GASTROENTEROLOGY, INTERNAL MEDICINE
Dr Rajnakova attained her basic medical degree (MD, Hons) from her home country, Slovakia in 1992. In 1995, she completed her Specialist Training in Internal Medicine and obtained her postgraduate degree, Master of Medicine (M.Med, Hons, Slovakia).
Dr Rajnakova followed her husband to Singapore in 1995, where she began her Doctorate Medical Studies at the National University of Singapore as a PhD scholar. She completed her PhD thesis on Gastric Cancer in 2000. During her studies, she has received several prestigious awards: The Young Doctor’s Research Award and the Best Paper Award for oral presentation on gastric cancer and she was a winner of Best Oral Presentation in Medical Disciplines at NHG 8th Annual Scientific Congress. She presented multiple papers at International and local conferences and published research papers in international journals. She was one of the founding members and investigators of Gastric cancer consortium in Singapore and participated in implementation of gastric and colon cancer screening recommendations in Singapore.
She obtained the membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK, MRCP (UK) and Master of Internal Medicine, Singapore (MMed) and subsequently she was awarded the Fellowship of the Academy of Singapore in Gastroenterology (FAMS). She further continued her professional development and specialisation, and she was awarded a Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) by the Ministry of Health, Singapore for advanced training in Therapeutic Endoscopy and ERCP at European Endoscopic Training Center, Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Gemelli Hospital, Roma, Italy under Professor Guido Costamagna, President of European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Dr Rajnakova was a Consultant in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, National University Hospital until April 2010. She was also a clinical tutor for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, mentor and endoscopy trainer for specialists and endoscopy trainees. She organized several Endoscopy workshops for local and international gastroenterologists.
She received several awards for her clinical service: Sunny-Side-Up Award NUH Service Award, Sunny-Side-Up Wow Award NUH Service Award, Excellent Service GOLD Award and National Excellent Service EXSA Star Award. In 2014 she received Goodwill Envoy Award from Ministry of Foreign Affairs Slovakia.
In 2010 she started her private practice at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. In September 2018 she opened her new clinic at Royal Square at Novena. Dr Rajnakova provides holistic approach to all her patients. Her main interest is therapeutic endoscopy, celiac disease, food allergies, diet and nutrition. She is also multilingual; she speaks fluent English, Czech, Slovak and Russian.
She has been published in numerous journals & publications in a variety of countries and across multiple languages.
|1992||M.D. (Hons.), Comenius University, Slovakia|
|1995||M. Med. (Hons.) Postgraduate Medical Institute, Bratislava, Slovakia|
|2000||PhD, National University of Singapore, Singapore|
|2001||M. Med, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Singapore|
|2001||MRCP (UK), Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom|
|2005||FAMS (Gastroenterology), Singapore|
|1982 – 1986||Secondary Grammar School, specialization – English Language|
|1986 – 1992||Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic degree: Doctor (MD) with Honors|
|1997||USMLE Step 1, Step 2, English Test|
|1995||Institute of Postgraduate Medical Studies in Bratislava, Slovak Republic Specialization in Internal Medicine with Honors|
|2000||Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Surgery, National University of Singapore; Thesis: Association of Nitric Oxide with P53 and COX in Gastric Cancer|
|2001||Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine), Postgraduate Medical Institute, Singapore|
|2001||Member of Royal College of Physician (UK), Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom|
|2005||FAMS (Gastroenterology), Singapore|
|2008||Health Manpower Development Plan HMDP: Advanced Endoscopic Management of Benign and Malignant Pancreatobiliary Disorders, European Endoscopic Training Center, Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Gemelli Hospital, Roma, Italy|
|1997||Winner of Young Doctor’s Research Award, NUH Inaugural Annual Scientific Meeting, Singapore. Expression of nitric oxide synthase in human normal gastric mucosa and gastric cancer tissue.|
|1998||The Best Paper Award, oral presentation. Nitric Oxide Symposium, Singapore. Association between nitric oxide synthase, cyclooxygenase, and p53 expression in human gastric cancer and different tumor characteristics.|
|2007||Sunny-Side-Up Award NUH Service Award|
|2007||Sunny-Side-Up Wow Award NUH Service Award|
|2007||Excellent Service GOLD Award 2007|
|2008||National Excellent Service EXSA Star Award 2008|
|2009||Winner of Best Oral Presentation (Medical Disciplines) at NHG 8th Annual Scientific Congress, Singapore 2009|
|2014||Goodwill Envoy Award from Ministry of Foreign Affairs Slovakia|
|2019||The Finder Expat-preneur Awards 2019 Nominee|
|2019||Readers’ Choice Award Expat Living – Bronze|
|2020||Readers’ Choice Award Expat Living – Gold|
|2020||The Finder Expat-preneur Awards 2020 Winner|
|2021||2021 Readers’ Choice Award Expat Living – Gold|
|1997 to date||Member of Gastroenterological Society of Singapore|
|2002 to date||Member of American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy|
|2002 to date||Singapore Gastric Cancer Consortium|
|2009 to date||Singapore Medical Academy|
|2002-07||Clinical tutor for undergraduate medical students, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Hospital|
|2002-06||Clinical tutor for undergraduate dental students, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Hospital|
|2004||Clinical tutor for Master Nursing Students, Singapore|
|2005 -10||Endoscopy training of Advanced Specialist Trainee in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy|
|2007 -10||Mentor for Medical Officers and Medicine BST Trainees, appointed by Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Hospital|
|2009||Chief Coordinator at NUH for PACES MRCP|
|2009||Organizer and co-Director of Interactive Workshop on Diagnostic and therapeutic Endoscopy: “From Basic To Advanced” organized in conjunction with Boston International Endoscopy Course|
|1995 – 1999||Ph.D. thesis on gastric cancer: Association of nitric oxide with p53 and cyclooxygenase in gastric cancer|
|1999 – 2001||Gerbal model of Helicobacter pylori infection|
|2004 – 2010||Endoscopic surveillance interval for patients with Helicobacter pylori – associated gastritis and intestinal metaplasia (co-PI)|
|2002 – 2004||Association between mutation in NOD2 gene expression and inflammatory bowel disease in Asian patients (Principal Investigator)|
|2004 – 2010||Gastric Cancer Epidemiology, Clinical and Genetics Programme (GCEP) Cohort Study of Patients at High Risk of Gastric Cancer, co-PI|
|2005 – 2010||A Randomised Trial of Confocal Endomicroscopy versus Non-Targeted Biospy for the Detection of Intestinal Metaplasia in Patients at High Risk of Gastric Cancer (Random-CEGCEP), co-PI|
|2007||A Randomized Study Comparing Endoscopic Video-Autofluorescence Imaging followed by Narrow Band Imaging with Standard Videoendoscopy for the Detection of High Risk Lesions of Stomach, co-PI|
|2008- 2010||A Phase 3, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Blinded, Multicenter Study of the Induction and Maintenance of Clinical Response and Remission by MLN0002 in Patients with Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis; Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Principal investigator|
|2008||Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore|
|2008||Journal of Pancreas|
|2010||Journal of Infection|