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Dr Rachael Teo is a Ministry of Health accredited Dermatologist with more than 17 years of clinical experience in both public and private practice. She has been practicing Dermatology since 2004.
After graduation from the National University of Singapore in 2000, she obtained her Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) and was elected a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) in 2004. Dr Teo completed her Advanced Specialist Training in Dermatology at Changi General Hospital (CGH) and National Skin Centre in 2009. In 2012, Dr Teo completed her fellowship in Immunodermatology at the prestigious Indiana University School of Medicine, USA.
Dr Teo started her Dermatology practice in at Changi General Hospital where she launched the Immunodermatology Clinic in 2009 to improve the care for patients with immunobullous and collagen vascular disorders affecting the skin. She was also involved in the development of the CGH Eczema Clinic and has extensive experience in the management of both adult and paediatric patients with difficult-to-manage atopic eczema. She currently retains a weekly session at CGH Immunodermatology Clinic as a Visiting Consultant. In recognition of excellent patient care, Dr Teo was awarded the CGH Quarterly Best Service Award in 2013. While in public service, she was active in the training of undergraduate medical students and postgraduate dermatology trainees and was appointed Clinical Tutor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS. Since 2013, Dr Teo moved into private practice as a Consultant at the Raffles Skin and Aesthetic Centre where she further developed her clinical expertise, managing a wide range of dermatological conditions for both local and expatriate patients.
At The Dermatology Practice @ Gleneagles, Dr Teo aims to provide excellent, evidence-based care for her patients. Her clinical expertise includes general dermatology like mole and skin cancer screening, assessment of skin allergies, acne, pigmentary disorders, psoriasis, urticaria and hair loss, as well as evaluation and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. She has a special interest in managing patients with pemphigoid, pemphigus, cutaneous vasculitis and connective tissue disorders affecting the skin such as cutaneous lupus erythematosus. She performs skin surgery for mole removal and other benign skin lesions. She is proficient in the use laser surgery for facial rejuvenation and to treat a variety of conditions such as acne scars, pigmentation and tattoo removal.
Dr Teo remains active academically in the local Dermatology community. She is a frequently invited speaker at public educational forums and has published many research articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. She has served 2 terms on the Executive Committee of The Dermatological Society of Singapore and also in organizing committees of local Dermatology meetings. Presently, she is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore (Chapter of Dermatologists) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatologists.