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Assoc Prof Darren Tay Keng Jin

Assoc Prof Darren Tay Keng Jin

​MBBS (S'pore), MRCS (Edin), M Med (Ortho), FRCS (Edin)(Ortho)

Senior Consultant

Singapore General Hospital

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub-specialties: Adult Reconstruction Service

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Hip and Knee Conditions, Knee Injuries.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Duke-NUS Medical School


Dr. Darren Tay graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1999. He then finished his orthopaedic residency training in 2009 and went on to complete his clinical fellowship (Human Manpower Development Program HMDP) in hip and knee arthroplasty at the Southampton General Hospital, UK from 2010 to 2011.
He has been practicing at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) as a senior consultant Orthopaedic surgeon since 2016. He is also currently Adjunct Assistant Professor with both the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and the Duke-NUS Medical School and Core Faculty in the SingHealth Orthopaedic Residency Program.
His main interests in adult reconstruction surgery include minimally invasive partial knee resurfacing, complex primary and revision joint replacements, and robotic-assisted hip and knee arthroplasty.
Besides being involved in medical teaching, Dr. Tay is involved in organizing local arthroplasty courses, and frequently travels overseas, both regionally and internationally, as an invited speaker and to conduct arthroplasty workshops.


  • 2009 – Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • 2005 – Master of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery), National University of Singapore
  • 2004 – Member, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • 1999 – Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Core Faculty, SingHealth Orthopaedic Residency Program
  • Clinical Director, Service Planning, Punggol Medical Centre, Sengkang Health
  • Program Director (Adult Reconstruction) SGH Surgical Skills Centre, Academia
  • Member, Singapore Orthopaedic Association
  • Member, Singapore Medical Association
  • Member, AO Alumni (Singapore Chapter)


  • ​2009 - HKOA Exchange Ambassador
  • 2010 - ASEAN - AOA Travelling Fellowship
  • 2010 - Fellow, Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP), Singapore General Hospital

Research Interests



  • Singapore Med J 2013; 54(10): 560-563.
    A Singapore perspective on the use of a short course of chemothromboprophylaxis in patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty
    Low MH, Yeo SJ, Chin PL, Chia SL, Lo NN, Tay KJ
  • Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 Aug 31. [Epub ahead of print]
    The radiological outcomes of patient-specific instrumentation versus conventional total knee arthroplasty.
    Chen JY, Yeo SJ, Yew AK, Tay DK, Chia SL, Lo NN, Chin PL
  • Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 Mar 2. [Epub ahead of print]
    Less outliers in pinless navigation compared with conventional surgery in total knee arthroplasty.
    Chen JY, Chin PL, Tay DK, Chia SL, Lo NN, Yeo SJ.
  • Bone Joint J. 2013 Jun;95-B(6):788-92. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.95B6.30440.
    Simultaneous versus staged bilateral unicompartmental knee replacement.
    Chen JY, Lo NN, Jiang L, Chong HC, Tay DK, Chin PL, Chia SL, Yeo SJ.
  • Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2013 Apr;42(4):178-83.
    Revision total knee arthroplasty: causes and outcomes.
    Tay KS, Lo NN, Yeo SJ, Chia SL, Tay DK, Chin PL.
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery, 10-4:181-186
    Arthroscopic treatment of Osteochodritis Dissecans of the Talus.
    Siow HM, Darren Tay, AK Mitra
  • KK Hospital Review 2008, 11 (2)
    Uncommon Injuries of the Paediatric Elbow. Tay D, Mahadev A, Lim KBL
  • Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore, 39-1:58-60
    Chronic Achilles Tendon Rupture Treated with 2 Turndown Flaps and  Flexor Hallucis Longus Augmentation- 2 Year Clinical Outcome.Darren Tay, Heng AL, Benjamin SA Tan, Chong KW, Inderjeet Singh Rikhraj
  • Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore, 39-9:743-4
    An Unexpected Outcome following Radial Head Excision for Jeffrey Type II Fracture-Dislocation of the Proximal Radius in a Child.
    Darren Tay, Arjandas Mahadev.

Research Trials