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Dr Chue Koy Min

Dr Chue Koy Min

​MBBS (Hons) (S’pore), MRCS (Edin), MSc, M Med (Surgery), FRCS (Edin), FAMS, FEBS/MIS

Associate Consultant

Specialty: General Surgery

Sub-specialties: Upper Gastrointestinal & Bariatric Surgery

Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Service Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital
  • Associate Consultant Department of General Surgery Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital


Dr Chue Koy Min is an Associate Consultant in the Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgery Service, Department of General Surgery, Sengkang General Hospital. Dr Chue graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore with honours in 2014, being awarded the Oliveiro Memorial Gold Medal, Tan Choon Kim Book Prize, as well as being on the Dean’s List multiple times.

He subsequently underwent his General Surgery Residency training in 2014, and obtained the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2015 and the Master of Medicine (Surgery) in 2018. During his residency, he also obtained his postgraduate Master of Science (Surgical Sciences) with the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, where he was the Top-performing student for the Certificate of Surgical Sciences and graduated with distinction in 2017. He completed his residency training in 2021 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (General Surgery) in 2021, where he was awarded the College of Surgeons Gold Medal for being the best performing candidate in the General Surgery Exit Examinations. He was subsequently accredited as a Specialist in General Surgery by the Specialist Accreditation Board of Singapore in 2021. In 2022, he further obtained his Fellowship of the European Board of Surgery in Minimally Invasive Surgery and was similarly awarded the Top-Class Awards for being the Top-performing candidate in the Fellowship examinations for that year as well.

His clinical interests are in minimally invasive surgery, benign and malignant esophagogastric disorders as well as bariatric and metabolic surgery. He also has a keen interest in clinical nutrition and is part of the Parenteral Nutrition Support Team in Sengkang General Hospital.

Dr Chue strongly believes in the evidence-based medical treatment for his patients and is active in medical research. He has been involved in both clinical and translational research, including animal research. He has authored numerous scientific publications in various peer-reviewed journals and presented widely in international conferences. He was awarded the 1st prize for his poster presentation during the 19th Asian Congress of Surgery, as well as the Best Poster Award for the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Emergency Medicine Singapore in 2013. He has also published a textbook chapter and served previously as a journal reviewer. He was also awarded the SingHealth Surgery ACP (Budding Researcher) Grant and is currently actively involved in clinical trials and translational research.

Dr Chue also has a strong passion in medical education and has served as an internal examiner, as well as the Assistant Convenor for the Phase III and Phase V Examinations for the degrees of MBBS with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He is currently also an instructor for the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course with the American College of Surgeons.


  • Fellow of the European Board of Surgery (Minimally Invasive Surgery), F.E.B.S./MIS. Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes, European Board of Surgery, 2022
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore, FAMS, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 2021
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (General Surgery), FRCSEd (Gen), Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2021
  • Master of Medicine (Surgery), M.Med (Surgery), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, 2018
  • Master of Science (Surgical Sciences) with distinction, MSc (Surgical Sciences), College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, 2017
  • Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, MRCS (Edin), Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2015
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with Honours, M.B., B.S. (Honours), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, 2014

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Fellow, Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes, European Board of Surgery (Minimally Invasive Surgery)
  • ​Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine Singapore 
  • Member, The European Association for Endoscopic Surgery
  • Member, European Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  • Member, Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (Singapore)
  • Instructor, Advanced Trauma Life Support, American College of Surgeons


  • College of Surgeons Gold Medal (2022)
  • Top-Class award, Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes, European Board of Surgery, Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Examinations (2022)  
  • SingHealth Surgery ACP (Budding Researcher) Grant (2021) 
  • Top-performing student, Certificate of Surgical Sciences, Edinburgh Surgical Sciences Qualification Programme, University of Edinburgh (2014-2015) 
  • Dean’s List, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014) 
  • 1st Prize, Moderated Poster Award (Clinical Research), 19th Asian Congress of Surgery (2013) 
  • Best Poster Award, Annual Scientific Meeting, Society of Emergency Medicine in Singapore (2013)
  • Tan Choon Kim Book Prize, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (2012)
  • National University of Singapore Medical Society Merit Award (2012)
  • Oliveiro Memorial Gold Medal, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (2010)

Research Interests

Publications and Research Trials

​Journal Publications:
  • KM Chue, MY Foo, CME Chua, BC Toh, LWL Ong, CH Lim, JTH Tan, MWJ Chua, WCD Lee, WK Wong, BPM Yeung. Prevalence of perceived weight-based stigmatisation in a multiethnic Asian population. Ann Acad Med Singap. 2022 Sep; 51(9):583-5.
  • KM Chue, LWL Ong, BC Toh, JTH Tan, BPM Yeung. Preoperative laxity of the gastroesophageal junction and standardization of endoscopic esophagitis diagnosis in predicting gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Obes Surg. 2022 Jun 20.
  • KM Chue, DWX Goh, CME Chua, BC Toh, LWL Ong, WK Wong, CH Lim, JTH Tan, BPM Yeung. The Hill’s classification is useful to predict the development of postoperative gastroesophageal reflux disease and erosive esophagitis after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. J Gastrointest Surg. 2022 Apr 20. DOI: 10.1007/s11605-022-05324-x
  • KM Chue, ETC Choke, LML Ho. An uncommon finding in the artery. Gastroenterology. 2022 Feb 7; S0016-5085(22)00113-5. DOI: 10.1053/j.gastro.2022.02.006. 
  • KM Chue, JE Seet, GKE Heng. Rare mesenteric abscess with secondary bowel perforation in a Covid-19 patient. ANZ J Surg. 2021 Dec 7. DOI: 10.1111/ans.17412. 
  • L Meng, N Graves, RC Du, J Lee, KM Chue, NNF binte Taufiq Chong Ah Hoo, N Nazeha, YZ Ng, K Harding, P Ho. Major limb amputation and mortality in patients with neuro-ischemic lower extremity wounds managed in a tertiary hospital: focus on the differences among patients with diabetes, peripheral arterial disease and both. Int Wound J. 2021 Dec 16. DOI:10.1111/iwj.13724.
  • KM Chue, NWK Tok, Y Gao. Spontaneous rare visceral pseudoaneurysm presenting with rupture after COVID-19 vaccination. ANZ J Surg. Sep 2021. DOI: 10.1111/ans.17199.
  • KM Chue, JYW Boey, BSM Ng, JL Teh, GW Kim, A Shabbir, YH Chan, M Hartman, JBY So. Admission discipline and timing of admission may influence outcomes for gastrointestinal bleeding patients. ANZ J Surg. Sep 2021; 91(9): 1832-40. 
  • S Jain, JWL Lau, CH Kong, KM Chue. Lessons learnt from COVID-19 pandemic – a surgical resident’s perspective. ANZ J Surg. Sep 2020; doi: 10.1111/ans.16341
  • KM Chue, JL Teh, JBY So. Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for achalasia: techniques, outcomes and clinical applications. Surgery Open Digestive Advance. Feb 2021; 1: 100007. 
  • HL Tan, GW Kim, CJ Charles, RR Li, CJ Jang, A Shabbir, KM Chue, CH Tai, et al. Safety, pharmacokinetics and tissue penetration of PIPAC paclitaxel in a swine model. Eur J Surg Oncol. Jul 2020; S0748-7983 (20)30556-4. 
  • KM Chue, DYS Chan, JBY So. Cutaneous port-site recurrence secondary to tumour seeding following implantation of an intraperitoneal chemotherapy access port for gastric cancer. Pleura Peritoneum. Mar 2020; 5(2): 20200102.
  • KM Chue, JKH Tan, NQ Pang, AWC Kow. Laparoscopic splenectomy for a wandering spleen with resultant splenomegaly and gastric varcies. ANZ J Surg. Feb 2020; doi: 10.1111/ans.15737.
  • KM Chue, GW Kim, HB Oh, A Shabbir, JBY So. Follow-up after curative resection for gastric cancer: A survey of surgeons across the Asia-Pacific. Asian J Surg. Jan 2020; 43(1): 389-90. 
  • KM Chue, JWB Aw, SHM Chua, Z Chen, SG Iyer, K Madhavan, AWC Kow. A predictive nomogram to identify factors influencing the success of a concomitant laparoscopic cholecystectomy with common bile duct exploration for choledocholithiasis. HPB (Oxford). Apr 2018; 20(4): 313-20.
  • KM Chue, GH Goh, AWC Kow. Right adrenal gland pseudocyst masquerading as a large symptomatic hepatic cyst: single incision laparoscopic (SILS) resection and a review of current literature. Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg. Feb 2018; 22(1): 75-8.
  • KM Chue, KZ Thant, HD Luo, YHR Soh, P Ho. Comprehensive comparison of the performance of autogenous brachial-basilic transposition arteriovenous fistula and prosthetic forearm loop arteriovenous graft in a multiethnic Asian hemodialysis population. Biomed Res Int. Oct 2016; 8693278.
  • KM Chue, TC Lim, J Lim, YL Yap, WC Ong. Pneumocephalus following air travel in a patient with preexisting facial fractures and dural tears. J Craniofac Surg. Oct 2016; 27(7): 1774-6.
  • I Ibrahim, WP Chor, KM Chue, CS Tan, HL Tan, FJ Siddiqui, M Hartman. Is arterial base deficit still a useful prognostic marker in trauma? A systemic review. Am J Emerg Med. Mar 2016; 34(3): 626-35.
  • KM Chue, WS Yong, AA Thike, SS Ahmed, HH Li, CY Wong, et al. Predicting the likelihood of additional lymph node metastasis in sentinel lymph node positive breast cancer: validation of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre (MSKCC) nomogram. J Clin Pathol. Feb 2014; 67(2): 112-9. 
  • WY Lim, DF Chuang, KM Chue, DZ Lee, NJ Leong, ZG Ng, et al. Stroke literacy in Singapore: data from a survey of public housing estate residents. Ann Acad Med Singapore. Sep 2014; 43(9): 454-63. 

Textbook Publications:
  • KM Chue, R Parameswaran (Dec 2021). Chapter 13: Molecular Pathways of Thyroid Carcinogenesis. In AK Mishra, A Agarwal, R Parameswaran, KR Singh. Endocrine Surgery: A South Asian Perspective, 1st edition (pp. 96-103). Taylor & Francis. DOI: 10.1201/9780429197338-13

Research Trials

​Crural repair during Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Patients with a lax Gastroesophageal Junction (REPAIR) trial. ( NCT05330910)