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Adjunct Associate Professor Chong Yew Lam is a Senior Consultant at the Department of Urology and concurrently leads the Division of Surgery in his capacity as Chairman of the Division of Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital.  A/Prof Chong holds Adjunct Associate Professorship at the NTU-Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Professorship at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, serves as an International Editorial Member of the Canadian Journal of Urology, and is the Chairman of the Chapter of Urologists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

As a member of the Tan Tock Seng Hospital senior management team, his additional responsibilities include the Clinical Director of Emergency Planning, Clinical Director of JOINT (Joint Oncology Innovations Taskforce) and Director of the NHG-JHSI (National Healthcare Group - Johns Hopkins Singapore Institute).

A/Prof Chong completed his undergraduate medical training at the National University of Singapore in 1995, obtained Membership at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 2001, Masters in Medicine (Surgery) in 2002 and completed Urology specialist training in 2006.  From 2007 to 2008, he completed his fellowship training at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, USA, under the mentorship of Dr Demetrius H. Bagley and Dr Leonard G. Gomella, subspecialising in Endourology, Advanced Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery and Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic procedures.  Upon returning to Singapore in 2008, he was appointed as faculty and Consultant Urologist at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, and helped develop a range of new surgical capabilities at the hospital.  This included development of the hospital's inaugural robotic prostatectomy program since Dec 2008, enhancing the role of flexible uretero-renoscopy in upper urinary tract diseases, and other advanced laparoscopic procedures.

A/Prof Chong also has an avid interest in training, quality improvement and education, and has organized several training and education programmes at local and regional meetings.  A/Prof Chong serves as a faculty of the TTSH Clinical Practice Improvement Programme mentoring other clinicians in the clinical quality improvement process. His current research interests lie in robotic surgery in urology, radiological imaging in urology and prostate disease.

2020/08/05
2020/10/14
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