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Clin Assoc Prof Chong Shu-Ling

Clin Assoc Prof Chong Shu-Ling


Senior Staff Physician

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Staff Physician Children's Emergency KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital


Dr Chong Shu-Ling is a Clinician Investigator interested in clinical prediction rules in the paediatric Emergency Department, and trauma research (specifically traumatic brain injury).


  • MBBS 2005
  • MRCPCH (UK) 2009
  • Master of Clinical Investigation, MCI (Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore) 2016
  • Master of Public Health, MPH (Harvard Chan School of Public Health) 2017

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Senior Staff Physician, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital 2018 – Present
  • Executive Committee, Research, Emergency Medicine Education and Research by Global Experts (EMERGE), 2019 – Present
  • Pediatric Acute & Critical Care Medicine Asian Network (PACCMAN) – Member, Principal Investigator for Traumatic Brain Injury, 2018 – Present


  • Rapid Triage for Serious Infections in Infants Younger than 3 Months using A Novel Heart Rate Variability Tool, NMRC-IRG-NIG, 2019
  • Does 3% hypertonic saline decrease mortality and improve long-term neurological outcomes among children with traumatic brain injury? SingHealth Foundation Transition Project Award, 2018

Research Interests

  • Clinical Prediction Rules in the Paediatric Emergency Department
  • Traumatic Brain Injury in Children


  • Traumatic Brain Injury Outcomes in 10 Asian Pediatric ICUs: A Pediatric Acute and Critical Care Medicine Asian Network Retrospective Study. ¬Chong SL, Dang H, Ming M, Mahmood M, Zheng CQS, Gan CS, Lee OPE, Ji J, Chan LCN, Ong JSM, Kurosawa H, Lee JH; Pediatric Acute & Critical Care Medicine Asian Network (PACCMAN). Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2020 doi:10.1097/PCC.0000000000002575. Online ahead of print
  • Timing of tracheal intubation on mortality and duration of mechanical ventilation in critically ill children: A propensity score analysis. Chong SL, Dang TK, Loh TF, Mok YH, Bin Mohamed Atan MS, Montanex E, Lee JH, Feng M. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020 Aug 14. Online ahead of print
  • Analysis of emergency department prediction tools in evaluating febrile young infants at risk for serious infections. SHW Yao, Ong YKG, I Maconochie, KP Lee, Chong SL. Emerg Med J 2019. doi:10.1136/emerned-2018-208210
  • Global resuscitation alliance consensus recommendations for developing emergency care systems: Reducing perinatal mortality. Chong SL, Laerdal T, Cordero J, Khursheed M, Haedar A, cai W, Nadarajan GD, Ho AFW, Pek PP< Chan SKT, Ong MEH. Resuscitation 2018; 133:71-74
  • Epidemiology of Pedestrian-Motor Vehicle Fatalities and Injuries, 2006-2015. Chong SL, Chiang LW, Allen JC Jr, Fleegler EW, Lee LK. Am J Prev Med. 2018 Jul;55(1):98-105. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2018.04.005.
  • Pediatric Preparedness of the Emergency Departments. Ang PH, Chong SL, Ong YG, Pek JH. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2020 Oct 8 doi:10.1097/PEC.0000000000002257. Online ahead of print
  • Assessment of the Understanding of Concussion and Care Protocols Amongst Student Athletes and Coaches: A Qualitative Study. Subramaniam A, Tan RMR, Chan D, Ng ZM, Dong CY, Feng JXY, Chong SL. Front Pediatr. 2020 Sep 24;8:526986
  • Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis of long-term neurocognitive outcomes in paediatric traumatic brain injury. Looi DSH, Goh SSM, Goh JL, Sultana R, Lee JH, Chong SL BMJ Open 2020;10:e035513 
  • Neurocognitive impairment after neonatal sepsis: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis Pek JH, Yap BJ, Gan MY, Seethor STT, Greenberg R, Hornik CPV, Tan B, Lee JH, Chong SL BMJ Open 1010;`0:e038816
  • Dynamic adaptation to COVID-19 in a Singapore paediatric emergency department. Tan RMR, Ong GY, Chong SL, Ganapathy S, Tyebally A, Lee KP. Emerg Med J. 2020;37(5);252-254
  • Early coagulopathy in children with isolated blunt head injury is associated with mortality and poor neurological outcomes. James V, Chong SL, Shetty SS, Ong GY. [published online ahead of print, 2020 Mar 6] J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2020;1-7
  • Long term outcomes in children with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury: a single-centre retrospective study. Hwang SY, Ong JW, Ng ZM, Foo CY, Chua SZ, D Sri, Lee JH and Chong SL. Brain Inj 2019. doi: 10.1080/02699052.2019.1641625
  • Evaluation of the criteria for trauma activation in the paediatric emergency department Pek JH, Ong YKG, Quek ECS, Feng XYJ, JA Carson, Chong SL. Emerg Med J 2019;0:1-6. doi:10.1136/emermed-2018-207857
  • Parental knowledge and beliefs on the use of child car restraints in Singapore: a qualitative study RMR Tan, CY Dong, Shen QY, Feng XYJ, R Piragasam, A Tyebally, Chong SL. Singapore Med J 2019.1-19.
  • Global resuscitation alliance utstein recommendations for developing emergency care systems to improve cardiac arrest survival. Nadarajan GD, Tiah L, Ho AFW, Azazh A, Castren MK, Chong SL, El Sayed MJ, Hara T, Leong BS, Lippert FK, Ma MHM, Ng YY, Ohn HM, Overton J, Pek PP, Perret S, Wallis LA, Wong KD, Ong MEH Resuscitation 2018;132: 85-89
  • Nasal high-mobility group box 1 and caspase in bronchiolitis. Chong SL, Lai OF, Castillo L, Yeo JG, Nadkarni N, Teoh OH, Lee JH. Pediatr Pulmonol 2018;53:1627 – 1632
  • Risk of Serious Infections Associated with Biologic Agents in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses. Aeschlimann FA, Chong SL, Lyons TW, Beinvogl BC, Goez-Mogolion LM, Tan S, Laxer RM. J Pediatr 2018;204:162 – 171
  • A novel heart rate variability based risk prediction model for septic patients presenting to the emergency department. Samsudin MI, Liu N, Prabhakar SM, Chong SL, Kit Lye W, Koh ZX, Guo D, Rajesh R, Ho AFW, Ong MEH. Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jun;97(23):e10866.
  • A retrospective review of vital signs and clinical outcomes of febrile infants younger than 3 months old presenting to the emergency department. Chong SL, Ong GY, Chin WYW, Chua JM, Nair P, Ong ASZ, Ng KC, Maconochie I. PLoS One. 2018 Jan 5;13(1):e0190649. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0190649.

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