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Clin Asst Prof Sewa Duu Wen

Clin Asst Prof Sewa Duu Wen


Head & Senior Consultant

Singapore General Hospital

Specialty: Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Sub-specialties: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), Lung Transplantation, Intensive Care Medicine, Pulmonary Vascular Disease

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Pulmonary Hypertension.

Clinical Appointments

  • Head & Senior Consultant Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Director (Clinical Services) SingHealth Duke-NUS Lung Centre
  • Senior Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Transplant Centre


​Dr Sewa Duu Wen obtained his medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2003. He completed his specialty training in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, as well as Intensive Care Medicine in 2012 and 2014 respectively.
Dr Sewa’s areas of interest include advanced respiratory care, tracheostomy care, critical care, pulmonary hypertension and lung transplantation. In 2013 and 2015, he was twice awarded the Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) Award for training in intensive care medicine and lung transplantation at University Health Network, Toronto, Canada, and then at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK for training in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.
In addition to clinical services, Dr Sewa is passionate in medical education and is actively involved in teaching medical students, doctors and nurses. He was awarded the RISE award for outstanding faculty. He is the clinical coordinator for critical care medicine in Duke-NUS Medical School as well as the programme director for the Fundamentals of Critical Care Support course in Singapore.


  • ​2014     Specialist Accreditation in Intensive Care Medicine
  • 2012     Specialist Accreditation in  Respiratory Medicine
  • 2009     Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), Glasgow
  • 2003     Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), National University of Singapore

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Clinical Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
  • Visiting Consultant (Lung Transplant), National Heart Centre
  • Co-director, Intensive Care Medicine, Sengkang General Hospital
  • Programme director, Fundamental of Critical Care Support, Singapore


  • ​SingHealth Health Quality Service Award (Star) 2017
  • SingHealth Health Quality Service Award (Gold) 2017
  • Residency in SingHealth Excels (RiSE) Outstanding Faculty Award 2017
  • Health Manpower Development (HMDP) Award - Team Based: Pulmonary Endarterectomy for CTEPH 2017
  • SingHealth Health Quality Service Award (Silver) 2015
  • Service with A Heart Award 2012
  • Health Manpower Development (HMDP) Award – Critical Care Medicine and Lung Transplantation 2012

Research Interests


  1. ​Look XQ, Li HH, PhD, Ng MW, Lim TS, Sohil P, Tan BK, Sewa DW, Nur SBA, Pek PP, Ong EH. Randomized controlled trial of internal and external targeted temperature management methods in post- cardiac arrest patients Am J Emerg Med.  2018; 36(1):66-72
  2. Leong B, Chan E, Ho B, Yeo C, Lew S, Sewa DW, Lim SL, Lee CW, Chia PL, Lim E, Lee EK, Ong EH. Therapeutic Temperature Management (TTM): Post Resuscitation for Adult Cardiac Arrest. Singapore Med J 2017; 58(7): 408-410
  3. George N, Ong HK, Chuen TH, Pulido RS, Sewa DW. Evaluation of a pilot programme on diagnostic thoracic ultrasound curriculum for novice acute care respiratory physiotherapists. AJUM 10.1002/ajum.12059 
  4. Duu Wen, Sewa, Devanand Anantham. Overcoming Ethical Challenges of Bedside Medical Education. Annals Acad of Medicine. January 2017, Vol. 46 No. 1
  5. Koh WJ, Wee CP, Sewa DW, Wong TH. A case of Adult Submersion Injury with Clinical and Radiological Evidence of Severe Brain and Lung injury and subsequent complete clinical recovery. SMJ 2016; 57(12): 701-702 doi: 10.11622/smedj.2016182
  6. Sewa DW, Ong TH. Pulmonary Function Test: Spirometry.Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare Vol 23 No.1 2014. Published March 2014

Research Trials