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The SingHealth Duke-NUS Sport & Exercise Medicine Centre (SDSC) provides integrated, multidisciplinary and seamless sport and exercise medicine (SEM) care while pushing the frontiers of clinical services, research and education in SEM.
SEM benefits not only elite and competitive athletes, but also sedentary individuals looking to start an active and healthy lifestyle, the very young to the very old, and those looking to use exercise as an effective intervention to manage chronic diseases.
The SDSC has the largest headcount among SEM providers in Singapore – with 14 full-time physicians practicing SEM, and the largest number of accredited supervisors and training positions for Advanced Specialist Training in SEM.
The SDSC was formed in 2018 to leverage on Changi General Hospital’s (CGH) leadership in SEM to better serve patients and respond to evolving healthcare needs.
It has since established clinical sites at Singapore General Hospital, Sengkang General Hospital and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, in addition to existing sites at CGH, SSMC@SSI (Singapore Sport Institute) and SSMC@Novena. This has significantly enhanced patients’ accessibility to a comprehensive range of SEM services.
The SDSC is committed to supporting our athletes both on and off the field, including providing national athletes with medical support at major games such as at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 31st South East Asian Games in Hanoi, both postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It also provided medical expertise at the Singapore Tennis Open, an ATP 250 event held in February 2021, and medical screening support for participants at the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023.
The SDSC clinical services registries will be instrumental in providing value-driven care (VDC) by utilising a data-driven approach in analysing patient outcomes. VDC is in line with SingHealth’s objectives of improving clinical outcomes and optimising costs within our healthcare ecosystem.
The registries are also in line with the Healthier SG national initiative’s goals of preventive health, preventing the onset of chronic diseases and providing strong support for patients to lead healthier lifestyles.
Outside of clinical settings, the SDSC supports various community efforts to promote physical activity and healthy living. This is in line with the Ministry of Health's ‘Beyond Healthcare 2020’ key thrust of moving ‘Beyond Healthcare to Health’, where SEM can play a vital role.
Our extensive range of integrated SEM services include:
For GP referrals, please contact the SingHealth Duke-NUS Sport & Exercise Medicine Centre:
Singapore General Hospital: 6326 6060Changi General Hospital: 6788 3003Sengkang General Hospital: 6930 6000KK Women's and Children's Hospital: 6692 2984
Head & Senior ConsultantAdj Assoc Benedict Tan Chi’-LoongSenior Consultant, Dept of Sport & Exercise Medicine, CGH
Senior Consultants, Dept of Sport & Exercise Medicine, CGHAdj Asst Prof Ivy LimAdj Assoc Prof Kelvin Chew Tai LoonAdj Assoc Prof Roger Tian Ho Heng
Consultants, Dept of Sport & Exercise Medicine, CGHAdj Asst Prof Lim Ang TeeDr Mandy Zhang Jiajia
Associate Consultants, Dept of Sport & Exercise Medicine, CGHDr Victor Tan Aik KhienDr Joshua Li ZhongyiDr Lim BaoyingDr Scott Xu Cunzhi