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Asst Prof Kang Giap Swee

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  • Senior Consultant, Adult Cardiac Surgery, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, National University Heart Centre, Singapore
  • Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


MBBS (Malaya), Master of Surgery (Malaya), MMed in Surgery (Singapore), MRCS (Ireland), MRCS (Edinburgh), FRCS Cardiothoracic Surgery (Edinburgh)


Cardiothoracic Surgery

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Adult Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery (Heart), Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Special Interests:

Aortic Surgery, Arrhythmias Ablation Surgery, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care, Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery, Extracorporeal Life Support, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair Surgery, Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Valvular Heart Surgery,  

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Assistant Professor Kang Giap Swee is presently a Clinical Director and Senior Consultant with the Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) at National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS). He is also an Assistant Professor and Clinical Tutor with the Department of Surgery at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS).

In 1997, Dr Kang Giap Swee graduated from the University of Malaya, after which, he completed his general surgery training in 2004 by obtaining MRCS (Ireland) & MRCS (Edinburgh). Subsequently, he received the Master of Surgery from the University of Malaya in 2005 & practised as a general surgeon in Malaysia for 2 years before he entered subspecialty training in Cardiothoracic Surgery at National University Hospital, Singapore in 2007. Later on, he obtained MMed in Surgery from NUS in 2008. In January 2011, he was accorded Specialist accreditation in Cardiothoracic Surgery by Ministry of Health of Singapore after being rewarded the FRCSEd in Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Dr Kang is also member of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, The Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery and the Singapore Cardiac Society.

Journals & Publications

Selected Publications:

  1. Five-year experience with congenital cardiac surgery at National University Heart Centre, Singapore (2010). Kang GS, Soh YF, Kofidis T, Lee CN. (Singapore Med J. 2010 Jul;51(7):570-5. PubMed PMID: 20730) Kang GS as PI
  2. Aberrant Origin of Right Coronary Artery from Left Coronary Sinus with Ascending Aneurysm in an adult female (2010). Hannan MA, Kang GS, Kofidis T, Lee CN
  3. Cost Analysis of Coronary Artery Grafting Surgery at the National University Heart Centre Singapore between April 2010 and March 2011 (2013). Heidi Chang, Jun Su, Clement Wu, Robin Hua, Hai Dong Luo, GS Kang
  4. Minimally Invasive Modified Bentall Operation in a Young Chinese Male with Severe Aortic Regurgitation Secondary to Infective Endocarditis in the Background of Bicuspid Aortic Valve Having a Rudimentary Coronary Ostia: A Case Report (Insights in Chest Diseases 2015)
  5. Case Report: Large Left Atrial Myxoma Presenting As Pneumonia And Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (American Journal of Respiratory And Critical Care Medicine 193, 2016)
  6. Life threatening aortoesophageal fistula following modified hemiarch repair and aortic valve replacement in acute type A aortic dissection (Journal of Vascular Medicine & Surgery 2019)
  7. Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in patient with low ejection fraction. What are the risk factors? (The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2019)
  8. Iatrogenic Giant Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Pseudoaneurysm with Contained Perforation Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. (Journal of Interventional Cardiology 2019)
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Professional Memberships

  • MBBS (University of Malaya)
  • MRCS (The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)
  • MRCS (The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)
  • Master of Surgery (University of Malaya)
  • Master of Medicine in Surgery (National University of Singapore)
  • FRCS CTh (The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)

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