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Clin Assoc Prof Lourdes Mary Daniel

Clin Assoc Prof Daniel Lourdes Mary

MBBS, MMed (Paeds), FAMS, EdM (Harvard)

Senior Consultant

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Child Development, General Paediatrics, Neonatology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, Developmental Problems in High Risk Children, Learning, Behavioural and Developmental Problems, Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Clinical Appointments

  • Head & Senior Consultant Department of Child Development KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Co-Lead of the Neuro-Developmental Domain in the GUSTO Project


Adjunct Associate Professor Lourdes Mary Daniel is a Senior Consultant and the Head of Department in the Department of Child Development. She is also a Neonatologist with more than 20 years of experience in Neonatal Intensive Care. She is involved in both hospital and school based developmental care of children. She is involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate medical students and in research in Child Development. She was the Head of Ambulatory Services in the Department of Neonatology till 2012 and the director of the Universal Newborn Program till 2014.

She received her developmental training from the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Boston Children's Hospital and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.


  • Harvard Graduate School of Education. Masters in Education (Mind, Brain and Education). 2008
  • Leadership Education in Neuro-Developmental Disability, Boston Children’s Hospital, 2007 - 2008
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (FAM), Singapore. 1993
  • National University of Singapore. MMed (Pediatrics). 1989
  • National University of Singapore. MBBS. 1982

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicince, National University of Singapore
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Head of Department, Department of Child Development, KKH, March 2016 – Present
  • Director, NTUC First Campus from 4th Sept 2015.
  • Senior Consultant, Department of Child Development, KKH, August 2012 – Present
  • Co-Chairman, MOH-MOE Workgroup on Psycho-educational assessment and placement of students with special education needs, 2011 – 2012, 2018
  • Member of the Advisory Panel on Parenting, Ministry of Social and Family Development
  • Member, Clinical Practice Guidelines on ADHD, 2011 – 2012
  • Member, Committee for the Review of Child Development and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Services, 2011 – 2012
  • Chairman, JCI Workgroup on outpatient records, 2011
  • Acting Head of Department, Department of Child Development, KKH, June to Dec 2011
  • Member, Workgroup for the review of the Children’s health booklet, Ministry of Health, Singapore, 2010 – 2012, 2002 – 2003
  • Member, Clinical Practice Guidelines on Food Allergy, 2010


  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award 2017 Silver
  • GEM Award 2016 – CLASS Project
  • Team HMDP Award – Leader for Transdisciplinary Care (3months) 2013 – USA (Yale Child Study Center & Frank Porter Graham Institute in North Carolina)
  • Singapore National Day Long Service Award 2013
  • KKH Long Service award (30 years) 2013
  • HQIF award for the SPARKKS program (Screening Program for At Risk Kindergarten Kids) – 2011
  • Singapore Health Quality Service STAR award 2010 to 2011
  • Singapore Health Quality Service GOLD award 2009 to 2010
  • Service from the Heart. Mar to June 2010, and Jan to Mar 2009
  • HMDP award for Child Development (1 year) : 2007 to 2008
  • Excellent Service award – 2006, 2004
  • Long Service Award 2003 – 20 years
  • Best Paper Award: Asymptomatic infants of GBS carrier mothers - is treatment necessary? 3rd Malaysian Perinatal Meeting, Kuala Trengganu, Malaysia, January 1998
  • Local Merit Scholarship for Medicine, 1977 – 1982

Research Interests

  • Developmental and learning problems in children
  • Long term developmental outcome of premature infants
  • Learning difficulties in children with chronic medical problems
  • Hearing screening in infants and follow-up of children with hearing impairment
  • Literacy development in children
  • Transition of high risk children into mainstream schooling
  • Developmental screening tools in children


  • Shilpee Raturi, Qishi Zheng, Lourdes M Daniel, Luming, Shi, Victor S Rajadurai, Pratibha K Agarwal
    Nutritional intake and growth velocity in preterm extremely low-birthweight infants in Asia:
    Are we doing enough?
    December 2017. 53(12): 1199–1207, dOI: 10.1111/jpc.13630
  • Pratibha K Agarwal, Luming Shi, Lourdes M Daniel, Phey Hong Yang, Poh Choo Khoo, Bin Huey Quek, Qishi Zheng and Victor S Rajadurai
    Prospective Evaluation of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire 3rd Edition in very-low-birthweight Infants.
    Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology May 2017;59(5):484-489. doi:
  • Koh, Hwan Cui, Ang, Sandy Kai Ting, Kwok, Janell, Tang, Hui Nee, Wong, Chui Mae, Daniel, Lourdes Mary & Goh, Winnie
    The Utility of Developmental Checklists in a Parent-held Health Records in Singapore Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, October 2016 Volume 37 Issue 8 p 647-656
  • Sandra Sylvia Mascarenhas, Rajesh Moorakonda, Pratibha Agarwal, Sok Bee Lim, Sonoko Sensaki, Yap Seng Chong, John Carson Allen and Lourdes Mary Daniel.
    Characteristics and Influence of Home Literacy Environment in Early Childhood-Centered Literacy Orientation
    Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare Volume: 26 issue: 2, page(s): 81-97, 2016
  • S Singhal, HH Lim, AK Chua, LM Daniel, SB Lim
    Improving access and quality of diagnostic services in a developmental and behavioural service for pre–school children – the triage–track model.
    Arch Dis Child 2015;100:A190
  • Tan EE, Hee KY, Yeoh A, Lim SB, Tan HK, Yeow VK, Daniel LM
    Hearing Loss in Newborns with Cleft Lip and/or Palate in Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2014 Jul; 43 (7):371-7
  • Choo WLC, Daniel ML
    Eight-year Developmental Follow-up in Children with Birthweights 1251-1500g in KK Women's and Children's Hospital
    Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 2012; 21(4): 245-51
  • Lourdes Mary Daniel, Lim Sok Bee.
    The Hearing Screening Program for infants in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital: Its development and role in reducing the burden of Hearing Impairment in Singapore.
    Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 2012; 21(1): 40-47
  • Tan PL, Bhavani S, Rajadurai VS, Agarwal P, Daniel LM, Yeo GSH, Jacobsen A, Yap TL An Audit of the Outcome of Antenatal Renal Pelvis Dilatation Diagnosed and Managed at a Tertiary Perinatal Centre During the Period of 2005-2006.
    Perinatology, 2011; 12(3):91-97
  • Pradeep Raut, Bhavani Sriram, Annie Yeoh, Karen YM Hee, Sok Bee Lim, Mary L Daniel
    High prevalence of hearing loss in Down Syndrome in the first year of life.
    Ann Acad Med. Nov 2011; 40(11): 493-8
  • LM Daniel
    Prevention of Neonatal Hypothermia
    Journal of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Mar/Apr 2009 Vol. 35. No 2
  • SB Lim, LM Daniel.
    Establishing a Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program
    Annals of the Academy of Medicine. Dec 2008; Vol 37 No 12 (Suppl 3): 63-65
  • YK Lim, TYT Tan, R Zuzarte, ML Daniel, GSH Yeo
    Outcomes of twin-twin transfusion syndrome managed by a specialised twin clinic Singapore medical journal. 2005; 46 (8), 401
  • Bisits, G. Madsen, M. Knox, A. Gill, R. Smith, G. Yeo, K. Kwek, M. Daniel, T.N. Leung, K. Cheung, T. Chung, I. Jones, J. Toohill.
    The Randomised Nitric Oxide Tocolysis Trial (RNOTT) for the treatment of preterm labor American Journal of Obstetric and Gynecology. Sept 2004;191(3):683-90
  • Pratibha Agarwal, Sheila Kia Ee Loh, Sok Bee Lim, Bhavani Sriram, Mary Lourdes Daniel, Seow Heong Yeo, Derrick Heng.
    Two-year neurodevelopmental outcome in children conceived by intracytoplasmic sperm injection: prospective cohort study
    BJOG. Oct 2005; 112(10):1376-1383
  • LM Daniel, SB Lim , L Clarke
    Eight year outcome of very-low-birth weight infants born in KK Hospital
    Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2003 May; 32 (3):354-61
  • HH Lim, LM Daniel, J Lee, MC Tan
    Predicting significant hyperbilirubinaemia and early discharge for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficient newborns.
    Ann Acad Med Singapore. Mar 2003; 32(2):257-61
  • CL Ong, LM Daniel
    Antenatal diagnosis of a porencephalic cyst in congenital varicella-zoster virus infection Pediatric Radiology. Feb 1998; 28(2):94
  • PL Tan, M Daniel, NK Ho
    Factors associated with Retinopathy of prematurity in infants weighing less than 1000 grams (extremely low birth weight)
    Pediatric Research 1997, 41: 181
  • SPL Ng, LM Daniel, SH Lim, CPC Pang, KW Tan.
    A one year survey of breast feeding incidence at 4 months of age in 14778 babies Singapore Pediatric Journal. 1998; Vol 40 No 1: 1-4
  • Keng Wee Tan, Leng Tay, Raymond Lin, Mary Daniel, S Bhavani, Siok Hong Lim.
    Group B Streptococcal Septicemia/Meningitis in neonates in a Singapore teaching Hospital Australian and New Zealand Journal of O&G. Nov 1998; Vol 38(4):418-423
  • SM Vijayasingam, KB Lim, KH Yeoh, WL Cheong, YY Chong, M Daniel
    Lichen planus: a study of 72 cases in Singapore.
    Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. 1988;17 (4), 541-4
  • Daniel M, NK Ho.
    Patent Ductus Arteriosus - a 5 year study in Toa Payoh Hospital
    Journal of the Singapore Pediatric Society. December 1987; 29 Suppl 1:180-4
  • KB Lim, WL Lee, Mary Daniel, T Thirumoorthy, Tulip Tan.
    Klinefelter’s syndrome and hypostatic skin ulceration
    Singapore Medical Journal. Dec 1985; 26(7):527-9
  • KB Lim, CS Seow, T Tulip, M Daniel.
    Artificial penile nodules. Case report.
    Genitourin Med. Apr 1986; 62(2):123-5

Research Trials

  • GUSTO- Growing Up in Singapore Towards a Healthy Outcome – current Co-Lead of the Neurodevelopmental domain
  • Neonatal & Obstetric Risk Assessment II - Improving the Adverse Outcomes of Pregnancy – Clinical and Translational Research Program in Perinatal Medicine – co-investigator
  • Autologous Umbilical Cord Blood Reinfusion for the Treatment of Autism – Safety and Efficacy – Co-Investigator
  • Babysibs – Autism Screening Service in Singapore Toddlers (B-ASSIST) Pilot Programme to establish a structured community-based screening model for the early detection of Autism-Member