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Adj Assoc Prof Chionh Chang Yin

Adj Assoc Prof Chionh Chang Yin

FASN (USA), FRCP Edin (UK), FAMS, MRCP (UK), MBBS (S’pore)

Head & Senior Consultant

Chief & Senior Consultant

Changi General Hospital

Specialty: Renal Medicine

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Chronic Kidney Disease, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis.

Clinical Appointments

  • Assistant Chairman, Medical Board (Medical Disciplines) Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Head & Senior Consultant General Medicine Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Acting Head & Senior Consultant Rheumatology Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Chief General Medicine Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Senior Consultant Renal Medicine Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital


Adj A/Prof Chionh is currently the Assistant Chairman, Medical Board (Medical Disciplines) and the current Chief, Department of Medicine and a Senior Consultant with the Department of Renal Medicine at Changi General Hospital (CGH). He practices general nephrology with an interest in acute kidney injury and continuous renal replacement therapy.

He received his medical degree from the National University of Singapore. Following completion of specialist training in renal medicine in Singapore, he spent time as a research fellow in critical care nephrology in Italy.

He holds several academic appointments as an active undergraduate and postgraduate medical educator. He is also active in clinical research and he has contributed to journal publications and book chapters and in the area of critical care nephrology and has a special intrest in medical devices.


  • ​Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (FASN)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, UK (FRCP, Edin)
  • Specialist Accreditation in Renal Medicine, Singapore
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians, UK (MRCP, UK)
  • MBBS (Singapore)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Assistant Chairman, Medical Board (Medical Disciplines) - Changi General Hospital
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer - NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Clinical Assistant Professor - Duke-NUS Medical School
  • ​Board Member, Academy of Medicine (Renal Medicine), Singapore
  • Member, Renal Failure Strategy Working Committee, Ministry of Health, Singapore
  • Member, Residency Advisory Committee (Renal Medicine), Ministry of Health, Singapore
  • Member, Research Committee, National Kidney Foundation Singapore
  • Member, Medical Review Panel, National Kidney Foundation Singapore


  • ​The Courage Star Medal, Singapore (for contribution in the SARS outbreak) 2003
  • Best Free Paper, Society of Transplantation (Singapore) Annual Scientific Meeting 2007
  • Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Award, Ministry of Health, Singapore 2008
  • Long Service Award, 2010
  • Research Publication Award, Singhealth 2011
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Singhealth Residency Programme 2014
  • Best Educator Award, Changi General Hospital 2014
  • National Service Medal, Singapore Armed Forces 2014
  • Certificate of Commendation, Faculty Appreciation Award, Singhealth Residency Programme 2015

Research Interests

  • Acid Base Disorders
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Continuous Kidney Replacement Therapy
  • Medical Device Innovation


Book Chapters

Critical Care Nephrology, 2nd Edition

Eds: C. Ronco, R. Bellomo

Saunders/Elsevier; 2nd edition (December 18, 2008)

ISBN 1416042520

Chapter 263:

Dingwei Kuang, Chang Yin Chionh, and Claudio Ronco. "Adjustment of Antimicrobial Regimen in Septic Patients Undergoing Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy in the Intensive Care Unit." Critical Care Nephrology. By Claudio Ronco, Rinaldo Bellomo, and John A. Kellum. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier, 2009. 1441-454. Print.

Chapter 278:

Dingwei Kuang, Chang Yin Chionh, Dinna N. Cruz, and Claudio Ronco. "Sorbents: From Basic Structure To Clinical Application." Critical Care Nephrology. By Claudio Ronco, Rinaldo Bellomo, and John A. Kellum. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier, 2009. 1524-534. Print.


Journal Publications


  • Chionh CY, Cruz DN. Is acute peritoneal dialysis feasible for treatment of hospital-acquired acute kidney injury? Semin Dial. 2014 May-Jun;27(3):239-42. Epub 2014 Mar 6. Review. PubMed PMID: 24601966.
  •  Chionh CY, Soni SS, Finkelstein FO, Ronco C, Cruz DN. Use of Peritoneal Dialysis in AKI: A Systematic Review. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Jul 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23833316.
  • Chionh CY, Ronco C, Finkelstein FO, Soni SS, Cruz DN. Acute peritoneal dialysis: what is the 'adequate' dose for acute kidney injury? Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2010 Oct;25(10):3155-60. Epub 2010 Mar 29. Review. PubMed PMID:20353957.
  • Chionh CY, Soni S, Cruz DN, Ronco C. Peritoneal dialysis for acute kidney injury: techniques and dose. Contrib Nephrol. 2009;163:278-84. Epub 2009 Jun 3. PubMed PMID: 19494626.
  • Juan Pablo Forero Cortés, Tsz Him Ching, Chuyi Wu, Chang Yin Chionh, Suranga Nanayakkara and Shaohui Foong. "BWard: An Optical Approach for Reliable in-situ Early Blood Leakage Detection at Catheter Extraction Points", In Proceedings of 7th IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics (RAM), 2015.
  • Virzì GM, Torregrossa R, Cruz DN, Chionh CY, de Cal M, Soni SS, Dominici M, Vescovo G, Rosner MH, Ronco C. Cardiorenal Syndrome Type 1 May Be Immunologically Mediated: A Pilot Evaluation of Monocyte Apoptosis. Cardiorenal Med. 2012 Feb;2(1):33-42. Epub 2012 Jan 20. PubMed PMID: 22493601; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3318942.
  • Ronco C, Chionh CY, Haapio M, Anavekar NS, House A, Bellomo R. The cardiorenal syndrome. Blood Purif. 2009;27(1):114-26. Epub 2009 Jan 23. Review. PubMed PMID: 19169027.
  • Bobek I, Gong D, De Cal M, Cruz D, Chionh CY, Haapio M, Soni SS, Nalesso F, Lentini P, Garzotto F, Corradi V, Ronco C. Removal of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin by extracorporeal therapies. Hemodial Int. 2010 Jul;14(3):302-7. Epub 2009 May 23. PubMed PMID: 20500227.
  • Corradi V, Gastaldon F, Virzì GM, de Cal M, Soni S, Chionh CY, Cruz DN, Clementi M, Ronco C. Clinical pattern of adult polycystic kidney disease in a northeastern region of Italy. Clin Nephrol. 2009 Oct;72(4):259-67. PubMed PMID: 19825331.
  • Soni SS, Cruz D, Bobek I, Chionh CY, Nalesso F, Lentini P, de Cal M, Corradi V, Virzi G, Ronco C. NGAL: a biomarker of acute kidney injury and other systemic  conditions. Int Urol Nephrol. 2010 Mar;42(1):141-50. Epub 2009 Jul 7. Review. PubMed PMID: 19582588.
  • Crepaldi C, Soni S, Chionh CY, Wabel P, Cruz DN, Ronco C. Application of body  composition monitoring to peritoneal dialysis patients. Contrib Nephrol. 2009;163:1-6. Epub 2009 Jun 3. PubMed PMID: 19494588.
  • Cruz D, Bobek I, Lentini P, Soni S, Chionh CY, Ronco C. Machines for continuous renal replacement therapy. Semin Dial. 2009 Mar-Apr;22(2):123-32. Review. PubMed PMID: 19426414.
  • Lim SC, Liu JJ, Low HQ, Morgenthaler NG, Li Y, Yeoh LY, Wu YS, Goh SK, Chionh  CY, Tan SH, Kon YC, Soon PC, Bee YM, Subramaniam T, Sum CF, Chia KS. Microarray analysis of multiple candidate genes and associated plasma proteins for nephropathy secondary to type 2 diabetes among Chinese individuals. Diabetologia. 2009 Jul;52(7):1343-51. Epub 2009 May 5. PubMed PMID: 19415232.

Research Trials