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Adj A/Prof Low How Cheng

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  • Senior Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, Adult Liver Transplantation Programme, National University Centre for Organ Transplantation, National University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


MD (National University of Malaysia), MRCP (UK), MMed (U Kebangsaan Malaysia), MMed (Internal Medicine) (S'pore), FAMS (Gastroenterology) (S'pore), FRCPEd (UK), MHPE (Maastricht)



Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Adult Liver Transplantation Programme, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Medicine, Organ Transplantation

Special Interests:

General Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Live Transplant, Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)


Dr Low graduated from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 1997. He went on to complete his basic specialty training and obtained the Master of Internal Medicine from Singapore and Malaysia in 2003 and 2004 respectively. He attained membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK in 2003. He completed his Gastroenterology training at the National University Hospital from 2005 to 2008. Thereafter he attained his fellowship from the Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 2008. He was also inducted as a member of the Academy of Medicine, Malaysia in 2009.

In 2010, he was awarded the HMDP scholarship to pursue a year's fellowship in endoscopic ultrasound at St Thomas' Hospital and transplant hepatology st the Royal Free Hospital, London. He currently serves as a Senior Consultant in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, NUH and an Assistant Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. NUS. His clinical interests are in Transplant Hepatology and Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS). Dr Low is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. He is a core faculty member of the Internal Medicine Residency programme in NUH. He is currently the Gastroenterology Senior Residency Director in NUH.

Journals & Publications

  1. Liver disease progression and virological response: entecavir rescue still possible in the setting of rtM204I lamivudine-resistant mutation. Tan PS, Aung MO, Dan YY, Lee YM, Lim K, Low HC, Lee GH, Thwin MA, Soon C, Lim SG. Gut. 2013 May;62(5):801-2. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2012-303647. Epub 2012 Nov 9. No abstract available.
  2. Do different lamivudine-resistant hepatitis B genotypes carry the same risk of entecavir resistance? Lee GH, Aung MO, Dan YY, Lee YM, Mak B, Low HC, Lim K, Thwin MA, Tan PS, Lim SG. J Med Virol. 2013 Jan;85(1):26-33. doi: 10.1002/jmv.23392. Epub 2012 Sep 28.
  3. Intragastric balloon significantly improves nonalcoholic fatty liver disease activity score in obese patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis: a pilot study. Lee YM, Low HC, Lim LG, Dan YY, Aung MO, Cheng CL, Wee A, Lim SG, Ho KY. Gastrointest Endosc. 2012 Oct;76(4):756-60. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2012.05.023. Epub 2012 Jul 27.
  4. Clinical outcomes of lamivudine-adefovir therapy in chronic hepatitis B cirrhosis. Lim SG, Aung MO, Mak B, Sutedja D, Lee YM, Lee GH, Fernandes M, Low HC, Lai V, Dan YY. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2011 Oct;45(9):818-23. doi: 10.1097/MCG.0b013e318214ab5d.
  5. Impact of new legislation on presumed consent on organ donation on liver transplant in Singapore: a preliminary analysis. Low HC, Da Costa M, Prabhakaran K, Kaur M, Wee A, Lim SG, Wai CT. Transplantation. 2006 Nov 15;82(9):1234-7.

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