Dr. Bernard Kwok is a cardiologist who obtained his basic medical degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1990. He further qualified in internal medicine with Master of Medicine from NUS. He became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (U.K.), after qualifying with a diploma from the Royal College in Edinburgh, Scotland in the U.K. He trained in cardiology at the National University Hospital in Singapore, and completed a fellowship in Heart Failure & Heart Transplantation at Stanford University School of Medicine in USA.
He is Singapore’s first qualified transplant cardiologist.
Dr. Kwok established the Singapore’s first multi-disciplinary Heart Failure Programme at the National Heart Centre of Singapore. He was the Director of the Programme, and continues to care for patients with advanced heart failure and heart transplant recipients as a Visiting Consultant at the National Heart Centre Singapore. With a strong interest in exercise physiology, he is an Exercise Specialist accredited by American College of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Kwok is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at NUS' Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He was the former Governor of the Singapore Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, and the President of the Singapore Cardiac Society. He is the founding President of the Heart Failure Society (Singapore).
He is effectively bilingual in English and Chinese, and is conversant in spoken Bahasa. In addition, he speaks 3 dialects fluently (Cantonese, Hokkien & Teochew).
Dr. Kwok's specialty interest is exercise physiology.