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Assoc Prof Charles Chuah

Assoc Prof Chuah Charles

MBChB, MMed(Int Med), MD(London), FRCP(Edin)

Senior Consultant

Singapore General Hospital

Specialty: Haematology

Sub-specialties: Myeloproliferative Neoplasm, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL), Aplastic Anaemia, Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML), Deep Vein Thrombosis, Deep Vein Thrombosis, essential thrombocythemia, Multiple Myeloma, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Myelofibrosis, Polycythemia Vera, Thalassaemia.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Blood Cancer Centre
  • Senior Consultant Haematology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital

Profile

Dr Charles Chuah is currently a Senior Consultant at the Department of Haematology, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), Associate Professor at the Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Program, Duke-NUS Medical School and Clinical Senior Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He holds administrative appointments as Vice Chair Research, SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Clinical Program for Medicine; Director, Research, SingHealth Duke-NUS Blood Cancer Centre; and Lead, Molecular Laboratory and Myeloproliferative Disorders/Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Service, Department of Haematology, SGH.

Dr Chuah has a strong and active interest in clinical and translational research in chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) and targeted therapy for blood cancer. His research interests include mechanisms of resistance and targeted therapy in CML. In the past eleven years, he has been awarded four national grants and five institutional grants with a total funding of S$2.8 million. He was also awarded the National Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist Award in 2007 and 2010. Dr Chuah is a principal investigator in more than twenty multi-centre clinical trials.

Dr Chuah has authored or co-authored over 60 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Nature, Nature Medicine, Nature Genetics, New England Journal of Medicine, Cancer Cell, PNAS, Blood, Leukemia and Journal of Clinical Oncology. He was a member of the Scientific Review Panel of the NMRC from 2007 to 2018. He was the Co-chair for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (Asia) Consensus Statement Panel for CML in 2008.

Education

  • ​Doctor of Medicine, University of London, UK 2006
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians, MRCP UK 1999 
  • Master of Medicine, MMED National University of Singapore 1999
  • Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery, MBBS University of Aberdeen 1994

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Associate Professor at the Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Program, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Director, Office of Translational Medicine Oversight, SGH 
  • Vice-Chair Research, SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Clinical Program for Medicine
  • Director, Research, SingHealth Duke-NUS Blood Cancer Centre
  • Lead, Molecular Laboratory and Myeloproliferative Disorders/Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Service, Department of Haematology, SGH

Awards

  • Best oral free paper (Division of Medicine) at the 13th Singapore General Hospital Annual Scientific Meeting, 2002
  • Travel award for the 45th American Society of Haematology Annual Meeting, 2003
  • Singapore Medical Journal Reviewer Recognition Award, 2006
  • NMRC Clinician Scientist Investigator Award, 2006
  • Best oral paper (Clinical) – 3rd prize at the 16th Singapore General Hospital Annual Scientific Meeting, 2007

Research Interests

  • ​Chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • Targeted therapy for blood cancer

Publications

Research Trials