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Dr Poh Yih Jia

Dr Poh Yih Jia from SGH

Dr Poh Yih Jia

​MBChB, FRACP

Senior Consultant

Singapore General Hospital

Specialty: Rheumatology & Immunology

Sub-specialties: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatic Diseases in Pregnancy

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Rheumatology & Immunology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital

Profile

Dr Poh Yih Jia is a Consultant in the Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Singapore General Hospital (SGH). She graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand. She completed her specialist training in Rheumatology in New Zealand and was subsequently conferred fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2012. Dr Poh joined SGH in 2013.

Dr Poh was awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan Fellowship to further subspecialise in the management of pregnancy and flares in patients with autoimmune diseases at the Louise Coote Lupus Unit, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital She spearheaded the setting up of a new service, the Rheumatology Obstetrics Clinic (ROC) which is a one-stop integrated combined rheumatology and obstetrics clinic to provide specialised care to pregnant women with autoimmune diseases.

Dr Poh is also actively involved in education for undergraduate and postgraduates. She is Core Faculty for the Senior Residency Programme in Rheumatology, Clinical Lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Adjunct Instructor at the Duke-NUS Medical School.

Education

  • ​FRACP (Rheumatology), Royal Australasian College of Physicians, New Zealand 2012 
  • MBChB, University of Otago, New Zealand 2003

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Consultant, Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Singapore General Hospital (SGH) 
  • Adjunct Instructor, Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore 
  • Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore 
  • Clinical Performance Improvement Committee, Singapore General Hospital - Member 
  • Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Singapore General Hospital - Clinical Quality Officer 
  • Rheumatology Senior Residency Program – Core Faculty 
  • Lupus Association Singapore – Council Member 
  • Academic Medical Education Institute (AMEI) – Member 
  • Singapore Society of Rheumatologists – Member 
  • New Zealand Rheumatology Association (NZRA) - Member

Awards

  • ​Singapore Health Quality Service Award, Gold Award (2016), Star Award (2017) 
  • Singhealth Health Manpower Development Program Award for management of pregnancy and flares in patients with autoimmune diseases 2016 
  • Singapore General Hospital, Service Quality Award, Service with a Heart Award 2014

Research Interests

Publications

  • ​Yih Jia Poh. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 'What you need to know'. Medical Grapevine 2016 
  • Poh YJ, Dalbeth N, Doyle A, Mcqueen FM. Magnetic resonance imaging bone edema is not a major feature of gout unless there is concomitant osteomyelitis: 10-year findings from a high-prevalence population. The Journal of Rheumatology 2011 Nov; 38 (11): 2475-81

Research Trials