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Dr Sia Ching Hui

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  • Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National University Heart Centre, Singapore


MBBS(NUS), EMBA, MCI, MMed(Int Med), MRCP(UK), FAMS(Cardiology)



Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Cardiac Imaging (Echocardiography), Cardiac Imaging (Nuclear Cardiology), Cardiology (Heart), Cardiomyopathy, General Cardiology

Special Interests:

Cardiomyopathies, Cardio-Neurology (Brain-Heart Interactions), Medical Education, Multi-Modality Cardiac Imaging (Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Computed Tomography, Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance)

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Dr. Sia Ching Hui obtained his medical education at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, graduating in 2012. In 2015, he was granted membership in the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom, followed by the completion of his Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine in 2016. Dr. Sia successfully finished his Internal Medicine Residency in 2017 at NUHS, where he also served as the Academic Chief Resident. Subsequently, he completed his Cardiology Senior Residency with NUHS in 2020. During his residency training, he participated in the Singapore Chief Residency Programme (Cohort 6). In 2021, Dr. Sia attained his Master of Clinical Investigation degree from NUS, supported by a Ministry of Health Healthcare Research Scholarship, and followed it with an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Quantic School of Business and Technology in 2022.

Dr. Sia's clinical and research interests revolve around the utilization of multi-modality cardiac imaging to explore disease mechanisms, facilitate diagnosis, prognosis, and guide patient management. He has a strong interest in Cardio-Neurology and cardiomyopathies.

Additionally, Dr. Sia concurrently holds an academic appointment as a Junior Academic Fellow in the Department of Medicine at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine through the selective Junior Academic Fellowship Scheme. To date, he has secured several research grants, including the National Medical Research Council's Clinician Scientist Individual Research Grant New Investigator Grant in 2021 and the Transition Award in 2023. Dr. Sia has a publication record of over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He serves on the Cardiovascular Disease National Collaborative Enteprise (CADENCE) executive committee. He also serves as a Cardiology specialty editor for the Singapore Medical Journal and sits on the editorial boards of multiple journals. He frequently presents at international conferences and actively contributes as a reviewer for various journals.

Moreover, Dr. Sia is a dedicated educator. In 2018, he received a Certificate in Medical and Health Professions Education from the Centre for Medical Education at NUS, and in 2019, he completed the NUHS Medical Education Distinction Track Residency. Dr. Sia regularly conducts tutorials for medical students, serves as an examiner, and fulfills mentoring roles within different mentorship programs associated with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He was previously awarded the NUS Medicine Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence. He possesses substantial experience in organizing courses and overseeing students' clinical and research attachments.



  • 2023 - NMRC Transition Award
  • 2023 - Katong Collaborative Grant Funding
  • 2023 - NUS Clinician Scientist Development Unit Seed Funding
  • 2023 - 33rd Singapore Cardiac Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2023 - Supervised Young Investigator Award Winner 
  • 2022 - NUHS Junior Seed Fund
  • 2022 - NUHCS Main Centre Grant Funding
  • 2022 - ESC Asia - Supervised Young Investigator Award Winner
  • 2021 - NMRC Clinician Scientist-Individual Research Grant New Investigator Grant
  • 2021 - AFCC Annual Scientific Meeting 2021 - Supervised Young Investigator Award Prize Winner
  • 2021 - ACC Asia / 32nd Singapore Cardiac Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2021 - Supervised Young Investigator Award Teams - Projects shortlisted for all 6 finalist slots. Received 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes.
  • 2021 - Singapore Medical Journal Reviewer Recognition Award 2021 - Certificate of Reviewing with Distinction
  • 2021 - NUHCS Main Centre Grant Funding
  • 2021 - NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Clinician Scientist Unit Pitch for Funds 2021 Competition - Best Oral Presentation
  • 2021 - NUHS Residency Research Bronze Award
  • 2020 - NUHCS Main Centre Grant Seed Funding
  • 2020 - Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award for the authors of the highest ranking abstract at International Stroke Conference 2020 for Singapore and the United Kingdom
  • 2020 - NUHS Residency Research Programme Research Showcase Merit Award
  • 2020 - 17th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference - Short Communications Merit Award
  • 2019 - NUHCS Collaborative Centre Grant Seed Funding
  • 2019 - NUHS Singapore Population Health Improvement Centre (SPHERiC) Fellowship
  • 2019 - Ministry of Health Healthcare Research Scholarship
  • 2019 - 31st Singapore Cardiac Society Annual Scientific Meeting
  • 2019 - Free Paper Session 2 Best Paper Award
  • 2018 - 30th Singapore Cardiac Society Annual Scientific Meeting
  • 2018 - Youth Investigator Award (Clinical) Second Runner-Up
  • 2017 - 15th Asian Pacific Medical Education Conference 2018 E-Poster Merit Award


  • 2022 - NUS Medicine Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2022 - NUH Department of Medicine Great Teacher Award for Didactic and Interactive Teaching
  • 2022 - Singapore Medical Association Charity Fund Outstanding Mentor Award
  • 2020 - NUS Medicine Special Recognition Award for Clinical Teachers
  • 2019 - NUS Medicine Special Recognition Award for Clinical Teachers
  • 2018 - NUHS Young Clinician Mentor Award
  • 2018 - National University of Singapore Medical Society Outstanding Tutor Award for AY 2017/2018
  • 2018 - 3rd Year BDS Medicine Teaching Programme Best Tutor Award
  • 2017 - Best Educator Award by Department of Medicine, National University Hospital
  • 2017 - Junior Doctor Teaching Award by NUS Medicine and NUH Education Office
  • 2017 - NUHS Internal Medicine Residency - Residency Excellence Award


  • 2019 - Singapore Cardiac Society 31st Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 The "C-factor" - A Pulsating Cardiac Challenge! Champion
  • 2018 - NUHS Quality Improvement Project Recognition Award

Journals & Publications

Selected Publications:

  1. Association of global cardiac calcification with atrial fibrillation and recurrent stroke in patients with embolic stroke of undetermined source. Li TY, Yeo LL, Ho JS, Leow AS, Chan MY, Dalakoti M, Chan BP, Seow SC, Kojodjojo P, Sharma VK, Yong-Qiang Tan B, Sia CH. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2021 Apr 16:S0894-7317(21)00416-8. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2021.04.008.
  2. Association between smoking status and outcomes in myocardial infarction patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. Sia CH, Ko J, Zheng H, Ho AF, Foo D, Foo LL, Lim PZ, Liew BW, Chai P, Yeo TC, Tan HC, Chua T, Chan MY, Tan JWC, Bulluck H, Hausenloy DJ. Sci Rep. 2021 Mar 19;11(1):6466. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-86003-w.
  3. Effects of Sodium/Glucose Cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) Inhibitors on Cardiovascular and Metabolic Outcomes in Patients Without Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized-Controlled Trials. Teo YH, Teo YN, Syn NL, Kow CS, Yoong CSY, Tan BYQ, Yeo TC, Lee CH, Lin W, Sia CH. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 Feb;10(5):e019463. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.120.019463.
  4. Fever as a predictor of adverse outcomes in COVID-19. Ws Chew N, Nicholas Ngiam J, Meng Tham S, Yu Lim Z, Yi-Wei Li T, Cen S, Soo Yap E, Anantharajah Tambyah P, Santosa A, Brenda Cross G, Sia CH. QJM. 2021 Feb 3:hcab023. doi: 10.1093/qjmed/hcab023.
  5. Outcomes of left ventricular thrombosis in post-acute myocardial infarction patients stratified by antithrombotic strategies: A meta-analysis with meta-regression. Low CJ, Leow AS, Syn NL, Tan BY, Yeo LL, Tay EL, Yeo TC, Chan MY, Loh JP, Sia CH. Int J Cardiol. 2021 Apr 15;329:36-45. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2020.12.087.
  6. Long-Term Outcomes and Recurrence of Left Ventricular Thrombus After Anticoagulation. Leow AS, Sia CH, Tan BY, Chan MY, Loh JP. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 Jul 28;76(4):484-486. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2020.05.064.
  7. Effect of coronavirus infection on the human heart: A scoping review. Ho JS, Tambyah PA, Ho AF, Chan MY, Sia CH. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2020 Jul;27(11):1136-1148. doi: 10.1177/2047487320925965.
  8. The Lipid Paradox is present in ST-elevation but not in non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients: Insights from the Singapore Myocardial Infarction Registry. Sia CH, Zheng H, Ho AF, Bulluck H, Chong J, Foo D, Foo LL, Lim PZY, Liew BW, Tan HC, Yeo TC, Chua TSJ, Chan MY, Hausenloy DJ. Sci Rep. 2020 Apr 22;10(1):6799. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-63825-8.
  9. Prevalence of Brugada Syndrome in a Large Population of Young Singaporean Men. Shen X, Tan BYQ, Sia CH, Lee JSW, Dalakoti M, Wang K, Lim DYZ, Sng GGR, Lee ECY, Chow W, Kwan CKW, Wang LK, Tan BY, Lim PCY, Chua KCM, Ho KL, Lim ETS, Ching CK, Teo WS, Chua TSJ, Tan RS, Yeo TJ, Chong DTT. Circulation. 2020 Jan 14;141(2):155-157. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.043670.
  10. A man with end-stage renal failure and uncontrolled hyperparathyroidism with repeat transcatheter aortic valve replacement in a surgical bioprosthetic aortic valve while avoiding patient-prosthesis mismatch. Sia CH, Gochuico CFS, Ong CC, Teo LL, Tay EL. Eur Heart J. 2020 Mar 21;41(12):1308. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehz909. For more publications, click here.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom
  • ESC Professional Member, European Society of Cardiology
  • International Associate, American College of Cardiology

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