Dr Chia graduated with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 1999. In 2004, whilst pursuing her sub-specialty training in Endocrinology, Dr Chia was given a research fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA. During that period, she conducted research on blood markers for the diagnosis and management of thyroid cancer. Upon her return to Singapore, she completed the rest of her Endocrinology fellowship in 2007, and was admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine.
Dr Chia is passionate about teaching. She is heavily involved with undergraduate and postgraduate education and was a Clinical Tutor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. Dr Chia has a wide ranging interest, particularly in thyroid disease and diabetes. So far, she is the only endocrinologist outside the United States to receive the specialist credential Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU) from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). This credential is only awarded to endocrinologists who have satisfied a high standard for performing thyroid and neck ultrasounds and ultrasound-guided biopsies of thyroid nodules. Dr Chia also has a great interest in the management of diabetes. She strongly believes in empowering both physician and patient in combating this growing problem.
She has given numerous educational talks on diabetes to the medical community, both internationally and locally. Dr Chia also manages osteoporosis, calcium disorders, obesity, polycystic ovarian disease, lipid disorders, pituitary and adrenal disorders and other hormonal evaluations. She is the incumbent honorary secretary of the Endocrine & Metabolic Society of Singapore and the Chapter of Endocrinologists, Academy of Medicine. She is an active member of The Endocrine Society (USA) and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE).
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