Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA)

"Angioplasty is becoming much
more used for the treatment
of coronary artery disease...
because of the improvement in equipment, technique (and) the lower risk involved." - Dr Leslie Lam

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Dr Leslie Lam
is one of the pioneers
who performs non -
invasive procedure
Transluminal Coronary


Curriculum Vitae:

Name: Dato Dr Leslie Lam Kwok Tai

Date of Birth: 07.10.42

Citizenship: Singaporean

Race: Chinese

Marital Status: Married

Children - 2 daughters: 1) Patricia
2) Katherine
Language (s) Spoken:
Dialect (s) Spoken: Cantonese
School (s) where secondary education was obtained: St Joseph's Inst (1956-1959)
Blackrock College, Dublin
Matriculation, National
University of Ireland (1960-1961)
GCE 'O' Level or equivalent: Cambridge School Certificate (1959)

Academic Qualifications::

1967 Bachelor of Medicine (MB), Bachelor of Surgery (BCh),
Bachelor of Obstetrics (BAO), University College, Dublin, Ireland.
1969 Bachelor of Science (Pharmacology) BSc (Hons)
University College, Dublin, Ireland.
1975 Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
University College, Dublin, Ireland.
5 years of Paediatric Cardiology under Prof Conor Ward
(Romano-Ward Syndrome).
1978 Cardiac Fellow, Royal Brompton Hospital, London.
1981 Member Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (MRCP)
1987 Fellow Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (FRCP)
1987 Fellow of Academy of Medicine (FAMS), Singapore
1987 Published first 2 leading papers on Radio Isotope Myocardial Stress Test in 1987 & 2001.
1988 HMDP (Government Scholarship) to St Vincent's Hospital for Training in Interventional Cardiology.
1988 Published the first successful Coronary Angioplasty case in Singapore. (Straits TImes dated 18.04.88)
2005 Honorary Fellow, University College Dublin.
2014 DMed (NUI), National University of Ireland.
2017 UCD MGA Distinguished Graduate, University College Dublin, Ireland.

Professional Appointments:

1967 Internship
Royal City of Dublin Hospital.
1969 Clinic Assistant to Prof Counihan.
Mater Hospital, Dublin.
1971 Medical Registrar
Mater Hospital, Dublin.
1972 Cardiac Registrar
Mater Hospital, Dublin.
1974 Paediatric Cardiac Registrar
Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin.
1975 Tour in Paediatrics
University College, Dublin.
1978 Cardiac Fellow
Cardiothoracic Institute, Brompton Hospital, London.
1979 Registrar in Medicine & Cardiology
The Charitable Infirmary, Dublin.
1982 Senior Registrar in Cardiology
Singapore General Hospital.
1985 Consultant Cardiologist
Singapore General Hospital.
1987 Consultant & Deputy Head
Department of Cardiology, Singapore General Hospital.
1988 to 2018 Consultant Cardiologist
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore.
2018 to present Consultant Cardiologist
Farrer Park Medical Centre, Singapore.

Other Appointments:

1991 Physician to the Sultan of Brunei.
1992 to present Visiting Consultant
Jerudong Park Sports Medicine Centre, Brunei.
1993 to present Honorary Consultant
Ministry of Health, Myanmar
1995 to present Governor of the Society for Cardiac Angiography
& Interventions, USA.
1997 to present Visiting Consultant
Republic of Seychelles.
1997 to present Visiting Consultant
Changi General Hospital, Singapore.
1998 to present Visiting Consultant
National Heart Centre, Singapore.


1984 The Most Honourable Order of the Crown of Brunei
Dato Paduka Mahkota Brunei Yang Amat Mulia (DPMB)
18.09.1995 Governor of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and
Interventions, USA.
11.06.2005 Honorary Fellowship, Faculty of Medicine at University College
in Dublin.
19.06.2014 Doctor of Medicine, DMed, Honoris Causa,
National University of Ireland.
12.05.2017 UCD MGA Distinguished Graduate 2017
University College Dublin, Ireland..

Professional Bodies:

1995 to present Fellow of the Society for Cardiac Angiography
& Interventions, USA.
1996 Member
International Andreas Gruntzig Society, USA.
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