Dr LIEW BOON WAH MATTHEW

MBBS, MRCP (UK), M.Med (Int Med), FAMS
Cardiologist, Interventional Cardiologist
Email: drliew.matthew@ahvc.com.sg

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Areas of Specialty and Focus:

  • Specialise in evaluation and management of coronary artery disease using both invasive and non-invasive techniques
  • Experienced in performing coronary artery intervention procedures for treatment and assessment of complex coronary artery diseases as well as skilled in interpretation of intravascular imaging techniques
  • Special interest in management of acute coronary artery disease as well as in primary and secondary prevention of ischaemic heart disease

Dr Liew graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2003. He obtained his postgraduate qualifications in Internal Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP (United Kingdom)) and the National University of Singapore (Masters in Medicine, Internal Medicine) in 2008. He went on to his general cardiology training in Singapore under the Advanced Specialty Training and obtained his specialist qualification as a cardiologist in 2012. After his fellowship training in Interventional Cardiology at Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan) in 2015, he returned as a Consultant cardiologist at Changi General Hospital, Singapore.

During his time in Changi General Hospital, he was the Director of the Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) program where he helmed the program which oversaw the planning, execution and coordination of a multi-disciplinary care for AMI patients. The AMI program was one of the 2 cardiology programs that received the JCI accreditation for condition specific clinical care pathways in Singapore. He was also appointed the Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation program where he oversaw the revamp of the program resulting in significantly higher participation rates for post-AMI patients.

Dr Liew was appointed the Chief, Department of Cardiology, Changi General Hospital from January 2019 – 31 October 2023. During his years as the head of department, he had overseen the expansion of services such as the post-AMI clinic as well as the pulmonary hypertension and a dedicated Atrial Fibrillation clinic. Dr Liew was the clinical lead for the MOH Value Care program for AMI. He was also a member of the Residency Advisory Committee, Ministry of Health Singapore which oversees and ensures the high standards of the cardiology specialist training in Singapore. Dr Liew was also actively involved as a member on the board of clinical privileging and credentialing in Changi General Hospital.

On the education front, Dr Liew was an adjunct Assistant Professor with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, the DUKE-NUS School of Medicine as well as an adjunct clinical tutor with the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. He was the Associate Program Director of the Singhealth Senior Residency (Cardiology) in 2013 and a core faculty from 2014 – 2018. He strongly believes in the importance of providing learning opportunities for future clinicians.

Dr Liew is currently a fellow with the Academy of Medicine (Singapore), the American College of Cardiology as well as the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh).

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