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Dr Kwan Rui

MBBS, MRCPCH, MMed (Paediatric Medicine)

Associate Consultant

Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant Department of Child Development KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Associate Consultant, General Paediatrics Service (Paediatric and Adolescent Wellness Service) KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital


Dr Kwan Rui is a paediatrician with an interest in child development and mental health. He received his MBBS and MMed (Paediatric Medicine) from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and completed his paediatric medicine training with Singhealth. Prior to paediatric training he had experience working in child & adolescent, general and military psychiatry. As part of his paediatric medicine training, he had the opportunity to observe at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. His passion is working with children with neurodevelopmental disorders including autism and ADHD especially those with mental health comorbidity and feeding difficulties. He enjoys educating parents, children and healthcare professionals about child development, mental health and feeding difficulties.


  • MMed (Paediatric Medicine) 2018
  • MRCPCH, 2018
  • MBBS, National University of Singapore 2012

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Associate Consultant, Department of Child Development, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. 2023 – present.
  • Associate Consultant, General Paediatrics Service (Paediatric and Adolescent Wellness Service), KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. 2023 – present.


  • Boston Children's Program Reckitt Pediatric Global Resident Scholarship Award 2022-2023
  • SingHealth Associate In Education, 2022
  • 2nd Paediatric Academic Clinical Programme Clinical Quality Practice Improvement and Innovation Day Merit Award, 2019

Research Interests

  • ADHD
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Anxiety and depressive disorders in children
  • Feeding difficulties in children

Publications and Research Trials

  • The Profile of Hospitalised Maltreated Children Aged 0 to 3 Years Old and their Families. Kwan R, Abraham S, Low WCJ, Lim JCY, Chong WH, Mun BSS, Oh JY, Chay OM, Yeleswarapu SP. Singapore Medical Journal. 2023. (In press)
  • Patent Ductus Ateriosus in a Late Preterm Neonate: Think Congenital Hypopituitarism. Kwan R, Vasanwala RF, Baral VR. BMJ Case Reports. 2022; 15: e248188.
  • Leukaemia Cutis of the Scalp. Kwan R, Chan MY, Low Y, Lam JMC. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2018; 103: 578.
  • The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale as a Measure for Antenatal Dysphoria. Kwan R, Bautista D, Choo R, Cai S, Chee C, Saw SM, Chong YS, Kwek K, Meaney M, Rush AJ & Chen H. Journal of Infant and Reproductive Psychology. 2015; 33 (1): 28-41.
  • Clinical and Functional Outcomes in Young Adult Males with ADHD. Ng J, Kwan R, Cheok C. Journal of Attention Disorders. 2017; 21 (6): 465 -474.
  • Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Among Dermatology Outpatients in Singapore. See A, Teo B, Kwan R, Lim R, Lee J, Tang MB & Verkooijen HM. Australasian Journal of Dermatology. 2011; 52 (1): 7–13.

Research Trials

  • Updated on 2023-06-22T16:00:00Z