Dr Alvin Ng is a Physician and Endocrinologist. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (MBBS) in 1999.
He attained his post-graduate qualifications in Internal Medicine (MRCP UK and MMed Internal Medicine, S’pore), Specialist Accreditation in Endocrinology and was later inducted as a fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore (FAMS, Endocrinology).
Dr Ng was awarded the Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) fellowship by the Ministry of Health to train in General Endocrinology and Osteoporosis at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester (USA) in 2007, under the mentorship of Dr Sundeep Khosla, Dr Matthew Drake and Dr Bart Clarke.
Upon his return to Singapore and during his tenure at the Singapore General Hospital, he was one of the lead clinicians of the SGH Osteoporosis Clinic, managing a wide spectrum of cases including postmenopausal bone loss, male osteoporosis, cancer-induced bone loss, renal bone disease, glucocorticoid (steroid) induced osteoporosis, idiopathic hypercalciuria, metabolic bone diseases, pseudohypoparathyroidism, osteogenesis imperfecta, hypercalcemia, primary hyperparathyroidism, hypocalcemia, autoimmune hypoparathyrodism and vitamin D deficiency.
Apart from osteoporosis, Dr Ng has a special interest in Obesity and Weight Management through lifestyle modifications and pharmacological interventions, and he works closely with bariatric surgeons on patients with morbid obesity. Beyond his clinical expertise, he has won consistent accolades for his service and his patients speak of him as a patient and caring doctor.
Dr Ng has been invited to speak regularly at local and overseas meetings. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and clinical teacher at the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore. Dr Ng continues to be active in research as a visiting consultant to SGH, focusing on the epidemiology of osteoporotic fractures, bisphosphonate-associated atypical subtrochanteric-diaphyseal femur fractures, relationship between obesity and osteoporosis, vitamin D and myeloma bone disease.
More recently, his research has centred on the relationship between adipose depots (visceral versus subcutaneous fat) and cardiovascular risk. He has articles published in peer-reviewed journals and he has been supported by competitive grants from the Singhealth Foundation, the Endocrine and Metabolic Society of Singapore and the National Medical Research Council.