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Adj Assoc Prof Choong Chew Thye

Choong Chew Thye

Adj Assoc Prof Choong Chew Thye

MBBS, MMed (Paeds), FAMS

Senior Consultant

Specialty: Paediatric Neurology

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Neurology Service KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital

Profile

A/Prof Choong Chew Thye is a Senior Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at the KK Women's and Children's Hospital and an adjunct Associate Professor of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, the Duke-NUS Graduate School of Medicine and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.

She obtained her MBBS MMed Paediatrics from the National University of Singapore, following which she completed a one year fellowship in Child Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA and the Hammersmith Hospital United Kingdom (Health & Manpower Development Plan Award). She is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine & the College of Paediatrics & Child Health Singapore.

A/Prof Choong has more than 20 years of specialist experience and teaching. She manages children with cerebral palsy, epilepsy, migraine and neuro-genetic diseases. In collaboration with the Rehabilitation Department, Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Services, she established two clinical programs: the multidisciplinary Spasticity Combined Neurology SCNR Clinics and the Botox Program to optimize management of children with spasticity & cerebral palsy.

Grateful for the opportunities to help our young patients, A/Prof Choong CT believes in a continuing journey of wellness, learning, sharing and personal development.

Education

  • MBBS Singapore 1973
  • MMed Paediatric Medicine 1977
  • Fellow of Academy of Medicine & College of Paediatricians Singapore 1982
  • HMDP Fellowship Paediatric Neurology (Massachusetts USA, Hammersmith UK) 1985

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

Academic Appointments:
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Clinician Faculty, Paediatric Residency
Professional Appointments:
  • Chairperson JCI Patients Record Review Committee 2005 - 2018
  • Chairperson JCI Management of Information Committee 2013 - 2017
  • Chairperson Continuing Medical Education: Paediatric Grand Rounds Monthly Invited Speakers
  • MOH Committee Enhanced Acute Flaccid Paralysis AFP Surveillance 1997 - date
  • KKH Sedation Committee 2007 - 2018
Committee memberships:
  • Singapore Medical Association
  • Fellow Academy of Medicine Singapore College of Paediatrics & Child Health
  • Asian Oceanian Child Neurology Association
  • International Child Neurology Association
  • Singapore Paediatric Society

Awards

  • 2017 Singapore Health Quality Service Award
  • 2014 National Council Social Services NCSS Long Service Award
  • 2009 National Day Long Service Award
  • 2009 BEST PROJECT SingHealth Clinical Practice Improvement Programme
  • 2009 KKH CPIP/PIP Most Innovative Project
  • 2008 Hospitals Management Asia Most Outstanding Project
  • 2008 Merit Award MOH Clinical Quality Improvement Poster Competition
  • 2008 KKH Long Service Award
  • 2008 MOH Long Service Award
  • 2006 Excellent Service Award STAR

Research Interests

Publications

  • Cerebrospinal Fluid White cell Count: Discriminatory or Otherwise for Enteroviral meningitis in Infants and young Children?
    Natalie WH Tan, Elis Yuaxian Lee, Gloria MC KHOO, Nancy WS TEE, Subrananian Krishnamoorthy, Chew Thye CHOONG
    Jou NeuroVirology (2016) 22:213–217 DOI 10.1007/s13365-015-0387-2
  • A 15-year retrospective analysis of prognostic factors in childhood bacterial meningitis
    Justin LY Wee, RR Tanugroho, KC Thoon, CY Chong, CT Choong, Krishnamoorthy SS, Maiwald Matthias, Tee NWS, Tan NWH
    Acta Paediatr. 2016 Jan; 105(1):e22-9. doi: 10.1111/apa.13228..
  • Ketamine-Based Procedural Sedation and Analgesia for Botulinum Toxin A Injections in Children with Cerebral Palsy
    Cristelle CHOW, Chew Thye CHOONG
    Eur Jou Ped Neurology 2016
  • Cerebral Palsy Book Chapter
    Cristelle CHOW, Chew Thye CHOONG
    Baby Bear Book A Practical Guide on Paediatrics 3rd edition 2016
  • Rapid-onset Obesity with Hypothalamic Dysfunction, Hypoventilation, an dAutonomic Dysregulation ( ROHHAD ) syndrome may have a hypothalamus-periaqueductal gray localization
    Chow C, Fortier MV, Das L, Menon AP, Vasanwala R, Lam JCM, Ng ZM, Ling SR, Chan DWS, Choong CT, Liew WKM, Thomas T.
    Pediatric Neurology 52 (2015) 521-525

Research Trials

2010 – 2018
  • CIRB Ref: 2015/2159E
    Protocol Title: Paediatric Autoimmune Epilepsy, Demyelination & Encephalitis Study (PAEDES)
    PI Name: A/Prof Chan Wei Shih Derrick
    Collaborators: T Thomas, S Ling, CT Choong, W Liew

  • CIRB 2010/092/E
    Protocol Title: The Epidemiology of Paediatric Stroke in relation to its clinical outcome and management
    PI Name: Dr CT Choong
    Collaborators: Toh T, T Thomas

  • CIRB 2010/092/E
    Protocol Title: Mutation Analysis of MECP2 and related genes in children with Rett Syndrome
    PI Name: Dr CT Choong
    Collaborators: A Lai, ES Tan, I Ng, HY Chew, EC Tan, E Goh, SS Jamuar

  • CIRB 2011/810/E
    Protocol Title: The impact of viral meningitis on hearing children
    PI Name: Dr CT Choong
    Collaborators: Tan NWH, Ho EWS
    Publication: Hearing outcome in children after non-polio entroviral meningitis CT Choong, Tan NWH, HO EWS, Krishnamoorthy SS, Lazaroo D, Tan HKK
    Abstracts/Journal of the neurological sciences 333 (2013) e715-716

  • 2013 – 2015: Childhood Community Acquired Bacterial Meningitis in Singapore
    PI Name: Justin LY Wee
    Collaborators: NWH Tan, CY Chong, CT Choong, KC Thoon, NWS Tan, Krishnamoorthy SS, Maiwald Matthias, RR Tanugroho
    Publication: A 15-year retrospective analysis of prognostic factors in childhood bacterial meningitis
    Justin LY Wee, RR Tanugroho, KC Thoon, CY Chong, CT Choong, Krishnamoorthy SS, Maiwald Matthias, Tee NWS, Tan NWH
    Acta Paediatrics Sep 2015, DOI: 10.11 11/apa 13228

  • 2013-2015: CIRB Experience with Ketamine and Midazolam Procedural Sedation in Children with Cerebral Palsy
    PI Name: Cristelle Chow, CT Choong
    Publication: Ketamine-Based Procedural Sedation and Analgesia for Botulinum Toxin A injections in Children with Cerebral Palsy
    Chow C, CT Choong
    Eur Jou Ped Neurology 2016

  • 2007/2008: Neurological Presentations of Conversion disorders in a group of Singapore children
    PI Name: Teo Wan Yee
    Collaborators: CT Choong, KH Ng
    Publication: Neurological presentations of conversion disorders in a group of Singapore Children
    Teo WY, CT Choong, Ng KH, Pediatrics International, 50(4) Aug 2008: 533-536

  • 2002-2005: DD017/2002 SingHealth Cluster Research Grant Database for seizure Disorders in Children
    PI Name: HK Phuah
    Collaborators: CT Choong, KW Lim, D Chan J Wong

  • 2000-2002: Multicentric Collaborative Study Autoantibodies to Gangliosides, Glycosaminoglycans and Galacocerebrosides in the Guillain Barre Syndrome
    PI Name: Yee Woon Chee
    Collaborators: CT Choong, CB Tan, KH Ho, YL Lo, P Ratnagopal, B Ong

  • 2001-2005: NHG Research Grant A National Registry of Neuromuscular Disorders
    PI Name: Dr Yee Woon Chee
    Collaborators: CT Choong, B Ong, YL Lo, P Ratnagopal, HT Ong, T Umapathi

  • 2001 NMRC/0323/1998 Rapid detection of Herpes simplex DNA in cerebrospinal fluid in patients with acute Encephalitis
    PI Name: Helen ML Oh
    Collaborators: CT Choong, P Ratnagopal, VN Ramani, B Ong, LM Daniel