About my work

I am a Psychiatrist with more than 10 years of experience in general psychiatry, and have worked closely with community partners and various organizations in providing training and expert opinion for patient care.

I also sub-specialise in gender & sexual minority mental health, and have a passion for women's mental health.

My credentials

Doctor Zheng Zhimin Psychiatrist in Singapore giving a talk


Over the course of my training and practice, I developed a passion for gender & sexual minority mental health,  and established the Gender Care Clinic at the Institute of Mental Health (Singapore). I have also spoken at international conferences on gender care, and provided related education and training for medical students, healthcare professionals and external parties.

Fluent Languages


Medical Experience

  • Providing psychiatric specialist care in outpatient clinics and inpatient wards at IMH and other restructured hospitals in Singapore
  • Clinical lead of ASCAT committee (Assessment and Shared Care Team Programme) planning activities with AIC (Agency of Integrated Care) and running of ASCAT clinics
  • Supervision of general practitioners from Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic Health & Mind Clinic and Unity Family Medical Clinic
  • Specialist representative, Hougang Care Centre Case Conference, 15th February 2016
  • Specialist representative, Ministry of Social & Family Development Case Conference, 22nd March 2016
  • Established the Gender Care Service, commenced in August 2016
  • Clinical lead of IMH HOUSE teamlet (Hougang teamlet collaboration with Sheng Hong Family Service Centre)


  • National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (MBBS), 2008
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych UK), 2012


  • Cryptococcal Meningitis presenting as acute psychosis in a HIV positive patient (R. Jacob, Z. Zhimin, S. Rayapurredy, R.T. Isaacs), Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 2013
  • “Living with Sexuality Issues” (Dr. Daniel Fung, Dr. Zheng Zhimin), Marshall Cavendish Editions, Sep 2015
  • “Job Satisfaction & Resilience in Psychiatric Nurses – A study at the Institute of Mental Health, Singapore” (Z. Zhimin, G. Poornima, X. Huiting, C. Stephanie), International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 2017

Presentations at International Conferences

  • World Congress of Biological Psychiatry, Kyoto 2013: Poster Presentation, “Neuropsychiatric manifestations of HIV, a case report and review: Cryptococcal Meningitis presenting as acute psychosis”
  • 15th Annual International Mental Health Conference, Bangkok Thailand, 2016 “Mindfulness for Healthy Lives” (8 to 10 June 16): Oral Presentation, “Community Mental Health Best Practice in Singapore
  • 2nd Asia Pacific Conference & Meeting on Mental Health, Singapore, 6th - 7th October 2017: Speaker, “Local Community Network, A New Frontier for Empowering and Supporting At-Risk Clients: Engagement and Involvement In Supporting Clients At-Risk In The Local Community Network”
  • World Federation of Mental Health International Conference, Cairns Australia, 2016: Speaker, “Gender Identity Disorder Symposium”
  • 115th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology, Fellowship Award Symposium, 21st June 2018: Speaker, “An Introduction to Gender Care Service in Singapore – development and future”
  • Transgender Competent Care Skill Building Workshop, Bangkok, 15th January 2019: Speaker, “Mental and behavioral health issues of transgender people:depression, suicide, internalized stigma, substance use and gender-based violence”
  • 1st Asian Professional Association for Transgender Health (AsiaPATH) conference, 17-18 November 2021: Speaker, "Mental Health Needs & Service Provision for the  transgender population in Singapore – Perspectives by the Gender Care Clinic"

Teaching appointments (till 2022)

  • Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Clinical Teacher, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Psychiatry Residency lecturer

Training provided

  • Physician Faculty for National Healthcare Group (NHG) Residency (1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019)
  • Lecture for Family Service Centre / Senior Activity Centre, 14th October 2015, “Anxiety Disorders”
  • Training for Tanjong Pagar-Tiong Bahru Constituency Office, 15th November 2015, “Mental Health Awareness & Communication”
  • Training for Khoo Teck Puat Hospital Psychiatry Department, 29th September 2016, “Gender Dysphoria”
  • Training for Toa Payoh Polyclinic, 7th December 2016, “Anxiety Disorders”
  • Training for IMH Medical Social Work Department, 8th Feb 2017, “Sexual Disorders, Paraphilias, Gender Dysphoria”
  • Training for NUH Paediatric Department, 31 Oct 2019, “The Gender Care Clinic”
  • Training for IMH Medical Social Work Department, 11 April 2019, “Gender Dysphoria: Families in Transitioning”
  • Training for REACH counsellors, 26 June 2019, “Gender Care in Singapore”
  • Training for KK Women and Children Hospital, 12 Sep 2019, “Gender Care in Singapore”
  • Training for NUH Department of Psychological Medicine, 20 May 2021, “Gender Care in Singapore – an update on current landscape, assessment and treatment”
  • Training for Singapore Association of Mental Health, 21 Jan 2021, “Gender Care in Singapore”
  • Training for IMH Medical Social Work Department, 8th Feb 2017, “Sexual
    Disorders, Paraphilias, Gender Dysphoria”
  • Training for GP Partnership Programme, 26 Mar 2021, “Gender Care in Singapore”
  • Training for Advanced Practitioner Nurses (IMH), 20 May 2021, “Gender Care in Singapore”
  • Training for NTU Counselling Centre, 10 June 2021, “Gender Care Service”
  • Dialogue with NTU Counselling Centre on Care Matters related to Transgender students, 22 Oct 2021
  • Speaker for SGH-PGAHI course, “Working with Transgender and Gender-diverse people”, 13 Dec 2021

Other credentials


Courses attended