Dr. Koh Wei Howe


Credentials MBBS (Singapore), MRCP (Int Med) (UK), FAMS (Rheumatology), FRCP (Rheumatology) (Edin), FACR (USA)
Language English, Mandarin Chinese, Hokkien Dialect, Teochew Dialect

Dr Koh Wei Howe is a Rheumatologist and Physician who practices at the Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore. After completing his undergraduate medical training at the National University of Singapore in 1985 and graduating with MBBS, he received his post-graduate degree, MRCP(United Kingdom) at Glasgow in 1990. He then pursued advanced medical training in Rheumatology at Tan Tock Seng Hospital,Singapore which culminated in 1993 when he was awarded the HMDP scholarship by the Ministry of Health to train in Bath, United Kingdom under the supervision of Dr Andrei Calin at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Disease as well as Dr Neil McHugh at the laboratory in the Bath Institute for Rheumatic Disease.

Promoted to Consultant in 1996, Dr Koh spearheaded the Spondyloarthropathy Intensive Management Programme in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He has published widely in local and international peer-reviewed journals and he was formerly on the Editorial Board of the APLAR Journal of Rheumatology. He has written book chapters and published a book “Rheumatoid Arthritis – A Guide Book for Patients”. He is the Ex-President of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Society, Singapore and Medical Advisor of the Singapore Ankylosing Spondylitis Club.

He commenced his private practice at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre in 1998. He was a member of the Medical Board of the Mount Elizabeth Hospital and the previous Chairman of the hospital’s Therapeutic and Infection Committee.

  • Ministry of Health, Singapore local Merit Scholar Medicine (1980-85), National University of Singapore
  • HMDP Fellowship Award for Rheumatology, Ministry of Health (1993) at Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath, United Kingdom.
  • Best Cadet (Sword of Honour),Medical Officer Cadet Course, SAF 1987
  • Singapore Society of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology
    • Honorary Secretary 1992
    • Honorary Treasurer 1995
    • Member of executive committee 1996
  • National Arthritis Foundation:
    • Member of Executive Committee – 1996,1997
  • Member of Organising Committee:
    • National Arthritis Foundation Jogathon 1991,1992
    • 4th ASEAN Congress of Rheumatology 1993
    • International League of Associations for  Rheumatolgy (ILAR) Congress 1997
  • Chairman, organising sub-committee of Allied Health Professional Meeting 1997.
  • Singapore Ankylosing Spondylitis Club Medical Advisor : 1993 – Present
  • Editor, Joint Action (NAF newsletter) – 1996
  • Member of Local Planning Committee of Instructional Course of Treatment of Low Back Pain, 24th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine 1997
  • President of Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (Singapore) : 1997- 2009
  • Editor, Arthritis News : 1997 – 2009
  • Member of the Singapore Lupus Research Study Group : 1996-1998
  • Member of Editorial Board – APLAR Journal of Rheumatology : 1998-2004
  • Member of the Quality Assurance Committee, Mount Elizabeth Hospital : 2001-2005
  • Member of the Medical Board, Mount Elizabeth Hospital : 2005 – 2007
  • Chairman, Therapeutic & Infection Committee, Mount Elizabeth Hospital : 2005 – 2007