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Clin Asst Prof Vijo Poulose

Clin Asst Prof

MBBS, Board Certified (USA) in Internal Medicine, FAMS (Singapore)

Senior Consultant

Specialty: Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Sub-specialties: Critical Care Medicine

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Asthma, Bronchiectasis, Bronchoscopy, Chronic Cough, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Haemoptysis, Image-Guided Lung Biopsy, Pneunomia, Pulmonary Embolism.

Clinical Appointments

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


Dr Poulose did his MBBS in Kerala, India. In 1994, he did his residency training in internal medicine and fellowship training in pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine in the United States. Since 2000, Dr Poulose has been working at Changi General Hospital (CGH).


  • MBBS India Kottayam Medical College
  • Internal Medicine (Residency) USA Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, New York
  • Pulmonary Diseases (Fellowship) USA New York Methodist Hospital
  • Critical Care Medicine (Fellowship) USA Mount Sinai Medical Center

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • CGH Infection Control Committee
  • Chair, Mortality and Morbidity Committee (RCCM department)
  • Clinical Advisor (CGH Medical Emergency Team Committee)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor - Duke-NUS
  • Core Faculty, Singhealth Senior Residency Program in Respiratory Medicine
  • Member , National Intensive Care Medicine Exam Committee
  • Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine


Research Interests


Critical Care and Shock 20(3) Approaching chronic cough. Poulose V, Tiew PY, How CH. Singapore Med J. 2016 Feb;57(2):60-3. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2016028. Review.

Achieving optimal clinical outcomes in ultrasound-guided central venous catheterizations of the internal jugular vein after a simulation-based training program for novice learners. Koh J, Xu Y, Yeo L, Tee A, Chuin S, Law J, Noor IB, Poulose V, Raghuram J, Verma A, Ng A. Simul Healthc. 2014 Jun;9(3):161-6. doi: 10.1097/SIH.0000000000000010.

Prolonged cough presenting with diagnostic difficulty: a study of aetiological and clinical outcomes. Poulose V, Bin Mohd I. Singapore Med J. 2011 Apr;52(4):267-70.

Recombinant tissue factor pathway inhibitor in severe community-acquired pneumonia: a randomized trial. Wunderink RG, Laterre PF, Francois B, Perrotin D, Artigas A, Vidal LO, Lobo SM, Juan JS, Hwang SC, Dugernier T, LaRosa S, Wittebole X, Dhainaut JF, Doig C, Mendelson MH, Zwingelstein C, Su G, Opal S; CAPTIVATE Trial Group. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011 Jun 1;183(11):1561-8. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201007-1167OC. Epub 2011 Feb 4.

Severe refractory hypoxaemia in H1N1 (2009) intensive care patients: initial experience in an Asian regional hospital. Siau C, Law J, Tee A, Poulose V, Raghuram J. Singapore Med J. 2010 Jun;51(6):490-5.

Severe community-acquired pneumonia requiring intensive care: a study of 80 cases from Singapore. Poulose V. Singapore Med J. 2008 Jun;49(6):458-61.

Kikuchi's disease: a Singapore case series. Poulose V, Chiam P, Poh WT. Singapore Med J. 2005 May;46(5):229-32. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2002 Nov;31(6):802-4.

Factors influencing the serum osmolar gap. Poulose V. Chest. 2002 Jul;122(1):381; author reply 381.

Authors' reply. Poulose V, How CH. Singapore Med J. 2017 Sep;58(9):573. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2017091.

CO2 retention in acute severe asthma. Poulose V. Chest. 2005 May;127(5):1867.

A case with diarrhoea, hypotension, wasting and weight loss. Chiam P, Tavintharan S, Poulose V, Fock KM. J Postgrad Med. 2002 Oct-Dec;48(4):304-6.

Gemella empyema cured without antibiotics: a case report. Poulose V.

Wheezing. Chiam P, Poulose V, Hui KP, Narendran K. Lancet. 2002 Sep 14;360(9336):850.

An unusual case of metformin associated lactic acidosis. Poulose V. Med J Malaysia. 2002 Jun;57(2):209-10. Acute naphthalene poisoning following the non-accidental ingestion of mothballs. Lim HC, Poulose V, Tan HH. Singapore Med J. 2009 Aug;50(8):e298-301.

Research Trials