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Assoc Prof Ruban Poopalalingam

Assoc Prof Ruban Poopalalingam

​MBBS, MMed (Anaes)

Senior Consultant

Chairman, Medical Board & Senior Consultant, Dept of Anaesthesiology

Singapore General Hospital

Specialty: Anaesthesiology

Sub-specialties: Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia

Clinical Appointments

  • Visiting Consultant Department of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia National Heart Centre SingaporeNational Heart Centre Singapore
  • Senior Consultant Anaesthesiology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Senior Consultant Department of Anaesthesiology Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital
  • Chairman, Medical Board Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Deputy Group Chairman Medical Board SingHealthSingHealth

Academic Appointments

  • Programme Director SingHealth Duke-NUS Anaesthesiology & Perioperative Sciences Academic Clinical Programme


Dr Ruban did his anaesthesiology training at various hospitals in Singapore. Subsequently, he completed a fellowship in thoracic anaesthesia at Toronto General Hospital.

He is currently a member of the cardiothoracic service and lung transplantation team. He is a visiting consultant to the Department of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia at National Heart Centre Singapore. His clinical interest includes thoracic anaesthesia, lung transplantation, airway management and medical education.


Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Chairman, Medical Board
  • Program Director, SingHealth Anaesthesiology Residency Program 
  • Director, Training and Education 
  • FANZCA Supervisor of Training 
  • Anaesthesiology Specialist Training Committee - Training and Education  
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, YLL School of Medicine, National University of Singapore 
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore 
  • Singapore General Hospital Proceedings editorial board 


  • ​Singapore Society of Anaesthesiologists Gold Medal 1997 
  • Human Manpower Development Program Award in Thoracic Anaesthesia 2002

Research Interests


Research Trials