Associate Professor Lau Tang Ching

Singapore

Dr Lau Tang Ching is a Senior Consultant Rheumatologist in the Division of Rheumatology, University Medicine Cluster in the National University Health System. He has been appointed as the Vice-Dean (Education) of NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in June 2017 and Group Director of the National University Health System Education Office in February 2018. He graduated in 1991 from the National University of Singapore and obtained his Membership of the Royal College of Physician in United Kingdom and the Master of Medicine (internal medicine) degree in 1997. He is a fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore since 2001. He also holds a Master of Medical Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology (University of Newcastle, Australia), and a graduate diploma in acupuncture (Singapore). His main research interests are in osteoporosis, pharmacoeconomic evaluation, medical education and evidence based medicine. He has helped to coordinate the Health Service Development Program for osteoporosis (HSDP) in 2003 to 2007 in the NHG cluster, which was successful in improving adherence and reducing the recurrent fracture rates of patients who were at high risk of recurrent fractures. He is helping to coordinate the Osteoporosis Disease Management Program (OPTIMAL), which is an extension of the previous HSDP osteoporosis program. He is currently the chairman of the National Arthritis Foundation. His hobbies include photography, singing, cooking, jogging and taichi.