Yeo Kee Thai
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Dr Yeo Kee Thai

Dr Yeo Kee Thai

MD CM (McGill U, Canada), Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Pediatric Infectious Diseases)

Senior Consultant

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Paediatrics

Sub-specialties: Neonatology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Neonatal Rashes, Premature Infants and Newborns Needing Intensive Care.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Neonatology KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital


I am a neonatal senior consultant at KK Women's & Children's Hospital, who is US-board certified in general paediatrics, neonatal-perinatal medicine and paediatric infectious disease. I obtained my medical degree from McGill University in Canada before pursuing a Masters of Science from University College London in International Child Health. I subsequently completed my paediatric residency and fellowship training in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. I have also recently completed a clinical/research fellowship in neonatology at the Royal Hospital for Women, Australia before moving to Singapore. My foremost clinical/research interest is in improving and advancing the care of premature infants and newborns. I have a keen interest in neonatal epidemiology, infectious disease and neonatal immunology.


  • FAAP Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (USA) 2014
  • FAAP Pediatric Infection Diasease (USA) 2013
  • FAAP General Pediatrics (USA) 2008
  • MSc (UK) 2005
  • MD CM (Canada) 2004

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Lecturer, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore
  • Adj Instructor, DUKE-NUS Medical School, Singapore
  • Clinical Teacher, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore
  • Member, Hospital Infection Control Committee, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital 2015 - Present
  • Senior Consultant, Department of Neonatology, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital 2022 – Present


  • Nurturing Clinician Scientist Scheme, Academic Medicine Research Institute, Singhealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre, Singapore
  • Khoo Scholars Programme, Academic Medicine Research Institute, nSinghealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre, Singapore
  • Paeds ACP/Tan Cheng Lim Fund Grant, Paediatric Academic Clinical Program, Singhealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre, Singapore
  • National Conference & Exhibition Presenter’s Award for Scientific Excellence, 2012
  • Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Fellowship Research Award in Pediatrics, 2011
  • Carl Zeithaml Award, 2008
  • Outstanding Basic Science Presentation, 2008

Research Interests

  • Neonatal Infectious Diseases
  • Neonatal Epidemiology
  • Preterm Immunome


  • KT Yeo, R de la Puerta, NWS Tee, KC Thoon, VS Rajadurai, CF Yung. Burden, etiology and risk factors of respiratory virus infections among symptomatic preterm infants in the tropics: a retrospective single-center cohort study
    Clin Infect Dis 2018 (epub ahead of publication)
  • Stopping feeds for prevention of transfusion-associated necrotising enterocolitis in preterm infants (Protocol).
    KT Yeo, JY Kong, A Sasi, K Tan, NM Lai.
    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD012888. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD012888.
  • KT Yeo, N Safi, YA Wang, R Le Marsney, T Schindler, S Bolisetty, R Haslam, K Lui, on behalf of the Australian and New Zealand Neonatal Network (ANZNN)
    Prediction of outcomes of extremely low gestational age newborns in Australia and New Zealand BMJ Paediatrics Open 2017;1:e000205.
  • E Sanderson, KT Yeo, AY Wang, I Callander, B Bajuk, S Bolisetty, K. Lui for the NICUS Network Dwell Time and Risk of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection in Neonates infection in neonates
    Journal of Hospital Infection, Nov 2017, 97:267-274
  • KT Yeo, CF Yung, LC Chiew, H Yunus, KC Thoon, M Gomez, V Rajadurai. Universal Mask Policy in the Neonatal Unit to Reduce Respiratory Viral Infections.
    Clin Infect Dis. published online December 16, 2016 (doi:10.1093/cid/ciw842)
  • JY Kong, KT Yeo, M Abdel-Latif , B Bajuk, AJ Holland, S Adams, A Jiwane, S Heck, M Yeong, K Lui, JL Oei. Outcomes of Infants with Abdominal Wall Defects Over 18 Years. J Ped Surg 2016; 51(10):1644
  • CF Yung, CY Chong, KT Yeo, C Liew, LC Ng, NWH Tan, GSH Yeo, NWS Tee, RTP Lin, TC Tan, VS Rajadurai, JKY Chan, KC Thoon. Zika Virus: An Evolving Public Health Threat. Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore 2016; 45:148
  • CF Yung, KT Yeo, GSH Yeo, KC Thoon. Zika virus and microcephaly: Case ascertainment and quantifying risk. BMJ 2016; 352: i781 (10 Feb 2016)
  • AE Dent, I Malhotra, X Wang, D Babineau, KT Yeo, T Anderson, RJ Kimmel, E Angov, DE Lanar, D Narum, S Dutta, J Richards, JG. Beeson, BS. Crabb, AF. Cowman, T Horii, E Muchiri, PL Mungai, CL. King, JW Kazura. Contrasting Patterns of Serologic and Functional Antibody Dynamics to Plasmodium falciparum Antigens in a Kenyan Birth Cohort. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2015 Dec 9. pii: CVI.00452-15
  • KT Yeo, QY Lee, WS Quek, YA Wang, S Bolisetty, K Lui on behalf of the Australian and New Zealand Neonatal Network (ANZNN).
    Trends in Morbidity and Mortality of Extremely Preterm Multiple Gestation Newborns. Pediatrics 2015 Aug;136:263-71
  • A Priyadarshi, KT Yeo, J Smyth. Twins with bilateral cerebral ventriculomegaly (Visual Diagnosis). Neoreviews March 2015
  • KT Yeo, A Mandalakas. (2014) Tuberculosis and Human Nutrition. In Mohan Pammi, Jesus G Vallejo, Steven A Abrams (Eds), Nutrition-Infection Interactions and Impact on Human Health (1st edition). FL, USA: CRC Press.
  • KT Yeo, A Priyadarshi, S Bolisetty. Streptokinase therapy in the treatment of neonatal obstructive renal candidiasis.
    BMJ Case Rep published online: 3 Dec 2013
  • G Weaver, R Newmyer, KT Yeo, M Jacobs, N Isham, M Ghannoum, B Gonzalez. An unusual periorbital rash in a child.
    Clin Infect Dis 2012;55:844
  • KT Yeo, X Zhu, HL Kirchner, AD LaBeaud, AM Mandalakas. Candida Skin Testing is a Poor Adjunct to Tuberculin Skin Testing in International Adoptees.
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 2009;28:1020-21
  • AM Mandalakas, HL Kirchner, X Zhu, KT Yeo, J Starke. Interpretation of repeat tuberculin skin testing in international adoptees:conversions or boosting.
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 2008;27:913-9
  • IK T Yeo, TN Tannenbaum, AN Scott, R Kozak, MA Behr, L Thibert, K Schwartzman. Contact Investigation and Genotyping to Identify Tuberculosis Transmission to Children.
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 2006;25:1037-1043

Research Trials