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Adj A/Prof See Kay Choong

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  • Senior Consultant, Division of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Associate Designated Institutional Official (Quality in Education & Research), Residency Program
  • Programme Director, Research Residency Program, National University Health System (NUHS)


MBBS, MRCP(UK), FRCP Edin, MPH(Harvard), MHPE(Maastricht), EDIC, FCCP


Intensive Care Medicine, Respiratory Medicine

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:


Special Interests:

Intensive Care Medicine, Cardiopulmonary physiology and critical care ultrasonography, Pleural disorders and ultrasonography, Smoking cessation, Epidemiology and biostatistics, Healthcare quality improvement, Theory and practice of medical education


Dr See completed Advanced Specialty Training in both Respiratory Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine in Singapore. He is competent in bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, ultrasound-guided pleural procedures and thoracoscopy (pleuroscopy).

Education and Fellowships
Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore
Member, Royal College of Physicians, UK
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
Master of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, US
Master of Health Professions Education, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
European Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine
Specialist Accreditation in Respiratory Medicine, Singapore
Specialist Accreditation in Intensive Care Medicine, Singapore
Fellow, College of Chest Physicians, US

Journals & Publications

  1. See KC, Zhao MY, Nakataki E, Chittawatanarat K, Fang WF, Faruq MO, et al. Professional burnout among physicians and nurses in Asian intensive care units: a multinational survey, Intensive Care Medicine 2018.
  2. See KC, Ong V, Tan YL, Sahagun J, Taculod J. Chest Radiography versus Lung Ultrasound for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Identification: A retrospective observational study, Critical Care 2018.
  3. See KC, Ong V, Wong SH, Leanda R, Santos J, Taculod J, Phua J, Teoh CM. Lung ultrasound training: Curriculum implementation and learning trajectory among respiratory therapists. Intensive Care Medicine 2016.
  4. See KC, Mukhopadhyay A, Lau SC, Tan SM, Lim TK, Phua J. Shock in the first 24 h of intensive care unit stay: observational study of protocol-based fluid management. Shock 2015 May; 43(5):456-62.
  5. See KC, Ong V, Teoh CM, Ooi OC, Widjaja L, Mujumdar S, Phua J, Khoo KL, Lee P, Lim TK. Bedside Pleural Procedures by Pulmonologists & Non-Pulmonologists: A Three-Year Safety Audit. Respirology Feb 2014.
  6. See KC, Ong V, Ng J, Tan RA, Phua J. Basic Critical Care Echocardiography by Pulmonary Fellows: Learning Trajectory and Prognostic Impact using a Minimally-Resourced Training Model. Crit Care Med 2014. 
  7. See KC, Tan KL, Lim TK. The Script Concordance Test for Clinical Reasoning: Reassessing its Utility and Potential Weakness. Medical Education 2014.
  8. See KC, Phua J, Yip HS, Yeo LL, Lim TK. Identification of concurrent bacterial infection in adult patients with dengue. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene Aug 2013.
  9. See KC, Christiani DC. Normal values and thresholds for the clinical interpretation of exhaled nitric oxide levels in the U.S. General Population: Results from NHANES 2007-2010. Chest Jan 2013.
  10. See KC, Lee P. Advances in the diagnosis of pleural disease in lung cancer. Ther Adv Respir Dis. 2011 Dec;5(6):409-18. Epub 2011 Jun 22.

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