Dr. Yeo Chor Tzien


A pulmonologist is a doctor who specializes in lung conditions. A pulmonologist diagnoses and treats diseases of the respiratory system. You might hear these healthcare providers called lung doctors, lung specialists or chest doctors.

Dr. Yeo Chor Tzien is known for his expertise in the condition of Bronchial Asthma and his work has been published in numerous articles, research studies and reports in peer-reviewed journals. Recognition of his work related to lung health and asthma has been seen on an international level where he has lectured widely and passionately on the subject of Pulmonology and Airway Diseases at seminars.

The knowledge gained over many years in his field of work as an asthma and lung specialist has led him to hold integral positions in the medical industry. He also actively imparted this knowledge on lung health and asthma treatments to his students at the Singapore General Hospital during his tenure at the hospital.

Having been trained as a specialist in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) care in the UK, Dr C.T. Yeo ran the ICU department at the Singapore General Hospital in 1990. He provided training in areas such as insertion of lines and managing ill patients to medical students, postgraduates as well as nurses. It was in 1993 that he left for private practice.

The highlight of his work as an asthma and lung specialist is seen through his enthusiasm and keen passion, leading him to set up the Asthma Association in Singapore. A Steering Committee Member of ARIAP (Asthma Reality & Insights in Asia Pacific), Dr Yeo has been in the studies of asthmatic trends in the Asia Pacific Region. The insights from this study had further been published in various International Journals in Respiratory Medicine.

  • Speciality

    Respiratory Medicine

  • Subspeciality

    Intensive Care Unit

  • Medical Qualifications

    M. Med, FAMS, MBBS

  • Areas of Expertise
    • Airway Diseases
    • Lung Function Studies
    • Bronchial Asthma
  • Office

    CT Yeo Respiratory & Medical Clinic, 6 Napier Rd, #09-18 Gleneagles Medical Centre, Singapore 258499

Awards And Honours

Consultant Pulmonologist and Physician at Gleneagles Medical Centre

Member of the Academy of Medicine (1990-present)

Member of Academy of Medicine’s Roll of Specialists for Respiratory Medicine (1993-present)

Consultant (Respiratory Medicine) at the Singapore General Hospital (1991-1993)

Committee of Postgraduate Training and Education at the Singapore General Hospital (1991 -1993)

Advance Training Supervisor in Respiratory Medicine, Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 1992 and 1993

Consultant In Charge, SGH Asthma Clinic and Education Centre (ACEC) (1993-1994)

Founding Member of Asthma Association (Singapore) in (1993-2003)

President of the Asthma Association (1994-95; 1999-2001)

Member of the Singapore Thoracic Society (1988-present)

Organizing Committee on Seminar on Bronchial Asthma by the Singapore Thoracic Society (1989)

Organizing Committee for the Third Congress of the Asia Pacific Society of Respirology (1993)

Steering Committee Member of ARIAP (Asthma Reality & Insights in Asia Pacific) Study

Medical Education


MBBS (NUS, Singapore)


M Med (Int Med) (NUS, Singapore)


FAMS (Respiratory Med) (Academy of Medicine, Singapore)