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Dr Lionel Cheng

Dr Cheng Tim-Ee Lionel

​MBBS (Hons), FRCR (UK), MMed (Diagnostic Rad)

Senior Consultant

Specialty: Diagnostic Radiology

Sub-specialties: Body Imaging

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Diagnostic Radiology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital


Dr Cheng graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1998. He subsequently specialized in Diagnostic Radiology, obtaining Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists (UK) and Masters of Medicine (Diagnostic Radiology) (NUS). He previously spent time as an Imaging Informatics Research Fellow at Mayo Clinic, with further subspecialty training in gastrointestinal imaging under the SingHealth Health Manpower Development Plan Award at Indiana University School of Medicine and Mayo Clinic. His interests are in gastrointestinal imaging, imaging informatics, medical education and healthcare policy.


  • ​MMED Diagnostic Radiology (NUS) 2004
  • FRCR (UK) 2004
  • MBBS (Honours) (NUS) 1998

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Director MRI Services, Division of Radiological Sciences, Singapore General Hospital
  • Director Medical Student Education, SingHealth Duke-NUS Radiological Sciences Academic Clinical Programme
  • Member, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Service, Singapore General Hospital


  • You Shine Award, SingHealth 2018 
  • Residency Educator Award, RADSC ACP, 2018
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, SingHealth Residency RiSE Awards 2017
  • Distinguished Reviewer Award, Abdominal Radiology Journal 2017
  • Residency Educator Award, RADSC ACP, 2016
  • SingHealth Service Quality Silver Award 2016
  • SingHealth Health Manpower Development Plan Award 2015
  • Singapore Medical Journal Reviewer Recognition Award 2010, 2012 and 2015
  • Military Letter of Commendation, Contributions to Overseas Peace Support Operations 2013
  • SAF Overseas Service Medal (East Timor) 2000
  • President’s Scholarship 1993

Research Interests


  • Artificial Intelligence and Radiology in Singapore: Championing a New Age of Augmented Imaging for Unsurpassed Patient Care. Liew CJY, Krishnaswamy P, Cheng LT, Tan CH, Poh ACC, Lim TCC. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2019;48:16-24. 
  • Isolated IgG4-related Gastric disease presenting as diffuse gastric wall thickening with ulcer. Lim DY, Cheng LT, Tan DMY, Al Jajeh I. J Radiol Case Rep 2018 Sep;12(9):9-20
  • Appendiceal-tie Syndrome: Acute appendicitis causing mechanical small bowel obstruction managed laparoscopically. Yee FZY, Cheng LT, Wong TH. ANZ J Surg 2018 Nov 29. Doi: 10.111/ans.14954
  • Imaging in the Lion City: Singapore Radiology Country Report. Cheng LT, Sng LH, Lim TC, Tan BS. J Glob Radiol. 2016;2(1):Article 5. DOI: 10.7191/jgr.2016.1029 
  • Teleradiology in Singapore - taking stock and looking ahead. Cheng LT, Ng SE. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2006 Aug;35(8):552-6. 
  • Computer-aided detection of intracranial aneurysms in MR angiography. Yang X, Blezek DJ, Cheng LT, Ryan WJ, Kallmes DF, Erickson BJ. J Digit Imaging. 2011 Feb;24(1):86-95
  • Cell accelerated cryoablation simulation. Blezek DJ, Carlson DG, Cheng LT, Christensen JA, Callstrom MR, Erickson BJ. Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 2010 Jun;98(3):241-52.
  • Discerning Tumor Status from Unstructured MRI Reports-Completeness of Information in Existing Reports and Utility of Automated Natural Language Processing. Cheng LT, Zheng J, Savova GK, Erickson BJ. J Digit Imaging 2010 Apr;23(2):119-32.
  • An Uncommon Cause of Abdominal Pain and Vomiting in a 55-Year-Old Woman. Chang JP, Cheng LT, Low AS. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare March 2010 19: 78-79
  • Spinal Epidural Hemangioma Associated with Extensive Gastrointestinal Hemangiomas – A Case Report. Cheng LT, Lim WEH. Interventional Neuroradiology 2005;11:161-166. 

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