Dr Koh Pei Lin

Senior Consultant, Division of Paediatric Haematology-Oncology, National University Hospital 

Senior Consultant, Division of Paediatric Intensive Care, Department of Paediatrics, University Children's Medical Institute 

Assistant Professor, National University Health System


Dr Koh Pei Lin graduated from the Medical Faculty of the National University of Singapore in 1999. She received the Loke-Cheng Kim Foundation scholarship for her undergraduate studies. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal. She received her paediatrics post-graduate training in National University Hospital(NUH) and obtained her post-graduate degrees - Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK) and Master of Medicine in Paediatrics (NUS, Singapore) in 2003. She was awarded the Prof Wong Hock Boon Gold Medal for the latter. She is a qualified paediatrician, having completed her advanced specialist training in general paediatrics in November 2006. Dr Koh has dual paediatric sub-speciality accreditation in Paediatric haematology-oncology and Paediatric Critical Care. She runs paediatric haematology clinics in the Viva-University Children's Cancer Centre located within NUH. She has a special interest in benign blood disorders such as thalassaemia, bleeding disorders such as haemophilia and immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and thrombosis. She leads the paediatric haemophilia treatment centre in NUH. She is a medical advisor for the Haemophilia Society of Singapore. She was the head of Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) from December 2009 till March 2017, and is currently a senior consultant in PICU. Her research interests include haematological issues in PICU, end-of-life issues in the PICU and new therapies for haemophilia. She currently volunteers with the Hospice Care Association (HCA) and Starpals (paediatric home palliative care service). Dr Koh loves nature and the great outdoors. In her free time, she engages in scuba diving and trekking trips.


Education and Fellowships

MBBS (NUS), MRCPCH (UK), M.Med (Paeds, S'pore)


Specialty Interests

  • Benign haematology
  • Haematological issues in paediatric intensive care


Awards and Honours

  • Loke Cheng Kim Foundation scholar for undergraduate medical education
  • Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal (MBBS) in 1999
  • Prof Wong Hock Boon Gold Medal for M.Med (Paediatrics, S'pore) in 2003
  • Team Academic Medicine Development Award (AMDA) 2012 for Paediatric Cardiac Intensive Care in Boston Children's Hospital, USA


Professional Memberships

  • Member, Singapore Paediatric Society
  • Member, Singapore Society of Haematology
  • Member, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Medical Advisor, Singapore Society of Haemophilia


Updated as of 22 June 2017