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Assoc Prof Anantham Devanand

Prof Anantham Devanand from SGH

Assoc Prof Anantham Devanand


Deputy Head and Senior Consultant

Singapore General Hospital

Specialty: Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Sub-specialties: Interventional Pulmonology, Medical Ethics

Clinical Appointments

  • Head SingHealth Duke-NUS Lung Centre
  • Senior Consultant Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital


​Dr Devanand was trained in interventional bronchoscopy and clinical ethics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Harvard Medical School and Thoraxklinik, University of Heidelberg. He has clinical interests in rigid bronchoscopy, advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy, sarcoidosis and medical thoracoscopy. His research interests include lung nodule evaluation and navigational bronchoscopy.


  • 2008    FAMS Fellow of Academy of Medicine (Singapore)
  • 2002    MRCP Royal College of Physicians (UK)
  • 1998    Associate of Kings College London
  • 1998    MBBS Kings College London

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Associate Program Director, SingHealth Internal Medicine Residency
  • Head, SingHealth Duke-NUS Lung Centre
  • Director, Diagnostic & Interventional Bronchoscopy, Singapore General Hospital
  • Vice Chair, National Medical Ethics Committee
  • Deputy Director, Centre of Medical Ethics and Professionalism
  • Assistant Honorary Secretary, Singapore Medical Association
  • Council Member, Medico-Legal Society of Singapore


  • ​Singhealth Outstanding Educator Award 2016
  • Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Fellowship 2006 and 2013
  • Buxton prize in Orthopedics, 1998, Kings College London
  • Hughes prize in Anesthesia, 1998, King’s College London
  • Howlett prize in Radiology 1998, King’s College London

Research Interests


  • ​Nguyen HV, Bose S, Mital S, Chau AY, Ang SY, Shao WL, Anantham D, Finkelstein E, Koh MS. When Is Bronchial Thermoplasty Cost-Effective as Treatment for Problematic Asthma Patients in Singapore: a Model. Respirology. 2017 Mar 31.
  • Sewa DW. Anantham D. Overcoming Ethical Challenges of Bedside Medical Education. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2017 Jan;46(1):1-3.
  • Meng P, Tan GL, Low SY, Takano A, Ng YL, Anantham D. Fibred Confocal Fluorescence Microscopy in the diagnosis of Interstitial Lung Diseases.  Journal of Thoracic Disease. 2016 Dec;8(12):3505-3514.
  • Ratneswaran C, Chisnall B, Mingyue Li,Tan S, Douiri A, Anantham D, Steier J. Desensitization to cigarette package graphic health warnings: a cohort comparison between London and Singapore. BMJ Open. 2016 Oct 24; 6(10):e012693.
  • Ho YS, Yip LY, Basri N, Chong VS, Teo CC, Tan E, Lim KL, Tan GS, Yang X, Yeo SY, Koh MS, Anantham D, Takano A, Tan EH, Tan DS, Lim TK. Lipidomic Profiling of Lung Pleural Effusion Identifies Unique Metabotype for EGFR Mutants in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Sci Rep. 2016 Oct 14;6:35110.
  • Bai C, Choi CM, Chu CM, Anantham D, Ho JC, Khan AZ, Lee JM, Li SY, Saenghirunvattana S, Yim A. Evaluation of pulmonary nodules: clinical practice consensus guidelines for Asia. Chest. 2016 Oct;150(4):877-893.
  • Ernst A, Anantham D. Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction. Pulm Med. 2011;2011:610802
  • Ernst A, Anantham D. Bronchus sign on CT scan rediscovered. Chest. 2010 Dec;138(6):1290-2.
  • Herth FJ, Eberhardt R, Anantham D, Gompelmann D, Zakaria W, Ernst A. Narrow-band imaging bronchoscopy increases the specificity of bronchoscopic early lung cancer detection. J Thorac Oncol. 2009 Sep;4(9): 1060-5.
  • Anantham D, McHugh W, O'Neill S, Forrow L. Clinical review: influenza pandemic - physicians and their obligations. Crit Care. 2008; 12(3):217.
  • Anantham D, F Herth, A Majid, G Michaud, Ernst A. Vibration Response Imaging in the detection of pleural effusions: a feasibility study. Respiration. 2008;77(2): 166-72.
  • Ernst A, Anantham D, Eberhardt R, Krasnik M, Herth F. Diagnosis of mediastinal adenopathy – real-time endobronchial ultrasound guided needle aspiration versus mediastinoscopy. J Thorac Oncol. 2008; 3(6): 577-82.
  • Anantham D, Ong SJ, Chuah KL, Fook S, Hsu A, P Eng.  Sarcoidosis in Singapore: epidemiology, clinical presentation and ethnic differences. Respirology 2007; 12(3):355-60.
  • Eberhardt R, Anantham D, Ernst A, Feller-Kopman D, Herth F. Multimodality bronchoscopic diagnosis of peripheral lung lesions: A randomized controlled trial. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2007; 176(1): 36-41.
  • Eberhardt R, Anantham D, Herth F, Feller-Kopman D, Ernst A. Electromagnetic Navigation Diagnostic Bronchoscopy in Peripheral Lung Lesions. Chest 2007; 131(6): 1800-5.
  • Anantham D, Feller-Kopman D, Shanmugham LN, Berman SM, Decamp MM, Gangadharan SP, Eberhardt R, Herth F, Ernst A. Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy guided fiducial placement for robotic stereotactic radiosurgery of lung tumors - a feasibility study. Chest 2007; Sep;132(3): 930-5.
  • Anantham D, G Raghuram, P Eng. Independent lung ventilation in critical care. Crit Care 2005; 9(6): 594-600.
  • Hsu LY, Tse HL, Anantham D, Kurup A, Chan K, Tan BH. Panton-Valentine leukocidin-positive Staphylococcus aureus, Singapore. Emerg Infect Dis 2004 Aug; 10(8): 1509-10.
  • S Yang TY, Tan KL, Anantham D, Fook-Chong S, P Eng. Acute exacerbation of COPD requiring admission to the intensive care unit. Respirology 2004; 9: 543-9.
  • Anantham D, Koh MS, Ong TH, Low SY, Phua GC, Tan KL, P Eng CT, Samuel M. Simple aspiration versus chest tube insertion in the management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax: a systematic review. Respir Med 2004; 98(7): 579-590.

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