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Dr Low Jian Wen, Matthew

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  • Consultant, Emergency Medicine Department, National University Hospital
  • Consultant, Emergency Medicine Department, Alexandra Hospital


MBBS (Hons) (S'pore), MRCEM (UK), FAMS


Emergency Medicine

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

FAST Programme (Get Better)

Special Interests:

Medical education


Dr Matthew Low is Director of Phase IV of the undergraduate programme, Deputy Chair of the Faculty Assessment Committee, and a member of the Data Analytics Team at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. At the NUHS residency programme, he leads the Medical Education Distinction Track, a faculty development programme for residents interested in becoming educators. He is the co-lead for the Masters of Emergency Medicine Part A basic science examination held by the Division of Graduate Medical Studies, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and consultant in charge of departmental grand rounds and medical officer education at NUH EMD and AH UCC. 

He graduated with MBBS (Honours) from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2013, winning the Lim Boon Keng Medal. In 2018, he was awarded the Alison Gourdie Medal as the best candidate in examinations for Membership of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. He completed residency training in emergency medicine at the National University Health System (NUHS) in Singapore in 2020, and obtained a Certificate in Health Professions Education from the Centre for Medical Education in NUS Medicine in 2020. 

His teaching awards include the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2020 and 2022 and the Special Recognition Award from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2020, and the NUHS HEROES award for sustaining and transforming education during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Dr Low has a keen interest in helping learners climb the learning curve effectively, efficiently, and safely. The ultimate goal of medical education should be sustainable and durable improvement in clinical care, and in turn, patient and system outcomes. 

He is interested in research and collaboration in the following areas: written assessment, effective learning strategies and their practical translation to various contexts within medical education, the science of learning, bridging the gap between educational theories and educational practice in the context of faculty development, and data analytics in medical education. He also welcomes colleagues who wish to collaborate on content for grand rounds, with the aim of building shared mental models within and between departments, for better clinical care and systems functioning.


  • 2020 and 2022- Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence from NUS Medicine
  • 2020 - Special Recognition Award from NUS Medicine
  • 2020 - NUHS HEROES award for sustaining and transforming education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Journals & Publications

  1. Low MJW, Khoo KSM, Kuan WS, Ooi SBS. Cross-sectional study of perceptions of qualities of a good medical teacher among medical students from first to final year. Singapore Med J. 2020 Jan;61(1):28-33. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2019097.
  2. Pek JH, Low JWM, Lau TP, Gan HN, Phua DH. Emergency medicine residency training during COVID-19. Singapore Med J. 2020 Sep 21. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2020139.
  3. Low MJW, Dong C, Quek DYJ, et al. Stress among emergency medicine residents during the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative study. Ann Acad Med Singap. 2022;51(1):58-61. doi:10.47102/annals-acadmedsg.2021397
  4. Chua MT, Ng WM, Lu Q, Low MJW, Punyadasa A, Cove ME, Yau YW, Khan FA, Kuan WS. Pre- and apnoeic high-flow oxygenation for rapid sequence intubation in the emergency department (the Pre-AeRATE trial): A multicentre randomised controlled trial. Ann Acad Med Singap. 2022;51(3):149-160. doi:10.47102/annals-acadmedsg.2021407
  5. Yeoh CK, Cheng L, Low MJW. Woman with Chest Pain and Dyspnea. Ann Emerg Med. 2023 Feb;81(2):144-164. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2022.07.032. PMID: 36681423.

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