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Dr Nicholas Ng

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  • Consultant, Children's Emergency, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital
  • Consultant, Division of Paediatric Endocrinology, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital
  • Consultant, NUWoC Children's Clinic, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital


MBBS(UK), BSc(Hons), MMed(Paeds), MRCPCH(UK), MCI(Singapore), FAMS


Paediatric Medicine

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Paediatric Endocrinology (Hormonal & Growth Problems), Paediatrics – Children’s Emergency

Special Interests:

Growth or pubertal disorders in children, Childhood obesity and obesity-related metabolic complications, including metabolic-dysfunction associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD), Paediatric diabetes mellitus, Medical education.


Dr Nicholas Ng read medicine at Imperial College London, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with 1st class honours in 2011 and subsequently graduated with MBBS in 2013. He was awarded the University of London MBBS Gold Medal (proxime accesit) and was also the recipient of multiple university awards, including the Betuel Prize, Golding Medal Prize, Meadows Prize, Waller Prize, Steadman Prize, Sudgen Prize, Martin J Turner Prize, Mildred Lees Prize and UK Academy of Medical Sciences Clinical Research Prize for academic and research excellence throughout his 6 years at Imperial College London.
Dr Ng subsequently underwent residency at the Department of Paediatrics at National University Hospital Singapore, where he received his Master of Medicine (Paediatrics) and Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH) in 2016. He achieved Specialist Accreditation for Paediatric Medicine in 2020. He currently practices as a Consultant in the Division of Paediatric Endocrinology and Children’s Emergency at National University Hospital Singapore.

Dr Ng’s clinical and research interests are in paediatric endocrinology, particularly in the areas of childhood obesity, metabolic complications of obesity, pubertal disorders and the developmental origins of these conditions. He completed a Masters in Clinical Investigation (MCI) in 2023. Dr Ng has won several grants for his research work, including the NMRC Research Training Fellowship 2022 and the ExxonMobil-NUS Research Fellowship 2021-2022. He has also presented his research in various local and international conferences. He won the Kaichi Kida Presentation Award at the Asia Pacific Pediatric Endocrine Society Conference in 2021, Best Oral Presentation Award in the Singapore Paediatric and Perinatal Annual Conference (SIPPAC) in 2018, and was the runner up for the Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) Young Scholar Award in 2020. He also received the Excellence Award for the NUH Research Residency Program Research Showcase in 2019. In addition, he has been invited as a speaker for national and regional conferences, and is also a workgroup member for several national and international clinical practice guidelines pertaining to childhood obesity and its associated complications. 

Dr Ng had the privilege of participating in the Singapore Chief Residency Programme (SCRP) conducted by the Healthcare Leadership College in 2018. He was also part of the NUHS Physician Leadership Development Program in 2022. 

Dr Ng is a passionate educator who is involved in undergraduate, postgraduate medical and interprofessional education. He has won numerous departmental, institution and university teaching awards in recognition of his commitment to teaching. He currently serves as the Associate Programme Director of the NUHS Paediatric Residency Programme, Principal Core Faculty member of the NUH National Postgraduate Year 1 Program and is also a Core Faculty member of the Office for Students at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. 


Teaching Awards
NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award (ATEA) Individual Category (2023)
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Teaching Excellence Award (2023)
Singapore Medical Association Charity Fund (SMACF) Outstanding Mentor Award (2023)
NUHS Teaching Excellence Award (2023)
NUHS Education Collaboration Award (2023)
NUS Medicine Special Recognition Award (2019, 2021, 2022, 2023)
NUS Medicine Dean’s Junior Doctor Teaching Excellence Award (years 2019, 2020)
Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) Resident Choice Award 2021
KTP-NUCMI Postgraduate Faculty Teaching Award (2021, 2022, 2023)
KTP-NUCMI Postgraduate Education Best Registrar Award (years 2017, 2018, 2019)
NUS MedSoc Outstanding Tutor Award (years 2017 and 2019)
NUHS Young Clinician Mentor Award (years 2018 and 2019)
NUS Medicine Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award 2018
Department of Paediatrics Annual Teaching Excellence Award (Great Teacher) for Undergraduate Teaching Interactive Category (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)

Research Awards
National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Research Training Fellowship Award for Masters of Clinical Investigations Program
ExxonMobil-NUS Research Fellowship Award for clinicians
Kaichi Kida Presentation Award, Asia Pacific Paediatric Endocrine Society Conference 2021 
Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference 2020 Young Scholar Award (runner up)
Research Residency Program Research Showcase Excellence Award 2019
KTP-NUCMI Research Award 2019: Junior Researcher Highest Impact Factor Award
Singapore Paediatric and Perinatal Annual Conference (SIPPAC) 2018 Best Oral Presentation 

Quality Improvement Awards
QIX Process Excellence Merit Award 2024- Sustain, Adopt, Spread (SAS) (Team Leader)
EQUIP Best Project Award 2023, QIP Sustainability Award 2023, NUH QIP Merit Award (Team Leader)

Journals & Publications

Research and Publications:
1. Ng NBH, Lim CYS, et al. Screening or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children and adolescents with obesity: A scoping review of national and international pediatric obesity and pediatric OSA management guidelines. Obes Rev. 2024 (PMID: 38355893)
2. Ng VWW,… Ng NBH (senior author). The role of glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonists for weight control in individuals with acquired hypothalamic obesity- A systematic review. Clinical Obesity. 2024 (PMID: 38273176)  
3. Lim CYS,… Ng NBH (senior author). Screening for metabolic complications of childhood and adolescent obesity: A scoping review of national and international guidelines. Obes Rev. 2022 Dec;23(12):e13513. (PMID: 36286080)
4. Ng NBH, Low YW, et al. The effects of GLP-1 receptor agonists on weight and glycaemic control in Prader-Willi syndrome: A systematic review. Clinical Endocrinology (Oxford). 2022;96:144-54 (PMID: 34448208)  
5. Le Zhang, … Ng NBH, et al. An international multidisciplinary consensus on pediatric metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease. Med. 2024. (PMID: 38677287)
6. Ng NBH. The influence of puberty on body mass index change and pediatric non-alcoholic liver disease. Journal of Pediatrics. 2023;259:113466 (PMID: 37179015)
7. C Ho, Ng NBH and Lee YS. Caring for Pediatric Patients with Diabetes amidst the COVID-19 Storm. Journal of Pediatrics. 2020 Aug;223:186-7 (PMID: 32387113)
8. Ng NBH, Appleby GF, et al. COVID-19 vaccination-related attendance at a pediatric emergency department in Singapore among 12- to 18-year old adolescents. Pediatrics and Neonatology. 2022 Nov;63(6):633-641. (PMID: 35989181)
9. Low JM…Ng NBH, et al. Titres and neutralising capacity of SARS-CoV-2-specific antibodies in human milk: a systematic review. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2022;107:174-80 (PMID: 34257103)
10. Ng NBH, Karthik SV, et al. Endoscopic Evaluation in Children with End-Stage Liver Disease Associated Portal Hypertension Awaiting Liver Transplant. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2016 Sep;63(3):365-9 (PMID: 26863384)

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health (RCPCH)- member
  • Asia Pacific Paediatric Endocrine Society (APPES)- member
  • European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE)- member

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