Sub-specialties: Dermatological surgery, Paediatric Dermatology
Dr Tay Yong Kwang is a Senior Consultant and was the Chief (2002 – 2012) of the department of Dermatology at Changi General Hospital (CGH). He was a visiting senior consultant to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Dr Tay did his postgraduate training at the National Skin Centre, University of Colorado School of Medicine at Denver, the Baylor College of Medicine at Houston, Texas, the Birmingham Regional Skin Laser Centre, City Hospital, UK and the Laser and Vascular Anomaly Section, Department of Dermatology, Malmo University Hospital, Sweden. He also received the academic book prize for academic performance in 1994.
Dr Tay sees all aspects of dermatology and has an interest in the fields of dermatologic laser surgery and paediatric dermatology. He is also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Paediatric Dermatology, the Journal of Dermatological Treatment, Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology, Dermatology and Therapy and Journal of Dermatological Research.
Dr Tay has more than 200 publications, in peer-reviewed journals.
He has written:
He is the Editor of the following textbooks:
1. The prevalence and descriptive epidemiology of atopic dermatitis in Singapore school children. British Journal of Dermatology 2002; 46:101-106.
2. Building pharmacogenetics into a pharmacovigilance program in Singapore: Using serious skin rash as a pilot study. Pharmacogenomics J 2014; 14: 316-321.
3. Guidelines for the management of atopic dermatitis in Singapore. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2016; 45: 439-50.
4. Treatment of infantile hemangiomas with the 595-nm pulsed dye laser using different pulse widths in an Asian population. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 2012; 44: 93-96.
5. A study comparing the efficacy and risk of adverse events using two techniques of electrocautery for the treatment of seborrheic keratoses. Dermatologic Surgery 2013; 39: 810-813.
6. Experience with UVB Phototherapy in children. Pediatric Dermatology 1996; 13: 406-409.
7. Treatment of pyogenic granuloma in children with the flashlamp-pumped pulsed dye laser. Pediatrics 1997; 99: 368-370.
8. Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis in Asian children. J Am Acad Dermatol 2010; 62: 54-60
9. A randomized controlled trial of the efficacy and safety of a fixed triple combination (fluocinolone acetonide 0.01%, hydroquinone 4%, tretinoin 0.05%) compared with hydroquinone 4% cream in Asian patients with moderate to severe melasma. British Journal of Dermatology 2008; 159: 697-703.
10. Papuloerythroderma of Ofuji: A report of 3 cases and review of the literature. British Journal of Dermatology, 1994; 130: 773-776.
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