Dr Tong Ming Chuan

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery


English, Mandarin Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Indonesia, Hokkien Dialect


MBBS (Singapore), FRCS (Gen Surg) (Glasg), FRACS (Gen Surg), FAMS (Gen Surg)

Special Interest

Adult heart surgery, coronary artery bypass surgery, all arterial grafts for CABG, minimal invasive CABG, off pump CABG


Dr Tong Ming Chuan, or Dr M.C. Tong, as he is known to his patients, is a Consultant Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon at the Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre.

He received his MBBS from the University of Singapore (1973) and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeon (Glasgow)(1978), the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (1981) and the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (1981).

He was previously the Head and Senior Consultant of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Singapore General Hospital and the Director of both the Heart and Lung Transplant Programs at the Singapore General Hospital. Dr Tong pioneered the first Heart Transplant in July 1990 and also led the first Lung Transplant in Nov 2000. He was the Chairman of Medical Advisory Board at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, the Secretary-General for the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons in Asia, a member in the Editorial Board for The Asia Pacific Heart Journal & Annals of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, and a member for Advisory Board for Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals.

Dr Tong’s main specialty is in adult heart surgery. He has extensive experience in coronary artery bypass surgery. He is one of the pioneers for all arterial grafts for CABG, minimal invasive CABG and off pump CABG in Singapore.