Principal Investigator, Joint NUHS
Head & Senior Consultant
Div of General Ambulatory Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine & Div of Paediatric Allergy
Immunology & Rheumatology
A/Prof Lynette Shek is currently Head and Senior Consultant of the Division of General Ambulatory Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and also of the Division of Paediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology at the the National University Hospital. She obtained her basic medical degree from the National University of Singapore with honours in 1994, and received her paediatric training at the National University Hospital from 1996 to 2001. She attained her postgraduate paediatric degree in 1997. She was accredited as a paediatric specialist by the Ministry of Health, Singapore in 2001 and became a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 2004. She has been a member of the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Paediatrics since 1996, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2007. She is also visiting consultant in Paediatric Rheumatology at KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore. Her specialist training in allergy was undertaken from 2002 to 2003 at Mt Sinai School of Medicine, New York. There, she trained under Prof Hugh Sampson, a world-renowned expert in the field of allergy. She also spent some time under the tutelage of Prof Thomas Lehman, Chief, Division of Paediatric Rheumatology, at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York. Since her return in 2004, she has practised as a paediatrician in NUH. Her clinical practice involves all areas of general paediatrics, with special interests in the fields of allergy, immunodeficiency and rheumatology. She sees the adult patients with allergy and immunodeficiency in NUH as well. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
Dr Lynette Shek is also actively involved in research, and is a member of both the Asthma & Allergy Research Programme and the Human & Molecular Research Programme at the National University of Singapore. She has published her work on allergy and rheumatology in numerous medical journals. Among the awards she has received is the President's Scholarship to study medicine in NUS. She also received numerous undergraduate awards for being first in her medical school class 3 years in a row. She won the NUH Young Doctor's Award in 1999 for her research on the genetics of asthma and atopy in local Chinese Children. She was the youngest recipient of the NMRC-BMRC Clinician Scientist Investigator Award in 2005. In 2011, she won the Clinician Scientist (Investigator) Award for her work in early childhood rhinitis at the National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Awards Ceremony.
Fogel A, Goh AT, Fries LR, Sadananthan SA, Sendhil Velan S, Michael N, Tint MT, Fortier MV, Chan MJ, Toh JY, Chong YS, Tan KH, Yap F, Shek LP, Meaney MJ, Broekman BF, Lee YS, Godfrey KM, Chong MF, Forde CG. ''A description of an 'obesogenic' eating style that promotes higher energy intake and is associated with greater adiposity in 4.5year-old children: Results from the GUSTO cohort''. Physiol Behav. 14 Feb 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2017.02.013.
Chen LW, Aris IM, Bernard JY, Tint MT, Chia A, Colega M, Gluckman PD, Shek LP, Saw SM, Chong YS, Yap F, Godfrey KM, van Dam RM, Chong MF, Lee YS. ''Associations of Maternal Dietary Patterns during Pregnancy with Offspring Adiposity from Birth Until 54 Months of Age''. Nutrients. 22 Dec 2016. 9(1):E2. doi: 10.3390/nu9010002.
Loo EX, Sim JZ, Goh A, Teoh OH, Chan YH, Saw SM, Kwek K, Gluckman PD, Godfrey KM, Van Bever H, Chong YS, Lee BW, Kramer MS, Shek LP. ''Predictors of allergen sensitization in Singapore children from birth to 3 years''. Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol. 24 Oct 2016. 12:56. doi: 10.1186/s13223-016-0161-x.
Wong HH, Lee JJ, Shek LP, Lee BW, Goh A, Teoh OH, Gluckman PD, Godfrey KM, Saw SM, Kwek K, Chong YS, Van Bever HP. ''Relationship between all fevers or fever after vaccination, and atopy and atopic disorders at 18 and 36 months''. Asia Pac Allergy. 28 Jul 2016. 6(3):157-63. doi: 10.5415/apallergy.2016.6.3.157.
Soh JY, Thalayasingam M, Ong S, Loo EX, Shek LP, Chao SS. ''Sublingual immunotherapy in patients with house dust mite allergic rhinitis: prospective study of clinical outcomes over a two-year period''. J Laryngol Otol. 19 Jan 2016. 130(3):272-7. doi: 10.1017/S0022215116000025.
Quah PL, Loo EX, Lee GN, Kuo IC, Gerez I, Llanora GV, Chan YH, Aw M, Shek LP, Lee BW. ''Clinical phenotype and allergen sensitization in the first 2 years as predictors of atopic disorders at age 5 years''. World Allergy Organ J. 02 Dec 2015. 8(1):33. doi: 10.1186/s40413-015-0082-z.
Thalayasingam M, Loo EX, Tan MM, Bever HV, Shek LP. ''A review of oral food challenges in children presenting to a single tertiary centre with perceived or true food allergies''. Singapore Med J. 01 Nov 2015. 56(11):622-5. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2015171.
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