- FAMS (Psych)
Awards and Achievements
- Distinguished Psychiatrist Award, Singapore Psychiatric Association (2012)
Dr Tsoi Wing Foo is a Psychiatrist in Orchard, Singapore and has an experience of 58 years in this field. Dr Tsoi Wing Foo practices at Tsoi Clinic in Orchard, Singapore. He completed MBBS from University Of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in 1959, DPM (Psychiatry) from RCPsych, United Kingdom in 1965 and MRCP (UK) from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS), Glasgow in 1965.
He is a member of Member and Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Member of The Academy of Medicine Singapore, Member and Fellowship of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Member and Fellow of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
When a transgender consults a psychiatrist, the latter will take a psychiatric history from the patient with special attention on his/her gender history and make a diagnosis. There are no tests physical, chemical or psychological to confirm the diagnosis. The psychiatrist will discuss with the patient regarding the treatment options.
Hello,Mild dysphoria can be temporary.
Hello, Children should grow older and be certain that they have irreversible gender dysphoria before undergoing transition.
Dr Tsoi Wing Foo has an experience of 57 years in this field. Dr Tsoi developed an interest in transgender psychiatry in the 1970s, and became one of the pioneers in the local psychiatry scene, dedicated to the needs of transgender people. Since 1971, transgender patients who intend to transition must first pass a battery of psychological tests before being certified fit for hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery. He has extensive experience with transgender patients in Singapore, and has written several scientific papers and a book on the subject.
The current Department of Psychological Medicine at the National University Hospital (NUH), which is the main teaching hospital of the National University of Singapore (NUS), had its humble beginnings in 1979, mainly due to the efforts of Dr Tsoi. In that year, Tsoi, who was a former medical director of Woodbridge Hospital, Singapore's first and only mental hospital, singlehandedly set up the Department of Psychological Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). The department gradually expanded and other psychiatrists subsequently joined it.