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Clin Asst Prof Tay Chee Kiang Melvin

Clin Asst Prof Tay Chee Kiang Melvin

MBBS (S’pore), MMed (Int Med), MRCP (Lond)

Senior Consultant

Singapore General Hospital

Specialty: Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Sub-specialties: Interventional Pulmonology, Intensive Care Medicine, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant & Director, Interventional Pulmonology Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Senior Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Clinical Teacher, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School


Dr Melvin Tay is currently a Senior Consultant at the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Singapore General Hospital (SGH). He also serves as Director of Interventional Pulmonology, which has a long and illustrious tradition at SGH.

Dr Tay received his medical degree from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2006, and won the Book Prize in Dermatology. He obtained his Masters of Medicine in Internal Medicine (MMed) from NUS, and Membership to the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), London in 2010. He completed his advanced specialist training in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine at National University Hospital, Singapore. Dr Tay obtained his specialist accreditations in Respiratory Medicine, followed by Intensive Care Medicine in 2013 and 2015 respectively. He joined Singapore General Hospital in April 2014.

After receiving the Health Manpower Development Program Award, Dr Tay underwent dual subspecialty training from 2015 to 2016 as an international fellow at Samsung Medical Center (SMC) - widely regarded as the leading hospital in Korea. At SMC, he trained in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) under Professor Cho Yang Hyun and Professor Suh Gee Young, and interventional pulmonology under Professor Kim Hojoong.

Dr Tay's biggest passion is in education. He is very active in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. His clinical research interests are in general critical care medicine, ECMO and interventional pulmonology.


  • 2010 Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), London
  • 2010 Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine), National University of Singapore
  • 2006 Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS), National University of Singapore

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Regional Member, Asian Pacific Interventional Pulmonology Alliance (APIPA)
  • Member, Singapore Thoracic Society
  • Member, World Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (WABIP)
  • Member, Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Singapore
  • Core Faculty, SingHealth Internal Medicine Residency


  • Senior Educator Award 2019, Medicine Academic Clinical Programme Education Awards (supported by Seah Cheng Siang Professorship in Medicine)
  • Singapore General Hospital Long Service Award 2017
  • Service with A Heart Award 2017
  • Residency in SingHealth Excels (RiSE) Outstanding Faculty Award 2017
  • Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Award 2015
  • Role Model Award, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine 2013
  • University Cluster Best Teacher Award 2012
  • Dermatological Society of Singapore Book Prize 2006

Research Interests


  • Goh KJ, Takano A, Koh MS, Tiew PY, Chong CS, Tay CK. A 53-Year-Old Man Presenting With Diplopia and Cavitary Lung Nodules. Chest. 2019 Apr;155(4):e107-e112.
  • Min JJ, Tay CK, Gil NS, Lee JH, Kim S, Kim CS, Yang JH, Jun TG. Ultrasound-guided vs. palpation-guided techniques for radial arterial catheterisation in infants: A randomised controlled trial. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2018 Nov 13. (Co-first author)
  • Tay CK, Cho YH, Park J, Yang JH, Chung CR, Sung K, Cho J, Kang D, Park H, Suh  GY. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in Korea - Trends and impact of hospital  volume on outcome: Analysis of national insurance data 2009-2014. J Crit Care. 2019 Feb;49:1-6.
  • Min JJ, Tay CK, Ryu DK, Wi W, Sung K, Lee YT, Cho YH, Lee JH. Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation in refractory intra-operative cardiac arrest: an observational study of 12-year outcomes in a single tertiary hospital. Anaesthesia. 2018 Dec;73(12):1515-1523.
  • Goh KJ, Koh MS, Tay CK. The Aftermath of Relieving an Upper Airway Obstruction. A Case of Postobstructive Pulmonary Edema. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Oct 15;198(8):e106-e108.
  • Tay CK, Cho YH. Re: Clinical Physiology and Venovenous Extracorporeal Life Support Management Are Inextricably Linked. ASAIO J. 2018 May 23.
  • Tay CK, Chua YC, Takano A, Min Chee MY, Lim WT, Lim C, Koh MS. Primary pulmonary lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma in Singapore. Ann Thorac Med. 2018 Jan-Mar;13(1):30-35.
  • Tay CK, Jeong BH, Kim H. Angulated Stents-A Novel Stent Improvisation to Manage Difficult Post-tuberculosis Bronchial Stenosis. ASAIO J. 2018 Jul/Aug;64(4):565-569.
  • Tay CK, Sung K, Cho YH. Clinical Pearls in Venovenous Extracorporeal Life Support for Adult Respiratory Failure. ASAIO J. 2018 Jan/Feb;64(1):1-9.
  • Tay CK, Yoo KH, Cho YH. Intraaortic Balloon Pulsation in Peripheral Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: More Is Not Always Better. Crit Care Med. 2016 Dec;44(12):e1251.
  • Tay CK, Koh MS, Takano A, Aubry MC, Sukov WR, Folpe AL. Primary angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma of the lung with mediastinal lymph node metastasis. Hum Pathol. 2016 Dec;58:134-137.
  • Tay CK, Ng YL. A breath from Houdini - A case of giant bullous emphysema. Respir Med Case Rep. 2014 Dec 18;14:30-3.
  • Phua J, Lim HF, Tay CK, Aung NW. Public awareness of sepsis and stroke in Singapore: a population-based survey. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2013 Jun;42(6):269-77
  • Jason Phua, Wang Jee Ngerng, Kay Choong See, Chee Kiang Tay, Timothy Kiong, Hui Fang Lim, Mei Ying Chew, Hwee Seng Yip, Adeline Tan, Haji Jamil Khalizah, Rolando Capistrano, Kang Hoe Lee, Amartya Mukhopadhyay. Characteristics and outcomes of culture-negative versus culture-positive severe sepsis Crit Care. 2013; 17(5): R202.

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