Dr Adrian Loh Senior Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist - Promises Healthcare


Dr. Adrian Loh

Senior Consultant Psychiatrist,
MBBS, M.Med (Psychiatry), FAMS, DAvMed
Child, Adolescent & General Psychiatry

Language: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien, Bahasa, Japanese & Thai


Dr Adrian Loh is an experienced psychiatrist with a subspecialty focus in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has a special interest in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety Disorders and Neurodiversity, expertise in military, occupational and aviation psychiatry and a strong appreciation for the cross-cultural aspects of mental well-being.

  • General Psychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Obsessive-Compulsive and Anxiety Disorders
  • Neurodiversity (Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Disorder, Learning Disorders, etc)
  • Military, Occupational and Aviation Psychiatry
Certifications and Accreditations
  • Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery, National University of Singapore
  • Masters of Medicine (Psychiatry), National University of Singapore
  • Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of British Columbia
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Aviation Medicine, King’s College London

Dr Adrian Loh has been in practice as a psychiatrist for more than a decade. Before joining Promises, he has accrued extensive experience in general psychiatry in Singapore’s public sector, both at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) and in various general hospitals.

In particular, he is a trained Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who has completed a clinical fellowship at the University of British Columbia in 2014. Following his return from fellowship, he has also practiced at IMH’s Child Guidance Clinic, where he was the consultant overseeing the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Clinic. Asides from OCD, he also treated patients with anxiety and mood disorders, tic disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), as well as other developmental and mental health concerns. He continues to serve as a Visiting Consultant at IMH.

With a strong belief in the importance of growing mental health expertise nationally, he also remains as adjunct faculty with both IMH and the National University of Singapore’s Department of Psychological Medicine, training family doctors and medical students in various aspects of psychiatry.

As a Singapore Armed Forces (SAF)’s medical scholar and having headed the SAF’s Psychological Care Centre for a decade, he has expertise in managing military and occupational aspects of psychiatry and optimising the mental well-being of National Servicemen and career Regulars amidst the strenuous challenges faced in their working environment. Having been dual-qualified in Aviation Medicine, he also has experience in assessing and managing the complex mental health concerns of aircrew and flying-related personnel.

With his relevant expertise, Dr Loh has also keenly contributed his professional expertise to various committees such as the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Section – College of Psychiatry (Academy of Medicine) where he serves as Section Chairman; Singapore Psychiatric Association; Committees for Residential Care and Fostering (MSF); Panel of Therapeutic Specialists (MinLaw); Specialist Training Committee for Aviation Medicine; Civil Aviation Medical Board (CAMB). In 2024, he was appointed as a Member of the National Council Against Drug Abuse. He has also voluntarily contributed his professional skills and knowledge to various NGOs and faith-based organisations.

Dr Loh strongly emphasises the need for a holistic and respectful approach towards his patients’ well-being, including their own family and social norms, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs. In addition to the judicious use of medications, he enjoys collaborating with other care providers to bring comfort and healing to his patients. He is also grateful that many of his patients have trusted him to be a part of their recovery journeys – through their progress over the years, he has continued to learn immensely about what has helped them flourish.

In his free time, he recharges himself by running in green spaces, listening to audiobooks, travelling with family and friends, and being an active member of his church. The Covid-19 pandemic added freshwater fishes and a beloved adopted cat to add further colour as well as challenges to his family life.

Honeycombers Interview: How to help a loved one who has suicidal thoughts: Spot the warning signs, reach out, listen and show support

2 of our Senior Consultant Psychiatrists, Dr Adrian Loh & Dr Joseph Leong speak with an editor at Honeycombers on the topic of suicide; How to Help Your Loved One Who Has Suicidal Thoughts: Spot the Warning Signs, Reach Out, Listen & Show Support  The article...