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Dr Chao Siew Shuen

Dr Chao Siew Shuen
Dr Chao Siew Shuen
  • Ent & Sinus Centre


    6 Napier Road #04-03
    Gleneagles Medical Centre
    Singapore 258500

    6472 2780
  • 專科

    • 耳鼻喉科
  • 資格

    • MBBS (Singapore)
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow)
  • 口语能力

    • 英语


  • Dr Chao specializes in treating Ear, Nose and Throat conditions in adults and children. She is particularly well known for managing nasal (nose) and sinus disorders such as nasal allergy, obstruction, bleeding, infection, polyps and tumours. She has many years of experience in performing open and endoscopic surgery for sinus disorders, as well as highly complex procedures for skull base and orbital conditions.
  • After graduating from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 1993, Dr Chao subsequently underwent specialist training and was accredited as a Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) by the Ministry of Health and the Singapore Medical Council in 2002. She was awarded a Healthcare Manpower Development Program Overseas Training Fellowship, and underwent further subspecialty training in Sinus Surgery and Allergy at the University of Iowa, USA from 2003 to 2004.
  • Upon her return, Dr Chao served in the ENT Department at the National University Hospital, as a Consultant and then as Senior Consultant ENT Surgeon. She was also the Director of Clinical Services from 2005. Her commitment to clinical and service excellence was recognized with the National Healthcare Group Gold Award for Excellent Service in 2008.
  • Dr Chao has spearheaded several important clinical programs in NUH. She started the Rhinology and Allergy program in 2004, providing integrated medical and surgical diagnosis and treatment for patients with nose and sinus conditions, including nasal allergy. At the same time, she also worked with the Department of Ophthalmology to start the Combined ENT-Oculoplastic Program, providing comprehensive multi-disciplinary evaluation and endoscopic surgical treatment for patients with lacrimal (tear-duct) and intra-orbital conditions, including tumours, thyroid eye disease, and traumatic orbital and optic nerve injuries. In 2009, she started the Endoscopic Skull-Base Program with the Neurosurgical Department to provide a less invasive surgical approach to manage selected conditions such as pituitary and skull-base tumours.
  • Dr Chao was an Associate Professor to the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. She was also the Director of Undergraduate Teaching from 2007 to 2009. In addition to teaching local undergraduates and postgraduate subspecialty trainees and residents in Otolaryngology, she has been invited to share her knowledge and skills in endoscopic sinus surgery with many ENT doctors in regional countries, including those from Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Myanmar. She has published consistently in international peer–reviewed journals, and her work has been presented at numerous international scientific meetings, where she has won several awards and prizes.


  • Robert Lim Lian Juay Medal, National University of Singapore, 1992
  • First Prize, Temporal Bone Drilling Competition, Singapore Society of Otorhinolaryngology, 2000
  • Health Manpower Development Program Overseas Training Award, Ministry of Health, Singapore, 2003
  • NUH Postgraduate Teaching Excellence Award, National University Hospital, 2003
  • Excellent Service Award: Gold Award, National Healthcare Group, 2008
  • Best Abstract Award, European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2011
  • Best Poster Award, 15th Asian Research Symposium in Rhinology, 2012