Dr. Jeffrey Chew is a practicing orthopaedic consultant at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Parkway East Hospital and Farrer Park Hospital. His special interests
are in managing arthritis, and in doing hip and knee joint replacements. He also manages sports injuries including ligament reconstructions.
Dr. Chew completed his postgraduate degree in 1994.He received several scholarships to conduct biomechanics research at the Mayo Clinic Biomechanics Laboratory where he studied patella femoral tracking on various knee designs. He presented his work as a finalist for the Insall Award at the American Knee Society.
He was subsequently awarded a clinical fellowship at the Adult Reconstructive Division,Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota from 1998 to 1999 where he did his subspecialty training.
He has presented and published at the American Knee Society, the American Academy for Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as at the American Orthopaedic Research Society. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Research Society as well as a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeon of the USA.
He has won numerous awards for his research work in the past, including the Russell Hibbs Award from the Scoliosis Research Society.
Together with Johnson and Johnson Medical, Dr. Chew helped co-design the PFC Sigma RPF High Flex Knee prosthesis. This knee prosthesis was designed especially for the Asian population, to allow for better range of knee flexion. This new knee design is the only MOBILE BEARING HIGH FLEXED knee prosthesis that is currently approved for use by the FDA. This knee implant design allows both increased flexion angles as well as imparting higher stability at high flexion angles eg. during squatting postures.
Dr. Chew also frequently conducts instructional courses on hip and knee reconstruction both locally and regionally. He also frequently conducts courses for General Practitioners both in the local as well as in the region.
In 2004, he was awarded the prestigious Insall Travelling Fellowship Award from the American Knee Society for the year 2005, spending more than a month traveling to a large number of prestigious medical institutions throughout USA and Canada to both teach and learn with the top surgeons in the field.
Despite his busy schedule, Dr. Chew makes time for world community efforts. In January 2005, he spent 3 weeks in Sri Lanka helping the Tsunami devastated country. He received a Minister of Health award for his efforts.
Dr.Chew has been instrumental in the use and promotion of robotics in the fields of joint replacement surgery in South East Asia. He is a major user of the Mako robot for the total knee, total hip and partial knee replacement surgery. Dr. Chew is one of the first surgeons to use the robot for knee and hip replacement surgery.
Dr. Chew is now a consultant for Stryker and he has been appointed as a Mako trainer for the Mako robot. His duties would be to teach and proctor surgeons in the Asia Pacific region and to certify them in the use of the Mako robot surgery.
Dr. Chew is also a member of the following international societies:
- American College of Surgeons
- American Orthopaedic
- Research Society
- American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
- Arthroscopy Association of North America
- European Society of Sport and Knee Surgery
- Fellow of the International College of Surgeons
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
He resides in Singapore with his wife, who is a neonatologist, as well as their 3 sons.
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Dr. Jeffrey Chew Tec Hock
- Chairman & CEO
- Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
- Joint Replacement Specialist and Sports Surgeon
- 1989 – National University of Singapore, Bachelors of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery
- 1992 – Designated Factory Doctor (Singapore) Compressed Air Work
- 1993 – Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduate Certification
- 1994 – Masters of Medicine (Surgery) Singapore, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh), Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow)
- 1999 – Clinical Fellow, Division of Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Dept of Orthopaedics, Mayo Clinic (USA)
- 2003 – Fellow of the International College of Surgeons
- 2018 – Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
- 1989 – Member of the Singapore Medical Association, Member of the Singapore Medical Alumni
- 1994 – Fellow of the Royal of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
PUBLICATIONS & AWARDS
- 1982/1983 – Telecommunication Authority of Singapore Bursary Holder
- 1993 – Atrial Arrhythmias Post Coronary Bypass Grafting, Singapore Medicial Journal 1993; Vol 32 No. 5 page 430-434