Faculty

 

BEHRAM ALI KHAN

National University Hospital, Singapore

DHARMARAJ RAJESH BABU

National University Hospital, Singapore

Dr Dharmaraj Rajesh Babu graduated from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science in 2004. During his internship training in 2004, he developed a keen interest in Vascular Surgery during his work with Prof Sanjay Desai. He then decided on a career in Vascular Surgery. After completing his basic surgical training in India, he moved to Singapore in 2006 and got into the Advanced speciality Training in General and Vascular Surgery. He gained valuable experience in Vascular Surgery during his advanced speciality training years at National University Hospital working with A/P Peter Robless and Dr Julian Wong.

 

He also spent a year as Specialist Senior Registrar and gained valuable experience in Vascular Surgery at Christchurch Hospital , New Zealand and worked with Prof Justin Roake, Mr David Lewis and Prof Tim Beckenham. He completed his specialist training and became a fellow with Royal college of Surgeons Edinburgh in March 2013. He was then appointed Associate Consultant of Vascular and Endo Vascular Surgery. Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, National University Health System. He also has keen interest in research and has obtained a Masters in Clinical Research from National University of Singapore.

CHENG SHIN CHUEN

Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore

Dr Cheng read Medicine at the University of New South Wales, Australia and graduated in 1998. He completed his basic and advanced specialty training in General Surgery in Singapore in 2006. He was a senior Clinical Fellow in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery in Prince of Wales Hospital Sydney in 2007.

Dr Cheng’s subspecialty interests lies in all methods of minimally invasive/ Endovascular interventions in Aortic and Peripheral Arterial and Venous Diseases. Common procedures include Endovenous ablation (either by laser or radiofrequency) of varicose veins, Peripheral Arterial Angioplasty(Leg artery ballooning) and Aortic Stenting.

 

Prior to joining PVEC, Dr Cheng was the Head of Vascular and Endovascular Service at the department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore and adjunct Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

In addition to his current clinical practice, Dr Cheng has presented and lectured at several international Vascular and Venous conferences in Taiwan, Seoul and Tokyo, as well as authored a number of articles and abstracts in various peer-reviewed journals and other publications. Dr Cheng has also been invited overseas to supervise or proctor complex surgical procedures.

CHNG JACK KIAN

Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

Dr Chng Jack Kian is a Consultant with the Department of Vascular Surgery, Singapore General Hospital.

CHNG SIEW PING

Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

Dr Chng Siew Ping graduated from the University of Leicester in 1995, and completed her basic surgical training in the Midlands, UK, with membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, before returning to Singapore in 1999. She trained in Singapore as a general surgeon and was made a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Singapore) in 2006. She spent a year in Leicester having been awarded the HMDP overseas fellowship (2005) and a further year in Perth, Australia (2009) specializing in vascular and endovascular techniques. She is currently a consultant in the Department of Vascular Surgery in SGH.

DANNY CHO

Kwong Wah Hospital, Hong Kong

Chief of Service

Department of Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology

EDWARD CHOKE

Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

Dr Edward Choke is presently a Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon at Singapore General Hospital. 

He graduated with first class honours MBBS from the University of Sydney in 1998 and underwent basic surgical training in Birmingham. He undertook specialist training in General and Vascular Surgery in Oxford between 2006 and 2010. In 2010 he was appointed the Clinical Lecturer/Specialist Registrar at the vascular unit in Leicester Royal Infirmary with supervision by Professor Rob Sayers and Professor Ross Naylor. He received training in complex tertiary level vascular and endovascular surgery, including complex abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysm repairs (open, endovascular or hybrid techniques) and complex carotid surgery. He was one of three UK trainees in 2012 to receive the competitive British Society of Endovascular Therapy Endovascular Fellowship which advanced his skills in peripheral angioplasties and hybrid techniques for complex multilevel occlusive or stenotic disease. 

Besides clinical excellence, he is also passionate about clinical and basic science research as part of improving the quality of care for patients. He undertook award winning scientific research between 2003 and 2006 at St George’s Vascular Institute under the supervision of Professor Matt Thompson, leading to a PhD from the University of London. He was the recipient of the American Heart Association Merit Award for Junior Investigators, the UK Medical Research Society Prize and the International Meeting for AAA Prize. 

WOEIMING CHOONG

Fresenius Medical Care Singapore

Assistant Director of Nursing

ANDREW MARK TZE LIANG CHOONG

National University Hospital, Singapore

Dr Andrew Choong is a consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon at the National University Heart Centre, Singapore. He graduated from the Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary’s, London, UK in 2003. He began higher vascular surgical training in 2008 as part of the St Mary’s North West Thames rotation of the London Deanery and Postgraduate School of Surgery. He further developed his endovascular skills as a fellow at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Queensland, Australia and has undergone super-specialised training in complex thoracoabdominal open, hybrid and endovascular aortic surgery during his time at the Imperial Vascular Unit at St Mary’s Hospital, London, UK. In 2014, he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and was awarded his Certificate of Completion of Training in the UK.

 

Prior to joining NUHCS, he was a consultant in vascular and endovascular surgery at King’s College Hospital, London, UK. He continues to hold posts as both an associate lecturer at the University of Queensland, Australia and a senior lecturer at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.

 

He has won multiple awards including the HJ Windsor prize from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Professor William Burnett Research Fellowship from the University of Queensland. In 2014, by examination, he was awarded the Fellowship of the European Board of Vascular Surgery with Honours, for the highest overall examination performance of all candidates.

INGEMAR DAVIDSON

Tulane University, United States

Ingemar J.A. Davidson is an internationally renowned Transplant Surgeon & Professor of Surgery at the University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre Dallas, Texas.

He is Medical Director of Parkland’s Vascular Access Clinic.

His interests are Organ Transplantation, Fluid Resuscitation, and Dialysis Access Simulation.

Dr. Davidson’s research and experience is reflected in books, peer reviewed publications and proceedings.

Achievements:

He is Course Director of the successful Dialysis access CiDA meeting (Controversies in Dialysis Access)

He is Reviewer for Critical Care Medicine, Journal for the American Society of Nephrology, Clinical Transplantation, Kidney International and Juvenile Diabetes Foundation-International.

He is member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Vascular Access. 

BART DOLMATCH

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation, United States

Dr. Bart Dolmatch is a radiologist who specializes in vascular and interventional radiology, which uses minimally invasive image-guided therapy to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions. Dr. Dolmatch focuses on conditions involving the arteries and veins, as well as liver and kidney blockages and spine disease. He also performs tumor biopsies and helps patients manage pain. 

Experienced, approachable and technically skilled, Dr. Dolmatch helps patients understand and manage complicated health problems. He sees patients both at his private clinic as well as at El Camino Hospital, where he values working collaboratively with a diverse group of talented doctors and excellent nurses and administrators.

GOH BAK LEONG

Serdang Hospital, Malaysia

Prof. Goh is the Senior Consultant Nephrologist in Serdang Hospital. He is the Head of Department of Nephrology and PD unit which has about 300 prevalent PD patients. He is also the Head of Clinical Research Centre, Serdang Hospital. He is a keen researcher and involved in many international multicentre clinical trials. He is the Principal Investigator in many CKD, SLE, diabetic and hypertensive clinical trials. Prof Goh has published numerous original articles in international peer-reviewed journals in the field of general nephrology, dialysis and transplantation. He has particular interest in PD access and CAPD, and has presented a great number of scientific papers in international meetings and congresses. He is currently the President of Malaysian Society of Nephrology and the Editor of Malaysian Dialysis & Transplant Registry, and Chair of Renal Transplant Expert Panel for National Transplant Registry. He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in United Kingdom MRCP(UK) in 1996. He was awarded the Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2002 (FRCP). He was also awarded the Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia in 2012 (FAMM). Recently, he has served as a member of Working Party on PD Access Guidelines and also dedicated as an international trainer of PD to the nephrologists from Asia Pacific such as Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia under ISPD AC fellowship programme. He is currently appointed as  Professor by Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR).

GOH YEN SEOW BENJAMIN

National University Hospital, Singapore

Associate Consultant, Urology

FARAH GILLAN IRANI

Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

Dr Farah Irani, (MD, FRCR, FAMS) is a Consultant Interventional Radiologist at the Singapore General Hospital. After completing her basic Radiology training in India she obtained her fellowship training in Interventional Radiology in London UK and Toronto Canada. She practices the whole gamut of IR but has special interest in vascular and hepato-biliary IR. Loco-regional treatments for hepatic malignancy are a key component of her practice. 

Dr Irani is an active member of the local Radiology and Interventional Radiology community. She has been an invited speaker at local and regional meetings. Her interest in research has resulted in publications in international journals and invited book chapters.

As Fellowship Director for the Department of Diagnostic Radiology she has a commitment to teaching and education. 

HSUAN LI HUANG

Taipei Tzu-chi Hospital, Taiwan

Director of peripheral vascular center and cardiac catheterization

 

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine

STEVEN KUM

Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore

Dr Kum is a consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon in private practice. His current interests include multidisciplinary team approach to diabetes mellitus foot care, advance techniques in endovascular revascilarisation of Diabetes Mellitus foot. 

 

Dr Kum received his MBBS medical degree from NUS and subsequently embarked on his surgical training with the Royal College of Surgeons, obtaining his MMed, MRCS and FRCS Edinburgh. He is a Fellow of Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS), a member of the International Society of Endovascular (ISES) and the American College of Phlebology (ACP) and is also a member of the National Diabetic Foot Colloborative. His postgraduate Fellowship in vascular and endovascular and endovascular surgery was done in Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney as well as the renowned Heart Centre and Park Hospital in Leipzig, Germany where he honed his skills in endovascular inventions.

TITUS LAU

National University Hospital, Singapore

LAM KUAN YONG

National University Hospital, Singapore

Senior Staff Nurse

Department: Renal centre 

LEONG CHUO REN

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital , Singapore

Consultant, Vascular Surgery

LIM BENG KIAT

Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Department: Surgery 

LIU YANGDONG

The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, China

Vice Professor​

Vascular surgery

LIU YAN LUN, ALLEN

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore

Division of Nephrology, General Medicine

JULIE LOW

National University Hospital, Singapore

CHRISTOPHER LEO

Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

MOHAN ARKANATH

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Senior Consultant

Nephrology &  Medicine​

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital​

ALEXANDER MEYER

Knights of St. John Hospital, Duisburg, Germany

Vascular and endovascular surgeon

Department: Department of General and Vascular Surgery

NIKAM MILIND

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore

Medical Director 

Fresenius Medical Care Singapore and Visiting Consultant Interventional Nephrologist

KEVIN MOISSINAC

Penang Medical College, Malaysia

Clinical Professor

Department: Surgery​

RAJIV PARAKH

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PUA UEI

Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Dr Pua Uei is a fellow of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe, the Royal College of Radiologists (United Kingdom) and the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. He currently serves on committees in the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), and he is the immediate past president of the Singapore Radiological Society.
 
His interests in interventional radiology include peripheral vascular & aortic intervention, oncologic embolization, tumor ablation, and cementoplasty. He was featured in the main stream media for his work in stentoplasty of osteoporotic fractures, cryoablation of renal tumors, percutaneous EVAR, transradial intervention and complex aortic endografting. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed publications.

SHI YAXUE

Longhua Hospital, Shanghai University of Chinese Traditional Medicine, China

Chief of the department of vascular surgery

 

Vascular Surgery

 

SUNDEEP JAYWANTRAJ PUNAMIYA

Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

LAWRENCE QUEK

Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Consultant, Diagnostic Radiology

HARVINDER RAJ SINGH SIDHU

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Singapore

Director, Vascular Surgery
Senior Consultant, General Surgery

Professional Qualifications

MB BCh BAO, LRCP & SI (NUI), MMed (Gen Surg), FRCS (Gen Surg), AFRCS (Ireland), FAMS (Gen Surg)

 

Specialties / Sub-specialties

General Surgery

 

Specialty Interests

Open Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, Endovenous Surgery for Varicose Veins, Limb Salvage Surgery, Renal Access Surgery, Aortic/Carotid Surgery

PETER ROBLESS

Peter Robless Vascular Surgery, Singapore

Dr Peter Robless is a vascular surgeon based in Singapore. He has over a decade of specialist experience in treating a wide variety of vascular conditions.  Dr Robless has published well over 40 publications in specialist  vascular and angiology journals. He has a special interest in patients with complex vascular conditions.
 

NARAYANAN SRIRAM

Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Designation

Chief of Service, Consultant

 

Credentials 

MBBS MS (Surgery)(Bombay), FRCS (Glasgow), FRCS (Gen. Surg), Dip Laparoscopic Surgery (France)

 

Clinical Interests 

Deep Venous Reconstruction Surgery, Laser & Radio Frequency Ablation of Varicose Veins, Peripheral Arterial Surgery, Endovascular Surgery, Vascular Access Surgery, and Carotid Surgery for Stroke

JAN "JOHN" SWINNEN

Westmead Hospital, New South Wales, Australia

Vascular Surgeon

TAN BIEN SOO

Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

Dr Tan Bien Soo is Senior Consultant Radiologist and immediate past Head of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology.

Dr Tan completed his fellowship training in Interventional Radiology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, UK in 1995. Since his return, he has helped to develop the Vascular and Interventional Radiology service in SGH, into the largest and most comprehensive service in the region. Dr Tan assumed the post of Head of Department in 2002. He is concurrently Adjunct Associate Professor at the Duke-NUS Medical School & Clinical Associate Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

Dr Tan’s current interests are in Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology.

TAN CHIEH SUAI

Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

Dr Tan Chieh Suai graduated with M.B.B.S from National University of Singapore in 2001. He obtained membership of the Royal College of Physician (United Kingdom) in 2007. He completed Advanced Specialist Training in Renal Medicine in Singapore General Hospital in 2010 and was trained in interventional nephrology in Massachusetts General Hospital in 2012 .

His clinical interests include General Nephrology, Critical care and Interventional Nephrology.

JIMMY TAN WEI HWA

Tainan Municipal An-Nan Hospital -China Medical University

Director of Surgery Department , 

Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery Department 

TAN SECK GUAN

Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

Dr Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore Faculty of Medicine in 1981. He obtained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow) in 1987 and was admitted to the Academy of Medicine in 1993. He is a general surgeon who is involved in abdominal surgery and trauma though his primary interest is in vascular problems.His experience includes management of dialysis shunts in renal patients, varicose veins and leg ulcers, aneurysms and limbs with poor circulation. 

Dr Tan is an avid collector of clinical slides showing interesting and often gory details of medical or surgical conditions which he uses to teach medical students. He is a clinical teacher with the Duke NUS medical school as well as the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in NUS. When not involved in stopping torrential bleeding, saving lives and limbs or making women happy by removing their ugly leg veins, he likes nothing better than to have tea at the coffeeshop while reading the latest edition of Economist. After that he will spend the rest of his waking hours in front of the TV watching Discovery channel or the latest season of CSI. He hopes one day to retire that way.

TAN YIH KAI

Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore

​Dr Tan Yih Kai is a Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon.  He was Director of Vascular Services at Changi General Hospital and had been instrumental in the set up and expansion of the various vascular and endovascular services. He also revamped the wound care service and introduced state of the art wound management techniques at Changi General Hospital. 

 

Dr Tan is also active academically. He has given numerous talks and workshops to both public and fellow healthcare providers. He has published in many peer-reviewed journals, including book chapters. He engages in active research in the field of wound healing, aeterial and venous diseases. He has special clinical interest in venous diseases, diabetic limb salvage and advance wound therapy. 

 

Dr Tan obtained his medical degree from the University of Queensland, Australia and subsequently pursued his specialist training in the United Kingdom. Completing higher surgical training programme in General Surgery with special interest in vascular surgery. Following this, he returned to Australia to further advance his skill in endovascular procedures at the Royal and Repatriation Hospitals in South Australia.

TANG TJUN YIP

Changi General Hospital, Singapore

TAY KIANG HIONG

Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

A/Prof Tay is Senior Consultant and Head of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology overseeing Research and Education. He is also the Director of the Interventional Radiology Centre at SGH and the Radiology Thread Leader at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore. A/Prof Tay’s subspecialty interest is in Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology.

A/Prof Tay did his medical training and specialist training in Radiology in Singapore. He was inducted as Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists in 1997 and subsequently obtained Ministry of Health’s HMDP and National Medical Research Council’s Scholarships for a 1 year clinical fellowship and a 6 month research fellowship in Interventional Radiology at the University of British Columbia in Canada in 2000/2001.

A/Prof Tay is currently Honorary Secretary of the Chapter of Diagnostic Radiologists, College of Radiologists Singapore and Vice Chairman of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Subsection of the Singapore Radiological Society. He is a member of several professional bodies including the Society of Interventional Radiology and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe. He has been an invited guest speaker in more than 100 national and International conferences and has more than 130 oral paper/poster presentations, 13 of which have won Best Paper Awards. A/Prof Tay has been awarded several research grants and has more than 30 scientific publications.

A/Prof Tay’s current research interest is in vascular interventions, in particular re-stenosis.

SHANNON D. THOMAS

Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Vascular Surgeon

TIONG HO YEE

National University Hospital, Singapore

Senior Consultant, Urology

ADELINE HY TEO

National University Hospital, Singapore

VIKRAM VIJAYAN

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Singapore

Director, Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory 
Senior Consultant, General Surgery

Professional Qualifications

MB ChB (Bristol), FRCS (Gen Surg) (Eng)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

General Surgery

Specialty Interests

Diabetic Foot Surgery, Carotid Artery Surgery, Aortic Aneurysm Surgery, Varicose Vein Disease, Renal Access Surgery

MASANORI WAKABAYASHI

Bousei Daiichi Clinic, Japan

JOHN WANG

Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

Dr. Wang graduated from The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, where he was a federal scholar. He completed his Masters of Science degree while preparing to start surgical training in North America. He completed General Surgery Residency and Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, and is certified in both specialties by the American Board of Surgery. He emigrated to the United States of America and practiced academic surgery, continuing his keen interest in translational research and resident/fellow education. He was Attending Vascular Surgeon at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, Assistant Professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Associate Program Director of Vascular Surgery Fellowship, and Program Director of Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency. Dr. Wang was also Principal and Co-Investigator for numerous national and international clinical trials and studies. He joined Singapore General Hospital in 2014 and is Core-faculty for SingHealth Surgery Residency.

His interests and expertise include: extra-cranial carotid disease, supra-aortic trunk pathology and reconstruction, thoracic aneurysms and dissections, abdominal aortic aneurysmal and occlusive disease, infra-inguinal occlusive disease, diabetic foot management, ilio-caval venous reconstruction, superficial and deep venous insufficiency, hemodialysis access, and vascular ultrasonography.

BERNARD WEE

National University Hospital, Singapore

Dr Bernard Wee graduated in the year 2000, obtaining his undergraduate degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB BCh) from the Queen’s University of Belfast, United Kingdom.

 

Following house-jobs and senior house officer rotations in Belfast, he obtained the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) postgraduate diploma in 2003. He continued his postgraduate medical training at Royal Infirmary Edinburgh in 2003 and decided to pursue a career in Radiology the following year.

 

He commenced his training in Birmingham, obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR) in 2007 and completed his training in 2009. He was elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (FRCPE) in 2014.

 

Dr Wee was appointed as Consultant Radiologist at City Hospital Birmingham and Sandwell General Hospital, United Kingdom in 2009. In 2012 he relocated as a Consultant Radiologist to the National University Hospital Singapore where he continues to practice in both Diagnositic and Interventional Radiology.

VANESSA WILSON

Fresenius Medical Care, Asia Pacific

Designation: Senior Director Clinical Excellence

Department: Medical Affairs

WONG CHIU CHEUK, ALFRED

Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong Medical Centre, Hong Kong

Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery

YU ZHENG YA

Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, China

M.D. ,Professor

Department of Vascular Surgery

ZHANG YUQIANG

Shanghai Changzheng Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, China

Professor

Department of Nephrology

ZHAO YU

The First Affiliated Hospital of ChongQing Medical University, China

Vascular Surgeon

Surgical Division

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