Dr. Chen Min Qi is a fellowship-trained Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon with comprehensive surgical experience. Dr Chen graduated from the National University of Singapore obtaining his MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) qualification in 2005. He subsequently completed his basic and advanced training in General and Vascular Surgery at TTSH, NUH and SGH. During this time, he successfully obtained the Member of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCSed) qualification in 2010, and the Master of Medicine (General Surgery) qualification in 2015 from the Division of Graduate Medical Studies (DGMS), NUS. Dr Chen was subsequently successful at the fellowship exams the following year and was awarded the Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCSed) qualification in 2016.
Upon completion of his advanced surgical training, Dr Chen Min Qi joined the newly opened Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) as a specialist in the Vascular Surgery division where he played an integral part in helping to establish a successful Vascular service for the patient population in the western regions of Singapore. During his time at NTFGH, Dr Chen also took on various clinical supportive roles, such as OT Committee member and junior manpower organizational lead where he was in-charge of overseeing the allocation of junior doctors in the department, and their on-call schedules.
In 2018, Dr Chen was awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) grant from MOH to undergo further subspeciality Vascular training at the internationally renowned St Mary's Hospital in London, United Kingdom which serves as the main aortic surgery centre for north and west London, and which was the first unit to utilize robotic surgery on complex abdominal aortic aneurysms. There Dr Chen gained further experience in surgeries on complex abdominal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms, redo open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms following failed EVAR surgeries as well as carotid endarterectomy surgery and lower limb revascularization surgeries.
Upon his return in 2020, Dr Chen Min Qi joined the newly formed Woodlands Health as head of their Vascular service where he was actively involved in the recruitment, planning and setup of the Vascular surgery division as well as serving as executive committee chair for the Vascular surgical instrument procurement team. Dr Chen was also an executive committee member of the multi-disciplinary diabetic foot workgroup involving close collaboration with Endocrinologists, Orthopaedic surgeons, and Podiatrists to ensure holistic care for patients with diabetic foot disease.
During his time in the public hospitals, Dr Chen Min Qi was also actively involved in the training of the next generation of doctors and served as core faculty for the NUHS National Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) programme for many years. Dr Chen was also appointed as a clinical tutor by the Yong Loo Lin school of Medicine (NUS) as well as the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (NTU) and gave regular tutorials to their undergraduate medical students on General surgery and Vascular surgery conditions. He also served as an examiner at the final MBBS undergraduate examinations conducted by NUS on multiple occasions.
Dr Chen also believes in contributing to the furthering of medical research and has related publications in Vascular surgery as well as various oral and poster presentations at local and regional conferences. He is a reviewer for the International Wound Journal and co-chaired the Woodlands Health INSPIRE 2022 Congress on the “Holistic Management of Diabetic Foot Disease”. Dr Chen Min Qi is a member of the Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgeons of Singapore (SVESS) and regularly attends yearly local and international Vascular conferences to keep up to date in the field.
Dr Chen joined his current practice at the Vascular and Interventional Centre in January 2023, where he is currently based full-time. Dr Chen Min Qi has a keen interest in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery with expertise in:
He has performed more than 2000 of such operations to date.