Dr Roland Chu is a fully accredited Consultant Dermatologist with extensive experience in treating adult and paediatric medical and aesthetic skin, hair and nail conditions. His special interests include eczema, skin allergy, urticaria, acne, and skin cancers. He holds a PhD in dermatology and has been particularly active in eczema research.
Dr Chu first obtained an honours degree in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) before subsequently reading Medicine at the University of Edinburgh (UK), where he was awarded his medical degree in 2002. With a keen interest in research, he was also awarded the prestigious Medical Research Council (UK) Clinical Research Training Fellowship culminating in the award of a PhD in 2012 for his research into eczema.
Dr Chu completed his Internal Medicine and Dermatology training in the UK, during which he was also awarded a Fellowship by the Scottish Dermatological Society to pursue his interest in skin allergy and urticaria at St John’s Institute of Dermatology (London). He is dually registered with the General Medical Council (UK) and the Singapore Medical Council, and is a member of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh), the British Association of Dermatologists and the Dermatological Society of Singapore. Having worked both locally and abroad, he has extensive experience treating both Asian and Caucasian skin types.
Prior to joining Skin Physicians, Dr Chu was a Consultant Dermatologist at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary (UK) and subsequently at the National Skin Centre (Singapore). At NSC, he was Deputy Head of the Eczema Clinic, and also ran the Contact Dermatology and Urticaria Clinics. In recognition of his patient-centred care, he regularly received patient compliments and was presented with an NSC Service Award. He is presently a Visiting Consultant at both the National Skin Centre and the National University Hospital. Dr Chu was also a Clinical Tutor at the University of Edinburgh as well as a Clinical Lecturer at the National University of Singapore. Dr Chu is also currently serving on the executive committee of the Dermatological Society of Singapore.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr Chu was actively involved in international dermatological research, collaborating with leading scientists on numerous studies. His main research interests included the cause and treatment of eczema, which was the focus of his PhD thesis.