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Clin Asst Prof Chow

Clin Asst Prof Chow

MBBS(S'pore), MRCP(UK), M.Med(Int Med), Diplomate NBE(ASCeXAM), Diplomate CBNC, DWD(CAE)


Specialty: Cardiology

Sub-specialties: Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Abnormal Heart Rhythm / Arrhythmia, Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease, Decompressive Craniectomy, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Valvular Heart Disease.

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Cardiology Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Visiting Consultant Hyperbaric & Diving Medicine Centre Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Director, Health Systems Intelligence Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital


Dr Chow Weien is a consultant with the department of Cardiology at Changi General Hospital (CGH). His primary focus is on general cardiology, with an interest in multi-modality cardiac imaging. Dr Chow completed his cardiology training in Singapore followed by further training in nuclear cardiology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center as well as cardiac CT angiography at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in USA. He is also trained in echocardiography.

Prior to joining CGH, Dr Chow served the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) for more than 16 years before retiring from active military service as the chief naval medical officer and concurrent commander force medical protection command. He received his hyperbaric and diving medicine training in USA and is a visiting consultant (hyperbaric & diving medicine) to Singapore General Hospital.


  • 2002- MBBS (Singapore)
  • 2003 - Designated Workplace Doctor (Compressed Air Environment)(Singapore)
  • 2008 - MRCP (UK)
  • 2008 - M.Med (Internal Medicine) (Singapore)
  • 2014 - Specialist Accreditation in Cardiology (Singapore)
  • 2014 - Diplomate, National Board of Echocardiography (USA)
  • 2015 - Diplomate, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology (USA)
  • 2017/18 - INSEAD Transition to General Management Course (France/USA)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Director - Health Systems Intelligence, CGH (2021 - present)
  • Chairman - Centre of Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Research Board, NUS (2015 - 2019)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor - Duke-NUS
  • Member - Singapore Cardiac Society Chapter of Echocardiography (2019)
  • Visiting Consultant - Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine Centre, Singapore General Hospital 2015 - Present


  • 2017 - Public Administration Medal (Silver)(Military)
  • 2007 - Singapore Armed Forced Overseas Medal
  • 1997 - Singapore Armed Forces Medicine Scholarship

Research Interests


  • ​A population-wide study of electrocardiographic (ECG) norms and the effect of demographic and anthropometric factors on selected ECG characteristics in young, Southeast Asian males – results from the Singapore Armed Forces ECG (SAFE) Study. Sia CH, Dalakoti M, Tan BYQ, Lee ECY, Shen X, Wang K, Lee JS, Arulanandam S, Chow W, Yeo TJ, Yeo KK, Chua TSJ, Tan RS, Lam CSP, Chong DTT. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2019 May; 24(3)
  • A novel three base-pair deletion in domain two of the cardiac sodium channel causes Brugada syndrome. Tan BY, Wang L, Uttamchandani M, Barajas-Martinez H, Dumaine R, Morin N, Ching CK, Ho KL, Chong DTT, Chow W, Yap EPH, Moochhala S, Hu D, Yong RYY, Teo WS. J Electrocardiol. 2018 Jul-Aug;51(4):667-673
  • Swimming-induced pulmonary edema in a tropical climate: a case report. Kwek WSeah MChow W. UHM 2017 Vol 44(3):293-296
  • A Brugada syndrome proband with compound heterozygote SCN5A mutations identified from a Chinese family in Singapore. Tan BY, Yong RY, Barajas-Martinez H, Dumaine R, Chew YX, Wasan PS, Ching CK, Ho KL, Gan LS, Morin N, Chong AP, Yap SH, Neo JL, Yap EP, Moochhala S, Chong DT, Chow W, Seow SC, Hu D, Uttamchandani M, Teo WS. Europace. 2016 Jun;18(6):897-904
  • Challenges of Forward Naval Surgical Support for Maritime Forces. Chong SJJiang L, Chow W. Mil Med 2015 Aug; Vol 180(8): 888-891
  • MRI in spinal cord decompression sickness. J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. Hennedige T, Chow W, Ng YY, Chung-Tsing GC, Lim TC, Kei PL. 2012 Jun;56(3):282-8

Research Trials

  • Co-investigator, Use of revised ECG criteria for pre-participation cardiac screening (SAFE Study)
  • Co-investigator, Investigating Cardiac Arrhythmia Study Phase III (Genetic screening for Brugada and Long QT syndrome to reduce risk of sudden cardiac death)