Associate Professor Lau Tang Ching

Dr Lau Tang Ching is currently working as a consultant rheumatologist in the Division of Rheumatology, University Medicine Cluster in the National University Health System.  He is the head of the rheumatology division since 2009.  He has being appointed as the Assistant Dean (education) of Yong Loo Ling School of Medicine in June 2010, and as Vice Chairman Medical Board (education) for NUH since July 2013.

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 and the Royal College of Physician (Edinburgh) since 2004.  He also holds a Master of Medical Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology (University of Newcastle, Australia), and a graduate diploma degree 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 president of the Osteoporosis Society (Singapore) and the vice-chairman of the National Arthritis Foundation.  His hobbies include photography, singing, cooking, jogging and taichi.