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Adj Asst Prof Seow Choon Sheong

  • Head of Division & Senior Consultant, Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • Head of Division & Senior Consultant, Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Jurong Medical Centre
  • Senior Consultant, Division of Surgical Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
MB ChB (Aberdeen), FRCS (Glasg), FRCS (Gen Surg) (Glasg)
Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology (Colorectal Surgery)
Special Interests:
Colorectal Surgery, Lower GI Cancers, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Diagnostic & Therapeutic Endoscopy, Functional Bowel Disorder


Adj Asst Prof Seow Choon Sheong is Head of the Division of Colorectal Surgery in JurongHealth Campus. He is practising as a Senior Consultant in Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Medical Centre.

Adj Asst Prof Seow graduated from the University of Aberdeen and undertook basic and advanced surgical training in the West of Scotland, UK. His rotation included the Western Infirmary, Gartnavel General Hospital and Glasgow Royal Infirmary. He also pursued research in molecular genetics at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow, which earned him his medical doctorate (MD) and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Scholar-in-Training Award. Adj Asst Prof Seow is on the UK Specialist Register as well as the Specialists Accreditation Board register. He is also an elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow.

After his Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST), Adj Asst Prof Seow undertook fellowship training in the department of Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital. He also worked as a consultant colorectal surgeon in the Manchester Royal Infirmary and the Frenchay and Southmead Hospitals, Bristol, UK.

Adj Asst Prof Seow is involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate education. He teaches anatomy to medical undergraduates and is a tutor for the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course and the Anatomy of Complications Workshop for National University Hospital System (NUHS). He received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in undergraduate teaching and the Best Teacher (Surgery) Award in JurongHealth Campus twice. He is also the Associate Programme Director, General Surgery Residency Programme, NUHS.


  • ​2019- Long Service Award (10 year)

Journals & Publications

  1. CS Seow, DKH Chan, A Bohari, et al. Predictors of Clinical Outcomes in acute Appendicitis: A Retrospective Study. Malaysian Journal Of Medicine (in press) [IF- 0.28]
  2. CS Seow, D Lomanto, LL Ooi. COVID-19 and the impact on Surgical Training and Education in Singapore. Heliyon. 2022 Jan 10. [IF- 3.92]
  3. YQ Tan, FH Koh, CS Seow. Rapidly progressive ulcer in an older woman. Annals of Academy of Medicine Singapore 2021; 50: 10. [IF- 2.47]
  4. D Bruce-Hickman, SM Sajeed, YH Pang, CS Seow, et al. Bowel ulceration following tocilizumab administration in a COVID-19 patient. BMJ Open Gastroenterology. 2020 Aug. [IF- 3.05]
  5. DKH Chan, CHL Keh, CS Seow, PTC Iau. Maintaining quality of care in colorectal cancer surgery during COVID-19 pandemic. B J Surg 2020 Sep; 107 (10): e422-e423. [IF- 6.94]
  6. FH Koh, JY Ng, CS Seow, CH Keh. ON-Q pain relief system insertion technique: intra-operative insertion of a pre-peritoneal catheter for continuous local anaesthetic infusion. Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2020 Feb; 102 (2): 160-161. [IF- 1.22]

Professional Memberships

  • College of Surgeons of Singapore, Council Member
  • Endo-Laparoscopic Society of Asia
  • Society of Colorectal Surgeons of Singapore
  • European Society of Coloproctology
  • European Association of Endoscopic Surgery
  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow 


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