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Clinical Appointments

  • Deputy Head and Senior Consultant Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery National Heart Centre SingaporeNational Heart Centre Singapore


Clinical Assistant Professor Philip Pang is a Senior Consultant and Deputy Head (Cardiac) at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS). He completed his specialist training in cardiothoracic surgery in 2014 and was a recipient of the SingHealth Health Manpower Development Plan award in 2015. He completed a 1-year Advanced Cardiac Surgery Fellowship at Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital, USA, under the mentorship of renowned cardiac surgeons Dr John Elefteriades and Dr Sabet Hashim. He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2007 and was awarded the SingHealth Best House Officer award in 2008. He obtained his postgraduate qualifications, MRCS (Edin), MMed (Surg) and FRCS (CTh) (Edin) in 2009, 2010 and 2015 respectively.

As a researcher, his research interests include clinical outcomes of surgery for valvular heart disease (in particular mitral valve repair), coronary artery bypass surgery, heart failure surgery and extracorporeal life support. In 2013, he was awarded a SingHealth Foundation Startup Grant as principal investigator for the study of “Therapeutic Hypothermia in Adult Patients receiving Extracorporeal Life Support”. As the main or co-author, Clin Asst Prof Philip Pang has published 26 papers in peer-reviewed medical journals.


  • FAMS 2015
  • FRCSEd (CTh) 2015
  • MMed (Surgery) 2010
  • MRCSEd 2009
  • MBBS (S’pore) 2007

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, National Heart Centre Singapore, November 2022 - Present
  • Deputy Head (Cardiac), Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, National Heart Centre Singapore, from 1 May 2022 
  • Consultant, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, National Heart Centre Singapore, May 2018 - October 2022
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Associate Consultant, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, National Heart Centre Singapore, 2015 - May 2018
  • Member - Singapore Cardiac Society (2021 - present)
  • Member (Surgery Subcommittee) - Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (2020 - present)
  • Board member - Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, College of Surgeons, Singapore (2019 - present)
  • Content Expert, Clinical Teacher and Clinical Practice Facilitator, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (2019 – present)
  • Physician Faculty Member, SingHealth Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Programme, 2016 - Present
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (CTh) (Edinburgh), 2015 - Present
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore, 2015 - Present
  • Academic Medicine Research Institute, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, SingHealth, 2014 - Present
  • Academic Medicine Education Institute, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, SingHealth, 2013 – Present 
  • Advanced Clinical Fellow, Section of Cardiac Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, 2015 - 2016
  • Member of Singapore Medical Association, 2007 - Present


  • SingHealth Publish! Award (Medical Research), 2020
  • SingHealth Publish! Award (Medical Research), 2019
  • National Heart Centre Singapore Service Quality Award (Silver), 2019
  • SingHealth 10-Year Long Service Award
  • Oral Presentation (2nd prize) 28th Annual Congress of the Association of the Thoracic and
    Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia (ATCSA 2018)  
  • Annals, Academy of Medicine Singapore, Best Publication Silver Award, 2016
  • Academy of Medicine Singapore, College of Surgeons Gold Medal (CTS), 2015
  • SingHealth Publish! Award (Medical Research) 2015
  • Academy of Medicine Singapore, College of Surgeons Young Surgeon Award 2015
  • SingHealth Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) 2015
  • SingHealth Service Quality Award (Gold) 2015, 2022
  • SingHealth Service Quality Award (Silver) 2014, 2018, 2020
  • Young Investigator Award - 23rd Annual Congress of the Association of the Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia (ATCSA 2013) 
  • National Heart Centre Singapore Productivity Award, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • SingHealth Best House Officer Award, 2008

Research Interests

  • ​Mitral Valve Surgery 
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Surgery for Advanced Heart Failure
  • Extracorporeal Life Support
  • Infective Endocarditis


  • Isolated tricuspid valve replacement for infective endocarditis. Pang PY, Yang LW, Zhu L, Chua YL. Cardiol Res. 2022;13:110-117.
  • Long-term prognosis in patients with end-stage renal disease after coronary artery bypass grafting. Pang PY, Teow CK, Huang MJ, Naik MJ, Lim SL, Chao VT, Tan TE, Chua YL, Sin YK. J Thorac Dis. 2020;12:6722-6730. doi: 10.21037/jtd-20-2046.
  • Isolated Chylopericardium: An Unusual Cause of Late Cardiac Tamponade After Mitral Valve Repair. Chia AX, Pang PY. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;110:e498-e500. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.04.030.
  • Clinical presentation of cardiac myxoma in a Singapore national cardiac centre. Lee PT, Hong R, Pang PY, Chua YL, Ding ZP. Singapore Med J. 2021;62:195-198. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2020041.
  • Restrictive mitral valve annuloplasty for chronic ischaemic mitral regurgitation: outcomes of flexible versus semi-rigid rings. Pang PY, Huang MJ, Tan YE, Lim SL, MJ Naik, Chao VT, Sin YK, Lim CH, Chua YL. J Thorac Dis. 2019. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2019.12.04
  • Comparable perioperative outcomes and mid-term survival in prosthetic valve endocarditis and native valve endocarditis. Mori M, Shioda K, Nguemeni Tiako MJ, Bin Mahmood SU, Mangi AA, Yun JJ, Darr U, Pang PY, Geirsson A. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;54:1067-1072.
  • ​Direct axillary cannulation with open Seldinger-guided technique: is it safe? Carino D, Mori M, Pang PY, Singh M, Elkinany S, Tranquilli M, Ziganshin BA, Elefteriades JA. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 Nov 20. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezx394.
  • Successful anticoagulation therapy for a giant left atrial thrombus following mitral valve repair. Mathew EN, Pang PY, Mori M, Chua YL, Sin YK. J Thorac Dis. 2017;9:E640-E643.1.
  • M Mori, Pang PY, Hashim SW. Rupture of GORE-TEX Neochordae 10 Years after Mitral Valve Repair. J Thorac Dis. 2017;9:E343-E345.
  • Intraoperative Bioprosthetic Valve Dysfunction Causing Severe Mitral Regurgitation. Pang PY, Garwood S, Hashim SW. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;103:e317-e319.
  • Antegrade Cardioplegia Decannulation using the COR-KNOT System in Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery. Hashim SW, Pang PY. Innovations (Phila). 2017 Mar/Apr;12:150-151.
  • Therapeutic hypothermia may improve neurological outcomes in extracorporeal life support for adult cardiac arrest. Pang PY, Wee GH, Huang MJ, Hoo AE, Tahir Sheriff, IM, Lim SL, Tan TE, Loh YJ, Chao VT, Soon JL, Kerk KL, Abdul Salam ZH, Sin YK, Lim CH. Heart Lung Circ. 2017;26:817-824.
  • Early Spontaneous Resolution of an Iatrogenic Acute Type A Aortic Dissection. Zafar MA, Pang PY, Henry GA, Ziganshin BA, Tranquilli M, Elefteriades JA. AORTA (Stamford). 2016;4:235-239. 
  • Surgical Management of Very Late Paravalvular Leaks after Mitral Valve Replacement: A Single Institutional Experience. Pang PY, Zhu JS, Sin YK, Chua YL. J Thorac Dis. 2016;8:E952-E956.
  • Successful Thrombectomy for an Idiopathic Floating Ascending Aortic Thrombus. Pang PY, Nathan VB. Ann Thorac Surg 2016;102:e245-7.
  • Patent Extra-Anatomic Graft 12 Years after Ascending-Descending Aortic Bypass for Interpositional Graft Infection. Zhu L, Pang PY, Chua YL. Gen Med (Los Angeles) 4:267.doi:10.4172/2327-5146.1000267
  • Late Presentation of an Inferior Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Ventricular Septal Rupture: A Case Report. Tan WA, Pang PY, Chua YL, Wong SL. Cardiol Res. 2016;7:181-184.
  • Long-term Prognosis in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Propensity-Matched Study. Pang PY, Lim YP, Ong KK, Chua YL, Sin YK. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2016;45:83-90.
  • Therapeutic hypothermia in adult patients receiving extracorporeal life support: early results of a randomized controlled study. Pang PY, Wee GH, Hoo AE, Sheriff IM, Lim SL, Tan TE, Loh YJ, Kerk KL, Sin YK, Lim CH. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016;11:43.
  • Chordal Reconstruction versus Leaflet Resection for Repair of Degenerative Posterior Mitral Leaflet Prolapse. Chua YL, Pang PY, Yap YP, Abdul Salam ZH, Chen YT. Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;22:90-7.
  • Surgical Management of Infective Endocarditis: An Analysis of Early and Late Outcomes. Pang PY, Sin YK, Lim CH, Tan TE, Lim SL, Chao VT, Chua YL. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2015;47:826-32.
  • Outcome and survival analysis of surgical repair of post-infarction ventricular septal rupture. Pang PY, Sin YK, Lim CH, Tan TE, Lim SL, Chao VT, Su JW, Chua YL. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 Mar 9;8:44.
  • Tracheal Injury Causing Massive Pneumoperitoneum following Change of a Tracheostomy Tube. Pang PY, Su JW. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2012;41:532-3.
  • Outcome and Survival Analysis of Intestinal Ischaemia Following Cardiac Surgery. Pang PY, Sin YK, Lim CH, Su JW, Chua YL. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012;15:215-8.
  • A Survivor of Late Prosthesis Migration and Rotation following Percutaneous Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. Pang PY, Chiam PT, Chua YL, Sin YK.  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012;41:1195-6.
  • A case of late metastasis of a renal cell carcinoma to a multinodular goitre. Pang PY, Koh AJ, Tan NC, Agrawal R.  Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2011;40:298-2.

Research Trials

Principal Investigator

  • Retrospective review of the Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation at National Heart Centre Singapore
  • Acute mesenteric ischaemia complicating cardiac surgery
  • Long-term outcomes of patient-prosthesis mismatch following aortic or mitral valve replacement at National Heart Centre Singapore
  • Long term outcomes of tricuspid valve replacement at National Heart Centre Singapore
  • Retrospective review of tricuspid valve repair for functional tricuspid regurgitation

Co-Investigator (Current)

  • Percutaneous tricuspid valve interventions
    (Principal Investigator - A/Prof Yeo Khung Keong)
  • Acute Kidney Injury Pathway to improve long term renal outcomes in cardiac surgical patients
    (Principal Investigator – Dr Sophia Chew Tsong Huey)
  • Asian neTwork for Translational Research and Cardiovascular Trials ("ATTRaCT"): Theme C (Biomarkers and Immunology)
    (Principal Investigator – A/Prof Sin Yoong Kong)
  • IV Iron for Treatment of Anaemia before Cardiac Surgery (ITACS)
  • (Principal Investigator – A/Prof Sin Yoong Kong)
  • Mitral valve disease and Outcomes in Singapore
  • (Principal Investigator – A/Prof Yeo Khung Keong)

Principal Investigator (Completed)

  • A single center outcome after mitral valve repair for ischaemic mitral regurgitation
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with renal impairment at National Heart Centre Singapore
  • Mitral valve repair at National Heart Centre Singapore
  • A retrospective survival analysis of long term outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Quality of life after saphenous vein harvesting for coronary artery bypass grafting: a prospective comparison of endoscopic versus open vein harvesting
  • Therapeutic Hypothermia in Adult Patients Receiving Extracorporeal Life Support
  • Retrospective review of surgical repair of post-infarction ventricular septal rupture
  • Retrospective review of surgical management of infective endocarditis

Co-Investigator (Completed)

  • Cardiac Masses Project
    (Principal Investigator – A/Prof Ding Zee Pin)
  • Identifying critical determinants of endothelial cell biology using integrated genomic and phenotyping approaches in primary endothelial cells
    (Principal Investigator – Dr Ye Lei)
  • Retrospective Review of Paravalvular Leaks Complicating Valve Replacement Surgery
    (Principal Investigator – A/Prof Chua Yeow Leng)
  • Evaluation of Different Sub-Components of Frailty in Predicting Risks of Mortality and Morbidity in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery
    (Principal Investigator – Dr Yeo Khung Keong)
  • VTE Study
    A phase 3, randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, parallel-group, multi-center, multi-national study for the evaluation of efficacy and safety of LMW Heparin/Edoxaban versus LMW Heparin/Warfarin in subjects with symptomatic deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism.
    (Principal Investigator – A/Prof Kenny Sin Yoong Kong)
  • Development of Novel Chemical Probes for Potential in Vivo Imaging Agents for Arteriosclerosis
    (Principal Investigator – Dr Chang Young-tae, NUS)
    (Site Principal Investigator – A/Prof Lim Chong Hee)
  • Role of Perivascular Adipose Tissue in Vascular Remodeling
    (Principal Investigator – A/Prof Lim Chong Hee)