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Dr Benny Loo Kai Guo

Dr Loo Kai Guo Benny

MBBS (Spore), MMed (Paed) (Spore), MRCPCH (RCPCH, UK)


KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: General Paediatrics, Sport and Exercise Medicine

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant General Paediatrics Service KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Consultant Singapore Sport and Exercise Medicine Centre@KKH KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital


Dr Benny Loo is a Consultant at the Department of Paediatric Medicine, KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH). He received his medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2007 and obtained his post-graduate Paediatric Medicine qualifications in 2015. Dr Benny is the Co-Lead for the Sport and Exercise (SEM) Service@KKH and the Deputy Site Chief of SEM Service@KKH under the SingHealth DUKE-NUS SEM Centre. He was the Chairman of the workgroup for Consensus Statement on Singapore Integrated 24-Hour Activity Guidelines for Children and Adolescents which was launched by the College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Singapore in January 2021. He was also the Chairman of the workgroup for the Asia-Pacific Consensus Statement on Integrted 24-Hour Activity Guidelines for Children and Adolescents which was a regional collaboration with experts from 13 Asia-Pacific countries. Dr Benny served as a member of the Sports Safety workgroup under SportSG since Aug 2020. Dr Benny holds teaching appointments in all three medical schools (YLL NUS, DUKE-NUS, NTU LKC) and the academic appointment of Clinical Assistant Professor. He is also a Core Faculty for the Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) programme and a Physician Faculty for the Paediatric Medicine Residency programme. He participates actively in research activities and his interests includes Paediatric Sport and Exercise Medicine and Paediatric Medical Education.


  • MBBS National University of Singapore 2007
  • MMed Paediatric Medicine (Singapore) 2014
  • MRCPCH (United Kingdom) 2014

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Deputy Site Chief, Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) Service@KKH, SingHealth Duke-NUS SEM Centre 2021 – present
  • Advisory Committee, Singapore National Physical Activity & Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines Workgroup, Health Promotion Board–SportSG 2021 – present
  • Workgroup Member, Sports Safety Work Group: Preventive Strategies for Physical Activity, SportSG 2020 – 2022
  • Honorary Assistant Secretary, Singapore Medical Association 2019 – present


  • Best Oral Poster Award (Asia Pacific Maternal and Children Metabolic Health Conference), 2021
  • Special Recognition Award (Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine), 2020
  • Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence (Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine), 2019
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Silver Award (SingHealth), 2019
  • Service from the Heart Award (KK Women's and Children's Hospital), 2017

Research Interests

  • Physical activity in children and adolescents
  • Sports injury and prevention in children and adolescents
  • Enhancing sports performance in children and adolescents


  • Loo BK, Okely AD, Pulungan A, Jalaludin MY. Asia-Pacific Consensus Statement on integrated 24-hour activity guidelines for children and adolescents. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2021 Nov 7.
  • Quah PL, Loo BK, Razali NS, Teo CC, Tan KH. Parental perception and guideline awareness of children's lifestyle behaviours at ages 5 to 14 in Singapore. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. 2021 Sep 1;50(9):695-702.
  • Lau TC, Chong YS, Loo BK, Ganapathy S, Ho JM, Lee SS, Yeo J, Samarasekera DD, Goh DL. Adapting undergraduate paediatric medical education to the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic: perspective of NUS Medicine. GUEST EDITORS. 2021;62(1 Suppl):39.
  • Loo BK, Lim MC, Gao JS, Zainuddin MA. Impact of Singapore's COVID-19 control measures on home-based physical activity in children. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. 2021 Jun 1;50(6):481-4.
  • Wee JL, Ting CY, Cheng DT, Kan SY, Kang ZL, Loo BK. Improving the effectiveness of a paediatric handbook for new house officers. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 2021 Apr 15:20101058211008476.
  • Loo BK, Benedict CL Tan, Michael YH Chia, Chan PC, Sirisena D et al. Singapore Integrated 24-Hour Activity Guidelines for Children and Adolescents Study Group. The Singapore Integrated 24-Hour Activity Guidelines for Children & Adolescents. College of Paediatrics & Child Health Singapore. Singapore Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 2021; 52(1):18-28.
  • Loo BK, Thoon KC, Tan JH, Donceras K. Supporting paediatric residents as teaching advocates: Changing students’ perceptions. The Asia-Pacific Scholar. 2020 5(3), 62-70.
  • Loo BK, Ng CL, Chin RT, Davies LJ, Yong J, Ang AE, Chong YW, Tambyah PA. Nationwide survey comparing residents’ perceptions of overnight duty systems in Singapore: night float versus full overnight call. Singapore Medical Journal. 2020 Oct;61(10):559.
  • Loo BK, Batilando MJ, Tan EC, Koh MJ. Compound heterozygous mutations with novel missense ABCA12 mutation in harlequin ichthyosis. Case Reports. 2018 Jan 3;2018:bcr-2017.
  • Ting DS, Lee JC, Loo BK, Baisa K, Koo WH, Cook S, Lim BL. A nationwide, resident-led teaching programme for medical students in Singapore: SingHealth Student Internship Programme Bootcamp. Singapore medical journal. 2016 May;57(5):233.
  • Loo KG, Lim SA, Lim IL, Chan DW. Guiding follow-up of paediatric idiopathic intracranial hypertension with optical coherence tomography. Case Reports. 2016 Mar 3;2016:bcr2015213070.
  • Loo BK, Chew JL, Sridevi S. Pilot Programme on Animal-Assisted Therapy in Singapore. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 2015 Jun; 24(2): 113-116.

Research Trials

  • Seed Funding Programme Grant Award (Integrated Platform for Research in Advancing Metabolic Health Outcomes in Women and Children in Asia), 2021