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Dr Ou Yang Youheng

Dr Ou Yang Youheng

​MBBS (S’pore), MRCSEd, MRCEM, MMed (Ortho), FRCSEd (Ortho)


Singapore General Hospital

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub-specialties: Spine Service, Acute Care

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Degenerative Conditions, Fractures of Upper and Lower Limb, Hip and Knee Arthritis, Hip Fractures, Spine Deformities, Spine Infection and Neoplastic Lesions, Upper and Lower Limb Dislocations.

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Physician Faculty Member


​Dr Ou Yang Youheng is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a subspeciality interest in Spinal Surgery, Lower Limb Arthroplasty and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as Trauma and Acute Care. He believes in holistic care for patients suffering from musculoskeletal conditions to promote a better quality of life.

He is heavily involved in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Education, Medical Research and Mentoring.

He was Chief Resident for the Singhealth Orthopaedic Residency in the years 2018-2019 and was awarded the “Distinguished Chief Resident Award” in 2019. He has won multiple awards in Education including the Inspiring Resident Educator Award (2016) as well the National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS YLLSOM), Junior Doctor Teaching award (2016, 2017).

He has published multiple peer-reviewed articles as well as presented extensively at local and international orthopaedic conferences. His research work has attracted competitive grants amounting to just under 1 million SGD.

Dr Ou Yang takes a mentoring role in supporting the next generation of future leaders by co-facilitating the SingHealth Residency Leadership Programme.


  1. Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Orthopaedic Surgery (Edinburgh)
  2. Master of Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery (Singapore)
  3. Member of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (UK)
  4. Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)  
  5. Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (Singapore)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  1. Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  2. Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  3. Member, Royal College of Emergency Medicine
  4. Member, Singapore Orthopaedic Association
  5. Member, AO Trauma
  6. Member, AO Spine
  7. Member, Singapore Spine Society
  8. Member, Eurospine
  9. Member, Asia Pacific Spine Society


  • Distinguished Chief Resident Award, SingHealth Residency (2019) 
  • Lions Befrienders, Friends of the Elderly award (2018)
  • National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Enabling Innovation Grant, National Innovation Challenge for Active and Confident Aging. “Intelligent Gait Assistive Socks (IGAS) for Elderly Patients with Parkinson Disease”. Final grant quantum of S$433,613, Co-Investigator (2018)
  • Singapore Tote Board, Enabling Lives Initiative Grant: “Development of an m-Health Rehabilitation System for Stroke Patient Recovery”. Final grant quantum of S$544,680, Co-Investigator (2018)
  • European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) – Eli Lily Scholarship Grant (2018)
  • European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Congress, Winner of Best Poster Presentation (2017)
  • National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Junior Doctor Teaching Award (2017)
  • National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Junior Doctor Teaching Award (2016)
  • SingHealth Residency, Inspiring Resident Educator Award (2016)

Research Interests

  • ​Spinal Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Joint Replacements
  • Deformity Correction


  • Ou Yang Y, Chan CX, Cheng GHM, Gera SK, Mahadev A, Zainuddin MA bin. Posterior sloping angle of the capital femoral physis in slipped capital femoral epiphysis has poor clinical utility and should not guide treatment on prophylactic fixation. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery. May 2020. doi:10.1177/2309499020937827
  • Ouyang YH, Lim YG, Soh R. A novel, inexpensive and reliable K-wire management technique in minimally invasive spine surgery. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2020;102(7):549-550. doi:10.1308/rcsann.2020.0073
  • Deb, S., Ou Yang, Y., Chua, M.C.H. et al. Gait identification using a new time-warped similarity metric based on smartphone inertial signals. J Ambient Intell Human Comput (2020).
  • Chan CX, Yang YO, Cheng GHM, Gera SK, Mohammad ABZ. Alpha Angle as a Predictor of Impending Contralateral Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis in an Asian Population. Clin Orthop Surg. 2019;11(4):466–473. doi:10.4055/cios.2019.11.4.466
  • Time series classification using a modified LSTM approach from accelerometer-based data: A comparative study for gait cycle detection. Tan HX, Aung NN, Tian J, Chua MCH, Yang YOGait Posture. 2019 Oct;74:128-134. doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2019.09.007. Epub 2019 Sep 5. PubMed PMID: 31518859.
  • Yang YO, Xu S, Wong MK. Surgical Fixation of Subtrochanteric Fracture in Patient with Cancellous Screw Fixation for Neck of Femur Fracture: Surgical Decision-Making and Outcome. J Orthop Case Rep. 2020;9(6):44-49. doi:10.13107/jocr.2019.v09.i06.1582
  • Restoring a functional and mobile shoulder following reconstruction of the sternoclavicular joint with a free vascularized fibular flap, Abby Choke, Youheng Ou Yang, Joyce Suang Bee Koh, Tet Sen Howe, Bien-Keem Tan, JPRAS Open, Volume 16, 2018, Pages 73-77, ISSN 2352-5878,
  • Orthopaedic Implant Technology: Biomaterials from Past to Future. Annuals Academy of Medicine, Singapore, Volume 40, Issue 5. Wang W, Ou Yang YH, Poh CK (2011)
  • • N. S. Hoang, Y. Cai, C. Lee, Y. O. Yang, C. Chui and M. C. Heng Chua, "Gait classification for Parkinson's Disease using Stacked 2D and 1D Convolutional Neural Network," 2019 International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications (ATC), Hanoi, Vietnam, 2019, pp. 44-49, doi: 10.1109/ATC.2019.8924567.

Research Trials