Dr Kenneth Chan

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Dr Kenneth Chan

Consultant Respiratory Physician

About Dr Kenneth Chan

Dr Chan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1995. He then obtained the Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) and the MRCP (UK) in 1999. He went on to specialty training in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine at the Singapore General Hospital. In 2004, he was awarded a Health Manpower Development Award 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. He had also undergone a fellowship at the world-renowned Thoraxklinik at Heidelberg, Germany under Prof. Felix Herth, where further he further honed his skills and knowledge in bronchoscopic procedures such as endobronchial ultrasound and bronchial thermoplasty for asthma.

Dr Chan was the President of both the Singapore Thoracic Society and the Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Singapore. With a passion for teaching Dr Chan held dual appointments – Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, and 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.

He also has a special interest in smoking cessation. While at the Singapore General Hospital, Dr Chan directed the inpatient smoking cessation program 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 was the Scientific Chair for the World Congress on Tobacco and Health in 2012, the premier smoking cessation meeting globally.

  • MBBS (National University of Singapore)
  • M.Med (Internal Medicine), National University of Singapore
  • Member, Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom)
  • European Diploma of Intensive Care
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore (Respiratory Medicine)
  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians (USA)
  • Specialist in Respiratory Medicine, Ministry of Health , Singapore
  • Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine, Ministry of Health, Singapore
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
  • Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  1. Chan KPW, Eng P, Hsu A, Goh MH, Chow M. Rigid Bronchoscopy and Stenting for Esophageal Cancer causing Airway Obstruction. Chest 2002; 122:1069-72
  2. Chan K, Tan KL, Lee HS, Eng P. Malignant Mesothelioma: Experience at the Singapore General Hospital. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2003; 32: 388-91.
  3. Chan KP, Low JG, Raghuram J, Fook-Chong SM, Kurup A. Clinical characteristics and outcome of severe melioidosis requiring intensive care. Chest. 2005 Nov; 128:3674-8.
  4. Chan KP, Mehta S, Stewart TE. High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation for the adult patient with the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. CHEST 2007; 131(6):1907-1916.
  5. Chan KP. Pulmonary Embolism in the Intensive Care Unit. SGH Proceedings 2008; 17(3):113-120.
  6. Chen Wang, Dan Xiao (co-first authors), Kenneth Ping Wah Chan, Chaicharn Pothirat, Simon Davies, Dahlia Garza. Varenicline for smoking cessation: Efficacy and tolerability in a placebo-controlled, randomized study in smokers from China, Thailand and Singapore. Respirology 2009; 14(3) 384-392

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