Dr Ester Yeoh

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Profile of Dr Ester Yeoh

Medical Director
Senior Consultant Endocrinologist
MBBS (S’pore), MRCP (UK), MMed (Int. Med.) (S’pore),
FRCP (Edin.), FAMS (Endocrinology)

Dr Ester Yeoh is a Senior Consultant Endocrinologist with dual accreditation in Endocrinology and Internal Medicine. She obtained her medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2005. After completing basic specialist training in Internal Medicine, she trained in Endocrinology at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH), Singapore and attained specialist accreditation in Endocrinology in 2013.

Following that, she was awarded a fellowship by the Ministry of Health under the Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) at the Diabetes Centre in King’s College Hospital, London, UK where she was involved in clinical and research work in type 1 diabetes and hypoglycaemia.

Dr Yeoh rejoined KTPH as a Consultant in the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, in 2015. Her professional focus is on several key areas of endocrinology, including type 1 diabetes, hypoglycaemia, obesity, and advanced diabetes technologies, encompassing insulin pump utilization and glucose sensors. She has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and has been invited to present her work at local and international conferences. In addition to her technical proficiency, Dr Yeoh maintains a keen interest in the psychological aspects of diabetes care, embracing a holistic approach to patient well-being. Her dedication extends to the realm of digital health solutions, as she continually explores ways to enhance patient experiences and outcomes. Beyond these areas of expertise, she remains well-versed in thyroid disorders and general endocrinology.

At the Admiralty Medical Centre’s Diabetes Centre, a specialised wing of KTPH, Dr Yeoh spearheaded the Flexible Insulin Therapy clinic tailored to individuals with type 1 diabetes. With a steadfast commitment to patient education and empowerment, she guides her patients toward enhanced diabetes self-management. Dr Yeoh also leads the Diabetes Empowerment Programme – Insulin, a group education programme at the centre. Her pivotal role included shaping the curriculum and developing patient education e-learning modules for Type 1 diabetes and insulin pump therapy, a collaborative endeavour by the National Healthcare Group (NHG) Steering Committee for Diabetes education. Dr Yeoh is passionate about the care of young adults with diabetes and endocrinology issues and is involved in the transition clinic at KKH to enable seamless transition from paediatric to adult endocrinology care.

In her free time, Dr Yeoh enjoys spending quality time with her family, cooking healthy meals on weekends and traveling.

Patient Engagement and Support Group Events

  • Organizing Committee, World Diabetes Day events,
    Diabetes Singapore – 2020 – 2021
  • Chairperson, World Diabetes Day events at Kampung Admiralty, Yishun Health, in collaboration with Woodlands People’s Association – 2017 – 2019 
  • Medical cover for TOUCH Diabetes Support Cycling Fundraiser, in conjunction with World Diabetes Day 2017
  • Chairperson, World Diabetes Day events at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital –2016

Selected Publications

  • Book Chapter (Addressing Unmet Stakeholder Needs) in Medicine without Meds: Transforming Patient Care with Digital Therapies (2023). Authors: D Ho, Y Sapanel, A Blasiak
  • S Twigg, S Lim, SH Yoo, L Chen, Y Bao , A Kong , E Yeoh , SP Chan , J Robles , V Mohan , N Cohen , M McGill , L Ji . Asia-Pacific Perspectives on the Role of Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Optimizing Diabetes Management. J Diabetes Sci Technol 2023 May 26:19322968231176533. doi: 10.1177/19322968231176533
  • Bairavi J, Gardner DS, Yeoh E, et al. Protocol update and baseline characteristics for the TRIal to slow the Progression of Diabetes (TRIPOD) randomized controlled trial. Trials 2023 Nov 14;24(1):728. doi: 10.1186/s13063-023-07770-7.
  • Kong APS, Lim S, Yoo SH, Ji LN, Chen LM, Bao YQ, Yeoh E, Chan SP, Wang CY, Mohan V, Cohen N, McGill MJ, Twigg SM. Asia-Pacific consensus recommendations for application of continuous glucose monitoring in diabetes management. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2023. PMID: 37196707
  • E Yeoh, D Png, J Khoo, et al. A head-to-head comparison between Guardian Connect and FreeStyle Libre systems and an evaluation of user acceptability of sensors in patients with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Metab Res Rev 2022; 38 (7):e3560. https://doi.org/10.1002/dmrr.3560
  • A Cheng, E Yeoh, A Moh, S Low, et al. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass versus best medical treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults with body mass index between 27 and 32 kg/m2: A 5-year randomized control trial. Diabetes Res Clin Pract 2022. PMID: 35513159
  • A Liu, S Low, E Yeoh, et al. A real-world study on SGLT2 inhibitors and diabetic kidney disease progression. Clinical Kidney Journal 2022:15 (7):1403-1414. https://doi.org/10.1093/ckj/sfac044
  • E Yeoh, D Png, PL Koh, CF Sum, SC Lim, HH Tan, C Ubeynarayana, S Tavintharan. Glucose Awareness to Motivate and Enable Solutions (GAMES) in diabetes mellitus using flash glucose monitoring: A clinical programme. Diabet Med. 2022; 39:e14733. (online ahead of print). Doi: 10.1111/dme.14733
  • E Yeoh, SG Tan, YS Lee, HH Tan, YY Low, SC Lim, CF Sum, S Tavintharan. Impact of COVID-19 and partial lockdown on access to care, self-management and psychological well-being among people with diabetes: A cross-sectional study. Int J Clin Pract 2021 May 11; e14319. Doi:10/1111/ijcp/14319
  • SB Zainudin, E Yeoh. Preparing Muslims with diabetes mellitus for Ramadan fasting in Singapore: A clinical approach and review of current practice. Singapore Med J. 2021. DOI: 10.11622/smedj.2021047
  • E Yeoh, BK Lim, S Fun, J Tong, LY Yeoh, CF Sum, S Tavintharan SC Lim. Efficacy of self-monitoring of blood glucose versus retrospective continuous glucose monitoring in improving glycaemic control in diabetic kidney disease patients. Nephrology (Carlton) 2018; 23(3): 264-268
  • E Yeoh, P Choudhary, M Nwokolo, S Ayis, SA. Amiel. Interventions that restore awareness of hypoglycaemia in adults with type 1 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetes Care 2015; 38 (8): 1592-1609
  • P. Beato-Vibora, E Yeoh, H Rogers, D Hopkins, S.A. Amiel, P Choudhary. Sustained benefit of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion on glycaemic control and hypoglycaemia in adults with type 1 diabetes. Diabetic Medicine 2015;32(11): 1453-1459. DOI: 10.1111/dme.12869

Key Achievements/ Awards

  • Gold Award, Singapore Clinician Investigator Award, Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress, 2021
  • National Healthcare Group (NHG) Young Achiever Award, 2018
  • Service Champion Award, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. 2014 – 2018, 2020
  • Teaching Excellence Award (Undergraduate and Postgraduate), Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, 2016 – 2017
  • Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore Best Publication Gold Award, 2015
  • Nestle Book Prize in Paediatrics, Final Professional MBBS Examination, National University of Singapore, 2004/2005
  • Benjamin Chew Medal for Medical Ethics, Final Professional MBBS Examination, National University of Singapore, 2004/2005
  • Dean’s List for Second Professional (Part 3) MBBS Examination 2003/2004, National University of Singapore, 2003/2004
  • Dean’s List for Second Professional (Part 2) MBBS Examination 2002/2003, National University of Singapore, 2002/2003

Prior Hospital Appointments

Physician Faculty, NHG Residency

Member, NHG Domain Specific Review Board Domain C

Member, NHG Diabetes Steering Committee DM Education Workgroup

Member, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Chairperson, Singapore Healthcare Improvement Network (SHINe) Medication Safety Subcommittee, Reducing Hypoglycaemia Workgroup

Associate Program Director of the NHG Endocrinology Residency Program, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Co-Chairperson, Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress (SHBC) 2020, Annual scientific congress for National Healthcare Group

Member, Scientific Committee, Alexandra Health Forum

Member, High Alert Medication Workgroup, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Academic Appointments

2020 – present

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

Nanyang Technological University

2016 – present

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin Medical School, National University of Singapore

2016 – present

Teaching faculty, Core tutor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore