Dr. Eng Cher Tiew Philip

Respiratory Medicine (Lungs)

Credentials MBBS (Sing) 1984 MMed (Int Med) 1989 FAMS (Resp) 1994 FCCP (US) 1994 FACP (US) 1996 FRCP (London) 2007
Language English, Mandarin Chinese, Hokkien Dialect, Cantonese Dialect, Teochew Dialect

Professor Philip Eng graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1984 and subsequently completed his Masters of Medicine (Internal Medicine) in 1989. He then went on to do advance training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and the University of California, San Diego, both in USA. In 1997, he was appointed Head, Department of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine at the Singapore General Hospital at the age of 37. He was one of the youngest Head of Department in Singapore at that time.

In Prof Eng’s 9-year tenure, he built one of the strongest departments in the region in Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine with strong linkages with Chest Radiology, Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Oncology. His interests are in Lung Cancer, Bronchoscopy (both flexible and rigid), Intensive Care and Chest Radiology. He has performed more than 200 rigid bronchoscopies, stents, NdYAG lasers and Argon Plasma photo-coagulation.

Prof Eng has published close to 100 peer reviewed articles and books. In 2005, he published a book, “Chest Xrays: Illustrated with 100 cases”, in collaboration with Cambridge University Press, UK that went on to sell more than 5000 copies within 2 years. He has lectured in many countries including USA, China, Japan, Korea, Australia, India, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam and Philippines. He has trained many doctors from China, Philippines, Macau, India, Indonesia and Hong Kong. In 2007, he was Congress President at the 2nd Asia Pacific Congress of Bronchology, held in Singapore.

Previous Positions:
  • Director, Clinical Services, Singhealth, 2007-2008
  • Head, Department of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, Singapore General Hospital 1998-2007
  • Resident in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA 1991-1993
  • Interventional Pulmonology Fellow, UC San Diego, USA, 1993
  • Visiting Fellow in Interventional Pulmonology, Hospitals St Marguerite and La Concepcion, Marseilles, France, 1996
International Committees:
  • Member, Continuing Medical Education Committee, American College of Chest Physicians, 1996-1999
  • Member, Adult Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Program Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine, USA, 2001-2003
  • International Regent for Singapore, American College of Chest Physicians, 2003 to 2008
  • Congress President, 2nd Asia Pacific Congress of Bronchology, Singapore 2007
  • Founding Member, Asia Pacific Society of Bronchology, 2005 to date
  • International Education Committee, American College of Chest Physicians, 2007 to 2009
  • Nomination Sub Committee, American College of Chest Physicians, 2007 to date
  • Head, Bronchoscopy and Interventional Techniques, Asia Pacific Society of Respirology, 2006 to 2008
Academic Editorial Board:
  • RT International, 1999 to date
  • Journal of Bronchology, 2004 to 2009
  • Associate Editor, Respirology, 2006 to 2009
Chairman of National Committees:
  • President, Singapore Thoracic Society, 1997
  • Chairman, National Lung Cancer Workgroup, 1996-2004
  • Chairman, Ministry of Health Guidelines Committee on Smoking Cessation, 2002-2004
  • Chairman, National Committee on Smoking Cessation, 2005-2007
  • Vice Chairman, Haze Advisory Panel, Ministry of Health, 2002 to 2008
  • Chairman, National Pandemic Flu ICU Committee, 2006 to 2008
  • Chairman, National Subspecialty Training Committee in Intensive Care Medicine, 2007 to 2008
  • Local Merit Scholarship at the University of Singapore, 1979 – 1984
  • Fellowship in Masters of Medicine (Internal Medicine), 1989
  • Laderle Preceptorship Program Fellow at New York University, USA 1993
  • SAF National Service Medal, 2000
  • SAF Good Service Medal, 2003
  • The Courage Star, 2003