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Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery National Heart Centre SingaporeNational Heart Centre Singapore


​Dr Tham Yi Chuan is an Associate Consultant from Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the National Heart Centre Singapore. His subspecialty is pediatric and adult congenital heart surgery, and adult cardiac surgery.


  • ​FRCS Ed (CTS), UK, Royal College of Surgeon Edinburgh, 2021
  • MRCS (Ed), UK, Royal College of Surgeon Edinburgh, 2014
  • Degree of Medicine, Malaysia, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2011

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Associate Consultant, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 3 January 2022 - Present
  • Clinical Instructor, Duke-NUS Medical School, 1 July 2022 - Present
  • Adjunct Research Fellow, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeon (Edinburgh), FRCS Ed (CTs), 2022


Research Interests

  • ​​Cardiac anatomy and embryology
  • Reptilian cardiovascular physiology and anatomy
  • Congenital heart diseases
  • Acquired heart diseases


  • Tham YC, Rosly N et al. Problem-based Learning: With or Without Facilitator. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol 18, 2011, 394-399
  • Tham YC, Sin YK. Missed Diagnosis of Behcet Disease Causing Aortic Regurgitation. Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals 2016 Feb; 24(2): 167-8
  • Chua KC, Yap KH, Tham YC, Cumaraswamy S, Tan TE. HeartWare Implantation with Outflow Graft. Anastomosis to Descending Aorta via Left Thoracotomy. JSM Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017; 2(2):1009;
  • Tham YC, Tan ZH, Chen JH, Chia SY, Chua KC, Sin YK, Shah S. Factors Determining Fast-Track Failure Post Cardiac Surgery. Annals of Heart 2018, 3(1):55-59
  • Tham YC, Yap KH, Ch’ng JK. Large Thrombosed Right Coronary Artery Aneurysm Mimicking Right Atrial Mass. Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging 2019, Jan;27(1):66-67
  • Yap KH, Tham YC, Tay KH, Tze Tec C, Irani FG, Kian CJ, Chao VTT. Homemade Candy-Plug Technique with Cook Zenith Alpha Thoracic Stent for False Lumen Distal Occlusion in a Complicated Chronic Type B Aortic Dissection With Rapid Growth. Journal of Endovascular Therapy, 2019 Oct; 26(5):731-735

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