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Dr Cheow Peng Chung

Dr Cheow Peng Chung


Senior Consultant

Specialty: Surgery & Surgical Oncology, Hepato-pancreato-biliary and Transplant Surgery

Clinical Interest: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Transplantation

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Gallstones, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Cancers, Liver Cancer, Liver Tumours, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Endocrine Tumours, Pancreatic Tumours.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Hepato-pancreato-biliary and Transplant Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Senior Consultant Division of Surgery & Surgical Oncology National Cancer Centre SingaporeNational Cancer Centre Singapore


​Dr Cheow is a Senior Consultant with the Department of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Transplant Surgery. His area of practice is general surgery, with specialisation in open and laparoscopic surgery of the liver, pancreas and gall bladder, including deceased-donor and living-donor liver transplant. He is gazetted by the Ministry of Health, Singapore as a liver transplant surgeon since 2006. He was the Surgical Director (Apr 2010-Sep 2012) and subsequently Director (Oct 2012 – Dec 2014) of the Liver Transplant Program at Singapore General Hospital, and a member of the  Advisory Committee on Transplantation, Ministry of Health (2010 – 2015). 

Dr Cheow is actively involved in medical education, including teaching, mentoring and examination of medical students, junior doctors, surgical trainees and nurses. In addition to appointments at the Duke-NUS Medical School and the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, he is also an Examiner with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, and a certified instructor in the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) program of the American College of Surgeons. He served as the Associate Program Director of SingHealth General Surgery Residency Program Nov 2009-31 Dec 2012, and subsequently Program Director 1 Jan 2013 – 31 Jan 2018. 


  • ​Clinical Fellowship, HPB Surgery and Gastro-intestinal Transplantation, Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Advanced Specialist Training (General Surgery), Ministry of Health, Singapore
  • Basic Specialist Training (General Surgery), Ministry of Health , Singapore
  • Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Member, Accreditation Review Committee, Joint Committee of Specialist Training
  • Clinical Quality Officer, Department of HPB/Transplant Surgery, SGH
  • Director, Education, SingHealth Duke-NUS Liver Transplant Centre
  • Member, Blood Transfusion Committee, SGH
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine


  • ​Certificate of Commendation for being Role Model to the Class of 2014, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • 20-year Long Service Award, Singapore General Hospital, 2013
  • Surgical STaR Inspiring Teacher Award 2011, Division of Surgery, SGH
  • Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence (Academic Year 2008/2009), Yong Loo Lin School of  Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Service with a Heart Award, SGH:  May 2008, May 2009, July 2010
  • Health Manpower Development Program scholarship, Ministry of Health, Singapore, 2004
  • 10-year Long Service Award, Singapore General Hospital, 2004
  • Courage Award for SARS warriors, Ministry of Health, Singapore, 2003
  • Special SARS Recognition Award, Singapore General Hospital, 2003

Research Interests

Research Trials