Dr Liew is a senior consultant cardiologist with special interests in cardiac arrhythmias and device implantation. He is skilled in all forms of invasive EP procedures, including catheter ablation using conventional and 3D-mapping systems, and fully trained in cardiac device implantation, including cardiac pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) devices.
He is widely recognised regionally and internationally in the field of heart rhythm problems and was involved in some of the early pioneering clinical studies in UK validating the use of 3D-mapping systems to treat complex heart rhythm problems. He has mentored cardiologists in UK, Singapore and surrounding region in performing cardiac electrophysiology (EP) procedures and regularly proctors EP cases in neighboring countries.
Dr Liew undertook his cardiology training at the Royal Brompton Hospital, and subspecialty training in cardiac arrhythmias at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital and St. George’s Hospital, two of the highest volume heart rhythm centres in UK. He received his UK Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in 2008 and was appointed consultant cardiologist at the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) in 2008 and senior consultant in 2012. He was elected Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) in 2010 and Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) in 2012.
Dr Liew has a strong track record in clinical and translational research, and was formerly Deputy Director of Research and Development at NHCS. His research interests include atrial fibrillation, sudden cardiac death and the use of stem cells in cardiovascular disease. Dr Liew was awarded the prestigious British Heart Foundation Junior Research Fellowship from 2000 to 2003 and obtained a PhD from Imperial College London for his research on the arrhythmic actions of oestrogens on the heart.
Dr Liew holds an academic position as assistant professor at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore. He is currently Associate Editor for Heart and the ASEAN Heart Journal and is a member of the Research Committee for Singapore Heart Foundation and Basic Science Committee of Asian Pacific Heart Rhythm Society.