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Dr Cao Taige

Dr Cao Taige

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 practicing dermatologist at Sengkang General Hospital. His subspecialty interest includes eczema, psoriasis, itch, and minimally invasive aesthetic procedures.

He graduated from the National University of Singapore and completed dermatology training at National Skin Centre. He excelled in the Specialty Certificate Examination in Dermatology, Royal College of Physicians (UK), and achieved Distinction in Postgraduate Diploma in Dermatology, Queen Mary, University of London.

Dr Cao is also a registered acupuncturist with the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Board. He has a firm understanding of the timeless wisdom of Tradition Chinese Medicine and its holistic approach to health and illness. He is always happy to explore health beliefs and practices including diet and lifestyle with patients and guides them to take an active role in their health and healing.

He is passionate about educating patients and teaching fellow medical professionals about dermatology. He has presented numerous research work in the international arena such as at 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

​Member, Dermatology Society of Singapore


  • ​Service Champion Silver Award, National Skin Centre, 2019
  • International Best Letter to Editor Award, Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, 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.

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