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Dr Leo Hamilton

MD (Alabama, USA)

Specialty: General Paediatrics

  • Allergy Problems
  • Childhood Vaccinations/ Immunisation
  • Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Skin Problems
  • Baby & Newborn Care
  • Common Childhood Illnesses
  • Newborn Screening
  • Travel Health Advice & Vaccination
  • Childhood Infections
  • Development & Nutritional Assessment
  • Respiratory Problems


  • Paediatric Hematology/Oncology

Professional Qualifications

Dr Leo Hamilton is a Singapore-registered Specialist Paediatrician practising here since 2011. Before coming to Singapore, he was a Board Certified Paediatrician in the United States. He is an honours graduate with majors in History and Religion from Auburn University, trained in medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, his Paediatric residency at Maine Medical Centre, and a fellowship in Paediatric Haematology/Oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

He has multiple peer-reviewed academic publications and was a co-primary investigator at St. Jude for a Children’s Oncology Group study of genetic causes of a complication of chemotherapy in leukaemia.

Today, as a general paediatrician, he happily continues to attend international conferences and give talks in Singapore to support evidence-based medicine and the most current treatments in children, primarily in trying to reduce unnecessary testing, medications (primarily antibiotics), and hospitalisations.

Clinical Experience

Dr Leo now works in a private clinic at Paragon Medical on Orchard Road. He provides care from newborns to teens. While he still enjoys and is involved in the care of children for haematologic problems, he is primarily caring for general paediatric concerns, especially issues such as modern asthma care, ADHD, and developmental and behavioural issues in children and teens. He has a strong interest in treating coughs, colds, and chest and ear infections with the current guidelines for limiting medications and avoiding antibiotics.

Interesting Facts About Our Doctor

His daughter is completing her degree in Philosophy at the University of Adelaide, and his wife is a US-trained molecular virologist who now manages an adult sarcoma research lab. Both have used their educations to tell him he is somehow wrong about everything. Their 4 cats generally agree, but at least the dog always takes his side.

Philosophy of Care

Dr Leo has a strong belief in practising modern, up-to-date medicine that minimises interventions and medications. During his training, he learned that most of everything he knows about Paediatrics changes, hence sticking to evidence-based medicine is his guiding principle. The basic care he provided 20 years ago when he started as a Paediatrician has changed tremendously, and he knows it will continue to.

Dr Leo is a strong believer that most children need few or no medications, and enjoys working with parents to determine what medicines will help, and what is unnecessary. Knowing when a test is needed is an important part of being a Paediatrician and a central part of his practice.

Every child is unique and developing a relationship with children, teenagers, and families is important to develop the care and treatment each individual needs. Knowing when to test, when to treat, and when a hospital stay is needed are instrumental in Dr Leo’s practice as a patient-centred paediatrician.

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