MBBS, MMed (Paeds), FAMS, FAAP, FRCPCH, FACP, FRCP (London, Edinburgh, Ireland), FRACP
Specialty: Paediatrics, Child Development
Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrics, General Paediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.
Professor Ho Lai Yun is the Founding Head of the Department of Neonatology (1986-2004) and is currently Emeritus Consultant, Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Clinician Mentor to Department of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine. He pioneered and established many multidisciplinary perinatal programmes in Singapore. He also initiated congenital hypothyroidism screening and neonatal hearing screening in 1990s, which have become national programmes since then.
Prof Ho is also the Founding Head of the then Child Development Unit (CDU), KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) (1997-2008) and is presently Senior Consultant and Advisor of the Department of Child Development, KKH. Prof Ho started the CDU as the Development Assessment Clinic at SGH in 1991. He has been the Director, Child Development Programme, Ministry of Health, since 2002.
Prof Ho is an eminent Professor of the Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore, and is currently the Academic Deputy-Chair, SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Clinical Program (Paediatric Medicine). He is also Clinical Professor of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (YLL-SoM NUS), and was the Associate Dean, SGH and Outram Campus, YLL-SoM, from 2004 to 2012.
Prof Ho is recognised locally, regionally and internationally as a strong advocate of child welfare and protection, early childhood education and intervention. He has been actively involved in various community projects that addressed social and educational issues, such as child abuse and neglect, bullying in schools, parenting attitudes, pre-school education, and children with special needs. He plays a leading role in building an inclusive, family-focused and community-based early childhood intervention ecosystem in Singapore. He received awards for his works in improving child life and health in the region.
Prof Ho Lai Yun graduated from The University of Singapore in 1973 and obtained his MMed (Paediatrics) in 1977, admitted as Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 1981. He received his training in Neonatology at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, under a Commonwealth Scholarship in 1981.
He is Fellows of several international medical academies and colleges: The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK), American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, Royal Colleges of Physicians (London, Edinburgh, Ireland, Thailand), Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and Academy of Medicine, Malaysia.