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Dr Emily Gan Yiping

Dr Gan Yiping Emily

MBBS (Honours), MMed (Int Med), MRCP (UK)

Senior Consultant

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Dermatology

Sub-specialties: Paediatric Dermatology, Women's Dermatology, Vascular Anomalies

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Acne Vulgaris, Atopic Dermatitis, Autoimmune Skin Diseases, Genetic Skin Diseases, Pigmentary Disorders (Vitiligo, Melasma, Pigmented Birthmarks), Psoriasis, Vascular Birthmarks.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Dermatology Service KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Visiting Consultant Dermatology Service Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Senior Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Vascular Centre


Dr Emily Gan Yiping graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2007 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) with Honours. She was awarded the Ministry of Health Training Scholarship in 2009 and embarked on postgraduate training in Dermatology. In 2014, she completed her Dermatology training at the National Skin Centre, graduating as the top candidate in the specialist exit exams. In 2015, Dr Gan completed a 1-year fellowship in Paediatric Dermatology and Pigmentary Disorders at Hôpital St-Andre and Hôpital Pellegrin des Enfants in Bordeaux, France as well as at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.

On her return to Singapore, she worked at the National Skin Centre, running General dermatology, Paediatric dermatology, Pigmentary Disorders clinics and the Cellular grafting service for vitiligo. She then joined the Dermatology service at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in 2018, where she now runs both Paediatric dermatology and Women’s dermatology clinics. She is also a visiting consultant at the Department of Dermatology, Singapore General Hospital, with clinics in general dermatology and pigmentary disorders.

Dr Gan actively partakes in research and education activities. She has published numerous journal articles and book chapters in peer reviewed publications and has also presented at multiple local and international dermatology conferences. Dr Gan enjoys teaching dermatology and paediatric dermatology to medical students and resident trainee doctors. Her subspecialty interests include pigmentary disorders, atopic dermatitis, genodermatoses and vascular anomalies.


  • Fellowship in Paediatric Dermatology and Pigmentary Disorders 2015
  • Specialist accreditation in Dermatology (Singapore) 2014
  • MMed (Int Med) 2011
  • MRCP (UK) 2010
  • MBBS (Honours) 2007

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Treasurer, Asian Society for Pigment Cell Research
  • Member, Dermatological Society of Singapore
  • Member, International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies
  • Member, French Society of Dermatology


  • 2014: Top candidate in the Specialist accreditation exit examination in Dermatology 2014
  • 2014: National Skin Centre Teaching Excellence Award for Senior Residents 2013
  • 2013: Best Paper Award (Dermatological Society of Singapore 26th Annual Scientific Meeting)
  • 2013: Ego National Skin Centre Dermatology Registrar Fellowship 2013
  • 2011: Best Paper Award (Dermatological Society of Singapore 24th Annual Scientific Meeting)
  • 2009: Best Oral Presentation Prize (34th Annual Dermatology Congress - Dermatological Society of Malaysia) 
  • 2009: MOH Training Scholarship
  • 2007: Singapore Medical Association Medal (Silver)
  • 2005: Ivan Polunin Gold Medal: Best student in Community, Occupational & Family Medicine
  • 2003: Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Scholarship
  • 2003: Tan Choon Kim Medal: Best student with distinctions in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology
  • 2003: Academy of Medicine Silver Medal
  • 2003: GlaxoSmithKline Silver Medal: Best student in Physiology
  • 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003: Dean’s List (Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore)

Research Interests


Selected publications:
Original Articles (refereed)
  • Cheng HM, Chuah SY, Gan EY, Jhingan A, Thng STG. A retrospective clinic-pathological study comparing lichen planus pigmentosus with ashy dermatosis. Australas J Dermatol 2018 Apr 10. doi: 10.1111/ajd.12813 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Gan EY, Ng SK, Goh CL, Lee SSJ. Recalcitrant psoriasiform dermatosis of the face: is it related to Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris? J Cutan Pathol 2018 Mar 31. doi:10.1111/cup.13148 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Tay EY, Chong WJJ, Chong CLV, Gan YE, Jhingan A, Chuah SY, Thng ST. Treatment outcomes of Vitiligo in Asian Children. Pediatr Dermatol 2018; 35(2):265-7.
  • Gan EY, Eleftheriadou V, Esmat S, et al. Repigmentation in vitiligo: position paper of the Vitiligo Global Issues Consensus Conference. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res 2017;30(1):28-40.
  • Gan EY, Kong YL, Tan WD, Thng ST, Goh BK. Twelve-month and sixty-month outcomes of noncultured cellular grafting for vitiligo. J Am Acad Dermatol 2016;75(3):564-71.
  • Gan EY, Gahat T, Cario-André M, Seneschal J, Ezzedine K, Taïeb A. Clinical repigmentation patterns in paediatric vitiligo. Br J Dermatol 2016;175(3):555-60.
  • Gan EY, Cario-André M, Pain C, Goussot JF, Taïeb A, Seneschal J, Ezzedine K. Follicular vitiligo: A report of 8 cases. J Am Acad Dermatol 2016;74(6):1178-84.
  • Liang Y, Sun L, Ser W, Lin F, Tay EY, Gan EY, Thng TG, Lin ZP. Hybrid threshold optimization between global image and local regions in image segmentation for melasma severity assessment. Multidim Syst Sign Process 2015. doi: 10.1007/s11045-015-0375-y.
  • Teo WL, Gan E, Jinghan A, Chuah SY, Alain K, Goh CL, Thng S. Double blind placebo controlled trial to evaluate of the effectiveness of a dietary supplement rich in carotenoids as adjunct to topical lightening cream for the treatment of melasma: a pilot study. Pigmentary Disorders 2015;2:164. doi: 10.4172/2376-0427.1000164
  • Tay EY, Gan EY, Tan VW, Lin Z, Liang Y, Lin F, Wee S, Thng TG. Pilot study of an automated method to determine Melasma Area and Severity Index. Br J Dermatol 2015;172:1535-40.
  • Gan EY, Chio TM, Tan WP. A retrospective review of cutaneous metastases at the National Skin Centre Singapore. Australas J Dermatol 2015;56(1):1-6
  • Gan EY, Koh WP, Jin AZ, Tan AWH, Tan HH, Tang MBY. Isotretinoin is safe and efficacious in Asians with acne vulgaris. J Dermatolog Treat 2013;24:387-91
  • Pramono ZAD, Mo X, Gan EY, Lane EB, Common JE, Sundaram G, Sampath P, Tang MBY. Identification and elucidation of miRNA’s role in atopic dermatitis. J Derm Sci 2013;69:e12
  • Gan EY, Tang MBY, Tan SH, Chua SH, Tan AWH. A Ten-year retrospective study on livedo vasculopathy in Asian patients. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2012 Sep;41(9):400-6
  • Gan EY, Tang MBY, Tan SH. Lymphomatoid papulosis: Is a second lymphoma commoner among Asians? Clin Exp Derm 2012;37(2):118-21

Review Articles (refereed)
  1. Gan EY, Chong WS, Tey HL. Therapeutic strategies in psoriasis patients with psoriatic arthritis: Focus on new agents. BioDrugs 2013;27(4):359-73
  2. Gan EY, Tian AE, Tey HL. Management of herpes zoster and post-herpetic neuralgia. Am J Clin Dermatol 2013;14(2):77-85

Case Reports/ Letters to the Editor/ Editorials (refereed)
  1. Gan EY, Taïeb A. Unwanted lentigines after topical tacrolimus for vitiligo. Australas J Dermatol 2017;58(4):e259-60.
  2. Védie AL, Gan E, Belivier E, Mesnage R, Bessis D, Boralevi F. Congenital erosive and vesicular dermatosis associated with herpes simplex virus. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2016;30(11):e156-7.
  3. Tey HL, Leong AM, Cao T, Gan EY. Severe atherosclerosis and a bewildering reticulated rash. Int J Dermatol 2016;55:e103-4.
  4. Gan EY, van Geel N, Goh BK. Repigmentation of leukotrichia in vitiligo with non-cultured cellular grafting. Br J Derm 2012 Jan;166(1):196-9
  5. Gan EY, Tey HL. The ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Ulcer. Clin Exp Derm 2012 Jul;37(5):581-2
  6. Gan EY, Tey HL. Primary cutaneous nodular amyloidosis initially presenting with eczema. Singapore Med J 2010;51(9):e158-60

Book Chapters
  1. Thng S, Chuah SY, Gan EY. Age and Vitiligo: Childhood, Pregnancy and Late Onset vitiligo. Vitiligo, edited by Mauro Picardo and Alain Taïeb, Springer [in press].
  2. Gan EY, Goh BK. Genetic Pigmentary Disorders. Skin: Textbook and Atlas of Dermatology, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers [in press].
  3. Tan SH, Tee SI, Tan WP, Gan EY. Cutaneous lymphomas. Asian Skin – a reference color atlas of Dermatology and Venereology, edited by Chua SH, Goh CL, Ng SK, Tan SH, 2nd edition, Mc-Graw Hill, 2015.
  4. Lee SSJ, Gan EY. Hair Disorders. Asian Skin – a reference color atlas of Dermatology and Venereology, edited by Chua SH, Goh CL, Ng SK, Tan SH, 2nd edition, Mc-Graw Hill, 2015.
  5. Gan EY, Cai SS, Tang MBY. Filaggrin and skin infections. Filaggrin molecules in health and disease, edited by Jacob Thyssen and Howard Maibach, Springer, 2014.
  6. Gan EY, Mahadevan M. Dermatology in emergency care. Guide to the Essentials in Emergency Medicine, edited by Shirley Ooi, Peter Manning, 2nd edition, Mc-Graw Hill, 2014. 

Research Trials

  • Double-blind, randomised, vehicle-controlled, phase III, efficacy and safety study with 24-month open-label follow-up of Oleogel-S10 in patients with inherited Epidermolysis Bullosa. (CIRB 2017/2705)