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Dr Robert Chen

Dr Chen Robert

MD, Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Neuroradiology (USA)

Senior Consultant

Singapore General Hospital

Specialty: Diagnostic Radiology

Sub-specialties: Neuroradiology

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Diagnostic Radiology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor Duke-NUS
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer YLL SOM


Dr. Chen is trained in both Neuroradiology and Emergency Radiology, where he was a fellow and subsequent staff at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in the USA with a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Neuroradiology and is currently the Director of Neuroradiology at SGH.

His interests include all facets of neuroimaging, resident education, operations, and wellness.


  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston USA
  • Beth Israel Medical Center, Albert Einstein Medical System, NYC, USA

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • H9A Emergency Medicine Building member
  • Trauma Committee
  • Result Acknowledgement and Communication Taskforce (ReACT)


  • Shark Tank Quality Improvement Fest, First prize 2019
  • Service with a Heart Award 2018
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Singhealth Residence RISE Awards 2018
  • Certificate of Merit (RSNA) 2018
  • Certificate of Merit (ASHNR) 2016

Research Interests

​CSF flow imaging, Neurodegeneration, Seizure Imaging, Head and Neck Imaging


Selected publications:

  • Chia A, Cheng LTE, Wijaya LM, Png MA, Wim WY, Hong WL, Chen RC. Chest X rays and CTs in the era of COVID-19: indications, operational safety considerations, and alternative imaging practices. Academic Radiology. June 2020.
  • Chen RC, Cheng LTE, Lim J, Gogna A, Ng D, Teo LZ, Tan BS. Touch me not: safe distancing in the era of COVID-19. Journal of the American college of radiology. April 2020. DOI:
  • Chen RC, Tan TT, Chan LP. Adapting to a new normal? Adapting to a New Normal? Key Operational responses of a Radiology service during the COVID-19 epidemic.  European Radiology. April 2020.
  • Ho CL, Lam, Jeremy JH, Chen RC. Extensive Systemic Metastases from Primary Central Nervous System Hemangiopericytoma – a case report. British Journal of Radiology Case Reports 2020; 6: 20190081
  • Yi Shan ML, Kheok SW, Lim KC, Chen RC. Subdural hematoma Mimics. Clinical Radiology 2019; 74(9):663-675.
  • Chen RC.  Congenital Arterial Anastomoses.  May 2012, Neuroradiology: Key Differential Diagnoses and Clinical Questions. Ed. Smalls J and Schaefer P. 1st Edition. Saunders.
  • Chen RC, Khorsandi  AS, Shatzkes DR, Holliday RA. The Radiology of Referred Otalgia. AJNR Nov 2009;30(10):1817-23.

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