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Dr Soo Shuenn Chiang

  • Senior Consultant, Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital
  • Head & Senior Consultant, Department of Psychological Medicine, Alexandra Hospital
MBBS (S'pore), MMed (Psych) (S'pore)
General Adult Psychiatry
Special Interests:
Community Psychiatry, Psychotherapy


Dr Soo Shuenn Chiang graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2004, and obtained his Masters of Medicine (Psychiatry) in 2010 and became qualified as a specialist in Psychiatry in 2014. He has been trained in Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), a form of psychodynamic therapy as well. 

Previously, he has worked in various psychiatric departments and has experience in inpatient consultation liaison work. 

His interests are in General Adult Psychiatry and has special interest in Community Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Dr Soo also leads a community psychiatric team, ASCAT (Assessment & Shared Care Team) which is a multidisciplinary team consisting of case managers, psychologists and care coordinators. They work closely together with community partners and family doctors, and acts as a bridge to bring psychiatric care to the community.

Dr Soo’s interest and involvement in Community Psychiatry was recognised as he was chosen to receive the Academic Medicine Developmental Award in Community Psychiatry by St Vincent Hospital  (Melbourne) in 2017.

Apart from his clinical interests, he is also active in the educational field. He is involved in supervision of postgraduate psychiatric trainees, advanced practitioner nurses and undergraduate medical students. He was promoted to Clinical Assistant Professor from 1 July 2023. 


  • AMDA (Academic Medicine Developmental Award) in Community Psychiatry, St Vincent Hospital, Melbourne (2017)

Journals & Publications

  1. 1. ATH Tan, YLJ Wong, SC Soo. Losing my mind: An uncommon presentation of Cushing's disease. The American Journal of Medicine 2020; 133(3): e83-e86. [IF 4.76]
    2. CC Choo, PKH Chew, SM Lai, SC Soo, et al. Effect of Cardiac Rehabilitation on Quality of Life, Depression and Anxiety in Asian patients. International Journal Of Environmental Research and Public Health 2018; 15(6): 1095.  [IF 2.849]
    3. YS Goh, QYJ Ow Yong, SC Soo, PCJ Wan, VCK Ng. Experiences and challenges faced by community mental health workers when providing care to people with mental health conditions: A qualitative descriptive study. International Journal Mental Health Nurse 2022; 31, 3 
    4. DTC Liang, J Ng, SC Soo, SHYC Kwan, WM Tan, CWS Ho, LHA Peh. The Ecosystem of Community Mental in Singapore. The Singapore Family Physician 2022; 48, 54-59 
    5. Bing-Long Lee; Song’En Jeffrey Jiang, Shuenn Chiang Soo, Jian Hong Tan. Pathway to holistic care of psychiatric illness in national servicemen presenting in primary healthcare. The Singapore Family Physician 2022; 47:31-36


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