Dr Kelvin Chua is a cardiologist at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore.
He specialises in arrhythmia care in the field of electrophysiology and pacing.
He has special interests in sudden cardiac death, ablations of complex atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, and the use of novel pacing and ablation strategies including conduction system pacing, ultra-high-density mapping, cryoablation, and pulse-field ablation.
Prior to joining private practice, he was a senior consultant at the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS), where he led the electrophysiology service at Sengkang General Hospital and was instrumental in setting up the specialist outpatient clinic there. He also established several key clinical programmes at NHCS including cryoballoon ablation for atrial fibrillation, fluoroscopy-reduction ablation techniques, and conduction system pacing.
Dr Chua graduated from the National University of Singapore and obtained membership of the Royal College of Physicians, UK as well as a master's degree and certificate of specialist accreditation (cardiology). He pursued his subspecialty clinical fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA, and the University of Chicago, USA, where he acquired expertise in the management of complex arrhythmias and cardiac implantable electronic devices.
He also received his accreditation from the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners as a certified electrophysiology specialist – adult cardiology. His research interests during that time were electrocardiographic predictors of sudden cardiac death, ultra-high-density mapping to delineate atrionodal connections, substrates correlating with critical isthmuses in ventricular tachycardia, and device algorithms for early detection of lead dislodgements. He has been practising medicine for more than 15 years.
Dr Chua was a clinical assistant professor at Duke-NUS Medical School.
He is a fellow at local and international cardiovascular societies including the Academy of Medicine Singapore, American College of Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Society. He organises and speaks at major conferences, public forums and engagements with physicians from all specialities to improve accessibility and level of care to patients.
Dr Chua was awarded several Singapore Health Quality Service Awards.