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Dr Chia Ghim Song

Dr Chia Ghim Song

MD (Duke-NUS), FRCR (UK), MMed (Diagnostic Radiology)


Singapore General Hospital

Specialty: Diagnostic Radiology, Neurointerventional Radiology

Sub-specialties: Neurointerventional Radiology, Vascular Anomalies

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Diagnostic Radiology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Vascular Centre

Academic Appointments

  • • Adjunct Assistant Professor Duke-NUS


Chia Ghim Song (MD) is a consultant at the department of Diagnostic Radiology, Singapore General Hospital.   He has a passion for teaching and is involved in teaching the Duke-NUS students.  He has a keen interest in neuroradiology and neurointerventional radiology, particularly the treatment of acute ischemic stroke.  He is also interested in the clinical applications of artificial intelligence.

Dr Chia graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science (Summa Cum Laude) in Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as Masters of Electrical Engineering under the Defence Science and Technology Agency overseas scholarship.   He received his medical degree from the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School under the Shaw Foundation scholarship and was the class valedictorian. He was awarded the Seah Cheng Siang gold medal in internal medicine.

Dr Chia served as the chairman of the Singapore Medical Association (SMA) doctors in training committee and was a council member.  He is the founding and past president of the Duke-NUS medical alumni.


  • ​MMed Diagnostic Radiology (NUS)
  • FRCR (UK)
  • MD (Duke-NUS, Singapore)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships


  • ​Outstanding Faculty – RADSC ACP Education award, 2020 & 2018
  • Outstanding Faculty - Singhealth RISE award, 2019
  • Outstanding Alumni – Duke-NUS award, 2018
  • Outstanding Resident - Singhealth RISE award, 2015 & 2016
  • Inspiring resident educator - Singhealth RISE award, 2016
  • Class Valedictorian, 2011
  • Seah Cheng Siang Gold Medal in Medicine, 2011
  • Shaw Foundation Scholarship, 2007

Research Interests


  1. Anterior condylar confluence dural arteriovenous fistula: A rare cause of hoarseness
    GS Chia, WE Lim
    BMJ Case Reports, Mar 2017, bcr2016218585
  2. Microvascular invasion is a better predictor of tumour recurrence and overall survival following surgical resection for HCC compared to the Milan criteria
    KC Lim, JC Allen, GS Chia, MS Lim, PC Cheow, AY Chung, LL Ooi, SB Tan, PK Chow,
    Annals of Surgery, Jul 2010, 254(1):108-13

Research Trials