MBBS (S’pore), MRCSEd, M.Med (Ortho Surg), FRCSEd (Orth), FAMS
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Sub-specialties: Sports Service
Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction, Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, Arthroplasty, Arthroscopy, General Orthopaedics, General Orthopaedics and Trauma, Hip Surgery, Knee - Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Knee (Ligament, Meniscus, Cartilage) Injuries, Knee Cap Injury, Ligament Reconstruction, Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Procedures in Orthopaedics, Rotator Cuff Injuries (Shoulder and Elbow), Shoulder and Elbow - Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder and Elbow - Stiff Elbow, Shoulder and Elbow - Tennis Elbow/Lateral Epicondylitis, Shoulder and Elbow Injuries, Shoulder Impingement Syndrome/Acromioplasty, Shoulder Impingement Syndrome/Acromioplasty, Sports Injuries, Tendon Repair, Total Knee Replacement, Total Shoulder Replacement (Arthroplasty), Total Shoulder Replacement (Arthroplasty).
Dr Puah is a Visiting Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with the Sports Service practising at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital. He graduated from Yong Yoo Lin School of Medicine, National University Singapore in 2005 and completed orthopaedic residency training as part of the pioneer batch of SingHealth Orthopaedic Surgery Residents. Dr Puah was SingHealth’s first Orthopaedic Surgery Chief Resident, having attended the Singapore Chief Residency Programme, a National healthcare leadership training programme. Dr Puah was ranked as one of the Top 3 SingHealth Chief Residents across the different SingHealth Residency Programmes in 2015.
Dr Puah has added training in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine as a Visiting Scholar to Tulane University School of Medicine, Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine under Dr Felix ‘Buddy’ Savoie III, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, as a Shoulder and Upper Limb Fellow under Dr Laurent Lafosse at Alps Surgery Institute, Clinique Générale d'Annecy, Annecy, France and having completed an AOTrauma Fellowship under Prof. Dr. med. Ralph Hertel at Lindenhof, Bern, Switzerland.
Beyond fellowship training, Dr Puah has visited multiple overseas hospitals, as part of the 301 Hospital Joint (Hip and Knee Arthroplasty) Fellowship, Beijing, China, Visiting Surgeon Program on Elbow Repair & Elbow Arthroscopy to Asan Medical Center, Seoul South Korea, Observership at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University, Durham, USA as one of 2015 - Top 3 SingHealth Chief Residents and Attachment to Section of Shoulder Surgery and Section of Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine of the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Santo Tomas Hospital, Manila, Philippines.
Having benefitted from teaching and mentoring throughout his career, Dr Puah believes in teaching the next generation of medical professionals. He is actively involved in medical student education, postgraduate training and medical leadership training and holds academic appointments at the Yong Yoo Lin School of Medicine, National University Singapore and at Duke-NUS Medical School and is a Clinical Physician Faculty for the SingHealth Orthopaedic Residency Training Programme. He has served in various capacities within the Singapore Orthopaedic Association Executive Committee and as a Speciality Board Member, Chapter of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Academy of Medicine Singapore. He is a volunteer with the Handicaps Welfare Association and is serving as a Reservist Orthopaedic Surgeon with the Singapore Armed Forces.
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