MBBS, National University of Singapore, 1984
Masters of Medicine (Int Med), Singapore, 1989
Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 1993
Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians, 1994
Fellow, American College of Physicians, 1996
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, London, 2007
Professor Philip Eng graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1984 and subsequently completed his Masters of Medicine (Internal Medicine) in 1989. He went on to do advanced training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and the University of California, San Diego, both in USA. In 1997, he was appointed Head, Department of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine at the Singapore General Hospital at the age of 37. He was one of the youngest department heads in Singapore at that time.
In Prof Eng’s 9-year tenure, he built one of the strongest departments in the region in Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine with strong linkages with Chest Radiology, Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Oncology. His interests are in Lung Cancer, Bronchoscopy (both flexible and rigid), Intensive Care and Chest Radiology. He has performed more than 500 rigid bronchoscopies, stents, NdYAG lasers and Argon Plasma photocoagulation.
Prof Eng has published more than 120 peer reviewed articles and books. In 2005, he published a book, “Chest Xrays: Illustrated with 100 cases”, in collaboration with Cambridge University Press, UK that went on to sell more than 5000 copies within 2 years. He has lectured in many countries including USA, China, Japan, Korea, Australia, India, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam and Philippines. He has trained many doctors including those from China, Philippines, Macau, India, Indonesia and Hong Kong. In 2007, he was Congress President at the 2nd Asia Pacific Congress of Bronchology, held in Singapore.