Bringing you the highest level of orthopaedic care by a specialized team of professional doctors, nurses and administrators.

Our Doctors & Staff –
Dr. Razmi Rahmat - Centre for Orthopaedics
Curriculum Vitae

Dr Razmi Rahmat is a practicing orthopaedic consultant at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and Parkway East Hospital. His special interests are in managing all forms of spinal conditions, arthritis, general orthopaedics, osteoporosis and trauma surgery.

Dr Razmi completed his postgraduate degree in 1996. He received MOH scholarships to further his surgical skills development in basic surgery and orthopaedic surgery. He was subsequently awarded a clinical fellowship at the Spinal Unit, Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma, Royal Adelaide Hospital in Adelaide, Australia to develop spine surgery in Alexandra Hospital.

He has published his works at several reputable peer reviewed spine journals. He has also presented at many international meetings. He is a member of the AOSpine International, an association dedicated in improving spine patient surgical outcomes and ensuring cost effective spine surgery.

Dr Razmi performs, routinely, discectomy (minimally invasive surgery), decompression surgery, spinal fusion, motion preservation surgery including dynamic stabilization and dynamic fusion technologies and lumbar and cervical disc replacements. He is the first surgeon in Singapore to perform stand alone anterior approached spine fusion using the Synfix implant. Dr Razmi also frequently lectures in courses on spine surgery both locally and regionally. He also frequently conducts courses for General Practitioners both in the local as well as in the region.

In 2003, he was selected to represent Singapore in the Junior ASEAN Orthopaedic Travelling Fellowship. He spent a month travelling around the ASEAN region to share as well as learn with the leading surgeons in the region.

Despite his busy schedule, Dr Razmi makes time for voluntary work. He provided for medical coverage for Singapore Haj pilgrims in 1991, 1992, 1994 and 2000.

His current research interests are in repair and regeneration of diseased spinal discs using autologous chondrocytes transplantation. He has collaborated with the Adelaide Centre for Spinal Research for this work.

Academic Qualifications
  • National University of Singapore, Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery
  • Master of Medicine for General Surgery (Singapore)
  • FRCS Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
  • Orthopaedics Exit Certification by Academy of Medicine
  • Research Fellowship in Spine Surgery Royal Adelaide Hospital and Adelaide Centre for Spine Research
  • FAMS, Fellow Academy of Medicine (Ortho) Singapore
1990
1996
2000
2003
2008
Professional Membership
  • Provisional registrant to Singapore Medical Council
  • Fully registered to Singapore Medical Council
  • Member of Singapore Medical Association
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
  • Member of the Singapore Orthopaedic Association
  • Member of Singapore Back Society
  • Specialist Accreditation by Ministry of Health
  • Specialist Registration by Singapore Medical Council
1990
1991
1993
1996
1997
1999
2001
Publications & Awards
  • Prime Minister’s Book Prize
  • LBKM scholarship 1985
  • LBKM scholarship 1987
  • HMDP for FRCS Part I, 1995
  • HMDP for FRCS Part II, 1996
  • SAF Good Service Medal
  • Cervical Cord Injury in an Elderly Man with a Fused Spine – A Case Report , Singapore Medical Journal 2001 Vol 42(10) : pg 477-481
  • HMDP for Spine Surgery Adelaide, Australia
  • Orthopaedics Teaching Excellence Award, NUS
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation in Degenerative Disc Disease – A Pilot Study presented at Australian Orthopaedic Association South Branch Meeting 2003
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation in Degenerative Disc Disease – A Pilot Study presented at Spine Society of Australia Meeting 2003
  • A Pilot Study Of Treating Discitis In The Ovine Model, presented at Spine Society of Australia Meeting 2003
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation in Degenerative Disc Disease – A Pilot Study presented at Young Orthopaedic  Investigator Award, Singapore Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting 2003
  • Hip fractures In Patients with Mental Illness presented at Singapore Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting 2003
  • Orthopaedics Teaching Excellence Award, NUS
  • Aortic Flap Valve Presenting As Neurogenic Claudication – A Case Report, Spine: Volume 29(4) 15 February 2004, pg E79-E81
  • Orthopaedics Teaching Excellence Award, NUS
  • Orthopaedics Teaching Excellence Award, NUS
  • Alexandra Hospital Service Champion
  • NHG Pillar Award
  • Prophylactic cephazolin to prevent discitis in an ovine model. Spine:Volume 31(4) 15 February 2006: pg 291-296
  • Invited Speaker – The role of steroids in spinal cord injury 39th Malaysia Singapore Congress of Medicine 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Invited Speaker – Mumbai Orthopaedic Association 2007 – New advances in Spine Surgery
  • GP Symposia Invited Speaker – Update on Surgical Management of Spine Conditions – Conrad Hotel Singapore 2008
  • GP Symposia Invited Speaker – Muslim Healthcare Professionals – Management of Cervical Spondylosis in the GP setting – Royal Hotel Singapore 2008
  • Public Forum Series with BCA/Parkway – Back Pain Surabaya, Samarinda, Balikpapan, Solo 2008

 

1979
1985-1987
1995-1996
2001
2002-2003
2002/2003
2003
2003/2004
2004
2004/2005
2005/2006
2006
2007
2008
Conferences Attended
  • 37th Medical Officer Cadet Course
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Microsoft Word 6.0 Appreciation Course
  • 1995 Course in Basic Sciences for Surgery
  • 21st Emergency Medicine Course
  • 12th Asia Pacific Cancer Course
  • 18th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting
  • 1996 Course in Advance Surgery
  • WITS Facilitator Preparatory Course
  • 5th Instructional Course on Basic Microsurgery
  • AO Basic Course Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Foot Symposium in conjuction with NCH Scientific Meeting by Sidvard T Hansen
  • 20th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Spinal instrumentation symposium by Prof Kaneda
  • 1st Basic Techniques in Knee Arthroscopic Surgery Course
  • 21st Singapore Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting incorporating ASEAN Orthopaedic Association Meeting
  • AO Advanced Orthopaedics Course
  • Biomechanics: “Surgical Perspective”
  • Singapore Orthopaedic Oncology Workshop
  • Biomechanics: Muscles and Joint Loading
  • Endoscopic World Congress, incorporating Surgical Endoscopic Spine Symposium
  • First AO Ankle Foot Course Singapore
  • AO Interactive Spine Course, Davos, Switzerland
  • 24th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting
  • International Knee Meeting 2001, Rome, Italy
  • Fellowship in Spine Surgery/Research in Adelaide Centre for Spine Research, July 2002-June 2003
  • Sofomor Danek Advance Spine Surgery Workshop, Melbourne, October 2002
  • AOA South Branch Meeting, Adelaide, Australia
  • Australian Spine Society Meeting, Canberra, Australia
  • AOA Meeting 2003, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • 26th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting
  • 21st Junior ASEAN Travelling Fellowship
  • Clinical Patient Improvement Project Course
  • Synthes Spine Trauma APOA Pre congress Workshop, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Spine Course Incorporating Prodisc Workshop Accreditation Hong Kong
  • 27th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting
  • AO Interactive Spine II Course, Davos, Switzerland
  • Midas Rex Workshop
  • Enhancing Clinical Teaching
  • Prodisc Arthroplasty Course in NUH
  • AO Spine Basic Course Changi General Hospital
  • Australian Orthopaedic Winter Meeting On Arthroplasty and Trauma, Cairns, Australia
  • Medtronic Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery Cadaveric Course, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • 3rd Indonesian Spine Meeting Surabaya – The Art of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Eurospine Meeting 2005, Barcelona, Spain
  • 28th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting
  • AO Spine Masters Course, Davos, Spain
  • Communications Workshops by Mark O Brien
  • Spine Across the Sea Maui 2006
  • 39th Malaysia Singapore Medicine Congress Lecturing Faculty
  • International Joint Arthroplasty and Sports Medicine Meeting 2006, Rhodes Island, Greece
  • 29th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting Organising Committee
  • 2nd NHG Clinician Guide to Department Management Course
  • 8th NHG Clinician Leadership Course
  • 30th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting
  • AO Spine Masters Course, Davos, Switzerland
  • Symposium on Pain Management, Hong Kong
1991
1993
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008