About Us

The Singapore Hypertension Society (SHS) was founded by a group of physicians from various disciplines with the common philosophy that since hypertension has many facets to its causation, pathogenesis, and clinical consequences, a multidisciplinary approach will achieve the most success for the goal of managing the disorder.

The SHS plays an important role in organising clinical meetings, seminars and conventions to advance the practice of hypertension management. The Society advocates research and publication of medical and scientific works on hypertension, as well as promoting regional and international cooperation in the study of hypertension.

The SHS is affiliated to the Asian Pacific Society of Hypertension, having been formally inaugurated on 23 February 2002 at the Pan-Pacific Hotel in Singapore. SHS hosted the 3rd Asian Pacific Congress of Hypertension on 3-7 April 2004. The Society works closely with, and has the strong support of the Singapore Heart Foundation, the Singapore Cardiac Society, and the Singapore Society of Nephrology.

With support from both medical and paramedical professionals, biomedical scientists, and the Government, the SHS will actively implement programmes to educate the community on the different aspects of hypertension, aiming to detect the condition early so as to minimise its complications.

Singapore Hypertension Society Founder Members

President Dr Low Lip Ping

Vice President Prof Chia Boon Lock

Honorary Secretary Dr Chee Tek Siong

Honorary Treasurer Dr Akira Wu Yik Tian

Council Members

Prof Vernon Oh Min Sen
Dr Terrence Chua

Dr Susan Quek
Dr Wong Kok Seng

Singapore Hypertension Society Council for April 2018 to March 2020

President Assoc Prof Tay Jam Chin

Vice President Prof Vernon Oh

Honorary Secretary Assoc Prof Jimmy Teo

Honorary Treasurer Dr Akira Wu

Council Members Dr Chee Tek Siong
Dr Low Lip Ping
Dr N.V.Ramani
Adj Asst Prof Veerendra Chadachan

Internal Auditors Adj Asst Prof Ashish Anil Sule
Dr Pankaj Handa

Join Us

Please refer to the SHS Constitution here.

Join the Singapore Hypertension Society as an ordinary member and interact with members of the hypertension community for the latest updates. Membership is available at $30 a year, and is open to all doctors with an interest in hypertension, who are currently working or have worked in a medical or health-related field. The SHS exists to serve all physicians who have an interest in improving the outcomes of care of their hypertensive patients.

To apply as a member, please download the form here.
Kindly refer to the membership criteria to ensure your eligibility before applying.