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Chew Li-Ching
Dr. Chew Li-Ching
Singapore General Hospital
Dept of Rheumatology & Immunology
Senior Consultant
BMed. Sci. (UK), B.M.B.S. (UK), M.R.C.P. (London), F.A.M.S. (Rheumatology)

Dr. Chew is currently Senior Consultant, Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, and Clinical Senior Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. She read medicine at University of Nottingham, UK, and received the Membership, Royal College of Physicians, London. She specialised in Rheumatology at the renowned Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath, UK, and completed her advanced specialist training at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore.

Dr. Chew’s subspecialty interest is in rheumatoid arthritis and musculoskeletal imaging. Having recently obtained specialised overseas training in musculoskeletal ultrasonography at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia, Dr. Chew has expertise in this area and saw to the setting up of the department’s musculoskeletal ultrasound service and serves as the Ultrasound Subspecialty Lead. She is involved in research in these areas, has served as a reviewer for regional and international medical journals, and has been invited speaker, chairperson and member of organising committee at regional scientific conferences, as well as an instructor in regional and international ultrasound workshops.  

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

Dr. Chew has served as the Project Director and Senior Consultant in charge of the Rheumatology Monitoring Clinic in SGH, and is key in setting up the service. She has been Team Leader in a Clinical Practice Improvement Project (CPIP), which aimed to empower patients through education, and has served on organising committees, SGH Quality Conventions.

She also sits on various national level committees such as Honorary Treasurer and Executive Committee Member of the Singapore Society of Rheumatology, T2T Biologics Task Force panel, and steering committee of the Targeted Ultrasound Initiative (TUI), Singapore.

  • Jane Fullerton Award, UK
  • Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award, UK
  • SARS Star Courage Award, Singapore (2003)
  • Service Quality Award,  Service with a Heart Award, SGH (2007, 2009, 2010)
  • Excellent Service Award (EXSA) Silver Award (2007, 2009), Star Award (2009, 2010)
  • Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) Fellowship, Ministry of Health, Singapore (2010)
Publications and Research Trials
  • Chew LC. A Case of Antiphospholipid Syndrome masquerading as SARS. Tan Tock Seng Hospital Medical Digest. Oct-Dec 2003.
  • Chew LC. Septic Monoarthritis and Osteomyelitis in an Elderly Man Following Klebsiella pneumoniae Genitourinary Infection: A Case Report. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2006;35:100-3.
  • Yoong KC, Chew LC, Quek R, Lim CH, Zai J, et al. Cardiac lymphoma in primary Sjogren's syndrome: A novel case established by targeted imaging and pericardial window. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007;134:513-4.
  • M Tjeuw, LC Chew, F Joshua, A Katrib, J Bertouch. Intermachine reliability for detection of power doppler signal in RA. Internal Medicine Journal (Royal Australasian College of Physicians) 2011;41 (Suppl.1) : 1-47.
  • S Jayaweera, L Chew, R Shnier, J Bertouch, A Katrib, F Joshua. A cross sectional correlation of enthesitis of the elbow and Achilles in Ankylosing Spondylitis with ultrasound and MRI. Internal Medicine Journal, Royal Australasian College of Physicians 2012;42 (Suppl.1) : 9-35.
  • Chew LC, Lim TG, Loy KL, Kong MC, Chang WT, et al. A Questionnaire Survey of Patient Experience with the Rheumatology Monitoring Clinic in Singapore. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases 2012;15:390–398.
  • Chew LC, Yee SL. The Rheumatology Monitoring Clinic (RMC) in Singapore – a novel advanced practice nurse-/pharmacist-led clinic. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare 2013;22(1):197-204.
  • Law HN, Chew LC. Nail Patella Syndrome: A case report. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare 2013;22(1):301-5. Chew LC.
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