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Dr Chng Chiaw Ling

Dr Chng Chiaw Ling


Senior Consultant

Specialty: Endocrinology

Sub-specialties: Thyroid, General Endocrinology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Autoimmune Thyroid Disease, Thyroid nodules, Thyroid Nodules.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Endocrinology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
  • NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Endocrinology senior residency program


​Dr Chng is a Consultant in the Department of Endocrinology, Singapore General Hospital. Her main clinical interests are autoimmune thyroid disease and ultrasound risk stratification of thyroid nodules. In 2013, she was awarded the Health Manpower Development award to pursue her clinical interests in thyroid diseases in London. Upon her return, she helped to establish the multidisciplinary thyroid eye disease clinic with Oculoplastic Department, Singapore National Eye Centre. Dr Chng has received several research grants for her work in thyroid diseases. She has published more than 20 papers in local and international peer-reviewed scientific journals and contributed to a book chapter on Graves’ disease. She is a recipient of several awards, including the SingHealth long service award, Singapore Health Quality Service Award (Gold & Silver), Health Manpower Development Plan award, Singhealth Publish! Award (2014 and 2016) and Residency in SingHealth Excels award (RiSE) for Outstanding Faculty. She is also a past elected committee member and treasurer of the Endocrine and Metabolic Society of Singapore and is the current Vice Chairman of Chapter of Endocrinologists, College of Physicians, Singapore.


MRCP(UK), Royal College of Physicians of United Kingdom
MBBS, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

Vice-chairman, Chapter of Endocrinology, College of Physicians Singapore
Treasurer, Endocrine Metabolic Society of Singapore 
Member, American Thyroid Association, USA


Singhealth Publish! Award 2016
Residency in SingHealth Excels award (RiSE) for Outstanding Faculty 2017
Singapore Health Quality Service Award 2017
Service with a heart award 2016
SingHealth Publish! Award 2014
Singapore Health Services 10 years Long Service Award 2015
Singapore General Hospital 10 years Long Service Award 2014
Health Manpower Development Plan award on “Comprehensive Clinical Services for Thyroid Diseases” 2013
Singapore Health Quality Service Award 2012
Public Healthcare Clinician Recognition Award 2011
Service with a heart award 2011

Research Interests

  • Thyroid diseases


Selected publications
  1. Physiological and metabolic changes during the transition from hyperthyroidism to euthyroidism in Graves’ disease. Chng CL, Lim AYY, Tan HC, Kovalik JP, Tham KW, Bee YM, Lim WY, Acharyya S, Lai OF, Foong-Fong Chong M, Yen P. 2016 Oct;26(10):1422-1430
  2. The diagnostic performance of the new ATA, BTA and TIRADS sonographic patterns on malignancy rate in histologically proven thyroid nodules. Chng CL, Tan HC, Too CW, Lim WY, Chiam PSP, Zhu L, Nadkarni NV, Lim AYY. Singapore Medical Journal (in press)
  3. Plasma Exchange in the Treatment of Thyroid Storm Secondary to Type II Amiodarone Induced Thyrotoxicosis. Zhu L, Zainudin SB, Kaushik M, Khor LY, Chng CL. Endocrinol Diabetes Metab Case Rep. 2016
  4. Value of sonographic features in predicting malignancy in thyroid nodules diagnosed as follicular neoplasm on cytology. Chng CL, Kurzawinski TR, Beale T. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2015 Nov; 83(5):711-716
  5. The role of the cytopathologist's interpretation in achieving diagnostic adequacy of head and neck fine needle aspirates. Chng CL, Beale T, Adjei-Gyamfi Y, Gupta Y, Kocjan G. Cytopathology. 2015 Aug;26(4):224-30
  6. Ultrasound-Guided Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy — The Way Forward. Chng CL. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2015 Feb, Vol. 44 No. 2. 
  7. Safety Profile and Effects of Pulsed Methylprednisolone on Vital Signs in Thyroid Eye Disease. Kai-Ling Yong, Chiaw Ling Chng, Hla Myint Htoon, Lee Hooi Lim, and Lay Leng Seah. Int J Endocrinol. 2015;2015:457123
  8. Clinical Characteristics and Outcome of Thyroid Storm: A Case Series and Review of Neuropsychiatric Derangements in Thyrotoxicosis. Swee DS, Chng CL, Lim A. Endocr Pract 2015;21(2):182-189
  9. Hypoxia increases adipogenesis and affects adipocytokine production in orbital fibroblasts – A possible explanation of the link between smoking and Graves’ Ophthalmopathy. International Journal of Ophthalmology. Chng CL, Lai OF, Chew CSM, Peh YP, Fook Chong SMC, Seah LL, Khoo DHC. 2014 Jun 18;7(3):403-7
  10. Ethnic differences in the clinical presentation of Graves’ Ophthalmopathy. Chng CL, Seah LL, Daphne KHC. Best Practice Research Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 2012 Jun;26(3):249-58

Research Trials