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Dr. David Chin Chao-Wu

Senior Consultant ENT Surgeon


  • Rhinology
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

Medical Conditions Treated:

  • Injuries, growths or deformities affecting the head and neck, including cancer
  • Difficulty swallowing. Chronic nasal congestion or frequent nose bleeds
  • Any other symptoms affecting ears, nose, throat or balance
  • Paediatric ENT conditions


English, Mandarin, French


Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Sydney), Member, Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh), Member, Royal College of Surgeons (Ireland), Master of Medicine (Otorhinolaryngology), Singapore, Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, Member, American Rhinologic Society, Member, European Rhinologic Society, Member, Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery

Professional Profile:

Dr David Chin is a consultant Head & Neck surgeon with subspecialty focus in rhinology, endoscopic sinus surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery. He focuses his practice on the health of the nose and sinuses in both adult and paediatric patients. He has extensive experience in advanced functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), endoscopic skull base surgery (ESBS), endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) and endoscopic orbital surgery.

He has a keen interest in surgery for the nasal airway including functional septorhinoplasty and the optimisation of nasal breathing for patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).

Dr Chin strives to be at the forefront of advances in the treatment of nose and sinus conditions. Most recently, in 2021, these include being the first to use anti-inflammatory biological agent (Xolair) for the management of sinonasal polyposis as well as being part of the ASCENT team pioneering, in Singapore, the use of ClariFix (a minimally-invasive cryotherapy technique for the treatment of chronic rhinitis).