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Asst Prof Koh Su-Mei Angela

Asst Prof Koh Su-Mei Angela from National Heart Centre Singapore

Asst Prof Koh Su-Mei Angela

MBBS, MPH (Harvard), MRCP (UK), MMED (Int Med), FAMS (Cardiology), DIP CBNC (USA), FESC (EU), FACC (USA), FRCP (London)

Senior Consultant

National Heart Centre Singapore

Specialty: Cardiology


Asst Prof Angela Koh is a Senior Consultant with the Department of Cardiology at the National Heart Centre Singapore. Her clinical interests are multimodality cardiovascular imaging with a focus in nuclear cardiology and cardiac computed tomography, and cardiovascular disease. 

Having a keen interest in research, Asst Prof Koh is a Clinician Scientist and a principal investigator on several clinical research studies.


  • MPH Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University 2014
  • Diplomate, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology 2011
  • MMED (Int Med) National University of Singapore Surgery 2007
  • MRCP Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom 2007
  • MBBS National University of Singapore 2004 

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National Heart Centre Singapore, May 2019 - Present
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, London, UK
  • Fellow, European Society of Cardiology
  • Fellow, American Heart Association
  • Fellow, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
  • Clinical Lecturer, Clinical Faculty Scheme, National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore
  • Clinical Teacher, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Cardiology ACP
  • Member, Working Group on Acute Cardiac Care of the European Society of Cardiology
  • Member, Singapore Medical Association
  • Member, Singapore Cardiac Society


  • Clinician Scientist Award, National Medical Research Council, Singapore, 2019
  • Outstanding Mentor Award, Wong Hock Boon Society, NUS, 2017
  • Singapore Health Service Quality Award 2016 (Silver)
  • Singapore Health Service Quality Award and 2017 (Gold)
  • Transition Award, National Medical Research Council, Singapore, 2014
  • SingHealth Publish Award (Medical Research), SingHealth Foundation, 2012
  • First runner-up, Young Investigator Award, at ICNC10 - Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT, Amsterdam – Netherlands, 2011 
  • Singapore Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Fellowship, Singapore Health Services, 2011
  • American Heart Association Women in Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence, Scientific Sessions in Chicago, Illinois, 2010 
  • NHCS Productivity Award, 2010 
  • NHCS Productivity Award, 2009 
  • Young Investigator Competition, Certificate of Merit, 14th Annual American Society of Nuclear Cardiology Scientific Session, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America, 2009 
  • Seah Cheng Siang M.Med (Internal Medicine) Gold Medal Award, National University of Singapore, 2007 

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular imaging
  • Cardiovascular Ageing
  • Pre-clinical and clinical cardiovascular disease conditions


(Selected Publications)

  • Left Atrial Enlargement Increases the Risk of Major Adverse Cardiac Events Independent of Coronary Vasodilator Capacity. Angela S. Koh, Venkatesh L. Murthy, Arkadiusz Sitek, Peter Gayed, John Bruyere Jr, Justina Wu, Marcelo F. Di Carli, Sharmila Dorbala. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2015 Sep; 42(10): 1551-61
  • Long-Term Prognostic Value of Appropriate Myocardial Perfusion Imaging. Koh AS, Lye WK, Chia SY, Salunat-Flores J, Sim LL, Keng FYJ, Tan RS, Chua TSJ. Am J Cardiol 2017;119(12):1957-1962
  • Metabolomic profile of arterial stiffness in aged adults. Koh AS, Gao F, Liu J et al. Diab Vasc Dis Res 2018;15:74-80
  • Systolic blood pressure and cardiovascular mortality in middle-aged and elderly adults - The Singapore Chinese Health Study. Koh AS, Talaei M, Pan A, Wang R, Yuan JM, Koh WP. Int J Cardiol 2016 Sep 15;219: 404-9.
  • Differential risk reclassification improvement by exercise testing and myocardial perfusion imaging in patients with suspected and known coronary artery disease. Koh AS, Gao F, Chin CT, Keng FY, Tan RS, Chua TS. J Nucl Cardiol. 2015 Sep 11
  • The association between dietary omega-3 fatty acids and cardiovascular death: the Singapore Chinese Health Study. Koh Angela S; Pan An; Wang Renwei; Odegaard Andrew O; Pereira Mark A; Yuan Jian-Min; Koh Woon-Puay. European Journal Of Preventive Cardiology 2015; 22(3):364-372
  • Evaluation of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Society of Nuclear Cardiology appropriateness criteria for SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging in an Asian tertiary cardiac center. Koh Angela S; Flores Jennifer L S; Keng Felix Y J; Tan Ru San; Chua Terrance S J. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology; 2011; 18(2):324-330
  • Dissecting Clinical and Metabolomics Associations of Left Atrial Phasic Function by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Feature Tracking. Koh AS, Gao F, Leng S, Kovalik JP, Zhao X, Tan RS, Fridianto KT, Ching J, Chua SJ, Yuan JM, Koh WP, Zhong L. Sci Rep 2018;8(1):8138-26456
  • A comprehensive population-based characterization of heart failure with mid-range ejection fraction. Koh Angela S; Tay Wan Ting; Teng Tiew Hwa Katherine; Vedin Ola; Benson Lina; Dahlstrom Ulf; Savarese Gianluigi; Lam Carolyn S P; Lund Lars H. European Journal Of Heart Failure 2017; 19(12):1624-1634

Research Trials

(as Principal Investigator)

  • Cardiac Ageing Study
  • TO-ChERIsH: Trajectory of Cardiovascular Ageing, Its Determinants and Impact on Health 
  • GLORIA - AF: Global Registry on Long-Term Oral Anti-thrombotic TReatment in PAtients with Atrial Fibrillation (Site-PI)
  • EaRneST: Exercise and CiRculating MetabolomicS: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial