Dr William Yip is a paediatric cardiologist currently practising in Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore. Dr Yip is one of the few doctors in Singapore trained in both paediatric medicine and cardiology. His special interest is in interventional cardiology in congenital heart diseases, such as Fallot’s tetralogy, ventricular septal defect and atrial septal defect, as well as foetal cardiology and electrocardiology.
Dr William Yip has more than 40 years of experience as a doctor. He was responsible for the development of the echocardiography and interventional cardiac procedures in the University Department of Paediatrics at Singapore General Hospital and the National University of Singapore.
He was formerly appointed as an associate professor of paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics, National University of Singapore, and the head of the Division of Paediatric Cardiology at National University Hospital. He remains an adjunct professor at the National University of Singapore and a visiting consultant paediatric cardiologist, Department of Paediatrics, National University Hospital, Singapore.
Dr Yip performed the first series of balloon valvuloplasty and angioplasty, device occlusion of patent arterial ducts, secundum atrial septal defects and ventricular septal defects, foetal echocardiography and intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography in Singapore. Also, Dr Yip has taught paediatric cardiology to undergraduate and postgraduate students in his position as a clinical teacher at the National University of Singapore. He has also proctored paediatric cardiologists in transoesophageal echocardiography and interventional procedures, and taught foetal echocardiography to paediatric cardiologists and obstetricians.