Dr. Thia Teck Joo, Kelvin

Gastroenterology

Credentials MBBS (S’pore) MRCP (UK) MMED (Int Med), FAMS (Gastroenterology) MCI (NUS)
Language English, Mandarin Chinese, Hokkien Dialect, Teochew Dialect
Background

Dr Kelvin Thia graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1998. He completed his specialist training in gastroenterology at Singapore General Hospital and has been a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Gastroenterology) Singapore since 2007.

In 2007 – 2008, he was an advanced fellow in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at the Mayo Clinic, USA, under the personal mentorship of Professor William Sandborn.

He was consultant in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Singapore General Hospital from 2008 -2011. In his time there, he was a consultant in the department’s multidisciplinary IBD Centre and the Director of Nutrition Support Services. In 2011, Dr Thia received the hospital’s ‘Service with A Heart’ Award for his outstanding clinical work.

Apart from clinical service, he has been active in research, being published in high-impact factor medical journals and having received various local and international awards for his research. He is an invited reviewer for prestigious peer-review journals like Gastroenterology, Gut and American Journal of Gastroenterology. In 2011, he completed a Master’s program in Clinical Investigation at the National University of Singapore.

Believing in giving back, he has been active in medical education at all levels, from the general public to the department’s advanced specialty trainees. He was appointed clinical tutor to the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and Clinical Physician Faculty Member of the Internal Medicine Singhealth Residency Programme.

Dr Thia joined Raffles Hospital as consultant gastroenterologist from 2012 and was also a member of the Raffles Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee, helping to develop a culture of safe prescribing habits.

In August 2014, HOPE Gastroenterology and Liver Clinic was set up to fulfil his vision of providing hope and dedicated medical care to patients which is holistic, optimal, personalised and ethical.