FAMS (Gastroenterology), MCI (Singapore)
English, Mandarin, Hokkien, Teochew
Dr Kelvin Thia graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1998. He completed his specialist training in gastroenterology at Singapore General Hospital and has been a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Gastroenterology) Singapore since 2007.
Dr Thia is a recipient of the Ministry of Health Human Manpower Development Program scholarship, where he underwent advanced fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at the Mayo Clinic, USA, under the personal mentorship of Professor William Sandborn from 2007 – 2008.
He was previously a consultant in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Singapore General Hospital from 2008 – 2011. During his tenure, he was also appointed as the consultant in the department’s multidisciplinary IBD Centre and the Director of Nutrition Support Services.
Apart from clinical service, he has been well-published in high-impact medical journals and received various local and international awards for his research. In 2011, he completed a Master’s program in Clinical Investigation at the National University of Singapore.
Dr Thia is active in mentoring and supervising gastroenterology trainees, junior doctors and medical students in Singapore General Hospital. He was appointed clinical tutor to the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and a Clinical Physician Faculty Member of the Internal Medicine Singhealth Residency Programme.
He is also active in educating both the public, medical colleagues and general practitioners on relevant and common gastroenterology topics through lectures and the printed media.