Dr. James Woon Wai Wong is a US-trained consultant cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon with over 40 years of specialist practice experience. He is currently practicing at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Gleneagles Medical Centre, and Mount Alvernia Hospital in Singapore.
His subspecialty interests and main services include heart valve repair and replacement surgery, off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), surgery for atrial fibrillation, minimally invasive adult thoracic surgery, open chest thoracic aortic surgery, surgery for the treatment and management of heart failure, and endovascular aortic stenting surgery.
He graduated from Monash University with his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) in 1977. He then completed his training in general surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital and training in cardiothoracic surgery at the National University Hospital Singapore.
Dr. Wong subsequently pursued his fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at New York Medical Centre and fellowship in arrhythmic surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS) and Academy of Medicine of Singapore (FAMS).
Dr. Wong is the former chairman of Singapore’s Academy of Medicine’s cardiovascular surgery department and vice chairman of the cardiothoracic surgery division. He was a visiting consultant cardiothoracic surgeon at Singapore National Heart Centre (1995-2005), National University Hospital Singapore (2004-2011), and visiting professor of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at the University of Texas Medical School in the United States.
Besides his clinical practice, Dr. Wong is also actively involved in training cardiothoracic surgeons in Japan, Thailand, Greater China, Australia, and Taiwan. He also often conducts workshops and lectures at local and international medical conferences.
The Heart Lung and Vascular Centre Mount Elizabeth['General surgery', 'Cardiothoracic surgery', 'Cardiology'] in SingaporeView full profile
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['General surgery', 'Cardiothoracic surgery', 'Cardiology'] in SingaporeView full profile
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.