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Dr Thain Pei Ting Serene

Serene Thain Pei Ting

Dr Thain Pei Ting Serene

MBBS, MRCS (Edinburgh), MRCP (UK), MMed (Internal Medicine) (Spore), MRCOG (UK) (Prize Medal), MMed (O&G) (Spore) (Gold Medal), FAMS (Spore)

Consultant

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, General Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Sub-specialties: Obstetric Medical Disorders, Obstetric Ultrasound & Prenatal Diagnostic, Peripartum

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Ectopic Pregnancy, Family Planning, Fibroids, Fibroids of the uterus, General Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Gestational Diabetes, Gestational diabetes mellitus, Gestational-diabetes-mellitus, Getting Pregnant During COVID-19, High Risk Obstetrics, Medical Disorders in Pregnancy and other Pregnancy Complications, Menopause, Menorrhagia , Multiple Pregnancies, Ovarian Cysts, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Pregnancy Care During Pregnancy, Pregnancy Labour and Delivery .

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital

Profile

Dr Serene Thain is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in the Department of Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She has had more than a decade of experience in the medical profession and has performed many deliveries and gynaecological surgeries to date.

Dr Thain graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2010 and went on to obtain her Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2013 as well as her Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine in 2014. In November 2015, she was admitted as a Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (UK) and awarded the MRCOG Prize Medal for emerging as the overall highest scoring candidate in the examination, as well as the 4th Asia-Oceania Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Gold Medal conferred by NUS for the MMed (O&G) examinations. In 2017, she was also awarded the Shan S Ratnam Young Gynaecologist Award conferred by the Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in recognition of her various achievements. She later went on to pursue further subspecialty training in the field of Obstetric Medicine which relates to the care of women with medical problems in pregnancy, of which she trained under the world-renowned Professor Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Professor Catherine Williamson and Dr Anita Banerjee at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London.

Dr Thain specialises in both low and high risk obstetric care, which includes pre-conceptional health screening, pre-pregnancy counselling, antenatal care and delivery. With her background and training, her subspecialty area of interest is the care of women with medical problems in pregnancy or those with a history of pregnancy complications. She runs the Obstetric High Risk Clinics within KKH and has also set up various joint obstetric and medical clinics such as the Combined Diabetes in Pregnancy clinic as well as the Combined Medical Disorders in Pregnancy clinic which have allowed for a more seamless care journey for our mothers.

Dr Thain holds teaching appointments in all 3 medical schools in Singapore. She is a clinical tutor for Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS), Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and an adjunct instructor and clinical teacher for Duke-NUS Medical School. Aside from undergraduate teaching, she is also heavily involved in postgraduate training. She is an accredited MRCOG Part 3 examiner and served as Chairperson for the 17th and 18th Regional MRCOG Part 2 and 3 Course in Singapore. She also regularly serves as a course examiner/lecturer for regional MRCOG courses conducted overseas.

Dr Thain sits on both the council of the College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, Singapore (COGS) and the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society, Singapore (OGSS). She is the representative for KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in the RCOG International Representative Committee. She is currently an associate editor for the Singapore Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She has published extensively in various scientific journals and book chapters and has also presented her work at local and international scientific conferences.

Dr Thain strongly believes in adopting a holistic approach to the care of pregnant mothers through optimisation of their health and medical conditions in the pre-pregnancy, antenatal and postpartum period, with the end goal of achieving the best possible outcome for both mothers and their babies.

Education

  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS) 2018
  • MMed (O&G) (Singapore) (Gold Medal) 2015
  • MRCOG (UK) (Prize Medal) 2015
  • MMed (Internal Med) (Singapore) 2014
  • MRCP (UK) 2014
  • MRCS (Edinburgh) 2013
  • MBBS (Singapore) 2010

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Treasurer, College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, Singapore
  • Council Member, Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society, Singapore
  • Physician Faculty, PGY1 Programme, SingHealth Residency
  • Physician Faculty, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Programme, SingHealth Residency
  • Adjunct Instructor, Clinical Teacher, SingHealth-Duke NUS Medical School
  • Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS)
  • TBL and Content Expert, Clinical Teacher, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Consultant, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, KKH
  • Associate Editor, Singapore Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Members’ Representative, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) International Representative Committee, Singapore
  • Team Lead, Transforming Care Taskforce (Pregnancy Care), KKH, Jan 2018 – Present
  • Member, SingHealth Duke-NUS Research Workgroup, SingHealth, 2017 – 2019
  • Member, Integrated Platform for Research in Advancing Metabolic Health Outcomes in Women and Children (IPRAMHO) Study Group
  • Committee member, College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Singapore (COGS) Gestational Diabetes Guideline Committee, 2017
  • Member, SingHealth Diabetes Action Taskforce (SDAT) Workgroup, SingHealth, Sept 2016 – June 2018
  • Scientific Chair, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) World Congress 2018
  • Organising Committee, IUGA Annual Meeting 2021
  • Chief Resident, SingHealth OBGYN residency (Sept 2016-Sept 2017)
  • Co-ordinator, MRCOG Part 3/MMed (O&G) May 2018 examinations
  • Chairperson, 18th Regional MRCOG Part 2 and 3 Course
  • Chairperson, 17th Regional MRCOG Part 2 and 3 Course
  • Co-ordinator, MRCOG Part 2/MMed (O&G) 2016 examinations
  • Organising Committee, 12th ISUOG Outreach Course 2016
  • Organising Committee, 11th ISUOG Outreach Course 2015

Awards

  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award (Silver), 2020
  • Service From The Heart Award (Jul – Dec 2019)
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Singhealth Residency, 2018/2019
  • Shan S Ratnam Young Gynaecologist Award, Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2017
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award (Silver), 2017
  • RiSE Inspiring Resident Educator Award, Singhealth, 2016
  • MRCOG Prize Medal, 2015
  • 4th Asia-Oceania Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Gold Medal, 2015
  • Best Oral Presentation (Clinical), OBGYN ACP Research Day, 2016
  • Best CREOG Score, OBGYN ACP Education Day, 2016
  • Best Poster Presentation, 12th ISUOG Outreach Course, 2016
  • Best CREOG Score, OBGYN ACP Education Day, 2015
  • Best Poster Presentation, 11th ISUOG Outreach Course, 2015
  • Best CREOG Score, OBGYN ACP Education Day, 2014
  • RiSE Outstanding Performance for ITE/Intermediate Exams Award, Singhealth, 2014
  • Best CREOG Score, OBGYN ACP Education Day, 2013
  • Best oral presentation (3rd), 10th ISUOG Outreach Course, 2014
  • Best Poster Presentation, 9th ISUOG Outreach Course, 2013
  • Best SingHealth Resident, Singhealth, 2011
  • Best House Officer, KKH Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2010
  • Dean’s Award for Most Outstanding House Officer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, 2011
  • Dean’s List (Final MBBS), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, 2009/2010
  • Dean’s List (MBBS Part III), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, 2008/2009
  • Albert Lim Liat Juat Bronze Medal, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, 2008/2009
  • Recipient of Shaw Foundation Scholarship, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, 2008/2009
  • Recipient of Wee Kheng Chiang Memorial Scholarship, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, 2007/2008 

Research Interests

Publications

  • Spontaneous preterm birth and cervical length in a pregnant Asian population. Serene Thain, George SH Yeo, Kenneth Kwek, Bernard Chern, KH Tan. PLoS ONE. 2020 Apr;15(4): e0230125.
  • Serene Thain (2020). Secrets from the Gold Medallist. In Suharjono H, Ganeshan M, HY Voon (Ed.) Super Ardua – A Handbook for Aspiring Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. Sarawak General Hospital.
  • COGS Committee Opinion on Management of Pregnancy and Birth in Women with. Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Serene Thain, Mahesh Choolani, TT Yong. 2020.
  • Guidelines on Physical Activity and Exercise in Pregnancy. Perinatal Society of Singapore. Ryan Lee, Serene Thain, Kok Hian Tan, Seng Bin Ang, Eng Loy Tan, Benedict Tan, Maureen Navarra Aleste, Ivy Lim, Lay Kok Tan. Jan 2020.
  • Knowledge, perception and maternal immunisation practices of obstetricians in Singapore for the Tdap and influenza vaccines. Serene Thain, SQ Tan, Shephali Tagore. Singapore Medical Journal. 2019 Dec 10.
  • Spotlight on Obesity. Serene Thain, J Rymer. The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. 2019 Oct;21(4):231-232.
  • A rare case of spontaneous rupture of uterine surface vessels in pregnancy mimicking acute appendicitis. Serene Thain, K Rajeswari. J. Obstet. Gynaecol. Res. Mar 2019. doi:10.1111/jog.13950
  • Guidelines for the Management of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus – College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Singapore. Tan KH, Tan Tony, Chi Claudia, Thain Serene, Tan LK, Yong TT. Singapore Journal of O&G. 2018 Jan:49(1):9-12.
  • Fetoscopic Laser Photocoagulation in Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: Experience from a Single Institution. Edwin Thia, Serene Thain, GSH Yeo. Singapore Med J. 2017 June; 58(6):321-326.
  • Evidence-based management of Recurrent Vulvovaginal Candidiasis. Serene Thain, Thiam-Chye Tan. Candidiasis (E-Book), Avidscience, 2016: 1:2-18.
  • Approaches to adenomyomectomy. Serene Thain, Heng Hao Tan. Gynaecology and Minimally Invasive Therapy. Aug 2015;4(3):49-54.
  • Are Pregnant Women Equipped for Autonomy in First Trimester Screening? Thain Serene, Choi CT, Yeo GS. Singapore Med J. 2015 Feb;44(2):43-49
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery for Gynaecological Cancers: Experience of One Institution. Jingjin Jung, Thain Serene, Song He, KL Yam, YK Lim. Gynaecology and Minimally Invasive Therapy. Aug 2014;3(3):73-77.
  • Ultrasonographic evolution of a complete hydatidiform mole diagnosed early in pregnancy. Serene Thain, Tan Lay-Kok. Giornale Italiano di ostetricia e ginecologia 2013 Vol. XXXV (No. 4).
  • Letter: Medical Students’ Preferred Style of Learning Patient Safety. Serene Thain, Sophia Bee-Leng Ang, Liang K Ti. BMJ Quality and Safety. 2011 Feb;20(2):201. 

Research Trials

  • CRADLE (Community-enabled Readiness-for-1000-Days Learning Ecosystem) for First-time Families - Tanoto Foundation CHaMPs fund
  • Integrated Platform for Research in Advancing Metabolic Health Outcomes in Women and Children (IPRAMHO) – National Medical Research Council (NMRC) funded joint collaborative pot centre grant
  • Evaluating the Predictive Value of STV and PRSA for fetal acidemia at birth
  • Zika Virus in Pregnancy in Singapore – A Multi-Centre Prospective National Longitudinal Study – National Medical Research Council Grant
  • Spontaneous Preterm Birth and Cervical Length in a pregnant Asian Population – Neonatal and Obstetric Risk Assessment (NORA) cohort