We are a dedicated team of skin specialists who has more than 20 years of experience in helping patients with vitiligo. Our medical centres at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre (Orchard) & Novena Medical Centre are one-stop hubs for treating vitiligo. Fully equipped with the latest technology, we are dedicated to help you in restoring your skin colour. Be it medical treatment, phototherapy or surgical transplant, our multi-pronged treatment options have proven results and effectiveness. Rest assured that you have expert care for your condition. As skin specialists, we UNDERSTAND vitiligo.
Who Are We
We are fully accredited board-certified Specialist doctors. We are Dermatologists (skin specialists), with more than 20 years of clinical experience
Restoring your skin colour, based on the latest evidence-based, cost-effective treatment options.
What We Do
More than 20 years of clinical experience in treating vitiligo. Be it medical treatment, phototherapy or surgical transplant, we are dedicated to support you throughout the treatment journey.
Our Specialist Doctors
We are a team of fully accredited skin specialists (dermatologists) who have been practising medicine and dermatology for more than 20 years. We have been trained in the United Kingdom and in Singapore, and are Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and Fellows of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
What distinguishes us from Non-Specialists?
It takes more 8 to 10 years of medical training to become a Specialist doctor. A doctor would need to complete specialist post-graduate training and pass examinations based on Singapore’s training standards before applying to the accreditation board. In other words, a Specialist must first be accredited by the Specialists Accreditation Board. In addition, the doctor must also be under Specialist Register (administered by Singapore Medical Council) before he can practise as a Specialist.
To know whether the doctor you are consulting is really a Specialist, you can visit the Ministry of Health website (click here): type in the doctor’s name, click the “Specialist” button and click “Search”.
Most Specialists in Singapore are also affiliated to the Academy of Medicine Singapore and bears the title “FAMS”. In addition, they have also attained higher post-graduate diplomas from the Royal College of Physicians, and bear the title “MRCP” or “FRCP”.
You can be assured that our doctors are full-fledged Specialists who have undergone rigorous training both in the UK and Singapore. They are dermatologists, fully accredited by the Specialists Accreditation Board and Singapore Medical Council, and are Fellowsor Members of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, UK.
Dr Goh Boon Kee
Dr Goh Boon Kee is the Consultant Dermatologist and Medical Director of Skin Physicians Private Limited. Prior to joining Skin Physicians, Dr Goh was the Chief of Pigment Clinic and Deputy Director of Research at the National Skin Centre, Singapore. Dr Goh graduated from the University of Leeds (UK) with First Class Honours in Chemical Pathology and with the John Ingram Prize in Dermatology for his medical degree. He completed his specialist training in Internal Medicine and Dermatology in Singapore, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh).
Besides general dermatology, Dr Goh Boon Kee has special interests in vitiligo and pigmentary disorders. He is a world renowned expert in vitiligo, and has been speaking and instructing on vitiligo in international conferences, including the annual meetings of the American Academy of Dermatology, the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereaology, as well as the regional meetings in Asia. Dr Goh Boon Kee started the melanocyte grafting service for vitiligo in Singapore more than 10 years ago, and has successfully treated more than 600 cases of vitiligo with tissue and melanocyte grafting. He has also instructed and trained specialists at the National Skin Centre and regional centres on this procedure. Apart from his clinical work, Dr Goh is also active in research and has published extensively (click here) in the fields of vitiligo. They include high impact medical journals including the British Journal of Dermatology and the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology. He is also the current contributing author of 3 medical textbooks on Vitiligo (displayed below) (click here).
In 2014, Dr Goh Boon Kee organised the highly successful 22nd International Pigment Cell Conference (click here) held in Singapore in 2014, that drew more than 800 international participants with interests in vitiligo and pigment biology. Dr Goh currently serves as the Council Member of the Asian Society for Pigment Cell Research (ASPCR), the International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies and was the Vice-President of the League of ASEAN Dermatological Societies and the Dermatological Society of Singapore
DR TAN KIAN TEO
Dr Tan Kian Teo is a specialist in dermatology whose areas of specialty include general and aesthetic dermatological conditions, and sexually transmitted infections. He evaluates and treats all medical skin, hair and nail conditions in both adults and children. He performs surgery for skin cancers and other benign skin lesions. He is an expert in minimally invasive procedures like cryotherapy, electrocautery, chemical peels, intense pulsed light therapy, laser surgery, botulinum toxin A and filler injections.
Dr Tan obtained his specialist training in dermatology at the National Skin Centre. He became an accredited fellow of the Academy of Physicians, Chapter of Dermatology, Singapore, in 2007. Formerly a consultant dermatologist at Raffles Hospital, he had clinics at the Raffles Skin Centre and Raffles Aesthetics. Prior to joining Raffles Hospital, he was consultant at the National Skin Centre where he is currently still a visiting consultant. He was also a clinical tutor at the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and was active in the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students.
An area of special interest to Dr Tan is hair problems. He was awarded the Human Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) Fellowship in the year 2007 to pursue his interest in this field. He underwent training in the subspecialty of hair disorders at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, United Kingdom, from 2007 to 2008. He is current a visiting consultant to the National Skin Centre where he runs the Hair and Nail Clinic.
Another area of particular interest to Dr Tan is urticaria. He has conducted various research studies on chronic urticaria in the local context. He was involved in setting up the Urticaria Clinic at the National Skin Centre together with Prof Malcolm Greaves and he was in-charge of that clinic prior to leaving for private practice.
Apart from clinical work, Dr Tan was lso active in clinical research. He has published extensively in both scientific journals and the local media. He has also presented papers on his research at local and international scientific meetings. Dr Tan won the Best Paper Award at the Dermatological Society of Singapore Annual Scientific Meeting in 2006. He is frequently invited by international peer-reviewed scientific journals to be the reviewer for papers in his fields of expertise.
DR ROLAND CHU
Dr Roland Chu is a fully accredited Consultant Dermatologist with extensive experience in treating adult and paediatric medical and aesthetic skin, hair and nail conditions. His special interests include eczema, skin allergy, urticaria, acne, and skin cancers. He holds a PhD in dermatology and has been particularly active in eczema research.
Dr Chu first obtained an honours degree in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) before subsequently reading Medicine at the University of Edinburgh (UK), where he was awarded his medical degree in 2002. With a keen interest in research, he was also awarded the prestigious Medical Research Council (UK) Clinical Research Training Fellowship culminating in the award of a PhD in 2012 for his research into eczema.
Dr Chu completed his Internal Medicine and Dermatology training in the UK, during which he was also awarded a Fellowship by the Scottish Dermatological Society to pursue his interest in skin allergy and urticaria at St John’s Institute of Dermatology (London). He is dually registered with the General Medical Council (UK) and the Singapore Medical Council, and is a member of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh), the British Association of Dermatologists and the Dermatological Society of Singapore. Having worked both locally and abroad, he has extensive experience treating both Asian and Caucasian skin types.
Prior to joining Skin Physicians, Dr Chu was a Consultant Dermatologist at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary (UK) and subsequently at the National Skin Centre (Singapore). At NSC, he was Deputy Head of the Eczema Clinic, and also ran the Contact Dermatology and Urticaria Clinics. In recognition of his patient-centred care, he regularly received patient compliments and was presented with an NSC Service Award. He is presently a Visiting Consultant at both the National Skin Centre and the National University Hospital. Dr Chu was also a Clinical Tutor at the University of Edinburgh as well as a Clinical Lecturer at the National University of Singapore. Dr Chu is also currently serving on the executive committee of the Dermatological Society of Singapore.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr Chu was actively involved in international dermatological research, collaborating with leading scientists on numerous studies. His main research interests included the cause and treatment of eczema, which was the focus of his PhD thesis
Why choose us?
Fellows of Academy of Medicine, Singapore (Dermatology)
Fellows of Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)
1. Vitiligo. Springer 2019. 2nd Ed. Picardo M, Taieb A
2. Vitiligo: Medical & Surgical Management. Wiley 2018 Editors Gupta S et al.
3. Vitiligo. Dermatologic Clinics 2016. Ed. John Harris
Let us help you on Vitiligo
Early diagnosis and treatment of vitiligo leads to better control and restoration of colour