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Dr Thia Teck Joo, Kelvin

Dr Thia Teck Joo, Kelvin
Dr Thia Teck Joo, Kelvin
  • Hope Gastroenterology and Liver Clinic

    Address

    3 Mount Elizabeth #17-16
    Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
    Singapore 228510

    Tel
    Fax
    6836 0623
  • Specialty

    • Gastroenterology
  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore
    • Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine), National University of Singapore
    • Member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom
    • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore (Gastroenterology)
    • Master of Clinical Investigation, National University of Singapore
  • Languages Spoken

    • Bahasa Indonesia
    • English
    • Hokkien
    • Mandarin
    • Teochew

Background

  • Dr Kelvin Thia is a gastroenterology specialist practising at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore. His clinical interests include treating complex disorders of the digestive system, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
  • Dr Thia completed his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1998. He subsequently also received a Master of Clinical Investigation at NUS.
  • In 2007, Dr Thia received the Human Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) scholarship from the Ministry of Health, Singapore to train as an advanced fellow at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, USA under Dr William Sandborn. He participated in IBD-related research, which led him to receive the Centocor Inflammatory Bowel Disease Best Abstract Award at the American College of Gastroenterology meeting in 2008 for an original work on the natural history of Crohn’s Disease.
  • Dr Thia was formerly a consultant gastroenterologist in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). He managed patients with Crohn’s disease in the department’s IBD centre and supervised gastroenterology trainees, junior doctors and medical students. He was appointed director of the Nutrition Support Services, where he led a team of medical and allied health staff to provide parenteral (through veins) and enteral (through feeding tube) nutrition to patients with malabsorption disorders, such as short bowel syndrome. In 2011, Dr Thia received the hospital’s 'service with a heart' award for his clinical service and was also certified as a nutrition support clinician by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.
  • Dr Thia received the Singhealth Research Talent Development Fund Publication award in 2010 and the Singhealth Outstanding Publication Award in 2011 for his research publications. He has also been an invited peer reviewer for gastroenterology journals.
  • Dr Thia was appointed to be a clinical tutor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS and a clinical physician faculty member of the Internal Medicine Singhealth residency programme.

Awards

  • Centocor IBD Best Abstract Award at the American College of Gastroenterology meeting (2008)
  • Singhealth Research Talent Development Fund Publication award (2010)
  • Singhealth Outstanding Publication Award (2011)
  • Service with a Heart award at the Singapore General Hospital (2011)

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