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Asst Prof Ho Kay Woon from National Heart Centre Singapore

Asst Prof Ho Kay Woon

​MBBS, MRCP (UK), MMed (Int Med)

Senior Consultant

Specialty: Cardiology

Sub-specialties: Interventional Cardiology

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Department of Cardiology National Heart Centre SingaporeNational Heart Centre Singapore
  • Senior Consultant NHCS Cardiology @ SKH Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Director, Medical Student Training SingHealth Duke-NUS Cardiovascular Sciences Academic Clinical Programme

Profile

Assistant Professor Ho Kay Woon is a Senior Consultant in NHCS. He subspecialises in interventional cardiology with special interests in percutaneous coronary artery intervention, percutaneous valvular therapy including transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). 

He is also active in medical education being the Director of Medical Student Education in NHCS, with contribution to teaching of medical students from Duke NUS, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. 

Asst Prof Ho has also assisted and coordinated cases for various international and local interventional cardiology meetings, including EuroPCR, Singapore LIVE/AsiaPCR course, and local CTO courses.

Education

  • MMed (Internal Medicine), Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 2004
  • MRCP UK, Royal Colleges of Physicians, UK, 2004
  • MBBS, National University of Singapore, 1992

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National Heart Centre Singapore​
  • Committee Member, Clinical Curriculum Review Committee, Duke NUS
  • Member of the Singapore General Hospital, Division of Medicine, Medical Officer Education Committee since 2008 
  • AsiaPCR scientific committee member since 2007
  • Clinical Coordinator and Director, Duke Medical School, Students Cardiology Programme
  • Supervisor and senior lecturer for Yong Loo Lin Medical students’ cardiology attachment and elective
  • Module coordinator and lecturer for Singapore Polytechnic Diploma in Biomedical Science (Cardiac Technology) course

Awards

  • Service Quality Award Star Award, National Heart Centre Singapore, 2016
  • Service Quality Award Gold Award, National Heart Centre Singapore, 2015
  • Service Quality Award Silver Award, National Heart Centre Singapore, 2014
  • Best Oral Paper (Clinical Research), Singhealth Duke-NUS Scientific Conference, 2012
  • Service Quality Award Bronze Award, National Heart Centre Singapore, 2010
  • Health Manpower Development Plan Award, SingHealth, 2009

Publications and Research Trials

  • Impact of Direct Cardiovascular Laboratory Activation By Emergency Physicians On “False Positive” Activation Rates. Julian Tay CK, Wei LL, Zhong L, Terrance Chua SJ, Lim SH, Aaron Wong SL, Marcus Ong EH, Ho KW. Accept for publication in Annals Academy of Medicine, Singapore. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2016;45:351-6
  • Antithrombotic Therapy After Coronary Stenting in Patients With Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation. KW Ho, J Ivanov, X Frexia, C Overgaard, M Osten, D Ing, E Horlick, K Mackie, P Seidelin, V Dzavik. Can J Cardiol. 2013 Feb;29 (2):213-8
  • Long-term Outcomes After Percutaneous Intervention of the Internal Thoracic Artery Anastomosis: The Use of Drug-Eluting Stents Is Associated With a Higher Need of Repeat Revascularization. X Freixa, M Carpen, M Kotowycz, KW Ho, A Krimly, M Osten, C Overgaard, E Horlick, P Seidelin, V Džavík Can J Cardiol. 2012 Jul ;28(4):458-63
  • Haemodynamic Support Devices for Complex and High-risk Percutaneous Coronary Interventions. Ho KW, V Dzavik. Interventional Cardiology, 2011;6(1):17-24
  • Complete Atrioventricular Block Complicating Acute Anterior Myocardial Infarction can be Reversed with Acute Coronary Angioplasty. Ho KW, Koh TH, Wong P, Wong SL, Lim YT, Lim ST, Hsu LF. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2010;39:254-7
  • Free floating thrombus in the right heart causing pulmonary embolism. Chin WL, Lim ST, Ho KW, Ding ZP. Postgrad Med J doi:10.1136/pgmj.2009.093021
  • Late Complications Following Tetralogy of Fallot Repair: The Need for Long-term Follow-Up. Ho KW, Tan RS, Wong KY, Tan TH, Shankar S, Tan JL. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2007;36:947-53
  • Electrocardiographical case. A young man with chest pain. Ho K W, Hsu L F. Singapore Med J 2006; 47(5): 434

Research Trials

  • OCT Study, Ongoing
  • REMEDEE, Dec 2009 to 2015
  • GLAGOV, 2014
  • FOURIER, 2014
  • GLOBAL LEADERS, 2014
  • BIOSOLVE II, 2014
  • NOBORI 2 Registry, Oct 2008 to Jan 2014
  • PROTECT, Apr 2008 to 2014
  • PLATINUM WH, 2013
  • LEADERS FREE, 2013
  • EVOLVE II QCA, 2013
  • EVOLVE II, 2013
  • AMGEN, 2013
  • PERSEUS TAXUS, 2013
  • AMGEN 20110118, Oct 2012 to Oct 2013
  • DSMRI-CAD, Feb 2012 to May 2013
  • CARE II, 2011
  • RELYABLE, 2011
  • RELY, 2009