MBBS, MRCSEd, FRCSEd (CTh), FAMS
Specialty: Cardiothoracic Surgery
Sub-specialties: Cardiac Surgery(Adult), Thoracic Surgery, Lung Transplantation
Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Airway Tumours, Chest Wall Diseases, Lung Cancer, Lung Nodules, Lung Surgery, Lung Transplant, Mediastinal Masses, Pectus Excavatum, Pericardial Effusion, Pleural Diseases, Sweaty Palms (Palmar Hyperhidrosis), Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) Pleurodesis, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) Thymectomy.
Clinical Assistant Professor Ong Boon Hean is a Senior Consultant with the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Director of Thoracic Surgery at the National Heart Centre Singapore. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2006. He subsequently completed his training in cardiothoracic surgery at the National Heart Centre Singapore and was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2014. He was then awarded the Singapore Ministry of Health-Singhealth HMDP Award in 2014 to pursue an advanced clinical fellowship in general thoracic surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in the United States of America.
In 2016, he returned from fellowship training to practice cardiothoracic surgery with subspecialty interests in minimally invasive thoracic surgery, thoracic oncology and lung transplantation at the National Heart Centre Singapore. He currently is the director of the lung transplant programme in the National Heart Centre Singapore, and service chief at the Singapore General Hospital campus for the SingHealth Duke-NUS Lung Centre.
Clin Asst Prof Ong also currently serves as the honorary secretary of the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Academy of Medicine Singapore. Aside from his clinical work, he is also actively involved in education and research in thoracic surgery. He is a core clinical faculty member of the National Heart Centre Singapore Cardiothoracic Residency program, a clinical lecturer with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and an examiner for the Joint Committee on Specialist Training / Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) Joint Specialty Fellowship Exit Examination in Cardiothoracic Surgery. He also a co-investigator for several studies related to lung cancer screening and novel treatment strategies for lung cancer.
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