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Chan Yoke Hwee

Clinical Associate Professor

Chairman, Medical Board, KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Senior Consultant, Children's Intensive Care Unit, KK Women's and Children's Hospital


Education Qualifications: MBBS, MMed (Paed), MRCP (UK)(Paed), FAMS

Clinical Associate Professor Yoke Hwee Chan is the Chairman, Medical Board at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. She is the former Chair, SingHealth Duke-NUS Paediatric Academic Clinical Program (ACP).  With her role as the Chairman, Associate Professor Chan is passionate in the shaping of the delivery of  Child Health in Singapore.  She was a core member of the Transformation of Pediatric Services Taskforce commissioned by the Ministry of Health, Singapore.  She is also member of the Regional Health Systems at the Singapore Health Services.

As a pediatric intensive care physician by training, Clinical Associate Professor Chan has special interest in paediatric home ventilation and played an important role in the establishment of the paediatric homecare programme in Singapore.  Clinical Associate Professor Chan was the Director of the KKH Home Care Program from 2006 to 2017 during which the program benefited more than 1500 technology dependent children and expanded to include other patient with complex medical needs.  Clinical Associate Professor Chan also established the Neonatal-Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Programme at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.  She also has special interest in extracorporeal therapies in the intensive care unit, namely continuous renal replacement therapies and ECMO. She is also passionate about patient safety and clinical quality.

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships:

  • Senior Consultant, Children's Intensive Care Unit, KK Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Chair, Sales of Infant Food Ethics Committee (2018-Present)
  • Member, Paediatric Residency Advisory Committee (2018-Present)
  • Board Member, World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies (WFPICCS) (2014-2018)
  • Member, Transformation of Paediatric Taskforce (2015-2016)
  • Member, National Resuscitation Council (2013 - 2016)
  • Member, National Respiratory Care Workgroup (2013-2015)
  • Committee Member, Singapore Paediatric Society (2011-2013)
  • Treasurer, Singapore Intensive Care Society (2005-2007)


  • SingHealth Doctors/ Dentists Long Service Award (2016)
  • Long Service Award, KKH (2016)
  • SMU EMBA Program (2015)
  • SingHealth Excellence Awards (Distinguished Champion of Change Leader Award) (2015)
  • Singhealth Residency – Outstanding Faculty Award Academic Year 2013/2014 (2014)
  • Singhealth HMDP Award (Team) (2011)
  • Khoo Scholarship (2011)
  • Excellence Service Award – Star (2009)
  • Excellence Service Award – Gold (2008)
  • Outstanding Young Teachers’ Award, National University of  Singapore, Clinical Faculty Scheme (2007)
  • Long Service Award, KKH (2006)
  • HMDP Award (Paediatric Critical Care) (2003 - 2004)
  • Wong Hock Boon Gold Medal (MMED Paeds) (1999)

Leadership positions / roles in Education: 

  • ACGME-I SingHealth Pediatric Residency Core Curriculum Planning Committee (2011 - Present)
  • Director, KKH ECMO Simulation Programme 

Research Interests: Paediatric Home Mechanical Ventilation, Wellbeing of caregivers of chronic sick children, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

Selected Publications:

Elizabethkingia anopheles and Association with Tap Water and Handwashing in Singapore. CF Yung, M Maiwald, LH Loo, HY Soong, CB Tan, PK Lim, L Li, NWH Tan, CY Chong, N Tee, KC Thoon, YH Chan. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2018; 24(9):1730-1734

Improving postoperative handover from anaesthetists to non-anaesthetists in a children ‘s intensive care unit: the receiver’s perception, TS Fabila, HI Hee, R Sultana, PN Assam, A   Kiew, YH Chan, Singapore Medical Journal 2016; 57: 242-253

Successful use of extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation in a neonate with arterial pH less than 6.6, KBJ Lim, JH Lee, YH Mok, YH Chan, World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery 2015;6(3):466-469

Use of Magnesium Sulfate for the Management of Febrile Infection-Related Epilepsy Syndrome (FIRES) in Children – A Case Report WW Tan, Derrick Chan, JH Lee, Terrence Thomas, YH Chan Child Neurology Open Jan-Mar 2015:1-5

Risk Factors for Hand Foot Mouth Disease in Singapore: a case control study. S Chew, SL Chong, S Barbier, A Matthew, JH Lee, YH Chan, BMC Infectious Disease 2015; 15:486

Neonatal and Paediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) in a Single Asian Tertiary Centre, ASH Yeo, JH Chong, TH Tan, ASB Ng, VS Rajadurai, YH Chan, Ann Acad Med Singapore 2014; 43:355-61

Vasopressin and copeptin levels in children with sepsis and septic shock, JH Lee, YH Chan, OF Lai, J Puthucheary, Intensive Care Medicine 2013; 39(4):747-753

Severe Anaphylactic Reaction to Ibuprofen in a Child With Recurrent Urticaria, WK Liew , MI Kidon, WC Chiang, SH Lim, YH Chan, KC Ng, Pediatrics 2007;120;e742-e744

Ecthyma gangrenosum: a manifestation of Pseudomonas sepsis in three paediatric patients, YH Chan, CY Chong, J Puthucheary, TF Loh, Singapore Medical Journal 2006; 47: 1080-1083

Use of Hypoallergenic formula in the prevention of atopic disease among Asian children, YH Chan, M Aw, SH Quak, BW Lee
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 2002; 38(1): 84-88

Annular subvalvular left ventricular aneurysm associated with cardiac lymphostasis RW Lupinsky, S Shankar, KY Wong, YH Chan
Lymphology 2001;34:30-32