I graduated with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2000. I trained in Internal Medicine at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and attained the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom [MRCP (UK)] in 2006. I then pursued Advanced Specialist Training in Endocrinology at SGH and obtained my Specialist Accreditation in Endocrinology by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in 2010. In 2010, I was awarded the SingHealth Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) fellowship in Diabetes in Pregnancy at the Joslin Diabetes Centre, USA. Upon my return from the USA, I co-ran the Gestational Diabetes Joint Clinic (GDJC) in SGH together with the obstetricians. I initiated the pre-Ramadan counselling program for Muslim patients with diabetes at SGH in 2011. In 2012, I received the Singapore Health Quality Service Gold Award.
I was actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at SGH. I served as Adjunct Assistant Professor in Medicine at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and Clinical Senior Lecturer at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS. I was also in the Core Faculty of the SingHealth Internal Medicine Residency program. I have published in several peer-reviewed scientific journals and have also penned two book chapters. I was previously the Vice-President of the Singapore Association for the Study of Obesity (SASO).
I joined Raffles Hospital as consultant endocrinologist from 2013 to 2016 to further consolidate my clinical experience in the management of endocrine conditions in both local and international patients.
In April 2016, Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic was set up to fulfill my vision of providing holistic care for patients with various endocrine conditions. With my extensive clinical experience in the managing patients with diabetes mellitus, thyroid diseases, lipid disorders, calcium disorders and osteoporosis, obesity, adrenal and pituitary diseases, I endeavor to provide individualized care and the highest quality treatment for all of my patients.
Learn more about me here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/specialist-doctor/abel-soh/
I am excited to be here to share/discuss Endocrine Health with everyone. I will be actively answering questions. Whether you’ve got questions about diabetes mellitus, thyroid diseases, lipid disorders, calcium disorders and osteoporosis, obesity, adrenal or pituitary diseases, ask me anything!
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I have a lump on my neck for close to two months now. Ever since it appeared, I feel weaker and when I speak, it takes a lot of energy out of me. My voice is often hoarse. Is this due to the lump? If yes, should I do a biopsy? And if not, do you think seeing an ENT doctor is the right decision to treat my throat?
I am currently taking medications to treat my hyperthyroid issue. I feel like my heart health is affected. I sometimes feel my chest being squeezed and the heart beat is irregular. Is it true that hyperthyroid can lead to heart conditions?
Doctor, my mother is 69 years old and she has hypothyroidism. She has been having difficulty concentrating. She appears to be daydreaming most of the time and it worries me especially when she doesn’t seem to respond to what I’m saying. Would her situation only get worse? Can it be cured?
There is a lump on the back of my neck, near my right ear. Ever since I noticed it there, I have been having mild headaches. Is this a symptom of a hormone or endocrine problem?
Doctor, ever since I started taking hyperthyroid medications, I’ve dropped a lot of hair. Now the top of my head is starting to bald. Is this a natural reaction to the medicines or a sign that my condition is getting worse?
My wife delivered our baby four months ago. She is now experiencing swelling in her neck, rapid heart beat, and hair loss. Her doctor said it is likely postpartum thyroiditis and will only be temporary. However, after four months of this, I am starting to worried. Is it okay for us to seek treatment? Would the treatment or medication affect her breastfeeding?
Dear Doctor Soh, my 17 year old son has been suffering from a lump in his neck. Initially we thought the lump would go away but it’s been two months and it’s still there. He said the lump causes him pain when he swallows his food. In the mornings, he always feels weak and doesn’t have much of an appetite. Can I have your suggestion on the right treatment for him?
I am currently consulting an obgyn for PCOS. She mentioned I am showing symptoms of diabetes. I want to ask – does PCOS affect diabetes or diabetes affect PCOS? Would my PCOS improve if I have my diabetes controlled? What treatment would you recommend?
My daughter is 18 years old but has not started her period. She also seems excessively hairy on her arms, legs and neck. Is this a hormonal problem?
Is there any way to boost the growth hormones in children? My son is 7 years old and is shorter than all of his classmates. I am worried he will be too petite.