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Dr James Huang

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  • Consultant, Division of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Nutrition, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital
  • Consultant, Paediatric Liver Transplantation Programme, National University Centre for Organ Transplantation, National University Hospital
  • Consultant, NUWoC Children's Clinic, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


MBBS (Hons) (S’pore), MRCPCH (Paeds) (UK), MCI (S’pore)


Paediatric Gastroenterology, Paediatric Medicine

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Organ Transplantation, Paediatric Gastroenterology, Nutrition, Hepatology & Liver Transplantation (Digestive System & Liver Conditions), Paediatric Liver Transplantation Programme


Dr James Huang is a Consultant in the Division of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Nutrition, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation in National University Hospital. His main clinical interest is in Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease and is the clinical lead for diagnostic and therapeutic Paediatric Endoscopy in the department. He is one of the pioneer members for the Asian Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease network and has successfully inaugurated the use of a centralised registry to pool disease and therapeutic data across major paediatric gastroenterology centres in Asia. He is active in undergraduate and postgraduate education, and conducts regular educational lectures in Paediatric Gastroenterology for general paediatricians and medical students/nursing staff. 
Dr James Huang graduated with honours from National University Singapore in 2007 as the medical school class valedictorian and was awarded the Dean's List award for all 5 professional examinations. He was awarded the GlaxoSmithKline book prize, Tan Choon Kim book prize, Medical Class of 1975 Gold Medal in Pathology, Margaret Lee Ming Yee Memorial Medal and Albert Lim Liat Juay Silver Medal for being the top student in Microbiology and Immunology, Neuroscience and Pathology respectively. He was also awarded the Dean's Most Outstanding House Officer award for Housemanship Year 2007-2008. He was appointed membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (United Kingdom) and subsequently completed his advanced specialist training in Paediatrics. He is the first paediatrician in Singapore to receive formal double accreditation in Paediatric Medicine and Paediatric Gastroenterology, fulfilling clinical training and endoscopy accreditation criterion aligned with the European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition. He has also been awarded the Masters in Clinical Investigation coursework and currently is the principal investigator leading the study of the Microbiome and Metabolomics in Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. He was also awarded the NUHS Academic Medicine Development Award to complete an Advanced Paediatric Gastrointestinal Fellowship in Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Canada. During his fellowship, he was fully accredited as an Epic Systems Physician Builder.

Journals & Publications

  1. Huang JG, Aw MM, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Asia: Epidemiology and Natural History, Pediatrics and Neonatology, 2019 Dec 27
  2. Huang JG, Tan MYQ, Quak SH, Aw MM. Risk factors and clinical outcomes of pediatric liver transplant recipients with post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease in a multi-ethnic Asian cohort. Transpl Infect Dis. 2018 Feb;20(1). doi: 10.1111/tid.12798. Epub 2017 Nov 28.
  3. Huang JG, Lim T, Quek SC, Quak SH, Aw MM. De novo aortopathy and cardiovascular outcomes in paediatric liver transplant recipients. Cardiol Young. 2018 Aug;28(8):986-994. doi: 10.1017/S104795111800063X. Epub 2018 Jul 4
  4. Huang JG, Chan SH, Lee LY. The Influence of Ethnicity on Exclusively Breast-Fed Infants' Anthropometry in a Multiethnic Asian Population. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2018 Jun;47(6):208-215.
  5. Huang JG, Aw MM (2015). Neonatal Cholestasis in A. Sibal & S. Gopalan(Ed.) . Textbook of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (pp 309-325).. New Delhi, India : Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers(P) Ltd
  6. Gwee KA, Lee WW, Ling KL, Ooi CJ, Quak SH, Dan YY, Siah KT, Huang JG, Chua ASB, Hilmi IN, Raja Ali RA, Ong C, Simadibrata M, Abdullah M, Sollano JD, Leelakusolvong S, Gonlachanvit S, Lee YY, Ricaforte-Campos JD, Yin YK, Chong KM, Wong CY. Consensus and contentious statements on the use of probiotics in clinical practice: A south east Asian gastro-neuro motility association working team report. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Oct;33(10):1707-1716. doi: 10.1111/jgh.14268. Epub 2018 Jun 12. Review.

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