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Adj A/Prof Fareed H Y Kagda

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  • Head & Senior Consultant, Division of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • Group Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery, National University Health System


MBBS (S'pore), FRCS (Glasg), FRCSEd (Ortho Surg), FAMS (Ortho Surg)


Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Hip & Knee Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery (Bones, Joints & Spine), Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery

Special Interests:

Hip & Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery


Adj A/Prof Fareed, Head, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Medicine in 1995 and has been in public service since. He completed his orthopaedic training and was awarded the most outstanding orthopaedic trainee in 2002. Further clinical subspecialty training in Orthopaedic trauma was obtained in Leeds (UK), Hannover (Germany) and Lucerne (Switzerland) between 2004 and 2006. 

After 8 years of practice at National University Hospital (NUH), he joined NTFGH in 2010. As Head of the Department of Orthopaedics, NTFGH since 2018, he was given a second appointment as Group Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery for the National University Health System (NUHS) since 2019. 

His major area of clinical practice include surgery for complex fractures, management of patients with multiple injuries (polytrauma), limb lengthening and reconstructive surgery for infections or non-union of the bone as well as correction of bony deformities. He also practices general adult orthopaedics focusing on hip and knee joint replacements (including robotic assisted surgery) and knee arthroscopic surgery. He has received Service Quality awards in 2013 and 2017 for his patient-centric care. 

In NUH he was involved in the setup of the ‘Fix & Flap’ program for open fractures with the Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery (HRM) department, introduced the use digital templating software (TRAUMACAD) as well the use of Reamer Irrigator Aspirator (RIA) for bone grafting. 

In NTFGH, as clinical champion of the Hip Fracture Integrated Care Pathway (ICP) Committee, he set up the standardised management of hip fractures, including risk screening and post-operative rehabilitation providing value driven outcomes. While chairing the NTFGH’s Operating Theatre Committee, he was also involved in the setup of the operating theatres as well as the paperless Epic (OPTime) electronic medical record (EMR) system. 

One of Adj A/P Fareed’s passions is teaching. He has received the Dean’s Award for teaching excellence (2011), Orthopaedic Teaching Excellence Award (2012), Best Resident Supervisor Gold Award (2016), NUH Teaching Excellence Award (2016) and NUHS Teaching Excellence Awards (2021). 

Besides being extensively involved in setting standards and curriculum, he has regularly organised and examined in multiple undergraduate and post-graduate examinations in orthopaedics both locally and overseas. His previous and current leadership positions in committees include the Staff Registrar Scheme Diploma in Orthopaedic Surgery, Master in Medicine (Orthopaedics) Committee with the Division of Graduate Medical Studies (National University of Singapore) and the Orthopaedic Surgery Exit Examinations Committee. He was also previously a Chairman of the Singapore Council of AO Trauma Asia Pacific (a non-profit foundation for the improvement in orthopaedic trauma care) and past Chairman of the Chapter of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Surgeons.


  • Covid-19 Resilience Medal 2023
  • Public Administrative Medal (Bronze) (COVID-19) 2023
  • Long service Award (20 years) National University Health System 2022
  • NUHS Commendation Award 2022
  • NUHS Teaching Excellence Award 2021 

Journals & Publications

  1. Nashi N, Kagda FH. Current concepts of bone grafting in trauma surgery. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma. 2023 Aug 5:102231.
  2. Rasappan, K., Lim, M.J., Chua, I.T.H. et al. Does the Schatzker III Tibial Plateau Fracture Exist?. JOIO 57, 1891–1900 (2023). (group author)
  3. MacKechnie, M C ; Shearer, D W ; Verhofstad, M H J ; et al. Establishing Consensus on Essential Resources for Musculoskeletal Trauma Care Worldwide: A Modified Delphi Study. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery ():10.2106/JBJS.23.00387, September 14, 2023. | DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.23.00387 (Corporate Author)
  4. Chin BZ, Nashi N, Lin S, Yik K, Tan G, Kagda FH. Telemedicine use in orthopaedics: Experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of telemedicine and telecare. 2021 Sep 20:1357633X211041011.
  5. Gorny AW, Bagdasarian N, Koh AH, Lim YC, Ong JS, Ng BS, Hooi B, Tam WJ, Kagda FH, Chua GS, Yong M. SARS-CoV-2 in migrant worker dormitories: Geospatial epidemiology supporting outbreak management. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2021 Feb 1;103:389-94.
  6. Liu S, Lim J, Tan K, Kagda F, Au L. Oral health and initiation of osteoporosis treatment: Findings from a Hip Fracture Integrated Care Pathway in an acute hospital in Singapore. In JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY 2020 Apr 1 (Vol. 68, pp. S78-S79). 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA: WILEY. (Conference paper)
  7. Seow JW, Lin S, Khor YP, Hey DH, Kagda FH. Stress and Strain in an Orthopaedic Department on the Frontlines during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Analysis of Burnout and the Factors Influencing It. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. 2020 Oct 1;49(10):814-6.
  8. Ee D, Lim J, Tan K, Terk CW, Kagda F, Au L: Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (ACPO): A complication of hip fracture pain management in the geriatrics-orthopaedics population, in Journal of The American Geriatrics Society: 2020, vol 68, pp S321-S321. (Conference paper)
  9. Chan LW, Gardner AW, Wong MK, Chua K, Kwek EB: Non-prosthetic peri-implant fractures: classification, management and outcomes. Archives Of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 2018; 138:791-802. (Contributing Surgeon)
  10. Han F, Peter L, Lau ETC, Thambiah J, Murphy D, Kagda FHY: Reamer Irrigator Aspirator bone graft harvesting: complications and outcomes in an Asian population. Injury 2015; 46:2042-2051.

Professional Memberships

  • Singapore Medical Association
  • Singapore Orthopaedic Association
  • AO Trauma International

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