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Professor Philip Eng

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.

Previous Position

  • Director, Clinical Services, Singhealth, 2007-2008
  • Head, Department of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, Singapore General Hospital 1998-2007
  • Visiting Consultant, Singapore Armed Forces Medical Corps, 2000 – 2008

Training

  • Resident in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA 1991-1993
  • Interventional Pulmonology Fellow, UC San Diego, USA, 1993
  • Visiting Fellow in Interventional Pulmonology, Hospitals St Marguerite and La Concepcion, Marseilles, France, 1996

International Committees

  • Member, Continuing Medical Education Committee, American College of Chest Physicians, 1996-1999
  • Member, Adult Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Program Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine, USA, 2001-2003
  • International Regent for Singapore, American College of Chest Physicians, 2003 to 2008
  • President, 2nd Asia Pacific Congress of Bronchology, Singapore 2007
  • Founding Member, Asia Pacific Society of Bronchology, 2005 to date
  • International Education Committee, American College of Chest Physicians, 2007 to 2009
  • Nomination Sub Committee, American College of Chest Physicians, 2007 to date
  • Head, Bronchoscopy and Interventional Techniques, Asia Pacific Society of Respirology, 2006 to 2008
  • President, 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, Singapore, 2008
  • Head, Clinical Respiratory Medicine Assembly, Asia Pacific Society of Respirology, 2013 to date
  • Executive Committee, Asia Pacific Society of Respirology, 2013 to date

Academic Editorial Board

  • RT International, 1999 to date
  • Journal of Bronchology, 2004 to 2009
  • Associate Editor, Respirology, 2006 to 2009

Chairman of National Committees

  • President, Singapore Thoracic Society, 1997
  • Chairman, National Lung Cancer Workgroup, 1996-2004
  • Chairman, Ministry of Health Guidelines Committee on Smoking Cessation, 2002-2004
  • Chairman, National Committee on Smoking Cessation, 2005-2007
  • Vice Chairman, Haze Advisory Panel, Ministry of Health, 2002 to 2008
  • Chairman, National Pandemic Flu ICU Committee, 2006 to 2008
  • Chairman, National Subspecialty Training Committee in Intensive Care Medicine, 2007 to 2008