ARC I The Arthritis and Rheumatology Clinic

Dr Sheila Vasoo MBBS (Singapore), MRCP (UK) FRCP (Edinburgh), FAMS (Rheumatology)


About Dr Sheila Vasoo

Dr Sheila Vasoo is a Senior Consultant and Rheumatologist with more than 20 years of clinical experience. She has managed a wide range of conditions from arthritis, soft-tissue rheumatism and osteoporosis to complex rheumatic diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic vasculitis, scleroderma and the antiphospholipid syndrome.

She subscribes to timely intervention of rheumatic disease to prevent damage, in order to maximise the chances of the best outcome. She also has a unique subspecialty interest in pregnancy and rheumatic diseases, recurrent miscarriages and reproductive immunology.

She was formerly Senior Consultant, Rheumatology Undergraduate Education Director and Programme Director of the Outpatient Infusion Services at the National University Hospital (NUH). She is an Executive Committee member of the National Arthritis Foundation, member of the Chapter of Rheumatologists and sits on the editorial board of several journals including Lupus. She also serves on the workgroup for establishing National Clinical Practice Guidelines on the management of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

She has published on various aspects of rheumatology, particularly systemic lupus erythematosus and the antiphospholipid syndrome.In 2009, she headed a team that was the first in Singapore to embark on research into immune mechanisms in recurrent miscarriages. In 2012, the team was awarded the John Gusdon New Investigator Award at the joint American and European Society of Reproductive Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting for its findings.

Dr Vasoo remains a Visiting Consultant to the Division of Rheumatology, NUH and in her spare time, she enjoys long walks with her three sons, traveling and engaging in medical missions.


1994 MBBS (National University of Singapore)
1998 MRCP (Member, Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom)
2005 Specialist Accreditation in Rheumatology (Singapore)
2005 FAMS (Rheumatology, Academy of Medicine Singapore)
Fellow, Lupus Research Unit, Rayne Institute, St Thomas' Hospital
2006 - 2012 Consultant, National University Hospital
2009 - present Programme Director of the Pregnancy Loss Clinic, NUH
2011 FRCP (Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh)
2012 - 2013 Senior Consultant, National University Hospital
2013 - present Visiting Consultant, Division of Rheumatology, University Medicine Cluster