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A/Prof Siau Chiang

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  • Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia, National University Hospital
  • Associate Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


M.B.B.S, MMed (Anaesthesia)



Special Interests:

Pain Management

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A/Prof Siau Chiang obtained his MBBS and MMed (Anaesthesiology) from the National University of Singapore in 1994 and 1999 respectively. In 2003, he was awarded the A*STAR National Science Scholarships International Fellowship (Category II B). He trained at the Centre for Research on Pain,McGillUniversity,Montreal,Canada; where he was involved in developing pain models and embarked on behavioral testing, immunohistochemical and imaging research projects. He is part of the Core faculty in NUHS Anaesthesia Residency Program.

A/Prof Siau has also a keen interest in the promotion of simulation as a training and evaluation tool in healthcare education. He is actively involved in the development and implementation of simulation-based training programmes for both medical and nursing undergraduate and postgraduates, interprofessional and patient safety education, simulation faculty development and debriefing courses.

Areas of Interest:

  • Pain pathophysiology
  • Ultrasound-guided Regional Anaesthesia
  • Simulation-based Healthcare Education

Journals & Publications

  1. Comparison of Virtual Patient Simulation With Mannequin-Based Simulation for Improving Clinical Performances in Assessing and Managing Clinical Deterioration: Randomized Controlled Trial. SY Liaw; Sally WC Chan; FG Chen; SC Hooi; C Siau. J Med Internet Res 2014;16(9):e214, 1-10.  doi:10.2196/jmir.3322
  2. Interprofessional simulation-based education program: A promising approach for changing stereotypes and improving attitudes toward nurse-physician collaboration. SY Liaw; Siau C; WT Zhou; TC Lau. Appl Nurs Res. 2014 Apr 18. pii: S0897-1897(14)00075-5. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2014.03.005. ePub ahead of print.
  3. GJ Bennett, GK Liu, WH Xiao, HW Jin, Siau C. Terminal arbor degeneration (TAD): a novel neural lesion produced by the antineoplastic agent, paclitaxel. Eur J Neurosci. 2011 May; 33(9):1667-76.
  4. HoKY, Siau C. Chronic pain management: therapy, drugs and needles. Ann Acad MedSingapore. 2009 Nov;38(11):929-30.
  5. Siau C, Xiao WH, Bennett GJ. Paclitaxel- and vincristine-evoked painful peripheral neuropathies: Loss of epidermal innervation and activation of Langerhans cells. Exp Neurol. 2006 Oct;201(2):507-14.

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