Bernard Ng,  M.B.B.S., MSc, MMed
Associate Professor
Division of Rheumatology
Sites of Practice: 
VA Puget Sound

Faculty Information

Education & Training: 
National University of Singapore
Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine)
Postgraduate School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Residency, Internal Medicine
Mayo School of Postgraduate Medicine
Rochester, MN
Fellowship, Allergy & Immunology and Rheumatology
Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Master, in Clinical Investigation
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
(206) 277-1298
Mailing Address: 

1660 South Columbian Way, Box 358280
Seattle, WA 98108 

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

Dr. Ng has research interests pertaining to areas of health services research and his current research focuses on pharmacoepidemiology of anti-rheumatic agents. In addition, he is also interested in long term disease outcomes of various musculoskeletal diseases, in particular, rheumatoid arthritis. Over the past 3 years, he has received Veteran Affair’s local and VISN grants to support his research which resulted in the publication of 3 three original papers and the completion of a master thesis on this subject. Aside from his work as a staff rheumatologist/allergist with the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Administration Medical Center, Dr. Ng was a clinical as well as research mentor to Rheumatology fellows, Internal Medicine residents and medical students at the Baylor College of Medicine.



Ng, B. and A. Chu, Factors associated with methotrexate dosing and therapeutic decisions in Veterans with rheumatoid arthritis. Clin Rheumatol. 2013 Aug 11.

Ng B, Chu A, Khan MM. A retrospective cohort study: 10-year trend of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs and biological agents use in patients with rheumatoid arthritis at Veteran Affairs Medical Centers. BMJ Open. 2013 Apr 5;3(4).

B. Ng, Low-to-Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Be Safe When Taking Methotrexate for Rheumatoid Arthritis or Psoriasis. Open Journal of Rheumatology and Autoimmune Diseases, Vol. 2 No. 3, August 2012, pp. 39-46. doi:10.4236/ojra.2012.23009.

Ng, B; Aslam, F; Petersen, N; Yu, HJ; Suarez-Almazor, M. Identification of Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Using an Administrative Database: A Veteran Affairs Study. Arthritis Care & Research. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 2012. 64(10): p. 1490-6.