Designation: Medical Director and Senior Consultant
Language spoken: English, Mandarin, Bahasa Melayu, Hokkien
National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS)
National Heart Centre Singapore
5 Hospital Drive
Mon to Fri: 8.30am - 5.30pm
Sat, Sun and PH: Closed
Professor Terrance Chua is the Medical Director and Senior Consultant with the Department of Cardiology at the National Heart Centre Singapore.
He is also the Group Chairman, Medical Board, SingHealth and Academic Chair of the Cardiovascular Academic Clinical Programme.
Prof Chua graduated with his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 1983 and his Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) in 1987 from the National University of Singapore.
Prof Chua is a clinical cardiologist with a main interest in cardiac imaging and the epidemiology of heart attacks and coronary artery disease.
Prof Chua has received numerous awards and was conferred the National Outstanding Clinician Award at the National Medical Excellence Awards in 2013. The prestigious award recognises healthcare professionals who have demonstrated excellence in the fields of research, knowledge translation, clinical practice and healthcare delivery. He is a strong advocate of research and education, and was voted among the top five "medical mentors" based on SingHealth Junior Doctors Survey in 2005 and enjoys teaching, and mentoring students and staff. He was awarded the "Healthcare Humanity Award" in the same year.
He has numerous publications and actively contributes to clinical research - one of them supporting the work of the Singapore Cardiac Data Bank, a national database of major cardiac procedures and conditions in all public hospitals that has been collecting data since 2000.
Prof Chua is known amongst his patients as a patient and reassuring doctor, often calms his patients with his pleasant disposition.
Professional Positions and Memberships:
Medical Director and Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National Heart Centre Singapore 2014 - Present
Group Chairman, Medical Board, SingHealth
Chairman, Board of Directors, Singapore Heart Foundation
Member, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Fellow, American College of Cardiology
Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, London
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
MMed (Int Med) (Singapore)
Registered as a Specialist in Cardiology by the Singapore Medical Council
Awards and Publications
National Outstanding Clinician Award, 2013
Pilot prospective study of therapeutic hypothermia for treatment of post-cardiac arrest patients. Ng M, Wong AS, Chew HC, Shahidah N, Pek PP, Poh J, Chin CT, Chua TS, Ong ME. Int J Cardiol. 2014 May 15;173(3):612-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.03.132. Epub 2014 Mar 21.
Differences in late cardiovascular mortality following acute myocardial infarction in three major Asian ethnic groups. de Carvalho LP, Gao F, Chen Q, Hartman M, Sim LL, Koh TH, Foo D, Chin CT, Ong HY, Tong KL, Tan HC, Yeo TC, Yew CK, Richards AM, Peterson ED, Chua T, Chan MY. Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care. 2014 Mar 5.
Area stenosis associated with non-invasive fractional flow reserve obtained from coronary CT images. Zhang JM, Luo T, Huo Y, Wan M, Chua T, Tan RS, Kassab GS, Tan SY, Zhong L. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2013;2013:3865-8. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2013.6610388.