Dr. Maurice Choo Hock Heng

Cardiology

Credentials MBBS (Singapore), M Med (Int Med) (Singapore), MRCP (Cardiology) (UK), FRCP (Cardiology) (Lond), FRCP (Cardiology) (Edin), FRCP (Cardiology) (Glasg), MD (NUS), FAMS (Cardiology), FACC (USA)
Language English, Mandarin Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Indonesia, Hokkien Dialect, Teochew Dialect
Background

Dr Maurice Choo is a Consultant Cardiologist and Physician at the Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre. His subspecialty is interventional cardiology. He received his MBBS (1974) and Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine)(1978) from the University of Singapore, and his Doctor of Medicine from the National University of Singapore (1993). His doctorate involved research on lipoproteins, Lp(a) and coronary angiographic disease.

Dr Choo completed his Fellowship in Cardiology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in 1981. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK)(1979), Academy of Medicine, Singapore (1981), the Royal College of Physicians (Glasgow)(1990), Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)(1991) and the Royal College of Physicians (London)(1994). He is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Dr Choo was a member of the Specialists Accreditation Board, Ministry of Health, and also a member of the Executive Committee of the Joint Committee for Specialist Training, Singapore. He was formerly Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and concurrently, Chief of the Cardiac Department and Head of Cardiology at the National University Hospital.

He has also served as President of the Singapore Cardiac Society, Chairman of the Medical Faculty Research Committee of the National University of Singapore, Chairman of the Internal Medicine Examination Committee of the School of Postgraduate Medical Studies, Chairman of the Medical Budget Committee of National University Hospital, Chairman of the Cardiology Speciality Board of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, Chairman of the Quality Assurance Committee of Mount Elizabeth Hospital, and Chairman of the Review Committee for National Speciality Centres of the Ministry of Health (Singapore).

Achievements
  • 1993: Conferred Order of the Crown of Brunei, with the title “Dato”
  • 1990: Appointed Singapore’s first Nominated Member of Parliament
  • 1995: Completed building the Clinical Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore (Chairman, Building Committee)
  • 2009: Leading the development of Connexion at Farrer Park, including Farrer Park Hospital, Forrer Park Medical Centre, and One Farrer Hotel