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Dr James Vigil

Vigil James

Dr James Vigil


Senior Staff Registrar

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Staff Registrar Children's Emergency KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital


Dr Vigil James is a Senior Staff Registrar Paediatric in Children’s Emergency, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore. Dr James earned his Medical degree and MD in Paediatrics from Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. He has also completed MRCPCH from UK and has done Clinical Fellowship in Paediatric Emergency Medicine from The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.

His research and education initiatives focus on appropriate use of Point of Care Ultrasound in Paediatric Emergency Medicine. He also conducts clinical research on injury prevention in children. He serves on multiple committees including Emergency Planning and Disaster Preparedness, Advanced Paediatric Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support. Dr James has taught medical students, graduate medical trainees, and conducted continuing medical education courses for the past 10 years.


  • MRCPCH (UK) 2014
  • MBBS Christian Medical College, Vellore

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Adjunct Teaching Faculty Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Clinical Tutor NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Clinical instructor for ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) – American College of Surgeons
  • Clinical instructor for Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) – SingHealth
  • Clinical instructor for Alexandra Academy for Clinical and Emergency Sonography, Singapore


  • Winner of Singapore Health Quality Service Award 2019
  • Recipient of Clinical Research Certification from Duke NUS Medical School, Centre of Regulatory Excellence, Singapore 2018

Research Interests

  • Point of Care Ultrasound in Paediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Injury prevention in children


  • Lateral Condyle Fracture of the Humerus Among Children Attending a Pediatric Emergency Department: A 10-Year Single-Center Experience. James V, Chng ACC, Ting FLM, Chan YH, Ganapathy S. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2020 Jan 22. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000002032.
  • Early coagulopathy in children with isolated blunt head injury is associated with mortality and poor neurological outcomes. James V, Chong SL, Shetty SS, Ong GY. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2020 Mar 6:1-7. doi: 10.3171/2019.12. PEDS19531.
  • Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Evaluating Lymphadenopathy in the Pediatric Emergency Department: Case Series and Review of Literature. James V, Samuel J, Ong GY. J Emerg Med. 2020 Apr 27. pii: S0736-4679(20)30162-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2020.03.026.
  • Bicycle injuries among the paediatric population at an emergency department in Singapore. Beckwith K, James V, Kalaiselvan K, Ganapathy S. Singapore Med J. 2019 Jul;60(7):343-346.
  • Dental injuries in younger emergency department patients. James V, Vandersluis YR, Zhang EWJ, Scolnik D. CJEM. 2017 Jul 13:1-7. doi: 10.1017/cem.2017.52.

Research Trials