Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery Specialist
About Your Surgeon
- MBBS (Melbourne) 1998
- MRCS (Edinburgh) 2002
- M Med (Surgery) 2003
- FRCS (Cardiothoracic Surgery) (Edinburgh) 2006
- FAMS (Cardiothoracic Surgery)
- Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Gleneagles Hospital
Dr Su Jang Wen graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 1998. Subsequently, he obtained his Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and his Master of Medicine from the 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 Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) fellowship by the Ministry of Health in Singapore. From 2007-2009, he was the first foreign fellow to be a Chief Fellow of the Thoracic Surgery & Lung Transplantation Programme at the Cleveland Clinic in the 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. During this time, he underwent intensive training by Dr Gosta Pettersson, Dr Nicholas Smedira and a panel of other world renowned surgeons and was the first Asian to receive a prestigious award for the best research paper.
Upon returning to Singapore in 2009, Dr Su served as a Consultant in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the National Heart Centre in Singapore, making him one of the youngest ever cardiothoracic surgeons in the world. Dr Su is one of the very few cardiothoracic surgeons who is accredited to perform both heart surgery and lung surgery. Since 2007, Dr Su has accumulated extensive experience having carried out more than 5,000 heart, lung and esophageal surgeries. He joined private hospitals in year 2012 and has since remained one of the busiest Cardio-Thoracic surgeon in the region, performing more than 350 surgery per year. During his practice, he held the record of having no mortalities in most elective heart and lung surgery, including coronary artery bypass graft, cardiac valvular, acute aortic dissection procedures and all his thoracic surgery.