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Dr Zhuang Qingyuan

Dr Zhuang Qingyuan

MMED (FM) (Singapore), MBBS (Singapore)

Associate Consultant

National Cancer Centre Singapore

Specialty: Supportive and Palliative Care

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Supportive Care.

Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant Division of Supportive & Palliative Care National Cancer Centre SingaporeNational Cancer Centre Singapore
  • Associate Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Supportive & Palliative Care Centre

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Instructor at Duke-NUS Medical School


Dr. Zhuang Qingyuan graduated from National University of Singapore in 2009, after which he completed his residency training in Family Medicine and advanced specialty training in Palliative Medicine in Singapore. He is currently a palliative care specialist practicing in National Cancer Centre Singapore. Alongside clinical work, Dr. Zhuang Qingyuan is actively pursuing research in areas of data science, scale development and health services research.


  • MMED (FM) (Singapore) 2015
  • MBBS (Singapore) 2009

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Member, Graduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine Committee
  • NCCS Lead (Research) for SingHealth Duke-NUS Supportive and Palliative Care Centre
  • SKH Lead (Clinical Services) for SingHealth Duke-NUS Supportive and Palliative Care Centre


  • RISE Awards 2015 Quality Improvement Project Award
  • RISE Awards 2014 Outstanding Resident Award
  • SingHealth RISE Awards 2013 Outstanding Resident Award
  • SingHealth Best Junior Doctors Award 2013 : Best Resident Award

Research Interests

  • Data Science
  • Healthcare utilization and costs
  • Scale Development
  • Health Services Research


  • JJ Chan, Y Sim, SGW Ow, JSJ Lim, G Kusumawidjaja, Q Zhuang, The impact of COVID-19 on and recommendations for breast cancer care: the Singapore experience. Endocrine-Related Cancer 27 (9),R307-R327
  • J Chiang, VS Yang, S Han, Q Zhuang, G Ooi, IH Sin, Minimizing transmission of COVID-19 while delivering optimal cancer care in a National Cancer Centre. Journal of Cancer Policy 25, 100241
  • Q Zhuang, ZY Lau, WS Ong, GM Yang, KB Tan Sociodemographic and clinic factors for non-hospital deaths among cancer patients: A nationwide population-based cohort study. Plos one 2020 Apr 23; 15(4), e0232219
  • QY Zhuang, RX Wong, WX Lian, YQ Li, FY Wong Validation of Modified Breast Graded Prognostic Assessment for breast cancer patients with brain metastases: extra-cranial disease progression is an independent risk factor. Ann Palliat Med 2019 Mar 8
  • QY Zhuang, Grace MJY, Shirlyn HSN, Yin BC. Validity, Reliability and Diagnostic Accuracy of the Respiratory Distress Observation Scale for assessment of dyspnea in adult palliative care patients. J Pain Symptom Manage. Nov 2018
  • QY Zhuang Applying the Welfare Model to an Ethically Challenging Terminal Discharge. Asian Bioethics Review, Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2016, pp.
  • QY Zhuang, RX Wong, Darren Chen, XX Guo. Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding human papillomavirus vaccination among young women attending a tertiary institution in Singapore. SMJ Jun 2016
    Ang AL, Wong RX, Zhuang QY, Linn YC. Natural history of severe eosinophilia with uncertain aetiology and proposals on a practical approach to its management. Intern Med J. Aug 2012

Research Trials

  • Singhealth Duke-NUS Academic Medicine (AM) Research Grant Call FY2020: Special Category (HSR-HEARTS): Patterns and Predictors of acute healthcare utilization in cancer patients on home hospice care: a retrospective longitudinal mixed-methods study.
  • Lien Centre for Palliative Care Research Award (LCPC-EX20-0003) 2020: PROTECT – PROactive Triggering of Early Care through Technology