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Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Overview

The Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, established in 1995 on Outram Campus at the advent of medical specialization in Singapore, has been providing state-of-the-art care for Singaporeans with pulmonary disorders and critical illnesses for more than two decades.

Our staff provide the most current options in diagnosing and treating patients with allergy-related conditions, lung diseases and critical illnesses.  We also provide a comprehensive range of sub-specialty services to care for patients with complex pulmonary and critical care conditions.


  • Allergy
  • Airway Disorders
    • Asthma, including Severe or Difficult-to-Treat Asthma
    • Bronchiectasis
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic Non-invasive Ventilation (NIV)
  • Critical Care Medicine
    • Dedicated Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Service - with National Heart Center, Singapore (NHCS)
    • Body Cooling Unit to treat Heat Related Disorders
  • Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
    • Flexible bronchoscopy, Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS), Transbronchial Lung Biopsy (including Cryobiopsy)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
    • Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases, Complex and Rare Lung Conditions
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy
    • Rigid Bronchoscopy, Airway Interventions, Airway Stenting, Brachytherapy, Photodynamic Therapy, Whole Lung Lavage
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Pleural Diseases
    • Thoracocentesis, Intercostal Drains, Indwelling Pleural Catheters, Medical Thoracoscopy
  • Pulmonary Function Laboratory
    • Spirometry, Body Plethysmography, Diffusion Capacity Testing, Bronchoprovocation Tests, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary infections   
    • Severe Community Acquired Pneumonia and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), Pulmonary Tuberculosis
  • Pulmonary Vascular Diseases
  • Occupational Lung Disorders
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation    
Staff MembersSub-Specialty
Head & Senior Consultant
Asst Prof Phua Ghee Chee MBBS, M Med (Int Med), MRCP (UK), FAMS, FCCP, EDICAllergy, Pulmonary Vascular Diseases, Lung Transplantation, Intensive Care Medicine
Senior Consultant
Asst Prof Anantham Devanand MBBS, MRCP (UK), AKC (Lond), FAMSInterventional Bronchoscopy, Pleural Diseases, Medical Ethics
Assoc Prof Loo Chian Min MBBS, MRCP (UK), FAMS, FCCPEnd-stage Lung Diseases, Lung Transplantation, Intensive Care Medicine
Dr Hsu Ann Ling, Anne MBBS, M Med (Int Med), FRCP (UK), FCCP (USA), FAMSSleep Medicine
Adj Assoc Prof Koh Siyue, Mariko MBBS, MRCP (UK), FCCPAsthma, Allergy
Asst Prof Low Su Ying BA, BM BCh (Oxon), MRCP (UK)Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), Medical Thoracoscopy
Dr Ong Thun How MBBS, MRCP (UK)Sleep Medicine
Asst Prof Tan Keng Leong MBBS, MRCP (UK), FAMS, FRCP (Edin), FCCPAsthma, Sleep Medicine, Occupational Lung Diseases
Asst Prof Leow Leong Chai MD, FRACPSleep Medicine
Asst Prof Sewa Duu Wen MBBS, MRCP(UK)Lung Transplantation, Pulmonary Vascular Diseases, Intensive Care Medicine
Asst Prof Adrian Chan Kwok Wai MBBS, MRCP (Edin), MSc (Allergy)Allergy, Intensive Care Medicine
Asst Prof Melvin Tay Chee Kiang MBBS (S’pore), MMed (Int Med), MRCP (Lond), FAMSInterventional Bronchoscopy, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), Intensive Care Medicine
Associate Consultant
Dr Esther Tan Qiao Li MBBS, MRCP (UK), MMedMedical Thoracoscopy, Intensive Care Medicine
Dr Ken Lee MBBS(S'pore), MRCP(UK)Pulmonary Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine
Dr Leong Kah-Lai Carrie
Dr Tiew Pei Yee


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Department Office:

Academia, Level 3
Tel: 6321-4700 / 6321-4685
Fax: 6227-47
(for departmental matters only)

Last Modified Date :11 Feb 2018