-021-01072-z
  2. Choi E, Ooi XT, Chandran NS. Hidradenitis suppurativa in pediatric patients. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022;86(1):140-147. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2020.08.045
  3. Long V, Tan CL, Choi E. What's #Trending: embracing social media in dermatology. Int J Dermatol. 2022;61(2):e44-e46. doi:10.1111/ijd.15662
  4. Valencia LS, Weng YY, Chandran NS, Choi E. Psoriasis Flares and Rebound Phenomenon Following Exposure and Withdrawal of Systemic Steroids - A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022;0(0). doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2022.01.006
  5. Han H, Choi E, Nagad M, et al. Prevalence and Perceptions Towards Hidradenitis suppurativa; A Cross-Sectional Study in a Non-Dermatological Outpatient Population. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. n/a(n/a). doi:10.1111/jdv.17933
  6. Phuan CZY, Choi E, Oon HH. Temporary exacerbation of pre-existing psoriasis and eczema in the context of COVID-19 mRNA booster vaccination: a case report and review of the literature. JAAD Int. 2021;0(0). doi:10.1016/j.jdin.2021.11.004
  7. Choi E, Heng LW, Tan SY, Phan P, Chandran NS. Factors influencing use and perceptions of teledermatology: A mixed-methods study of 942 participants. JAAD Int. 2022;6:97-103. doi:10.1016/j.jdin.2021.12.005
  8. Tan S, Phan P, Law JY, Choi E, Chandran NS. Qualitative analysis of topical corticosteroid concerns, topical steroid addiction and withdrawal in dermatological patients. BMJ Open. 2022;12(3):e060867. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2022-060867
  9. Choi E, Phan PHC, Oon HH Hidradenitis suppurativa: racial and socioeconomic considerations in management. Int J Dermatol n/a:
  10. Choi E, Wei HL, Sean TY, et al (2022) Factors Influencing Willingness to Pay and Show Images with Teledermatology during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Am Acad Dermatol S0190-9622(22)00367-X.

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