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Dr Ng Chin Teck

Dr Ng Chin Teck

​BA, MBBCh, MRCP(London), MD, FRCP(Glasgow), FAMS (Rheumatology)

Senior Consultant

Singapore General Hospital

Specialty: Rheumatology & Immunology

Sub-specialties: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
General Rheumatology, Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Rheumatology & Immunology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital


Dr Ng Chin Teck is a Senior Consultant in the Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Singapore General Hospital (SGH). He obtained his basic medical degree with honours from Trinity College Dublin in 2000. After obtaining his MRCP(UK) in 2003, Dr Ng entered Rheumatology and General Medicine specialist training under the Royal College of Physicians Ireland, during which he was trained in University Hospital Limerick (University of Limerick), St. Vincent's University Hospital (University College Dublin), Beaumont Hospital (Royal College of Surgeons Ireland) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore. 

Having a subspecialty clinical and research interest in rheumatoid arthritis, Dr Ng worked as a clinical research fellow in Rheumatology Translational Research Group of Dublin Academic Medical Centre between 2006 and 2009. His research work on the role of hypoxia in inflammatory arthritis was presented in European and US conferences and was published in top peer-reviewed journals of his field, including Annals of Rheumatic Diseases and Arthritis & Rheumatology. 

Dr Ng joined SGH in 2015 and is a recipient of the NMRC Transitional Award for his research efforts. Besides research, Dr Ng also started the department’s Early Arthritis Clinic service. He also took on an active role in teaching the department and at Duke-NUS Medical School.


  • ​FAMS (Rheumatology), Academy of Medicine, Singapore 2015 
  • FRCP (Internal Medicine), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2013 
  • FACR (Rheumatology), American College of Rheumatology, USA 
  • AM (Internal Medicine), Academy of Medicine, Malaysia 
  • CSCST (Rheumatology & Internal Medicine), Irish Committee of High Medical Training, Royal College of Physicians Ireland 2011 
  • MD (Rheumatology), University College Dublin, Ireland 2011 
  • MRCP (UK), MRCP (London), Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom 2003 
  • BA and MB BCh, BAO, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland 2000

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior ​Consultant, Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Singapore General Hospital (SGH) 
  • Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore 
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore 
  • SingHealth Translational Immunology and Inflammation Centre, SingHealth, Singapore - Adjust Principal Investigator 
  • Singapore Society of Rheumatology – Member 
  • Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA) – Member 
  • Singapore General Hospital Research - EXCO Committee Member 
  • Singapore General Hospital CTRC - Committee Member


  • ​NMRC Transitional Award 2015 
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Silver Award 2015 
  • Dublin Academic Medical Centre Young Investigator for Lab Science 2009

Research Interests

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Early arthritis
  • Biologics


  • Yeo, Joo Guan, Ng, Chin Teck, Albani, Salvatore. Precision medicine in pediatric rheumatology. Current Opinion in Rheumatology: Post Author Corrections: May 22, 2017.doi: 10.1097/BOR.0000000000000419 
  • M. Biniecka, Canavan M, Ng CT, Mcgarry T, Gao W, Smith T, Phelan JJ., Ryan J, O’sullivan J, Veale DJ, Fearon U. Dysregulated Bioenergetics: A Key Regulator of Joint Inflammation. Ann Rheum Dis. 2016 Dec;75(12):2192-2200. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-208476. Epub 2016 Mar 24. 
  • Sumaiyah MAT, BAScIS1, Chin Teck NG, MD2,3 and Maw Pin TAN, MD1,4. Influence of Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis on Dynamic Postural Control Parameters among Older Fallers. J Rehabil Med. Feb 2017; 49: 258–263. doi: 10.2340/16501977-2202 
  • Mat S, Tan MP, Kamaruzzaman SB, Ng CT. Physical Therapies For Improving Balance And Reducing Falls Risk In Osteoarthritis Of The Knee: A Systematic Review. Age Ageing. 2014. 
  • Biniecka M, Connolly M, Gao W, Ng CT, Balogh E, Gogarty M, Santos L, Murphy E, Brayden D, Veale DJ, Fearon U. Redox Mediated Angiogenesis In The Hypoxic Joint Of Inflammatory Arthritis. Arthritis & Rheumatology. 2014. 
  • Ng CT, Tan MP. Osteoarthritis And Falls In The Older Person. Age And Ageing. 2013;42(5):561-6. 
  • Collins ES, Galligan MC, Saldova R, Adamczyk B, Abrahams JL, Campbell MP, Ng CT, Veale DJ, Murphy TB, Rudd PM, Fitzgerald O. Glycosylation. Status Of Serum In Inflammatory Arthritis In Response To Anti-TNF Treatment. Rheumatology (Oxford, England). 2013;52(9):1572-82. 
  • Szentpetery A, Mckenna MJ, Murray BF, Ng CT, Brady JJ, Morrin M, Radovits B, Veale DJ, Fitzgerald O. Periarticular Bone Gain At Proximal Interphalangeal Joints And Changes In Bone Turnover Markers In Response To Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors In Rheumatoid And Psoriatic Arthritis. The Journal Of Rheumatology. 2013;40(5):653-62. 
  • Gao W, Sweeney C, Connolly M, Kennedy A, Ng CT, Mccormick J, Veale DJ, Fearon U. Notch-1 Mediates Hypoxia-Induced Angiogenesis In Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis And Rheumatism. 2012;64(7):2104-13. 
  • Kennedy A, Ng CT, Chang TC, Biniecka M, O'Sullivan JN, Heffernan E, Fearon U, Veale DJ. Tumor Necrosis Factor Blocking Therapy Alters Joint Inflammation And Hypoxia. Arthritis And Rheumatism. 2011;63(4):923-32. 
  • Biniecka M, Kennedy A, Ng CT, Chang TC, Balogh E, Fox E, Veale DJ, Fearon U, O'Sullivan JN. Successful Tumour Necrosis Factor (TNF) Blocking Therapy Suppresses Oxidative Stress And Hypoxia-Induced Mitochondrial Mutagenesis In Inflammatory Arthritis. Arthritis Research & Therapy. 2011;13(4):R121. 
  • Moran EM, Heydrich R, Ng CT, Saber TP, Mccormick J, Sieper J, Appel H, Fearon U, Veale DJ. IL-17A Expression Is Localised To Both Mononuclear And Polymorphonuclear Synovial Cell Infiltrates. PLoS One. 2011;6(8):E24048. 
  • Biniecka M, Fox E, Gao W, Ng CT, Veale DJ, Fearon U, O'Sullivan J. Hypoxia Induces Mitochondrial Mutagenesis And Dysfunction In Inflammatory Arthritis. Arthritis And Rheumatism. 2011;63(8):2172-82. 
  • Ng CT, Biniecka M, Kennedy A, Mccormick J, Fitzgerald O, Bresnihan B, Buggy D, Taylor CT, O'Sullivan J, Fearon U, Veale DJ. Synovial Tissue Hypoxia And Inflammation In Vivo. Annals Of The Rheumatic Diseases. 2010;69(7):1389-95. 
  • Ng CT, Radovits BJ, Kievit W, Fransen J, Van Riel PLCM, Fitzgerald O, Veale DJ, Bresnihan B. Unregulated Prescribing Of Anti-Tumour Necrosis Factor Agents Does Not Mean Inappropriate Prescribing. Annals Of The Rheumatic Diseases. 2010;69(1):313-4.

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