Dr Chia Chung King is a specialist in gastroenterology, with subspecialty interests in hepatitis B, hepatitis C, fatty liver and other liver-related disorder. He practiced clinical hepatology and general gastroenterology for 14 years in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. As a senior consultant, he was also involved in various collaborations for gastric cancer-related clinical research.
Dr Chia obtained his MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) from the National University of Singapore in 1997. He went on to complete his basic specialty training and attained the Master of Medicine (MMed) in Internal Medicine admitted to the membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) from the United Kingdom (UK) in 2002. In 2006, he was awarded the Healthcare Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) scholarship by Ministry of Health, Singapore, and underwent subspecialty training at the Liver Unit at Kings’ College Hospital, London. He was admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Singapore) for both Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh). He received his Master of Science in Health Profession Education from MGH Institute of Health Profession. He was appointed as Adjunct Associate Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University.
Dr Chia had taught and mentored many medical students and residents. He also had taught Advance Specialist Trainees and Senior Residents therapeutic and diagnostic gastroscopy and colonoscopy for many years. He had held various education posts including Associate Dean for Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Chairman of Internal Medicine Training Program for Tan Tock Seng Hosptial, Associate Program Director for Internal Medicine Residency Program, Program Director for Transitional Year and PGY-1 Residency Program for National Healthcare Group.
He had won many teaching awards and service related awards while working in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He was also awarded the Courage Star by President Nathan of Singapore, for putting himself at risk, tending to SARS patients in the front line.