ELIM RHEUMATIC CENTRE
- Alleviating distress and disability expeditiously
- Arresting damage progression effectively
- Achieving disease remission/cure eventually.
- Early accurate diagnosis; and,
- Aggressive integrative treatment
Dr GRACE CHAN
Rheumatologist, Clinical Immunologist & Allergist
Dr. Grace Chan is an experienced allergist, clinical immunologist and rheumatologist. She enjoys knowing her patients on a personal level, taking great pleasure in helping them recover and having fun with their favourite pastimes. She speaks fluent English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Bahasa.
Dr Chan received her basic medical degree from the University Malaysia Sarawak in 2000. She became a member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) in 2006. In 2010, she completed her specialist training in
Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), Singapore. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore, the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) and the American College of Rheumatology (USA).
Her special interest in drug allergy and desensitization springs from her innovative thinking and dedication to finding novel solutions for her patients. In 2015, Dr Chan was awarded the National Health Group Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) to pursue training in drug hypersensitivity and desensitization focusing on chemotherapy and biologics at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. As a former Senior Consultant at the Department of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, TTSH, she led the Allergy and Clinical Immunology service. Her teaching positions included Clinical Senior Lecturer with the NUS School of Medicine, Clinical Teacher with the Lee Kong Chian (LKC) School of Medicine, and TTSH’s Program Director for training Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
As the current Vice President of the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Society (Singapore), Dr Chan plays a crucial role in advancing the field and in advocating for the well-being of patients. As Council Member of the Lupus Association of Singapore, she raises awareness of chronic autoimmune diseases and provides support to patients and families.
Dr LAW WENG GIAP
Dr Law Weng Giap is a Rheumatologist with special interest in diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound. He has in excess of 20 years’ experience in managing various complicated autoimmune diseases including Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Systemic Scleroderma, Myositis and various forms inflammatory arthritis such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout etc.
Dr Law graduated from the University of Sydney in 1995 with M.B.B.S (Honours). He obtained his postgraduate qualification MRCP (UK) in 2000. Dr Law subsequently underwent specialty training in Rheumatology at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He is a Fellow of Academy of Medicine Singapore, Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and International Fellow of American College of Rheumatology.
Prior to private practice, Dr Law was a Senior Consultant from Department of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). Apart from clinical practice, Dr Law was actively involved in teaching undergraduate medical students from Yong Loo Lin and Lee Kong Chian (LKC) Medical Schools, as well as teaching postgraduate Rheumatology trainees. He was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor with LKC School of Medicine and was also the Chairman of the Clinical Competency Committee, National Healthcare Group Rheumatology Residency Programme for TTSH. Dr Law’s interest in clinical research is clearly reflected in him being the site Principal Investigator and Collaborator of a several clinical trials in Systemic Sclerosis and Psoriatic Arthritis respectively. He was also the Quality Review Officer for his department.
Dr Law aspires to prevent irreversible damage and reduce morbidity from autoimmune rheumatic diseases and inflammatory arthritis. With that, he strongly believes in the importance of early diagnosis and early aggressive treatment of these conditions.
Dr EUGENE LIM
Eugene Lim obtained his basic medical degree and his postgraduate qualification in Internal Medicine in 1990 and 1996 respectively from NUS. After undergoing Rheumatology training at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) leading to specialty accreditation in 2000, he left for private practice. He pioneered Rheumatology’s interest in musculoskeletal ultrasound in Singapore, and pursued further training leading to accreditations as a EULAR musculoskeletal ultrasound trainer as well as a World Institute of Pain (WIP) certified interventional pain sonologist.
He considers advanced imaging as an important adjunct to early diagnosis, and to guide therapeutic intervention. He applies ultrasound to optimise the management of patients he sees on a daily basis with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA), Lupus (SLE), Gout and Osteoarthritis (OA). Immunology fascinates him, drawing him to niche areas like Reproductive Immunology and Onco-Immunotherapy immune-related adverse events (irAEs). His current focus is on developing core rheumatological competency in interventional pain management and regenerative therapy for degenerative rheumatic conditions such as Osteoarthritis and Soft Tissue Rheumatism.
His management philosophy, “Fast and Furious, Treat to Target, with Whatever It Takes”, characterises his approach to the inflammatory arthritides and autoimmune diseases. This has resulted in “cure” (drug-free remission) in some patients with rheumatic diseases, and “full control” (clinical remission) of disease activity or functional pain relief in most if not all patients under his individualised care.