publication

research awards

Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies (International)

2004 Canada Finalist

“ Enhancement of meniscus repair in the avascular zone using mesenchymal stem cells in a porcine model.”

29th Singapore Orthopaedic Association- National Young Investigator Award

“Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Meniscus Tears.”

1998 – Present

Clinical Scientist Unit – NUH Pitch For Funds Award 2007, National University Hospital, Singapore

“3-D Nano-scaffold with Mesenchymal Stem Cells for the treatment of cartilage defects in a Porcine Model.”

research grants awarded

Principle Investigator: A Phase-Two study on the Use of Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Enhancing Meniscal Lesions Repair in the Human Knee NMRC-NIG

Co-Principal Investigator: Cartilage Regeneration Using 3D Nanofibrous Scaffolds Enriched with Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cells– a project with NUS Bioengineering Department (Funded under NUH Pitch for Fund)

Co-Principal Investigator: A Multi-Centre Randomised Controlled Trial Evaluating a Novel Minimally-Invasive Technique of Cartilage Repair in the Human Knee Using Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Hyaluronic Acid, awarded the 2009 National Healthcare Group Small Innovative Grant (NHG-SIG Grant)

Co-Principal Investigator: Biomimetic 3D nanofibrous scaffold/MSCs composites for bone graft applications – a project with NUS Bioengineering Department, awarded the 2008 National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Grant Approved

scientific meeting presentations

Cementation for Minimally Invasive Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized Control Study. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Annual Meeting, USA,2010.

Long-Term Clinical Results after Proximal Tibial Dome Osteotomy. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Annual Meeting, USA,2010.

Total Hip Replacement: Femoral Fixation in the Elderly: Hot Topics. Annual Meeting 2011 Annual Meeting, USA, 2007. Co-author.

Enhancement of meniscus repair in the avascular zone using mesenchymal stem cells in a porcine model. Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies Annual Meeting, Canada, 2004.

Stem Cell Therapy for Cartilage and Meniscus Injuries. The 8th International Forum on Orthopaedic Sports Medicine & Arthroscopic Surgery (IFOSMA)/ ISAKOS Meeting, Shanghai, 2011.

invited faculty / speaker / instructor

Harvard Medical School : Advances in Arthroplasty: Femoral Fixation in Total Hip Replacement. Boston, USA, 2007.

Official Physician for Singapore at the Youth Olympic Games, 2010.

Total Hip Replacement: Limb Length Inequality. Asia-Pacific Arthroplasty Association, Malaysia 2008.

Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction.

The 8th International Forum on Orthopaedic Sports Medicine & Arthroscopic Surgery (IFOSMA)/ ISAKOS Meeting, Shanghai, 2011.

The 8th International Forum on Orthopaedic Sports Medicine & Arthroscopic Surgery (IFOSMA)/ ISAKOS Meeting, Shanghai, 2011.

Faculty and Instructor for the Hip and Knee Course. Indonesian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, 2010.

2010 Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress. “Minimally Invasive, Computer guided Total Knee Replacement”

Instructor for the 2009 and 2010 Arthrocare Advanced Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy Course, Singapore

Malaysian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, 2011. “Total Hip Replacement: Tips and Pearls.”

Zimmer Hip and Knee Replacement Course, Malaysia, 2011.

Hip Arthroscopy. National University Hospital Public Forum, 2011.

Advances in Total Knee replacement. National University Hospital Public Forum, 2011.

Zimmer Revision Hip and Knee Replacement Advanced Course, Malaysia 2010.

Computer Guided, Minimally Invasive Total Knee replacement, National University Hospital Public Forum. 2009.

Organizing Committee. ICRS/ SOA Cartilage Symposium at the 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Singapore Orthopaedic, Association, 2009.

Arthroscopic Surgery. 32nd Postgraduate Course in Orthopaedics, National University Hospital, 2011.

Knee and Hip Arthroplasty. 30th Postgraduate course in Orthopaedic Surgery. National University Hospital, 2009.

Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation versus Stem Cell Therapy. Biopolis Scientific Meeting, Singapore, 2009.

Speaker at Asean Arthroscopy and Sports Surgery Association, Kuala Lumpur, 2013. “Hip Arthroscopy”

Speaker at 18th National Congress of the Indonesian Orthopaedic Association, 2012. Limb Length in Total Hip Arthropla