ABOUT US

The heart is the core of your body and at Restore Heart Centre, we put your health and wellness at the heart of all we do.

Medical director Dr Derek Yong founded Restore Heart Centre with the ethos to make quality healthcare accessible to all. We're not just interested in treating your heart ailments but your body as a whole.

The experienced and dynamic Restore team is passionate about helping you manage and minimise your cardiac risk and gradually ease you into an exercise regime that will reduce your cardiovascular risk in the long run.

OUR TEAM

Dr Derek Yong

MBBS (Adelaide, Australia), FRACP (Cardiology, Australia), FAMS (Cardiology, Singapore), FACC (Cardiology, USA)

Spoken Languages: English, Chinese, Hokkien, Teochew

Education


A fully-trained Cardiologist in Australia, Dr Yong completed his Advanced Cardiology Specialist training, Cardiovascular CT, CT Coronary Angiography and subspecialty of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology training at the world-renowned Westmead Hospital, and cardiac CT centres like HeartScan Institute and the Australian Institute of Cardiovascular CT in Sydney, Australia.




Positions


  • Medical Director of Restore Heart Centre, Mount Alvernia Hospital Medical Centre
  • Senior Consultant and Inerventional Cardiologist, Prime Heart Centre
  • Visiting Consultant General and Interventional Cardiologist, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital, JurongHealth
  • Visiting Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, National University Heart Centre
  • Clinical Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Physician Core Faculty Member, Cardiology Senior Residency Program, National University Hospital, Singapore
  • Board Member, Medical Advisory Board, Mt Alvernia Hospital
  • Chairman, Code Blue Committee, Mt Alvernia Hospital
  • Specialist in CT Coronary Angiography (Australia and New Zealand)
  • Fellow of The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand




Medical Philosophy


Dr Yong firmly believes that having a heart for the sick is as important as sterling qualifications. He strives to provide value-for-money treatment. “At Restore Heart Centre, affordability and availability to our patients are our top priorities. We are dedicated to making quality healthcare accessible to all.”




Background


Since his days at Westmead Hospital, he has chalked up vast experience as the main operator in numerous primary coronary angioplasty procedures for acute myocardial infarction. He is also a CT Coronary Angiography Specialist recognised by The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ), Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiology (RANZCR) and Australasian Association of Nuclear Medicine Specialists (ANZAPNM). Dr Yong has full practicing rights as a Consultant General and Interventional Cardiologist in both Australia and Singapore. However, this Singapore Son has his heart set on serving in his homeland, where he furthered his subspecialty training in Interventional Cardiology in National Heart Centre Singapore. He had trained extensively in complex coronary intervention, treating patients with complex bifurcation disease, left main coronary disease, bypass graft disease and chronic total occlusions CTO using advanced interventional techniques such as rotational atherectomy and invasive coronary imaging techniques such as Intravascular Ultrasound and Optical Coherence Tomography. As one of the pioneer Interventional Cardiologists at JurongHealth, he was instrumental in establishing the key cardiology services in Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, instituting the invasive cardiac and interventional cardiology services. One of the first Invasive Cardiologists in JurongHealth to perform Renal Denervation procedure to treat complex resistant hypertensive patients, he was also the Chief Cardiologist lead for its Heart Failure Clinical Program managing complex heart failure patients requiring electrical and mechanical support. Dr Yong grooms the next generation of cardiologists as the Physician Core Faculty Member of the Cardiology Senior Resident program in the National University Hospital of Singapore, and as a Clinical Lecturer with the Faculty of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. He has also been invited to present his work at various international Cardiology conferences. In recognition of his outstanding credentials, achievements and national contributions to cardiology, he has been admitted as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology as well as Fellow of The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. A former Singapore national tennis player, Dr Yong doesn’t just preach the usual adage that “exercise is good for you.” This doc, who holds the record for the youngest person ever to represent Singapore in the international Davis Cup competition, prescribes picking a sport you enjoy to ensure continued participation for years. “If you are having fun while playing a sport you like, you will naturally enjoy and benefit from the work-out,” says Dr Yong.





Dr Peter Ting

MBBS, MRCP (UK), MPH (Harvard), FACC (USA), FAsCC (ASEAN), FAMS

Spoken Languages: English, Chinese

Education


Dr. Ting studied medicine at the National University Singapore, graduating in 1999. He trained in internal medicine and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians UK in 2002. He subsequently underwent specialty training in general cardiology at the National Heart Centre Singapore, and received a scholarship in 2007 to pursue subspecialty training in preventive cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute (MAHI), one of the leading heart institutes in Canada. In 2008 he was awarded a second fellowship to train in advanced adult echocardiography at the MAHI, learning to use contrast echocardiography to improve the accuracy of assessing heart function and diagnosing coronary artery narrowing without the need for ionizing radiation. He also gained experience in the diagnosis and evaluation of valvular heart disorders using newer 3-D echocardiography techniques to aid planning and guiding of both surgical and minimally invasive treatments. After returning to the National Heart Centre, he further developed these skills by providing echo support for various valvular and structural procedures, and was part of the pioneering team of percutaneous mitraclip implantation in the treatment of mitral valve regurgitation. His other achievements include a training grant in 2012 to pursue a Master in public health at the prestigious Harvard University, U.S.A, where he practiced innovative ways to monitor health and deliver preventive and rehabilitative care to patients in the community using telemedicine. He is a certified clinical exercise specialist by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and is proficient in cardiopulmonary exercise testing for the diagnosis and evaluation of cardiac conditions, as well as optimization of fitness. He is also board certified in cardiovascular computed tomography (CBCCT U.S.A).




Background


Dr Ting has mentored and taught medical residents, students, nurses and fellows. His research has been published in peer reviewed journals at both local and international scientific meetings, where he has also been invited to speak regularly. He was Adjunct Assistant Professor with Duke-NUS graduate medical school, senior clinical tutor with Yong Loo Hospital. He is a board member for Exercise Is Medicine Singapore which is part of the global initiative by the American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM). At a National level, he was on several Ministry of Health committees including those involved in developing clinical lipid management guidelines and development of treadmill services in Singapore. In recognition of his contribution he was conferred Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Fellow of the Asean College of Cardiology, and Fellow Academy of Medicine Singapore.




Positions


  • Medical Director, StarMed Specialist Centre
  • Board member of Exercise Is Medicine Singapore, part of American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow of the Asean College of Cardiology
  • Fellow Academy of Medicine Singapore




Medical Philosophy


Dr Ting has special interest in non-invasive imaging and management of heart valve disorders and coronary artery disease. He also plans structured lifestyle therapy programs for patients to reverse or slow the progression of coronary artery disease, as well as treat other lifestyle related conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity, thereby reducing reliance on prescription medications.





Jenny Nam

Cardiac Technologist

Spoken Languages: English, Chinese, various Chinese dialects

Education


Dr. Ting studied medicine at the National University Singapore, graduating in 1999. He trained in internal medicine and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians UK in 2002. He subsequently underwent specialty training in general cardiology at the National Heart Centre Singapore, and received a scholarship in 2007 to pursue subspecialty training in preventive cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute (MAHI), one of the leading heart institutes in Canada. In 2008 he was awarded a second fellowship to train in advanced adult echocardiography at the MAHI, learning to use contrast echocardiography to improve the accuracy of assessing heart function and diagnosing coronary artery narrowing without the need for ionizing radiation. He also gained experience in the diagnosis and evaluation of valvular heart disorders using newer 3-D echocardiography techniques to aid planning and guiding of both surgical and minimally invasive treatments. After returning to the National Heart Centre, he further developed these skills by providing echo support for various valvular and structural procedures, and was part of the pioneering team of percutaneous mitraclip implantation in the treatment of mitral valve regurgitation. His other achievements include a training grant in 2012 to pursue a Master in public health at the prestigious Harvard University, U.S.A, where he practiced innovative ways to monitor health and deliver preventive and rehabilitative care to patients in the community using telemedicine. He is a certified clinical exercise specialist by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and is proficient in cardiopulmonary exercise testing for the diagnosis and evaluation of cardiac conditions, as well as optimization of fitness. He is also board certified in cardiovascular computed tomography (CBCCT U.S.A).




Background


Dr Ting has mentored and taught medical residents, students, nurses and fellows. His research has been published in peer reviewed journals at both local and international scientific meetings, where he has also been invited to speak regularly. He was Adjunct Assistant Professor with Duke-NUS graduate medical school, senior clinical tutor with Yong Loo Hospital. He is a board member for Exercise Is Medicine Singapore which is part of the global initiative by the American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM). At a National level, he was on several Ministry of Health committees including those involved in developing clinical lipid management guidelines and development of treadmill services in Singapore. In recognition of his contribution he was conferred Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Fellow of the Asean College of Cardiology, and Fellow Academy of Medicine Singapore.




Positions


  • Medical Director, StarMed Specialist Centre
  • Board member of Exercise Is Medicine Singapore, part of American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow of the Asean College of Cardiology
  • Fellow Academy of Medicine Singapore




Medical Philosophy


Dr Ting has special interest in non-invasive imaging and management of heart valve disorders and coronary artery disease. He also plans structured lifestyle therapy programs for patients to reverse or slow the progression of coronary artery disease, as well as treat other lifestyle related conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity, thereby reducing reliance on prescription medications.





820 Thomson Road,

Mount Alvernia Medical Centre D,

#07-52 Singapore 574623

CONTACT US

Tel: 6258 1308     

After Hours: 6333 5550

24hr/ Emergency: 6347 6210

Mt Alvernia Hospital Ambulance: 6359 7910

Fax: 6258 1360

OPENING HOURS

Monday - Friday:

9am – 1pm | 2pm - 5pm

Saturdays:

9am – 1pm

Sundays & Public Holidays:

Closed

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