Associate Prof. Yeo Khung Keong
Deputy GCMIO (Research)
Dr. Yeo graduated in 1997 from the National University of Singapore where he obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. He subsequently trained in the United States of America and obtained his American Board of Internal Medicine Certifications in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional cardiology. Currently, Dr Yeo is Deputy Medical Director (Data Science and Innovation) at the National Heart Centre Singapore. He is a senior consultant cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in the department of cardiology and leads the MitraClip program. He is also the Scientific Lead for the Data, Digital and AI Core at the National Heart Research Institute Singapore. Dr Yeo previously served as the Program Director of the SingHealth Cardiology Senior Residency Program, and also as the Academic Vice Chair (Training and Education) for the SingHealth Duke-NUS Cardiovascular Academic Clinical Program (Apr 2016 to Mar 2021). He is also the SingHealth Group Deputy Chief Medical Informatics Officer (Research).
Dr. Yeo is a Council member of the Singapore Cardiac Society. He is also a Fellow of the American Heart Association, the European Society of Cardiology (FESC), American College of Cardiology (FACC), the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (FAPSC), the Asian Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology, and the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI). He is the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology. He has published widely in international peer-reviewed journals and is a peer-reviewer for Circulation, the American Journal of Cardiology, Heart, Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Intervention, Korean Circulation Journal, Structural Heart, AsiaIntervention, ASEAN Heart Journal, Annals of the Academy of Medicine and Singapore Medical Journal. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Korea Circulation Journal and AsiaIntervention. He has been appointed by the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology to be its Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the APSC. He is the Past-Chair of the Chapter of Cardiologists, Academy of Medicine Singapore, and the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology. He is also a Council member of the Singapore Cardiac Society.
Dr Yeo is particularly interested in the use of percutaneous or catheter-based techniques to treat the mitral valve and the tricuspid valve. He has presented multiple talks in regional and international conferences on the Asian experience with the MitraClip device and has established the MARS registry (MitraClip Asia-Pacific Registry). In his other major research interest, Dr Yeo is interested in long-term cardiovascular outcomes in Health Services Research and the use of data science to develop insights into the diagnosis and management of heart disease. He has published multiple papers comparing outcomes in large studies including those from large registries in the USA. He is the PI of the SingCLOUD registry, which is a national registry of all patients with coronary artery disease and heart failure. The SingCLOUD registry will include all restructured hospitals and polyclinics; it will follow clinical, cost and quality-of-care outcomes in these patients for 1-3 years in Singapore. Dr Yeo is also the PI for SingHEART which is a prospective observational study or normal volunteers in Singapore. SingHEART combines whole genome sequencing with deep phenotyping (cardiac MRI, CT calcium score, ambulatory BP and ECG, fitness tracker, and blood tests) and long-term clinical follow-up for 20 years.