Dr. Paul Chiam
Dr. Paul Chiam
Senior Consultant Cardiologist
3 Mount Elizabeth, #08-06. Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore 228510
Languages: English, Chinese
About Dr. Paul Chiam
Dr Paul Chiam is a Cardiologist with a subspecialty interest in Interventional Cardiology. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and Visiting Consultant at the National University Heart Centre Singapore. He was previously a Senior Consultant at the Department of Cardiology, National Heart Centre Singapore and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore.
Dr Chiam graduated on the Dean’s List with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
from the National University of Singapore in 1996. He obtained the postgraduate diploma of the Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) (UK) in February 2001, and a Master Degree in Internal Medicine (MMed) from the National University of Singapore in June 2001 where he was awarded the Gordon Ransome Gold Medal for being the top candidate.
He began Cardiology specialization in 2002 at the National Heart Centre Singapore and was awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) scholarship in 2006 to subspecialize in Interventional Cardiology, where he trained at the renowned Lenox Hill Heart And Vascular Institute of New York. He spent eighteen months training in complex coronary angioplasty, carotid artery angioplasty and stenting, peripheral artery angioplasty, and structural heart disease (heart valve) interventions. He then spent a further three months training in intracranial angioplasty and stenting at the Department of Endovascular Neurosurgery, University of Buffalo, State University of New York.
Dr Chiam returned to the National Heart Centre Singapore in 2008, and led the team that performed the first Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) in Asia in 2009. He subsequently became the first Asian proctor for the Edwards Lifesciences and Medtronic CoreValve TAVR programs and has trained and proctored new centres in South Korea, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, India, Thailand and Japan.
In recognition of his commitment to patient care, Dr Chiam was awarded the Bronze Service Quality award in December 2009 and also in March 2011. At the SingLIVE Interventional Cardiology conference 2009, he was the first runner-up in the Best of Young Interventionalist case competition.
As a cardiac specialist, Dr Chiam is well recognized in the field of interventional cardiology. He has been invited as a Guest Faculty & Speaker to major international cardiovascular conferences such as the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) (USA), EuroPCR, PCR London Valves, Complex Cardiovascular Therapeutics, Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Asia Pacific (TCTAP) and China Interventional Therapeutics (CIT) amongst others.
Dr Chiam has been invited as a case operator to conduct workshops and to perform cases during “live transmissions” in complex coronary interventions, peripheral artery interventions and mitral valvuloplasties in Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Taiwan and China.
He has published extensively in top medical journals. In recognition of his research publications, he was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor with the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, and holds a current appointment of Adjunct Associate Professor, National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He also won the SingHealth Publish! Award in 2012 for a paper published in a major cardiovascular journal. He is currently a section editor of AsiaIntervention journal.
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