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Dr Su Jang Wen

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon

Credentials

  • MBBS (Australia)
  • MRCS (Edinburgh),
  • M MED (Surgery)
  • FRCSCTh Edinburgh
  • FAMS (CTS) Singapore
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist Certification. Singapore
  • Thoracic Surgery & Lung Transplantation Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, United States of America
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, United States of America

Specialization


Background


Committee Member

  • Member of the Clinical Physician Faculty w.e.f 01 August 2010 for 3 years term – Appointed by SingHealth’s Residency Program (General Surgery).
  • Subcommittee member for CTS department patient education committee - Appointed in July 2010.
  • Department representative @ the Outram Campus Tissue Review Committee from 01 August 2010 to 31 July 2012.
  • Member of the Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA) – Casenotes Review Workgroup from October 2009 to December 2011.
  • Campus user champions (CUCs) for SGH Campus-Mission for Improving Clinical Outcomes – Achieving Clinical Excellence Implementation (MICO-ACE) in November 2009.

Teaching and Journal Reviewer

  • Regular speaker on “Thoracic Trauma” at Mass Casualty Course organized by Singapore General Hospital (since 2005)
  • Speaker on “Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery”, “Cardiac Valvular Surgery” and “Aortic Surgery”, Advanced Nursing Diploma, Nanyang Polytechnic. 2006
  • Organizing Chairman for Chest Tube Course for SingHealth Junior Doctors 2007, in collaboration with Airway course organized by Department of Anaesthesia.
  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner’s Medical School Anatomy Instructor, 2008
  • Journal reviewer for Yongsei Medical Journal, 2009
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Speaker @ the Hospital-Wide Clinical Meeting @ SGH-PGMI on 11 March 2010.
  • Instructor in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Singapore. 2005-2010
  • Moderator for department’s weekly Clinical Teaching.SingVALVE 2010: Symposium of Heart Valve Therapies held in NHCS & SGH from 16-18 September.
    1. Local operator with Overseas Operator (Dr Nguyen Van Phan)– Live Surgery: Mitral Valve Repair
    2. Moderator-Live Case: Interventional MV Repair &
    3. Trainer: Robotics hands-on Workshop
  • Esophagectomy lecture to Department of Gastroenterologist, Singapore General Hospital.
  • Basic VATS workshop 2010 – instructor
  • Lung Transplant in Singapore @ NUHS-CTVS department CME session on 24 Aug 2011
  • Co Chair session @ the 6th Cardiology Update on 03 Sep 2011
  • Lecture on "Surgical management & Post operative care" & "Interpretation of CXR & CT Scans" @ the Updates in Medical & Surgical Management of Thoracopulmonary Conditions 2011 @NHCS, LT on 17 Sept 2011
  • Lecture on "ECMO for acute respiratory failure @ the ECMO Workshop on 20 Oct 2011
  • Singapore Thoracic Society Pulmonary Updates 2011 – Speaker on “Surgical Management of Mesothelioma” & “Surgeon’s Perspective of ILD” (December 2011)
  • 4th Singapore Society of Oncology & Chapter of Medical Oncologists Review Course – Speaker on “ Updates on Surgical Management of Lung Cancer” (February 2012)

Teaching Appointment and Session

2009-current year:

  1. Part-time academic staff with the Faculty of Medicine at the National University of Singapore.
    1. Tutorial for NUS YLL Posting MD3021 Surgery Jun 2009 to Oct 2009.
    2. Tutorial for NUS YLL 3rd Year medical students in Nov 2010.
    3. Tutorial for NUS YLL MD5021 Surgery from 27 Dec 2010 to 24 Jan 2011.
    4. Tutorial for NUS YLL 3rd & 5th Year medical students from 20 Jun 2011 to present
  2. Appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS), Office of Clinical & Faculty Affairs w.e.f 01 Jan 2012 to 31 Dec 2012.
    • Basic Practical Procedures Course, Orientation to Clinical Year in AY2009/2010.
    • Primary instructor for Elective in CTS to Year 4 students in AY2011-2012.
  3. Appointed Clinical Physician Faculty Member, (Surgery in General & Surgical Specialties), for the SingHealth’s Residency Program (in charge of thoracic posting) - 1st appointment: 01 Aug 2010 & 2nd appointment: 01 Apr 2011 for a period of 3 years.
    • Darryl Lim Mingjun, Full Registered Year 2 Resident 4 Jul to 28 Aug 2011.
    • Natascha Ekawati Putri, Full Registered Year 2 Resident 31 Oct 2011 to 02 Jan 2012
    • Sim Yirong, Conditional Registered Year 2 Resident 1 Mar to 2 May 2012.

Supervisor to Local Elective Medical Student from National University of Singapore

  • 4th year, Muhammad Ilman B Mohd Adil, Clinical & Research posting from 11 Apr–29 Apr 2011.
  • 3rd year, Lionel Chen, Clinical posting from 30 May – 10 Jun 2011.
  • 3rd year, Derrick Goh, Clinical posting from 06 – 18 June 2011.
  • 1st year, Yang Xin Yan, Clinical Posting from 07 Dec–06 Jan 2012.

Supervisor to Overseas Elective Medical Student

  • Ulrike Maria Grahn, 6th year University of Magdeburg from 01 Feb to 26 Mar 2010.
  • Sonal Mehra, 4th year University of Sheffield from 05 Jul to 23 Jul 2010.
  • Dhanasekaran Thanapal, 3rd year Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland from 16 Aug to 03 Sep 2010.
  • Martin Borlich, 4th year University of Luebeck, Germany from 20 Sep to 08 Oct 2010.
  • Khoo Sing Yee, 2nd year International Medical University, KL, Malaysia from 07 Feb to 25 Feb 2011.
  • Amar Vaswani, 2nd year International Medical University, KL, Malaysia from 07 Feb to 25 Feb 2011.
  • Dhanasekaran Thanapal, 3rd year Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland from 25 Jul to12 Aug 2011.
  • Teo Hon Wei, 3rd year Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland from 25 Jul-12 Aug 2011.
  • Ing Heng Hii, 6th year National Taiwan University from 05 Mar to 30 Mar 2012
  • Shuja Rehman, 5th year Ziauddin University, Pakistan from 25 Jun to 13 Jul – Pending.

National & International Presentation

      1. Poster Presentation on “Digital Replantation Under Local Anaesthesia” and “Preservation of the Amputated Limb with University of Wisconsin Cold Storage Solution”
        34th Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine/Combined Hospitals Medical & Dental Scientific Meeting, 2000
      2. Oral Presentation on “Skull X-ray Should No Longer Play a Role in Management of Head Injury”
        34th Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine/Combined Hospitals Medical & Dental Scientific Meeting, 2000
      3. Presentation on “Collier’s disease”
        23rd Singapore Orthopaedics Conference, 2001
      4. Poster Presentation on “A prospective Evaluation of open hernia repair vs laparoscopic hernia repair”
        American College of Surgeons Scientific Exhibition, Oct 2001
      5. Case Presentation on Post-Cardiotomy ECMO support at Extra-Corporeal Membrance Oxygenator workshop, Feb 2006
      6. Oral Presentation on “Patient Information on the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Survey in Cardiothoracic Patients”
        18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Singapore Cardiac Society, Mar 2006
      7. Poster presentation on “Patient Information on Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cardiac Surgery patients”
        ASCVS at Bei Jing May 2007
      8. Impact of Spirometry on Survival after Lung Transplantation
        Cleveland Clinic Scientific Research Meeting, June 2008
        “Best Paper Presentation AWARD”
      9. Oral Presentation on “Double Lung Transplantation in Patients with Severe Scoliosis”
        CHEST Oct 2008, Philadelphia, USA
      10. Poster Presentation on “Open Window Thoracostomy: Modern Update of an Ancient Operation”
        CHEST Oct 2008, Philadelphia, USA
      11. Poster presentation on “Lung Entrapment after Lung Transplantation : A simple solution using PleurX catheter”
        CHEST Oct 2008, Philadelphia, USA
      12. Inframammary Mini Thoracotomy Approach to the Mitral Valve in Women with Breast Implants
        Alexis E. Shafii, Jang W. Su, MD, Mark Hendrickson, Tomislav Mihaljevic, Marc Gillinov
        ISMICS 2009, San Francisco, USA
      13. Impact of Spirometry on Survival after Lung Transplantation
        Jang Wen Su, David P Mason, Sudish C Murthy, Marie M Budev, Gosta Pettersson, Liang Lee, Eugene H Blackstone
        ISHLT 2009, Paris, France
      14. Lung Transplantation for Patients on Mechanical Ventilation: Proceed with Caution
        Jang Wen Su, David P Mason, Justin Swatz, Hasan Shakoor, Sudish C Murthy, Gosta B Pettersson, James J Yun, Atul C Mehta, Karl G Reyes, Marie M Budev
        ISHLT 2009, Paris, France
      15. Extracorporeal Life Support in patients with 2009 Influenza A (H1N1) with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Local Tertiary Centre Experience
        Adrian K Chan, Kenneth P Chan, Constance P Lo, Steve T Yang, Ghee Chee Phua, Chian Min Loo, Huck Chin Chew, Yeong Phang Lim, Teing Ee Tan, Jang Wen Su, Chong Hee Lim
        Oral presentation @ the SingHealth Congress 2010
      16. An Unique Case of Refractory Ventricular Tachycardia Treated with HybridApproach of Left Thoracotomy/ Dor Procedure and Staged Catheter Ablation
        Jang Wen Su, Jiang Ming Fam, Yeong Phang Lim, Chi KEong Ching
        Poster presentation at ISMICS, LA, USA 2012
      17. Acute ventricular septal rupture repair via left anterior thoracotomy
        Jang Wen Su, Ing Xiang Soo, Jiang Ming Fam, Yeong Phang Lim
        Poster Presentation at ISMICS, LA, USA 2012
      18. Intestinal Ischaemia in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery: An Analysis of An Asian Population
        Experience CHEST 2011
        Philip Pang, Kenny Sin YK, Su Jang Wen, Lim Yeong Phang, Lim See Lim, Tan Teing Ee, Chua Yeow Leng

 

Publications

Local Anaesthesia in Hand Surgery
Jang Wen Su, Beng Hai Lim
General Practitioner Handbook 2000

Painful Hand Conditions
Jang Wen Su, Beng Hai Lim
General Practitioner Handbook 2000

A Prospective Evaluation of Surgeon Performed Sonography as a Screening Test in Blunt Abdominal Trauma”
Edward Foo, Jang Wen Su
Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2001 Jan;30(1):11-4
Cardiac inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor as a rare cause for aortic regurgitation: A case report
Jang Wen Su, Michael George Caleb, Ru San Tan, Adrian Fatt Hoe Low, Chong Hee Lim
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2006 Jul; 132:150-151

Recurrent Aortic Aneurysms Following Thoracic Aortic Stent-Graft Repair in a Patient with Cogan Syndrome
Jang Wen Su, Kiang Hiong Tay, Julian Thumboo, Kenny Yoong Kong Sin
J Endovasc Ther 2006 Dec; 13: 779-782

Cogan’s syndrome with recurrent carotid and aortic aneurysm: A potentially fatal disorder mimicking marfan syndrome
Andrea HL Low, Jang Wen Su, Kenny Yoong Kong Sin, Thumboo Julian
Scandanevian Journal of Rheumatology 2007 Jan; 36: 71-73

Acupuncture as a Rare Cause for Bilateral Pneumothorax
Jang Wen Su, Chong Hee Lim, Yeow Leng Chua
Singapore Med J 2007 Jan; 48(1): e5

Letter to Editor : Hazards of Complementary and Alternate Medicine
Jang Wen Su, Chong Hee Lim, Yeow Leng Chua
Singapore Med J 2007 March: 48(6); 593

Wakeboarding related Water Impact Trauma as a Cause of Fatal Cardiac Rupture
Jang Wen Su, Yeow Leng Chua, Ju Le Tan, Paul Chui, Chong Hee Lim
JThorac Cardiovasc Surg 2007 Aug:134(2):506-7

Closure of Large Tracheo-esophageal Fistula with AlloDerm
Jang Wen Su, David P Mason, Sudish C Murthy, Thomas W Rice
T Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2008 March; 135(3): 706-7

Decortication After Lung Transplantation
Daniel J Boffa, David P Mason, Jang Wen Su, Sudish C Murthy, Gosta B Pettersson, JingYuan Feng, Ann M McNeil, Maria M Budev, Atul C Mehta
Ann Thorac Surg 2008 March; 85: 1039-43

Double Lung Transplantation in Patients with Severe Scoliosis
Jang Wen Su, David P Mason, Sudish C Murthy, Marie M Budev, Atul C Mehta, Ryan Goodwin, Gosta B Pettersson
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2008 Nov;27(11):1262-4

Resection of Giant Malignant Mediastinal Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumour Under Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Jang Wen Su, Yeow Leng Chua, Chong Hee Lim
Singapore Med J. 2009 Jun;50(6):e199-200

Inframammary Mini Thoracotomy Approach to the Mitral Valve in Women with Breast Implants
Alexis E. Shafii, Jang W. Su, MD, Mark Hendrickson, Tomislav Mihaljevic, A Marc Gillinov
Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery: sept/Oct 2009 – vol 4(5)

Open Window Thoracostomy: Modern Update of an Ancient Operation
Reyes K, David P Mason, Sudish C Murthy, Jang Wen Su, Thomas W Rice
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Jun;58(4):220-4

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
David P Mason, Jang Wen Su, Sudish C Murthy, Thomas W Rice
Book Chapter in Second Edition Greene’s Minimally Invasive Cancer management “Minimally Invasive Approaches to Lung Cancer” April 2010;Page 285-298

The Effect of Recipient Hepatitis C Virus Infection on Outcomes Following Heart Transplantation
Alexis Shafii, Jang Wen Su, Gonzalo Gonzalez-Stawinski
Transplant Proc. 2010 June;42(5):1784-7

Allograft Entrapment after Lung Transplantation : A simple solution using Pleurocutaneous catheter
Vakil Nakul, Jang Wen Su, David P Mason, Sudish C Murthy, Gosta B Pettersson
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010 Aug;58(5):299-301

Infected Coronary Artery Pseudoanurysm after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Choon Pin Lim, Kah Leng Ho, Thuan Tong Tan, Sun Lung Aaron Wong, Yeow Leng Chua, Wei Chieh Tan, Jang Wen Su
Ann Thorac Surg 2011;91:e17-9

Robotic-Assisted Lobectomy NHCS’s Experience with da Vinci Surgical System
Su Jang Wen
Medical Grapevine Dec 2010

Effect of changes in postoperative spirometry on survival after lung transplantation
David P Mason, Jeevanantham Rajeswaran, Liang Li, Sudish C Murthy, Jang Wen Su, Gosta B Pettersson, Eugene Blackstone
Presented at Cleveland Clinic Scientific Research Meeting, June 2008
“Best Paper Presentation AWARD”
Presented at ISHLT April 2009
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg May 2012

Outcome and survival analysis of intestinal ischaemia following cardiac surgery.
Pang PY, Sin YK, Lim CH, Su Jang Wen, Chua YL.
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 May 7

Iliofemoral anatomy among Asians: Implications for transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
Chiam PT, Koh AS, Ewe SH, Sin YK, Chao VT, Ng CK, Lee CY, Lim YP, Su Jang Wen, Lim SL, Tan TE, Lim CH, Tan SY, Lim ST, Chua TS, Koh TH, Chua YL.
Int J Cardiol. 2012 Apr 20

An Unique Case of Refractory Ventricular Tachycardia Treated with Hybrid Approach of Left Thoracotomy/ Dor Procedure and Staged Catheter Ablation
Jang Wen Su, Jiang Ming Fam, Yeong Phang Lim, Chi Keong Ching
Innovation (Under review) – accepted for presentation

Acute ventricular septal rupture repair via left anterior thoracotomy
Jang wen Su, Ing Xiang Soo, Jiang Ming Fam, Yeong Phang Lim
Innovation (Under review)- accepted for presentation

Mitral Annulus Remodelling after Resection of Atrial Myxoma
Jang Wen Su, Yeow Leng Chua, Danilo Gonzales, Zee Ping Ding
Ann Thoracic Surg (under review)

Lung Transplantation for Patients on Mechanical Ventilation: Proceed with Caution
Jang Wen Su, David P Mason, Justin Swatz, Hasan Shakoor, Sudish C Murthy, Gosta B Pettersson, James J Yun, Atul C Mehta, Karl G Reyes, Marie M Budev
J Heart Lung Transplant (Under Review)

A Rare Case of Spontaneous Intra-abdominal Abscess Complicated With Purulent Pericarditis and Cardiac Tamponade
Jingxiang Li, Jang Wen Su, Claramae Shulyn Chia, Alexander Yaw Fui Chung
Chest (under review)

Vacuum Assisted Closure in Thoracic Empyema Cavity
Jang Wen Su, David P Mason, Karl Michael Reyes, Chong Hee Lim, Sudish C Murthy
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (provisionally accepted 2009)

An Unusual Case of Aortic Valve Infective Endocarditis as a Complication of Milroy’s disease
Jang Wen Su, Ru San Tan, Yeow Leng Chua
Scandenavian Journal of Rheumatology (under review)

Sleeve Resection of Left Main Stem Bronchus – An Alternative Approach
Jang Wen Su, David Mason, Gosta Pettersson
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (Under Review)

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator Support for Severe Tuberculous Pneumonitis
Adrian Kwok Wai Chan, Jang Wen Su, Boon Hean Ong, Keng Leong Tan
Chest (Under Review)

Massive Pneumoperitoneum following Change of a Tracheostomy Tube
Jang Wen Su, Yi Kit Philip Pang
Singapore Medical Journal – Accepted for publication June 2012

Ongoing Research Project and Articles

Singapore

      1. Effect of traditional Chinese medicine in patients after open-heart surgery, Singapore
      2. Regulatory T lymphocytes in thymic tissue (Collaboration with Singapore Immunology Network) – Approved by IRB, ongoing
      3. Atrial fibrillation Echocardiogram and Atrial Fibrillation atrial myocytes study – Approved by IRB, ongoing
      4. Human Thymic Regulatory T Cells.
        CIRB Ref: 2009/804/C. Approval period: 24 Feb 2010 to 19 Jan 2011.
        Principal Investigator: Su Jang Wen
      5. The cost-effectiveness study comparing various combinations of diagnostic and staging modalities for Lung Cancer patients. – Await IRB approval
      6. Sensitivity and Cost Analysis of the initial diagnosis and staging of lung cancer.
        CIRB Ref: 2011/121/C.
        Approval period: 09 March 2011 to 08 March 2012.
        Principal Investigator: Mariko Siyue Koh
        Co Investigator: Su Jang Wen
      7. Surgical Treatment for Ischaemic Heart Disease (STICH) trial.
        (CIRB Ref: 2004/019/C)
        Principal Investigator: Chua Yeow Leng
        Co Investigator: Su Jang Wen
      8. V710: A Randomized, multicenter, double-blind, group-sequential study to evaluate the efficacy, immunogenicity, and safety of a single does of Meck 0657nl staphylococcus aureus Vaccine (V710) in adult patients scheduled for cardiothoracic surgery.
        Principal Investigator: Lim Chong Hee.
        Co Investigator: Su Jang Wen
      9. RE-COVER II (CIRB Ref: 2008/018/C) A phase III, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group study of the efficacy and safety of oral dabigatran etexilate (150mg bid) compared to warfarin (INR 2.0-3.0) for 6 months treatment of acute symptomatic venous thromboembolism, following initial treatment for at least 5 days with a parenteral anticoagulant approved for this indication.
        Principal Investigator: Sin Yoong Kong
        Co Investigator: Su Jang Wen
      10. SIGNIFY: Effects of Ivabradine in patients with stable coronary artery disease without clinical heart failure. A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled international multicenter study.
        Principal Investigator:
        (Co Investigator).
      11. A phase III randomized, double blind, parallel-group study of the efficacy and safety of oral dabigatran (150mg bid) compared to warfarin (INR 2.0-3.0) for 6 months treatment of acute symptomatic venous thromboembolism, following initial treatment for at least 5 days with a parenteral anticoagulant approve indication. (HPRG/CTB 78:10/08-021)
        Principal Investigator:
        (Co Investigator).
      12. A Phase 3 Randomised, Double-blind, Parallel-group, Multi-center of the safety and efficacy of Apixaban for prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism in acutely ill medical subjects following hospitalization.
        Principal Investigator: Dr Ng Heng Joo.
        (Co-Investigator-ongoing).
      13. Relationship Between Left Atrial Strain And Atrial Fibrosis In Patients With And Without Atrial Fibrillation Undergoing Elective Cardiac Surgery
        Singhealth Foundation Research Grant---> $50 000.
        Start date: 5-4-2010 ; End date: 23-3-2012.
        Principal investigator: Reginald Liew
        Co-Investigators: Zhong Liang, Chua Yeow Leng, Ding Zee Pin, Lim See Lim,Su Jang Wen,Eric Lim, Mohamed Shirhan, Ong Boon Hean
      14. Alternations In Intracellular Calcium Handling In Atrial Myocytes Obtained From Patients With Paroxysmal And Persistent Atrial Fibrillation.
        No Grant.
        Start date: 12-4-2010 ; End date: 23-3-2012
        Principal investigator: Reginald Liew
        Co-Investigator: Chua Yeow Leng, Lim See Lim, Su Jang Wen, Eric Lim, Zhang Guanqin, Ong Boon Hean
      15. Hokusai VTE: A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-blind, Double-dummy, Parallel-Group, Multi-Center,Multi-National study for evaluation of efficacy and safety of (LMW) Heparin/Edoxaban Versus (LWM) Heparin/Warfarin in subjects with symptomatic deep-vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism.
        Principal Investigator: Sin Yoong Kong
        Co Investigator: Su Jang Wen
      16. Co investigator for Research Study on "Insight from four-dimensional flow into the mechanism of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy by combining cardiac magnetic resonance and computational fluid dynamics"
        Co Investigator: Su Jang Wen

Cleveland, USA

  • Predictors of Performance Status Following Lung Transplantation (Jang Wen Su, David Mason, Sudish C Murthy, Gosta B Pettersson, Eugene Blackstone)
  • Correlation between Karnofsky score and spirometry result in lung transplant patient (Jang Wen Su, David Mason, Sudish C Murthy, Gosta B Pettersson, Eugene Blackstone)
  • Left upper lobectomy in the presence of prior internal mammary artery use (Jang Wen Su, Sudish Murthy, David P Mason, Thomas W Rice)
  • Use of AlloDerm as a solution in difficult tracheobronchial defect (Jang Wen Su, David Mason, Sudish C Murthy, Thomas W Rice)
  • VAC dressing improve healing in gastro-esophageal anastomotic leak (Jang Wen Su, Sudish Murthy, David P Mason, Thomas W Rice)
  • Impact of oversizing and undersizing donor lungs in lung transplantation (David Mason, Jang Wen Su, Sudish C Murthy, Gosta Pettersson)
  • Lung transplantation in patients with distorted thoracic cavity - single centre result (Jang Wen Su, David Mason, Sudish C Murthy, Gosta B Pettersson)
    Large arterio-venous malformation causing severe pulmonary hypertension (Jang Wen Su, Marie Budev)
  • Report of a long term survivor with a large post pneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula, as managed by tube thoracostomy alone (Jang Wen Su, David Mason, Thomas Rice)

Course/Seminar/Conference Attended

May 2001 Basic Surgical Skill Course.
Aug 2002 M Med Course.
Nov 2002 Microsurgical Skill Course.
2004 Basic Echocardiography Course.
Aug 2004 Basic Cardiac Life Support Course.
Aug 2004 Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course.
Jul 2004 Malaysia 7th Cardiac Conference at Sarawak.
Jan 2005 2nd Asian Pacific Congress of Heart Failure (Singapore).
2005 15th Asian Pacific Congress of Cardiology (Singapore).
Jul 2005 Minimally Invasive Thoracoscopic Surgery Workshop (39th Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine).
2005 Ventricular Assist Device Workshop (Singapore).
Feb 2006 Singapore LIVE 2006.
Feb 2006 Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator and Endovascular Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Stenting Workshop (Singapore).
2006 Course on Medical Ethics, Professionalism and Health Law in Singapore.
2006 Basic Cardiac Life Support Re-certification.
Mar 2006 Singapore Cardiac Meeting.
31 Mar 2006 The Next Technology, Cardiac, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery Seminar, and Workshop (Singapore).
Apr 2006 Intercollege Surgeon Conference (Singapore).
May 2006 SingHealth “Communicating with 5Cs” Training.
11-13 Aug 2006 Cardiology Update @ Singapore 2006.
14 Dec 2006 Responsible Care & Use of Laboratory Animals Course (Singapore).
Jan 2007 17th Singapore Live Course 2007.
Feb 2007 Organizing Chairman for Chest Tube Course for SingHealth Junior Doctors 2007, in Collaboration with Airway course organized by Department of Anaesthesia.
May 2007 ASCVS 2007, Bei Jing China.
August 2007 Technological Advances in Internal Mammary Artery Harvesting with Harmonic Technology. Cleveland, USA.
4 Oct 2007 Transcatheter therapy for Structural Cardiovascular Disease. Cleveland, USA.
18-20 Oct 2007 21st Century Treatment of Heart Failure: Synchronizing Surgical and Medical Therapies for Better Outcomes. Cleveland, USA.
10-14 May 2008 AATS, San Diego, USA.
12 June 2008 Robotic Mitral Repair Surgery: A Growing United States Experience. Dr W. Randolph Chitwood.
9 Aug 2008 Workshop in Sorin Valve, Cleveland Clinic, USA.
23 Aug 2008 Workshop in Mitroflow valve, Cleveland Clinic, USA.
17 Sept 2008 Workshop in CryoLife Homograft Implantation, Cleveland Clinic, USA.
16-18 Oct 2008 21st century Treatment of Heart Failure: Synchronizing Surgical and Medical Therapies for Better Outcomes. Cleveland USA.
24 Oct 2008 Congenital Coronary Artery Disease – Constantine Mavroudis, MD.
25-30 Oct 2008 CHEST meeting, Philadelphia USA. Oral presentation and 2 poster presentation.
31 Oct 2008 Evolving Treatment of Aorta and Aortic Valve – Professor Lars Svensson.
7 Nov 2008 Approach to Atrial Fibrillation. Joint conference Heart Vascular Institute, Cleveland, USA.
19 Nov 2008 Lung Transplant Reteat Program, Cleveland Clinic – Professor Martin Struber, Hannover Medical School, Germany.
28 Nov 2008 Syngo Dynamic Training, Cleveland Clinic, USA.
24-28 Jan 2009 STS meeting, San Francisco, USA.
6 Feb 2009 Combined conference - Myectomy for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Cleveland Clinic.
11 Feb 2009 Pulmonary hypertension advanced case team – Cleveland Clinic.
21 March 2009 Medtronic Freestyle stentless aortic valve workshop.
22-25 April 2009 ISHLT Paris.
11-13 June 2009 Robotic cardiac surgery workshop – Dr Tom Mihaljevic (Cleveland Clinic).
6 June 2009 Public forum on Diabetes & the Heart – speaker.
4 July 2009 J & J suturing course – instructor.
21 Aug 2009 Mastering Difficult Colleague Interactions Workshop.
29 Aug 2009 VV ECMO in H1N1 patients – speaker.
Sept 2009 CPIP course. Mission statement "To reduce wound infection rate post" cardiac surgery by 75% in 6 months.
25-27 Jan 2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeon Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
4-7 Feb 2010 Conduct of cardiac surgery at Myanmar Hospital.
March 2010 Singapore General Hospital wide teaching “Minimally Cardiac Surgery”- Speaker.
April 2010 Da Vinci Si training.
April 2010 Basic VATS workshop.
June 2010 VATS Lobectomy, Samsung Medical Centre, Korea.
July 2010 Sorin Freedom & sutureless aortic valve, IJN, Kuala Lumpur.
July 3rd 2010 Tracheal surgery & ECMO for H1N1 – 10th Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Organizer and speaker.
June 2010 VATS Lobectomy, Samsung Medical Centre, Korea.
10-12 Jun 2010 VATS Lobectomy workshop, Samsung Medical Centre, Seoul, South Korea
20-21 July 2010 Tissue Heart Valves Workshop, IJN, Kuala Lumpur.
15 & 16 Sept 2010 Joint Commission International Executive Briefings, Singapore.
Sept 16-18 2010 SingValve Singapore – surgeon & instructor.
4 & 5 Mar 2011 Hokusai VTE Investigator & Coordinator Training Meeting, San Diego, USA.
26-29 May 2011 ASCVTS - ATCSA 2011 , Phuket, Thailand.
11 - 12 Aug 2011 MICS CABG Education Program @ Staten Island, New York
December 2011 Singapore Thoracic Society Pulmonary Updates 2011
February 2012 4th Singapore Society of Oncology & Chapter of Medical Oncologists Review course
11-15 Jan 2012 9th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference @ NUS.
05-06 Mar 2012 Singapore Guidelines for Good Clinical Practice - Local course @ SoN.

Official Overseas Trip

2001 Bandung, Indonesia to give lectures
24 & 25 Oct 2011 Phnom Penh, Cambodia to give lectures.

Media Interview & Article in NHCS newsletter

Jul – Sep 2009 NHCS in-house newsletter Murmurs Issue 2 on “My Fellowship Experience at the Cleveland Clinic Heart Centre.
21 Oct 2010 Press Conference for Robotic Lobectomy (Straits Times, Lianhe Zao Bao, Lianhe Wan Bao, Channel News Asia, Asiaone, Azorobotic, topnews).
Oct – Dec 2010 NHCS in-house newsletter Murmus Issue 7 on “New Robotic-Assisted Surgery for Lung Cancer Patients.
Apr 2011 Interview with Singapore Health – ECMO patient, Ms Cherie Lim.


Achievements and Awards


Awards
Oct 2006 Gold Medalist in FRCS(CTh) examination Edinburgh
Oct 2006 Gold Medalist in FAMS(CTS) examination Singapore
March 2010 Service Quality Award Winner (Bronze 2nd)
Jan – Mar 2006 Service Quality Award Winner (Bronze 1st)
2005 100% Attendance in 2005 – Productivity Award
2006 100% Attendance in 2006 – Productivity Award
2010 100% Attendance in 2010 – Productivity Award
2012 10 years long service award

Honour & Membership

1993 – 1995 Member of Chinese Cultural Society
Member of Malaysian Students’ Society
1993 – 1998 Member of Overseas Medical Students’ Society
Member of Medical Students’ Society
2005 Organizing Committee for National Heart Centre Family Day
1999 – 2006 Member of Singapore Medical Association
2007 HMDP award on fellowship on Advances in Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation
2008 2008 American College of Chest Physician - member
June 2008 Best paper presentation AWARD on “Impact of Spirometry on Survival after Lung Transplantation” at Scientific Research Meeting Cleveland Clinic Foundation
March 2009 International Society of Heart Lung Transplant – member
2009 2009 Singapore Cardiac Society - member
2009 Singapore Thoracic Society - member
2010 Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgery – member
2011 Singapore Oncology Society – member
2012 International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (ISMICS) - Member