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Dr Cheong Tuck Hong

  • Cheong Chest & Medical Clinic

    Address

    3 Mount Elizabeth #10-08
    Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
    Singapore 228510

    Tel
    Fax
    6734 9118
  • Specialty

    • Respiratory Medicine
  • Sub-specialty

    • Intensive Care Medicine
  • Qualifications

    • MBBS (Singapore) 1982
    • MRCP (Int Med) (UK) 1986
    • M Med (Int Med) (Singapore) 1987
    • FAMS (Respiratory Med) 1992
  • Languages Spoken

    • Cantonese
    • English
    • Hokkien
    • Malay/Indonesian
    • Mandarin

Background

  • Dr. Cheong Tuck Hong is a Respiratory Specialist at the Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre and a former Visiting Consultant (Department of Medicine) at Changi General Hospital. He was previously a Senior Consultant (Department of Respiratory Medicine) at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
  • He received his MBBS (1982) and Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) (1987) from the National University of Singapore. He received his Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP, UK) in 1986. He is a fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (1992). Dr. Cheong also received post-graduate training in Respiratory Medicine at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Canada in 1989. He has received numerous prizes and awards during his studies. These include the Beecham Book Prizes for Anatomy ad Physiology (1978-1979), The Academy of Medicine silver Medal (1978-1979) for being first in the First Professional Examination for MBBS, The Gibbs Gold Medal and Ciba-Geigy Prize (1981-1982) for being first in general proficiency throughout the course of study for MBBS.
  • Dr. Cheong served as the vice-chairman in the Medical Advisory Board of Mount Elizabeth Hospital (2006-2008) and was previously the chairman of the SARS Prevention Committee of Mount Elizabeth Hospital (2003-2004). He is also a member of the Parkway College Board.
  • He has a special interest in the following areas: Chronic cough,Obstructive airway disease (Asthma and smoking-related lung dieases), Cancer of the lung, Sleep apnoea syndromes (especially snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome), Interventional Bronchology (Transbronchial lung biopsy and bronchoalveolar lavage, and transbronchialneedle aspiration).
  • Dr. Cheong has been practising at Mt. Elizabeth Medical Centre since 1995.

Awards

  • The Beecham Book Prizes for Anatomy and Physiology (1978-1979)
  • The Academy of Medicine silver Medal (1978-1979) for being first in the First Professional Examination for MBBS
  • The Gibbs Gold Medal and Ciba-Geigy Prize (1981-1982) for being first in general proficiency throughout the course of study for MBBS
  • Positions held:
  • President, Singapore Thoracic Society, 1994
  • Chairman, Therapeutic and Infection Control Committee, Mount Elizabeth Hospital (1999-2001)
  • Chairman, SARS Prevention Committee, Mount Elizabeth Hospital (2003-2004)
  • Vice-President, Singapore Sleep Society (2003-2010)
  • Vice-Chairman, Medical Advisory Board, Mt. Elizabeth Hospital (2007-2009)
  • Member, Advisory Board, Parkway College of Nursing and Allied Health, 2007 - 2015

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