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Our Doctors & Staff –
Dr. Kannan Kaliyaperumal - Centre for Orthopaedics
Curriculum Vitae

Dr Kannan is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty interest in Foot and Ankle disorders.

He graduated with a MBBS from the National University of Singapore and underwent Advanced Specialty Training in Orthopedic surgery in Singapore. He obtained his postgraduate qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. He was awarded the prestigious MOH Scholarship by the Ministry of Health (Singapore) to pursue further training in the field of lower limb reconstructive surgery with special emphasis on Foot and Ankle Reconstruction.

He underwent his subspecialty training in Switzerland and in the Netherlands where he trained in foot & ankle deformity correction, sports surgery and minimally invasive surgery (MIS) of the foot and ankle.

He is an active member of the following international societies:

  • American Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) – International member
  • European Foot & Ankle Society (EFAS) – Ordinary member
  • British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (BOFAS) – International member
  • AO Trauma (AOT) – International faculty member
  • International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) – International member
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – International member
  • Society for the Study of Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Foot & Ankle (GRECMIP) – International Member
  • European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy (ESSKA) – International Member

His clinical expertise is in the following areas of foot & ankle surgery:

  • Sports injuries, ligament injuries & tendinopathies
  • Arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery for management of cartilage defects and impingement
  • Forefoot deformity correction (Bunions and lesser toe deformities)
  • Management of foot pain (metatarsalgia)
  • Management of Diabetic foot ulcers, Charcot’s joints & wounds
  • Management of fractures around the foot & ankle
  • Correction of flatfeet & high arched feet
  • Management of arthritis including Total Ankle Replacement and osteotomies

Dr Kannan has extensive experience in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery being one of a very small number of sub specialists in this area in Singapore & the region. He is well published with articles in international peer reviewed journals. His particular research interest is in cartilage regeneration and management of cartilage defects. He did the first successful case of artificial scaffold reconstruction in the ASEAN region for a talus osteochondral defect in 2013.

His passion for teaching has seen him being appointed as a clinical Senior Lecturer of the Yong Loo Ling School of Medicine, National University of Singapore involved in undergraduate medical education in Singapore. He is also a faculty member of the National Healthcare Group Residency program, involved in the teaching of Residents.   He is also an International Faculty member of the AO trauma group where he has  taught in China, India, Thailand and Singapore. He is also passionate in developing the Foot & Ankle specialty in the region and has conducted numerous courses and has been invited as chairperson and faculty to various F&A courses and symposiums in Malaysia, Indonesia and Hong Kong.

Dr Kannan is also the principal supervisor of the Singapore Medical Council accredited Foot & Ankle Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship program in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He is also an appointed expert panel member of the Ministry of Health Singapore Diabetic Foot Workgroup Committee.

In his spare time, Dr Kannan enjoys playing football, cycling and travelling. He is also involved with community service and with nonprofit organisations in medical education and humanitarian work. He is married with 2 lovely daughters.

Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), National University of Singapore
  • Intercollegiate Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • Master of Medicine (Orthopedic Surgery), Postgraduate Medical Institute, National University of Singapore
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Orthopaedics & Trauma), Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction and Trauma Surgery Fellowship under Dr Kaj Klaue, Clinica Luganese, Lugano, Switzerland, April-December, 2011
  • Total Ankle Arthroplasty Fellowship under Dr Pascal Rippstein, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland, December 2011
  • F&A Arthroscopy Fellowship under Prof. Niek van Dijik, Amsterdam Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 2011
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Professional Membership
  • Member of Singapore Medical Association
  • Ordinary member of Singapore Orthopaedic Association (SOA)
  • Member of Singapore Medical Association
  • International faculty member of AO Trauma (AOT)
  • Ordinary member of Singapore Orthopaedic Association (SOA)
  • Member of Singapore Medical Association
  • International Member of British Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society (BOFAS)
  • Ordinary Member of European Foot & Ankle Society (EFAS)
  • Ordinary Member of International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)
  • International faculty member of AO Trauma (AOT)
  • Ordinary member of Singapore Orthopaedic Association (SOA)
  • Member of Singapore Medical Association
  • International Member of American Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS)
  • International Member of British Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society (BOFAS)
  • Ordinary Member of European Foot & Ankle Society (EFAS)
  • Ordinary Member of International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)
  • International faculty member of AO Trauma (AOT)
  • Ordinary member of Singapore Orthopaedic Association (SOA)
  • Member of Singapore Medical Association
  • International member of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • International Member of American Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS)
  • International Member of British Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society (BOFAS)
  • Ordinary Member of European Foot & Ankle Society (EFAS)
  • Ordinary Member of International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)
  • International faculty member of AO Trauma (AOT)
  • Ordinary member of Singapore Orthopaedic Association (SOA)
  • Member of Singapore Medical Association
  • International member of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • International Member of American Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS)
  • International Member of British Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society (BOFAS)
  • Ordinary Member of European Foot & Ankle Society (EFAS)
  • Ordinary Member of International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)
  • International faculty member of AO Trauma (AOT)
  • Ordinary member of Singapore Orthopaedic Association (SOA)
  • Member of Singapore Medical Association
  • International Member of Society for the Study of Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Foot & Ankle (GRECMIP)
  • International member of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • International Member of American Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS)
  • International Member of British Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society (BOFAS)
  • Ordinary Member of European Foot & Ankle Society (EFAS)
  • Ordinary Member of International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)
  • International faculty member of AO Trauma (AOT)
  • Ordinary member of Singapore Orthopaedic Association (SOA)
  • Member of Singapore Medical Association
  • International Member of Society for the Study of Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Foot & Ankle (GRECMIP)
  • International Member of European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
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Awards
  • SINDA Academic Excellence Award
  • Dean’s List Second Professional MBBS (Part III) Examination 1999/2000
  • Subdural Hematoma in Two Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant patients with Post Dural Puncture Headache and Initially Normal CT Brain; Annals of Hematology, Vol 8 No. 9, September 2002, pg 540
  • Ministry of Defence Letter of Commendation: Effort Against SARS  2003
  • Laproscopic Ventral Hernia Repair: A Local Experience; Singapore Medical Journal, 2004, Vol 45(6): pg 271
  • Treatment of Comminuted proximal Humeral Fractures with Shoulder Hemiarthroplasty: An Asian Experience
  • Ministry of Health Scholarship, Singapore
  • Total Hip Arthroplasty For Ankylosed Hip Secondary to Neurogenic Herterotrophic Ossification; Journal of Artroplasty, Vol 23 No. 3, April 2008: pg 470-475
  • National Healthcare Group HMDP (Human Manpower Development Programme) Award
  • Letter of Commendation from Singapore Armed Forces
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Conferences Attended
  • Psychological Trauma Management Course, SAF/HQMC, Singapore
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair Workshop, TTSH, Singapore
  • Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS), SGH, Singapore
  • Surveillance, Epidemiological Investigation & Outbreak Response for Medical Officers, SAF/HQMC, Singapore
  • Course in Clinical Surgery, NUS, Singapore
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Course, SAF/HQMC, Singapore
  • Basic Surgical Skills Course (BSSC), NUS, Singapore
  • Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction, CGH, Singapore
  • AO Principles Course in Basic Fracture Fixation Techniques, CGH, Singapore
  • 15th Review Course in Hand Surgery, TTSH, Singapore
  • HRM Basic Course in Hand and Microsurgery, NUH, Singapore
  • Animal handling Course-Responsible Care & Use of Lab Animals, NUS, Singapore
  • Surgical Exposure of the Upper Limb & Lower Limb, NUH, Singapore
  • ASEAN POSNA Pediatric Society Meeting, KKWCH, Singapore
  • Basic Biomechanics in Orthopedics, NTU, Singapore
  • Smith & Nephew TKA Workshop, AH, Singapore
  • Surgical Exposure of the Upper Limb, TTSH, Singapore
  • AADO Advanced Trauma Workshop, CUHK, Hong Kong
  • Cadaveric course Mini-Incision Total Knee Arthroplasty, SGH, Singapore
  • Cadaveric course in Periarticular Locking Plate System, SGH, Singapore
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course (ACLS), SGH, Singapore
  • AO MIPO Course, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • AO Spine Principles Course, SGH, Singapore
  • Revision Hip & Knee Arthroplasty Symposium- Zimmer, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 30th Postgraduate Course in Orthopaedics, NUH, Singapore
  • Medical Ethics & Health Law, SMA, Singapore
  • AO Advanced Foot & Ankle Course, Davos, Switzerland
  • Articulate Live Surgery – DePuay, Sydney, Australia
  • EFAS Advanced Hindfoot Symposium, Munich, Germany
  • AO Foot & Ankle Course, Dresden, Germany
  • International Congress for the Correction of Complex Foot Deformities, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Recent Updates in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Mendrisio, Switzerland
  • Surgical complications of the Foot & Ankle Course, Baltimore, USA
  • CUHK-OLC Surgeon Education Program: The 22nd Adult Joint Reconstruction Workshop Primary Total Knee and Hip Replacement, Orthopaedic Learning Centre of The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 22nd Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science, Singapore
  • 35th Annual Scientific Meeting, Singapore Orthopaedic Association combined with the 6th Meeting of the ASEAN Arthroplasty Association and 60th Anniversary Celebration: Celebrating 60 years of Orthopaedics in Singapore, Joint Replacement Reconstruction & Orthopaedic Research, Singapore
  • STAR Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement Cadaver Workshop, Maharaj Nakorn Chiangmai University Hospital, Chiangmai, Thailand
  • AOTrauma Course – Principles in Operative Fracture Management, Singapore
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Course, NHG ATLS, TTSH, Singapore
  • AOTrauma Course – Principles in Operative Fracture Management, Chong Qing, China
  • Foot & Ankle Expert’s Forum and Trauma Course 2012, Singapore
  • Nuts & Bolts of Brain Death Certification Workshop, Singapore
  • AOTrauma Course – Basic Principles of Fracture Management, Davos, Switzerland
  • The 5th Scientific Meeting of Asian Federation of Foot & Ankle Societies & The 1st Scientific Meeting of Hong Kong Foot & Ankle Society, Hong Kong, China
  • 36th Annual Scientific Meeting, Arthroscopic Surgery Exploring New Horizons, Singapore Orthopaedic Association, Singapore
  • 37th Annual Scientific Meeting “Musculoskeletal Challenges in the Baby Boomers: Repair, Reconstruct & Replace”, Singapore Orthopaedic Association, Singapore
  • AOTrauma Course – Advanced Principles of Fracture Management, Lucknow, India
  • Cadaver Demonstration (4th University Malaya Limb Deformity Correction Course), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 4th University Malaya Limb Deformity Correction Course, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy Course, Surgical Skills Centre, York
  • 35th Postgraduate Course in Orthopaedics, NUHS, Singapore
  • 17th Practical Foot & Ankle Technical Symposium – Forefoot, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Advanced GRECMIP course, Barcelona, Spain
  • 4th International Congress of Foot & Ankle Minimally Invasive Surgery, Barcelona, Spain
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