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Siau Chuin

Clinical Assistant Professor


Education Qualifications: MBBS, MRCP (UK), FAMS, FRCP (Edin)

Dr Siau Chuin is currently the Chairman, Medical Board and Senior Consultant in the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Changi general Hospital (CGH).  He is an accredited specialist in Respiratory Medicine, Internal Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine. 

Dr Siau graduated from the National University of Singapore and completed his training in Internal Medicine and Respiratory Medicine in Singapore. After completing his Advanced Specialist Training, he received his Intensive Care Medicine training at University Health Network, University of Toronto, Canada.  Prior to his current appointment, he was Director, Centre of Performance Excellence, CGH and Clinical Director, Institute for Patient Safety & Quality (IPSQ), SingHealth. Dr Siau remains passionate about enhancing patient care and outcomes through quality improvement and innovation. 

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships:

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Chairman, Collaborative Prescribing Credentialing Sub-Committee (2019-2020)
  • Chairman, Healthcare Performance Office (2018-2020)
  • Chairperson - Bundled Payment Committee, Joint collaboration between CGH and SACH
  • Director, Centre for Performance Excellence (2015-2020)
  • Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit (2013-2019)


  • 2019 SingHealth, Outstanding Clinician Award (GCEO Excellence Award)
  • 2017 EHA, Caring Award (Superstar Award)
  • 2015 CGH, Quarterly Best Service Award
  • 2015 EHA, Caring Award (Star Award)
  • 2014 YLL-NUS, Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2014 CGH, Best Educator Awards for both post- & undergraduates
  • 2014 SingHealth Residency, Outstanding Faculty Award Academic Year 2013/2014
  • 2014 YLL-NUS Role Model to the Class of 2014

Selected Publications:

  • Tan SY, Tey HL, Lim ETH, Toh ST, Chan YH, Yan PT, Lee SA, Tan CXT, Koh GCH, Tan TY, Siau C. The accuracy of healthcare worker versus self collected (2-in-1) oropharyngeal and bilateral mid-turbinate (OPMT) swabs and saliva samples for SARS-COV-2.PloS ONE 15(12):e0244417.
  • Ng, CB Poh, S Koduri, DM Roy, Siau C, NL Lim, CY Chionh. Regional citrate anti-coagulation dose titration: impact on dose of continuous renal replacement therapy. CJH. Clin Exp Nephrol (2021).
  • Hwang SY, Tan SY, Tan PT and Siau C. Self-Swab and Saliva Collection for the Diagnosis of Covid-19. What Do Patients Feel About Them? Infect Dis Epidemiol 2020, 6:173. DOI: 10.23937/2474-3658/1510173
  • Narayan V, Poon BH, Siau C. Innovative Use of Health Informatics to Augment Contact Tracing during the COVID19 Pandemic in an Acute Hospital. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2020. Ocaa184.
  • Tan KH, Pang NL, Siau C, Foo Z, Fong KY, Building an organization culture of patient safety. J of Patient Safety and Risk Management 2019 doi:10.1177/2516043519878979.
  • Poh CB, Tan PC, Kam JW, Siau C, Lim NL, Yeon W, Cui HH, Ding HT,Song XY, Yan P, Chea KL, Liu JS, Chionh CY. A safe and effective low dose regional citrate anticoagulation protocol for continuous renal replacement therapy. Nephrology 2019 Aug 30. doi: 10.1111/nep.13656
  • J Quah, B Jiang, PC Tan, C Siau, TY Tan. Impact of microbial aetiology on moratality in severe community acquired pneumonia. BMC Infectious Disease 2018 18:451
  • C Mittal, HCD Lee, KS Goh, CKA Lau, L Tay, C Siau, YH Loh, TKE Goh, CL Sandi, CE Lee. ValuedCare program: a population health model for the delivery of evidence-based care across care continuum for hip fracture patients in Eastern Singapore. J Orthop Surg Res. 2018; 13: 129.
  • Shahla Siddiqui, Zudin Puthucheary, Jason Phua, Benjamin Ho, Jonathan Tan, Siau C, Noelle Louise Lim, Chai Rick Soh, Chian Min Loo, Addy Y. H. Tan, Amartya Mukhopadhyay, Faheem Ahmed Khan, Azman Johan, Aik Hau Tan, Graeme MacLaren, Juvel Taculod, Blesilda Ramos, Tun Aung Han, Matthew E. Cove. National survey of outcomes and practices in acute respiratory distress syndrome in Singapore. PLoS ONE 12(6):e0179343.
  • Mok YJ, Tan TY, Tay TR, Wong HS, Tiew PY, Kam C, Siau C. Do we need transbronchial lung biopsy if we have bronchoalveolar lavage GeneXpert MTB/RIF? Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2016 May;20(5):619-24
  • Mehta S, Granton J, Gordon A, Cook D, Lapinsky SE, Newton G, Bandayrel K, Little A, Siau C, Ayers D, Singer J, Lee TCK, Walley K, Storms M, Cooper J, Holmes C, Hebert P, Presneill J, Russell J. Cardiac ischemia in patients with septic shock randomized to vasopressin or norepinephrine. Critical Care 2013, 17(3):R117 doi:10.1186/cc12789.
  • Mok Y, Quah J, Siau C. A rare but potentially lethal complication of dengue. Asian Pac J Trop Med 2013;6(6):500-501.
  • Mehta S, Granton J, Lapinsky SE, Newton G, Bandayrel K, Little A, Siau C, Cook D, Ayers D, Singer J, Lee TCK, Walley K, Storms M, Cooper J, Holmes C, Hebert P, Gordon A, Presneill J, Russell J. Agreement in ECG Interpretation in Patients with Septic Shock. Crit Care Med 2011;39(9):2080- 2086
  • Koh J, X Ying, Yeo LF, Tee A, Siau C, Law J, Mohd Noor I, Poulose V,  Raghuram J, Verma A, Ng A.Achieving Optimal Clinical Outcomes in Ultrasound Guided Central Venous Catheterization in Critically Ill Adults by Internal Medicine Residents. Simul Healthc 2014 Jun;9(3):161-6. doi: 10.1097/SIH.0000000000000010.
  • Siau C, Law J, Tee A, Poulose V, Raghuram J. Severe Refractory Hypoxemia in H1N1(2009) Intensive Care Patients: Initial Experience in an Asian Regional Hospital. Singapore Med J 2010;51(6):490-495.
  • Siau C, Tee A, Au V, Raghuram J, Oh HM, Fock KM, Teo EK. Influenza A H1N1(2009): Clinical Spectrum of Disease among Adult Patients Admitted to a Regional Hospital in Singapore. Singapore Med J 2011;52(7):475-480
  • Siau C. Pleural Disease and Pneumothorax. Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine. Edited by JL Vincent and J Hall. ISBN 9783642004179, Springer-Verlag 2012, p1752-1756.
  • Siau C, Stewart TE. What is the role of High Frequency Oscillation in ARDS? Evidence Based Practice of Critical Care, Edited by CS Deutchman and PJ Neligan, ISBN: 9781416054764, Elsevier Inc. 2010, p124- 129. 
  • Siau C, Stewart TE. Current Role of High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation and Airway Presure Release Ventilation in Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Clin Chest Med 2008;29(2):265-275.