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Our Doctors & Staff –
Dr. Jeffrey Chew Tec Hock - Centre for Orthopaedics
Curriculum Vitae

Dr Jeffrey Chew is a practicing consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and Parkway East Hospital. He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1989 and completed his postgraduate degree in 1994.  His current sub-specialty interests are in hip and knee joint replacements as well as the treatment of arthritis. Dr Chew is one of the largest users of the robot in robotic joint replacement (MAKOplasty) in the ASEAN region.  He also treats sports injuries around the hip and the knee.

Dr Chew received the Russell Hibbs award from the Scoliosis Research Society as well as several scholarships to conduct biomechanics research at the Mayo Clinic Biomechanics Laboratory studying patello femoral tracking on various knee designs.

He is a graduate of the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Adult Reconstructive Division, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota where he studied joint replacement surgery.

Dr Chew is also a member of the following international societies:

  • 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

Dr Chew is the co-design of the PFC Sigma RPF High Flex Knee prosthesis (Johnson and Johnson Medical) which is a knee prosthesis 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, for example, during squatting postures.

Dr Chew was also awarded the prestigious John Insall Travelling Fellowship Award from the American Knee Society to travel to the major centres in the USA to learn and to teach at the largest joint replacement centres in the world.

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.

His current research interests are in patella designs and tracking. He is also interested in cartilage transplantation in the arthritic model.

He resides in Singapore with his wife, who is a neonatologist, as well as their 3 sons.

Academic Qualifications
  • National University of Singapore, Bachelors of Medicine; Bachelors of Surgery
  • Designated Factory Doctor (Singapore) (Compressed Air Work)
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduate Certification
  • Masters of Medicine (Surgery) (Singapore)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow)
  • Clinical Fellow, Division of Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Dept of Orthopaedics, Mayo Clinic (USA)
  • Fellow of the International College of Surgeons
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Professional Membership
  • Member of the Singapore Medical Association 1989
  • Member of the Singapore Medical Alumni 1989
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • Member of the Singapore Orthopaedic Association
  • Member of the American Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Member Mayo Alumni
  • AO/ASIF Alumni 2000
  • Member of the American Association for Hip and Knee Surgeons 2007
  • Member of American Association of Hip and Knee Surgery 2012
  • Member of European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy 2014
  • Member of Arthroscopy Association of North America September 2014
  • Member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon April 2014
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Publications & Awards
  • Telecommunication Authority of Singapore Bursary Holder
  • Atrial Arrhythmias Post Coronary Bypass Grafting, Singapore Medical Journal 1993;Vol 34 No5: pg 430-434
  • Health Manpower Development Plan Fellowship for Advanced Course in Surgery, Ministry of Health, Singapore
  • Orthopaedic Transactions published by the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Vol 18 No 2 pg 559-560 : 1994
  • Approach to the Posterior Interosseous Nerve of the Forearm. Singapore Medical Journal. Singapore Medical Journal 1994; Vol 35 No 4: pg 394-396
  • The Academy of Medicine of Singapore Seah Cheng Siang Fellowship Award
  • The Ethicon Foundation Fund Scholarship Award by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Vascular Assessment in the Neuropathic Diabetic Foot. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Vol 320 pg 95-110, November 1995
  • Bilateral Avascular Necrosis of both Medial Cuneiform Bones in an 8 year old girl.  Annuals of Academy of Medicine of Singapore (Annals of Academy of Singapore. 24(3)): pg 453-4, May 1995
  • Winner of the Russell Hibbs Award, Scoliosis Research Society, USA
  • Smith & Nephew Asia Educational Trust Fund Scholarship
  • Johnson and Johnson Research and Training Scholarship
  • Allograft Transplantation of the Intervertebral Disc in the Porcine Model. Orthopaedic Transactions published by the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 1996
  • Evaluation of Different Total Knee Arthroplasty Designs on Patellar Tracking. Orthopaedic Transactions published by the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 1997
  • Knee Joint Kinematics after Isolated and Combined PCL Injuries.  Orthopaedic Transactions 1997
  • Differences in Patellar Tracking and Knee Kinematics between Three Different Total Knee Designs. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research No. 345, pg 87-98, December 1997
  • Johnson and Johnson ASEAN-EFORT Travelling Fellowship Award, Italy and London (European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology)
  • Health Manpower and Development Plan for Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery for 1 year at the Dept of Orthopaedics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  • Winner, Young Investigator Award, Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting
  • Effect of intra-articular injection of non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs, and steroid on the articular cartilage of normal rabbit knee joints. Journal of bone and joint surgery (British) 81B Supplement 3, pg 332, 1999
  • Winner of the National Healthcare Group Quality Pillar Award
  • Winner of The Knee Society, Insall Travelling Fellowship Award, The Knee Society, USA
  • Winner, Excellent Star Award for Service Qualiy, Spring Singapore
  • Minister for Health Award for the Tsunami Relief Operation 2005, Singapore Ministry of Health
  • Management of severe bites from orang-utan (pongo pygmaeus). Asian Biomedicine Vol 1. No 4, December 2007; pg 411-413.
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Conferences Attended
  • Combined Meeting of the 13th Congress of the Asean Orthopaedic Association and the 44th Annual Convention of the Philippines Orthopaedic Association November 24-27, 1993, Cebu, Philippines
  • Fortieth Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society February 21-24, 1994, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Basic Science Course in Biomechanics. November 1995-May 1996, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  • Sixty- third Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, February 23-26, 1996, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Forty-second Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society February 18-22, 1996, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Midas Rex Institute : Advanced Pneumatic Instrumentation for Surgical Procedures December 16, 1995, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  • AO/ASIF basic course November 29-December 3, 1995, Jackson, Mississippi, USA
  • XIX ILAR International Congress on Rheumatology meeting 1997, Singapore
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Combined Specialty Day Meeting, February 16, 1997, San Francisco, USA
  • 43rd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting. February 9-13, 1997, San Francisco, USA
  • EFORT Traveling Fellow, to Italy and London, May 4-16, 1998
  • Tenth Annual Meeting of the Association for Orthopaedic Research (AFOR), 25-31 January, 1998, Pontresina, Switzerland
  • Maine Orthopaedic Review Course, June 20-July 1, 1999, Waterville, Maine, USA
  • Hip and Knee Reconstruction, An Update, April 22-24, 1999, Mayo Clinic. Phoneix, Arizona, USA
  • Advances in Fracture Management, AO Courses, December 11-16, 2000, Davos, Switzerland
  • Current and Future Treads in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, September 2000, Langkawi, Malaysia
  • Hip and Knee update, May 23-28, 2000, Cairns, Australia
  • Current concepts in the joint replacement, May 2001, Denver, Colorado, and Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Advances in the Management of Arthritis, April 2001, Phuket, Thailand
  • Updates in the treatment of Osteoporosis. March 2001, Athens, Greece
  • State of the Art in Orthopaedics, February 2001. Whistler, Canada
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation,March 23-24, 2002, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Asia Pacific Knee Society Annual Meeting, March 1-3, 2002, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Evista Regional Medical Conference on osteoporosis, August 30-31, 2003, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  • Total Knee & Minimally Invasive Unicompartmental Knee Computer Aided
    Surgery Course for Surgeons, November 30-December 2, 2004, CTEC Clinical Training & Education Centre, Perth, Australia.
  • John Insall Travelling Fellowship to the USA. October 1-31, 2005
  • Johnson & Johnson Sigma RP-F Launch Meeting, March 20, 2006, Koh Samui, Thailand
  • 86th AO Specialty Course – MIS, December 1-4, 2007, AO Foundation, Davos Platz, Switzerland
  • Biobridge Event 2008: The Regenerative Medicine Conference, September 22, 2008, United Nations, Switzerland
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2009 Annual Meeting,  February 25-28, 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Asia Regional Medical Conference on: New Trends in Osteoporosis Management, Nov 26, 2010, Neijing, China
  • IOF WCO-ECCEO10 Scientific Meeting, May 5-8, 2010, Florence, Italy
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2010 Annual Meeting, March 9-13, 2010, New Orleans, USA
  • 2012 Asia Workship on Orthopaedic Pain Management, November 10-11, 2012, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Scientific Symposium Sponsored by MSD: Today’s Science Directs Tomorrow’s Therapy – Understanding Pain and Arthritis to Achieve Treatment Goals,  September 22, 2012, Bangkok, Thailand
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2012 Annual Meeting, Feb 7-11, 2012, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Eli Lilly Fracture & Beyond International Osteoporosis Forum, August 24, 2013, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Mako Surgical Corp Clinical Training for the Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopaedic System (RIO) MAKOplasty Clinical Training Program, July 12, 2013, Florida, USA
  • Sanofi 5th Asia Pacific Osteoarthritis Expert Forum, July 5-6, 2013, Hong Kong
  • DePuy Synthes Institute Partial Knee Instructional Course, April 26, 2013, Hamburg, Germany
  • GlaxoSmithKline ESCEO13-IOF, April 17-20, 2013, Rome, Italy
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America Master’s Hip Arthroscopy Course, September 5-7, 2014, Chicago, USA
  • 9th Asia Pain Summit, June 21-22, 2014, Hong Kong
  • 16th European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy Congress, May 14- 17, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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