Respiratory Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine
The Respiratory Practice Lung. Asthma. Cough. Allergy
Mount Alvernia Hospital 820 Thomson Road Medical Centre D #06-56 Singapore 574623
9am-12pm & 2pm-5pm (Mon-Fri), 9am-12pm (Sat)
Dr Jim Teo Yeow Kwan is a respiratory physician and intensivist based in Mount Alvernia Hospital and Parkway East Hospital. He is a specialist in internal medicine, respiratory medicine and intensive care medicine with special interests in asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease, non-invasive ventilation and intensive care medicine. He is also a visiting senior consultant to JurongHealth, providing specialized respiratory services to Alexandra Hospital and Ng Teng Fong Hospital. Presently, he is also the ICU adviser to Mount Alvernia Hospital and ICU director to Fortis Surgical Hospital.
Dr Jim graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1997. He trained in general medicine and obtained the Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) and the MRCP(UK) in 2003. He continued with sub-specialty training in the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine in Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), Singapore and was accredited by the Specialist accreditation Board as a Specialist in Respiratory Medicine in 2007. Following this, he further obtained the Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) and the MRCP. Further that, he spent a year doing Intensive Care Medicine in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Australia. He had obtained both the European Diplomas in Intensive Care Medicine and Adult Respiratory Medicine.
Prior to joining private practice, Dr Jim was a Consultant in the Department of Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine in TTSH. He managed patients in the medical intensive care unit (MICU), including critically ill cases from the H1N1 pandemic in 20009 and oncology patients from John Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre. He also initiated the first bedside percutaneous tracheostomy in the MICU, TTSH. Besides managing ICU patients, he also provided expertise to managing patients in Non Invasive Unit in TTSH and Tuberculosis Control Unit in Singapore. For his achievements in the public sector, Dr Teo was awarded the Courage Star Award in 2003 for his contribution during the SARS outbreak. He was also awarded TTSH Excellent Service Award in 2006, and TTSH 10 Year Long Service Award in 2009.
Dr Jim loves to teach and is still actively involved in the education of young doctors and nurses. Presently, he is the instructor for Basic Cardiac Life Support Course, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course and Fundamental Critical Care Support Course in Singapore. He is a Clinical Teacher for medical undergraduate teaching, National University of Singapore and intensive care medicine Trainer appointed by specialist training committee. He was a Core Resuscitative Skills Training instructor in TTSH and NUH Intensive Medicine Course instructor.
Currently, Dr Jim sits in the various medical committees in Mount Alvernia Hospital, including Medical Advisory Board, Quality Assurance and Continuous Medical Education. He is also the chairman of Critical Care Unit and Operation Theatre Committee. He also sits in the Medical Advisory Board in Fortis Surgical Hospital and chairs the OT, ICU and Code Blue Committee.
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