Dr. Irene Teo graduated from the Royal Free and University College London in 2005 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree. She obtained her postgraduate qualification with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 2013. Dr. Teo went on to attain accreditation with the Specialist Accreditation Board as a Specialist in Paediatrics Medicine in 2016 and was subsequently conferred Fellowship by the Academy of Medicine Singapore.
Dr. Teo trained in various specialties in London hospitals, before joining Kandang Kerbau Women’s and Children’s Hospital (“KKH“) in 2006. Apart from specialising in general paediatrics which includes newborn and well-baby screening, childhood immunisation, developmental assessment and behavioural care advice, nutrition and growth advice and management of common childhood conditions, Dr. Teo has a special interest in paediatric dermatology and was one of the speakers for the paediatric dermatology workshop 2017 at KKH. She also participates frequently in local and overseas conferences. In addition, she was awarded the Long Service Award by apostrophes for KKH in 2017 for more than 10 years of service.
Besides clinical work, Dr. Teo is active in educating undergraduates and postgraduates. She was a Paediatric Medicine Clinical Tutor for undergraduates from 2013 to 2016 and was a Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine National University of Singapore. Dr. Teo strongly believes in the continual innovation of training methods to equip graduates with experience and skills necessary to provide patients with the highest standard of medical care. She had been appointed as a Physician Faculty Member by SingHealth to develop the SingHealth Residency Programme into a centre of excellence for postgraduate medical education and specialty training.
As a Paediatrician, Dr. Teo enjoys the interaction with children. Being a mother of three has also equipped her with valuable experience in handling patients in a holistic manner.
Dr. Teo currently operates at SOG Clinic for Children in a shophouse unit in Boon Tiong Road.