Dr. Andrea Rajnakova

Gastroenterology

Credentials 1992 M.D. (Hons.) Comenius University, Slovakia
1995 M. Med. (Hons.) Postgraduate Medical Studies, Bratislava, Slovakia
2000 PhD, National University of Singapore, Singapore
2001 M. Med, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Singapore
2001 MRCP (UK), Royal College of Physicians, UK
2005 FAMS (Gastroenterology), Singapore
Language English, Russian, Czech, Slovak
Background

In 1995 she joined National University Hospital and National University of Singapore as a PhD scholar to begin a Doctorate Medical Studies. She completed PhD thesis on Gastric Cancer in 2000. During the studies she was awarded The Young Doctor’s Research Award at NUH Inaugural Annual Scientific Meeting, Singapore, in 1997 and the Best Paper Award for oral presentation at the Nitric Oxide Symposium in Singapore in 1999. In 2009 she was a Winner of Best Oral Presentation (Medical Disciplines) at NHG 8th Annual Scientific Congress 2009.

In 2000 Dr Rajnakova obtained Master of Internal Medicine, Singapore (MMed) and in 2001 the Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK, MRCP. In 2005 she was awarded the Fellowship of the Academy of Singapore in Gastroenterology (FAMS) in 2005.

Dr Rajnakova pursued her further interest in Therapeutic Endoscopy and ERCP. In 2008 she was awarded a Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) by the Ministry of Health, Singapore for further training in ERCP and Therapeutic Endoscopy at European Endoscopic Training Center, Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Gemelli Hospital, Roma, Italy under Professor Guido Costamagna, President of European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

As a Consultant at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, she practiced at National University Hospital, Singapore until April 2010. She enjoyed teaching of the undergraduate students at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine as a clinical tutor and she was appointed as chief coordinator for MRCP PACES in 2009. She was also a mentor and endoscopy trainer for advanced specialists and endoscopy trainees.

For clinical services, Dr Rajnakova received several awards: In 2007 Sunny-Side-Up Award NUH Service Award, Sunny-Side-Up Wow Award NUH Service Award and Excellent Service GOLD Award 2007 and in 2008 National Excellent Service EXSA Star Award 2008.

In April 2010, Dr Andrea Rajnakova opened her clinic at Mount Elizabeth Hospital.

Achievements
  • 1997 Winner of Young Doctor’s Research Award, NUH Inaugural Annual Scientific Meeting, Singapore. Expression of nitric oxide synthase in human normal gastric mucosa and gastric cancer tissue.
  • 1998 The Best Paper Award, oral presentation. Nitric Oxide Symposium, Singapore. Association between nitric oxide synthase, cyclooxygenase, and p53 expression in human gastric cancer and different tumor characteristics.
  • 2007 Sunny-Side-Up Award NUH Service Award
  • 2007 Sunny-Side-Up Wow Award NUH Service Award
  • 2007 Excellent Service GOLD Award
  • 2008 National Excellent Service EXSA Star Award
  • 2009 Winner of Best Oral Presentation (Medical Disciplines) at NHG 8th Annual Scientific Congress