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Dr. Sivathasan Cumaraswamy

Dr. Sivathasan CumaraswamyVerified

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Overview

Dr. Sivathasan Cumaraswamy is a consultant cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon at the Heart, Lung, & Vascular Centre, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre Singapore. He is also the director of the National Heart Centre’s mechanical heart devices and heart/lung transplantation programmes as well as the president of the International Society for Mechanical Cardiac Support.

He holds an MBBS degree and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (England and Edinburgh) (FRCS) and Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS).

Dr. Cumaraswamy is a member of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant and International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps. He is also a member of the board of directors of Singapore Heart Foundation and an executive member of the chapter of cardiothoracic surgeons, Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

For his contributions to the field of cardiothoracic surgery, he was given the following awards:

  • National Outstanding Clinician Award, National Medical Excellence Awards (2011), Ministry of Health, Singapore
  • The Healthcare Humanity Award (2010) (awarded by the president, Singapore)

Education
  • Bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery, University of Colombo, 1972
Medical training
  • Fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery, Singapore General Hospital, 2018
  • Residency in cardiothoracic surgery, Singapore General Hospital, 1987
  • Internship in internal medicine, General Hospital, Colombo, 1976
  • Residency in general surgery, General Hospital, Colombo, 1979
Certifications
  • Royal College of Surgeons, 1980
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 1980
Professional Memberships
  • International Society of Heart Lung Transplantation
  • Ministry of Health Singapore
  • Singapore Heart Foundation
Languages spoken
  • Tamil
  • English
Affiliated Hospital
Clinics
The Heart Clinic Farrer Park
The Heart Clinic Farrer Park['Vascular surgery', 'Cardiothoracic surgery', 'General surgery'] in Singapore
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The Heart Clinic @ Farrer Park is an interventional cardiology clinic that offers advanced diagnostic tests and interventional therapies for the prevention, early detection, and treatment of various heart conditions. Established in 2015, the clinic is committed to delivering holistic and compassionate care using cutting-edge technology and evidence-based methods. Staffed by a group of highly qualified and experienced interventional cardiologists, the clinic's main goal is to halt the progression of various heart conditions to achieve better prognosis and eliminate the need for risky and highly invasive surgical procedures in the future. One of the clinic’s cardiologists is Dr. Ong Sea Hing, who specialises in coronary artery angioplasty and stenting, complex coronary interventions, and structural heart interventions. Following the completion of his MBBS degree from the University of Malaya, he pursued his post-graduate qualifications, which include MRCP (United Kingdom) and Masters degree in Internal Medicine. He then became an accredited cardiology specialist by the Singapore’s Ministry of Health. Dr. Ong was subsequently awarded an overseas training scholarship that sent him to the renowned Siegburg Heart Centre in Germany where he completed his one-year advanced cardiology training.

The Heart Lung and Vascular Centre Mount Elizabeth
The Heart Lung and Vascular Centre Mount Elizabeth['Vascular surgery', 'Cardiothoracic surgery', 'General surgery'] in Singapore
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The Heart Lung and Vascular Centre at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre is a group practice formed by two highly experienced cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons: Dr. Sivathasan Cumaraswamy and Dr. Wong Woon Wai James. Dr. Cumaraswamy has over 45 years of practice experience. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS). Aside from his private practice, he also serves as the director of the mechanical heart devices programme and co-director of heart/lung transplantation at the National Heart Centre. Dr. Wong Woon Wai James, on the other hand, has more than 40 years of practice experience. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (General Surgery) and Academy of Medicine of Singapore (Thoracic Surgery). Together, they provide comprehensive services for the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of all known cardiovascular conditions and disorders. Their services include [coronary artery bypass surgery](https://www.docdoc.com/info/procedure/coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-cabg), atrial fibrillation surgery, heart failure surgery, heart valve surgery and repair, aortic aneurysm surgery, endovascular stenting, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for chest surgery.

The Heart Lung and Vascular Centre Mount Alvernia
The Heart Lung and Vascular Centre Mount Alvernia['Vascular surgery', 'Cardiothoracic surgery', 'General surgery'] in Singapore
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The Heart Lung and Vascular Centre at Mount Alvernia Hospital provides comprehensive cardiothoracic services for both local and international patients. It is helmed by Dr. James Wong Woon Wai, a cardiothoracic surgeon with over 20 years of practice experience in the field of cardiothoracic surgery. His services include mitral valve repair, surgery for atrial fibrillation, open chest thoracic aortic surgery, endovascular aortic grafting, surgery for [heart failure](https://www.docdoc.com/info/condition/heart-failure), and minimally invasive thoracic surgery. Dr. Wong completed his MBBS degree in Australia in 1997. He then pursued his postgraduate qualifications and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (1983) and the Academy of Medicine of Singapore (1990). Aside from his private practice, Dr. Wong is also actively involved in training cardiothoracic surgeons in different countries, including Australia, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Greater China, especially in cardiac surgery and atrial fibrillation surgery. He also often conducts workshops and lectures at professional conferences.

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