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Dr Michael Yong

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Designations:
  • Senior Consultant, Psychiatry, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • Group Chief, Psychological Medicine, NUHS
Qualifications:
MD (Calgary), MMed (Psych)
Specialties:
Psychiatry
Special Interests:
Mood & Anxiety Disorders

Biosketch

Dr Michael Yong started his journey with JurongHealth Campus in 2010. He currently practises as a Senior Consultant in Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. He is the director of JurongHealth Campus’ Community Mental Health Programme and chairman of its workgroup on physical restraints, abscondence and suicide.

Working with the Agency for Integrated Care, Dr Yong established the latter’s first GP partnership programme and Assessment & Shared Care Teams (ASCAT) programme. He is also a professional witness for the State Courts and Supreme Court of Singapore.

Additionally, Dr Yong is a member of the Ministry of Health’s National Mental Health Working Committee and a member of the National Council of Social Service’s working committee for peer specialist training. He is also an examiner for the Advanced Practice Nurse certification.

Dr Yong obtained his medical degree from the University of Calgary, Canada and Master of Medicine in Psychiatry from the National University of Singapore. He has worked in various psychiatric departments at the Institute of Mental Health and National University Hospital previously.

Apart from being trained in psychological therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy, Dr Yong is a certified hypnotherapist. He started the expansion of psychiatric sub-specialties (neuropsychiatry, old-age psychiatry and psychosomatic disorders) and the launch of a memory clinic in JurongHealth Campus.

Dr Yong’s interest in research and involvement in several psychiatric studies is well reflected in his wide array of publications and research projects. He is one of the authors of Essential Guide to Psychiatry, which was published in 2014. He is also the main chapter author of a psycho-pharmacological textbook published in 2012 in Europe.

Dr Yong is a Senior Clinical Lecturer and examiner at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He also conducts psychiatric teaching for medical officers and registrars, and provides supportive counselling for doctors and Allied Health Professionals in JurongHealth Campus