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.

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 with 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.

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).

Dr Chin is actively involved in academia. He has been awarded the prestigious Yahya Cohen Memorial Lectureship by the College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 2013 for research in an advanced technique in frontal sinus surgery. He is well-published with scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals and textbook chapters. He also serves as a reviewer for the American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy, the Australian Journal of Otolaryngology and the Singapore Medical Journal.

Dr Chin continues to contribute towards postgraduate training locally and internationally. He is a member of the Board of Examiners and the Standard Setting Committee for ENT postgraduate specialist training in Singapore. He is also director of the annual Singapore Allergy & Rhinology Course FESS Course. He has frequently been invited as faculty for numerous rhinology and FESS conference and courses in the region spanning Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and China.

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.

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