Singapore Dermatologist  
     

Dr Cheong Lai Leng is a Consultant Dermatologist at the Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre.

She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS), in 1985. She then obtained her Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) from the National University of Singapore and Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom).

Dr Cheong completed her residency training in dermatology at the National Skin Centre, Singapore, in 1993. Her subspecialty training in the field of Dermatologic Surgery was undertaken at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation at Cleveland, Ohio, USA, in 1994-95. Dr Cheong was conferred fellowship of the Academy of Medicine (Dermatology), Singapore in 1996 and obtained accreditation as a dermatologist by the Ministry of Health, Singapore.

She has been practicing dermatology for over a decade. Much of her time is focused on the surgical management of dermatological conditions and the practice of cosmetic dermatology. She has lectured at medical conferences as well as public forums on topics in her area of professional interest which include laser therapy, cold-steel surgery, cosmetic dermatology, techniques in skin resurfacing with the carbon dioxide laser and CoolTouch3 laser, photorejuvenation of the skin. She has incorporated the use of chemical peels, injection of botulinum toxin and fillers in her clinical practice as part of her armamentarium for combined procedures in facial rejuvenation.

Dr Cheong is a Corresponding Fellow of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She has held various leadership posts in the Dermatological Society of Singapore in the past and is actively involved in efforts to uphold professional standards in the practice of dermatology.

 
Qualifications / Training
 
1985 Graduated with medical degree, MBBS, from the National University of Singapore
   
1990 Obtained post-graduate specialty degree, Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine), from the National University of Singapore
  Obtained post-graduate specialty degree in internal medicine, Member of the Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom)
  Started residency training in dermatology at the National Skin Centre, Singapore
   
1994 Awarded scholarship under the Higher Manpower Development Plan, Ministry of Health, Singapore, for subspecialty training in:
   
 
Dermatologic Surgery - at the Division of Dermatologic Surgery, Dept of Dermatology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Sexually Transmitted Diseases - at the Allegheny Dept of Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
   
1996 Conferred fellowship of the Academy of Medicine (Dermatology), Singapore Conferred corresponding fellowship of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
 
Do You Know
 
A dermatologist is a doctor who has 5 years of working experience in general medicine and after which, undergoes at least three more years of intensive specialist medical and surgical training in dermatology. 
 
Dermatology training focuses on the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes. A dermatologist must complete this training and pass the necessary examinations before he/she is given accreditation by the Specialist's Board of the Singapore Medical Council.
 
In addition to diagnosing medical skin diseases by noting the symptoms and checking the skin, they can also improve the appearance of your skin through cosmetic procedures.
 
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