Scientific Programme


Adj A/Prof Chong Yew Lam
Divisional Chairman of Surgery,
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Dr Chong Yew Lam is a Senior Consultant of the Department of Urology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Concurrently he is the Chairman of the Division of Surgery and holds Adjunct Associate Professorship at the NTU-Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Professorship at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He serves as an International Editorial Member of the Canadian Journal of Urology.

As a member of the Tan Tock Seng Hospital senior management team, his additional responsibilities include Clinical Director of JOINT (Joint Oncology Innovations Taskforce) and Director of the NHG-JHSI (National Healthcare Group – Johns Hopkins Singapore Institute).

Dr Chong completed his undergraduate medical training at the National University of Singapore in 1995, obtained Membership at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 2001, Masters in Medicine (Surgery) in 2002 and completed Urology residency training at Tan Tock Seng Hospital in 2006. From 2007 to 2008, he received fellowship training at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, USA, under the mentorship of Dr Demetrius H Bagley and Dr Leonard Gomella, specializing in Endourology, Advanced Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery and Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic procedures. Upon returning to Singapore in 2008, he was appointed as faculty and Consultant Urologist at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, and helped develop a range of new surgical capabilities at the hospital. This included development of the hospital’s inaugural robotic prostatectomy program from Dec 2008, enhancing the role of flexible uretero-renoscopy & endo-urology in upper urinary tract diseases, and other advanced laparoscopic procedures.

Dr Chong also has an avid interest in training, quality improvement and education, and has organized several training and education programmes at local and regional meetings. Dr Chong serves as a faculty of the TTSH Clinical Practice Improvement Programme mentoring other clinicians in the clinical improvement process. His current research interests lie in robotic surgery in urology, radiological imaging in urology and prostate disease.