A/Prof Giam Yoke Chin
Professor Giam Yoke Chin is a Senior Consultant Dermatologist at the National Skin Centre and Senior Lecturer with the National University of Singapore and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. She is also on the Research Ethics Board of the National Healthcare Group (NHG) and Singhealth. In recognition of her professional work and dedicated service, Professor Giam was awarded the NHG Distinguished Physician Award (2008) and National Day Award (2009).
Her interest in mindfulness began when she initiated the setup of the Combined Skin and Psychiatric Clinic a few years ago with Dr Chan Keen Loong (Head of Psychiatry, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital). She completed most of her mindfulness training at Brahm Centre. At present, her focus is on helping to create a mindful atmosphere in the clinical setting, to prevent burn out among doctors and staff, and to help improve the condition of patients with chronic psoriasis and eczema by combining mindfulness practices with medication and therapy.