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Adj Asst Prof Wong Chui Mae

Adj Asst Prof Wong Chui Mae

BMedSci (1st Hons), BMBS (Nottingham), MRCP (UK), PhD (Edinburgh), FAMS, FRCPCH (UK)

Senior Consultant

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Child Development, Neonatology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Screening, Diagnostic Assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder, General Paediatric and Neonatal Conditions, Global Developmental Delay, Specific Learning Disorders, Speech and Language Disorders.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Department of Child Development KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Senior Consultant Neonatology KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital


Dr Wong Chui Mae is a Senior Consultant Paediatrician in the Departments of Child Development and Neonatology. She joined the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in 2011, having worked in Paediatrics in the UK for 15 years before that. She was accredited as a Specialist in Paediatric Medicine and Neonatology in 2010 by the General Medical Council, UK.

Dr Wong’s sub-specialty interests include Autism Spectrum Disorder and the effect of screen time and sleep on children with developmental disorders, and her PhD was in neonatal pain. She has led the Autism Track Services at KK Hospital since 2013 and has completed various research projects on Autism. Dr Wong is certified in Bayley and Griffiths Developmental Assessments, as well as the ADOS and ADI-R diagnostic tools for autism. She also serves on the SingHealth research ethics Centralised Institutional Review Board.

Dr Wong is a member of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), Australasian Society for Autism Research (ASFAR), the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Singapore), the Singapore Paediatric Society, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK), the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (UK), and the Neonatal Society, UK.


  • FRCPCH, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK , 2016
  • FAMS, Singapore 2013
  • PhD, University of Edinburgh, UK 2006
  • MRCPCH, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK 2000
  • MRCP, Royal College of Physicians, UK 1999
  • MBBS, University of Nottingham, UK 1996
  • Bachelor of Medical Sciences with First Class Honours, University of Nottingham, UK 1994

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Clinical Lecturer, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Clinical Teacher, Lee Kong Chian Medical School
  • Senior Consultant Paediatrician (Child Development and Neonatology)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore
  • Clinical Teacher, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore
  • Board Member, Centralised Institutional Review Board (CIRB) Board E, SingHealth, Singapore


  • 2017 NUS-Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Teacher’s Day Award
  • 2016 Service from the Heart Award Jan to Dec 2015, KKH
  • 2016 Singapore Health Quality Service Star Award, KKH
  • 2015 Singapore Health Quality Service Gold Award, KKH
  • 2014 NUS-Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Wong Hock Boon-SMA Charity Fund Best Mentor Award
  • 2013 Singapore Health Quality Service Silver Award, KKH
  • 2013 Service From The Heart Award Jan-Jun 2013, KKH

Research Interests

  • Autologous Umbilical Cord Blood Reinfusion for the Treatment of Autism – Safety and Efficacy
  • Babysibs – Autism Screening Service in Singapore Toddlers (B-ASSIST) Pilot Programme
  • Outcomes of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Comorbidity of ASD and ADHD symptomatology in pre-school children in Singapore
  • Coping strategies used by Singaporean parents following a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in their children
  • Screen Time and Sleep Habits in Preschool Children in Singapore


  • The utility of developmental checklists in parent-held child health records in Singapore. HC Koh, SKT Ang, J Kwok, HN Tang, CM Wong, LM Daniel, W Goh. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 37(8):647-56, October 2016.
  • Investigating the implications of applying the new DSM-5 criteria for diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in a preschool population in Singapore. C Mae Wong, HC Koh. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 46(9):3177-82, September 2016
  • Autism: The case for early detection. Padmini Yeleswarapu and C Mae Wong. Special Delivery 63(5):8-9, September-October 2015
  • Child Development. V Sahu, B Rajendra, CM Wong. In: The Baby Bear Book: A Practical Guide on Paediatrics, 3rd Edition. Red Cells Series, SingHealth Academy, Singapore Health Services, 2015.
  • INDT-ASD: An Autism Diagnostic Tool for Indian Children. Developmental Pediatrician’s Perspective. C Mae Wong, S Singhal. Indian Pediatrics 51:355-356, May 2014
  • Antenatal detection rate of major congenital heart disease in Scotland. Hannah Kilner, C Mae Wong, M Walayat. Scottish Medical Journal 56(3):122-4, August 2011
  • Normative values of substance P and neurokinin A in neonates. C Mae Wong, Elaine M Boyle, Rhona I Stephen, John Smith, Neil McIntosh, Ian A Laing. Annals of Clinical Biochemistry 47(Pt 4):331-5, July 2010
  • Unusual presentation of neonatal haemophilia A. Anthony R Hart, C Mae Wong, Alan T Gibson. Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal and Neonatal Edition 92(4):F324, July 2007
  • Response to PAIN Editorial re: Boyle et al. (2006). Elaine M Boyle, Yvonne Freer, C Mae Wong, Neil McIntosh, KJS Anand. Pain 127(3):302, February 2007
  • Non-invasive measurement of reduced ventilation:perfusion ratio and shunt in infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia: a physiological definition of the disease. D Quine, C Mae Wong, Elaine M Boyle, J Gareth Jones, Ben J Stenson. Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal and Neonatal Edition 91(6):F409-14, November 2006
  • Assessment of persistent pain or distress and adequacy of analgesia in preterm ventilated infants. Elaine M Boyle, Yvonne Freer, C Mae Wong, Neil McIntosh and KJS Anand. Pain 124(1-2):87-91, September 2006
  • The pain (and stress) in infants in an NICU. C Mae Wong, Neil McIntosh, Gopi Menon, Linda S Franck. In: NL Schechter, CB Berde, M Yaster (Eds). Pain in Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 2nd Edition, pp 669-92. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2003
  • History taking and physical examination. C Mae Wong, Ian A Laing. In: N McIntosh, PJ Helms, RL Smyth (Eds). Forfar and Arneil's Textbook of Pediatrics, 6th Edition. Churchill Livingstone, 2003
  • As time goes by. C Mae Wong, Ben J Stenson, Ian A Laing. Scottish Medical Journal 47(6):138-139, December 2002
  • Hypernatraemia in the first few days: is the incidence rising? Ian A Laing, C Mae Wong. Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal and Neonatal Edition 87:F158-F162, November 2002
  • A comparison of transcutaneous bilirubinometers: SpectRx BiliCheck versus Minolta AirShields. C Mae Wong, Paulien JE van Dijk, Ian A Laing. Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal and Neonatal Edition 87:F137-F140, September 2002
  • Resuscitation of the preterm neonate. C Mae Wong, Ben J Stenson. Current Paediatrics 11(3):172-176, June 2001

Research Trials