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Dr Chua Mui Teng

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  • Senior Consultant, Emergency Medicine Department, National University Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, Emergency Medicine Department, Alexandra Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


MBBS (Singapore), MCEM (UK), MMed (EM) (Singapore), MPH


Emergency Medicine

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Chronic Programme (Live Better), FAST Programme (Get Better)

Special Interests:

Clinical trials and research, Ultrasound, Infectious diseases, Critical care


Dr Chua Mui Teng is Senior Consultant and Deputy Research Director at the Emergency Medicine Department (EMD), National University Hospital, and Assistant Professor at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. She obtained her Master of Public Health in 2016 from the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS. She was the inaugural Chief Resident of the NUHS Emergency Medicine Residency Programme.

She has strong clinical interests in emergency ultrasonography and critical care. She regularly conducts training of emergency medicine residents through ultrasound scan shifts. She pioneered the use of high flow nasal cannula oxygenation in the EMD.

As an avid clinician-investigator, Dr Chua has special research interests in critical care, infectious diseases and ultrasonography. She was awarded the NMRC New Investigator Grant in 2017 and has over 20 publications to her name, including one that was awarded the Annals Academy of Medicine, Singapore, Best Publication Silver Award in 2017. She has mentored several junior clinicians and medical students in their early research years.

Dr Chua is keen to seek collaborations in fields related to her research interests, academically and commercially, both locally and internationally.


  1. Annals’ Best Publication Award 2017 (Silver) for Reversible Causes in Cardiovascular Collapse at the Emergency Department Using Ultrasonography (REVIVE-US). Ann Acad Med Singapore, August 2017, Vol. 46 No. 8
  2. NMRC Clinician Scientist Individual Research Grant New Investigator Grant (CS IRG NIG) (Dec 2017)
  3. Leader of winning team in SEMS SimWars (Singapore) competition 2014
  4. Leader of runner-up team in ACEM ASM SimWars (Australia) competition Nov 2014

Journals & Publications

  1. MT Chua, Sen Kuan W, Zheng CQ, Tiah L, Kumar R, Wong YKY, Lin J, Liang S, Mayland CR, Shi L, Ibrahim I, Pal RY. Validation of "Care of the Dying Evaluation" in Emergency Medicine (CODE-EM): pilot phase of end-of-life management protocol offered within emergency room (EMPOWER) study. Ann Palliat Med. 2021 Jun;10(6):6145-6155.
  2. Zeming KK, Vernekar R, Chua MT, Quek KY, Sutton G, Krüger T, Kuan WS, Han J. Label-Free Biophysical Markers from Whole Blood Microfluidic Immune Profiling Reveal Severe Immune Response Signatures. Small. 2021 Mar;17(12):e2006123.
  3. Yau YW, Li Z, Chua MT, Kuan WS, Chan GWH. Virtual reality mobile application to improve videoscopic airway training: A randomised trial. Ann Acad Med Singap. 2021 Feb;50(2):141-148.
  4. Chan GWH, Chai CY, Teo JSY, Tjio CKE, Chua MT, Brown III CA. Emergency airway management in a Singapore centre: A registry study. Ann Acad Med Singap. 2021 Jan;50(1):42-51.
  5. Chua MT, Gene Chan Wai Han, Kuan WS. Reversible causes in cardiovascular collapse at the emergency department using ultrasonography (REVIVE-US). Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2017 Aug;46(8):310-316
  6. Yash Pal R, Kuan WS, Tiah L, Kumar R, Wong YKY, Shi L, Zheng CQ, Lin J, Liang S, Segara UC, Yong WC, Chan NGC, Chua MT, Ibrahim I. End-of-life management protocol offered within emergency room (EMPOWER): study protocol for a multicentre study. BMJ Open. 2020 Apr 28;10(4):e036598.
  7. Chua MT, Khan FA, Ng WM, Lu QS, Low MJW Low, Yau YW, Punyadasa A, Kuan WS. Pre- and Apnoeic high flow oxygenation for RApid sequence intubation in The Emergency department (Pre-AeRATE): study protocol for a multicentre, randomised controlled trial. Trials. 2019 Apr 4;20(1):195.
  8. Dennis WJ Chia, WS Kuan, WH Ho, TB Sim, MT Chua. Early predictors for the diagnosis of liver abscess in the emergency department. Intern Emerg Med. 2019;14(5):783–791.
  9. Koh Y, Chua MT, Ho WH, Lee C, Chan GWH, Kuan WS. Assessment of dyspneic patients in the emergency department using point-of-care lung and cardiac ultrasonography—a prospective observational study. J Thorac Dis. 2018 Nov;10(11):6221-6229.
  10. Ng NYY, Ang HHE, Tan JCL, Ho WH, Kuan WS, Chua MT. Evaluation for occult sepsis incorporating NIRS and emergency sonography. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 Nov;36(11):1957-1963.

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