Respiratory Medicine

The Respiratory Medicine service provides inpatient and outpatient care for a wide spectrum of respiratory diseases. We commonly see patients with the following diagnostic problems in our specialist outpatient clinics:

  • Prolonged cough
  • Unexplained breathlessness
  • Cough with blood in the sputum
  • Abnormalities detected on routine chest X-rays

In addition, we assist primary care physicians to optimise management of the following lung diseases:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis

Our Lung Function Laboratory provides a comprehensive range of diagnostic services:

  • Spirometry and flow loops
  • Lung volumes
  • Transfer factor
  • Bronchoprovocation test
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise test

Our Sleep Laboratory provides Sleep Medicine services such as:

  • In-lab sleep study
  • CPAP titration study
  • Multiple sleep latency testing

We perform the following procedures for inpatients and outpatients where appropriate:

  • Flexible bronchoscopy and appropriate biopsy, lavage, brushings
  • Pleural aspiration and drainage
  • Pleurodesis
  • Non-invasive ventilation (NIV)

We work closely with our physiotherapy colleagues to provide pulmonary rehabilitation programmes and our pharmacists who run smoking cessation programmes. In addition, we support our colleagues in Intensive Care Medicine through the management of critically ill patients who are on mechanical ventilation and NIV.

Adj A/Prof Noel Stanley Tay

Director & Senior Consultant, Respiratory Medicine
Senior Consultant, Internal Medicine & Intensive Care Medicine

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S'pore), MRCP (UK), FAMS (Respiratory Med)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Respiratory Medicine, Internal Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine

Specialty Interests

Pulmonary Physiology, Pulmonary Laboratory Testing, Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

» VIEW FULL PROFILE

Clinical A/Prof Gerald Chua

Division Head, Medicine
Senior Consultant, Respiratory Medicine, Internal Medicine & Intensive Care Medicine

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S’pore), MRCP (UK), FRCP (Glasg), FRCP (Edin), European Dip (Intensive Care)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Respiratory Medicine, Internal Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine

Specialty Interests

Integrated COPD Care, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

» VIEW FULL PROFILE

Adj Asst Prof Daphne Yee

Senior Consultant, Respiratory Medicine

Professional Qualifications

MDCM (Montreal), ABIM Diplomate (Internal Med), ABIM Diplomate (Respiratory Med), FRCP Canada (Internal Med), FRCP Canada (Respiratory Med), MSc (Epidemiology)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Respiratory Medicine

Specialty Interests

Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

» VIEW FULL PROFILE

Adj Asst Prof Sridhar Venkateswaran

Senior Consultant, Respiratory Medicine

Professional Qualifications

BSc (Med), MBBS (UNSW), FRACP (Respiratory Med & Sleep Med), FAMS (Respiratory Med)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Respiratory Medicine

Specialty Interests

Sleep Medicine

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

» VIEW FULL PROFILE

Dr Adeline Tan

Senior Consultant, Respiratory Medicine

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S'pore), MRCP (UK), European Dip (Intensive Care), MMed (Sleep Med)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Respiratory Medicine

Specialty Interests

Sleep Medicine

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

» VIEW FULL PROFILE

Dr Choo Chuan Gee

Senior Consultant, Respiratory Medicine

Professional Qualifications

MB ChB (Sheffield), MRCP (UK)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Respiratory Medicine, Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pleural Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

» VIEW FULL PROFILE

Dr Chua Ai Ping

Senior Consultant, Respiratory Medicine, Internal Medicine & Intensive Care Medicine

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S'pore), MRCP (UK), MMed (Internal Med), European Dip (Intensive Care), MMed (Sleep Med), FCCP (USA), MPH (S'pore)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Respiratory Medicine, Internal Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine

Specialty Interests

Sleep Medicine, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Non-invasive Ventilation

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

» VIEW FULL PROFILE

Dr Girish Harkishan Tewani

Senior Consultant, Respiratory Medicine

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (Nagpur), MMed (Internal Med), FAMS (Respiratory Med), FCCP (USA)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Respiratory Medicine

Specialty Interests

Endobronchial Ultrasound, Lung Cancer, Interstitial Lung Disease

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

» VIEW FULL PROFILE

Dr Dipika Agrawal

Consultant, Respiratory Medicine

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (Mumbai), MRCP (UK)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Respiratory Medicine

Specialty Interests

Asthma, Interstitial Lung Diseases, Pleural Diseases

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

» VIEW FULL PROFILE

Dr Ronnie Tan

Associate Consultant, Respiratory Medicine

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S'pore)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Respiratory Medicine

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

» VIEW FULL PROFILE

Dr Chin Nyat Kooi

Visiting Senior Consultant, Respiratory Medicine

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S'pore), MMed (Internal Med), FAMS (Respiratory Med), FCCP (US)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Respiratory Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

» VIEW FULL PROFILE

Dr Jim Teo

Visiting Senior Consultant, Respiratory Medicine

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S'pore), MRCP (UK), MMed (Internal Med), European Dip (Intensive Care), FCCP (US), FAMS (Respiratory Med), FRCP Ed (Glasg)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Respiratory Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

» VIEW FULL PROFILE

Respiratory Medicine services are available at:

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

1 Jurong East Street 21, Singapore 609606

» HOW TO GET THERE

enquiries

ENQUIRIES

6716 2000
(24 hours)

appt

APPOINTMENT LINE

6716 2222
(Mon - Fri: 8am - 5.30pm; Sat: 8am - 12.30pm)

schedule

ONLINE REQUEST

To make or change appointment for this service online:

» Schedule an Appointment