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Dr John Soong Tshon Yit

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  • Consultant, Division of Advanced Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


2017 Acute Medicine Specialty Certification Examination, 2017 PhD (Imperial College London) and Diploma Imperial College, 2012 PG Cert Med Ed (University of Brighton), 2006 MRCP (London, UK), 2002 MBChB (University of Sheffield)


Intensive Care Medicine, Internal Medicine

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Advanced Internal Medicine, Medicine

Special Interests:

Acute Medical Unit; Critical care & Perioperative Medicine; Health Services Research; Point-of-Care Ultrasonography; Clinical Simulation

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Dr Soong is a Consultant within the Division of Advanced Internal Medicine, and an Assistant Professor within the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He is an accredited specialist in Internal Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh and the Academy of Medicine Singapore. His clinical interests include Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine, Acute Medical Units and Point-of-Care Ultrasonography. His research interests include Health Services evaluation of novel models of acute care, methods to maximize the clinical utility of large data and biomarkers for acute care. Having completed his undergraduate training at the University of Sheffield (UK), he completed his specialist training in the specialties of Acute Medicine, General Internal Medicine and the Intensive Care Medicine in London, UK. He was formerly a consultant physician at Guys' and St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK before being appointed at NUH, Singapore. He has completed a PhD at Imperial College London.


  • 2019 Apr EQUIP Recognition Award for Protecting and Respecting Individual Dignity an End-of-Life(PResIDE) Improving Resuscitation Status Discussions
  • 2019 Nov EQUIP Merit Award for Enhanced Comprehensive Care Programme at National University Hospital
  • 2019 Nov 2nd Runner-Up for NUH Quality, Excellence & Innovation Unit Award (Acute Medical Unit)
  • 2019 Nov EQUIP Best Project Award for QIP to improve frailty identification and management on AMU at National University Hospital
  • 2019 Sep EQUIP Recognition Award for QIP to improve frailty identification and management on AMU at National University Hospital
  • 2018 Sep High Commendation for Clinical Research at The Society for Acute Medicine 12th International Conference for presenting 'Assessing variation in recorded respiratory rate in hospitalised adults: a secondary analysis of European multicentre observational data'

Journals & Publications

1. Soong JTY. Frailty measurement in routinely collected data: challenges and benefits. Lancet Healthy Longevity 2021; 2(3):E117-E118
2. Brunner-La Rocca H-P, Peden CJ, Soong J, Holman PA, Bogdanovskaya M, Barclay L (2020) Reasons for readmission after hospital discharge in patients with chronic diseases—Information from an international dataset. PLoS ONE 15(6): e0233457.
3. Soong JTY, Rolph G, Poots AJ, Bell D. Validating a methodology to measure frailty syndromes at hospital level utilising administrative data. Clin Med 2020;20:183–8
4. Soong JTY, Kaubryte J, Liew D, et al. Dr Foster global frailty score: an international retrospective observational study developing and validating a risk prediction model for hospitalised older persons from administrative data sets. BMJ Open 2019;9:e026759. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026759
5. Soong JTY, Bell D, Poots AJ. The challenges of using the Hospital Frailty Risk Score. Lancet 2018; 392(10165):2692
6. van Galen LS, Brabrand M, Cooksley T, van de Ven PM, Merten H, So RK, Soong JTY et al. Patients’ and providers’ perceptions of the preventability of hospital readmission: a prospective, observational study in four European countries. BMJ Quality & Safety. 2017;26:958-969
7. van Galen LS, Cooksley T, Merten H, Brabrand M, Terwee CB, Soong J et al. Physician consensus on preventability and predictability of readmissions based on standard case scenarios. Neth J Med. 2016;74(10):434-42.
8. Soong JTY, Poots AJ, Bell D. Finding consensus on frailty assessment in acute care through Delphi method. BMJ Open. 2016;6(10):e012904.
9. Soong J, Poots AJ, Scott S, Donald K, Woodcock T, Lovett D, Bell D Quantifying the prevalence of frailty in English Hospitals. BMJ Open 2015;5:e008456 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008456.
10. Soong J, Poots AJ, Scott S, Donald K, Bell D. Developing and validating a risk prediction model for acute care based on frailty syndromes. BMJ Open 2015;5:e008457 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008457.

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