DR KENNY PETER PANG
MBBS, MRCS (Edinburgh) (UK), FRCS (Edinburgh) (UK),
FRCS (ENT)(Ireland), Masters Medicine (ORL)
Ear Nose & Throat, Sleep Specialist
Asia Sleep Centre
Fellow of American Sleep Academy
Founding Member, International Surgical Sleep Society
Founder, ASEAN Sleep Surgical Society
Member, Singapore Sleep Society
Member, World Sleep Society
Board Director, Italian Sleep Disorders Board
Dr Kenny Pang graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He attained his Fellowship from both the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and Ireland, and proceeded to attain his Masters of Medicine (Otorhinolarynogology).
Dr Pang completed a sleep surgery and sleep medicine fellowship in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Georgia Sleep Centre, Medical College of Georgia (MCG) in the USA. He directed and ran the sleep medicine and sleep surgical clinics and research in Georgia, under the mentorship of Professor David J Terris; and under Professor Tucker Woodson in Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA.
He is well versed in treating all forms of sleep disorders, including snoring, obstructive sleep apnoea, insomnia, sleepwalking, night terrors and bedwetting. He invented 2 very successful surgeries namely, the Expansion Sphincter Pharyngoplasty and the Anterior Palatoplasty.
Dr Pang invented a new technique known as the Expansion Sphincter Pharyngoplasty (2006) for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnoea. He conducted a randomised controlled trial (with Professor BT Woodson) in Singapore and US and found this surgery to be very effective.
The Anterior Palatoplasty (2004) is another surgery invented by Dr Pang for patients with snoring and sleep apnoea. The results have been very impressive and successful.
Dr Pang also introduced a new Pang-Rotenberg sign (2015) that helps prognosticates the likelihood of success of nose and palate surgery for snoring treatments.
Dr Pang was the course director of a few major international courses in Singapore in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013 and 2017, which were attended by more than 1000 ENT specialists from all over the world. He was also actively involved in organising the American Sleep, Breathing and Surgery Courses (ISSS), and the Sleep Apnoea Symposium in the USA every year (American Academy ENT).
PRESIDENT, ASEAN Sleep Surgical Society
Dr Pang is the founder and president of the ASEAN Sleep Surgical Society, which is an interest group comprised of ENT/Dental/Respiratory and Sleep Specialists from the region and USA. (www.ASEANSleepSurgicalSociety.com)
FOUNDING MEMBER, INTERNATIONAL SURGICAL SLEEP SOCIETY
Dr Pang was appointed (since 2008 onwards) the chief editor of this prestigious international sleep surgical society where only the key surgeons and world sleep authorities are appointed on this committee and society.
SLEEP CENTRE DIRECTOR
He is the Medical Director of Asia Sleep Centre, Singapore.
TEACHER – UNIVERSITY AND FELLOWSHIPS
Dr Pang was a Clinical teacher in National University Hospital from 2003 to 2006, where he taught first year to fifth year Medical Students. He also currently teaches doctors in his Mini-Fellowships programs available in his Sleep Centre for ENT/Dental/Respiratory specialists.
Dr Pang is the author of Singapore’s “Handbook of ENT & Sleep Disorder” and the “Sleep Solutions/Sleep Matters Book – First, Second and Third Edition”.
He has written over 30 chapters for various American ENT / Sleep textbooks.
Dr Kenny Pang is the Chief Editor in the International Sleep Surgical Textbook for surgeons, titled “Advanced Surgical Technique in Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea”, published by the American Plural Publishing.
He has also published over 50 research papers and clinical trials in the various international peer-reviewed journals.
He is also a reviewer for various prestigious journals such as Laryngoscope, Singapore Medical Journal, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, and Canadian Medical Journal.
Dr Pang has been an invited speaker (over 70 conferences) to various sleep surgery courses in the region and internationally (Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Shanghai, Australia, Italy, Brazil, Spain and Malaysia) and in the USA (every year since 2003).
- In 1993, Dr Pang was awarded the Pathology Distinction Award.
- He was awarded the Young ENT Investigator’s Award at the Annual ENT Society Meeting in 2002.
- Ministry of Health awarded Dr Pang in 2003, the HMDP (Higher Medical Development Program) award.
- In 2003, he received the Singapore People’s Association Appreciation Award for his voluntary work at Kim Seng Community Clinic, where he ran free night clinics for the poor.
- The Courage/Valour Award in 2003, from the Singapore Ministry of Health, for caring for the SARS patients.
- In May 2006, he was awarded the Service Excellence Star Award in Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
- In October 2014, he was awarded the most outstanding Achievement Award from India for his surgical innovations and contribution to the sleep surgery arena.
Dr Pang has been featured many times in dailies and magazines such as the Straits Times, Sunday Times, Today Paper, Business Times, Prestige and Ezyhealth & Beauty. He has also appeared on Channel 5’s “AM Singapore”, The 5 Show and Channel NewsAsia.