Dr. Reginald liew
MA (Camb), MBBS (Hons, Lond), PhD (Lond), FRCP (Lond), FESC (Europe), FACC (USA), FAsCC (Asean), FAMS (Cardiology)
Cardiac electrophysiology- catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias and device implantation
Dr. Liew is a senior consultant cardiologist with a special interest in cardiac arrhythmias and device implantation.
Education and training
Dr. Liew studied medicine at Cambridge University, UK, and obtained his Bachelor (BA) and Master (MA) degrees in 1994 and 1998, respectively. He undertook his clinical studies at the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, London, UK and graduated with distinction in 1997, obtaining Bachelor degrees in Medicine and Surgery. He has been a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) UK since 2000 and was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in 2012.
Dr. Liew is widely recognized regionally and internationally in the field of heart rhythm problems and was involved in some of the early pioneering clinical studies in the UK validating the use of 3D-mapping systems to treat complex heart rhythm disorders. He established the first 3D mapping system to treat complex cardiac arrhythmias in the private sector in Singapore and has mentored many cardiologists in the UK, Singapore and in South East Asia in performing complex ablation procedures.
After completing his general medical rotation in London and obtaining his MRCP, Dr. Liew undertook his cardiology training at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London UK, and subspecialty training in cardiac arrhythmias at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital and St. George’s Hospital, two of the highest volume heart rhythm centres in the UK. He is fully trained in all forms of invasive EP procedures, including catheter ablation using conventional and 3D- mapping systems and the cryoballon catheter. He is also very experienced in the insertion of cardiac pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices. He received his UK Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in 2008 and was appointed consultant cardiologist at the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) in 2008 and senior consultant in 2012. With his extensive training in the UK and contributions to research in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology, he was elected Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) in 2010, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) in 2012 and Fellow of the Asean College of Cardiology (FAsCC) in 2014.
Research and teaching
Dr Liew has a strong track record in both clinical and translational research and was formerly Deputy Director of the Research and Development Unit at NHCS. His research interests include atrial fibrillation, sudden cardiac death and the use of stem cells in cardiovascular disease. Dr. Liew was awarded the prestigious British Heart Foundation Junior Research Fellowship from 2000 to 2003 and obtained a PhD from Imperial College London for his research on the arrhythmic actions of oestrogens on the heart. He has presented his research and been invited to be guest speaker at many national and international meetings and has published over 100 papers and abstracts in high impact peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the Research Committee for the Singapore Heart Foundation and the Basic Science Committee of the Asian Pacific Heart Rhythm Society and a former Associate Editor for Heart and the ASEAN Heart Journal.
Dr. Liew is a keen health educator and continues to give talks at regional and international meetings on heart disease and heart rhythm disorders.