Dr. Chia Chung King

Dr. Chia Chung King

Transplant Surgeon - Liver Transplant Surgeon

  Parkway East Hospital, Joo Chiat Pl, Singapore

  20 Years of experience


Qualification and Experience

Dr. Chia Chung King is an experienced and qualified gastroenterologist in Singapore with specialized training in hepatic disorders. He is currently providing his services at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and Parkway East Hospital, Singapore as a consultant gastroenterologist. He has also been associated with various hospitals and academic institutions. He worked at Mount Alvernia Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital, and Farrer Park Hospital as a consultant gastroenterologist. He has taught various medical students. He has been associated with medical institutes such as Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, the National University of Singapore as an Adjunct Associate Professor. Dr. Chia had completed his MBBS from the National University of Singapore in the year 1997. In the year 2002, he qualified for the membership examination in internal medicine, completed a Master of Medicine in the field of Internal Medicine, and attained membership of Royal College of Physicians (MRCP). In the year 2006, he was awarded the scholarship under HMDP and was selected for the training at Liver Unit at Kings’ College Hospital, London. He also obtained a fellowship at the Academy of Medicine (Singapore) in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Chia has also a Masters in Health Profession Education which he completed from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Profession.

Contribution to Medical Science

With an overall clinical experience of more than 20 years, Dr. Chia Chung King is one of the highly acclaimed gastroenterologists in Singapore. He has obtained extensive training in the field of liver diseases and an expert in managing hepatitis infections, fatty liver disease, and other complex liver conditions. He is also involved in various cancer research related to the gastrointestinal system. He was involved in taking care of the patients suffering from SARS and was awarded Courage Star by President Nathan of Singapore.

Past Experience

  • Dr Chia Chung King is a gastroenterologist practising at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and Parkway East Hospital, Singapore


  • MBBS - National University of Singapore (NUS), 1997
  • Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine), 2002
  • Subspecialty Training at the Liver Unit at Kings College Hospital in London, 2006
  • Academy of Medicine of Singapore
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians
Liver transplant

A liver transplant surgery is conducted to remove the diseased liver and replace it with a healthy liver donated by either a living or a deceased donor. There are a huge number of people who are listed on the waiting list for a liver transplant because the availability of donated liver is limited. This is the reason why a liver transplant is an expensive procedure and is conducted only in rare cases.

Qualifications for Liver Transplant Recipient

A healthy liver plays an important role in the human body. It plays a key role in the absorption and storage of key nutrients and medications and also helps eliminate bacteria and toxins from the blood.

However, a healthy liver may get diseased over a period of time due to many reasons. Patients with the following liver-related conditions are considered for the liver transplant procedure:

    • Acute liver failure triggered by drug-induced liver injury among other reasons
    • Chronic liver failure or end-stage liver disease due to liver cirrhosis
    • Hepatic tumour or cancer
    • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
    • Alcoholic liver disease
    • Chronic viral hepatitis
    • Diseases causing liver failure
      Some of the leading reasons that contribute to liver cirrhosis include the following:
    • Diseased bile ducts that carry the bile juice from the liver and small intestine to the gall bladder
    • Hemochromatosis, which is a genetic problem where the liver tends to build up iron undesirably
    • Wilson’s disease wherein the liver accumulates copper by itself
    • Biliary atresia in children, a condition wherein an infant is born without the bile ducts or has the ducts blocked or damaged
    • Liver cancers such as cholangiocarcinoma, hepatoblastoma, or hepatocellular carcinoma

 Liver Disease Symptoms

The patients with liver disease may experience the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Nausea and loss of appetite
  • Muscle and weight loss
  • Black stools and vomiting
  • Jaundice
  • Problems with blood clotting
  • Confusion and forgetfulness
  • Build up of fluids in the abdomen
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Dr. Chia Chung King is one of the most sought after specialists in Singapore and has over 20 Years years of experience.
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