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Dr Pek Wan Sze

Dr Pek Wan Sze

​M.B.B.S, M.R.C.SEd, MMed (Surgery) (Singapore), F.R.C.SEd (Gen Surg), F.A.M.S (Plastic Surgery) Singapore

Consultant

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Aesthetic Breast Procedures, Body Contouring, Breast Reconstruction, Burns, Lymphedema Surgery, Microsurgical Reconstruction, Surgical & Non-surgical Aesthetic Procedures.

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital

Profile

Dr. Pek received her undergraduate medical training at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. She is double exit certified in both Plastic Surgery and General Surgery, from the Academy of Medicine, Singapore and the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh respectively. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine in Singapore. In 2019, she was awarded the Gold Medal from the College of Surgeons in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. Dr. Pek was also the recipient of the ICOPLAST Award of Excellence in 2019.

Currently practising as a plastic surgeon at Singapore General Hospital, her clinical work centres on reconstructive surgery following cancer and trauma surgery. She also has research interest in facial and lymphatic surgery and has presented her work at numerous international and local conferences. Dr. Pek has been involved in the organisation of various meetings locally, including the annual Plastic Aesthetic Surgery Meeting in Singapore 2019 and the first Singapore Face and Hand Transplant Meeting in 2015.

Dr Pek’s key clinical interests are microsurgical reconstructive surgery, lymphatic surgery as well as facial and nasal reconstruction.

Education

  • 2018 Completion of Plastic Surgery Exit Examination, Singapore, College of Surgeons Singapore
  • 2016 F.R.C.S Ed (Gen Surg), Edinburgh, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • 2015 MMed (Surgery), Singapore, National University of Singapore
  • 2013 M.R.C.S, Edinburgh, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • 2010 M.B.B.S, Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Board member, Chapter of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
  • Plastic Surgery representative, Singapore General Hospital Trauma Committee

Awards

  • ​ICOPLAST Award of Excellence 2019 – ICOPLAST – 2019
  • Gold Medal (Plastic Surgery) - Plastic Surgery exit examination, College of Surgeons – Singapore 2019
  • Best Poster Award, Plastic Aesthetic Surgery Meeting (PASM) 2017, PASM Committee – Singapore 2017
  • Outstanding Resident, Singhealth RiSE Award, Singhealth – Singapore 2012
  • Best Resident, Singhealth Junior Doctor Award, Singhealth – Singapore 2012
  • Hoya Research Prize Merit Award for poster presentation, NHG Eye Institute 2nd International
  • Ophthalmology Congress, NHG Eye Institute – Singapore 2009

Research Interests

  • Breast reconstruction
  • Microsurgical reconstruction
  • Facial and nasal reconstruction
  • Lymphedema

Publications

  1. Using the Alvarado Score to stratify patients for CT evaluation in suspected appendicitis-A proposed Algorithm
    WJ Tan, W Pek, T Kabir, HS Ong
    British Journal of Surgery 99, 72-72
  2. Alvarado score: a guide to computer tomography utilization in appendicitis.
    Tan WJ, Pek W, Kabir T, Goh YC, Chan WH, Wong WK, Ong HS.
    ANZ Journal of Surgery 2013 Oct;83(10):748-52.
  3. Clinical outcome and cost comparison between laparoscopic and open appendicectomy.
    Tan WJ, Pek W, Kabir T, Chan WH, Wong WK, Ong HS
    Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2014 Sep;43(9):464-8.
  4. Pek WS, Goh LHT, Pek CH
    The Rolling Earlobe Flap for Dilated Ear Holes Following Ear Gauging: A Novel Approach to Aesthetically Preserving Earlobe Soft Tissue Volume.
    Arch Plast Surg. 2017 Sep;44(5):453-456.
  5. Pek WS, Tan BK, Ru Ng YY, Kiak Mien Tan V, Rasheed MZ, Kiat Tee Tan B, Ong KW, Ong YS.
    Immediate breast reconstruction following nipple-sparing mastectomy in an Asian population: Aesthetic outcomes and mitigating nipple-areolar complex necrosis.
    Arch Plast Surg. 2018 May;45(3):229-238.
  6. Ng YY, Tan VK, Pek WS, Chang JH, Sim Y, Ong KW, Yong WS, Madhukumar P, Wong CY, Ong YS, Tan BK, Tan BKT
    Surgical and oncological safety of nipple-sparing mastectomy in an Asian population.
    Breast Cancer. 2019 Mar;26(2):165-171.

Research Trials