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Dr Ho Vui Kian from Sengkang General Hospital

Dr Ho Vui Kian

MBBS (U of Melbourne, Australia), M Med (Anaes) (NUS, Singapore), FANZCA (Anaes) (ANZCA, Australia)

Head & Senior Consultant

Sengkang General Hospital

Specialty: Anaesthesiology

Sub-specialties: Intensive Care Medicine

Clinical Appointments

  • Head & Senior Consultant Department of Intensive Care Medicine Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital
  • Senior Consultant Department of Anaesthesiology Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital
  • Head & Senior Consultant Surgical Intensive Care Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital

Profile

Dr Ho Vui Kian completed the local specialist training in Anaesthesiology in November 2012, and became a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetics in February 2013. He completed sub-specialty training in Intensive Care in March 2015, having done 1 year of Intensive Care Medicine at the Alfred Hospital (Melbourne, Australia) under a SingHealth Health Manpower Development Plan Fellowship.

The Alfred is a university attached quaternary referral center. Apart from general medical, surgical, neurosurgical, cardiology and cardiothoracic ICU work, Dr Ho also gained experience in managing heart and lung transplant patients, patients on Ventricular Assist Devices and ECMO (including ECMO-CPR and therapeutic hypothermia), as well as major trauma and burns patients. He also underwent courses and gained competency in point-of-care echocardiography. 

Dr Ho's areas of interests include trauma, burns, resuscitation and crisis resource management, critical care rehabilitation, point-of-care ultrasound and echocardiography, difficult airways and medical simulation.

Education

  • MBBS (Melbourne)
  • BMedSc (Melbourne)
  • MMed Anaesthesiology (Singapore)
  • FANZCA (Australia)
  • Specialist Accreditation in Anaesthesiology (Singapore)
  • Fellowship in Intensive Care Medicine, The Alfred, Melbourne (Australia)
  • Specialist Accreditation in Intensive Care (Singapore)
  • Graduate Diploma in Clinical Ultrasound (Melbourne)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Clinical Lecturer, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Instructor, FCCS

Awards

  • ​SingHealth Health Manpower Development Plan Fellowship 2013 in Intensive Care Medicine

Research Interests

  • ​Intensive Care
  • Post Intensive Care Syndrome - Early Rehabilitation/ Early Mobilization
  • Resuscitation
  • Rapid Response Systems
  • Medical Simulation
  • Burns
  • Trauma
  • Difficult Airways

Publications

  • Preliminary Report on Efficacy of Acupuncture versus meToclopramide for Management of Post-operative Gastroparesis (EAT POSTOP Trial).  Ho VK, Ong S, Cui SL, Hwang NC. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare 2012; 21(3):167-71.
  • Difficult intubation in a patient with vallecular cyst.  Kothandan H, Ho VK, Chan YM, Wong T. Singapore Medical Journal 2013; 54(3): e62-e65.
  • Anaesthesia Management for MitraClip Device Implantation Harikrishnan Kothandan.  Ho Vui Kian, Yeo Khunug Keong, Hwang Nian Chih. Ann Card Anaesth 2014; 17:17-22.
  • Anaesthesia for Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: A Survey of Anaesthesiologists in Restructured Hospitals in Singapore.  Ho VK, Kothandan H. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare 2014; 23: 282-91.
  • Anesthetic techniques and haemodynamic control for Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: A retrospective analysis and review of literature.  Suhitharan T, Sangeetha S, Kothandan H, Yu DE, Ho VK. Egypt J Anaesth 2017;33:9-14.
  • Is the Human Organ Transplant Act (HOTA) to Blame? Addressing Our Organ Shortage from a Public Policy Perspective.  CWY Liu, VK Ho, JCJ Liu. Annals Academy of Medicine 2017; 46 (10):392-4.
  • Observational in-vitro study comparing the efficacy of fluid warming devices: Ranger 24500 versus ANIMEC AM-2S.  Chang SS, Lim WY, Ho VK. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare 2017, doi.org/10.1177/2010105817743266.
  • Invasive Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection Causing Cardioembolic Stroke: A Clinical Proximity to Austrian Syndrome.  Pawar NH, Nickalls OJ, Tan K, Ho VK, Shin Y, Loh J. Cureus 9(12): e1960. DOI 10.7759/cureus.1960 (December 18, 2017).

Research Trials