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Dr Gao Fei

Principal Biostatistician 
National Heart Research Institute Singapore 
National Heart Centre Singapore​​

Gao Fei, PhD, is a medical statistician. Her current research focuses on methods and applications of statistics related to cardiovascular epidemiology research. She is proficient in managing and analyzing large-scale prospective studies in cardiovascular disease and cancer. She has been in collaborations with clinicians from NHCS and researchers from DUKE-NUS. She has authored more than 60 scientific publications.


  • Prinicpal Biostatistician, National Heart Research Institute Singapore, National Heart Centre Singapore
  • Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, National University of Singapore


  • Gao F, Lam CS, Yeo KK, Machin D, de Carvalho LP, Sim LL, Koh TH, Foo D, Ong HY, Tong KL, Tan HC, Earnest A, Chua T, Chan MY. Influence of Ethnicity, Age and Time on Sex Disparities in Long-term Cause-specific Mortality after Acute Myocardial Infarction. J Am Heart Assoc 2016;5(10)
  • Gao F, Lam CS, Sim LL, Koh TH, Foo D, Ong HY, Tong KL, Tan HC, Machin D, Wong KS, Chan MY, Chua TS. Impact of the joint association between sex, age and diabetes on long-term mortality after acute myocardial infarction. BMC Public Health 2015;15:308
  • Gao F, Earnest A, Matchar DB, Campbell MJ, Machin D. Sample size calculations for the design of cluster randomized trials: a summary of methodology. Contemporary Clinical Trials 2015;42:41-50
  • Koh AS, Gao F, Chin CT, Keng FY, Tan RS, Chua TS. Differential risk reclassification improvement by exercise testing and myocardial perfusion imaging in patients with suspected and known coronary artery disease. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology 2016;23(3):366-78. Joint 1st authorship
  • Gao F, Machin D. Pitfalls in statistical methods. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology 2013; 20(4):650-651


  • Projecting Individualized Probabilities of Developing Breast Cancer for Singaporean Women (PI, NMRC/NIG/0048/2008) (2008)