Dr Hsu Li Fern

Consultant Cardiologist

Dr Hsu Li Fern is widely recognised as an expert in the field of heart rhythm problems. His specific research interests include the evaluation and treatment of atrial fibrillation and flutter, and sudden cardiac death.

He graduated from the National University of Singapore and obtained his post-graduate degree, the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom), in 1997.

He underwent advanced specialist training in Cardiology at the National Heart Centre, Singapore from 1998 to 2001, followed by further training in the management of cardiac arrhythmias at the Hopital Cardiologique du Haut-Leveque, Bordeaux, France from 2002 to 2004. During this period, he obtained the Certificate of Specialist Training in Cardiology from the University of Bordeaux.

He is elected to the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and the Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore, and is also a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology.

Dr Hsu has been invited to give talks at both regional and international scientific meetings, particularly on the topic of atrial arrhythmias and has been invited to teach and demonstrate catheter ablation and device implantation techniques at various regional hospitals.

He has more than 70 papers published to date in prominent international scientific journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and Circulation, and has won prizes for his research, including the Myer Sims prize of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2005.

Dr Jimmy Lim

Consultant Cardiologist

Dr Jimmy Lim completed his undergraduate training in the United Kingdom and subsequently returned to Singapore for his further specialist training.

His post-graduate training later took him to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, USA, where he underwent further training in interventional cardiology, preventative cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation.

As director of the invasive cardiac laboratory at Tan Tock Seng Hospital from 2004 till 2007, Dr Lim was the highest volume operator in Singapore for primary angioplasty.

Today, he is also a visiting consultant to the National University Hospital, where he performs coronary angiography and angioplasty.

His specific interests include early detection of coronary artery disease, hypertension and diabetes mellitus and their role in heart disease, and he has written numerous papers on hypertension and the importance of exercise in the prevention of heart disease.

Dr Raymond Lee

Consultant Cardiologist

Dr Raymond Lee is an expert in the field of cardiac imaging. His specific areas of interest include the use of cardiac imaging for the early detection of coronary artery disease, management of valvular heart disease and the role of ethnicity and diabetes on the natural history of heart disease in Singapore.

Dr Lee completed his undergraduate training in Adelaide, Australia in 1991 and his advanced specialist training in cardiology in Singapore in 2003. He underwent sub-speciality training in Echocardiography in Princess Alexandra Hospital, University of Queensland, Australia from 2003 to 2004 and Cardiac CT at the University of Erlangen, Nuremberg, Germany in 2006.

He was the director of post-graduate education and clinical research at Tan Tock Seng Hospital from 2005 to 2007 and returns there today as a visiting consultant to the Department of Cardiology.

Dr Lee is actively involved in the training of cardiology fellows and is an accredited instructor in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). His clinical research articles on echocardiography, valvular heart disease and heart failure are regularly published in peer-reviewed international cardiology journals.

Dr Kenneth Ng

Consultant Cardiologist

Dr Kenneth Ng is a Heart Failure Specialist who is widely recognised as an expert in the field of heart failure in the ASEAN region and runs a very successful heart failure service. He headed the Heart Failure Programme in National Healthcare Group as a Programme Director from 2003 to 2007.

He is involved in the education of medical students and trainee doctors through his appointment as a clinical tutor with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. As an accredited instructor in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), he has been invited to Malaysia and Brunei to conduct ACLS courses.

Dr Ng has also established surgical and mechanical assist device therapy programmes for heart failure in Tan Tock Seng Hospital and was invited to set up the Heart Failure Disease Management Programme in the Sultanate of Brunei by the Parkway Healthcare Group.

His research articles on heart failure are regularly published in peer-reviewed international cardiology journals and he is regularly invited to give talks on heart failure at both local and regional conferences as well as the American Congress of Cardiology Annual Scientific Meeting.

Dr Ng is a board-certified cardiologist in Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography issued by the National Board of Education in the USA. He spent a year-and-a-half as a heart failure/transplant fellow at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation from 2002 to 2003.

Dr Tang Hak Chiaw

Consultant Cardiologist

Dr Tang’s cardiology training started in National Heart Centre Singapore in 2004.  He subsequently further his training in the field of cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease) and cardiac MRI at The Heart Hospital, University College London Hospitals, UK in 2010.

After returning from his training, Dr Tang started a dedicated cardiomyopathy clinic at National Heart Centre in 2011. This clinic is currently a national tertiary referral center for cardiomyopathies in Singapore.

Dr Tang is now a recognized expert in the field of cardiomyopathy. His expertise in echocardiography and cardiac MRI further enhances his work in this field. The cardiomyopathies that he is treating include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, and restrictive cardiomyopathy. He was the course director of Singapore first cardiomyopathy conference, which was successfully held in 2021. He is also a member of SAF Cardiology Specialist Advisory Board.

As regular physical training would cause adaptational changes in the heart that may resemble cardiomyopathy, his clinical work also regularly involves recognizing and differentiating exercise-induced cardiac remodeling (athlete heart) from the pathological cardiomyopathies.

Dr Tang is also one of the leading experts in treating patient with cardiac amyloidosis, a disease that has now gained more attention with the availability of a specific therapeutic agent.

Despite his advanced expertise, Dr Tang loves to practise general cardiology and firmly believes in primary prevention. Living a healthy lifestyle has always been his key message for patients. Leading by example, he himself is an avid runner and does resistance training regularly.