Credentials MBChB (UK), MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edinburgh), FAMS
Language English, Mandarin Chinese, Behasa Melayu, Bahasa Indonesia, Cantonese Dialect, Hokkien Dialect, Hakka Dialect

Dr Chin Yung Ka graduated from University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom with Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor or Surgery (MBChB) in 2007 and became a Member of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (MRCP UK) in 2011. He subsequently obtained specialist accreditation in Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Singapore in 2015 and then completed advanced fellowships in endosonography (EUS) and pancreatology in 2016 from Spain. He also participated in World Endoscopy Organization (WEO) International School of EUS (WISE) for further advanced training on interventional EUS in 2019 from South Korea. He was previously a senior consultant at the department of gastroenterology and hepatology at Singapore General Hospital (SGH). He continues to be a visiting consultant at SGH & NTFGH. Besides managing general gastroenterology conditions, he has special interest in pancreatic disorders mainly in pancreatitis, pancreatic cystic lesion (PCL) and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Chin had been active in research and had published in local and international peer-reviewed journals. His field of interest is mainly on endoscopy, EUS and pancreatic disorders. He received a research grant for assessment of pancreatic cystic lesion with needle-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (nCLE) with results published in a renowned peer-reviewed journal. Besides performing general endoscopy procedures like OGD and colonoscopy, Dr. Chin has proficiency in advanced endoscopy procedures like diagnostic and therapeutic EUS. For example EUS with elastography, fine needle aspiration/biopsy (FNA/B), through the needle biopsy (TTNB) for PCL, celiac plexus neurolysis, cystogastrostomy and biliary drainage. Given his expertise in the EUS, Dr. Chin had been invited to deliver lectures, demonstrator and faculty to EUS workshops which were held locally and in regional countries like Malaysia and Indonesia, to share his knowledge and experience in this field.


Original Articles
Chin YK, Tan DM, Lim KH, Khor CJ. A case of unusual indeterminate biliary stricture. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Jul;82(1): 168; doi:10.1016/j.gie.2015.01.009.

IA Murray, HR Dalton, AJ Stanley, JH Ngu, B Maybin, M Eid, KG Madsen, R Abazi, H Ashraf, M Abdelrahim, R Lissmann, J Herrod, CJL Khor, HS Ong, DSC Koay, YK Chin & SB Laursen. International prospective observational study of upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage: Does weekend admission affect outcome? United European Gastroenterology Journal. 2017 March; DOI 10.1177/2050640617700984

Chin YK, Iglesias-Garcia J, de la Iglesia D, Lariño-Noia J, Abdulkader-Nallib I, Lázare H, Rebolledo Olmedo S, Dominguez-Muñoz JE. Accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound-guided tissue acquisition in the evaluation of lymph nodes enlargement in the absence of on-site pathologist. World J Gastroenterol 2017; 23(31): 5755-5763; doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i31.5755

Chin YK, Khor CJK, Goh BKP, Lim TKH, Tan DMY. The clinical evaluation of needle-based confocal laser endomicroscopy in the assessment of pancreatic cystic lesion: A pilot study. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 2018, Vol. 27(2) 96-102. doi: 10.1177/2010205817731798.

Asokkumar R, Chin YK. Fish-mouth papilla. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Apr 18. pii: S1542-3565(17)31366-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2017.11.029.

Srinivasan N, Teo JY, Chin YK, Hennedige T, Tan DM, Low AS, Thng CH, Goh BKP. Systematic review of the clinical utility and validity of the Sendai and Fukuoka Consensus Guidelines for the management of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the Pancreas. HPB (Oxford). 2018 Feb 24. pii: S1365-182X(18)30021-2. doi: 10.1016/j.hpb.2018.01.009.

Asokkumar R, Chin YK, Loh TJZ, Lim KL, Tan GK, Hao Y, Tan DM, Khor CJL, Lim KH, Soetikno R. Comparison of tissue and molecular yield between fine needle biopsy (FNB) and fine needle aspiration (FNA): A randomized study. Endosc Int Open. 2019 Aug;7(8):E955-963. doi: 10.1055/a-9032565.

Nguyen-Vu T, Malvar C, Chin YK, Kaltenbach T, Liu A, Myint T, Asokkumar R, Shergill A, Soetikno R. Simulator-based mastery learning (SBML) for rapid acquisition of upper endoscopy knowledge and skills-initial observation. VideoGIE. 2020 Mar 31;5(6):222-225. doi:10.1016/j.vgie2020.02.014.

Malvar C, Nguyen-Vu T, Shergill A, Chin YK, Baniya A, McAnanama M, Kaltenbach T, Soetikno R. The structure and delivery of a novel training course on reprocessing and standard precautions in the endoscopy unit. VideoGIE. 2020 Apr 2020 13;5(5):176-179. doi:1016/j.vgie.20200.02.011.

Khanna KBJ, Mesenas SJ, Loh TJ, Chin YK. Autoimmune pancreatitis masquerading as pancreatic cancer. VideoGIE. 2021 Oct 13;6(12):546-548. doi: 10.1016/j.vgie.2021.09.001.

Kaltenbach T, Patel SG, Nguyen-Vu T, Malvar C, Keswani RN, Hall M, Aagaard E, Asokkumar R, Chin YK, Hammad H, Rastogi A, Shergill A, Simon V, Soetikno A, Soetikno R, Wani S. Varied Trainee Competence in Cold Snare Polypectomy – Results of the COMPLETE Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Gastroenterol. 2023 Jun 13. doi: 10.14309/ajg.0000000000002368. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37307537.

Review Articles
Chin YK, Wu C, Tan DM. The role of needle-based confocal laser endomicroscopy in the evaluation of pancreatic cyst. Clin Endosc. 2021 Jan;54(10): 38-47. Doi: 10.5946/ce.2019.200-IDEN.
Asokkumar R, Chin YK, Soetikno R. Complications with Over the Scope Clip: How Can We Prevent It? Gastronintest Endosc Clin N Am. 2020 Jan;30(10):75-89. doi: 10.1016/j.giec.2019.08.003.
Soetikno R, Asokkumar R, Chin YK, Salazar E, Nguyen-Vu T, Sanduleanu S, Chang JPE, Kalenbach T. Rapid and Safe Crossing of the Chasm: Application of a Flipped Learning Framework for the Clipping Over the Scope Technique. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am, 2020 Jan;30(10):99-106. Doi:10.1016/j.giec.2019.09.002.
Chin YK, Asokkumar R. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided drainage of difficult-to-access liver abscesses. Sage Open Med. 2020 May 12;8:2050312120921273. doi: 10.1177/2050312120921273


Member of Royal College of Physician (UK)
Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), Edinburgh
Member of Gastroenterological Society of Singapore (GESS)
Member of American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
Member of World Endoscopy Organisation (WEO)
Fellow of Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS)

Awards and Honours

Best Junior Doctor Award 2015
Outstanding Faculty Award 2018
Long Service Award 2020
Service with the Heart 2021

Fellowships and Accreditations

HMDP (2015) Advanced diagnostic and therapeutic EUS. Pancreatology, Spain
WEO International School of EUS (2019), South Korea