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Dr Kam Kai-Qian

Dr Kam Kai-Qian

MBBS, MRCPCH, MMed (Paeds)


KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Paediatric Infectious Disease

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Infectious Disease Service KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital


Dr Kam Kai-Qian completed her undergraduate medical studies at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. She entered the SingHealth Paediatric Medicine Residency Program in 2013 and obtained the degrees MRCPCH and Master of Medicine (Paediatric Medicine) in 2016. From 2017 to 2018, she served as the Chief Resident for the Paediatric Medicine residency program. Upon completion of the residency program, she joined the Paediatric Infectious Disease service in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH). Her research and clinical interests includes COVID-19, infections in young infants, vaccinations, antimicrobial stewardship and infections in the immunocompromised patients. She is appointed a member of the Hospital Infection Control Committee, National Antimicrobial Resistance Control Committee and National Antimicrobial Stewardship Expert Panel. Since December 2020, Dr Kam is appointed as the lead for KKH COVID-19 Vaccination team and had set up the KKH Vaccination Centre to facilitate COVID-19 vaccinations for patients and KKH staff. Dr Kam is also actively involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students, and holds appointments in the 3 medical schools. She is appointed as the Executive Committee Member of the Junior Doctors Well-Being Committee which serves to provide psychological support and mentorship for the junior doctors rotating to KKH.


  • MMed Paediatric Medicine (Spore) 2016
  • MRCPCH (UK) 2016
  • MBBS National University of Singapore 2012

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Consultant, Department of Paediatric Medicine, Infectious Disease Service, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Nov 2021 – present
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nov 2021 – present
  • Adjunct Teaching Faculty, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Jan 2021 – Nov 2021
  • Vaccination Operations Lead for COVID-19 Vaccination in KKH, Dec 2020 – present
  • Member of National Antimicrobial Resistance Control Committee, Ministry of Health, Oct 2020 – present
  • Member of National Antimicrobial Stewardship Expert Panel, Ministry of Health, Oct 2020 – present
  • Executive Committee Member, Institution Junior Doctors Well-being Committee, Sept 2020 – present
  • Clinical Physician Faculty Member, SingHealth Paediatric Residency Program, Sept 2020 - present
  • Clinical Instructor, Duke-NUS Medical School, July 2020 – present
  • Clinical Lecturer, Department of Paediatrics, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, June 2020 – present
  • Hospital Infection Control Committee, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Jan 2020 – present
  • Associate Consultant, Department of Paediatric Medicine, Infectious Disease Service, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Aug 2019 – Oct 2021
  • Trainer for Paediatric and Neonatal outbreak preparedness, National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), April 2019 - present
  • SingHealth Residency Program Clinical Learning Environment Review Committee, member of professionalism work group
  • SingHealth Duke-NUS joint strategy retreat, workgroup member


  • Singapore Health Quality Service Awards (SHQSA) 2022, Gold Awardee
  • KKH Service From The Heart Award (SFTH), January to June 2021
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Awards 2021 – COVID 19 Healthcare Hero Award
  • SingHealth Inspiring Educator Award for residency program year 2017 to 2018
  • SingHealth Outstanding Resident Award for residency program year 2015 to 2016
  • SingHealth Outstanding Resident Award for residency program year 2014 to 2015
  • Ministry of Health (MOH) training award for the paediatric residency program, year 2013 to 2019

Research Interests


  • Kam KQ, Yung CF, Cui L, Tzer Pin Lin R, Mak TM, Maiwald M, Li J, Chong CY, Nadua K, Tan NWH, Thoon KC. A Well Infant With Coronavirus Disease 2019 With High Viral Load. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 28;71(15):847-849.
  • Yung CF, Kam KQ, Wong MSY, Maiwald M, Tan YK, Tan BH, Thoon KC. Environment and Personal Protective Equipment Tests for SARS-CoV-2 in the Isolation Room of an Infant with Infection. Ann Intern Med. 2020 Aug 4;173(3):240-242.
  • Kam KQ, Yung CF, Maiwald M, Chong CY, Soong HY, Loo LH, Tan NWH, Li JH, Nadua KN, Thoon KC. Clinical utility of buccal swabs for Sars-CoV-2 detection in Covid-19-infected children. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2020 Jul 13;9(3):370-372.
  • Yung CF, Kam KQ, Doceras KN, Chong CY, Tan NWH, Li JH, Lee KP, Chan YH, Thoon KC, Ng KC. Novel Coronavirus 2019 Transmission Risk in Educational Settings. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Mar 15;72(6):1055-1058.
  • Yung CF, Kam KQ, Chong CY, Nadua KN, Li JH, Tan NWH, Ganapathy S, Lee KP, Ng KC, Chan YH, Thoon KC. Household transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from adults to children. J Pediatr. 2020;S0022-3476(20)30852-0.
  • Chow C, Shahdadpuri R, Kam KQ, Hwee CY. The Next Pandemic: Supporting COVID-19 Frontline Doctors Through Film Discussion [published online ahead of print, 2020 Sep 5]. J Med Humanit. 2020;10.1007/s10912-020-09662-2. doi:10.1007/s10912-020-09662-2
  • Kam KQ, Thoon KC, Maiwald M, Chong CY, Soong HY, Loo LH, Tan NWH, Li J, Nadua KD, Yung CF. SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA load dynamics in the nasopharynx of infected children. Epidemiol Infect. 2021 Jan 11;149:e18.
  • Kam KQ, Ong JSM, Lee JH. Kawasaki Disease in the COVID-19 era: a distinct clinical phenotype? Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2020 Sep;4(9):642-643.
  • Chong CY, Kam KQ, Li J, Maiwald M, Loo LH, Nadua KD, Tan NWH, Yung CF, Thoon KC. Saliva is not a useful diagnostic specimen in children with Coronavirus Disease 2019. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 14:ciaa1376.
  • Kam KQ, Glorijoy SE Tan, Kevin Tan, Erle CH Lin, Nien Yue Koh, Nigel CK Tan. Neurophobia in medical students and junior doctors – blame the GIK. Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore (AAMS), November 2013, Vol. 42 No. 11
  • Kam KQ, Soh SY, Bhattacharyya R. Dengue-associated Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis: A Rare Complication of a Common Infection in Singapore. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2018 Aug;40(6): e377-e379

Research Trials

  • Singapore COVID-19 Vaccination in Children (SGCoVaC), Co-Investigator, Nov 2021 – Nov 2023, funded by National Medical Research Counsel (NMRC)