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Our Doctors & Staff –
Dr Ramesh Subramaniam - Centre for Orthopaedics
CURRICULUM VITAE

Dr Ramesh is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty interest in shoulder, knee and arthroscopic sports surgery.

Dr Ramesh obtained his MBBS from the National University of Singapore and completed his Masters in Orthopaedic Surgery in Singapore. He underwent Advanced Surgical Training in Orthopaedic Surgery and obtained his Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Trauma and Orthopaedics. He was awarded the HMDP government scholarship to undertake a clinical fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgery at the Santry Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin, Ireland.

He was then awarded the Tan Tock Seng Scholarship to pursue a Sports Fellowship in Knee Surgery at Hospital Quiron in Barcelona, Spain under the supervision of Professor Ramon Cugat, who is a consultant for the Spanish soccer players.  As part of this training, Dr Ramesh also spent time with the Mutualidad de Futbolistas Catalanes orthopaedic teams taking care of the soccer players in Barcelona and the Spanish province of Catalunya. He also completed a Fellowship in Shoulder Surgery at Hospital Del Mar in Barcelona. During his overseas fellowship training, Dr Ramesh was trained in arthroscopic joint reconstruction and joint replacement surgeries.

He specializes in the following procedures:

  • Knee arthroscopic surgery for meniscus, ligament and cartilage injuries
  • Knee joint replacement
  • Management of shoulder instability
  • Management of rotator cuff tears
  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery
  • Shoulder joint replacement
  • Arthroscopic elbow surgery
  • Elbow joint replacement
  • Management of hip conditions
  • Hip arthroscopic surgery

He is an active member of the following organizations/societies:

  • International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee and Orthopaedic Surgery (ISAKOS)
  • International Congress of Joint Reconstruction (ICJR)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • Asia-Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society (APKASS)
  • AO Trauma – International Member

He has demonstrated a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring of both undergraduate students and post-graduate doctors. He has been conferred the appointment of clinical Senior Lecturer and then Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He is a faculty member of the National Healthcare Group Residency Program and served as the Chairman of the National Healthcare Group Hand Surgery Residency Program Evaluation Committee. He has also given lectures and demonstrated surgery techniques at numerous international workshops and training courses for knee and shoulder surgery. As Fellowship Supervisor of Sports Surgery at Tan Tock Seng Hopital, he has mentored clinical fellows from India, Phillipines and Malaysia.

Dr Ramesh is well published with articles in international peer reviewed journals. He has also presented his work at podium presentations in international conferences.

In his limited leisure time, Dr Ramesh enjoys running, basketball and football. He is also an avid traveller. He is extremely passionate about community service and humanitarian efforts. He has volunteered with the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation to perform pro-bono surgery in Indonesia. He has been involved in Indosin Bhakti Sosial(ISBS) with the Singapore Navy, to provide primary healthcare to villages in the Riau Islands, Indonesia. He has been awarded the Minister of Health Award for humanitarian relief work provided for the Yogjakarta earthquake in 2006.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • MBBS – Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • DFD (Designated Factory Doctor) (Compressed Airworks) – Singapore Armed Forces
  • MRCS – Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • MMed (Masters of Medicine) Orthopaedics – Graduate Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Singapore
  • FRCS(Ed) – Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
  • Member of Singapore Medical Association (SMA), 2001 – 2009
  • Member of Singapore Medical Association (SMA)
  • Member of Singapore Orthopaedic Association (SOA)
  • Member of International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee and Orthopaedic Surgery (ISAKOS)
  • Member of Singapore Medical Association (SMA)
  • Member of Singapore Orthopaedic Association (SOA)
  • Member of International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee and Orthopaedic Surgery (ISAKOS)
  • International Member of AO Trauma
  • Member of Singapore Medical Association (SMA)
  • Member of Singapore Orthopaedic Association (SOA)
  • Member of International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee and Orthopaedic Surgery (ISAKOS)
  • International Member of AO Trauma
  • Member of International Congress of Joint Reconstruction (ICJR)
  • Member of European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • Member of American Academy  of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Member of Singapore Medical Association (SMA)
  • Member of Singapore Orthopaedic Association (SOA)
  • Member of International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee and Orthopaedic Surgery (ISAKOS)
  • International Member of AO Trauma
  • Member of International Congress of Joint Reconstruction (ICJR)
  • Member of European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • Member of American Academy  of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Member of Singapore Medical Association (SMA)
  • Member of Singapore Orthopaedic Association (SOA)
  • Member of International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee and Orthopaedic Surgery (ISAKOS)
  • International Member of AO Trauma
  • Member of International Congress of Joint Reconstruction (ICJR)
  • Member of European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • Member of American Academy  of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Member of Singapore Medical Association (SMA)
  • Member of Singapore Orthopaedic Association (SOA)
  • Member of International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee and Orthopaedic Surgery (ISAKOS)
  • International Member of AO Trauma
  • Member of International Congress of Joint Reconstruction (ICJR)
  • Member of European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • Member of American Academy  of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Member of Asia Pacific Knee, Athroscopy and Sports Medicine Society (APKASS)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS)
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PUBLICATIONS & AWARDS
  • Reducing Unnecessary Skull Xrays in the Emergency Department CPIP Paper 2005 (Clinical Process Improvement Project)
  • Minister of Health Award for Yogjakarta Earthquake Relief
  • Effects of Peripheral Nerve Block for Total Knee Arthroplasty : A Comparative Study – Presented research paper at Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting 2006
  • Cutaneous Complications of Low Molecular Weight Heparin in Total Knee Arthoplasty Patients – Presented research paper at Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting 2007
  • Is Distal Femoral Lateral Condylar Hypoplasia Common in Asian Knees? – Presented research paper at Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting 2007
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis leading to Below Knee Amputation, Pictorial Case Report – Accepted for electronic publication by The Journal of Family Practice & Published in The Journal of Family Practice January 2009 J Fam Pract; 2009 Jan; 58(1): 37-9
  • Treatment of Degenerative Cervical Disc Disease with DISCOVER Cervical Prosthesis – Early clinical and radiological outcomes – Presented research paper at Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting 2009 & Accepted for free paper presentation at 1st Annual Meeting of Asia Pacific Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS)
  • Human Manpower Development Program (HMDP) Award
  • Effects of Peripheral Nerve Block for Total Knee Arthroplasty : A Comparative Study – Published in the Malaysia Orthopaedic Journal March 2010
  • Tan Tock Seng Scholarship Award
  • Complex Elbow Dislocation associated with Radial and Ulnar diaphyseal fractures: A rare combination – Published in Strategies in Trauma & Limb Reconstruction Journal (August 2011)
  • Subacromial bursitis with giant rice bodies as initial presentation of rheumatoid arthritis – Published in Journal of Clinical Rheumatology October 2012 J Clin Rheumatol; 2012 October; 18(7): 352-5
  • Hip Arthroscopy – Minimally Invasive Solutions – Medical Digest April – June 2013
  • Surgical Management of Anterior Shoulder Instability : Clinical Features and Surgical Outcomes – Presented at Malaysian Orthopaedic Association Meeting 2014 and Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting 2014
  • Short Term Clinical Results of Surgical Repair of Full Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears – Presented at Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress 2015 and Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting 2015
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CONFERENCES ATTENDED
  • Minor Surgical Skills Instructional Course
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Course
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Course
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Course (Re-Certified)
  • Naval Underwater Medical Officer Course – Designated Factory Doctor (Compressed Airworks) – DFD (CAW)
  • 11th Ministry of Health Mayo Clinic Foundation Update – Medical and Surgical Endocrinology,  5-6 February 2005
  • X-Ray Workshop, 24 September 2005
  • Advances in Surgery – For a less Painful Surgery and Earlier Recovery, Public symposium, 3 September 2005
  • Practical Critical Care Course, 23-25 November 2005
  • Mastering Patient Communications & Mastering Difficult Clinical Interactions Workshops by Cognitive Institute, 5 December 2005
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course (Re-Certified)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Course (Re-Certified)
  • Basic Surgical Skills Course, Edinburgh, 8-10 March 2006
  • 27th Post-Graduate Course in Orthopaedics, 10-14 July 2006
  • Evidence Based Medicine Course, 23 September 2006
  • Principles of fracture fixation, 26 November 2006
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Course (Re-Certified)
  • 12th Asian Association for Dynamic Osteosynthesis –Orthopaedic Learning Centre Advanced Trauma Course 2007, Hong Kong, 13 – 14 January 2007
  • Upper Limb Cadaveric Dissection Course, 27 January 2007
  • Managing Adverse Clinical Outcomes Workshop by Cognitive Institute, 26 February 2007
  • Basic Microsurgical Skills Course, 12 – 16 March 2007
  • Tendon Repair Workshop, 14 April 2007
  • Fundamental Critical Care Support Course, 22 April 2007
  • Zimmer Minimally Invasive Surgery(Hip and Knee) Workshop
  • Smith-Nephew Computer Aided Surgery Workshop, 21 July 2007
  • POSNA-ASEAN (Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America – Association of South East Asian Nations)  Paediatric Orthopaedic Course, 22-24 August 2007
  • Cadaveric Dissection workshop for upper limb/lower limb, 25 August & 22 September 2007
  • 30th Annual Scientific Meeting of Singapore Orthopaedic Association, 13 – 17 November 2007
  • Advance Arthroscopic Development Programme, 12-14 December 2007
  • 17th Comprehensive Hand Review Course and Annual Scientific Meeting, 1-2 February 2008
  • AO Principles in Operative Fracture Management Course, Malaysia, 16 – 18 March 2008
  • Basic Orthopaedic Biomechanics Course, 18 & 25 July 2008
  • Zimmer Institute- Asia Pacific Satellite Cadaver Course, 19-20 August 2008
  • TTSH (Tan Tock Seng Hospital) Basic Spine Workshop, 27 September 2008
  • AO Geriatric Fracture Management Course, 15-16 November 2008
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Course (Re-Certified)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Course (Re-Certified)
  • 20th Postgraduate Course in Orthopaedics,  9-13 February 2009
  • Clinical Communications Course, 24 April 2009
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy Pre-Congress Course, Malaysian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, 21-23 May 2009
  • ArthroMunich, The 3rd International Symposium on Operative and Biologic Treatments in Sports Medicine, 26-27 June 2009
  • Medical Ethics, Professionalism and Health Law Course, 3-5 September 2009
  • Zimmer Revision Hip and Knee Regional Symposium, Kuala Lumpur, 31 October – 1 November 2009
  • 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting of Singapore Orthopaedic Association, 18-21 November 2009
  • Introductory Course to Knee Arthroplasty and Navigation System, 28-29 November 2009
  • 21st Postgraduate FRCS Preparatory Course, 22-26 February 2010
  • Preparatory Course for HKCOS & RCSEd Joint Orthopaedic Fellowship Examination Preparatory Course, Hong Kong, 22-26 March 2010
  • Open Communications with Patients and Families after Poor Outcome, 24 June 2010
  • Zimmer Revision NexGen LCCK Course, Melbourne, 11 August 2010
  • Depuy Mitek Shoulder Cadaver Workshop, Bangkok, 14-15 October 2010
  • Arthrex Shoulder Arthroscopic Course, Shanghai, 27-28 October 2010
  • Instructional Course Lectures, International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee and Orthopaedic Surgery Meeting, Rio De Janiero, 14-17 May 2011
  • Shoulder Surgery for Sports Injuries Course, Dublin, 31 August – 1 September 2011
  • Knee Surgery for Sports injuries Course, Dublin, 2-3 September 2011
  • Instructional Course Lectures, European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow Meeting, Lyon, 15-17 September 2011
  • Smith and Nephew Shoulder Academy Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy Cadaveric Course, York, 4-5 November 2011
  • Smith and Nephew Shoulder Academy Hip Arthroscopy Cadaveric Course, York, 23 November 2011
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Course (Re-Certified)
  • Irish Shoulder Symposium and Cadaveric Workshop, Dublin, 25-26 May 2012
  • 22nd Adult Joint Reconstruction Workshop (Stryker), Hong Kong, 3-4 November 2012
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course (Re-Certified)
  • 9th Biennial ISAKOS Congress 2013, Toronto, Canada, 12-16 May 2013
  • Tan Tock Seng Arthroscopy Course, Faculty & Table Instructor, 31 May – 1 June 2013
  • “ What is causing this pain in my knee? “, Speaker at Tan Tock Seng Hospital Public Forum, 6 July 2013
  • “ How to diagnose common causes of knee pain?”, Speaker at Tan Tock Seng Hospital GP Forum, 6 July 2013
  • Great Expectations 2013 – Stryker 7th Asia Pacific Hip and Knee Symposium, 28-29 September 2013
  • ASEAN Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Congress 2013 Multi-Directional Instability : Options and Rationale for Surgery, Speaker, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • ASEAN Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Congress 2013,Smith and Nephew Knee Workshop, Lecturer & Table Instructor
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Course (Re-Certified)
  • Hip Arthroscopy Dinner Symposium, Organizer, 27 March 2014
  • Smith and Nephew 1st International Course on Knee Surgery (ASEAN), Lecturer & Table Instructor, 8-9 April 2014
  • “Treatment of Meniscal Injuries and Cartilage Ulcers”, Speaker at Tan Tock Seng Hospital Public Forum, 5 April 2014
  • Zimmer Asia Pacific Extremities Arthroplasty Workship, Khon Kaen, Thailand, 8-9 April 2014
  • Smith and Nephew 2nd International Course on Knee Surgery (ASEAN), 20-21 August 2014
  • Singapore Trauma Conference, Speaker (Role of Arthroscopy in Frozen Shoulder), 19 April 2015
  • Smith and Nephew ASEAN International Course on Meniscal Repair, Lecturer & Table Instructor, 27-28 April 2015
  • “Hip and Groin Pain in Soccer players : A Difficult Diagnosis”, Speaker at Tan Tock Seng Hospital GP Forum, 5 September 2015
  • Stryker Shoulder Arthroscopy Course, Lecturer & Table Instructor, 10-11 October 2015
  • Arthrolab Workshop – Shoulder Arthroscopy , Munich, Germany,24 October 2015
  • International Foot and Ankle Mega Course , Munich, Germany, 30-31 October 2015
  • Singapore Foot & Ankle Expert Panel Symposium 2015, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 2 November 2015
  • 3rd Singapore Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy & Reconstruction Cadaveric Workshop 2015, 3-5 November 2015
  • Arthrex Surgical Skills Cadaveric Training, Lecturer & Table Instructor, 4-5 December 2015
  • 17th ESSKA Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 4 – 7 May 2016
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