Senior Consultant ENT Surgeon

Dr Chin Chao-Wu David

Dr David Chin is a consultant Head & Neck surgeon with subspecialty focus in rhinology, endoscopic sinus surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery.

Comprehensive Services

Providing the highest standard of ENT care in Singapore and the region.

Accredited Specialists

Senior ENT surgeons with internationally-recognised fellowship training.

Convenient Locations

4 Clinics conveniently located in Orchard, Napier Road, Thomson, and Joo Chiat.

Dr Chin Chao-Wu David

Senior Consultant Ear Nose Throat Surgeon

Dr David Chin is a consultant Head & Neck surgeon with subspecialty focus in rhinology, endoscopic sinus surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery.

Academic Achievements & Affiliations

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Sydney)
  • Member, Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
  • Member, Royal College of Surgeons (Ireland)
  • Master of Medicine (Otorhinolaryngology), Singapore
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Member, American Rhinologic Society
  • Member, European Rhinologic Society
  • Member, Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Member, Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Singapore
  • Executive Board Member, Asian Research Symposium in Rhinology (ARSR)

Dr David Chin is a consultant Head & Neck surgeon with subspecialty focus in rhinology, endoscopic sinus surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery.

Dr Chin focuses his practice on the health of the nose and sinuses in both adult and paediatric patients. He has extensive in experience in advanced functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), endoscopic skull base surgery (ESBS), endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) and endoscopic orbital surgery. Additionally, he has a keen interest in surgery for the nasal airway including functional septo rhinoplasty and the optimisation of the nasal breathing for patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).

After completing ENT specialist training in Singapore in 2011, Dr. Chin proceeded with post-specialist training with the Sydney Clinical Rhinology Fellowship, the only rhinology fellowship programme outside North America accredited by the American Rhinologic Society. Subsequently, he served as ENT consultant at Changi General Hospital, where he initiated and headed the Rhinology Service from 2014 to 2016.

During the one-year subspecialty fellowship, Dr. Chin was privileged to work under the mentorship of Professor Richard Harvey, Professor Raymond Sacks, and Dr. George Marcells. It is there that he honed his acumen for helping patients with complex nose and sinus disease, in particular those with nasal polyps, nasal tumours, and those requiring revision sinus surgery.

As part of his contribution to public service, Dr Chin’s appointments, past and present, include visiting consultant positions at Changi General Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, SAF Military Medicine Institute, Assisi Hospice and HealthServe. In addition, he has participated in ENT outreach programmes in Cambodia and Thailand.

Dr Chin aspires to provide each patient comprehensive and holistic care based on best medical practice and their individual needs and concerns. He believes strongly that every patient should be equipped with the right knowledge so they can make informed decisions and be effective partners in their own health and well-being.

Publications

Peer - Reviewed Journals

Who We Are

ASCENT Ear Nose Throat Specialist Group

Formed in 2008, the ASCENT Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist Group was the first ENT group in Singapore. The vision of its founding members, Dr Elliot Eng, Dr Leong Jern-Lin, and Dr Ignatius Mark, was to build an ENT group that would provide the highest standard of ENT care in Singapore and the region.

Today, ASCENT ENT is served by 6 doctors covering the main subspecialties in ENT – Otology, Rhinology, Laryngology, Sleep Medicine & Surgery, Facial Plastic and Paediatric ENT. Each of our doctors has undergone internationally-recognised fellowship training in their respective fields after completing ENT specialist training in Singapore.

Working together, we strive to provide excellence in general and subspecialty ENT Care.
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Insurance & Medisave Partners

Certain ENT procedures are claimable under Medisave, and the exact amount would depend on the procedure. For more information, please speak to our friendly clinic staff about using your insurance plan, Integrated Shield Plan, or Medisave.

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