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Dr Chan Kim Poh

Dr Chan Kim Poh

MBBS (Singapore), MRCSEd (UK), RDMS (US)

Senior Consultant

Sengkang General Hospital

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Department of Emergency Medicine Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital


Dr Chan graduated from National University of Singapore School of Medicine and is a member with Royal College of Surgery, Edinburgh (Emergency Medicine). He is an accredited Emergency Physician with Specialists Accreditation Board of Singapore.
Dr Chan completed a two years fellowship in emergency ultrasonography and simulation with Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City and obtained membership with American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). He helped to develop weekly ultrasound scan shifts with SingHealth Emergency Medicine Residency Program (SHEMRP) after his return from the fellowship and is currently a Core Faculty with SHEMRP.
As an educator, Dr Chan has various teaching positions with the local medical schools. He is a Senior Clinical Lecturer with Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, an Adjunct Assistant Professor with Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and a teaching faculty with Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. He is also an international fellow with Harvard-Macy Program for Educators in the Health Professions (Boston, US). He sits in multiple local examination boards as an item writer and examiner, namely with the Master in Medicine for Emergency Medicine (MMed EM), Emergency Medicine Exit Examination and the American Board of Medical Specialty-International (ABMS-I). He also leads the MMed EM Part B Short-Answer Question Examination and EM Clinical Exit Examination committees.
Dr Chan’s special interest is in the use of Point-of-Care ultrasound (POCUS) in evaluating undifferentiated patients presenting to the emergency department in critical conditions. He teaches ultrasound regularly at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and Alexandra Academy of Critical and Emergency Sonography (AACES) at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. He is currently the Program Director for the basic and advanced POCUS courses which he developed with SingHealth Institute of Medical Simulation (SIMS).”


  • MBBS (Singapore)
  • MRCSEd
  • RDMS (US)
  • Fellowship in Emergency Ultrasonography and Simulation (New York, US)
  • Fellow, Harward-Macy Program for Educators in the Health Professions (Boston, US)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Clinical Lecturer, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Member, Master in Medicine (Emergency Medicine), Division of Graduate Medical Studies, National University of Singapore
  • National Examiner in Emergency Medicine, MOH
  • Member, College of Emergency Medicine, Singapore
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Member, American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine
  • Member, Society of Emergency Medicine in Singapore


  • Ministry of Health (MOH) Training Scholarship, 2010

Research Interests


  • What's the Mass? The Gist of Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors.  Chan KP. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine (accepted for publication in Dec 2017, pending publication).
  • Pick up the Probe and Drop the Stethoscope: Emergency Focused Bedside Ultrasound in Aortic Dissection.  Chan KP. SM Emerg Med Crit Care. 2017; 1(2): 1015.
  • Wunderlich syndrome: an unusual cause of abdominal pain with hypovolaemia.  Chan KP. Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine. 11/2013; 20(6):385-8.
  • Prehospital Delay in Patients Presenting With Acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction.  Hong CC, Sultana P, Wong ASL, Chan KP, Pek PP, Ong MEH. European Journal of Emergency Medicine. 10/2011; 18(5): 268-71. IF=0.73.
  • Nationwide Study To Improve Door-To-Balloon-Times In Patients With Acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction Requiring Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Using Prehospital ECG Transmission.  Ong MEH, Chan KP, V Anantharaman, Pek PP, Wong ASL, Chua TSJ, Seet CM, S Teo, B Lim, P Ong, Lai SM, Ong SH, F Lee, H Li. The Journal of Emergency Medicine 08/2011; 41(2):217-218. DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2011.06.107.
  • Improving Door-To-Balloon Times in Asia for Acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction via Direct Activation by Emergency Physicians of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.  Ong MEH, Wong ASL, Chan KP, Bergin ART, Sultana P, Lim SH, Chua TSJ, Lim ST, Chin CT, Pek PP, V Anantharaman. International Journal of Cardiology. 10/2010; 145(3):613-4. IF=7.08.
  • Knowledge and attitudes towards cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation amongst Asian primary health care physicians.  Ong MEH, Yap S, Chan KP, Sultana P, V Ananthaman. Open Access Emergency Medicine; 01/2009.

Research Trials