Dr Paul Chiam

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Dr Paul TL Chiam

Senior Consultant Cardiologist

General & Interventional Cardiology
Coronary, Heart Valve, Carotid and Peripheral Interventions

Dr Paul Chiam is a Cardiologist with a subspecialty interest in Interventional Cardiology. He is 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 is the current Secretary General of the Asian Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology (APSIC) and Co-Chair of the APSIC Scientific Committee. He is also a Member of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Peripheral Vascular Disease Section Leadership Council.

He was previously Senior Consultant at the Department of Cardiology, National Heart Centre Singapore and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore.

He graduated on the Dean’s list with the MBBS degree from the National University of Singapore in 1996. He was also on the Dean’s List in the 3rd Professional MBBS examination in 1995. He obtained the postgraduate diploma of the Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) (UK) in February 2001, and then obtained the Master of Medicine (MMed) degree 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. He was awarded a Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) scholarship in 2006 to subspecialize in Interventional Cardiology. He spent eighteen months at the renowned Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute of New York specializing in complex coronary angioplasty, transradial 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. TAVR, also known as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), is a technique of replacing the aortic valve without the need for open heart surgery. He subsequently became the first Asian proctor for the Edwards Lifesciences TAVI and Medtronic CoreValve TAVI programs, and has trained and proctored new centres in South Korea, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Philippines, India, Malaysia, Thailand and Japan.

Due to his commitment to patient care, Dr Chiam was awarded Bronze Service Quality awards in December 2009 and March 2011. At the SingLIVE Interventional Cardiology conference 2009, he was first runner-up in the Best of Young Interventionalist case competition.

Dr Chiam is well recognized in the field of interventional cardiology. He has been invited as a Guest Faculty or 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 (see publications). 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.