Dr. Jim Teo Yeow Kwan

Specialist: Respiratory Physician And Intensivist
MBBS, M.Med(Internal Medicine), MRCP(UK), FAMS(Respiratory Medicine), FRCP(Glasg), FRCP(Edin), EDIC, FCCP(USA)

Dr Teo graduated from the National University of Singapore, completed his training in internal medicine and obtained M.Med (Internal Medicine) and his MRCP (UK). He then proceeded to further trained in respiratory medicine & intensive care medicine in Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH).
Dr Teo furthered his advanced training in intensive care medicine as a fellow at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Australia under Professor Peter Vernon van Heerden, president of the College of Intensive Care Medicine. Currently, he is a member of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and has obtained his European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine (EDIC). Prior to entering private practice, Dr Teo was a consultant in the Department of Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He managed patients in the medical intensive care unit (MICU), including critically ill cases from the H1N1 outbreak and patients from Johns Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre. He also initiated the first bedside percutaneous tracheostomy in the MICU. He provided care for critically ill patients on non-invasive ventilation in the Non-invasive Unit of the hospital. Dr Teo also managed tuberculosis patients in the TB Control Unit.
Dr Teo’s clinical skills and interests are in the areas of Respiratory medicine, Intensive care medicine and Internal medicine, and with special interests in Obstructive Airway Disease (asthma, COPD) and Invasive Mechanical Ventilation.
Dr Teo is experienced in the clinical management of patients with lung tumours, pneumonia, asthma, chronic cough, interstitial lung disease, sleep disorders and non-invasive ventilation and has published papers in local and international peer-reviewed journals. He has also presented papers at local and international conferences.
For his achievements in the public sector, Dr Teo was awarded the Courage Star Award in 2003 for his contribution during the SARS outbreak. Dr Teo is an intensive care medicine trainer appointed by the Specialist Training Committee in Singapore. He was an instructor for intensive care medicine courses in various public hospitals and a clinical teacher with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. Dr Teo is currently an instructor for courses such as Basic Cardiac Life Support Course, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course and Fundamental Critical Care Support Course. Dr Teo continues to teach and educate young doctors and nurses and currently chairs several medical advisory boards for critical care, theatre committee and intensive care committees.
He is also a visiting senior consultant to JurongHealth, providing specialised respiratory services to Alexandra Hospital and Ng Teng Fong Hospital. He is also the ICU adviser to Mount Alvernia Hospital and ICU director to Concord Cancer Hospital.
Dr Teo speaks English, Mandarin, Bahasa, Hokkien, Cantonese, Teochew.

Professional Appointments & Committee Memberships

Fellow, Academy of Medicine – Chapter of Respiratory Physicians
Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
Member, European Respiratory Society
Member, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine
Fellow, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (Australia)
Consultant, Respiratory & Intensive Care Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Clinical Teacher, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Accredited hospitals:

Courage Star Award (2003)-contribution during SARS outbreak in Singapore
TTSH Excellent Service Award (2006)
TTSH 10 Year Long Service Award (2009

Accredited hospitals:

Gleneagles Hospital
Parkway East Hospital
Farrer Park Hospital
Mt Alvernia Hospital (ICU advisor)
Concord Cancer Hospital (ICU Director)
Alexandra Hospital – Specialised Respiratory Services
Ng Teng Fong Hospital – Specialised Respiratory Services