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Dr Ian Phoon Kwong Yun

Dr Phoon Ian Phoon Kwong Yun

MBBS (S’pore), Mmed (Family Medicine)(S’pore)

Senior Consultant

Family Physician

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant SingHealth PolyclinicsSingHealth Polyclinics
  • Family Physician SingHealth PolyclinicsSingHealth Polyclinics
  • Chairman, Cardiovascular Workgroup
  • SHINe Program Manager
  • BCLS, CPR, AED Chief Instructor

Academic Appointments

  • Residency (Family Medicine) Core Faculty - 2013 to 2015, 2017
  • GDFM


Dr Ian Phoon is the chairman of the cardiovascular workgroup for Singhealth Polyclinics since 2011. He has a keen interest in the management of Diabetes, Hypertension, and Hyperlipidemia.

He was a member of the 2017 MOH Clinical Practice Guideline Hypertension Workgroup.

He was a guest speaker at the 2019 Family Medicine Review Course on the use of insulin in the treatment of diabetes

He is the Program Manager for the Singapore Healthcare Improvement Network (SHINe) for Singhealth Polyclinics, from 2014 to 2019, and had worked to reduce hypoglycaemia due to anti-diabetic drugs, through quality improvement. This project won the Singhealth Target zero Harm – Team Award, in October 2018.

He is also a Chief Instructor for BLCS, CPR and AED for Singhealth Polyclinics.

In July 2018, he was one of a handful of SHP staff that participated in the MOH Disaster Medical Responder’s Course (BASIC), which included a simulated a mass casualty civil disaster at Changi Airport.


  • ​MMed (Family Medicine) (S’pore) - 2007
  • MBBS (S’pore) - 1999

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Chairman, Cardiovascular Workgroup, Singhealth Polyclinics (2011 – present)
  • Future of our Journey, Dr Chest Pain – A committee looking at building a chest pain algorithm in the primary care to risk stratify and streamline referrals to the National Heart Centre. Clinical representative for SHP. (2019 – present)
  • Heart Failure Service Improvement (HFSI) – A multi-institutional collaborative looking at improving heart failure care in Singapore. SHP representative. (2019 – present.)
  • AMI HOPE – An inter-institutional committee looking at improving the care of post myocardial infarct (heart attack) patients.
  • Self-care Support Program SHP – Program director (2020 – present)
  • SHINe Program Manager, Singhealth Polyclinics (2014 – 2019)
  • Member, MOH Clinical Practice Guidelines for Hypertension (2014 – 2017)
  • Member, Joint Diabetic Committee (JDC), 2014 – 2017
  • Chief Instructor, BCLS, CPR/ AED, PRIME Training Centre, Singhealth Polyclinics


  • You Shine award – Silver Award (2020)
  •  Long Service Award – 20 years, Singhealth (2020)
  • Singapore Medical Journal (SMJ) Reviewer Recognition Award (2020)
  • Hero Award, Singapore Health Quality Service Award (for the fight against COVID) (2020)
  • Eastern Health Alliance Caring Award – Gold Award (2014)
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award  - Gold Award (2014)
  • Singapore Medical Journal, Reviewer Recognition Award (2012)
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award  - Silver Award (2010)

Research Interests


  • Compatibility between an overnight fast and a random cholesterol test in Asians. Ian KY Phoon, Eileen YL Koh, Xiaoxuan Guo, Sankari Usha, Ngiap Chuan Tan. Sci Rep 11, 6478 (2021).  - published online on 19 Mar 2021
  • A cohort survey of the effect of an educational intervention on human papillomavirus vaccine related knowledge and attitudes among pre-university female students in Singapore, Lim S W C, Boo A Y Y, Tan W C, Lee H K, Choong K S, Chang Z Y, Balakrishnan B, Png E S Y, Wee S X J, Phoon I K Y , Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare 2017, Vol. 26(1) 5–10,
  • Practical Assessment of Colour Vision to Certify Fitness for Driving, Phoon I K Y, Chang W T, The Singapore Family Physician, January 2013,Vol 39 No 1, P63-66
  • Initiation of insulin for type 2 diabetes mellitus patients: what are the issues? A qualitative study. Tan AM, Muthusamy L, Ng CC, Phoon KY, Ow JH, Tan NC. Singapore Med J. 2011 Nov;52(11):801-9.

Research Trials