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Rinkoo Dalan

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Assistant Professor Rinkoo Dalan
Assistant Professor


Assistant Professor Rinkoo Dalan (MBBS, FRCP(edin), FAMS(Endocrinology) is a Senior Consultant Endocrinologist at Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Assistant Professor at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. She has been with Tan Tock Teng Hospital since 2001 and completed her advanced specialist training in Endocrinology in 2007.

She is interested in studying cardiovascular complications in patients with diabetes mellitus with a special focus on the vascular endothelium in diabetes mellitus and the differences between the three ethnic groups in Singapore..

  • NMRC Transition Award 2014-2017. Relationship of haptoglobin phenotype to vascular changes and response to Vitamin E supplementation in patients with Diabetes Mellitus type 2: The EVAS trial. Role: Principal Investigator. Amount: $825,000 + 20% indirect cost (inclusive of 0.5FTE).
  • Endocrine and Metabolic Society Singapore Research Grant 2015-2018. Genetic risk score associations with cardiovascular disease in Indian type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) patients: A Case Control Study. Role: Principal Investigator. Amount: $30,000.
  • National Health Innovation Centre (NHIC) I2D (innovation to Develop) grant 2015-2016. Proof-of-concept for an Enhanced Surrogate Marker of Endothelial Function for Macro-cardiovascular Disease Risks in Patients Diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus. Role: Principal investigator. Total Amount: $250,000.
  • NTU-NHG Metabolic Diseases Collaboration Grant 2015-2017. Microfluidic approaches for leukocyte sorting and functional characterization in type 2 diabetes patients. Role: Principal investigator. Total Amount: $50,000.

Research Focus

To identify clinical phenotypes, physiological measurements, biomarkers and genomics that can help to predict cardiovascular risk in patients with diabetes mellitus in a personalised manner so that they can be targeted for more intensive conventional therapies and to explore novel non traditional methods to improve endothelial function.​

Selected Publications

Kao SL, Chan CL, …, Dalan R, et al. (2009). An unusual outbreak of hypoglycemia. The New England Journal of Medicine. 

Loke SC, Tan AW, Dalan R, et al.(2012). Pre-operative Serum Alkaline Phosphatase as a Predictor for Hypocalcemia Post-Parathyroid Adenectomy. International Journal of Medical Sciences.

Lam S, Liew H, …, Dalan R, et al. (2013). VIPoma in a 37-year-old man. The Lancet.

Dalan R, Liew HL, Tan WAK, et al. (2014). Vitamin D and endothelium: Basic, translational and clinical research updates. IJC Metabolic & Endocrine.

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