Dr Chan Hwei Wuen is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Department of Ophthalmology, National University Hospital and Alexandra Hospital.
Dr Chan received formal medical training at the University College London (UCL) and her first exposure to Ophthalmology was during her time at Moorfields Eye Hospital as an undergraduate, which fuelled her interest to pursue a career in this specialty. She completed her residency training in Ophthalmology at the National University Hospital, Singapore, in June 2016. During her residency training, Dr Chan served as the Chief Resident from 2014-2015. She is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and was awarded the NUS MedSoc Outstanding Tutor Award. Dr Chan holds a joint appointment on the NUS Clinical Faculty Scheme. She is a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (UK).
Upon completion of local fellowship training in Visual Electrophysiology, Medical Retina and Vitreoretinal Surgery, Dr Chan received the MOH Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) fellowship award and pursued further subspecialty training overseas. During her time at Moorfields Eye Hospital from 2019 to 2020, she was trained in Ophthalmic Genetics under Prof Andrew Webster, Prof Michel Michaelides, Prof Mariya Moosajee and Prof Omar Mahroo. This was followed by further fellowship training at the Ghent University Hospital, Belgium under the tutelage of Prof Bart Leroy in Ophthalmic Genetics where she was involved in several gene therapy trials including Luxturna for the treatment of biallelic mutation in RPE65 mutation-related inherited retinal dystrophy and Sepofarsen for CEP290-associated Leber Congenital Amaurosis . Aside from her subspecialty interests, Dr Chan is also proficient in the management of adult cataracts and is trained in femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery.