MBBS, MRCS (Edinburgh), MRCP (UK), MMed (Internal Medicine) (Spore), MRCOG (UK) (Prize Medal), MMed (O&G) (Spore) (Gold Medal), FAMS (Spore)
Specialty: Obstetrics ＆ Gynaecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, General Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Sub-specialties: Obstetric Medical Disorders, Obstetric Ultrasound ＆ Prenatal Diagnostic, Peripartum
Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Ectopic Pregnancy, Family Planning, Fibroids, Fibroids of the uterus, General Obstetrics ＆ Gynaecology, Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), Getting Pregnant During COVID-19, High Risk Obstetrics, Medical Disorders in Pregnancy and other Pregnancy Complications, Menopause, Menorrhagia, Multiple Pregnancies, Ovarian Cysts, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Pregnancy Care During Pregnancy, Pregnancy Labour and Delivery.
Dr Serene Thain is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in the Department of Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She has had more than a decade of experience in the medical profession and has performed many deliveries and gynaecological surgeries to date.
Dr Thain graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2010 and went on to obtain her Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2013 as well as her Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine in 2014. In November 2015, she was admitted as a Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (UK) and awarded the MRCOG Prize Medal for emerging as the overall highest scoring candidate in the examination, as well as the 4th Asia-Oceania Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Gold Medal conferred by NUS for the MMed (O&G) examinations. In 2017, she was also awarded the Shan S Ratnam Young Gynaecologist Award conferred by the Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in recognition of her various achievements. She later went on to pursue further subspecialty training in the field of Obstetric Medicine which relates to the care of women with medical problems in pregnancy, of which she trained under the world-renowned Professor Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Professor Catherine Williamson and Dr Anita Banerjee at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London.
Dr Thain specialises in both low and high risk obstetric care, which includes pre-conceptional health screening, pre-pregnancy counselling, antenatal care and delivery. With her background and training, her subspecialty area of interest is the care of women with medical problems in pregnancy or those with a history of pregnancy complications. She runs the Obstetric High Risk Clinics within KKH and has also set up various joint obstetric and medical clinics such as the Combined Diabetes in Pregnancy clinic as well as the Combined Medical Disorders in Pregnancy clinic which have allowed for a more seamless care journey for our mothers.
Dr Thain holds teaching appointments in all 3 medical schools in Singapore. She is a clinical tutor for Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS), Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and an adjunct instructor and clinical teacher for Duke-NUS Medical School. Aside from undergraduate teaching, she is also heavily involved in postgraduate training. She is an accredited MRCOG Part 3 examiner and served as Chairperson for the 17th and 18th Regional MRCOG Part 2 and 3 Course in Singapore. She also regularly serves as a course examiner/lecturer for regional MRCOG courses conducted overseas.
Dr Thain sits on both the council of the College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, Singapore (COGS) and the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society, Singapore (OGSS). She is the representative for KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in the RCOG International Representative Committee. She is currently an associate editor for the Singapore Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She has published extensively in various scientific journals and book chapters and has also presented her work at local and international scientific conferences.
Dr Thain strongly believes in adopting a holistic approach to the care of pregnant mothers through optimisation of their health and medical conditions in the pre-pregnancy, antenatal and postpartum period, with the end goal of achieving the best possible outcome for both mothers and their babies.
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