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Dr Swapna Thampi

  • Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia, National University Hospital
M.B.B.S, DA, MD,DNB (Anaesthesia), MMED (Anaesthesia), FANZCA
Anaesthesiology (Anaesthesia)
Paediatric Anaesthesia
Special Interests:
Paediatric Anaesthesia, Cardiac Anaesthesia


Dr Swapna Thampi is currently a Senior Consultant in the Department of Anaesthesia, National University Hospital. She is also a Physician Faculty with the NUHS Anaesthesia Residency Programme and a Clinical Track Instructor with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

Dr Swapna Thampi graduated and completed her Anaesthesia training from Trivandrum Medical College, India (Best postgraduate student award) and completed her MMED training from NUS, Singapore.She is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.

Her clinical interests include Cardiac and Paediatric anaesthesia. Her research interests include OSA in children, use of videolaryngoscopes in airway management.
She is also a MEPA instructor and enjoys teaching and simulation sessions for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Journals & Publications

  1. Delice Weishan Lee, Swapna Thampi, Eric Peng Huat Yap & Eugene Hern Choon Liu. Evaluation of a smartphone camera system to enable visualization and image  transmission to aid tracheal intubation with the Airtraq® laryngoscope. Journal of Anaesthesiology.Published online 29 Jan 2016. 
  2. Swapna Thampi, Balakrishnan Ashokka, Florian Beske.Difficult airway in an infant with acute Superior Vena Cava Syndrome following central venous catheterisation. Anaesthesia Cases.11 Feb 2016. 
  3. Swapna Thampi, Rebecca Jacob. Emergency Tracheostomy Leading to an Unusual Foreign Body- A Case Report. Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology Jan 2006; 22(1): 85-86.
  4. Rebecca Jacob, Swapna Thampi, EktaRai.Foreign Body Aspiration. In: Rebecca Jacob (Ed). Understanding Paediatric Anaesthesia, published 2006, BI (pub): 156-161. 
  5. Anita Shirley Joselyn, Swapna Thampi, Rebecca Jacob. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. In: Rebecca Jacob (Ed). Understanding Paediatric Anaesthesia, published 2006, BI (pub): 143151.


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