Advances in Pediatric Cardiology (Ongoing)

Posted On 2020-12-24 14:33:46

This series on “Advances in Pediatric Cardiology” is edited by Prof. Swee Chye Quek, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore and Prof. Yiu-Fai Cheung, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

Swee Chye Quek, MD, FACC, FRCPCH, DCH (London)
Department of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singa-pore, Singapore, Singapore

Prof. Quek is Chairman, Medical Board, of National University Hospital. He is also Senior Con-sultant and Head, Division of Cardiology, at the Department of Paediatrics. Prof. Quek has pub-lished extensively in peer-reviewed journals and participated in many international conferences as invited faculty. In recognition of his contributions to cardiology, he was awarded Fellowship of the American College of Cardiology. He is the first Singaporean to be invited to serve as Council Member of the ACC Adult Congenital Heart and Pediatric Cardiology Chapter. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatricians and Child Health (United Kingdom), Academy of Medicine and College of Paediatricians and Child Health, Singapore. Of his many administrative duties at National University Hospital, Prof Quek is the Director of Healthcare Performance Office. He is instrumental for the JCI accreditation of NUH, making NUH the first hospital in Singapore to be accredited in 2004, with subsequent re-accreditations after, includ-ing raising the bar to the accreditation to an Academic Medical Center standard. Prof. Quek is Senior Consultant (Part-time) to the Ministry of Health, Singapore, and the Health Promotion Board's School Health Service. For his contributions to healthcare, he was awarded the inaugu-ral NUHS-Mochtar Riady Pinnacle Award for Clinical Excellence and National Medical Excel-lence Award by the Ministry of Health, Singapore, in 2013.

Yiu-fai Cheung, MBBS(HK), MD(HK), MRCP(UK)
Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Prof. Yiu-fai Cheung is a clinician specializing in pediatric cardiology, a teacher, and a clini-cian investigator. He graduated from The University of Hong Kong in 1990, received his Doc-torate of Medicine in 2004, became a full professor in The University of Hong Kong in 2007, and was awarded the Faculty Teaching Medal in the same year. He is currently Bryan Lin Pro-fessor of Pediatric Cardiology of the LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. Prof. Cheung’s research interests include Pediatric cardiology and adult congenital heart disease are the major areas of Professor Cheung's research. His scope of re-search encompasses three domains: (i) pediatric and adult congenital heart disease, (ii) acquired heart disease in children, and (iii) vascular function in health and disease in the young. He has written more than 178 peer-reviewed papers, 2 books, and 9 book chapters, produced a multi-media CD-ROM on diagnosis of congenital heart disease, and delivered more than 200 invited lectures.

Series outline:

  1. The genetics of isolated congenital heart disease and the approach to genetic testing 
  2. Strain imaging – what the pediatric cardiologist needs to know from the echocardiographist
  3. From fetal echocardiography to fetal cardiology  
  4. The current state and future directions of interventional pediatric cardiology
  5. Outcome of congenital heart surgery in the current era
  6. Kawasaki disease – a pediatric cardiologist’s perspective
  7. Update on pediatric heart failure
  8. ACHD – present and future 
  9. The impact of COVID-19 on the practice of pediatric cardiology 
  10. Research in pediatric cardiology

The series “Advances in Pediatric Cardiology” was commissioned by the editorial office, Pediatric Medicine without any sponsorship or funding. Swee Chye Quek and Yiu-Fai Cheung serve as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.