Dr Sheila Vasoo received her basic medical training at the National University of Singapore and specialist accreditation in Rheumatology at the National University Hospital (NUH) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Thereafter, she received subspecialty training in the field of antiphospholipid syndrome and recurrent miscarriages at St Thomas’ Hospital, London under Professor Graham Hughes. In 2008, she initiated the first multidisciplinary Recurrent Miscarriage Clinic in Singapore at NUH. Her scope of practice includes the evaluation and management of rheumatic conditions ranging from all forms of arthritis, soft tissue rheumatism and osteoporosis to complex connective tissue diseases such as lupus, systemic vasculitis and specially, recurrent miscarriages.
In 2009, she was awarded a National Medical Research Council grant to study the immune mechanisms in recurrent miscarriage and the novel findings culminated in the John Gusdon New Investigator Award (2012) at the Joint American and European Society of Reproductive Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting.
She has been an Executive Committee member of the National Arthritis Foundation since 2007, the Chapter of Rheumatologists (2004-2007) and is on the editorial board of several journals including Lupus.