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Dr Chen Ching Kit

  • Senior Consultant, Division of Paediatric Cardiology, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital
MBBS, MMed (Paed), MRCPCH (UK)
Paediatric Cardiology (Heart Conditions)


Dr Chen Ching Kit completed his undergraduate medical studies at the National University of Singapore and post-graduate training in paediatrics and paediatric cardiology at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore. He subsequently did a fellowship in paediatric heart failure and heart transplantation at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. 

Prior to his fellowship in Toronto, Dr Chen had a passion for teaching. He firmly believes that students can learn better when their instructor / teacher cares for their educational needs. During his 2-year fellowship, he was exposed to various research opportunities.

His current areas of interest are cardiomyopathies, exercise echocardiography in cardiomyopathy and congenital heart disease and paediatric heart failure and transplantation. His other areas of interest and expertise include exercise echocardiography, foetal cardiology and 3D printing of heart models.

Journals & Publications

  1. Chen CK, Low Y, Akhilesh M, Jacobsen AS (2006). Kikuchi disease in Asian children. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 42(3):104-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2006.00806.x
  2. Chen CK, Manlhiot C, Conway J, Allain-Rooney T, McCrindle BW, Tinckam K, Dipchand AI (2015). Development and impact of de novo anti-HLA antibodies in pediatric heart transplant recipients. American Journal of Transplantation : Official Journal of the American Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 15(8):2215-22. doi: 10.1111/ajt.13259
  3. Chen CK, Cifra B, Morgan GJ, Sarkola T, Slorach C, Hui W, ... Mertens L (2016). Left ventricular myocardial and hemodynamic response to exercise in young patients after endovascular stenting for aortic coarctation. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography: Official Publication of the American Society of Echocardiography, 29(3):237-46. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2015.11.017
  4. Chen CK, Manlhiot C, Russell JL, Kantor PF, McCrindle BW, Conway J (2017). The utility of cardiopulmonary exercise testing for the prediction of outcomes in ambulatory children with dilated cardiomyopathy. Transplantation, 101(10):2455-2460. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000001672       
  5. Chen CK, Manlhiot C, Mital S, Schwartz SM, Van Arsdell GS, Caldarone C, ... Dipchand AI (2017). Pre-listing probability of early post-operative survival in infant heart transplantation. Pediatric Transplantation. doi: 10.1111/petr.13105


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