Assistant Professor Victor Chao is a Senior Consultant with the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the National Heart Centre Singapore. He is also Director, Residency Programme Surgical in the Cardivascular Sciences Academic Clinical Programme.
Asst Prof Chao's subspecialty interests are in adult cardiac surgery, aortic & endovascular surgery, heart failure/assist device/transplant surgery and transcatheter aortic valve implantation. He is part of the team which performed the first Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement in Asia.
Asst Prof Chao graduated with his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 1993.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK since 1999; Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons – Cardiothoracic, Edinburgh, UK since 2004 and Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore since 2005.
Asst Prof Chao completed his fellowship in Adult Cardiac Surgery at the St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia in 2005-6 and at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Heart & Vascular Institute, Ohio, and USA 2006-8. During his time at the Cleveland Clinic, he underwent an Aortic and Endovascular Fellowship, a Heart Failure, Assist Device, and Transplant Fellowship, as well as gained exposure to re-operative cardiac surgery & transcatheter aortic valve implantation.