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Dr Lowell Leow

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  • Associate Consultant, Thoracic Surgery, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, National University Heart Centre, Singapore




Cardiothoracic Surgery

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Cardiothoracic Surgery (Heart), Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Lung Surgery, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Special Interests:

Extracorporeal Memebrane Oxygenation, Hyperhidrosis, Lung Nodule Surgery,  Mediastinal Mass Surgery, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

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Dr Lowell Leow is a Singaporean cardiothoracic surgeon who graduated from NUS Medicine in 2012. He entered cardiothoracic surgery residency in 2013 and graduated as valedictorian in 2021. During his residency, Dr Lowell served as chief resident and was also chairman of the NUH Resident's Subcommittee. He has also been actively involved in research and mentoring medical students. Dr Lowell has an interest in minimally invasive (keyhole) lung and chest surgery. Aside from clinical work, Dr Lowell believes in the future of healthcare sustainability and leaving a healthier world for his two young sons.


  • NUH Residency Valedictorian (2022)
  • Chief Resident (Cardiothoracic Surgery) (2020 - 2021)
  • Chairman Residents subcommittee (2020 - 2021)
  • Outstanding Clinical Workshop Award 2020
  • CABG VDO Improvement RIE (2019)

Journals & Publications

  1. Tam JK, Leow L, Yong KJ, Mithiran H. Novel Nuss Bar Fixation Using ZipFix for Pectus Excavatum. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 2022 Feb 3.
  2. Leow L, Tam JK. From Pandemic to Endemic–Redefining Excellence in Thoracic Surgery Service Delivery. Frontiers in Surgery. 2021;8.
  3. Ng J, Masuda Y, Ng JJ, Leow L*, Choong AM, Mithiran H. Lobar versus Sublobar Resection in the Elderly for Early Lung Cancer: A Meta-Analysis. The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon. 2021 Jun 1.
  4. Leow L*, Ng J, Luo HD, Choong AM, Mithiran H, Kofidis T, Tam JK. Antifibrinolytics reduces blood loss in thoracic surgery: a systematic review and meta‚Äźanalysis. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2021 Jun;91(6):1251-9.
  5. Leow L, Sampath HK, Yong KJ, Kofidis T, Tam JK, MacLaren G, Teo L, Mithiran H, Ramanathan K. Rescue extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for massive anterior mediastinal masses. Journal of Artificial Organs. 2021 Apr 3:1-8.
  6. Leow L, Qian Q, Chew KL, Sorokin V. Unusual presentation of Aspergillus aortitis after aortic valve surgery with massive haemoptysis. JTCVS Techniques. 2021 Jan 6.
  7. Shi HK, Chook S, Leow L*, Lim SL, Ramanathan K, Kofidis T, Kang GS. Massive pulmonary embolism in a patient with nephrotic syndrome and single lung. Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis. 2021 Jan 2:1-3.
  8. Leow L, Ng CS, Mithiran H. Surgery beyond coronavirus disease 2019. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2020 Oct;90(10):1865-6.
  9. Leow L, Ramanathan K, Kofidis T, Tam JK, Mithiran H. Organization of thoracic surgical services during the COVID pandemic. The Surgeon. 2020 Aug 7.
  10. Leow L, Papadimas E, Subbian SK, MacLaren G, Ramanathan K. Organization of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation services for COVID-19. Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals. 2020 Jan 1:0218492320962932.

Professional Memberships

  • Membership of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons (Cardiothoracic Surgery), Edinburgh
  • Specialist Accreditation Board Cardiothoracic Surgery, Singapore
  • Fellowship Academy Medicine of Singapore, Singapore

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