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Dr Charn Tze Choong

Dr Charn Tze Choong


Senior Consultant

Sengkang General Hospital

Specialty: Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat), Surgery & Surgical Oncology

Clinical Interest: Rhinology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Acute and Chronic Sinusitis, Acute Pharyngitis and Tonsillitis, Allergic Rhinitis, Cerebrospinal fluid leakage in the nose, Deviated Nasal Septum, Epistaxis/Nosebleeds, Inferior Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Procedures in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat), Nasal Polyps, Nasal Tumor, Paranasal Sinus Tumours, Septoplasty/ Submucous resection, Sinusitis, Swallowing Difficulties, Tonsils and Adenoids, Turbinate Hypertrophy.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Otorhinolaryngology - Head &Neck Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Head & Senior Consultant Otolaryngology (ENT) Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital
  • Visiting Consultant Children's ENT Centre KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Senior Consultant Division of Surgery National Cancer Centre SingaporeNational Cancer Centre Singapore


Dr Charn Tze Choong is the Head of Service (Otolaryngology) at Sengkang General Hospital. He is a Senior Consultant at Department of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery) at Sengkang General and Singapore General Hospital. He is also a Visiting Consultant to the Department of Otolaryngology, KK Woman’s and Children’s Hospital. He is a Clinical Senior Lecturer with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and an Adjunct Clinical Instructor with the Duke-NUS Medical School. He also serves as Clinical Physician Faculty for the Singhealth Otolaryngology Residency Programme.

A graduate of the National University of Singapore, Dr Charn obtained his Masters of Medicine in Otolaryngology (ORL), and thereafter completed his specialist training and became accredited as a Otolaryngology specialist by MOH Specialist Accreditation Board. He also sat for and obtained two optional specialist qualifications of Diploma in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (England) and European Board Examinations in ORL. The latter of which he qualified as the Top candidate for the exam.

Dr Charn underwent an Otolaryngology Clinical and Research fellowship training (ORL) in London, United Kingdom, under the London Northwest NHS Trust in 2012. He completed his Advanced Rhinology and Skullbase Fellowship training at the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, Canada in 2017. These opportunities to train at these international centres enhanced and imbued into Dr Charn the technical expertise, advanced specialist practice and thoughtful surgical philosophies to perform and practice as a skilled, competent and responsible physician.

Dr Charn has a passion for teaching and training the next generation of doctors and otolaryngologists. He is involved in the teaching of Anatomy and Otolaryngology to both undergraduate and graduate medical students in NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Duke NUS Medical School and overseas medical schools. In research, he continues to be active and has had presented research papers at various Otolaryngology scientific meetings both overseas and local, where he had also won presentation awards. He has published numerous research papers in peer reviewed scientific journals. He himself is a reviewer of international journals. He has also co-authored book chapters in Otolaryngology and Rhinology textbooks.


  • MBBS (NUS)
  • MRCS (Edin)
  • GDFM (NUS)
  • MMed (ORL)
  • DOHNS (Eng)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Senior Clinical Lecturer, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Adjunct Instructor, Duke NUS
  • Physician Clinical Faculty, SingHealth Otolaryngology Residency Programme
  • Head of Service, Otolaryngology Service, SKH
  • Member – SKH Operating Theatres Committee
  • Fellow – European Board of Examinations Otolaryngology
  • Member – Singapore Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • Member – Singapore Medical Association


  • Imperial College Local Teaching Hero Award 2013
  • Top Candidate – European Board of Examinataions Otolaryngology Gold Medal 2015 

Research Interests


  • Prognostic significance of cystic lymph nodal metastasis in nasopharyngeal carcinoma.  Ting Y, Chee J, Charn TC, Loh KS, Choong CC, Ting E, Lim CM. Head Neck. 2017 Sep;39(9):1832-1839.
  • Necrotising fasciitis of the paranasal sinuses.  Lim RQQ, Charn TC, Loke D, Siow JK. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol, 2017 Mar;274(3):1751-1760.
  • Reply to: 'Conservative' approach to periocular necrotising fasciitis with paranasal sinus involvement.  Lim RQQ, Siow JK, Loke D, Charn TC. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol, 2017 Sep;274(9):3551.
  • Prophylactic use of fibrin sealant (ARTISS) for facilitating safe transition to drain-free thyroid surgery: A single-centre case series review of 109 procedures.  Heyes R, Ramdoo K, Manjaly JG, Charn TC, Tatla T. Clin Otolaryngol, 2017 Oct;42(5):1081-1085.
  • The longstanding sore throat.  Tornari C, Ramdoo K, Charn TC, Tatla T. Aust Fam Physician, 2016 May;45(5):279-81.
  • Teary eyes due to 21 pence?  Wong PY, Charn TC, Ismail A, Tatla T. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Feb 16;2015.
  • A flexible wide-field FLIM endoscope utilising blue excitation light for label-free contrast of tissue.  Sparks H, Warren S, Guedes J,  Yoshida N, Charn TC, Guerra N, Tatla T, Dunsby C, French P. J Biophotonics, 2015 Jan:8(1-2):168-78.
  • Bell's palsy in Singapore: a view from the patient's perspective.  Charn TC, Subramaniam S, Yuen HW. Singapore Med J, 2013 Feb;54(2):82-5.
  • Voice problems amongst primary school teachers in Singapore.  Charn TC, Mok PK. J Voice, 2012 Jul;26(4):e141-7.
  • Outcomes of oral tongue cancer: does age matter?  Yip CS, Charn TC, Wee JT, Tan TW, Goh C, Tan HK, Fong KW. Ann Acad Med Singapore, 2010 Dec;39(12):897-7.
  • Complementary and alternative medicine use in patients with chronic diseases in primary care is associated with perceived quality of care and cultural beliefs.  Lee GB, Charn TC, Chew ZH, Ng TP. Fam Pract, 2004 Dec;21(6):654-60. Epub 2004 Nov 5.

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