Dr Kelvin Thia Teck Joo

24 years of experience



Consultation Fee

$150 and above


MBBS (S’pore), MRCP (UK), M Med (Int Med), FAMS (Gastroenterology), MCI (NUS)

What I do

Dr Kelvin Thia Teck Joo provides clinical services such as:
- Gastroenterology
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Sub-specialty Interest)
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Clinic Locations

Hope Gastroenterology and Liver Clinic Pte Ltd
Mt. Elizabeth Medical Centre
3 Mount Elizabeth, S 228510

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Professional Statement

Dr Kelvin Thia Teck Joo strives to adopt an individualized approach to manage patients’ gastrointestinal concerns and problems, taking into account their specific needs, and tailoring treatment for the best outcomes.

He believes that his fellowship training - Advanced GI Fellowship in IBD - in the Mayo Clinic (USA)  as well as clinical and research experience in this field have enabled him to assess and treat optimally patients with the diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s and Ulcerative colitis). 

Languages Spoken

English, Malay, Cantonese, Mandarin


National University of Singapore
See more [ + ] Mayo Clinic, Rochester, United States of America
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Awards and Publications

Dean’s list for Final MBBS Exam (1998)
Centocor Award for Best Inflammatory Bowel Disease Abstract (2008)
Singhealth Outstanding Publication Award (2011)
Singhealth - Service with A Heart Award For Excellence in Clinical Service (2011) Publications:
1. Samuel S, Bruining DH, Loftus EV Jr, Thia KT, Schroeder KW, Tremaine WJ. 
Validation of the ulcerative colitis colonoscopic index of severity and its correlation with disease activity measures. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2013; 11(1):49-54.2. Thia KT, Li M, Ling KL, Kong SC, Ooi CJ.
Azathioprine is effective in corticosteroid-dependent Asian inflammatory bowel disease patients. Inflamm Bowel Dis 2011 Mar;17(3):809-15.3. Thia KT, Loftus EV Jr, Pardi DS, Kane SV, Faubion WA, Tremaine WJ, Schroeder KW, Harmsen SW, Zinsmeister AR, Sandborn WJ.
Measurement of disease activity in ulcerative colitis: Inter-observer agreement and predictors of severity. Inflamm Bowel Dis 2011 Jun;17(6):1257-64.4. Thia KT, Faubion WA Jr, Loftus EV Jr, Persson T, Persson A, Sandborn WJ.
See more [ + ] Short CDAI: Development and validation of a shortened and simplified Crohn's disease activity index. Inflamm Bowel Dis 2011 Jan;17(1):105-11.5. Thia KT, Sandborn WJ, Harmsen WS, Zinsmeister AR, Loftus EV Jr.
Risk factors associated with progression to intestinal complications of Crohn's disease in a population- based cohort. Gastroenterology 2010;139(4):1147-55 6. Thia KT, Mahadevan U, Feagan BG, Wong C, Cockeram A, Bitton A, Bernstein C, Sandborn WJ.
Ciprofloxacin or metronidazole for the treatment of perianal fistulas in patients with Crohn’s Disease: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study. Inflamm Bowel Dis 2009 Jan;15(1):17-24.7. Thia KT, Sandborn WJ, Loftus EV, Feagan BG, Steinhart AH, Lewis JD, Hanauer SB, Persson T, Sands BE. 
Defining the optimal response criteria for the Crohn’s disease activity index for induction studies in patients with mildly-to-moderately active Crohn’s Disease. Am J Gastroenterol 2008 Dec;103(12):3123- 31.8. Thia KT, Loftus EV, Sandborn WJ, Yang SK.
An update on the epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease in Asia . Am J Gastroenterol 2008 Dec;103(12):3167-82. 9. Thia KT, Chan ES, Ling KL, Ng WY, Jacob E, Ooi CJ.
Role of procalcitonin in infectious gastroenteritis and inflammatory bowel disease. Digest Dis Sci 2008 Nov;53(11):2960-8.10. Thia K, W Luman, CJ Ooi.
Crohn’s disease runs a more aggressive course in young Asian patients. Inflamm Bowel Dis 2006 Jan;12(1):57-61.

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Professional Positions and Memberships

Visiting Consultant, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre, Singapore General Hospital
Member Royal College of Physician, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Member, American College of Gastroenterology
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Member, Gastroenterological Society of Singapore 

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Accredited Hospitals

Gleneagles Hospital
Farrer Park Hospital
Fortis Hospital
See more [ + ] Mount Alvernia Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Parkway East Hospital
Raffles Hospital 

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Insurances Accepted

MIB / MHC Medical Network
Cigna / IXChange
See more [ + ]Shenton Insurance
Fullerton Healthcare

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