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The University Surgical Cluster  (USC) at NUHS comprises of 14 specialties including Breast Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Urology, Paediatric Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Multi Organ Transplant Surgery. The availability of comprehensive services ensures that the residents will receive broad-based training that ensures competency in several subspecialty areas in Surgery. Through this broad-based training in the common trunk General Surgery Residency Programme, residents will be well prepared to specialise in other programmes such as Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Hand Surgery, Neurosurgery, Paediatric Surgery, and Urology, all of which are available at NUHS.

Every specialty in Surgery has leaders in their respective fields who are accessible, approachable and are outstanding teachers.

The USC has established a comprehensive infrastructure and unique initiatives to train, to teach and to develop state of the art care for patients including Advanced Surgery Training Centre, Initiative for Research and Innovations in Surgery (I.R.I.S.), Medical Engineering Research & Commercialization Initiative (MERCI), Basic science laboratories and comprehensive databases.

The programme in General Surgery is designed to provide a combination of clinical experience, didactic teaching and ample  opportunities for research. Several residents get opportunity to pursue Masters programme (MPH/MCI) during the residency training.

Our goal is to train future academic surgeons of the highest professional, ethical and academic standard.

Outstanding Features

  1. University educational award-winning clinical teachers
  2. Structured didactic and organised teaching integrated into clinical practice
  3. Fully functional Simulation Training Facility for advanced and evolving surgical technologies
  4. Opportunity to perform research with leading clinician-scholars and clinician-scientists
  5. Specialised tertiary surgical programmes including transplantation and robotic surgery


Programme Details

Our Faculty

Programme Director
Dr Frances Lim

Associate Programme Director
Dr Raj Kumar Menon
Dr Seow Choon Sheong
Dr Rajeev Parameswaran

Core Faculty
Dr Iyer Shridhar Ganpathi
Prof Davide Lomanto
Dr Chan Ching Wan
Dr Cheong Wai Kit
Prof So Bok Yan
Dr Farouk Ridzuan
Dr Lee Kuok Chung
Dr Soon Yuen

Contact Us

Programme Director

Dr Frances Lim

Programme Coordinator

Ms Ginelle Liu