Dr Gurpal Singh is a specialist board-accredited, fellowship-trained Orthopaedic surgeon subspecializing in orthopaedic oncology, joint replacement and sports injuries. Dr Singh’s clinical practice consists of bone and soft tissue tumours (benign and malignant), robotic-assisted joint replacement, complex reconstructions of the lower limb, and arthroscopic (key hole) surgeries of the hip and knee including sports injuries and meniscus/ligament reconstruction, in addition to general orthopaedic cases.
Dr Singh graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2004 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 in 2011 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 in 2008 and he moved to Germany for 2 years after qualifying as an orthopaedic surgeon, 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, working with the renowned Professor Christoph H. Lohmann, and at University Hospital Muenster working with Professor Georg Gosheger and Professor Jendrik Hardes, both world leaders in the field.
Dr Singh has a special interest in new technologies in joint replacement surgery and pioneered robotic-assisted hip replacement surgery in Singapore, having obtained his robotic-assisted surgery training and certification from Florida, USA. Dr Singh led a team of orthopaedic surgeons to successfully perform the first case of robotic-assisted hip replacement surgery in NUH in December 2016. Thereafter Dr Singh has regularly been invited to the Asia-Pacific region to conduct workshops to train Orthopaedic surgeons in this area. Dr Singh is also actively involved in research on increasing life span of joint replacements, newer materials in joint replacement and preventing infection and early failure of joint replacements. He collaborates with Professor Christoph Lohmann and a team of experts from Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg Germany in this area of work. One of his specialist areas of focus is dealing with patients who have metal allergies or develop hypersensitivity reactions to joint replacements. Dr Singh has published extensively in this field in leading peer-reviewed journals in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Prior to joining private practice, Dr Singh was serving as Consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the National University Hospital, Assistant Professor and Ag Research Director, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National University of Singapore. He also held an appointment at the National University Cancer Institute (NCIS) as a Consultant in Surgical Oncology. Dr Singh has been very active in teaching and training of undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as specialist doctors from the region. He has trained numerous resident doctors and specialist doctors. Dr Singh hosted a clinical fellowship programme in Musculoskeletal Oncology and has had applicants from Asia-Pacific countries India, Pakistan, Phillipines, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Europe.
On a personal front, Dr Singh is an active volunteer and regularly holds public awareness talks on bone and joint problems/cancer as well as runs charity clinics for the needy. He has been blessed with a beautiful family and his favourite pastime is spending time with his 2 sons.