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Ho Lai Yun
Prof Ho Lai Yun
KK Women's and Children's Hospital
Medicine: Dept of Child Development (KKH)
Senior Consultant / Advisory Board Director

Prof HO Lai Yun graduated from The University of Singapore in 1973 and obtained his M.Med (Paediatrics) in 1977, admitted as Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 1981. He received his training in Neonatology at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, under a Commonwealth Scholarship in 1981. He founded the Department of Neonatology at SGH in 1986 and stepped down as the Head, Department of Neonatal & Developmental Medicine in 2004 after 18 years. He also set up the Child Development Programme in Singapore. He is currently the Associate Dean, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, at SGH & Outram Campus. He served as Master, Academy of Medicine, Singapore from 2006-2008 and is the Fellows of several Medical Colleges in Australia, United Kingdom, USA and Thailand. Dr Ho is also an active volunteer in community services in Singapore and is a Board Member of the National Council of Social Service.


  • Ruth Wong Award, Singapore Children’s Society 2002
  • Outstanding Paediatr
Publications and Research Trials
  • Raising Children in Singapore. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2009;38(2):158-62.
  • Child Development Programme in Singapore. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2007;36:898
  • Neonatology: Then and Now. Paediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health. 2006;46(2)86-8
  • The Science of Early Choldhood Development and its Implications on Early Interventions. Social Service Journal. 2006;16:2-5
  • Protection of Children in Singapore: An Overview. KK Hospital Review 2005;34:301-6
  • Perinatal care at the Threshold of Viability: from Principles to Practice. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2003;32:362-75
  • Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis. Journal of Applied Clinical Pediatrics 2002;17:10-13
  • Counseling of Birth Defects in the Perinatal Period. Journal of Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2002;28:20-9
  • Changing Trends in Follow-up of High Risk Neonates. Journal of Clinical Pediatrics 2002;20:16-8
  • Tissue-limited Mosaicism in Pallister-Killian Sundrome. J Perinatol 2002;22:420-3.
  • Two-Year Outcome of Normal-Birth-Weight Infants admitted to a Singapore Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2002;31:199-205.
  • The Development of Neonatal Care in Singapore. Singapore Paediatric Journal 2002;44:122-4
  • Does Professional and Public Opinion in Child Abuse Differ? An Issue of Cross-Cultural Policy Implementation. Child Abuse Review 2002;11:359-79
  • Bronchopulmonary Dusplasia and Chronic Lung Disease of Infancy: Strategies for Prevention and Management. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2002;31:119-31
  • Effects of Recombinant Human Erythropoietin on Transfusion Needs in Preterm Infants. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 2001;37:352-8
  • Feeding of Preterm Infants: Breastfeeding. Medical Progress 2001;28:7-10
  • Feeding of Preterm Infants: The Use of Human Milk. Medical Progress 2001;28:13-21
  • The Composition of Infant Formulas and its Controversies. Singapore Paediatric Journal 1999;41:181-91
  • Singapore’s Experience and Strategies in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect WHO Monograph 1999:26-8
  • The Field Testing of Denver Developmental Screening (DDST) Singapore. Ann Acad Med Singapore 1996;25:200-9
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