About Our Doctor
Kang Ning Cardiothoracic Surgery (Kang Ning CTS) is helmed by Dr. Kang Ning, who holds the highest volume in cardiothoracic surgery in Singapore currently, operating 250-300 cases per year.
Dr. Kang Ning is currently a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon in Parkway Hospitals, Farrer Park Hospital, Mount Alvernia Hospital, and Raffles Hospital. Dr. Kang is also a visiting consultant in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, National Heart Centre Singapore. Furthermore, Dr Kang is a consultant surgeon of Singhealth Duke-NUS Transplant Centre. His academic appointment is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Singhealth Duke-NUS Medical Centre.
Dr. Kang graduated from Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University in Shanghai, China in 2001. After 5 years residency in Shanghai Chest Hospital, he completed a cardiac surgery fellowship in National Heart Centre Singapore followed by two years Master Degree study in Philosophies in the Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China.
Dr. Kang came back to Singapore after his Master Degree and became Member of Royal College of Surgery (Glasgow) in 2012, and Fellow of Royal College of Surgery (FRCS, CTh, Edinburgh) in 2016. Besides his long-term background in adult cardiac surgery, he has completed two fellowships in minimally invasive thoracic surgery in Vancouver, Canada and Shanghai, China from 2016-2018. He is specialized in Adult Cardiac Surgery as well as Thoracic Surgery especially minimal invasive thoracoscopic surgery.
Education & Professional/ Academic Qualification:
August 2007 - August 2009
September 1996 - June 2001
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
Fellowship of Royal College of Surgery (CTh) Edinburgh
Membership of Royal College of Surgery (Glasgow)
Master of Philosophy (Mphil) in Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic, Department of Surgery
Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong HKSAR, China
Bachelor’s Degree of Medicine
Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University
Aug 1998 - Aug 2001: Zhongshan School of Clinical Medicine
Sep 1996 - Aug 1998: School of Basic Medical Sciences
Previous Work Experience:
May 2019 - February 2023
September 2016 - May 2019
November 2011 - August 2016
October 2009 - October 2011
September 2006 - July 2007
Consultant Surgeon (specialize in both cardiac and thoracic surgery), Cardiothoracic Surgery, NHCS, Singapore
Associate Consultant, Cardiothoracic Surgery, NHCS, Singapore.
Sep 2016 - Sep 2017: Clinical Fellow of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Vancouver General Hospital; and Cardiac Surgery (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation-TAVI) in St Paul Hospital, University of British Columbia Vancouver, Cananda. 2017.11-2018.2 Clinical Fellow in Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Chest Hospital: specifically for boost training in Video Assisted Thoracoscopy Surgery (VATS).
Registrar, Cardiothoracic Surgery, NHCS, Singapore (including 6 months KK Women and Children’s Hospital rotation)
Medical Officer with MOHH Singapore
May 2010 - Oct 2011: Cardiothoracic Surgery, NHCS
Oct 2009 - Apr 2010: Orthopaedic Surgery, SGH
Clinical Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery Department
National Heart Centre, Singapore
Aug 2005 - May 2008: Take part in the cardiothoracic surgeon residency training programme organised by World Heart Foundation and Shanghai Chest Hospital
Jul 2004 - Aug 2006: Chief Resident Surgeon of Cardiovascular Surgery Department (Shanghai Chest Hospital, Jiaotong University)
Feb 2003 - Feb 2004: Rotation between Department of General Surgery and Vascular Surgery (Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University)
Jul 2002 - Jan 2003: Rotation among Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Anesthesiology, Extracorporeal Circulation, Cardiovascular Ultrasound (Shanghai Chest Hospital, Jiaotong University)
Full Registration, Singapore Medical Council since Nov 2013
Conditional Registration, Singapore Medical Council Oct. 2009 – Nov. 2013
Medical Protection Society
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow
Cardiovascular Surgery Doctor Branch, Chinese Medical Doctor Association
Projects & Committee Work
Medical volunteer- Standard Chartered Marathon 2013 Singapore
Case notes review committee member for NHC Joint Commission International (JCI) 2012-2016; and SingHealth tissue review committee member 2018-2020.
Research & Publications
Gene therapy for the prevention of vein graft failure supported by British Heart Foundation (Master Degree in Hong Kong)
Kang N, Tan SY, Ding ZP, Chua YL. Abnormal Origin of Right Coronary Artery from Left Ventricle with Bicuspid Aortic Stenosis.
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2013; 96:e43-5
Kang N, Ng CSH, Hu J, Qiu ZB, Underwood MJ, Jeremy JY, Wan S. Role of osteopontin in the development of neointimal hyperplasia in vein grafts. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2012;41:1384-1389
Kang N, Wan S, Ng CSH, Underwood MJ. Periannular extension of infective endocarditis. Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2009;15:74-81
Hu J, Kang N, Wan S. Surgical Repair of Functional Tricuspid Regurgitation: An Old Issue Revisited. Chin J Clin Thorac Cardiovasc Surgery 2010;17:494-498
Wan S, Qiu ZB, Kang N. Prevention of Late Vein Graft Failure: Next Breakthrough of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Chin J Clin Thorac Cardiovasc Surgery 2008;24:209-212