Senior Consultant Orthopaedic
Orthopaedic oncology, joint replacement, and sports injuries
Medical Conditions Treated:
English, Mandarin, Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Indonesia, Hindi, Punjabi
MBBS (Singapore), MRCS (Edinburgh), M MED (Orthopaedic Surgery) (Singapore), FRCSEd (Orthopaedic Surgery) (Edinburgh), FAMS (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Dr Gurpal Singh’s expertise is in orthopaedic oncology, joint replacement, and sports injuries. His clinical practice involves treating bone and soft tissue tumours, performing robotic-assisted joint replacements, complex lower limb reconstructions, and arthroscopic surgeries of the hip and knee, including sports injuries and meniscus/ligament reconstruction.
Dr Singh graduated with a Dean’s list award and gold medal from the National University of Singapore in 2004. He then pursued higher surgical training in Orthopaedic Surgery with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK. He completed his advanced specialist training in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2011, and was awarded the inaugural College of Surgeons Gold Medal for being the top candidate in the FRCSEd(Orth) examination.
Dr Singh has completed two fellowships in complex joint replacement/hip and knee surgery and musculoskeletal oncology at the Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany, working with renowned Professors Christoph H. Lohmann, Georg Gosheger, and Jendrik Hardes. He has a special interest in technologies in joint replacement surgery, such as robotic-assisted hip replacement surgery, and has obtained his robotic-assisted surgery training and certification from Florida, USA.
Dr Singh is actively involved in research on increasing the lifespan of joint replacements, preventing infection and early failure of joint replacements, and dealing with patients who have metal allergies or develop hypersensitivity reactions to joint replacements. He has published his findings in peer-reviewed journals and is frequently invited to conduct workshops in the Asia-Pacific region to train Orthopaedic surgeons.
Before joining private practice, Dr Singh served as a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon at the National University Hospital, Assistant Professor and Ag Research Director, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National University of Singapore, and held an appointment at the National University Cancer Institute (NCIS) as a Consultant in Surgical Oncology. Dr Singh has been actively involved in teaching and training undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as specialist doctors from the region.