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Immunology Banner.pngEnvisioned Future

We envision that Immunology and Transplant Peak in Singapore General Hospital will accelerate impactful research programs and transform the healthcare of Singaporeans.

Our 5-year vision:

  1. To have several key research projects with national or international funding 
  2. To nurture and train independent researchers for the future generation
  3. To form strong and long-term collaborative ties with national and regional/international research centers 

Key Strategies

The Immunology and Transplant (I&T) Peak has identified three main themes that are leveraged at the clinical strength in SGH - Autoimmunity, Severe Allergy and Transplantation.

  1. Autoimmunity –
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Spondyloarthropathy (SpA)
    • Systemic Sclerosis (SSc)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

  2. Severe Allergy
  3. Transplantation –
    • Liver
    • Kidney
    • Islet Cells
    • Hematopoietic

Significant advances in Immunology have made possible the precise manipulation of the immune response in a wide variety of clinical conditions to achieve better patient clinical outcomes. Although spanning across diverse clinical specialties, common immunological themes (immune activation vs. immune suppression) and pathways allow synergistic collaboration in sharing resources and intellectual exchanges. The overall strategy in I&T Peak is to leverage on the clinical strengths at the Singapore General Hospital combined with research expertise and resources at SingHealth to bring the research programs from bench to bedside.

Our overall research aims are:
1. Greater understanding of pathogenesis/mechanisms
2. Better tool for diagnosis, monitoring and prognostication
3. Better understanding of the impact of disease/transplant and factors that impact the disease/transplant
4. Better treatment for the patients

Research Peak Leads


​Dr Ng Chin Teck
Specialty: Rheumatology, Rheumatology & Immunology
Sub-specialty: General Rheumatology, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Senior Consultant
Rheumatology & Immunology
Singapore General Hospital

Visiting Consultant
Sengkang General Hospital

Prof Brian Goh Kim Poh
Specialty: Hepato-pancreato-biliary and Transplant Surgery
Sub-specialty: Laparoscopic/ robotic surgery, Living and deceased donor liver, Kidney Transplant, Pancreas Transplant, Surgical Oncology

Senior Consultant
Hepato-pancreato-biliary and Transplant Surgery
Singapore General Hospital

Deputy Head, Singhealth Duke-NUS Liver Transplant Center