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Prof Tay Yong Kwang

Prof Tay Yong Kwang


Senior Consultant

Changi General Hospital

Specialty: Dermatology

Sub-specialties: Dermatological surgery, Paediatric Dermatology

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Dermatology Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital


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.


  • FRCP (London)
  • FRCP (Ireland)
  • MRCP (Ireland)
  • MMed (Int. Med)
  • MRCP (UK)
  • MBBS (Singapore)
  • Specialist Accreditation in Dermatology (Singapore)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Chair - SingHealth Performance Review subcommittee at CGH for postgraduate year 1 doctors and a member of the Ministry of Health Aesthetics Working Committee.
  • Clinical Professor - Duke NUS Medical School
  • Clinical Professor - NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Examiner - NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Dukes-NUS Medical School
  • Fellow - Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Fellow - American Academy of Dermatology
  • Fellow - American Society for Laser medicine and Surgery
  • Member - European Society for Laser Dermatology
  • Member - Society for Pediatric Dermatology
  • Member - European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
  • Associate Designated Institutional Official - SingHealth Residency
  • Member - College of Clinical Medicine Education Council


  • Recipient of the Singapore Medical Journal, Annals Academy of Medicine, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology recognition awards for reviewing with distinction.
  • 30 year long service award, Ministry of Health, 2017
  • Changi General Hospital education award for outstanding contributions to medical education, 2016
  • National Day long service medal, 2014
  • Eastern Health Alliance Caring Awards, 2013 to 2015

Research Interests


Dr Tay has more than 200 publications, in peer-reviewed journals.

He has written:


  • A chapter on hair disorders in the textbook of Pediatric Dermatologyy. 
  • A chapter on hypopigmentation disorders in the textbook of Neonatal and Infant Dermatology.


He is the Editor of the following textbooks:

  • The Textbook of Laser and Light Dermatology in the Asian Skin,
  • Pediatric Skin of Color.

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.

Research Trials