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Dr Zainul Abidin Suraya

Dr Zainul Abidin Suraya

​MBBS (UK), BSc (Hons), MRCS (London),  MMed (Ortho),  FRCSEd (Ortho)

Associate Consultant

Singapore General Hospital

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub-specialties: Musculoskeletal Tumour Service, Acute Care

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Acute Trauma and Limb Infections, Benign Bone Tumours, Benign Soft Tissue Tumours of the Limbs, Fractures of Upper and Lower Limb, Hip and Knee Arthritis, Hip Fractures, Malignant Bone Tumours, Metastatic Brain Tumours, Soft Tissue Sarcoma (Fibrosarcoma, Leiomyosarcoma, Liposarcoma).

Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant Orthopaedic Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital


Dr Suraya is an Associate Consultant at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Singapore General Hospital. She was trained at Imperial College London (2002-2008) and completed her Orthopaedic Residency under the Singhealth Residency Training Programme in 2019. She has a keen in interest in musculoskeletal oncology and as part of the musculoskeletal tumour team in Singapore General Hospital, sees a wide range of both soft tissue tumours, primary bone tumours and metastatic bone tumours.

In addition, Dr Suraya also sees patients with degenerative conditions of the hip and knee as well as all acute trauma and limb infections.

Her research interests include the use of 3D printed customized implants in tumour surgery and also clinical research in the field of limb salvage surgery. Dr Suraya has attended and presented at multiple Musculoskeletal Tumour conferences internationally and has also been involved in multi-centre international clinical trials as part of her research work. 

Dr Suraya is also actively involved in the teaching of junior doctors and medical students under the purview of Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (National University of Singapore) and also teaches Duke-NUS students.

Dr Suraya has participated in and assisted in many cadaveric and instructional courses throughout her career. In addition, Dr Suraya is a strong advocate for proficiency for trauma care – and has been an Instructor for Advanced Trauma and Life Support (ATLS) courses in Singapore since 2017.


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) (Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Master of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery) 
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (London)  
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery  
  • BSc (1st Class Hons.)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Singapore Orthopaedic Association
  • AO Trauma


  • Best House Officer Award 2009
  • Singhealth Outstanding Resident Award 2016/2017

Research Interests

  • Benign and Malignant bone tumours
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Metastatic Bone tumours
  • 3D printed implants


  1. ​Serum Albumin level predicts survival after surgical treatment of metastatic femur fractures: a retrospective study.
    Journal: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
    Date of Publication: Apr 2020, Vol 3, Issue 15 (1)
    Authors: Sim DS, Zainul-Abidin S, Sim EY, Seng CS, Tan SE, Tan MH, Howe TS, Koh JSB PMID: 3224538
  2. Periprosthetic Fractures after Total Knee Arthroplasty: the Influence of Peri-operative Mechanical factors versus Intraoperative factors
    Journal: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
    Date of publication: July 2019, Vol 13, Issue 2
    Authors: Zainul-Abidin S, Lim BTJ, Bin-Abd-Razak HR, Gatot C, Allen JC, Joh JSB, Howe TS
    PMID: 31467648
  3. Proceedings of International Consensus on Orthopaedic Infections Journal: Journal of Arthroplasty
    Date of Publication: Feb 2019, Vol 34 Issues 2S
    Authors: Zainul-Abidin S et al
    PMID: 30360983
  4. Prophylactic fixation or surveillance: Predicting subsequent displacement of lateral condyle humeral fractures based on soft tissue swelling
    Journal: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
    Date of Publication: Feb 2019, Vol 28 Issue 2
    Authors: Lee WC, Zainul-Abidin S, Kwan YH, Lam KY, Mahadev A
    PMID: 30509612
  5. What are the Preoperative Outcome measures that predispose to Periprosthetic Fractures after Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty?
    Journal: Journal of Arthroplasty
    Date of publication: August 2017, Vol 32, Issue 8
    Authors: Lim BTJ, Bin-Abd-Razak HR, Zainul-Abidin S, Lim BTJ,Allen JC, Joh JSB, Howe TS
    PMID: 28390885
  6. Minimal Clinically Important Differences for American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Score in Hallux Valgus Surgery
    Journal: Foot and Ankle International
    Date of Publication: May 2017, Vol 38, Issue 5
    Authors: Chan HY, Chen JY, Zainul-Abidin S, Ying H, Koo K, Rikhraj IS
    PMID: 28193121 
  7. Mid Term Results of Ultrasound Guided Catheter Assisted Foam Sclerotherapy of the Long Saphenous Veins for Treatment of Varicose Veins. 
    Journal: Singapore Medical Journal 
    Date of Publication: 
    Authors: Veronique K M Tan, S Zainul-Abidin, S G Tan
    PMID: 22337181

Research Trials