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Dr Phua Ghee Chee from SGH

Asst Prof Phua Ghee Chee


Head & Senior Consultant

Head & Senior Consultant

Specialty: Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Sub-specialties: Allergy, Pulmonary Vascular Diseases, Lung Transplantation, Intensive Care Medicine

Clinical Appointments

  • Head & Senior Consultant Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Senior Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Lung Centre


​Dr Phua obtained his medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 1997. He completed his specialty training in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine in Singapore General Hospital in 2006, followed by a clinical fellowship in Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at Duke University Medical Centre in USA from 2006-2007.

His key interests are in intensive care medicine, allergy, lung transplant and medical education. He is a Visiting Consultant to the National Heart Centre as a lung transplant physician. In addition, he conducts regular sessions at the SGH Allergy Clinic, where he focuses on aero-allergen testing and immunotherapy. He is committed to medical education, and is actively involved in teaching medical students, doctors and nurses. He serves as the Program Director of the Singhealth Internal Medicine Residency Program.


  • 1997     MBBS, Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Singapore
  • 2002     MMED, Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine, Singapore
  • 2002     MRCP, Member of the Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom
  • 2006     Specialist Accredition in Respiratory Medicine, Singapore
  • 2006     FAMS, Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • 2008     FCCP, Fellow of the AmericanCollege of Chest Physicians
  • 2009     EDIC, European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine
  • 2013     Graduate Diploma in Health Care Management and Leadership

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Visiting Consultant (Lung Transplant), National Heart Centre
  • Senior Consultant, Allergy Clinic, Singapore General Hospital
  • Program Director, Singhealth Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Director, Postgraduate Education, Medicine ACP
  • Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
  • Member, Medical Board, Singapore General Hospital, 2009


  • Courage Medal (SARS outbreak), 2003
  • “Service-with-a-Heart” Service Quality Award, 2005, 2009, 2011
  • Excellent Service Award 2009 (Silver), 2010 (Gold)
  • Outstanding Educator Award, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Gorden A Ransome Gold Medal (Master of Medicine), 2002

Publications and Research Trials

  1. "Mechanical ventilation in an airborne epidemic.” Phua GC, Govert J. Clin Chest Med 2008;29(2):323-8
  2. “Inhaled corticosteroids in obstructive airway disease.” Phua GC, Macintyre NR. Respir Care. 2007;52(7):852-8
  3. “ICU Procedures of the Critically Ill” Phua GC, Wahidi M. Respirology. 2009;14(8):1092-7

Research Trials