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Dr Reuben Soh Chee Cheong

Dr Reuben Soh Chee Cheong

​MBBS, MRCSEd, MMED (Ortho), FRCSEd (Ortho)

Senior Consultant

Singapore General Hospital

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interest: Spine Service

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Spine, Spine and Spinal Disorders.

Clinical Appointments

  • Deputy Head SingHealth Duke-NUS Spine Centre
  • Campus Site Chief SingHealth Duke-NUS Spine Centre
  • Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital


​Dr Soh is passionate about spine surgery. Following his Orthopaedic Surgery training, he completed a year of clinical fellowship in Advanced Spine Surgery in Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospital, UK, one of the largest spine surgery units in Europe. He has trained under prominent adult and paediatric deformity experts such as Dr Michael Grevitt and Dr Bronek Boszczyk. 

Dr Soh is a recipient of the 2010 Ministry of Health Training Scholarship and was the inaugural recipient of the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association Paediatric Travelling Fellow 2011. He has been involved in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate level since 2008, being awarded the NUS Dean’s award for teaching excellence in 2011. 

Dr Soh remains actively involved in coaching family medicine and orthopaedic residents as part of his postgraduate teaching commitments. Dr Soh’s interests are in adult and paediatric deformities of the spine, complex reconstruction in tumour and infection and minimally invasive spine surgery.


  • Specialty Fellowship (Senior Clinical Fellow) - The Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospital. 2012-2013  
  • Travelling Fellow, Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association 2011 
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Orthopaedic Surgery), 2012
  • Masters of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery), National University of Singapore 2007 
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK, 2006
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore 2003 

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Senior ​Consultant, Spine Service, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital 
  • Visiting Consultant, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Visiting Lecturer, Advanced Diploma in Nursing Course, Ngee Ann Polytechnic 
  • Member, Singapore Medical Association 
  • Member, Singapore Orthopaedic Association 
  • Fellow, Scoliosis Research Society 
  • Member, AO Spine


  • Role Model Certificate of Commendation, YLLSoM –NUS 2014
  • Health Manpower Development Plan – Fellowship in Advanced Spine Surgery, Nottingham, UK 2012
  • Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, NUS, 2011
  • Ministry of Health Training Scholarship 2010

Research Interests


  • Reuben Chee Cheong Soh, D. Khawn Tawng, Arjandas Mahadev? Pulse Oximetry for the Diagnosis and Prediction for Surgical Exploration in the Pulseless?Perfused Hand as a Result of Supracondylar Fractures of the Distal Humerus?Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery 2013;5:74-81
  • Reuben Chee Cheong Soh, Philip J.Sell  A simple and cost effective method in delivery of bone graft in lumbar spine posterolateral fusion. Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England 2013 May;95(4):297.
  • Behrbalk E, Uri O, Parks RM, Musson R, Reuben Chee Cheong Soh, Boszczyk BM. Fusion and subsidence rate of stand alone anterior lumbar interbody fusion using PEEK cage with recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2. Eur Spine J. 2013 Aug 19.
  • Abhishek Srivastava, Reuben Chee Cheong Soh, Tan Seang Beng, Benjamin Phak Boon Tow. Missed and Healed Bilateral Cervical Facet Dislocation. Eur Spine J. 2014 Aug;23(8):1612-6
  • Edward Bayley, Boszczyk BM, Reuben Chee Cheong Soh, Srivastava A. Major neurological deficit following anterior cervical decompression and fusion: what is the next step?Eur Spine J. 2014 Jul 1. (In press)

Research Trials