Orchard Heart Specialist Clinic, which has another branch at Mount Alvernia Hospital, focuses on providing a comprehensive range of services for the prevention, treatment, and management of various heart conditions. These services include cardiac screening, pacemaker implantation, interventional cardiology, and treatment for sick sinus syndrome, heart attack, heart failure, and aortic stenosis, among others.
The clinic’s qualified cardiologists are Dr. Tan Kok Soon and Dr. Leslie Tay. Dr. Tan Kok Soon is an interventional cardiologist with over 30 years of experience. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore and Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. Dr. Tay specialises in interventional cardiology and is also a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
<p>Dr. Tan Kok Soon is a consultant cardiologist at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre in Singapore. He is also a part-time senior consultant at Changi General Hospital and visiting consultant at the National Heart Centre Singapore. His subspecialty interests lie in general and interventional cardiology. He has more than 20 years of specialist practice experience. </p> <p>He graduated from the University of Dublin with his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) in 1985. He then joined various hospitals in Ireland for his residency and training in endocrinology, cardiology, and general medicine. In 1991, he pursued his fellowship in cardiology at Adelaide and Beaumont Hospitals in Ireland and Stepping Hill Hospital in the United Kingdom. He returned to Singapore in 1993 and joined New Changi Hospital as a senior registrar and in 1996, he went to the United States for his interventional cardiology fellowship at the Scripp Clinic in San Diego, California. </p> <p>He earned his membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of Ireland and United Kingdom (MRCP) in 1987 and 1988, respectively. He was conferred Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore (FAMS) in 2000. </p> <p>Dr. Tan is the former head of Changi General Hospital’s division of cardiology and council member of Singapore Cardiac Society (2002-2003). He was also a part of the joint working group for consensus statements and clinical practice guidelines on interventional cardiology therapy for coronary artery disease. Dr. Tan is also a member for the Singapore Cardiac Society, Singapore National Heart Association, and Asia Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology. </p> <p>Dr. Tan often presents at seminars and conferences both in Singapore and abroad. He has also published in a number of peer-reviewed, high-impact journals and written book chapters on coronary artery disease.</p>
<p>Dr. Leslie Tay is a consultant interventional cardiologist at Mount Elizabeth and Mount Alvernia Hospitals in Singapore. He is also a visiting consultant at Changi General Hospital and National Heart Centre Singapore. He has more than 10 years of specialist practice experience. </p> <p>He completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom in 2003. He then joined St. James’s University Hospital and Leicester Royal Infirmary for his training in internal medicine and residency and earned his membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom (MRCP) in 2007. </p> <p>Upon his return to Singapore, he joined the National Heart Centre and Changi General Hospital for his specialty training in cardiology. He was accredited as a cardiology specialist by the Singapore Specialist Accreditation Board in 2011 and was accredited in cardiovascular CT by the Society of Computed Tomography in 2012. </p> <p>Dr. Tay is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (FRCPS), American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM), Academy of Medicine of Singapore (FAMS), and Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom (FRCP). </p> <p>Besides his clinical practice, Dr. Tay is also a core faculty member for Singhealth’s cardiology senior residency programme, senior clinical lecturer at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and teaching faculty member for SMA Centre for Ethics and Professionalism and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor.</p>
<p>Dr. Kelvin Wong Cheok Keng is a cardiologist at the Orchard Heart Specialist Clinic in Singapore. He has subspecialty training in cardiac electrophysiology and cardiac rhythm management and is experienced in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmia with pacemakers, defibrillators, and complex ablations. </p> <p>He graduated from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom with his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) in 2000 and Doctor of Medicine (MD) in 2003. Following the completion of his training in internal medicine at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital and after obtaining his membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom (MRCP), he pursued his training in cardiology at Addenbrooke’s and Salisbury District Hospitals and fellowship training in electrophysiology at John Radcliffe Hospital. He obtained his Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT-UK) in cardiology in 2001. </p> <p>Upon his return to Singapore, Dr. Kelvin Wong Cheok Keng joined Changi General Hospital (CGH) as a consultant cardiologist and National Heart Centre Singapore as a visiting consultant. He helped set up CGH’s electrophysiology service and other specialised clinics, including the inherited cardiac conditions and atrial fibrillation clinics. </p> <p>Besides his clinical practice, Dr. Kelvin Wong Cheok Keng is also an adjunct assistant professor at Yong Loo Lin and Duke-NUS Schools of Medicine. He has published in many peer-reviewed journals, including Annals Academy of Medicine, the Journal of Interventional Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, and Heart Rhythm. He is often invited to chair and speak at national and regional conferences.</p>