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About Dr Alvin Liew, Singapore Psychiatrist
Background and Credentials
Dr Alvin Liew is a Singapore Psychiatrist who is trained in both Adult & Child-Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr Alvin Liew has clinical interests in certain anxiety conditions, attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and mood disorders.
He obtained his medical degree (M.B.,B.S.) followed by his postgraduate specialist degree of Master in Medicine (M.Med) in Psychiatry from National University of Singapore (NUS), for which he is affirmed as a Specialist in Adult / General Psychiatry. He was awarded the Ministry of Health’s HMDP Psychiatry Fellowship at the world-renown Yale University, USA and was also Visiting Scholar at the Vermont Centre for Children, Youth and Families, USA.
He has served as Clinical Lecturer with Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, continues to serve as lecturer for the Graduate Diploma in Mental Health, and has been a supervisor for the psychiatry residency programme which trains doctors to be psychiatrists. Having gained recognition in the specialist field of psychiatry, he is appointed as Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS). Prior to entering private practice, Dr Alvin Liew was Consultant at Institute of Mental Health (IMH) and concurrently held the appointment as Head, Inpatient Services, with the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (IMH).
Awards & Recognitions
Dr Alvin Liew has received several distinguished awards & recognitions in the clinical, teaching and medical service domains. These awards/recognitions include Emeritus Consultant Dr Ang Ah Ling Psychiatry Award, National Healthcare Group Teaching Excellence Award, Sayang Award, Long Service Award, Ministry of Social & Family Development (MSF, previously known as MCYS) Family Violence Dialogue Group Award and was conferred Certificate of Commendation by the Minister of Health, Singapore.
Dr Alvin Liew has clinical interests in certain anxiety conditions, attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and mood disorders.
From his research, he has several research publications, including publications in international peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Journal of Psychopharmacology, Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, Australia and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, and etc. He has also co-authored a book chapter on “Pharmacological Therapy in Individuals with Special Needs” under Rainbow Dreams, A Holistic Approach in Helping Children with Special Needs, 3rd Edition. He has served as reviewer for Singapore Medical Journal and an invited speaker/trainer for psychiatry program.
He believes treatment options can include psychological therapy and/or medications - in addition to using the evidence-based medications for treatment, non-medication treatments such as psychological, occupational and/or speech-language therapy will be recommended for suitable patients for which he will refer patients to the relevant allied health professionals.
He speaks fluent English, Chinese/Mandarin and Hokkien dialect.
Dr Alvin Liew is known as a psychiatrist with a patient, friendly and reassuring approach in his consultations. These qualities empower his patients to be jointly involved in their care using the latest evidence-based treatment modalities to help them attain psychological wellness, resiliency and recovery.