Director & Head of Department
Acute Care Team at Singapore Diabetic Foot Centre
BSc. Hons. Salford (UK)
Member of U.K. Healthcare Professions Council and Podiatry Association of Singapore
From: England, United Kingdom
Spoken Languages: English, basic medical terms in Mandarin, Malay and Hokkien
Clinical Interests: Bunions, Sesamoiditis, Metatarsalgia, Paediatric Walking Disorders
Co-Consults at: Kembangan branch / Orchard branch / Novena branch
Georgina Callaghan-Tay is a Podiatrist from Warrington, North-West England, she is the co-founder of East Coast Podiatry and Singapore Diabetic Foot Centre. Georgina is a new mother who has settled down in Singapore as a Permanent Resident with her Singaporean husband and daughter.
Georgina came to Singapore in 2012 where she served as a Podiatrist at Singapore General Hospital then NHG Polyclinics, before settling down in Singapore and establishing East Coast Podiatry, pursuing her dream of starting a high-quality podiatry service in private practice.
As Head of Department in East Coast Podiatry, Georgina oversees the clinical aspect of the ECP group practice with Dr. Michael Lai who was her former Principal Podiatrist and mentor from Singapore General Hospital. Georgina holds a Bachelor’s degree with Honours in the field of Podiatry from the University of Salford U.K. and is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Podiatric Surgery.
Georgina is a well-rounded practitioner who handles most of the cases that present in the clinic. As HOD, Georgina is driven and obsessed with advancing podiatric standards in Singapore. She has a strong passion for paediatric and children with special needs cases. She also maintains a special interest in all generalized lower limb conditions including ingrown toenail surgery, arthritis, forefoot pain (bunions, sesamoiditis and 2nd metatarsal overload) and chronic musculoskeletal pains. As a co-founder of the Acute Care team at Singapore Diabetic Foot Centre, Georgina’s mandated mission is the salvage of diabetic limbs and help diabetic patients avoid amputations.
Georgina has worked with the U.K. National Health Services before moving to Singapore to serve in Singapore’s esteemed Singapore General Hospital, she has also worked within the community and primary care setting at National Healthcare Group of Polyclinics (NHGP), where she assisted in setting up and running the new high-risk lower limb services and was active in public health awareness campaigns.
During her years in Singapore, she has gained ample experience with treating local common medical conditions. Georgina regularly treats patients with rheumatologic conditions, paediatric conditions, nail disorders, stress fractures, diabetic complications, and lower limb aches and pains. Georgina works closely with other health and medical specialists to ensure patients are treated promptly and sufficiently.
Georgina actively contributes to the profession through workshops, community events and writing articles for platforms including ‘Just Run Lah’ and ‘Asian Parent’. In private practice, Georgina continues her community work, leading her team to participate in pro-bono screenings and treatments for the less fortunate and including residents of nursing homes.
As a new mummy, her own baby amplifies her interest in paediatric cases, which is probably the reason why Georgina is a common favourite Podiatrist for many mummies in Singapore.
Georgina remains a licensed and registered member of the UK Health Professions Council (HCPC) and the Podiatry Association of Singapore (PAS).
Georgina has a vision of a world-class standard of lower extremity healthcare in Singapore through Podiatric Medicine. Since her days of service in hospitals, Georgina dreams of a day with no more leg, foot or toe amputations.