Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery Specialist

About Your Surgeon

Dr Su is excited to announce that he has shifted his practice to Gleneagles Medical Centre # 03-13.

Dr Su Jang Wen graduated with the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from The University of Melbourne, Australia in 1998 at the age of 22 years old. Subsequently, he obtained Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and Master of Medicine (National University of Singapore) in 2002 and 2003 respectively. In 2006, Dr Su became a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (Cardiothoracic Surgery, Edinburgh) and was the first ever Singapore candidate to be awarded the gold medal for the Fellowship examination. In the same year, Dr Su became a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Singapore) – Gold Medallist.

In 2007, Dr Su was awarded the Higher Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) fellowship by Ministry of Health, Singapore. From 2007-2009, he was the first foreign fellow to be assigned the Chief Fellow of the Thoracic Surgery & Lung Transplantation Program at the Cleveland Clinic, United States of America. He received comprehensive training under world-renowned Thoracic & Esophageal Surgeon, Professor Thomas W Rice. He also completed a fellowship in Adult Cardiac Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic which has proudly been ranked as the top Cardiothoracic Centre in the USA since 1995. Dr Su underwent intensive training by Dr Gosta Pettersson, Dr Nicholas Smedira and the panel of world authoritative surgeons.  During his training at Cleveland Clinic, he was the first Asian to receive the prestigious award for best research paper.

Upon returning to Singapore in 2009, Dr Su served as a Consultant in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, National Heart Centre Singapore, making him one of the youngest ever cardiothoracic surgeon in the world. Since 2007, Dr Su accumulated extensive experience of more than 4000 surgeries in heart, lung and esophageal surgery. He was also a visiting consultant at the National Cancer Centre Singapore and Changi General Hospital. Over the years, Dr Su was the leading thoracic surgeon and provided his service to most of the patients in these hospitals including Singapore General Hospital. During his practice at National Heart Centre Singapore, he held the impressive record of having no mortality in most elective heart and lung surgery, including coronary artery bypass graft, cardiac valvular and acute aortic dissection cases.

Apart from performing a full range of surgery in cardiac and thoracic conditions, Dr Su’s main interest is in Minimally Invasive Surgery. In 2009, Dr Su pioneered Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery at the National Heart Centre Singapore. He further developed and successfully applied this state-of-the-art technique in coronary artery bypass surgery, valvular surgery (aortic, mitral and tricuspid), atrial septal defect closure, arrhythmia surgery, ventricular aneurysm repair and acute ventricular septal rupture. The latter 2 surgeries were first of its kind in the world. Dr Su was also the first surgeon to have performed minimally invasive coronary artery bypass in Gleneagles Hospital in 2013.

In thoracic surgery, apart from routinely performing video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in lung cancer, mediastinal tumours as well as many other thoracic conditions, Dr Su was also the first in South East Asia to have successfully resected lung cancer using the Da Vinci Robot.

Dr Su has given numerous presentations at international meetings, some of which have won Best Paper Awards. He has given many lectures on Minimally Invasive Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery in various countries. In addition, he published in multiple peer reviewed international medical journals on his cardiac and thoracic works. Dr Su also co-authored the textbook chapter “Minimally Invasive Approaches to Lung Cancer” in Greene’s Minimally Invasive Cancer Management.

Previously, Dr Su served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS graduate Medical School and was also a Clinical Physician Faculty Member for SingHealth’s Residency Program where he was in charge of thoracic surgery training.

Dr Su is a member of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS), International Society of Heart Lung Transplantation, Singapore Oncology Society, Singapore Cardiac Society, Singapore Thoracic Society, Singapore Heart Lung Transplantation Society, Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

Dr Su received the Gold Service Quality Award from Singhealth and National Heart Centre Singapore in 2012.

Apart from his practice at Gleneagles Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Hospital, he is also a sectional consultant to Raffles hospital. Dr Su is also a visiting consultant to Changi General Hospital, Mount Alvernia Hospital and he is the only foreign visiting cardiothoracic consultant to Malaysia and Vietnam where he holds regular practice at Timberland Medical Centre, Kuching, Sarawak and City International Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.