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Dr Rahul Kumar from Changi General Hospital




Specialty: Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Sub-specialties: Hepatology

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Gastroenterology and Hepatology Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital


Dr Rahul is a consultant with the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Changi General Hospital (CGH). His speciality interest is in liver diseases including viral hepatitis, liver cancer and liver failure.

He completed his MBBS and MD in India. Dr Rahul completed his basic speciality training in general medicine, and was awarded MRCP (UK) in 2012. He completed advanced speciality training in gastroenterology and hepatology in 2016.


  • SAB Singapore Gastroenterology and Hepatology (July 2016)
  • MRCP (UK) September 2012
  • MD (India) June 2008
  • MBBS (India) Feb 2004

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Lecturer - NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine


  • Travel Grant and APDWF/JGHF Young Clinician/Investigator Award 2017
  • GiHep 2016, Best Oral Paper Award

Research Interests

  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Fibrosis
  • Portal Hypertension


• Paradigm shift in the surveillance and management of dysplasia in inflammatory bowel disease (west) R. Soetikno, T Kaltenback, K R McQuaid, V Subramanian, Rahul Kumar, A N Barkun and L Laine Digestive Endoscopy 2016: 28:266-273

• A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) of 26 weeks of Lifestyle modifications (LM) vs. Liraglutide (LLG) in reducing severity of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in Asian adults. Rahul Kumar, A T Leong, J Tan, J Khoo Presented abstract at APDW 2017 (awarded APDWF/JGHF young investigator award 2017)

• Outcomes of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients with cholangitis requiring percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography (ERCP). Rahul Kumar, A Kwek, JK Singh, M Tan, J Tan, EK Teo, KM Fock, TL Ang Abstract presented at DDW 2016, San Diego

• Predictor of gastrointestinal Lesions in patients with non-iron deficient Anaemia (GILA). A Kwek, Rahul Kumar, Chew WD, TL Ang Abstract presented in APDW 2016, Taipei.

• Comparison between Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) and Alcoholic Hepatitis (ASH) Induced Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Rahul Kumar, George Goh, Clement Lim, JK Singh, J Chang, Tan CK Abstract presentation at APASL 2016, Tokyo.

• Esophageal High resolution manometry with a solid test meal improves the detection of symptom associated dysfuction: A validation study in a multiracial Asian Cohort D Ang, MY Lee, Rahul Kumar, Mark Fox. Abstract presented at DDW 2016, San Diego

• Hemospray versus the combined conventional Technique for Endoscopic Treatment of bleeding Peptic Ulcer: A Pilot Randomised Controlled Study Andrew Kwek, Rahul Kumar, Fock KM, Teo EK, Ang TL Presented at GiHEp 2016 (best oral paper award)

• Does hands-on practical upper GI endoscopy training improve Hand-Eye co-ordination skills? A Kwek, J Chang, Rahul Kumar Presented at Singhealth-DukeNUS education conference 2015

Research Trials