Credentials MBBS (Singapore), MMed (Psych) (Singapore), FAMS (Psych), PG Dip. Child & Adolescent Psych (Lond) – Distinction, Certified Master Addiction Counsellor, Certified in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Lond)
Language English, Mandarin Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Indonesia, Hokkien Dialect, Cantonese Dialect

Dr Brian Yeo is a Consultant Psychiatrist in private practice at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre. He had left the National University Hospital in 200 as Departmental Director, Department of Psychological Medicine and as Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He had previously served as Adjunct Associate Professor, department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. In addition to General Psychiatry; Dr Yeo has postgraduate qualifications in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

He was previously active in community work as:

  • Previous Advisor, Social Work Standing Committee, Singapore Children’s Society
  • Previous Board member, Board of Visitors, Mental Capacity Act, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, Singapore.
  • Previous School Management Board of two special education schools (Margeret Drive Special School and Balestier Special School)
  • Previous Vice Chairman, Board of Visitors, Children and Young Person’s Homes, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, Singapore.
  • Past visiting Consultant Psychiatrist to the Singapore Armed Forces.

Dr Yeo is also a certified Master Substance Abuse Counsellor. He was previously the Singapore Medical Association representative to the Board of Management, Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association.

National Treatment Guideline Committee Appointments:

  • Member of National Workgroup on Guidelines on Opiate Dependence and Abuse, Ministry of Health Singapore
  • Advisor, Committee on Clinical Guidelines for use of Buprenorphine in the treatment of Heroin dependence in Malaysia, Malaysian Psychiatric Association
  • Member, National Mental Health Sub-Committee on provision and co-ordination of Services for Children and Adolescent, Ministry of Health, Singapore


Medico-Legal Experience

Expert Eye Witness Appointments:

  • Expert Witness in Child Psychiatry by Medical Protection Society, In Singapore High Court proceedings
  • Expert Witness in Adult Psychiatry, In Singapore High Court proceedings
  • Expert Witness in Drug Addiction both by Singapore Medical Council and by Medical Protection Society, in Singapore Medical Council Inquiry proceedings


Court Experience

Provided testimony and reports to:

  • High Court, Singapore, UK – General and Child Psychiatry
  • Subordinate Courts Singapore – General Psychiatry
  • Singapore Family & Juvenile Court – Child Custody Proceedings
  • Syriah Court, Singapore – Child Custody Proceedings
  • Syriah Court, Malaysia – Child Custody Proceedings
  • Court Marshall Proceedings, Singapore Armed Forces – General Psychiatry


Medico-Legal Review

  • Psychiatric Review for Psychiatric Fitness to give consent
  • Related and Non-related Organ Transplants
  • Psychiatric Review for Fitness to set up Trusteeship
  • Psychiatric Review for Testamentary capacity
Awards and Honours

Distinction, Social Medicine and Public Health, MBBS (Singapore), 1986,

Commonwealth Academic Staff Scholarship, 1994 Child & Adolescent Psychiatry,

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (Association of Commonwealth Universities),

Distinction – Post Graduate Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1995,

Institute of Psychiatry, University of London,

Certificate of Honour, Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association, 2001,

Commendation Award, Singapore Children’s Society, 2003,

Gold Service Award, Singapore Children’s Society, 2008,

5 Year Long Service Award, Ministry of Community Development and Sports, Singapore, 2004,

10 Year Long Service award, Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports, Singapore, 2008,

The Annals Gold Reviewer Award, Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 2006,

Long Service Award, Singapore Medical Association, 2015

Fellowships and Accreditations

Past Adjunct Associate Professor- Dept of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS,

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Practitioner – Australian Council for Education Research,

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Therapist – International Certification Reciprocity Consortium,

Certified Master Addiction Counsellor-Association of Professional Substance Abuse Counsellors,

Advanced Psychological Trauma Management Instructor – Singapore Armed Forces,

Advanced Good Clinical Practice – NUS-Quintiles Clinical Research Training Programme,

Medical Accredition – U.S. Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates