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Clin Assoc Prof Samuel Teong Huang Chew

Clin Assoc Prof Teong Samuel Huang Chew


Senior Consultant

Changi General Hospital

Specialty: Geriatric Medicine

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Failure, Orthostatic Hypotension, Osteoporosis, Osteoporosis, Parkinson’s Disease.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Geriatric Medicine Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital


Dr Samuel TH Chew is a Senior Consultant with the Geriatric Medicine department at Changi General Hospital (CGH), and adj assoc professor of medicine with the National University of Singapore (NUS), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He is a tutor for the Centre of Healthcare Simulation at NUS and the Geriatric Medicine Modular Training Program at the College of Physicians, Singapore. Dr Chew is also faculty member for the SingHealth Residency Program in geriatric medicine, internal medicine and family medicine.

Dr Chew received his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1997. He then went on to obtain a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Informatics from University College London in 2007, and his specialist training in internal medicine and geriatric medicine from the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board in UK in 2009.

He has an interest for care of the elderly, teaching undergraduate students and postgraduate trainees and the application of technology in the real world healthcare setting. Dr Chew's clinical work includes acute geriatric medicine, geriatric rehabilitation and discharge planning, management of multi-morbidity in the acute and ambulatory setting, pressure injury prevention and nutrition in the elderly. He is also a member of the National Telemedicine Guideline Review Committee.


  • Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine Singapore, 2014
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, UK, 2013
  • Specialist Accreditation in Geriatric Medicine (Singapore), 2010
  • Specialist Accreditations in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine (UK), 2009
  • Postgraduate Masters Module in Thrombolysis in Acute Stroke, Staffordshire University (UK), 2009
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Informatics, Centre for Health Informatics & Multi-professional Education (CHIME), University College London (UK), 2007
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK), 2003
  • MB BCh BAO, LRCP & SI (National University of Ireland), Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 1997

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Associate Professor - NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, 2023
  • Tutor - Centre for Healthcare Simulation, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Tutor - Geriatric Medicine Modular Training Program, Academy of Medicine Singapore and Chapter of Geriatrician, College of Physicians Singapore
  • Core Faculty - Geriatric Senior Residency Program, SingHealth Residency Program
  • Clinical Physician Faculty Member - Internal Medicine, SingHealth Residency Program
  • Clinical Physician Faculty Member - Family Medicine, SingHealth Residency Program
  • Member - National Telemedicine Guideline Review Committee, 2017
  • Member - Association for Medical Education in Europe, 2017
  • Member - Medical Legal Society of Singapore, 2016
  • Member - CGH Pressure Injury Prevention Taskforce, 2015
  • Member - Changi General Hospital Wound Management Committee, 2015
  • Member - FAMS, 2014
  • Fellow - FRCP (Edin), 2013
  • Member - British Geriatric Society, 2004


  • 10 Years Long Service Award, Changi General Hospital, SingHealth 2021
  • Special Recognition Award for being a Role Model to the Medicine Graduating Class of 2020, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Clinical Training Merit Award to Department of Geriatric Medicine, Changi General Hospital for outstanding teaching and mentoring of students in Academic Year 2018/2019, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Special Recognition Award for being a Role Model to the Medicine Graduating Class of 2019, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • SingHealth Quality Service Awards 2019 for Best team: Clinical Practice Improvement Award for Reducing Hospital-acquired Pressure Injury
  • Gold Award for outstanding and commendable service in 2018 by the Singapore Health Quality Service Awards organisation
  • Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence 2017/18, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence 2016/17, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Eastern Health Alliance Silver Caring Award 2015
  • Quarterly Best Service Award, Clinical Division, Changi General Hospital, Singapore 2014

Research Interests

  • Clinical Nutrition and Muscle Health in Older Adults
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Pressure Injury Prevention and Management
  • Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults
  • Health Informatics in Geriatric Medicine​


  • Samuel TH Chew. Assessments and Multimodal Targeted Interventions for Muscle Health in Older Persons. The Singapore Family Physician 47(6):19. June 2021. (
  • Chew STH, Kayambu G, Lew CCH, et al. Singapore multidisciplinary consensus recommendations on muscle health in older adults: assessment and multimodal targeted intervention across the continuum of care. BMC Geriatr. 2021;21(1):314. Published 2021 May 17. doi:10.1186/s12877-021-02240-8. Journal Impact Factor: 3.077 (2020). Cited: 1 (2021).
  • Naganathar, N., Yau, W.P., Mok, Z.H., Z.Y.F. Tan, S.T.H. Chew. Alendronate use in older patients with reduced renal function: challenges and opportunities in clinical practice. Osteoporos Int (2021). Journal Impact Factor: 3.864 (2020).
  • Tze Guan Neo, Seok Hwee Koo, Samuel Teong Huang Chew, Gek Kheng Png, Mary Jojie Lacuesta, Margie Ya Lan Wu, Ramona Yu Ching Tay, Prit Anand Singh, Rajkumar Chandran. A randomized controlled trial to compare the interface pressures of alternating pressure overlay with Gel pad versus Gel pad alone during prolonged surgery. Journal of Tissue Viability, 2021, ISSN 0965-206X, Journal Impact Factor: 2.932 (2020). Times Cited: 1. Cited: 1 (2021).
  • Cheong M, Chew STH, Oliver J, Baggs G, Low YL, How CH, Tan NC, Huynh DTT, Tey SL. Nutritional Biomarkers and Associated Factors in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Findings from the SHIELD Study. Nutrients. 2020 Oct 29;12(11):3329. Journal Impact Factor: 4.546 (2020). Times Cited: 1 (2021).
  • Chew STH, Tan NC, Cheong M, Oliver J, Baggs G, Choe Y, How CH, Chow WL, Tan CYL, Kwan SC, Husain FS, Low YL, Huynh DTT, Tey SL. Impact of specialized oral nutritional supplement on clinical, nutritional, and functional outcomes: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial in community-dwelling older adults at risk of malnutrition. Clin Nutr. 2021 Apr;40(4):1879-1892. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2020.10.015. Epub 2020 Oct 15. PMID: 33268143. Journal Impact Factor: 7.324 (2020). Times Cited: 2 (2021).
  • Herrera Cuenca, M., Proaño, G. V, Blankenship, J., Cano-Gutierrez, C., Chew, S.T.H, Fracassi, P., Keller, H., Venkatesh Mannar, M., Mastrilli, V., Milewska, M., & Steiber, A. (2020). Building Global Nutrition Policies in Health Care: Insights for Tackling Malnutrition from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2019 Global Nutrition Research and Policy Forum. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120, 1407-1416. Journal Impact Factor: 4.910 (2020). Times Cited: 4 (2021).
  • Tey SL, Chew STH, How CH, Yalawar M, Baggs G, Chow WL, Cheong M, Ong RHS, Husain FS, Kwan SC, Tan CYL, Low YL, Tan NC, Huynh DTT. Factors associated with muscle mass in community-dwelling older people in Singapore: Findings from the SHIELD study. PLoS One. 2019 Oct 9;14(10): e0223222. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0223222. PMID: 31596873; PMCID: PMC6785067. Journal Impact Factor: 3.240 (2020). Times Cited: 12 (2021).
  • Ng DHL, Jr AA, Chew STH, Glencorse C, Inciong JF, Thu NVQ, Pisprasert V, Setiati S, Tan MP, Claytor LH. Tackling undernutrition in the Asian healthcare setting: a Southeast Asian expert consensus Regional Nutrition Working Group (RNWG). Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition 27(6):1161-1174 · November 2018. Journal Impact Factor: 1.236 (2020).
  • Samuel Chew. Sarcopenia: Causes, Consequences, Prevention and Treatment. The Singapore Family Physician. 2018;44(5):11-17.
  • Huimin Lin, Samuel T.H. Chew. Status Epilepticus and Delirium Associated with Ertapenem in a Very Elderly Patient with Chronic Kidney Disease and Silent Ischaemic Cerebrovascular Disease. Drug Safety - Case Report. Dec 2015, 2:19. Times Cited: 8 (2021).
  • Chew S. Statin Induced Myopathy in the Elderly: Part 2 (Diagnosis and Management). Adverse Drug Reaction Bulletin. Jun 2009; 256.
  • Chew S. Statin Induced Myopathy in the Elderly: Part 1 (Definition, Epidemiology, Drugs and P450 Interactions and other risk factors). Adverse Drug Reaction Bulletin. April 2009; 255.
  • Chew S, Kausar S, Sturman S. Thrombolysis in Acute Ischaemic Stroke Pathway. Journal of integrated Care Pathways, Volume: 12 issue: 2, page(s): 10-22

Research Trials