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Dr Woo Jia Wei
Dr Woo Jia WeiMBBS MRCP FAMS (Cardiology)
Consultant Cardiologist and Internist
Visiting Consultant Cardiologist at National University Heart Centre
Diplomate of the National Board of Echocardiography (America)

Dr Woo Jia Wei is an Internist and Cardiologist with Sunrise General Medical and Heart Services. He is also a Visiting Consultant Cardiologist to National University Heart Centre Singapore.

After receiving his medical training in Melbourne and working as a doctor in Melbourne, Australia, Dr Woo Jia Wei decided to move back to Singapore to serve his home nation. He trained in adult internal medicine and cardiology with the National University Hospital. He was then accredited as a cardiologist specialist. During his time there, he was hand picked to represent Singapore in an International Cardiology Competition and emerged as runner-up.

He subsequently received subspecialty training in adult echocardiography and advanced cardiac imaging techniques using trans-esophageal echocardiography and transthoracic echocardiography at the National University Heart Centre. He then received a diplomate in adult echocardiography from the American Society of Echocardiography. He also has experience in interventional echocardiography and use of 3D and 4D imaging techniques to guide minimally invasive cardiac procedures.

He had also presented in several International Cardiology and Medical Conferences as guest speaker and published in several International Peer-reviewed journals. He was also appointed to be a reviewer in several international journals.

His interests lie in advanced cardiac imaging using echocardiography, adult general medicine, community and preventive cardiology. Due to the high burden of cardiovascular diease in the community, he firmly believes in proper lifestyle measures and management of cardiac risk factors to prevent cardiac events in the community. He also has a special interest in a smoking cessation and weight loss programs.

Publications

Isolated Right Ventricle Infarction (CME Article)
Singapore Medical Journal, March 2019
JW Woo, W Kong, A Ambhore, S Rastogi, KK Poh, PH Loh  

“Combined Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Commissurotomy( PTMC) and Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Closure As An Alternative to Anticoagulation for Rheumatic Atrial Fibrillation”
Asia Intervention Journal, January 2016, Volume 2 Number 1
JW Woo, J Yip, YT Lim, E Tay

Plaque inflammation in recently symptomatic carotid stenosis predicts recurrent cerebral ischemia
Neurology April 2016, 86 (16 Supplement) P1.233
JW Woo, C Bharatendu, A Sinha, E Ting, P Paliwal, A Kulkarni, HL Teoh, B Chan, CS Hong, CY Heng, CJ Tao, Z Du, L Wong, ASP Seow, VK Sharma

“Uncovering What lies Beneath a Salmonella Enterica Empyema”
BMJ Case Reports, September 2015
JW Woo, J Tam, D Chan, S Wang, SY Lee 

Presentation “Comparison of Two Paediatric Protocols : BFM-95 is Less Deliverable than FRALLE-93 without Improving Long Term Outcomes in Young Adults with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia(ALL)”
Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand Meeting, Gold Coast, 2013
P Lukito, Jay Hocking, JW Woo, A Schwarer, D Curtis

 “An Australian Hospital Dementia Unit: A Description of Behaviours of Concern, Psychotropic Use and Outcomes”
Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore, August 2013, Volume 42(Supplement) Number 8
JW Woo, J Gilbert, D Liew, A Gorelik, D LoGiudice

Prevalence of Suicidality in Asymptomatic Adolescents in the Paediatric Emergency Department and Utility of a Screening Tool”
Emergency Medicine Australasia, Oct 2012, Volume 24 Issue 5
S Hopper, JW Woo, L Sherwood, F Babl, E Long 

 Aggression Management in a Children’s Hospital Setting”
The Medical Journal of Australia, 20 Feb 2012, Volume 196 No.3
S Hopper, F Babl, C Steward, JW Woo
JW Woo, S Hopper, C Steward, F Babl  

Previous Appointments

Clinical Tutor – Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS)

Basic Physician Trainee Leader – Eastern Health Melbourne

We believe in providing an affordable cardiovascular medical care for adults living in heartland areas. A specialist heart clinic accessible to all those living in the northern areas of Semabwang, Admiralty, Yishun, Woodlands and Canberra.