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Cardiology At a Glance

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the developed world. As a cardiologist, you will have the opportunity to help many patients, be it saving the life of a heart attack patient with primary coronary intervention or improving the quality of life of a heart failure patient.

The field of cardiovascular medicine is also one of the most exciting. Hardly a week goes by without multiple research studies being published in the top medical journals in the world. In addition, the medical technology industry in cardiology is amongst the most robust in the world, with new technologies and devices being developed continuously.

Working in the Department of Cardiology is fast-paced, intellectually stimulating and exciting. You will need to think fast and keep calm. If you enjoy working in a team, are willing to learn, value integrity and have good interpersonal skills, we welcome you to join the SingHealth Cardiology Senior Residency Program.

A Word from Our Program Director

I am delighted that you are considering joining the SingHealth Cardiology Senior Residency Program.

The Program is a robust, dynamic training program that includes the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) and the Changi General Hospital (CGH) departments of Cardiology.

Combined, the two hospitals treat a large volume of patients and offer a complete range of clinical services and specialties. The Program also has wonderful teachers and mentors, exciting research opportunities and most importantly, a warm nurturing culture for you to grow professionally and personally.

Cardiology is one of the most exciting fields in medicine. At NHCS and CGH, you will have the opportunity to work with world-class researchers and scientists and see your research translate into clinical care.

Our training philosophy is simple.

We want you to do well and succeed as a person, physician and cardiologist. That’s why we strive to provide the best training possible for you in an atmosphere of collegiality, shared responsibility and professionalism; so that in turn, you may provide the best care possible for our patients.

Dr Jeffrey Lau Man Chun
Consultant, Department of Cardiology, NHCS

Why SingHealth Cardiology?

Exposure to Cutting-edge Medicine

As the leading local healthcare group, SingHealth handles the largest clinical volume in Singapore. You will have the opportunity to manage and treat a broad range of cardiovascular diseases. At NHCS, you will also be exposed to advanced, cutting edge therapies such as cardiac transplant, left ventricular assist devices, atrial fibrillation ablation therapy, renal denervation, and structural heart disease interventions such as transcatheter aortic valve implantation and the MitraClip procedures.

Depth and Breadth of Clinical Rotations

The NHCS sees the largest volume and most comprehensive range of patients with cardiovascular diseases in Singapore. Together with Changi General Hospital, which provides healthcare to the Eastern part of Singapore, the two institutions on the Program provides tremendous clinical exposure for our trainees.

Renowned Faculty and Research Opportunities

We have a talented pool of faculty who are recognized leaders in the cardiovascular field.

You will have many opportunities to participate in clinical and translational research and develop your scientific inquiry skills under their mentorship and pursue research as your career with our full support.

Our Curriculum

The Cardiology Senior Residency Program at NHCS and CGH is a structured three-year program that will equip you with the medical knowledge, clinical skills and experience to become a competent cardiologist.  The training curriculum comprises an excellent mix of clinical activities, didactic lectures and research opportunities in a conducive educational environment.

You can choose to gain insights into subspecialties such as:

  • ·        Invasive Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology
  • ·        Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing
  • ·        Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging, Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology
  • ·        Heart Failure Program
  • ·        Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • ·        Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Preventive Cardiology


Trainees interested in a clinician-scientist pathway will work with an established research mentor. Rotations will be tailored to the specific research requirements of the trainee and mentor and may include participation in a Masters of Clinical Investigation program.


Program Director’s quote:

Our training philosophy is simple.

We want you to do well and succeed as a person, physician and cardiologist. That’s why we strive to provide the best training possible for you in an atmosphere of collegiality, shared responsibility and professionalism

Career Tracks

The SingHealth Cardiology Senior Residency Program is accredited by ACGME-International. With this mark of distinction, Senior Residents can expect numerous career opportunities upon completion of the Program, including promotion to Associate Consultant.

You can also look forward to further training in a subspecialty, such as interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, advanced heart failure, adult congenital heart diseases, echocardiography and advanced imaging modalities.

With a fast-ageing population requiring more clinical care, and new hospitals opening in Sengkang and Jurong, your training and clinical skills will be heavily sought after.

Program Director

Dr Jeffrey Lau Man Chun
Program Director, Cardiology
, SingHealth Senior Residency Program
Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National Heart Centre Singapore

Physician Faculty


Contact Details

Email: cardiologysresidency@singhealth.com.sg


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