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 graduated from Trinity College Dublin where he completed his medical degree in 1985. He then pursued his postgraduate qualifications in cardiology and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (2003) and Academy of Medicine, Singapore (2000). He also completed his interventional cardiology fellowship in San Diego, California (1996-1997). </p> <p>He is a member of the Singapore Cardiac Society, Singapore National Heart Association, and Asia-Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology.</p>
<p>Dr. Leslie Tay's qualifications include: </p> <ul> <li>MB ChB, University of Leeds, United Kingdom</li> <li>Clinical Exercise Specialist, American College of Sports Medicine </li> <li>Singapore Specialist Accreditation Board (Cardiology)</li> <li>Cardiovascular CT level 2 accreditation, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography</li> <li>Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow</li> <li>Fellow, Asian Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology</li> </ul> <p>Dr. Tay’s many contributions to his field of expertise include providing patients who require immediate cardiological assessment with rapid access to chest pain clinic as well as enhancing anticoagulation safety at the National Heart Centre and Changi General Hospital through the implementation of the inpatient warfarin prescription chart and guidelines.</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. Wong 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. Wong 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>