Credentials MBBS (Singapore) 1978, M Med (Int Med) (Singapore) 1982, FAMS (Gastroenterology) 1987, FACG (USA) 1997
Language English, Mandarin Chinese, Bahasa Melayu (basic), Bahasa Indonesia (basic), Cantonese Dialect, Teochew Dialect, Hokkien Dialect

Dr Ivy was awarded PSC merit scholarship to study in the University of Singapore from 1973 to 1978. Obtained Govt Scholarship to pursue Master of Medicine 1982. She went to Royal Free Hospital London for advanced training from 1985-1986. Dr Ivy served as senior consultant with NUH and also held Associate Professor post with NUS before entering private practice at MEMC.

Dr Yap was trained in gastroenterology and hepatology with a special interest in treating Chronic B & C, fatty liver disease, Cirrhosis. Dr Yap also provide diagnostic and therapeutic gastroenterology, colonoscopy, polypectomy and pile ligation as well as managing gastro-intestinal problems like abdomenal pain, bloating, chronic diarrhoea, constipation, and GI bleeding.

  • PSC merit scholarship to study medicine in then University of Singapore (1973-1978)
  • Singapore Govt Scholarship for Master of Medicine 1982
  • China Medical Board Scholarship for overseas fellowship attachment in London Royal Free Hospital (1985)


She was
  • Admitted as a fellow of the Academy of Singapore in 1987
  • Admitted as a fellow of American College of Gastroenterology in 1997
  • Vice-Chairman, Medical Advisory Board, Mount Elizabeth Hospital (2001-2003)