Kian Chung Ong

Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre

After completing his basic medical education (MBBS) at the National University of Singapore in 1987, Dr Ong was accepted as a member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in the United Kingdom in 1993 and subsequently completed his specialist training in Respiratory Medicine at the Singapore General Hospital. In 1996 and 1997, Dr Ong was a Fellow in the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, USA, and was also a visiting clinical and research Fellow in the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Center, USA. Dr Ong has been as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in Edinburgh since 2002. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). Dr Ong is the President of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Association (Singapore) and is recognized by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) as the National Leader in Singapore. He is presently in private specialist practice at the Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore.

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A decade or so ago, many clinicians were described as having an unnecessarily 'nihilistic' view of COPD. This has certainly changed over the years... This open access book on COPD provides a platform for scientists and clinicians from around the world to present their knowledge of the disease and up-to-date scientific findings, and avails the reader to a multitude of topics: from recent discoveries in the basic sciences to state-of-the-art interventions on COPD. Management of patients with COPD challenges the whole gamut of Respiratory Medicine - necessarily pushing frontiers in pulmonary function (and exercise) testing, radiologic imaging, pharmaceuticals, chest physiotherapy, intensive care with respiratory therapy, bronchology and thoracic surgery. In addition, multi-disciplinary inputs from other specialty fields such as cardiology, neuro-psychiatry, geriatric medicine and palliative care are often necessary for the comprehensive management of COPD. The recent progress and a multi-disciplinary approach in dealing with COPD certainly bode well for the future. Nonetheless, the final goal and ultimate outcome is in improving the health status and survival of patients with COPD.

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