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Dr Alvin Ngeow Jia Hao

Dr Alvin Ngeow Jia Hao

MBBS, MRCPCH (UK), MMed (Paediatric Medicine), FAMS (Paediatric Medicine), FAMS (Neonatology), CCPU (Neonatal Lung Ultrasound), CCPU (Advanced Neonatal Ultrasound)

Senior Consultant

Singapore General Hospital

Specialty: Neonatal & Developmental Medicine

Sub-specialties: Neonatology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Congenital Malformations, Developmental Paediatrics, Neonatal Conditions, Neonatology.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Neonatal and Developmental Medicine Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, SingHealth Duke-NUS Paediatrics Academic Clinical Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine


Dr Alvin Ngeow graduated from the National University of Singapore Medical School in 2007 and was in the Dean’s list in the academic year of 2004/2005. 

He was accepted into the Paediatric Medicine Seamless Training program by the Joint Commission on Specialist Training (JCST) in 2010, which has equipped him with the skills to practise the Art and Science of promoting and improving Child Health. He subsequently attained the Masters of Medicine (Singapore) in Paediatric Medicine in 2012 and became a Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health concurrently. During his advanced training years, he served as the Chief Registrar between 2014-2015. Having completed his Advanced Specialist Training in KK Women and Children’s Hospital and neonatal fellowship in Singapore General Hospital (SGH), he has been awarded dual accreditation from the JCST in both Paediatric Medicine and Neonatology. He was awarded the Ministry of Health Manpower Development Program (HMDP) Grant in 2020 and did his fellowship with a focus on Clinician Performed Ultrasound at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne between Nov 2022 and May 2023, and is the first clinician from Singapore to have attained the Certificate of Clinician Performed Ultrasound (CCPU) in Advanced Neonatal Ultrasound (Cerebral, Cardiac and Abdominal) and Neonatal Lung Ultrasound, under the auspices of the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM). 

Knowing the importance of advancing the frontiers of Medicine, he is passionate about clinical research. He has graduated from the Biostatistics course in 2012 and has represented Singapore General Hospital at various conferences. He was honoured to have been awarded the Best Poster Award for the inaugural Singapore Paediatric & Perinatal Annual Congress (SIPPAC) 2012 for his study on the outcome of early 

term infants, as compared to late term infants. He has also presented at international conferences including at PSANZ Congress in 2012, and at the European Academy of Paediatric Societies (EAPS) congress in Barcelona, Oct 2014: Ten Year Study Of Prevalence and Diagnosis Of Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) In An Asian Country: Implications On Antenatal Diagnosis And Newborn Screening. In August 2018, he was awarded the first prize for oral presentation in the perinatal category for his study: The Efficacy of Screening for Congenital Heart Disease in a Tertiary Hospital in Singapore. In Oct 2022, he was awarded the Outstanding Clinical Research Award at the SGH Annual Scientific Meeting for his work on validation of a smartphone-based application as a screening tool for neonatal jaundice. 

He is passionate about teaching and received the NUS Role Model Award in 2014, and the SingHealth Outstanding Faculty Award in 2021.

As a champion of patient safety, together with his colleagues, he was awarded the SGH Safety Team Award in 2022.

Last but not least, he is one who deeply cares for his patients and colleagues and has been awarded the Service with a Heart Award twice, in 2018 and 2023, and also the Genuine Care Award in 2023.


  • Certificate of Clinician Performed Ultrasound (Advanced Neonatal Ultrasound)
  • Certificate of Clinician Performed Ultrasound (Neonatal Lung Ultrasound)
  • Fellow of Academy of Medicine Singapore (Neonatology)
  • Fellow of Academy of Medicine Singapore (Paediatric Medicine)
  • Member of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK)
  • Masters of Medicine (Paediatric Medicine)
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Singapore)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Academy of Medicine-Fellow
  • Singapore Paediatric Society-Member
  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK)-Member
  • Singapore Medical Association-Member


  • Service with a Heart Award-Mar 2023
  • Genuine Care Award- Dec 2022
  • 24th SGH Annual Scientific Meeting Outstanding Research Award-Clinical Research (1st prize)-Oct 2022
  • SingHealth Paediatrics ACP Clinical Quality Practice Improvement & Innovation Day 2022 Merit Award
  • MOH Health Innovation Award 2022
  • SGH Team Safety Awar 2022
  • Outstanding Faculty Award 2021
  • MOH Health Manpower Development Program Award 2020
  • Service with a Heart Award-Apr 2018
  • Singapore Paediatric and Perinatal Annual Congress 2017-1st prize (oral presentation) 
  • NUS Role Model Award-2014
  •  Inaugural Singapore Paediatric & Perinatal Annual Congress 2012-1st prize (poster presentation)

Research Interests

  • Critical congenital heart defect (CCHD): Started off with a prevalence study over 10 years between 2002 to 2012, then went on to determine the efficacy of the SGH Screening program for CCHD using the traditional methods of antenatal scan and post-natal physical examination. Have implemented pulse oximetry screening since June 2018, and will further collate data to monitor our screening efficacy with this adjunct modality.
  • Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP): Currently evaluating a model to risk-stratify babies at risk of developing retinopathy of prematurity so as to better screen for ROP.
  • Neonatal jaundice: Currently developing a home-grown smartphone application for screening of neonatal jaundice, which may help de-centralise the management of care, and enable parents to monitor the jaundice levels of their babies from the comfort of their homes.


  • Alvin Jia-Hao Ngeow, Daisy Kwai-Lin Chan. Delayed cord clamping or cord milking. JPOG 2018;44(4):169-176
  • Ngeow AJ, Tan MG, Choo JT, Tan TH, Tan WC, Chan DK. Screening for congenital heart disease in a Singapore neonatal unit [published online ahead of print, 2019 Dec 10]. Singapore Med J. 2019;10.11622/smedj.2019167. doi:10.11622/smedj.2019167
  • Xue Fen Valerie Seah, Jia Hao Alvin Ngeow, Koh Cheng Thoon et al. Infant With Invasive Nontyphoidal Salmonellosis and Mastitis Glob Pediatr Health. 2015; 2: 2333794X15591568. Published online 2015 Jun 22. oi: 10.1177/2333794X15591568
  • Ling XY, Ngeow AJ, Tan MG, Chan DK. A survey of parental knowledge, attitude and practice of child car seat restraint use in Singapore with a literature review. Singapore Medical Journal. 2021 Nov 19.
  • Ngeow AJH, Chan MY, Teoh OH, Sanamandra SK, Chan DKL. Non-immune hydrops fetalis secondary to congenital chylothorax with diffuse interstitial lung disease: a diagnostic conundrum. BMJ Case Rep. 2021;14(4):e240688. Published 2021 Apr 16. doi:10.1136/bcr-2020-240688
  • Wee LYJ, Ngeow A, Koh M Langerhans cell histiocytosis: an unusual cause of vesicular rashes in a neonate BMJ Case Reports CP 2021;14:e247213.
  • Ngeow AJH, Hui CLY, MJA Koh, Chua AWC, YS Ong, WB Poon. Challenges in the management of extensive Aplasia Cutis Congenita. BMJ Case Rep. 2021
  • He, Y., Wong, Y.W.Y., Ngeow, A.J.H. et al. Preparation and consideration for establishment of an isolation maternity unit in a tertiary hospital during COVID-19 pandemic. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 22, 317 (2022).
  • Wu CY, Ngeow AJ, Chng CL, Yap FK, Chan DK. Interpreting thyroid function tests in babies of mothers with thyroid disease. Singapore Med J. 2022;63(4):225-7.
  • Ngeow AJH, Tan MG, Dong X, Tagamolila V, Ereno I, Tay YY, Xin X, Poon WB, Yeo CL. Validation of a smartphone-based screening tool (Biliscan) for neonatal jaundice in a multi-ethnic neonatal population. J Paediatr Child Health. 2023 Feb;59(2):288-297. doi: 10.1111/jpc.16287. Epub 2022 Nov 28. PMID: 36440650.
  • Hui CL, Ngeow AJ, Ang DS, Ong YS. A Rare Case of Extensive Aplasia Cutis Congenita: our surgical approach. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. 2023 Feb 16.

Research Trials