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Dr Choong Shangxian Derek

Dr Choong Shangxian Derek

​MBBS, MMed (Family Medicine), MCFP(S), FCFP(S)

Associate Consultant

Deputy Clinic Director, Tampines North Polyclinic

Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant SingHealth PolyclinicsSingHealth Polyclinics
  • Deputy Clinic Director, Tampines North Polyclinic


Dr Derek Choong is an accredited Family Physician and Associate Consultant in SingHealth Polyclinics (SHP). He currently holds the appointment of Deputy Clinic Director, Tampines North Polyclinic.

Dr Choong is a member of the SHP Musculoskeletal Workgroup and the clinician lead for Osteoporosis in SingHealth Polyclinics, overseeing the development of clinical guidelines and workflows to improve osteoporosis management in primary care. He was awarded the Young Investigator’s Award at the Asian Federation of Osteoporosis Societies conference in 2022.

He is also actively involved in clinical education for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Family Medicine.


  • ​FCFP(S), 2022
  • MCFP(S), 2020
  • MMed (Family Medicine), 2017
  • MBBS, 2011

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Medical Member and Clinician Lead in Osteoporosis, SingHealth Polyclinics Musculoskeletal Workgroup, 2020 to present
  • Institutional Clinician Lead, SingHealth Cluster Consent Steering Committee, 2021 to present
  • Examiner, Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine Examination, 2020 to present


  • ​Young Investigator’s Award, Asian Federation of Osteoporosis Societies Congress, 2022
  • Service from the Heart, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, 2019
  • Outstanding Resident Award, Residency in SingHealth Excels Awards, 2013

Research Interests

Publications and Research Trials

  • ​Choong, D. S., Tan, N. C., Koh, Y. L. E., Leong, C. K., Sankari, U., & Koh, K. H. (2023). Osteoporosis management by primary care physicians in Singapore: a survey on osteoporosis guidelines utilisation and barriers to care. Archives of osteoporosis, 18(1), 72.
  • Huang, Z., Choong, D. S., Ganesan, A. P., & Logan, S. (2020). A Survey on the Experience of Singaporean Trainees in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Family Medicine of Sexual Problems and Views on Training in Sexual Medicine. Sexual medicine, 8(1), 107–113.

Research Trials

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