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Dr. Steven Kum

Doctor Kum Wei Cheong, Steven

MD, Consultant Surgeon, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery MBBS (S'pore), M.Med (Surg), FRCS (Edin), FAMS, Certified Wound Specialist Physician®

Dr Kum received his medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2000 and subsequently embarked on his surgical training with the Royal College of Surgeons, obtaining his Master of Medicine and Fellowship in 2007.

In 2009, he completed his Postgraduate Fellowship in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney as well as at the Department of Angiology, Heart Centre Leipzig. In 2012, he completed a second Fellowship on Advanced Techniques in Diabetic Limb Salvage and Wound Care Techniques in Universita Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan.

Since 2015, Dr Kum has been the Director of Vascular Surgery at Department of Surgery, Changi General Hospital Singapore and he was subsequently appointed as a Visiting Consultant in 2019. He currently maintains his practice at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore.

Dr Kum is a Clinical lecturer in both Yong Loo Lin and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Singapore and is a Faculty member for General Surgical Residents for Singhealth. He regularly proctors physicians in Endovascular procedures in Europe and Asia. He is regularly invited to several regional and international meetings and is part of the organizing committee of LINC and VERVE.   

Dr Kum has a keen interest in clinical research revolving around Diabetic Limb Salvage. He is proficient in Percutaneous Deep Arterialization for no-option Critical Limb Ischemia for which he has authored or co-authored numerous papers. He is the PI or co-PI for several industry or physician led studies.He is also a keen innovator who is currently working on several disruptive technologies.

Certification and Licensure


  • Eastern Health Alliance Caring Award (Silver) 2017
  • Quarterly Best Service Award, CGH Quality Improvement Forum 2013
  • Gold Service Award, CGH Quality Convention 2013
  • Eastern Health Alliance Caring Award (Gold) 2013
  • Quarterly Best Service Award, Changi General Hospital 2013
  • Service Quality Award (Gold), Changi General Hospital 2012
  • Quality Service Award (Gold), Singapore Health 2012
  • Service Quality Award (Gold), Changi General Hospital 2011
  • Service Quality Award (Gold), Changi General Hospital 2010
  • Service Quality Award, Changi General Hospital 2005

Dr Tan Yih Kai

Doctor Tan Yih Kai

Consultant Surgeon, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery MBBS (Aust), FRCSEd, FRCS (General Surgery), CCT (UK), FAMS, Certified Wound Specialist Physician®

Doctor Tan Yih Kai obtained his medical degree from the University of Queensland, Australia in 1994. Between 1996 and 2006, he pursued his surgical training in the United Kingdom, completing Higher Surgical Training in General Surgery with special interest in Vascular Surgery.

Following this, Doctor Tan Yih Kai returned to Australia to advance his skills in Endovascular procedures in Royal Adelaide and Repatriation Hospital. During this time, he also gained extensive experience in open vascular procedures such as abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, bypass surgery and carotid surgery.

Doctor Tan Yih Kai has published extensively, including book chapters and engages in active research in the field of wound healing. He has given numerous talks and workshops to both public audiences and fellow health care providers. He is a core faculty member for the Singhealth Residency Program for General Surgery and is a medical advisor for Mercy Community Care, a non-profit organization. He has special interest in venous diseases, diabetic limb salvage and wound care including stem cell therapy for healing of diabetic foot wounds.

Doctor Tan Yih Kai was also the clinician spearheading wound care services at Changi General Hospital, promoting and ensuring delivery of evidence-based and effective wound management. In addition to his demanding clincal workload, Doctor Tan is also involved in teaching and has been appointed core faculty for General Surgical Residency Program at CGH.


Jessie Phua

Jessie Phua

BSc (Podiatry) Aust, Senior Podiatrist

Jessie graduated with Bachelor of Science (Podiatry) from Curtin University, Western Australia and has over 10 years experience leading a Podiatry Team. She has strong clinical background in diabetic foot and sport podiatry. Her area of interest is in biomechanics of the diabetes foot and sports injuries.

In 2007, she attended a post-graduation Fellowship at CLEAR (Centre for Lower Extremity Ambulatory Research) at the Dr William M Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, USA where she gained valuable insights and knowledge in limb salvage and functional biomechanics. She has also recently returned from a stint at Diabetes Foot Centre (Instituto Clinico Citta Studi Milano) in Italy during which she gained exposure on Novel Wound Care Techniques and Biomechanics of the diabetic foot.

Jessie avidly contributes to publications including “Run for Your Life” in 2009 and has also volunteered much time to promoting public awareness and education in the area of the Diabetic Foot and Sport Podiatry. She has been a Podiatry consultant for the Diabetes Society of Singapore since 2008 and is a member of the Podiatry Association of Singapore and the National Diabetes Foot Workgroup.



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