Dr. Ong Kian Chung

Respiratory Medicine (Lungs)

Credentials MBBS (Singapore) 1987, MRCP (Int Med) (UK) 1993
Language English, Mandarin Chinese

After completing his basic medical education (MBBS) at the National University of Singapore in 1987, Dr Ong was accepted as a member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in the United Kingdom in 1993 and subsequently completed his specialist training in Respiratory Medicine at the Singapore General Hospital.

In 1996 and 1997, Dr Ong was a Fellow in the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, USA, and was also a visiting clinical and research Fellow in the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Center, USA. Dr Ong has been as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in Edinburgh since 2002. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).

Up till 1 July 2005, he was practicing as a Senior Respiratory Consultant in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He is a Clinical Lecturer of the National University of Singapore, and a Visiting Consultant to the Singapore General Hospital, National Heart Centre and St Luke’s Hospital.


Among Dr Ong’s clinical achievements are the establishment of novel treatment modalities such as Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Noninvasive Ventilation and Hospital-at-Home Programmes for patients with chronic respiratory disorders in Singapore . His research interests include Sleep-related Breathing Disorders, Pulmonary Function and Exercise Testing, and Disease Management in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

He has published over 70 scientific papers and abstracts in peer-reviewed professional journals such as CHEST, European Respiratory Journal and American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, and regularly presents his research findings at major scientific congresses.

He is a reviewer for the journals CHEST, Respirology and the Singapore Medical Journal, and was the past Editor of the Medical Digest.
Presently he is also the co-editor-in-chief (Asia Section) of the journal “Update in Respiratory Technology and Applied Technology.” He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the journal

Clinical Medicine: Case Reports

Dr Ong is the President of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Association ( Singapore ) ( www.copdas.com ) and is recognized by the G lobal Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) as the National Leader in Singapore ( www.goldcopd.com ).