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Dr Matthew Edward Cove

  • Senior Consultant, Division of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital
BSc (Hons), MBChB, Diplomat ABIM (Internal Medicine)
Intensive Care Medicine, Respiratory Medicine
Special Interests:
Extracorporeal Life Support Ultrasound use in the ICU Acid-base Fluid Resuscitation in Sepsis Information Technology in the ICU


Dr Matthew Cove graduated from Leicester medical school in England. He completed post-graduate internal medicine training in Portland Oregon in the United States. He practiced internal medicine with the Mayo Health System in Western Wisconsin for 2 and half years, before undergoing further training in Critical Care. He completed a fellowship in critical care medicine at the University of Pittsburgh in the United States and then moved to Singapore to practise as an Intensivist.

Prior to starting his fellowship in Pittsburgh, Dr Matthew Cove returned to England to work in a critical care unit where he helped customise and roll out an EMR. He then worked in Singapore as a registrar in critical care for a year. During his time in Singapore, Dr Cove became interested in the application of extracorporeal technology in critically ill patients. During his fellowship, he worked on the development of novel extracorporeal devices under the mentorship of Dr John Kellum; having recently received NMRC funding, he plans to continue this work in Singapore.

Journals & Publications

  1. ​Factors associated with the development of acute heart failure in critically-ill patients with severe pandemic 2009 influenza A (H1N1) infection (reply). MacLaren G, Cove M, Kofidis T. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2009 Aug;36(2):394. Epub 2009 May 30. No abstract available.
  2. A Clinical review: mechanical circulatory support for cardiogenic shock complicating acute myocardial infarction. Cove M, MacLaren G. Critical Care, 2010;14(5):235
  3. Central extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for septic shock in an adult with H1N1 Influenza. MacLaren G, Cove M, Kofidis T. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2010;90:e34-5.
  4. Symptomatic atrial metastasis responds to chemotherapy. Cove M, Johnston R, Cowan R, Haji-Michael P. American Journal of Medicine 2009;May;122(5):e5-6.

For more of his publications, read here.


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