Dr. Paul Chiam, who is currently the Senior Consultant Cardiologist at The Heart and Vascular Centre at the Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, is a renowned expert on many complex cardiological treatments and techniques. His special interests lie in general cardiology, interventional cardiology, and several key cardiothoracic surgeries such as transradial coronary artery angioplasty, complex percutaneous angioplasty, mitral and aortic valvuloplasty, stenting, peripheral artery disease, among several others.
He is, however, best known for being one of the few doctors in Asia who have received extensive training in performing a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement or TAVR, a breakthrough approach to the treatment of severe aortic stenosis under high-risk or complex conditions. Due to his extraordinary achievements, Dr. Chiam draws not only local patients but also international patients all the way from Russia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, and Cambodia.
In recognition of his outstanding skill and expertise in his field of practice, Dr. Chiam has received numerous accolades, such as the Gordon Ransome gold medal and, more recently, he was selected as the first Asian proctor for the Edwards Lifesciences TAVR program. He has also conducted workshops and live case transmissions, sharing his knowledge to training centers all over Asia. He has published several key works and is an esteemed member of major cardiothoracic associations.
Dr. Chiam has been appointed Adjunct Associate Professor with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, starting from 02 March 2015.
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A renowned cardiologist with a subspecialty in Interventional Cardiology, Dr. Paul Chiam has been repeatedly recognized for his commitment to patient care and valuable contributions to the field of cardiology. A well-recognized expert in his chosen field, Dr. Chiam is best known for leading the team who performed the first Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement performed in Asia. He has also proctored several TAVR programs and centres in various Asian countries including South Korea, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. Since his undergraduate days, Dr. Chiam has exhibited his dedication to excellence. After graduating from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1996, he sought his postgraduate diploma and became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in the UK, after which he obtained his Master of Medicine degree, with a Gordon Ransome Gold Medal, from the NUS in 2001. His dedication to cardiology began in 2002 when he started his specialization at the National Heart Centre Singapore, a course he finished by 2005. He then took up a sub-specialty in Interventional Cardiology through a scholarship from the Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP), which included eighteen months of hands-on training at the Lenox Hills Heart and Vascular Institute of New York. This was followed by three months of training at the University of Buffalo in New York, under the Department of Endovascular Neurosurgery. Dr. Chiam is also committed to further advancing knowledge in his field of interest; he has repeatedly been invited as a guest faculty or speaker at major international cardiovascular conferences including The American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions and The American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, among many others. He has also conducted workshops and performed cases during live transmissions to several Asian countries. His various works on different cardiology topics have appeared in a large number of publications. He was also previously the Senior Consultant of the National Heart Centre Singapore’s cardiology department. Currently, he sits as the Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Asian Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology and is a member of the American College of Cardiology Peripheral Vascular Disease Section Leadership Council.