Ching Kit Chen

MBBS (Singapore)

Asst Professor, Senior Paediatric Cardiologist

Email: paecck(at)nus.edu.sg

Ching Kit is an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS), and a Senior Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist at the Khoo Teck Puat–National University Children’s Medical Institute, National University Hospital (NUH). Ching Kit completed his undergraduate medical studies at NUS and post-graduate training in Paediatrics and Paediatric Cardiology at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore. He completed a clinical fellowship in paediatric heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.  He was awarded the Philip Witchel Memorial Research Fellowship in Pediatric Heart Failure in 2013, whilst being a junior staff in the Heart Failure and Transplant Program at the Hospital for Sick Children.  During his 2 years in Toronto, he participated in research projects resulting in numerous abstracts and publications.  Upon return to Singapore, he initiated the paediatric advanced heart failure program (including mechanical circulatory support for children) in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and established the paediatric heart transplant and mechanical cardiac support programme in Singapore.  His clinical expertise covers congenital heart disease, foetal cardiology, cardiomyopathy and heart failure, and the use of 3D printing of heart models for surgical planning; while research areas of interest and experience include echocardiography in cardiomyopathy and congenital heart disease, exercise echocardiography, and foetal cardiovascular flow dynamics.  His current areas of active research also include epigenetic mechanisms of anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity in paediatric animal models, and the study of epigenetic memory in the heart.  He is the junior PI at the Foo lab, focusing on paediatric human cardiovascular diseases.

Education

Education

MBBS. National University of Singapore. 2002.

MMed (Paed Med). National University of Singapore. 2006.

MRCPCH. Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK). 2006.

Publications

Review Articles

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