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Clin Assoc Prof Kanagasuntheram Narendran

Clin Assoc Prof Narendran

MBBS, M Med (Int Med), FAMS, FCCP

Senior Consultant

Specialty: Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital


Dr Narendran graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1972. He obtained his MBBS in 1972, M Med (Int Med) in 1979, FAMS in 1983 and FCCP in 1990. He has been working in Changi General Hospital since April 1990.

 He is a senior consultant in the Department of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine. He is currently the Medical Manpower Officer in the Department of Medicine for the deployment and rotation of House Officers, Medical Officers and Registrars to meet their training needs and the department’s service requirements. He was Deputy Chief of Medicine from 2001 to 2003.

Dr Narendran is a member of the Committee for Review of Tuberculosis Treatment Defaulters. He is also a member of the Drug Rehabilitation Centre Review Committee.


• 1990 American College of Chest Physicians FCCP

• 1983 Academy of Medicine, Singapore FAMS

• 1979 National University of Singapore M Med (Int Med)

• 1972 National University of Singapore MBBS

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

• Clinical Associate Professor, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

• Physician Faculty Member, SingHealth Respiratory Medicine Residency Program

• MBBS Examiner, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

• May 2010 to present Member, Committee for Review of Tuberculosis Treatment Defaulters

• 2007 Council Member, The Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR)

• 2003 Member, Singapore Sleep Society Committee

• Sep 2002 to Mar 2005 Member, Medical Board

• Jan 2001 Member of Workgroup, Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management of Asthma

• Sep 2000 Member, National Shared Care Programme for Asthma

• Sep 1999 to Mar 2002 Member, The Medical Ethics Committee

• 1988 to 1990 Member Executive Committee, Singapore Thoracic Society

• Mar 1997 to Mar 2008 Member, Singapore Tuberculosis Elimination Program (STEP) Committee, MOH

• Jul 1996 Member, Infection Control Committee

• 1993 to present Member, Drug Rehabilitation Centre Review Committee


• Eastern Health Alliance’s Caring Awards 2017 – Silver Award

• SingHealth Residency Outstanding Faculty Award – 11 Aug 2016

• MOH SG50 Committee – 5 year Long Service Award – Oct 2015

• Drug Rehabilitation Centres review Committee – 20 year Long Service Award – 6 Dec 2014

• Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine NUS – Certificate of Commendation for being a Role Model to the class of 2014

• Changi General Hospital – 40 year Long Service Award – 19 Nov 2013

• Eastern Health Alliance’s Caring Awards 2013 – Silver Award

• SingHealth Quality Service Awards 2012 – Silver Award

• Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine & NUS Medical Society’s Best Tutor Awards 2012 – “Best Tutor” Award & “White Coat Presenter”

• CGH In House Quality Improvement Forum 2010 – Gold Award for the ‘Lean’ project “Ensure Definitive & Continued Care of all Patients at Observation Ward”

Research Interests


• Prevalence of depression and anxiety in hospitalized chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients and their quality of life: a pilot study. H.N. Chan, H.L. Yap, Narendran K, Y.H. Chan. Asia-Pacific Psychiatry 1 (2009) 130-137 © 2009

• Wheezing Chiam Paul, V.Poulose, K.P.Hui, K.Narendran, Lancet 2002; 360: 850. Abstract A 47 year old Malay woman was admitted in January 2002.

• Ann Acad Med Singapore. 1991 Nov; 20(6):817-20. Community-acquired legionellosis in Singapore. Vijayasingam SM(1), Narendran K, Meers PD

• Occupational Asthma Due to Maleic Anhydride H.S. Lee, Y.T. Wang, T.H. Cheong, K.T. Tan, B.E. Chee and K.Narendran, British Journal of Industrial Medicine, Vol.48, No.4 (Apr, 1991), pp.283-285

• Community acquired mycoplasma pneumonia. Narendran K. SMJ 1987; 28: 321-4.6.

• Singapore Med J. 1986 Apr;27(2):170-2. Nasopharyngeal tuberculosis presenting as a mass. Narendran K, Chan R, Poh WT. PMID: 3749943; [Indexed for MEDLINE]. Publication Types: Case Reports.

Narendran K, 1986: Fatal re-expansion pulmonary oedema. Singapore Medical Journal 27(4): 350-352

• Singapore Med J. 1986 Jun;27(3):250-2. Escherichia coli lung abscess in a young adult. Narendran K. PMID:3532347; [Indexed for MEDLINE]. Publication Types: Case Reports.

• Article in Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore 14(3):446-9. August 1985 Pulmonary sarcoidosis in Singapore. Lee SK, Narendran K, Chiang GS.

Narendran K, 1983: Meningeal carcinomatosis from adenocarcinoma of the lung. A case report. Singapore Medical Journal 24(3): 166-167

Research Trials