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Dr. K. V. Ratnam

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Doctor in Singapore

Overview

Dr. K. V. Ratnam graduated from the National University of Singapore and pursued advanced training in internal medicine. He completed his Master of Science degree at Stanford University (USA) and trained in handling allergy cases at Karolinska Hospital (Sweden). Upon his return to Singapore, he set up the first HIV clinic in the country. In 1990, he received a government-sponsored scholarship that sent him to the United States where he trained at the Mayo Clinic as a fellow for one and a half years. He then set up Ratnam’s Allergy and Skin Centre at Singapore Shopping Centre where he provides comprehensive skincare services as well as a full range of treatment for a wide range of allergies. The clinic is also focused on providing screening tests and holistic treatment for all known sexually transmitted diseases.

Dr. K. V. Ratnam is accredited by the Ministry of Health (Singapore) and is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (London, United Kingdom). He is deeply committed to providing the highest level of medical care using the most advanced technologies and only proven techniques.

Education
  • Bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery, National University of Singapore, 1973
  • Master of science, Stanford University, 1983
Medical training
  • Residency in internal medicine, Singapore General Hospital, 1979
  • Fellowship in dermatology, National Skin Centre, 1994
  • Fellowship in dermatology, Mayo Clinic, 1982
  • Internship in internal medicine, Changi General Hospital, 1974
Certifications
  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 2000
  • Royal College of Physicians, 1979
  • Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 1988
Professional Memberships
  • Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Mayo Clinic of America
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Tamil
  • Mandarin
Affiliated Hospital
    Mount Elizabeth Hospital
    Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
Clinics
Ratnam's Allergy & Skin Centre
Ratnam's Allergy & Skin Centre['Allergy and immunology', 'Dermatology'] in Singapore
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Ratnam’s Allergy and Skin Centre is an aesthetic and wellness medical facility that focuses on skin and allergy treatment, hair loss, sexually transmitted diseases, and health screening. It is the brainchild of Dr. KV Ratnam, a board-certified and Ministry of Health (Singapore) accredited dermatologist, allergist, and immunologist. He is also a certified laser specialist (Harvard, USA) with over 35 years of experience. Dr. Ratnam graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He also went to Stanford University (where he obtained his MSc on a government scholarship) and Karolinska Hospital in Sweden (where he completed his allergy training). He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians (London, United Kingdom). In 1985, he set up the first HIV Clinic in Singapore. In 1992, he completed his fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in the United States on another government scholarship. Aside from his private practice, Dr. Ratnam also taught postgraduates in dermatology and immunology at NUS. He has also published several studies and research in prestigious journals and has been awarded for his clinical research. The clinic, which is conveniently located at Clemenceau Avenue, Singapore Shopping Centre, provides comprehensive services to both children and adults with various allergy and dermatological problems. It also specialises in providing comprehensive health screening and is dedicated to the prevention, early detection, treatment, and management of all known sexually transmitted diseases. It uses advanced technologies including laser-based devices and breakthrough procedures to ensure better patient outcomes.

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