About Us

The Singapore Cardiac Society

The Singapore Cardiac Society was started in 1958 by a group of specialists with special interest in Cardiology working at Outram Road General Hospital. Pioneering physicians like Professors Dhanaraj, E.S. Monterio, Ernest Steven, Sir Gordon Arthur Ransome, Wong Hee Ong, Yong Nen Kiong and Charles Toh started regular clinical sessions to manage patients with cardiac diseases. The membership subsequently expanded rapidly with the addition of Drs MB Ghosh, Loh Tee Fun; and Teo Hoon Chow who had interest in the field of Paediatric Cardiology. Drs Yong Nen Kiong and Tan Ngoh Chuan joined the group in 1960 and added Cardiothoracic surgery to the group.

The Singapore Cardiac Society has made great strides in developing the practice of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery in Singapore. With more Cardiologists, Cardiac Surgeons, Anaesthetists and Researchers from both private and institutional practice joining the Society every year, the Society looks forward to realizing the dreams of its founders in maintaining a high level of cardiac care for Singaporeans.

The mission of the Singapore Cardiac Society is:

  • 1. To advance knowledge and practice of cardiovascular medicine in Singapore
  • 2. To promote research and publications of medical and scientific works in Cardiovascular medicine.
  • 3. To promote regional and international co-operation in cardiovascular medicine.
 

Present Council

PRESENT COUNCIL - 2018-2019

 
  • President: Dr Hean-Yee Ong
  • Immediate Past-President: Adj Asst Prof Jack Tan
  • Vice President: Asst Prof Toon-Wei Lim
  • Hon. Secretary: Adj Assoc Prof Chi-Keong Ching
  • Hon. Treasurer: Adj Assoc Prof Swee-Yaw Tan
  • Members: Dr Nadira Hamid, Asst Prof Joshua Loh, Assoc Prof Kian-Keong Poh, Asst Prof Edgar Tay
  • Hon. Auditors: Dr Julian Loh, Asst Prof Tee-Joo Yeo
  • Trustees: Prof Tian-Hai Koh, Ms Kim-Li Kwa, Dr Richard Ng, Adj Assoc Prof Kenny Sin, Prof Huay-Cheem Tan
 

Past Presidents of SCS

  • 2017 / 2018 Adj Asst Prof Jack Tan
  • 2016 / 2017 Adj Asst Prof Jack Tan
  • 2015 / 2016 A/Prof Poh Kian Keong
  • 2014 / 2015 A/Prof Poh Kian Keong
  • 2013 / 2014 Dr Richard Ng
  • 2012 / 2013 Dr Bernard Kwok
  • 2011 / 2012 Dr Bernard Kwok
  • 2010 / 2011 Dr Kenny Sin
  • 2009 / 2010 Dr Kenny Sin
  • 2008 / 2009 Dr Richard Ng
  • 2007 / 2008 Dr Richard Ng
  • 2006 / 2007 A/Prof Koh Tian Hai
  • 2005 / 2006 A/Prof Koh Tian Hai
  • 2004 / 2005 Dr Tan Huay Cheem
  • 2003 / 2004 Dr Tan Huay Cheem
  • 2002 / 2003 Dr Richard Ng
  • 2001 / 2002 Dr Richard Ng
  • 1999 / 2000 Dr Lee Chuen Neng
  • 1998 / 1999 Dr Michael Lim
  • 1997 / 1998 Dr Richard Ng
  • 1996 / 1997 Dr Saw Huat Seong
  • 1995 / 1996 Dr Lee Chuen Neng
  • 1994 / 1995 Dr Richard Ng
  • 1993 / 1994 Dr Peter Yan
  • 1992 / 1993 Dr Susan Quek
  • 1991 / 1992 Dr Richard Ng
  • 1990 / 1991 Dr Chia Boon Lock
  • 1989 / 1990 Dr Arthur Tan
  • 1988 / 1989 Dr Maurice Choo
  • 1987 / 1988 Dr Wu Dar Ching
  • 1986 / 1987 Dr Richard Ng
  • 1985 / 1986 Dr Joseph Sheares
  • 1984 / 1985 Dr Richard Ng
  • 1983 / 1984 Dr Chia Boon Lock
  • 1982 / 1983 Dr Joseph Sheares
  • 1981 / 1982 Dr Low Lip Ping
  • 1980 / 1981 Dr Chia Boon Lock
  • 1979 / 1980 Dr Lim Chin Hock
  • 1978 / 1979 Dr Tan Ngoh Chuan
  • 1977 / 1978 Dr Chia Boon Lock
  • 1976 / 1977 Dr Charles Toh
  • 1975 / 1976 Dr Tan Ngoh Chuan
  • 1974 / 1975 Dr Charles Toh
 
 

SCS Lectures

Singapore Cardiac Society Lecturers and Topics since 1988

No. S.C.S. Lecturer Year Topic
1 Dr Charles Toh 1988 National Cardiac Care in Singapore
2 Prof. Chia Boon Lock 1989 Ventricular Arrhythmias in Health and Diseases
3 Dr Tan Ngoh Chuan 1990 The Changing Face of Cardiothoracic Surgery
4 Dr Joseph Sheares 1991 Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery : Venous Vs Arterial Conduits
5 Dr Richard Ng 1992 Coronary Angiography and Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA ) : A 12 year and 8 year experience and followup at Mount Elizabeth Hospital
6 Dr Wu Dar Ching 1993 New Developments in Cardiac Surgery
7 Dr Arthur Tan 1994 Controversies in Cardiology
8 Dr Maurice Choo 1995 Cardiology from the Beatles to the Boyz
9 Dr Low Lip Ping 1996 From Nitrates to Nitric Oxide : An Explosive Story
10 Dr Susan Quek 1997 The Story of Echocardiograhpy - From Milestones to Challenges
11 Dr Saw Huat Seong 1998 Separating Science from Gimmickry
12 Dr Lee Chuen Neng 1999 The Trials and Tribulations of a Cardiac Surgeon
13 Dr Peter Yan 2001 Coronary Artery Disease 2001 AD - A Century of Advancement ( Evidence-Based Strategies in Dealing with CAD in the 21st Century )
14 Dr Tong Ming Chuan 2002 Education, Discipline, Innovation - in the Cardiac World
15 A/Prof. Koh Tian Hai 2003 Interventional Cardiology over the last 2 decades - Personal perspective
16 A/Prof. Lim Yean Teng 2004 From Q-wave Myocardial Infarction to ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction - New Wine for Old Bottle?
17 Dr C. Sivathasan 2005 Heart Devices : Rescue to Destination
18 Dr Terrance Chua 2006 Imaging for Ischaemia :Insights from Stress Scintigraphy
19 Dr Teo Wee Siong 2007 Role of Interventional Electrophysiology in Cardiology-Past, Present and Future
20 A/Prof. Tan Huay Cheem 2008 Management of Coronary Artery Disease in the 21st Century
21 A/Prof. William Yip 2009 Paediatric Cardiology in Singapore: A Personal Journey and Reflection
22 Dr Chua Yeow Leng 2010 Delirium Cordis, Hot Spots, Hot Wires and Mazes: The Story of Atrial Fibrillation
23 Dr Philip Wong 2011 Cardiovascular Translational Research; Bringing Ideas from Bench to Clinic
24 A/Prof Ling Lieng Hsi 2012 Mitral Valve Prolapse – The Past, Present and Future
25 A/Prof Lim Soo Teik 2013 Landscapes of Interventional Cardiology
26 A/Prof Kenny Sin 2014 Interventional Cardiology in the 21st Century, A Surgeon's Perspective
27 A/Prof Quek Swee Chye 2015 Advances in Pediatric Cardiovascular Medicine: The-State-of-Art
28 A/Prof Tan Ru San 2016 NOACs: Coming of Age
29 A/Prof Poh Kian Keong 2017 Contemporary Management of Aortic Stenosis and Beyond
30 A/Prof Ding Zee Ping 2018 65 Years of Echocardiography, Past, Present and Beyond