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Dr Chan Ping Wah, Kenneth

Dr Chan Ping Wah, Kenneth
Dr Chan Ping Wah, Kenneth
  • Respiratory Medical Associates


    38 Irrawaddy Road #04-33
    Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
    Singapore 329563

    6734 5766
  • Respiratory Medical Associates


    6 Napier Road #07-14
    Gleneagles Medical Centre
    Singapore 258499

    6473 8864
  • Specialty

    • Respiratory Medicine
  • Sub-specialty

    • Intensive Care Medicine
  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science, National University of Singapore
    • Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine), National University of Singapore
    • Member of the Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom
    • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore (Respiratory Medicine)
    • Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians
    • European Diploma of Intensive Care
  • Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Malay/Indonesian
    • Mandarin


  • Dr Kenneth Chan is a respiratory medicine specialist practising at Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore. He has special interests in bronchoscopy, smoking cessation and intensive care medicine.
  • Dr Chan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1995. He then obtained the Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) and the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons, UK, in 1999. He did his specialty training in respiratory and critical care medicine at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). In 2004, he was awarded a Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) scholarship to pursue a clinical fellowship in critical care medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. Dr Chan also holds the European Diploma in Intensive Care.
  • Dr Chan was the president of the Singapore Thoracic Society in 2005 and 2006 and an active executive committee member till 2008. He is currently the president of the Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Singapore.
  • With a passion for teaching, Dr Chan held dual appointments as an adjunct assistant professor of Medicine at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, and a clinical lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He has a special interest in evidence-based medicine and has directed and conducted several courses in this area. He is also regularly invited to lecture and teach at the annual Asia-Pacific Evidence-based Medicine Conference and Workshop.
  • In the research arena, Dr Chan focuses in the areas of intensive care, mechanical ventilation and acute respiratory distress syndrome. He has published in international journals such as CHEST and Critical Care Medicine, and is regularly invited to speak regionally in these fields. In 2007, Dr Chan was the Scientific Chair for the 2nd Asia-Pacific Congress in Bronchology.
  • In addition to general respiratory medicine, Dr. Chan has a special interest in intensive care medicine and bronchoscopy. He is well-versed with many cutting-edge technologies, including high-frequency oscillatory ventilation, extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation and advanced bronchoscopic techniques such as endobronchial ultrasound. Dr Chan is also able to perform ultrasound examinations of the thorax, primarily for the diagnosis and management of pleural effusions.
  • He also has a special interest in smoking cessation. While at SGH, Dr Chan directed the inpatient smoking cessation programme as well as the outpatient Smoking Cessation Clinic. He also chaired the Ministry of Health Clinical Practice Guidelines for Smoking Cessation in 2010 – 2011. In addition, he is the Scientific Chair for the upcoming World Congress on Tobacco and Health in 2012, the premier smoking cessation meeting globally.

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