- Daniel Wai Diabetes, Thyroid and Hormone
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
- MRCP (UK) – Royal College of Physicians (UK)
English, Mandarin, Bahasa, Cantonese
Dr Daniel Wai obtained his membership of the Royal College of Physician (United Kingdom) and Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) Singapore in 2001. He subsequently had his advanced specialist training in the Singapore General Hospital and completed it in 2006. From 2007 to 2008, he went to the Alfred Hospital and Baker Heart Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia for further training in management of lipid disorders.
He ran the Lipid Clinic upon his return, treating many patients with hard-to-treat cholesterol problems. In 2010, he was made the Director of the Obesity and Metabolic Unit of his department, leading a team of doctors, dietician, physiotherapist and psychologists to provide medical and surgical treatment for obesity and cholesterol problems.
He has given over 135 local and international lectures over the years, on topics such as diabetes, cholesterol, obesity and thyroid. Audiences ranged from the public, medical students, physiotherapists, dietitians, traditional Chinese physicians, cardiologists, ophthalmologists and other internal medicine specialists. He was Adjunct Assistant Professor of the medical faculty of the National University of Medicine from October 2010 to Dec 2011.
He is active in research and was principle investigator of studies in genetics of cholesterol, visceral fat, cardiovascular risk factors and thyroid eye disease, with funding from the National Medical Research Council and Biomedical Research Council. He was also regularly invited by said research institutes as a reviewer of research grant applications, as well as reviewer of research papers in local and international journals.
Dr Wai was awarded the Service with A Heart Award by the Singapore General Hospital thrice, in recognition of the excellent service he provides to his patients.
He is regularly interviewed by the media on topics such as obesity, diabetes and cholesterol care.
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