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Singapore General Hospital
Asst Prof Low Su Ying
Singapore General Hospital
Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine
Senior Consultant
BA, BM BCh (Oxon), MRCP (UK)

Dr Low Su Ying completed her medical education and pre-registration jobs in the United Kingdom, after which she returned to Singapore and trained in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Her special interest is in Interstitial Lung Disease for which she spent some time at the Royal Brompton Hospital, United Kingdom, learning from world renowned physicians in this area.

  • 2000 Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), London
  • 1996 Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery [BM BCh (Oxon)], University of Oxford
  • 1993 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physiological Sciences, Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford
Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships


  • Co-Chair, Medication Reconciliation Committee Apr 2017 – current
  • Director, Clinical Services, SingHealth Duke-NUS Lung Centre Jul 2016 – current
  • Co-Chair, Clinical Performance Improvement Committee Jan 2016 – current
  • Director, Quality Improvement & Implementation, Academic Clinical Program for Medicine (MED-ACP) 1 Apr 2013 – current
  • Member, Singapore General Hospital Medication Safety Committee May 2011 – current
  • Member, Singapore Thoracic Society
  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Member, Department of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, Finance Committee


  • Co-Chair, Organising Committee, SGH Quality Convention 2016
  • Member, Acute Medical Ward Advisory Committee Jan – Dec 2015
  • Member, Medical Board, Singapore General Hospital Jan – Dec 2015
  • Co-Chairman, Clinical Handover Workgroup May 2014 – Jun 2015
  • Co-chair, Publicity and Communications Committee, 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health
  • Director, Tuberculosis Programme, Singapore General Hospital
  • Residency in SingHealth Excels (RiSE) Outstanding Faculty Award 2015
  • Team Excellence Champion - International Exposition on Team Excellence 2016, Singapore Productivity Association

Publications and Research Trials


  1. Low SY, Eng P.  All that wheezes is not asthma – Broncholithiasis, a forgotten disease.  Ann Acad Med Singapore 2002; 31:528-30
  2. Leng PH, Low SY, Hsu A, Fook-Chong S.  The clinical predictors of sleepiness correlated with the multiple sleep latency test in an Asian Singapore population.  Sleep 2003; 26:878-81
  3. Low SY, Eng P, Agasthian T.  Primary endotracheal neurogenic tumours: unusual airway tumours.  Surgical Endoscopy 2004; 18:348
  4. Devanand A, Koh MS, Ong TH, Low SY, Phua GC, Tan KL, Eng P.  Simple aspiration versus chest tube insertion in the management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax: a systematic review.  Respiratory Medicine 2004; 98:579-90
  5. Low SY, Hsu A, Eng P.  Interventional bronchoscopy for tuberculous tracheobronchial stenosis.  Eur Respir J 2004; 24:345-7
  6. Low SY, Eng P, Keng G, Ng D.  PET-CT in the evaluation of non-small cell lung cancer in as Asian context.  Respirology 2006; 11:84-9
  7. Lee P, Low SY, Liew HL, Tan D, Eng P.  Endobronchial ultrasound for detection of tracheomalacia from chronic compression by vascular ring.  Respirology 2007; 12:299-301
  8. Chew HC, Low SY, Eng P, Agasthian T, Cheah FK.  Cough and persistent wheeze in a long-standing asthmatic.  Chest 2007; 132:727-731
  9. Low SY, Chau YP, Cheah FK.  52 year old man presenting with a chronic cough and bilateral ground glass opacities on computed tomography of the thorax.  Chest 2007; 132:1401-1405 
  10. Ong C, Low SY, Thirugnanam A, Loh A, Eng P.  Metastatic trophoblastic disease masquerading as pulmonary embolism.  Thorax 2008; 63:1030
  11. Chien J, Ong A, Low SY.  An unusual complication of dengue infection.  Singapore Med J 2008; 49:e340-e342
  12. Ong C, Low SY, Chua LS, Ng A, Lim KH.  Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis with hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism.  Singapore Med J 2009; 50:e185-e188
  13. Low SY, Eng P.  Human immunodeficiency virus testing in patients with newly diagnosed tuberculosis in Singapore.  Singapore Med J 2009; 50:479-481
  14. Low SY, Takano AM, Devanand A, Ngeow J.  Recurring mouth ulcer and skin rash in a man with abnormal chest radiology.  Chest 2010; 137:983-988
  15. Low SY, Teo F, Eng P, Tan PH.  Pulmonary sclerosing hemangioma: pitfalls in management.  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2011; 19:139-142
  16. Devanand A, Phua GC, Low SY, Koh MS.  Role of endobronchial ultrasound in the diagnosis of bronchogenic cysts.  Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, vol. 2011, Article ID 468237, 3 pages, 2011. doi:10.1155/2011/468237 
  17. Tan AH, Low SY, Al Jajeh I.  An elderly woman with stridor.  Chest 2012; 141:809-813
  18. Low SY, Tan TT, Lee CHK, Loo CM, Chew HC.  Severe adenovirus pneumonia requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support – serotype 7 revisited.  Respiratory Medicine 2013; 107:1810-1813
  19. Chan AKW, Takano A, Hsu AL, Low SY.  Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis.  J Thorac Dis 2014 Mar 27. doi:10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2014.03.33 
  20. Low SY, Koh MS, Ong TH, Phua GC, Devanand A.  Use of EBUS-TBNA in the diagnosis of granulomatous mediastinal lymphadenopathy.  Ann Acad Med Singapore 2014;43:250-254
  21. Chan A, Devanand A, Low SY, Koh MS.  Radial endobronchial ultrasound in diagnosing peripheral lung lesions in a high tuberculosis setting.  BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2015; 15:90
  22. Jappar S, Low SY.  Tuberculosis trends over 5 years (2006-2010) at Singapore General Hospital, a tertiary care university-affiliated hospital.  Singapore Med J 2015; 56:502-505
  23. Alhamid SM, Lee DXY, Wong HM, Chuah MB, Wong YJ, Narasimhalu K, Tan TT, Low SY.  Implementing electronic handover: interventions to improve efficiency, safety and sustainability.  Int J Qual Health Care 2016; 28:608-614
  24. Loh WJ, Yu Y, Loo CM, Low SY.  Factors associated with mortality among patients  with active pulmonary tuberculosis requiring intensive care.  Singapore Med J 2016; doi:10.11622/smedj.2016160
  25. Meng P, Tan GL, Low SY, Takano A, Ng YL, Devanand A.  Fibred confocal fluorescence microscopy in the diagnosis of interstitial lung diseases.  J Thorac Dis. In press
  26. Yii ACA, Tan JHY, Lapperre TS, Chan AKW, Low SY, Ong TH, Tan KL, Chotirmall SH, Sterk PJ, Koh MS.  Long-term future risk of severe exacerbations: Distinct 5-year trajectories of problematic asthma.  Allergy. In press


  1. UPLIFT trial, 2003

  2. A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 3 Study of the efficacy and Safety of Pirfenidone in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.  ASCEND trial, PIPF-016 – New Regions, 2012

  3. An Open-Label Extension Study of the Long-Term Safety of Pirfenidone in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF).  PIPF-012, 2013

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