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Dr Ong Kian Chung


After completing his basic medical education (MBBS) in the National University of Singapore in 1987, Dr Ong was accepted as a member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in the United Kingdom in 1993 and subsequently completed his specialist training in Respiratory Medicine. In 1996 and 1997, Dr Ong was a Fellow in the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center and was also a visiting clinical and research Fellow in the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Center. Dr Ong has been as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in Edinburgh since 2002. He is currently practicing as a Senior Respiratory Consultant in a private hospital and is a Clinical Lecturer of the National University of Singapore.

Among Dr Ong’s clinical achievements are the establishment of novel treatment modalities such as Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Noninvasive Ventilation and Hospital-at-Home Programmes for patients with chronic respiratory disorders and their families in Singapore. His research interests include Pulmonary Function and Exercise Testing, Sleep-related Breathing Disorders and Disease Management in COPD. He is the principal author of numerous publications in national and international peer-reviewed journals and regularly presents his research findings at scientific congresses. He is a reviewer for the journals CHEST, Respirology and the Singapore Medical Journal, and was the past Editor of the Medical Digest. Dr Ong is the Founder & President of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Association (Singapore) and is recognized by the Global Initiative for Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) as the National Leader in Singapore.