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Chong Tze Tec
Dr Chong Tze Tec
Singapore General Hospital
Vascular Surgery
Head & Senior Consultant
MBBS (Sydney, Honours 1st Class), FACS (General & Vascular Surgery), RPVI

Dr Chong graduated from the University of Sydney with MBBS (First class honours).  He did his general surgery training at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore and Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston. Upon being awarded the John Homan’s fellowship, he pursued his subspecialty training in vascular and endovascular surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He is double boarded by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and vascular surgery.

He was then recruited to Brown Alpert School of Medicine to develop their vascular and endovascular surgery program at The Miriam and Rhode Island Hospitals. After four successful years of practice, he has relocated to Singapore with his family to be at SGH. His clinical interests are in all aspects of vascular and endovascular surgery including carotid artery surgery and stenting, aortic aneurysm repair (open and minimally invasive), lower extremity revascularization, and varicose vein treatments.

Regionally, Dr Chong serves as an expert proctor for complex aortic and lower limb revascularization surgery. He is also sought after as an invited speaker and key opinion leader in vascular surgical interventions.

He also strongly believes in medical education of the next generation of doctors and is on faculty at Duke-NUS and Singhealth surgery residency. He is currently Vice Chair (Undergraduate Education) at Surgery Academic Clinical Programme and clerkship coordinator at Duke-NUS Medical School.

Education
  • University of Sydney MBBS (First class Honours)
  • Internship : Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia
  • General Surgery Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore & New England Medical Center, Boston
  • Fellowship: Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston
  • American Board of Surgery: General Surgery & Vascular Surgery
Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships
  • FACS (Fellow American College of Surgeons),
  • Platform Director – SingHealth Surgical Skills Center, 
  • Course Director – 2nd SGH Endovascular Surgery Course
  • Visiting Consultant – National Heart Center
Awards
  1. Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award, 2006
  2. Outstanding Faculty for Development Award, Duke-NUS GMS, 2013
  3. Service Quality Award Winner – 2014
  4. Service with a heart award – 2015
  5. Faculty Appreciation Award, RiSE, 2015
  6. Best Abstract Award, Dialysis Access Symposium, Korea 2015
  7. Singapore Health Quality Service Award – Silver 2016
Publications and Research Trials
  1. Chong T, Alejo DE, Greene PS, Redmond JM, Sussman MS, Baumgartner WA, Cameron DE.
    Cardiac valve replacement in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients
    Ann Thorac Surg. Aug 2003;76(2):478-80

  2. Chong T, Khalpey Z, Gross C, Gates JD.
    Compartment Syndrome: a unique presentation
    Grand Rounds 2008;8:31-34

  3. Chong T, Nguyen LL, Owens, CD, Conte MS, Belkin M.
    Suprarenal aortic cross clamp position: a reappraisal of its effects on outcomes for open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair.
    J Vasc Surg. 2009;49:873-80

  4. Robinson WR, Owens CD, Nguyen LL, Chong T, Conte MS, Belkin M.
    Inferior outcomes of autogenous infrainguinal bypass In hispanics: an analysis of ethnicity, graft function and limb salvage.
    J Vasc Surg. 2009;49:1416-25

  5. Tan TW, Chong TT, Marcaccio EJ Jr..
    Popliteal vein thrombosis after radiofrequency ablation of greater saphenous vein for varicose vein.
    Ann Vasc Surg. 2010 Nov;24(8):1136.e13-5.

  6. Chong T, Belkin M.
    Infrainguinal bypass surgery.
    Italian J of Vasc and Endovasc Surg 2012 Mar; 19(1):51-8

  7. Johnstone JK, Garcia-Toca M, Slaiby JM, Marcaccio EJ, Chong TT.
    Escherichia coli primary aortitis presenting as sequelae of incompletely treated urinary tract infection.
    J Vasc Surg. 2012 Jun;55(6):1779-81

  8. Ratanaprasatporn L, Gonsalves G, Garcia-Toca, Slaiby J, Marcaccio E, Chong T.
    Bilateral deep femoral vein thrombosis
    J Vasc Ultrasound. 2012 Dec;36(4):274-6

  9. Johnstone JK, Slaiby JM, Marcaccio EJ, Chong TT, Garcia-Toca M
    Endovascular repair of mycotic aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta
    Ann Vasc Surg 2013 Jan;27(1):23-8

  10. Watson J, Slaiby J, Garcia-Toca M, Marcaccio E, Chong TT.
    A 14 year experience with blunt thoracic aortic injury
    J Vasc Surg. 2013 Aug;58(2):380-5

  11. Rajaee S, Cherkassky L, Marcaccio EJ, Carney WI, Chong TT, Garcia-Toca M, Slaiby JM
    Open revascularization procedures are more likely to influence smoking reduction than percutaneous procedures
    Ann Vasc Surg 2014 May;28(4):900-8

  12. Chong TT, Soo KC.
    General Surgery (GS) Residency Selection Process: A Comparison Between Singapore (Singhealth) and United States
    Ann Acad Med. 2014 May;43(5)288-90

  13. ZM Lin, JK Chng, TT Chong, KC Soo
    Renal pelvis squamous cell carcinoma with inferior vena cavainfiltration: Case report and review of the literature
    Int J Surg Case Rep 2014;5(8):444–447

  14. Chan DYS, Chong TT
    Carotid subclavian bypass and stent grafting for mycotic pseudoaneurysm of right subclavian artery.
    Ann Vasc Surg 2015 Oct;29(7):1448.e11-4

  15. Lee KG, Chong TT, Goh N, Achudan S, Tan YL, Tan RY, Choong LH, Tan CS
    Outcomes of Arteriovenous Fistula (AVF) Creation, Effect of Preoperative vein mapping and Predictors of Fistula Success in Incident Hemodialysis Patients – A Single- center Experience.
    Nephrology (Carlton) 2016 Apr 4 doi: 10.1111/nep.12788

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