Phua Chu Qin
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Dr Phua Chu Qin

Dr Phua Chu Qin

​MBChB (Edinburgh), MRCS (Edinburgh), DOHNS (Edinburgh), MMed (ORL), FRCS (Edinburgh)


Sengkang General Hospital

Specialty: Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Sleep Centre
  • Consultant Otolaryngology (ENT) Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital


Dr Phua Chu Qin graduated from University of Edinburgh and completed her Otolaryngology Residency Training in Singapore. She obtained further professional qualification of Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons (FRCS) in Otolaryngology with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

She has a distinct interest in the subspecialty of Sleep Disordered Breathing. She seeks to alleviate symptoms associated with obstructive sleep apnea and to reduce its associated adverse sequelae. She is in the constant pursuit to help patients improve their sleep-related quality of life.

Dr Phua has immense enthusiasm in patient and junior doctor's education. She believes in empowering patients by enhancing their understanding of their own conditions and equipping patients with strategies to manage their conditions. She is passionate about helping medical students and residents develop their potential. She was awarded the NHG-NUS Medicine Junior Doctor Teaching Award in 2016 as a recognition of her accomplishment in undergraduate education.


  • MBChB (Edinburgh)
  • MRCSEd
  • DOHNS (Edinburgh)
  • MMed ORL (Singapore)
  • FRCSEd

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Lecturer, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • FRCS (Edinburgh)


  • NHG-NUS Medicine Junior Doctor Teaching Award, 2016
  • Best Temporal Bone Dissection for the NHG ENT Dissection Course, 2015
  • 1st Runner-up for FESS Dissection for the NHG ENT Dissection Course, 2015
  • Clinical Leadership in Research Grant, National Healthcare Group, Singapore, 2013
  • Northwestern Deanery School of Surgery Gold Award for Outstanding Performance in Core Surgical Training, 2011
  • Prize for Best Oral Presentation North of England Otolaryngology Society Spring Meeting, 2011

Research Interests


  • Flexible nasendoscopy decontamination: a comparison between Rapicide and Tristel wipes, a prospective cohort study.  YJ Gan, A Matthews, CQ Phua, I Koo, D Loke. International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, 2018: 4 (1).
  • Clinical evaluation of flexible nasoendoscope decontamination.  CQ Phua, WX Yeo, S Menon, DE Partha Prathim, S Lo, EC Ho. Archives of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 2017;1(2):5.
  • Multi-level obstruction in obstructive sleep apnoea: prevalence, severity and predictive factors.  Phua CQ, Yeo WX, Su C, Mok PKH. J Laryngol Otol, 2017 Nov;131(11):982-986.
  • Bilateral keratin horns arising from the tympanic membranes: A case report.  CQ Phua, Malik V, Sheehan PZ. ENT Journal 2015; 94 (2): E22 - 3.
  • Is routine chest X-ray after surgical and percutaneous tracheostomy necessary in adults: a systematic review of the current literature.  WX Yeo, CQ Phua, S Lo. Clinical Otolaryngology 2014, 39 (2): 79 - 88.
  • Survey Of Current Practices In Peri-Operative Management Of FESS Patients And Review Of Literature.  CQ Phua, C Goh, K Loke. The Internet Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 2014; 17 (1).
  • Injection Laryngoplasty.  CQ Phua, Y Mahalingappa, J Homer, Y Karagama. The Otorhinolaryngologist, 2013; 6(2): 111 - 118.
  • Sequential cohort study comparing chlorine dioxide wipes with automated washing for decontamination of flexible nasendoscopes.  CQ Phua, Y Mahalingappa, Y Karagama. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 2012; 126 (8): 809-814.
  • Hoarseness secondary to haemodialysis: case report and literature review.  M Santhirakumar, CQ Phua, Y Karagama. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 2012; 126 (8):867-869.
  • Fluctuation of Corrected Serum Calcium Level Following Partial and Total Thyroidectomy.  V Malik, GJ Watson, CQ Phua, P Murthy. International Journal of Clinical Medicine 2011; Vol.2(4):411-417.
  • Examination Under Anaesthesia of Post-Nasal Space +/- Adenoidectomy in Children.  Y Mahalingappa, CQ Phua, Y Karagama. International Journal of Surgery, 2011; 9 (7) : 578.
  • The ability to clinically predict grade and stage in new bladder tumours - results of a prospective clinical study.  V Lavin, CQ Phua, SAA Khan, P Mariappan. British Journal of Medical and Surgical Urology (BJMSU) 2009; Vol 2(6):255.

Research Trials