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Dr Goniyamalimage Shashendra Ravinath Aponso

Dr Goniyamalimage Shashendra Ravinath Aponso

BA Hons Human Biology (Stanford, USA), MD (Duke-NUS, Singapore), MRCP (UK), FAMS (Dermatology)

Associate Consultant

Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant Dermatology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Dermatologist, SingHealth Duke-NUS Transplant Centre

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Clinical Instructor, Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore
  • Physician Faculty Member, Dermatology Senior Residency Programme, National Healthcare Group, Singapore
  • Associate in Education, SingHealth


Dr Aponso graduated with honours from Stanford University (USA) where he received his undergraduate education (BA) in Human Biology. He then earned his MD from Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore in 2015. He obtained his membership in the Royal College of Physicians in 2018 and completed his specialty training in Dermatology in 2022. He was inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, in 2023.

His subspecialty interests include skin cancer, transplant dermatology, psoriasis and medical dermatology.


  • Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Specialist Accreditation in Dermatology (Singapore)
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK)
  • MD (Duke-NUS, Singapore)
  • BA Honours Human Biology (Stanford University, USA)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Executive Committee Member, Dermatological Society of Singapore (DSS). Organizing co-chairperson for the 35th DSS Annual Scientific Meeting 2024 
  • Fellow, Chapter of Dermatology, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Member, Psoriasis Association of Singapore
  • Member, Australasian Society for Dermatology Research 


  • ​National Award 2022 (COVID-19): Commendation Medal
  • SingHealth Medical Student Talent Development Award, Singhealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre, 2015
  • Duke-NUS Humanism Award, 2015 (awarded to the student who best demonstrates the core values of Humanism: Integrity, Excellence, Compassion, Altruism, Respect, Empathy & Service)
  • Singapore Medical Association Teamsmanship Award, 2015
  • Best Poster Presentation Award, Duke-NUS Research Day, 2014
  • Khoo Student Research Award, Duke-NUS Medical School, 2013
  • Stanford Human Biology Honors Research Grant, 2010
  • Stanford Human Biology Research Exploration Grant, 2009
  • Stanford Community Writing Project Award for Outstanding Student Writing, 2009
  • The Steven and Christine Hazy Scholarship (Stanford University) 2007-2011

Research Interests

  • Innovation
  • Dermatology Education
  • Transplant dermatology

Publications and Research Trials

  1. ​Aponso S, Goon RHZ, Zhao X, Yew YW. Evaluating and comparing the clinical characteristics between adult-onset and childhood-onset atopic dermatitis in an Asian clinical cohort. Australas J Dermatol. 2023 May 10 doi.1111/ajd.14064. PMID: 37162207.
  2. Aponso S, Hoou LC, Wei YY, Salahuddin SA, Yit PJ. Multibacillary leprosy unmasked by COVID-19 vaccination. JAAD Case Rep. 2022 Jan;19:87-89. doi: 10.1016/j.jdcr.2021.11.011. Epub 2021 Nov 24. PMID: 34841026; PMCID: PMC8610845.
  3. Aponso S, Hoou LC, Wei YY, Salahuddin SA, Yit PJ. Letter to the Editor. JAAD Case Rep. 2022 Nov;29:72. doi: 10.1016/j.jdcr.2022.05.015. Epub 2022 Jun 3. PMID: 35721521; PMCID: PMC9197690.
  4. Aponso S, K. Choo, HY Lee. PASH treated successfully with Infliximab. Experimental Dermatology vol 27, issue S2. Special issue: Inflammatory Skin Disease Summit- The translational Revolution 2018 Vienna, Austria.
  5. Aponso S, Pang SM, Tang PY, Oh CC. A renal transplant recipient with both squamous cell carcinoma and Mycobacterium hemophilum in a single cutaneous lesion. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Oct 2019. Vol 81, Issue 4, Supplement 1, AB10
  6. Lee HY, Aponso S, Chai ZT. Drug-induced Inflammatory Skin Reactions. Lee HY, Creamer D. Drug Eruptions, Springer, 1, 191-202

Research Trials

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