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A/ Prof. Ong Boon Hean

A/ Prof. Ong Boon Hean

Designation: Consultant
Acting Director, Lung Transplant Programme

Specialization:
Cardiothoracic Surgery

Language spoken: English, Mandarin, Bahasa Melayu

Hospital Affiliation:
National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS)


Clinic Address:
National Heart Centre Singapore
5 Hospital Drive Singapore 169609

Operating Hours: Mon to Fri: 8.30am - 5.30pm
Sat, Sun and PH: Closed


Adjunct Assistant Professor Ong Boon Hean is a Consultant with the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the National Heart Centre Singapore. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2006. He subsequently completed his training in cardiothoracic surgery at the National Heart Centre Singapore and was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2014. He was then awarded the Singapore Ministry of Health-Singhealth HMDP Award in 2014 to pursue an advanced clinical fellowship in general thoracic surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in the United States of America.

In 2016, he returned from fellowship training to practice cardiothoracic surgery with subspecialty interests in minimally invasive thoracic surgery, thoracic oncology and lung transplantation at the National Heart Centre Singapore. In 2017, he was appointed acting director of the lung transplant programme in the National Heart Centre Singapore, and the service chief at the Singapore General Hospital campus for the SingHealth Duke-NUS Lung Centre. He also currently serves as a board member of the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Academy of Medicine Singapore. Aside from his clinical work, he is also actively involved in education and research in thoracic surgery. He is a core clinical faculty member of the National Heart Centre Singapore Cardiothoracic Residency program and is a clinical lecturer with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He also a co-investigator for several studies related to lung cancer screening and novel treatment strategies for lung cancer.

Professional Positions and Memberships:
Organizing Chairperson of the SingHealth Uniportal VATS Masterclass, SingHealth Duke-NUS Lung Centre 1/2018-Present
Board Member of the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Academy of Medicine Singapore 3/2017-Present
Co-Chairperson of the Cancer Service Line Development Lung Workgroup, NHC 2/2017-2/2020
Member of the Donation after Circulatory Death Committee, SingHealth Transplant 12/2017-12/2018
Member of the Tissue Review Committee, Singapore General Hospital, 5/2016-10/2018
Member of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Program Evaluation Committee, NHC 6/2016-Present
Member of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinical Competency Committee, NHC 6/2016-Present
Member of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Peer Review Learning Quality Assurance Committee, NHC 1/2017-Present
Member of the Inpatient Clindoc & Outpatient Paper-Light Initiative, NHC 2/2016-Present
Member of the Joint Commission International Anaesthesia and Surgical Care Workgroup, NHC 5/2016-8/2017

Education:
FAMS, 2016
FRCSEd (CTh), 2014
MRCSEd, 2008
MBBS National University of Singapore, 2006

Board Certifications:
Registered as a Specialist in Cardiothoracic Surgery by the Singapore Medical Council

Awards and Publications
SingHealth 10-Year Long Service Award 2018
SingHealth Quality Service Gold Award 2015
Human Manpower Development Plan Award 2014

IL-11 is a crucial determinant of cardiovascular fibrosis. Schafer S, Viswanathan S, Widjaja AA, Lim WW, Moreno-Moral A, DeLaughter DM, Ng B, Patone G, Chow K, Khin E, Tan J, Chothani SP, Ye L, Rackham OJL, Ko NSJ, Sahib NE, Pua CJ, Zhen NTG, Xie C, Wang M, Maatz H, Lim S, Saar K, Blachut S, Petretto E, Schmidt S, Putoczki T, Guimarães-Camboa N, Wakimoto H, van Heesch S, Sigmundsson K, Lim SL, Soon JL, Chao VTT, Chua YL, Tan TE, Evans SM, Loh YJ, Jamal MH, Ong KK, Chua KC, Ong BH, Chakaramakkil MJ, Seidman JG, Seidman CE, Hubner N, Sin KYK and Cook SA. Nature. 2017 Dec 7;552(7683):110-115. doi: 10.1038/nature24676. Epub 2017 Nov 13

The safe volume threshold for chest drain removal following pulmonary resection. Yap KH, Soon JL, Ong BH and Loh YJ. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2017 Nov 1;25(5):822-826. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivx161

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