Singapore Orthopaedic Association
Dr Gurpal Singh is a fellowship-trained Orthopaedic surgeon subspecializing in bone and soft tissue tumours, and complex joint replacement of the hip and knee. Dr Singh graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Dean’s list award and gold medal and thereafter went on to pursue higher surgical training in conjunction with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK. He completed his advanced specialist training in Orthopaedic Surgery and was awarded the inaugural College of Surgeons Gold Medal for being the top candidate in the FRCSEd(Orth) examination which was held in affiliation with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Dr Singh was awarded the Ministry of Health Scholarship for advanced specialty training and he moved to Germany for 2 years to work with world leaders in Musculoskeletal Oncology and Hip and Knee Surgery. He completed 2 fellowships in complex joint replacement/hip and knee surgery and musculoskeletal oncology at the Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, and at University Hospital Muenster.
Dr Singh has a special interest in new technologies in joint replacement surgery and pioneered roboticassisted hip replacement surgery in Singapore.
Dr Singh has led a team of orthopaedic surgeons to successfully perform the first 2 cases of robotic assisted hip replacement surgery in NUH in December 2016 and January 2017.
Dr Singh has published extensively is peer-reviewed journals in orthopaedic surgery and is active in educating surgeons in the Asia-pacific region. He is regularly invited to speak at regional and International meetings and has conducted a number of workshops on orthopaedic oncology and complex joint replacement surgery. His academic interests include periprosthetic tissue responses to wear debris from failed joint replacements, infections and biomaterials in joint replacement.