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Clinical Appointments

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


​Dr Tham Yi Chuan is a 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

  • Consultant, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, November 2023 - Present
  • ​Associate Consultant, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 3 January 2022 - October 2023
  • 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

Research Trials