TERTIARY AND/OR PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
MBBS, University of Singapore 1982
Post Basic Degree
FRCS (Edinburgh) 1989
FRCS (Glasgow) 1989
Academy of Medicine, Singapore 1993
Specialist Registrar (Orthopaedic Surgery) 1999
Clinical Fellow University of Toronto 1991
SUMMARY OF POSTINGS
April 1982 - July 1982 House Officer Orthopaedics, TTSH
Aug 1982 - Nov 1982 House Officer Medical Unit, TTSH
Dec 1982 - March 1983 House Officer Paediatrics, SGH
April 1983 - March 1983 Resident Paediatrics, SGH
June 1983 - Sept 1984 Medical Officer Singapore Armed Forces
Oct 1984 - May 1985 Resident Anaesthesia, TTSH
June 1985 - Nov 1985 Resident Orthopaedics, TTSH
Dec 1985 - May 1986 Resident A&E Dept, TTSH
PROMOTION AND POSTINGS
Dec 1985 - May 1986 Resident A&E Dept, TTSH
June 1986 - Nov 1987 Registrar Surgery, TTSH
Dec 1987 - Dec 1988 Registrar Orthopaedic, SGH
Jan 1989 - June 1990 Registrar Orthopaedic, TTSH
June 1990 - June 1991 Clinical Fellow Hospital for Sick Children
July 1990 - Oct 1991 Registrar Orthopaedics, TTSH
Nov 1991 - July 1992 Senior Registrar Orthopaedics, TTSH
Jan 1993 - Jan 1999 Consultant Orthopaedics, TTSH
Jan 1999 - March 2007 Senior Consultant Orthopaedics, TTSH
April 2007 - till currrent Director Centre for Advanced Orthopaedics,Mt Elizabeth Medical Centre
1. Clinical Lecturer, National University of Singapore
2. Consultant, Soldiers Performance Centre
Singapore Armed Forces
3. Visiting Consultant, KK Women & Children's Hospital.
4. Visiting Consultant, Spastic Children’s Association.
5. Visiting Consultant, National University Hospital.
6. Visiting Consultant and Professor,Pun Hiang Hospital, Myanmar
7. Adjunct Clinical Professor,Dept of Science and Technology,SIM University since April 2007
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
A CLINICAL -
1. Daily Ward Rounds.
2. Teaching & Supervision of House-Officers, Medical Officers/
3. Specialist Outpatients Clinics.
4. Operations - Elective & Emergencies (TTSH & KKWCH).
5. Coverage of paediatric orthopaedic clinic (TTSH & KKWCH).
6. Running Cerebral Palsy Clinic in Spastic Children’s Association.
1. Teaching of Medical Students.
2. Conduct In-service Continuing Medical Education Programs for
3. Supervision and training of Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine
and Surgical Trainees.
4.Postgraduate Surgical Trainee Lecturer.
5. Research work.
6 ECA RECORDS
A Committee Work
1.Member of Inpatient Working Committee, TTSH: 1991 - 1992.
2.Member of Working Committee for Medical Digest, TTSH: 1994
3.Committee Member for TTSH Annual Scientific Meeting: 1994.
4.Chairman for the Advanced Ilizarov Course conducted in TTSH; 28-30 July 1995.
5.Chairman, TTSH Back School Programme: 1994-1996.
6.Committee Member, Utilization Committee: 1995 - 1996.
7.Committee Member, Tissue Committee: 1998-1999.
8.Ilizarov Technique Program, Co-ordinator.
9.Publicity & Public relations, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1999-2000.
10. Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, TTSH 2001 – 2004.
1.Honorary Secretary, Singapore Orthopaedic Association (1992 - 1993).
2.Honorary Secretary, Organising Committee, 16th S'pore Orthopaedic Association Meeting 1992.
3.Chairman, Organising Committee, 3rd Asian Osteoporosis Symposium, 1992.
4.Chairman, Congress Facilities, Combined Asean Orthopaedic/17th S'pore Orthopaedic Asean Meeting, 1994.
5.Member of Paediatric Surgical Sub-Committee for new KK Women & Children's Hospital, 1992 - 2994.
6.Committee Member, Bone Donation Unit, NUH.
7.Co-Chairman, National Symposium of the Spastic Children, March 1994.
8.Chairman for Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Workshop, Combined Annual Surgical Meeting, November 1995.
9.Committee Member, Chapter of Surgeries, 1995 - 2001.
10.Social Chairman, 18th S'pore Orthopaedic Association Meeting, 1995.
11.Scientific Co-Chairman, 19th S'pore Orthopaedic Association Meeting, 1996.
12.Vice-Chairman, 32nd Annual Combined Surgical Meeting, 1998.
13.Honorary Secretary, Chapter of Surgeons, 1997 - 1998.
14.President & Founding Member of (ASEAN) ASAMI, Association of Ilizarov Surgeons, 1997 - 1998.
15.Chairman, 33rd Annual Combined Surgical Meeting, 4-6 Nov 1999.
16.Chairman, Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Workshop, 2-5 November 1999.
17. Advisor, Symposium on the Child with Cereberal Palsy, Aug 2000.
1. Visiting Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons to Spastic Children's Association since 1991.
2.Vice-Chairman, Case & Review Subcommittee, 1993 – 1994.
3.Chairman, Case & Review Subcommittee, Spastic Children's Association 1995 -2004.
4.Committee Member, Establishment Sub Committee, Spastic Children's Association, 1997 to 1998.
5.Co-Chairman, Grow Workshop, Spastic Children's Association, 1995.
6.Committee Member, Parent-Teacher Association, St Michael's School 1995 - 1996.
7.Chairman, Dinner & Dance Sub-Committee, St Michael's School, 1995.
8.Chairman, Teacher's Day Sub-Committee, St Michael's School, 1996.
9.Chairman, Food & Beverage Sub-Committee, S'pore Recreation Club, 1998 - 1999.
10.Auditor, Advisor, Council Keng Seng Primary School, 2000-2001.
11.Committee Member, Siglap Constituency Club 2001 – 2002.
12.Committee Member, North-East Community Development Council 2001 – 2004.
13.Vice-Chairman,North-East,Community Development Council,2005-2008
14.Committeee Member,Singapore recreation Club,2006-2010
15.Chairman,Food And beverage subcommittee,Singapore Recreation Club,2006-2010
16.Deputy Chairman,Sociial Subcommittee,Singapore Recreation Club,2008-10
17.Deputy Chairman,Spastic Children’s Assosciiation,2007 till date
B Professional Membership
1. Singapore Orthopaedic Association
2. Medical Protection Society
3. Fellow of Academy of Medicine Singapore
4.Executive Board Member, Spastic Children's Association.
5.Committee Member,Singapore Recreation Club
1. Asean Orthopaedic Association
2.President & Founding Member, ASEAN ASAMI
1.Clinical Fellow, University of Toronto
2.Committee Member, World Orthopaedic Concern (Association of Ilizarov Surgeons)
3.Salter Society, Toronto, Canada
4.Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
C Interest and Activities :-
1.Committee Member, Parent-Teacher Association, St Michael's School, 1995 - 1996.
2.Member, Advisory Council for Keng Seng Primary School, 200 - 2001.
3.Provided Medical Coverage and Specialist Assistance on behalf of the Singapore Sikh Foundation at McNair Road Sikh Temple.
4.North-East CDC, 2001 – 2008
5.Chairman,Food and Beverage,Singapore Recreation Club,1998-2000,2006-present
Sports and Recreation
1.Committee Member, Singapore Recreation Club, 1998-2001.
2.Committee Member, Siglap Constituency Sports Management Committee, 2000 - 2001.
3.Committee Member,Singapore Recreation Club 2006-2010
4.Sports Member, Soccer and Cricket Section, Singapore Recreation Club,2004-till date
7 COURSES/CONFERENCES ATTENDED
(BOTH AS PRESENTER AND PARTICIPANT)
1.Results of Arthroscopic Abrasion, Arthroplasty in Osteoarthritis of the knee presented at 13th S'pore Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Nov 1997.
2.Clear Cell Chondrosarcoma - Case Report and Literature Review. Presented at Monthly Combined Surgical Meeting in April 1988.
3.Early Experience with Ankle Arthroscopy in Singapore - presented at Monthly Combined Surgical Meeting in 1989.
4.Retrospective Study of Ilizarov Cases in TTSH - Annual Combined Surgical Meeting, November 1994.
5.Postgraduate Course in Orthopaedic Surgery, National University of Singapore since 1998 to 2000. Paper presented include:
i.Management of SCFE
ii.Management of limb length discrepancy.
6.Effective of Destruction of Lateral Acetabular Physeal Plate on Growth of Acetabulum - presented and won Young Investigator Award at 2nd Annual Scientific Meeting, TTSH, 1994.
7.Effect of Destruction of the Lateral Acetabular Physeal Plateau Growth of Acetabulum - presented at 17th S'pore Orthopaedic Association Meeting, 1995.
8.Plating of Displaced Mid-Shaft Tibial Fractures presented at 18th S'pore Orthopaedic Association Meeting, 1996.
9.Ankle Arthroscopy - presented at 3rd Annual TTSH Scientific Meeting & 19th S'pore Orthopaedic Association Meeting, 1997.
10.The Use of Ilizarov Techniques for Infected Non union of Long Bones presented at 20th S'pore Orthopaedic Association Meeting, 1998 and Overall Best Paper Award, 7th TTSH Annual Scientific Meeting, 1999.
11.Management of Club Foot at Paediatric Orthopaedic Symposium, KKWomen & Children's Hospital, 2000.
12. Ilizarov Workshop, NUH – Feb 2003.
Lectures: 1. Principles of Ilizarov Treatment.
2. Treatment of Infected Non-union tibia using Ilizarov Techniques
12.Principles and Management of Infected Nonunion tibia-CME programme,Gleaneagles Hospital in May2007
13.Managent of Osteoarthitris knee- GP seminar at Spore Recreation Club in Sept 2007
1.13th S'pore Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Nov 1987.
2.Combined Singapore - Australian Hand Society, Meeting, 1988.
3.23rd Western Pacific Orthopaedic Meeting (S'pore) - December 1989.
4.First Singapore Ilizarov Course - August 1991.
5.15th S'pore Orthopaedic Association Meeting.
6.16th SOA/Combined Sports Medicine Meeting: February 1993.
7.Pathology Course, 1993.
8.TTSH, Spinal Instrumentation Workshop, 9 Oct 1993.
9.Ilizarov Course, January 1993.
10.Ilizarov Course, TTSH - July 1995.
11.17th S'pore Orthopaedic/Asean Orthopaedic Meeting - Nov 1994.
12.19st S'pore Orthopaedic/Asean Orthopaedic Meeting - Nov 1996.
13.21st S'pore Orthopaedic/Asean Orthopaedic Meeting - Nov 1998.
14.Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Symposium - November 1995.
15.National Symposium on the Spastic Child, March 1994.
16.Workshop for Senior Administrators at Voluntary Welfare Organisations - January 2001.
1."Basic Arthroscopic Surgery Course" - Lecture & Live Surgery Demo in Medan Indonesia - February 1994.
2.Effect of Destruction of Growth Plate on Hip Joints in Rabbits - presented at 17th SOA/Asean Orthopaedic Meeting in November 1994.
3.Proceedings of the 16th Asean Orthopaedic/Inaugral ASAMI Meeting held on 13th November 1997 at Penang, Malaysia - "Treatment of NonUnionTibia Using Ilizarov Methods".
4.Visiting Expert to 2nd Basic Course in Ilizarov Technqiue, Manila, Jan 1999. Lecture on "Complications Using the Ilizarov Technique".
5.Visiting Expert to Chulalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand in November 1998 for Ilizarov Technqiue in November 1998.
6.Lecture on the "Singapore Experience in Ilizarov Technique" delivered at the Asean Orthopaedic Association Meeting in November 1999, Manila.
1.Complications using Ilizarov Technique.
2.Principles of Total Knee Replacement.
Delivered at Cipto Hospital, Jakarta in February 2000 including Live Surgery Demonstration.
8.Lecture & Live Surgery Demo on "Use of Ilizarov Technqiue in Nonunion Tibia at the National Congress of Indonesian Orthopaedic Association in November, 1999.
9.Visiting Expert & Lectures on Ilizarov Technqiue to be delivered at 4th Basic Course in Ilizarov Technique at Cebu City, Philippines in March 2001.
10. Visiting Expert & Live Surgery Demo course at Joint Arthoplasty and Ilizarov Surgery Course at Solo,Indonesia in Aug 20-22, 1999.
11. Regional – Presenter
Local Association of the Indonesia Orthopaedic Association, Sub Division Orthopaedic Surgery Hospital, Jakarta in August 2000. Live Demon on “total Knee Arthroplasty” and Lectures delivered:
1.Principles of total knee replacement.
2.Correction of valgus deformity in total knee replacement.
14.Regional – Presenter
12th National Congress of the Indonesian Orthopaedic Association, Makassar, Indonesia, in September 2000.
1.Treatment of Infected non-union tibia using Ilizarov surgery.
2.Complications of Ilizarov Surgery
13. Regional – Lecturer
Lectures, Workshop & Live Ilizarov Surgery in Solo, Indonesia in Augus 2001
14. Regional – Lecturer
21st Asean Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Bali Indonesia in Oct 2001.
Lecture delivered: Significance of lateral physeal plate of acetabulum to growth and stability of hip joint.
15. Regional - Presenter
Participate in Fitbone Surgery, Bumrungrad Hospital, Bankgok, February 2002.
16. Regional - Presenter Chairman
First Basic Course in Ilizarov Technique, Malacca, Malaysia, April 2002.
Delivered 3 Lectures:
2)Principles of Treatment
3)Infected nonunion tibia
4)Complication of Ilizarov Surgery
17. Regional - Presenter
3rd Basic Ilizarov Course and Workshop 2002, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in Sept 2002.
2 Lectures delivered:
1.Soft tissue response to lengthening.
2.Intramedullary bone lengthening.
18. Regional – Presenter
First Basic Workshop on Ring Fixation System (Ilizarov Technique), Johor Bahru, Malaysia in Sept 2002.
19. Regional – Presenter
Project Synergy at Bangkok, Thailand, August 2003.
20. Regional - Presenter
Poster Presentation “Postoperative pain relief following Total Knee Arthroplasty – prospective study using synergistic affect of Rofecoxib and Morphine for pain relief – Asia-Pacific Arthroplasty Society 5th Scientific Meeting, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia – August 2003.
21. Regional – Presenter
“Symposium on Musculoskeletal Trauma” at Makkasar, Indonesia in August 2003.
1.Principles of Ilizarov Technique
2.Intramedullary bone lengthening
3.Conduct Ilizarov workshop.
22. Regional - Presenter
Fitbone user’s Group Asia Meeting, Bumrungrad Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand – Sept 2003.
“Fitbone Experiences in Singapore”
23. Regional - Presenter
13th Indonesian Orthopaedic Association National Work Congress, Manado, Indonesia, in Oct 2003.
“Intramedullary Bone Lengthening”
24. Regional - Presenter
25th Annual Meeting of the Royal College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of Thailand, Cha-Am, Thailand in Oct 2003.
1)Intramedullary Bone Lengthening.
2)Treatment of Paediatric Supracondylar fractures.
3)Shoulder Hemiarthroplasty following comminuted proximal humerus fractures.
25. Regional - Presenter
Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society, 6th Scientific Meeting, Beijing China in April 2004.
“Treatment of Bone Defects during primary Total Knee Arthroplasty”.
26. 6th ASM of Asia-Pacific Arthroplasty Society, Beijing, China, 21 – 25 April 2004.
27. Int’l Learning Centre: Minimal Intervention Hip Surgery, Bangkok, Thailand, 8 July 2004.
28. 14th Triennial Congress of Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA), Kuala Lumur, Malaysia, 5 – 9 September 2005.
29. 12th Post-Graduate Course “Ring Fixators: New Devices and Techniques for Treating Fractures, Malunion, Nonunion and other Deformities, Manila, Philippines, 23 – 24 September 2005.
30. Sigma RF-F Launch Meeting, Koh Samul, Thailand, 19 – 20 March 2005.
31. Regional Seminars, Medan, Indonesia, 15 – 16 July 2005.
32. DGZYY Orthopaedic Conference, DongGuan, China, 12 – 14 August 2005.
33. Ho Chi Minh Arthroplasty Course, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 17 – 19 August 2005.
34. ASEAN Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Manila, Philippines, 14 – 20 November 2005.
35. 4th ConMed Linvatec Asia Arthroscopy Cadaver Workshop, Bangkok,Jan 2007
36. Basic Arthoplasty course in Singapore , Aug 2007 held at Regent Hotel.Lectures delivered:“Results of Total Knee Arthoplasty Using RP-flex” and “ Technical Detaiil, complications and results of Unicompartmental knee Replacement”
37. UniSIM-Institute of Engineers Chapter Seminar: Biomedical Engineering:
A Clinician’s Perspective and Design of Mobile-bearing High Knee Flexion
Device Prosthesis,SIM Universtity 15 Sept 2007
38. Lectures on Total Knee Replacement, Ilizarov techniques at PHIH Hospital,Myanmar in Oct 2007
39. Live surgical demo at RIPAS Hospital,Brunei on the Ilizarov procedure in Nov 2007
40. Public seminar at Makassar, Indonesia under Parkway Health care ,Nov 2007 on Knee Arthritis
41. Lectures Delivered at Shangri La Hotel, Surabaya in conjuction with Rumah Sakit,Darmo
On “Recent Advances in Knee Surgery” and “Fitbone Surgery on 26th,Jan 2008
42.Workshop and Lectures on Computer Aided Knee Navigation Surgery at the Indonesian Orthopaedic assosciation in Batam, April 2007
1. Regional – Participant
Current & Future Trends in Hip & Knee Arthroplasty, Langkawi, Malaysia in April 2000.
2. Regional - Participant
Coxibs Scientific symposium/Int’l Speakers Forum, Phuket, Thailand, Sept 2001.
3. Regional - Participant
The 2nd Congress of Asia Pacific Knee Society, 2002, Taipei, Taiwan, March 2002.
1.Elbow Injuries in Children - presented at Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto, Canada, November 1991.
2.Effect of Destruction of Growth Plate on the Hip Joint in Rabbits presented at Western Pacific Orthopaedic Association Meeting at Koichi, Japan in November 1996.
3."The Use of Ilizarov Technqiue in Infected Non-Union Tibia", presented at SICOT Meeting in Sydney, Australia on 23 April 1999.
4. 5th Bi-ennial Conference of Indian Arthroplasty Association Kolkata, Indian in Sept 2003.
1.Treatment of bone defects during primary TKA
2.Postoperative pain relief following TKA
4.Management of Postop Pain relief following Total Knee Arthroplasty – presented at 6th ASM of Asia-Pacific Arthroplasty Society Beijing, China, February 2004
5.“Trophic Enhancement of Physical Distraction” – presented at Istanbul, Turkey, May 2004.
6.12th Toronto Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Management Course, Toronto, Canada, 15 – 18 May 2004.
7.3rd Meeting of the A.S.A.M.I. International, Istanbul, Turkey, 27 – 29 May 2004.
8.Invitation to visit Department of Health and Medical Services (DOHMS), Dubai, UAE, 5 – 9 June 2004.
9.Visiting Physician with DOHMS, Dubai and Int’l Health Tourism Exhibition, Bahrain, Dubai & Bahrain, 15 – 17 Dec 2005.
10.CI – Total Knee & Minimal Invasive Uni Compartmental Knee, Perth, Australia, 24 – 26 May 2005.
11.Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society (APAS) 7th Annual Conference, Goa, India, 25 – 28 August 2005.
12.“Results of Elbow Arthoplasty presented at MOA/2nd APOA Trauma Sectiion Meeting,1-4 June 2006,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia
13.Techniques and Results of High Flexion Knee Implant,PFC Rpflex and Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery presented at 2006International Symposium on Osteonecrosis and Joint Preserving and Reconstrunction.14-16 April 2006,Beijing,China
14.Results of TKR following failed uniTKA presented at Joint Replacement State of art Conference, 7-8 October,2006 at Bangalore,India
15.“Results of Intramedullary Bone Lengthening using Fitbone Surgery” presentes at the 4th Meeting of the ASAMI International, 12-14 October 2006, Kyoto, Japan
16.Results of TKR PFC RP flex presented at High Flexiion Evaluation Team Meeting, 11 October 2006, Shanghai, China
17.Lectures on Limb Lengthening and High Flexiion Knee prosthesis at International Pakistan Medical Assn conference in Lahore,Pakistan in Sept 2006
18. 2006 International Symposium on Osteonecrosis and Joint-Preserving & Reconstruction, Beijing,China,14-16 April 2006
19. Results of Elbow arthoplasty following comminuted elbow fractures in the elderly ,36th MOA AGM / Annual Scientific Meeting & 2nd APOA Trauma Section Meeting, Kuala Lumpur,2-4th June,2006
20.Joint Replacement State of Art Conference, Bangalore,7-8 Oct,2006
21.High Flexion Evaluation Team Meeting, Shanghai,10-11 Nov 2006
22.Chairman, Arthoplastry Course by Depuy,J&J in Sept 2006
23.Results of Fitbone lengthening,presented at 4th meeting of the A.S.A.M.I. International, Kyoto,Japan from 12-14th Oct 2006
24.International Invited Speaker at the 20th Myanmar Orthoapedic Conference at Yangon,Feb 2008
1.23rd Western Pacific Orthopaedic Meeting in Singapore - Dec 1989.
2.Annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting at Anaheim, USA in 1991.
3.Paediatric Orthopaedic Review Course - Montreal, Canada, in February 1991.
4.TSRH Spine Course in April 1991 at Toronto, Canada.
5.International Knee Society/Arthroscopy Meeting at Toronto, Canada in May 1991.
6.Basic AO Course in Davos, Switzerland in November 1992.
7.6th WPOA Operative Spine Surgery Course in Taiwan, October 1992.
8.Annual American Academy of Orthopaeidc Surgeon Meeting of San Francisco, USA in February 1993.
9.Advanced Trauma Course in Valbella, Switzerland in February 1994.
10.Advanced Ilizarov Course, November 1995 at Lecco, Italy.
11.Annual Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting at Atlanta, USA in February 1996.
12.Mobile Bearing Knee Arthroplasty Course in Brisbane, Australia on February 1998.
13.Review of Total Joint Arthoplasty at Langkawi, Malaysia in November 2000.
14.The use of Intelligent Intramedullary Nail (Fitbone Operation) inconjunction with Dr Baumgart at Munich, Germany, October 2000.
15 Cooperation with TTSH in the Application of Fully Implantable Distraction Techniques for Ilizarov Surgery, Munic, Germany in Sept 2000.
16 Current Concepts in Joint Replacement at Las Vegas,USA in May 2001
17. 69th Annual Meeting at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons at Dallas, Texas, USA – February 2002.
17.Unicompartment Minimally Invasive Solution Course & Surgery Observation, New Jersey, USA – June 2002.
18.Training programme Fitbone Intramedullary One Lengthening Method, Lebach, Germany – Aug 2002.
19.12th Annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course, Baltimore, USA – Sept 2002.
20.Training of Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction System, Manufactured by Orthofix, Germany in Nov 2003.
21.Pelvic and Acetabular Course, Toronto, Canada in May 2004.
22.Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction System, Verona, Italy, 26 – 28 October 2005.
23. Current Concepts in Joint replacement.21-24 May 2006,Las Vegas,USA
23.4th ConMed Linvatec Asia Arthroscopy Cadaver Workshop, Bangkok,22-23 Jan 2007
24. Limb Deformity Course and Hexapod Fixator Workshop ,Pune India, 2-4th Jan 2008