Dr Uma Alagappan is a MOH accredited consultant dermatologist in private practice with more than 15 years experience as a medical doctor. She sub-specialises in paediatric dermatology, women’s dermatology and general dermatology. Dr Uma’s interests include chronic eczema, food allergy and immunodermatology. She is also well versed with the use of lasers for treating paediatric and adult patients. Dr Uma completed her dermatology training in Changi General Hospital and National Skin Centre in 2015. She joined KKH Dermatology Service to subspecialize in paediatric dermatology in 2017. She was awarded the Ministry of Health Manpower Development Plan Award in 2019 to pursue paediatric immunodermatology and allergo-dermatology in the renowned Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts, USA. Upon her return, she spearheaded a number of clinics at KKH including the food allergy eczema clinic for the paediatric eczema patients, immunodermatology clinics and the psychology eczema multi-disciplinary clinics.
Apart from paediatric dermatology, Dr Uma is well versed with women’s dermatology having treated patients with pregnancy dermatoses, pigmentation issues, post menopausal skin issues and hair loss in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. At the Singapore General Hospital, she sees adult dermatology patients where she is part of the chronic eczema team, where the treatment options includes the use of the latest biologics. Having a keen interest in education, Dr Uma has organized and taken part in many paediatric & women’s dermatology conferences as well as public conferences, both locally and internationally. She has given public talks on various dermatological isssues inlcuding topical steroids, post menopausal skin and has contributed to skin related articles in media. She regularly is interviewed by mediacorp programmes related to skin issues. Dr Uma has also mentored medical students and international clinical fellows. Dr Uma is an Executive committee member of the Dermatological Society of Singapore, where she is part of the Topical steroid withdrawal/ addiction workgroup. She is also a committee member of the Asian paediatric dermatology society and a member of the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Society Singapore. She is currently a visiting consultant in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and in SGH, Dermatology Department.