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Hand Surgery

The NUHS Hand Surgery Residency is a six-year programme developed to train residents into competent and compassionate hand surgeons.  It is supported by a group of dedicated faculty, many whom are recognised leaders in their field.

The  first  two  years  of  Surgery-In-General (SIG) Residency Programme  develops  our residents’ ability to manage patients in all surgical specialties before embarking on the journey of subspecialisation.  This ensures that residents are not only trained to be experts in their specialty, but they are trained to provide holistic care within a multidisciplinary team.

The following four years of hand surgery training provides residents with exposure to a wide variety of cases and ample research opportunities to develop into a well-rounded hand and reconstructive microsurgeon.

Outstanding Features

Hand Surgery Residency Programme is unique in Singapore as it is a stand-alone specialty.  We, together with Finland, currently have the only Hand Surgery specific training programme in the world.  As such we pride ourselves as independent pioneers in this field.

We  work  as  a  close-knit  team  and  will  provide  a  comprehensive programme to equip you to finish your residency as a well-trained surgeon in all aspects of hand surgery.

Some features that makes NUHS programme unique among the other programmes include:

  1. We  have  the  “Father”  of  hand,  reconstructive  and  microsurgery,  Emeritus Professor Robert Pho still actively involved in training at all levels.
  2. We are the most established hand surgery department in Singapore with the largest group of hand surgeons working together.
  3. The  collective  expertise  of  the  faculty  represents  the  widest  breadth  and depth of hand and reconstructive microsurgery in Singapore including but not limited to upper extremity trauma management, congenital hand surgery, upper and lower extremity soft tissue reconstruction and resurfacing, brachial plexus  and  peripheral  nerve  surgery,  minimally  invasive  upper  extremity surgery, sports injuries and complex wrist reconstruction as well as upper extremity musculoskeletal oncologic surgery.
  4. We have the largest dedicated hand centre in Asia housing outpatient clinics, procedure rooms and occupational therapy department all under one roof.
  5. But  most  importantly,  it  is  the  PEOPLE  and  the  unique  ethos  that  makes us unique. We share our joy, sorrow, challenges and success and we work together  to  thrive  for  excellence  in  patient  care  and  the  specialty  of  hand surgery.

Programme Details
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Our Faculty

Programme Director
Dr Soumen Das De

Assistant Programme Director
Dr Kevin Wong
Dr Chong Chew Wei

Core Faculty
A/Prof Andrew Chin
Dr Sreedharan Sechachalam
Dr Mark Edward Puhaindran

Joint Coordinating Committee Chairman
A/Prof Andrew Chin

Contact Us

Programme Director

Dr Soumen Das De

Programme Coordinator

Ms Jessica Yen


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