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Dr Cao Taige

Dr Cao Taige

MBBS (S'pore), MRCP (UK), GDA (S'pore), PG Dip (Clinical Derm)(London), FAMS, Grad Dip (Acu)

Associate Consultant

Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant Dermatology Service Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital
  • Associate Consultant Department of General Medicine Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital


Dr Cao Taige is a dermatologist practicing at Sengkang General Hospital, specializing in eczema, psoriasis, itch, and minimally invasive aesthetic procedures. He received his medical degree from the National University of Singapore and completed his dermatology training at the National Skin Centre. Dr. Cao has excelled in his field, achieving Distinction in Postgraduate Diploma in Dermatology from Queen Mary, University of London and passing the Specialty Certificate Examination in Dermatology from the Royal College of Physicians (UK).

Dr Cao's knowledge and expertise extend beyond Western medicine. He is a registered acupuncturist with the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Board and is well-versed in the holistic approach to health and illness offered by Traditional Chinese Medicine. He encourages his patients to take an active role in their health and healing by exploring health beliefs and practices, including diet and lifestyle.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr Cao is also passionate about educating patients and fellow medical professionals about dermatology. He has presented numerous research papers on his work at international conferences such as the World Congress of Dermatology in Milan, the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in San Francisco, and the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Spring Symposium in Athens.


  • ​Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Singapore)
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Clinical Dermatology (London)
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK)
  • Graduate Diploma of Acupuncture (Singapore)
  • Fellow of Academy of Medicine Singapore (Dermatology)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Teacher, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU
  • ​Member, Dermatology Society of Singapore


  • SingHealth Long Service Award, 2022
  • Service Champion Silver Award, National Skin Centre, 2019
  • International Best Letter to Editor Award, Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, 2018
  • Singapore Young Investigator Award (Basic Science & Translational Research) (Merit), Singapore Health & Biomedical Congress, 2018
  • Distinction in Postgraduate Diploma of Clinical Dermatology, Queen Mary University of London, 2014
  • Letter of Commendation, Singapore Armed Forces, 2014

Research Interests

Publications and Research Trials

  1. Cao T, Chia HY, Lee JS, Chong WS, Heng YK. Indurated Skin and Iron Overload-the Missing Link. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. 2020;49(4):268-270.
  2. Tan C, Long DYC, Cao T, et al. Drug-free microneedles in the treatment of keloids: a single-blinded intraindividual controlled clinical trial. Br J Dermatol. 2018;179:1418-1419.
  3. Seghers A, Tey H, Tee SI, Cao T, Chong WS. Pegylated liposomal doxorubicin-induced miliaria crystallina and lichenoid follicular eruption. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology. 2018;84(1).
  4. Leow MQH, Cao T, Tay SC. Magnitude and speed of needling during lifting and thrusting in classical tonification and sedation techniques. Acupuncture in Medicine. 2018;36(3):194-197.
  5. Cao T, Tey HL, Yosipovitch G. Chronic pruritus in the geriatric population. Dermatologic clinics. 2018;36(3):199-211.
  6. Cao T, Tan ES, Chan YH, Yosipovitch G, Tey H. Anti‑pruritic efficacies of doxycycline and erythromycin in the treatment of acne vulgaris: A randomized single‑blinded pilot study. Indian journal of dermatology, venereology and leprology. 2018;84(4):458.
  7. Leow MQH, Lee SHE, Mohamed Shah MTB, Cao T. Exploring the physiological and physical effects of acupuncture using ultrasound. Acupuncture in Medicine. 2017;35(3):231-235.
  8. Leow MQH, Cui SL, Shah MTBM, Cao T. Ultrasonography in Acupuncture—Uses in Education and Research. Journal of acupuncture and meridian studies. 2017;10(3):216-219.
  9. Leow MQH, Cui SL, Cao T, Tay SC, Ooi CC. Measuring the effects of acupuncture on muscle stiffness with shear wave elastography. Acupuncture in Medicine. 2017;35(4):304-306.
  10. Leow MQH, Cao T, Wong YR, Tay SC. Needle breakage in acupuncture: a biomechanical study. Acupuncture in Medicine. 2017;35(1):78.
  11. Leow MQH, Cao T, Loke AMK, Tay SC. Use of X-rays to study acupuncture points of the hand: implications for education. Acupuncture in Medicine. 2017;35(3):233-235.
  12. Cao T, Tan WD, Kim H, Tey HL. Efficacy of a topical proteinase‐activated receptor‐2 inhibitor on cowhage‐induced pruritus: a randomized placebo‐controlled double‐blind study. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. 2017;4(31):e191-e192.
  13. Yong A, Cao T, Tan V, Yosipovitch G, Tey H. Skin physiology in pruritus of advanced ageing. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. 2016;3(30):549-550.
  14. Tey HL, Leong AMWM, Cao T, Gan EY. Severe atherosclerosis and a bewildering reticulated rash. International Journal of Dermatology. 2016;55(2):e103-e104.
  15. Tey H, Nattkemper L, Cao T, Pramono Z, Yosipovitch G. Interleukin-31 receptor and pruritus associated with primary localized cutaneous amyloidosis: reply from the authors. The British journal of dermatology. 2016;175(2):433-434.
  16. Tey H, Cao T, Nattkemper L, Tan V, Pramono Z, Yosipovitch G. Pathophysiology of pruritus in primary localized cutaneous amyloidosis. British Journal of Dermatology. 2016;174(6):1345-1350.
  17. Liu WC, Cao T, Ho M, Chong W, Lee J. In vivo features of Fox-Fordyce disease in high-definition optical coherence tomography. Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft= Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG. 2016;14(1):62-63.
  18. Leow MQH, Cao T, Lee SHE, Cui SL, Tay SC, Ooi CC. Ultrasonography in acupuncture: potential uses for education and research. Acupuncture in Medicine. 2016;34(4):320-322.
  19. Leow MQH, Cao T, Cui SL, Tay SC. Quantifying needle motion during acupuncture: implications for education and future research. Acupuncture in Medicine. 2016;34(6):482-484.
  20. Leow MQ, Cao T. Dermatologic Screening in an Elderly Community with Low Socioeconomic Status in Singapore. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. 2016;45(5):219-220.
  21. Cao T, Shen M, Tan V, Ren EC, Tey HL. Primary Localized Cutaneous Amyloidosis and Human Leukocyte Antigen A and-B in a Chinese Population. Skinmed. 2016;14(1):75-76.
  22. Tey HL, Tay EY, Cao T. In vivo imaging of miliaria profunda using high-definition optical coherence tomography: diagnosis, pathogenesis, and treatment. JAMA dermatology. 2015;151(3):346-348.
  23. Su P, Cao T, Tang MB, Tey HL. In vivo high-definition optical coherence tomography: a bedside diagnostic aid for morphea. JAMA dermatology. 2015;151(2):234-235.
  24. Cao T, Yong AA, Tan KB, Tey HL. Idiopathic aquagenic pruritus: Pathogenesis and effective treatment with atenolol. Dermatologic Therapy. 2015;28(3):118-121.
  25. Cao T, Tey HL. High-definition optical coherence tomography–an aid to clinical practice and research in dermatology. JDDG: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft. 2015;13(9):886-890.
  26. Cao T. Graduate diploma in dermatology, a distant-learning experience. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. 2015;4(1):157.

Research Trials

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