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Clin Assoc Prof Foo Chee Liam

Clin Assoc Prof Foo Chee Liam

​MBBS(S’pore), FRCS (Eng), FRCS(Edin),  FAMS(Plastic Surgery)

Senior Consultant

Specialty: Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

Clinical Interest: Aesthetic, Cleft & Craniofacial Surgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Craniofacial Deformities & Trauma, General Plastic Surgery, Lip and Palate.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Visiting Consultant Cleft & Craniofacial Centre KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Senior Clinical Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, NUS, 2005 – to-date


Following MBBS in Singapore, trained in General Surgery in the UK. Became Fellow of the FRCS (England) and FRCS (Edinburgh).  Developed an interest in Plastic Surgery and trained in Plastic Surgery at Mt Vernon, East Grinstead and subsequently Singapore General Hospital.  Attained Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine in 1988.  Subspecialised in Craniofacial Surgery with HMDP Fellowship to the Australasian Craniofacial Unit (1990) and the USA (1995).  Was the first Chief of Plastic Surgery Service at KKH.  Participated regularly at Medical Missions overseas since 1991 and continues to actively do so.  Served as President of SAPS 1998-2000, President of the Asia-Pacific Craniofacial Association and continues to serve as President, Society for Surgery and Medicine Singapore.  Involved in education as Chairman of RAC (Plastic Surgery) and STC (1998 till present) and various committees at MOH overseeing Aesthetic Practice, Liposuction, Plastic Surgery Training and Medisave.


  • 1988  F.A.M.S.  (Singapore)
  • 1982  F.R.C.S.  (England)
  • 1981  F.R.C.S.  (Edinburgh)
  • 1974  M.B.,B.S. (Singapore)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • President 2005 – to-date
    Society for Laser Surgery and Medicine, Singapore
  • Vice President 1999/2000
    Society for Laser Surgery and Medicine, Singapore
  • President 1998-2000
    Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Secretary 1997/8
    Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • President, Asia Pacific Craniofacial Association
  • Head, KKH Plastic Surgery Service


  • Awarded Ministry of Health HMDP Fellowship to USA for Craniofacial Surgery in 1995.
  • Distinguished Singapore Volunteers Overseas (DSVO) by Singapore International Foundation for Cleft Lip/Palate Missions to Malang, Indonesia, 1995 and 1996
  • Awarded SGH Fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery in the Australian Cranio-facial Unit, Adelaide, South Australia, 1990

Research Interests


  1. CH Wong F Cui, BK Tan, Z Liu,  HP Lee, C. Lu, CL Foo, C Song. 
    Nonlinear Finite Element Simulations to Elucidate the Determinants of Perforator Patency in Propeller Flaps. Ann Plast Surg Dec.2007;59(6): 672–678
  2. CH Wong, C Song, YS Ong, BK Tan, KC Tan, CL Foo
    Abdominal Wall Necrotizing Fasciitis : It Is Still “Meleney’s Minefield”
    PRS 2006, July 117(7) : 147e – 150e
  3. CH Wong, CL Foo, WT Seow
    Calcified Cephalohematoma : Classifications, Indications for Surgery  and Techniques
    Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 2006, May 17(5) : 970-9

Research Trials