Dr Ong Kian Chung is a respiratory physician practising at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore. He subspecialises in intensive care medicine and treats respiratory disorders, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), sleep apnoea, bronchitis, wheezing, asthma, shortness of breath and lung cancer.
Dr Ong completed his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at the National University of Singapore. He then pursued further training as a fellow in the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Centre, USA. He was also a visiting clinical and research fellow at the the Stanford Centre for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, USA. He is also a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).
Dr Ong was formerly a senior respiratory consultant at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and a visiting consultant to the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), National Heart Centre Singapore and St Luke's Hospital. He was also a clinical lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS.
Dr Ong is the president of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Association (Singapore) and is recognised by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) as its representative in Singapore. Among his clinical achievements is the establishment of novel treatment methods, such as pulmonary rehabilitation, non-invasive ventilation and hospital-at-home programmes for patients with chronic respiratory disorders in Singapore.
Dr Ong's research interests include sleep-related breathing disorders, pulmonary function and exercise testing and disease management in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He has published over 70 scientific papers and abstracts in peer-reviewed professional journals, such as CHEST, European Respiratory Journal and American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, and regularly presents his research findings at major scientific congresses.
Dr Ong is also a reviewer for the journals CHEST, Respirology and the Singapore Medical Journal, and was previously an editor for the Medical Digest. Presently, he is the co-editor in chief of the Asia section of the journal, Update in Respiratory Technology and Applied Technology. He is also a member on the editorial board of the journal, Clinical Medicine: Case Reports.
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore
Member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, UK
Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore
Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians