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Clin Asst Prof Chin Chee Yang

Clin Asst Prof Chin Chee Yang

MBChB, MRCP (UK), MSc in Clinical Education
ACSM Clinical Exercise Specialist

Senior Consultant

National Heart Centre Singapore

Specialty: Cardiology

Clinical Interest: 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


Clinical Assistant Professor Chin Chee Yang is a Senior Consultant with the Department of Cardiology at the National Heart Centre Singapore. His clinical subspecialty interest is in Interventional Cardiology. His research interests are in intravascular imaging and physiology, and in medical education.


  • Fellow in Intravascular Imaging, Cardiovascular Research Foundation and Columbia University Medical Center, New York City, NY, United States of America, 2015 – 2016
  • Master of Science, MSc in Clinical Education, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Nov 2014
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians of United Kingdom, MRCP (UK), Jul 2009
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MBChB, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Jul 2006

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National Heart Centre Singapore, November 2021 – Present
  • Organising Committee Member, Duke-NUS Education Conference, 2019
  • Site Director, SingHealth Cardiology Senior Residency Programme, Sengkang General Hospital, 2018 – Present
  • Module Coordinator, Cardiac Anatomy & Physiology, National Heart Centre Singapore Specialty Nursing Course
  • Instructor, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Singapore General Hospital Institute for Medical Simulation and Education
  • Lecturer and Co-Examiner, Diploma in Biomedical Science, Singapore Polytechnic
  • Member, SingHealth Institute of Medical Simulation Research Committee, 2018 – Present
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore
  • Course Director, National Heart Centre Singapore PACES course, 2017 – Present
  • Core Faculty, Cardiology Senior Residency Programme, SingHealth, 2017 – Present
  • Lecturer and Co-Examiner, Diploma in Biomedical Science, Singapore Polytechnic
  • Module Coordinator, Cardiac Anatomy & Physiology, National Heart Centre Singapore Specialty Nursing Course
  • Clinical Core Faculty Member, Internal Medicine Residency Programme, SingHealth, 2016 – Present
  • Clinical Lecturer, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, 2012 – Present


  • SingHealth Quality Service Award Gold 2019
  • SingHealth Quality Service Award Silver 2018
  • SingHealth Quality Service Award Silver 2014

Research Interests

  • Intravascular coronary imaging including intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT)
  • Intravascular coronary physiology including fractional flow reserve (FFR), instantaneous wave-free ration (iFR), coronary flow reserve (CFR) and index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR)
  • Medical education including quantitative and qualitative research methodologies


  • What drives attrition amongst obstetrics and gynaecology residents in Singapore. Lee JCS, Kee XLJ, Wiener-Ogilvie S, Chern BSM, Chin CY. The Asia Pacific Scholar. 2019 Jan. doi: 10.29060/TAPS.2019-4-1/OA2005. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Balakrishnan ID, Chin CY, Teo L, Tan BY, Yeo KK. ‘Balanced ischaemia' on ECG in dual territory STEMI. Oxf Med Case Reports. 2018 Aug 9;2018(8):omy043.
  • Optical coherence tomography assessment of morphological characteristics in suspected coronary artery disease, but angiographically nonobstructive lesions. Yamamoto MH, Maehara A, Song L, Matsumura M, Chin CY, Losquadro M, Sosa FA, Mintz GS, Shlofmitz RA. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2018 Jul 24. doi: 10.1016/j.carrev.2018.07.011. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Cardiac resynchronisation therapy in paediatric patients with pacing induced cardiomyopathy - A single centre experience. Kui SL, Chin CY, Ching CK. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2018 Sep - Oct;18(5):180-182
  • Advanced analyses of computed tomography coronary angiography can help discriminate ischemic lesions. Zhang JM, Shuang D, Baskaran L, Wu W, Teo SK, Huang W, Gobeawan L, Allen JC, Tan RS, Su X, Ismail NB, Wan M, Su B, Zou H, Low R, Zhao X, Chi Y, Zhou J, Su Y, Lomarda AM, Chin CY, Fam JM, Keng FYJ, Wong ASL, Tan JWC, Yeo KK, Wong PEH, Chin CT, Ho KW, Yap J, Kassab GS, Chua T, Koh TH, Tan SY, Lim ST, Zhong L. Int J Cardiol. 2018 Sep 15;267:208-214.
  • Answer to June 2018 Photo Quiz. Chin CY, Huang Z, Sim JHC, Tan BY. J Clin Microbiol. 2018 May 25;56(6).
  • Photo Quiz: A Fishy Tale of Endocarditis. Chin CY, Huang Z, Sim JHC, Tan BY. J Clin Microbiol. 2018 May 25;56(6).
  • Use of optical coherence tomography to determine the pathogenesis of very late stent thrombosis in a non-compliant patient with prior coronary stenting and left ventricular thrombus. Kui SL, Chin CY, Yeo KK. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Mar;71(11):A2237.
  • Imaging comparisons of bioresorbable scaffolds as seen by optical coherence tomography. Chin CY, Yeo KK, Chin CT, Lim ST, Wong ASL, Tan JWC, Koh TH.AsiaIntervention 2017;3:156-157.
  • Angiographic and optical coherence tomography features of positive arterial remodelling causing very late stent thrombosis in a first-generation sirolimus-eluting stent. Chin CY, Kui SL, Balakrishnan ID, Yeo KK. AsiaIntervention 2017;3:162-163.
  • Coronary Plaque Characteristics in Hemodialysis-Dependent Patients as Assessed by Optical Coherence Tomography. Chin CY, Matsumura M, Maehara A, Zhang W, Lee CT, Yamamoto MH, Song L, Parviz Y, Jhalani NB, Mohan S, Ratner LE, Cohen DJ, Ben-Yehuda O, Stone GW, Shlofmitz RA, Kakuta T, Mintz GS, Ali ZA. Am J Cardiol. 2017; doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2017.01.022
  • Relation Between Renal Function and Coronary Plaque Morphology (From the ADAPT-DES Virtual Histology-Intravascular Ultrasound Substudy). Chin CY, Mintz GS, Saito S, Witzenbichler B, Metzger DC, Rinaldi MJ, Mazzaferri Jr EL, Duffy PL, Weisz G, Stuckey TD, Brodie BR, Litherland C, Kirtane AJ, Stone GW, Maehara A. Am J Cardiol. 2017;119(2):217-224.
  • Characteristics of Early Versus Late In-Stent Restenosis in Second- Generation Drug-Eluting Stents: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study. Song L, Mintz GS, Yin D, Yamamoto MH, Chin CY, Matsumura M, Kirtane AJ, Parikh MA, Moses JW, Ali ZA, Shlofmitz RA, Maehara A. EuroIntervention. 2017 Mar 21. pii: EIJ-D-16-00787. doi: 10.4244/EIJ-D-16-00787
  • Neoatherosclerosis assessed with optical coherence tomography in restenotic bare metal and first- and second-generation drug-eluting stents. Song L, Mintz GS, Yin D, Yamamoto MH, Chin CY, Matsumura M, Fall K, Kirtane AJ, Parikh MA, Moses JW, Ali ZA, Shlofmitz RA, Maehara A. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017. doi: 10.1007/s10554-017-1106-2
  • Imaging Comparisons of Coregistered Native and Stented Coronary Segments by High-Definition 60-MHz Intravascular Ultrasound and Optical Coherence Tomography. Chin CY, Maehara A, Fall K, Mintz GS, Ali ZA. J Am Coll Cardiol Intv. 2016;9(12):1305-1306.
  • Utility of near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) for detection of thin-cap neoatherosclerosis. Roleder T, Galougahi KK, Chin CY, Bhatti N, Brilakis E, Nazif T, Kirtane A, Karmpaliotis D, Wojakowski W, Leon MB, Mintz GS, Maehara A, Stone GW, Ali ZA.Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016; doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jew198
  • Chest pain with a blue hand – simultaneous coronary and left subclavian artery thrombosis. Chin CY, Chin CWL, Chiam PTL, Tan RS. AsiaIntervention 2016;2(2):142.
  • Assessment of Arterial Elastance and Ventricular-Arterial Coupling in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Chin CWL, Le TT, Gao F, Ng MX, Chin CY, Huang FQ, Fong KY, Thumboo J, Tan RS. Int J Cardiol. 2014; 176(2):504-5.
  • Endothelial function is associated with myocardial diastolic function in women with systemic lupus erythematosus. Chin CWL, Chin CY, Ng MX, Le TT, Huang FQ, Fong KY, Thumboo J, Tan RS. Rheumatol Int. 2014;34(9):1281-5.
  • Use of support catheter for LV lead placement in challenging biventricular implant. Malik A, Teo WS, Ching CK, Liew R, Tan BY, Chong D, Chin CY, Ang CY. Journal of Arrhythmia 27(Supplement):PE4_087.
  • Evaluation of the diagnostic utility of additional electrocardiograph recordings with respect to cardiac troponin I levels in patients presenting with chest pain with normal 12-lead electrocardiograph recordings. Chin CY, Grubb NR. Scottish Medical Journal 2007; 52(4):48.

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