Dr Nicholas Chua

Anaesthesiologist & Pain Specialist
22 years of experience


Anaesthesiology & Pain Management


MBBS, MMed, PhD, FIPP (WIP, USA), Dip.AAPM (USA), FAMS (Anaesthesiology)

What I do

Dr Nicholas Chua provides clinical services such as:
- Headaches and Facial Pain
- Neck and Back Pain
- Joint Pain
- Nerve Pain
See more [ + ]- Cancer Pain
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Clinic Locations

Specialist Pain International Clinic
Mt. Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre #07-22
38 Irrawaddy Road, S 329563

Specialist Pain International Clinic
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre #12-03
3 Mount Elizabeth
Singapore 228510
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Professional Statement

Dr Nicholas Chua was Consultant in the Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), Singapore where he served as Head of Acute Pain Service. Dr Nicholas Chua graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) and obtained his Masters of Medicine (Anaesthesiology) in Singapore. He completed his advanced specialist training in Anaesthesiology in TTSH, Singapore. Pursuing his sub-specialty interest, he completed his Fellowship of Interventional Pain Physician (FIPP) accreditation in 2007 by the World Institute of Pain (WIP) in Memphis-Tennessee, United States of America. He is a certified Diplomate with the American ... See more [ + ]Academy of Pain Management (DAAPM) and have also undergone training and certification in Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) for pain diagnostics in Bochum, Germany. He completed his PhD doctorate thesis with the Radboud University Medical Centre of Nijmegen, The Netherlands and his PhD book is titled “QST observations in Chronic Neck Pain:Towards a mechanism-orientated approach to Cervicogenic Headache”.

Dr Chua is an active reviewer for various journals including The Lancet, Neurosurgery, Neuromodulation, BJA, Pain Practice, Annals of Academy of Medicine-Singapore and The Open Pain Journal. He is currently the Associate Editor in the journal Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Spine & Neurosurgery and World Journal of Anesthesiology. Dr Chua is a member of several professional organizations including the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, World Institute of Pain (WIP), American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM) and the Singapore Society of Anaesthesiology. He serves as a committee member in the Pain Association of Singapore and is a member of the scientific committee of the 7th World Congress of Pain organised by the World Institute of Pain (WIP) to be held in Maastricht, The Netherlands in 2014.

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Languages Spoken

English, Hokkien, TeoChew, Cantonese, Mandarin


National University of Singapore Faculty of Medicine
See more [ + ] Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
World Institute of Pain (WIP) in Memphis-Tennessee, USA
American Academy of Pain Management 

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Awards and Publications

Ministry of Defence Local Study Award (Medicine), 1995
World Institute of Pain (WIP), Memphis-Tennessee, USA’s Fellowship in Intervention Pain Physician (FIPP), 2007

Dr Nicholas Chua, who is very keen in academic work and research, has published and presented a number of original manuscripts in chronic pain, especially chronic head and neck pain.  He had also reviewed numerous submissions in various journals including The Lancet, British Journal of Anaesthesia, Neurosurgery, Neuromodulation and Pain Practice, Annals of Academy of Medicine-Singapore and The Open Pain Journal.

Professional Positions and Memberships

Consultant, Head of Acute Pain Service,  Dept of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care & Pain Medicine, TTSH, 2005-2012
Associate Editor, Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Spine & Neurosurgery
See more [ + ] Editorial Board Member, World Journal of Anaesthesiology
Member, World Institute of Pain
Member, American Academy of Pain Medicine
Committee Member. Pain Association of Singapore
Committee Member, Opioid Task Force, Pain Association of Singapore
Member, Singapore Society of Anaesthesiologists
Faculty, 1st Pan-Asian NTSORA Symposium, New York School of Regional Anaesthesia

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Accredited Hospitals

Gleneagles Hospital
Mount Alvernia Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
See more [ + ] Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Parkway East Hospital

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Insurances Accepted