Dr Yong Wee Boon Derek


Credentials Consultant General & Interventional Cardiologist M.B.B.S (Adelaide), F.R.A.C.P (Cardiology, Australia) F.A.M.S (Cardiology, Singapore), F.A.C.C (Cardiology, USA)
Language English, Mandarin Chinese, Teochew Dialect, Hokkien Dialect

Dr Derek Yong is an interventional cardiologist at Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore.

His expertise includes CT coronary angiography, with a subspeciality in invasive and interventional cardiology.

His areas of medical interest include complex coronary intervention. He is experienced in helping patients with complex bifurcation disease, left main coronary disease, bypass graft disease and chronic total occlusion (CTO).

His treatments include the use of advanced interventional techniques such as rotational atherectomy and invasive coronary imaging techniques such as intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Dr Yong was the former chief cardiologist lead and clinical director at the heart failure services and clinical programme at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital, JurongHealth.

He played a key part in developing the key cardiology services in Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, instituting the invasive and interventional cardiology services.

Actively sharing his knowledge and expertise, Dr Yong is also a physician core faculty member of the cardiology senior resident programme in the National University Hospital of Singapore.

He is a clinical lecturer with the faculty of medicine at the National University of Singapore.

Dr Yong has full practising rights as a consultant general and interventional cardiologist in Australia.

Outside of work, Dr Yong is an avid tennis player who was part of the Singapore National Team. He has won several tennis championships, and also holds the record for being the youngest person ever to represent Singapore in the international Davis Cup competition.

Associated Treatments

General Cardiology
• Cardiac evaluation for chest pain, dyspnea, lower limb swelling, palpitation, giddiness, syncope
• Pre-operative/procedural/chemotherapy evaluation
• Electrocardiograhpy, echocardiography, treadmill stress test, stress echocardiography, holter, Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

Special Treatments

Intervention Cardiology

• Coronary angiography, coronary angioplasty


Medical Director of Restore Heart Centre, Mount Alvernia Hospital Medical Centre

Visiting Consultant General and Interventional Cardiologist, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital, JurongHealth

Visiting Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, National University Heart Centre

Clinical Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Physician Core Faculty Member, Cardiology Senior Residency Program, National University Hospital, Singapore

Board Member, Medical Advisory Board, Mt Alvernia Hospital

Chairman, Code Blue Committee, Mt Alvernia Hospital

Specialist in CT Coronary Angiography (Australia and New Zealand)

Fellow of The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand