Dr Daryl Chia graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2013 and joined the General Surgery Residency Programme at the National University Hospital in 2016. He obtained Master of Clinical Investigation (NUS) in 2019 while in training, completed General Surgery training and obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2021. He is accredited as a Specialist in General Surgery by the Specialist Accreditation Board.
Dr Chia has a sub-speciality interest in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery and has joined the Department of Surgery in NUH & Alexandra Hospital as an Associate Consultant. His clinical interests include bariatric surgery, benign foregut conditions (reflux disease, achalasia, paraesophageal hernia), esophageal and gastric cancers, advanced endoscopy, enteral access procedures and laparoscopic hernia repair.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr Chia is involved in both clinical and translational research. He was awarded the ExxonMobil-NUS Research Fellowship and NUHS Seed Grant to pursue further research in gastric cancer. He has authored more than 20 papers and multiple poster and oral presentations at international meetings. He is also involved in both Undergraduate & Postgraduate Medical Education and was past recipient of the NUS Medicine Junior Doctor Teaching Award (2019) and NUHS Residents’ Choice Award (2020,2022). He currently serves as Clinical Tutor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Core Faculty, Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) programme.