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Dr Chan Hwei Wuen

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Designations:
  • Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, National University Hospital
  • Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, Alexandra Hospital
  • ​Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Qualifications:
MBBS (UCL), MMed (Ophth), FAMS, FRCOphth (UK)
Specialties:
Ophthalmology (Eye)
Sub-specialties:
Cataract, General Ophthalmology, Retina (Medical), Retina (Surgical)

Biosketch

Dr Chan Hwei Wuen is a Consultant at the Department of Ophthalmology, National University Hospital (NUH). She also serves at Alexandra Hospital's Eye Surgery Centre.

Dr Chan received her formal medical training at the University College London (UCL) and her first exposure to Ophthalmology was during her stint at Moorfields Eye Hospital as a student, which fuelled her interest to pursue a career in this specialty. She completed her residency training in Ophthalmology at the NUH, Singapore, in June 2016. During her residency training, Dr Chan served as the Chief Resident from 2014 to 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 National University of Singapore Clinical Faculty Scheme. She is a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (UK).

Upon completion of local fellowship training in both Medical Retina and Vitreoretinal Surgery, Dr Chan was awarded the MOH Health Manpower Development Plan Fellowship award and pursued further sub-specialty training overseas. She practised as a clinical fellow in Medical Retina and Ophthalmic Genetics under Prof Andrew Webster, Prof Michel Michaelides, Prof Mariya Moosajee and A/Prof Omar Mahroo at Moorfields Eye Hospital from 2019 to 2020. This was followed by a fellowship at Ghent University Hospital, Belgium under the tutelage of Prof Bart Leroy and Dr Fanny Nerinckx in Ophthalmic Genetics and Vitreoretinal Surgery respectively. Dr Chan is also proficient in the management of adult cataracts and is trained in femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery.

Awards

  • 2020 - Value Driven Outcome (VDO) Excellence Award (NUH)
    Recognises clinicians who have contributed towards elevating healthcare outcome and reducing costs for their patients.
  • 2019 - Women of the Future Award: Professions (South East Asia)
  • 2019 - Healthcare Manpower Development Program (HMDP) Award, Ministry of Health, Singapore (SGD 484,766.00)
  • 2017 - NUS Special Recognition Award for Undergraduate Medical Teaching 
  • 2016 - Department of Ophthalmology, Best Tutor Award for NUS Undergraduate Medical Teaching
  • 2016 - NUS MedSoc Outstanding Tutor Award

Journals & Publications

  1. DK Lim*, HW Chan*, C Zheng, MC Aquino, WL Wong, R Ritch, PTK Chew, et al. Quantitative assessment of changes in anterior segment morphology after argon laser peripheral iridoplasty: findings from the EARL Study Group. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2019 Jan;47(1):33-40. PMID: 30098125 (*co-first authors).
  2. HW Chan, B Yang, W Wong, P Blakeley, I Seah, QSW Tan, H Wang, M Bhargava, HA Lin, CH Chai, EA Mangunkusumo, N Thet, YS Yuen, R Sethi, S Wang, W Hunziker, G Lingam, X Su, et al. A Pilot Study on MicroRNA Profile in Tear Fluid to Predict Response to Anti-VEGF Treatments for Diabetic Macular Edema. J Clin Med. 2020 Sep 10;9(9):2920. doi: 10.3390/jcm9092920. PMID: 32927780; PMCID: PMC7564365.
  3. A Tanner*, HW Chan*, JS Pulido, G Arno, R Ba-Abbad, N Jurkute, AG Robson, CA Egan, H Knight, A Calcagni, RL Taylor, E Lenassi, GC Black, AT Moore, M Michaelides, AR Webster, OA Mahroo, et al. Clinical and genetic findings in CTNNA1-associated macular pattern dystrophy, Ophthalmology (2020), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2020.10.032. (*co-first author). PMID: 33137351.
  4. ER Schiff, VK Tailor, HW Chan, M Theodorou, AR Webster, M Moosajee, et al. Novel Biallelic Variants and Phenotypic Features in Patients with SLC38A8-Related Foveal Hypoplasia. Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Jan 24;22(3):1130. doi: 10.3390/ijms22031130. PMID: 33498813.
  5. HW Chan, VK Tailor, S Malka, E Schiff, MM Neveu, M Theodorou, M Moosajee, et al. Prospective study of the phenotypic and mutational spectrum of ocular albinism and oculocutaneous albinism. Genes (Basel). 2021 Mar 30;12(4):508. doi: 10.3390/genes12040508. PMID: 33808351.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore (since Aug 2016)
  • Fellow, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, United Kingdom (since December 2016)                         
  • Member, Singapore Society of Ophthalmology (since 2011)
  • Member, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (since 2012
  • Member, European Society of Retinal Specialists (since May 2017)
  • Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) (since 2017)
  • Member, International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma (ISGEDR) (since 2019)