MBBS, MRCP (UK)
Heart Failure Intensivist
Areas of Specialty and Focus:
- Specialised in heart failure and management of patients with mechanical hearts, valvular heart diseases.
- Trained in cardiac imaging including echocardiography and nuclear cardiology techniques (heart perfusion imaging tests or cardiac nuclear stress scans).
- Experienced in managing complex heart failure patients and women at risk of heart disease including heart disease in pregnancy.
Dr Chan Wan Xian graduated with Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 2001 from the National University of Singapore and was admitted as Member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom in 2006. She went on to complete her Advanced Specialist Training in Cardiology at the National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS), in 2009.
Dr Chan was awarded scholarship to pursue her subspecialisation training in Advanced Heart failure and cardiac transplantation at the Toronto University Health Network in Canada. During her fellowship in Toronto, she also received training in Cardiomyopathies and Cardiac Imaging (including Nuclear Cardiology imaging and Echocardiography). Subsequently, she was awarded team scholarship and pursued further training in in Women’s Heart Health services at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA and the Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Canada.
Dr Chan was formerly Senior Consultant and Co-Director of the Women’s Heart Health service at the National University Heart Centre, Singapore. She currently is Assistant Professor of the Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.
During her term at the NUHCS, she led the transitional and home care services for complex heart failure patients. She was awarded the Outstanding Collaborating Physician Award in 2016 at the National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore. The initiative also won Merit award in the Quality Improvement project (Carehub pilot project in cardiac patients) in 2016 at NUH.
Her main clinical expertise are heart failure and mechanical heart support, cardiomyopathies, valvular heart disease and cardiac imaging including echocardiography and nuclear cardiology techniques.