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Clin Asst Prof Sim Yirong

Clin Asst Prof Sim Yirong

MB BChir (Cantab) MA (Cantab) PhD (Cantab) M Med (Gen Surg) FRCS (Edin)


National Cancer Centre Singapore

Specialty: Surgical Oncology, Surgical Oncology

Sub-specialties: Breast, Breast Surgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Breast Cancer .

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Breast Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Breast Centre
  • Consultant Division of Surgical Oncology National Cancer Centre SingaporeNational Cancer Centre Singapore

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Asst Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School


​Dr. Sim Yirong graduated with a medical degree and PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2009, and obtained her fellowship with Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 2016.  Her focus and interests are in breast cancer research and in education.

She is currently a Consultant at the Division of Surgical Oncology at the National Cancer Centre Singapore.


​MB BChir (Cantab) MA (Cantab) PhD (Cantab) MMed (Gen Surg) FRCS (Edin)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Adjunct Research Fellow,  Duke-NUS


  • Residency in Singhealth Excels (RiSE) Award Winners, Inspiring Resident Educator Award, 2014
  • Surgeon-Scientist Strategic Start-Up Grant (S4G), 2016

Research Interests


  • Ng YYR, Tan VKM, Goh TLH, Yong WS, Wong CY, Ho GH, Madhukumar P, Ong KW, Ong YS, Sim Y, Tan BK, Tan BKT. Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction: A 12-year Review in an Asian Population. The Breast Journal. 2016. In Press.
  • Sim Y, Teo JS, Iqbal J, Chan WH. Primary Melanoma of the Oesophagus, a Diagnostic Challenge – a Case Report. Asian J Surgery. 2015; 38 (4):236-238
  • Sim Y, Tan VKM, Ho GH, Wong CY, Madhukumar P, Tan BKT, Yong WS, Ng YYR, Ong KW. Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy in an Asian population: A single institution review. The Breast. 2014; 23 (1): 56-62
  • Sim Y, Yap F, Soo KC, Low Y. Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma in ethnic Chinese with MEN2A: A case report and literature review. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jan;48(1):e43-6.

Research Trials