Clinical Team - Dr Asim Shabbir


Dr Asim Shabbir

Senior Consultant

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Department of Surgery

National University Hospital

MBBS, MRCS(Edin), MMed, FCPS, FRCS(Edin)

Professional Appointments

  • Senior Consultant, Department of Surgery
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
  • Director, Post-graduate Medical education, National University Hospital, Singapore
  • Director, Clinical Service, Department of Surgery, National University Hospital, Singapore
  • Deputy Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery, National University Hospital
  • Adjunct Investigator, Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS), Biomedical Sciences Institutes (BMSI)
  • Clinical Director, Medical Engineering Research and Commercialisation Initiative (MERCI), Department of Surgery, National University Hospital
  • Supervisor, The Laparoscopic Procedures in Upper Gastrointestional and Bariatric, Changi General Hospital

Committee Memberships & Fellowship

  • Member Pakistan Olympic association Medical Commission
  • Member Brunei Association of Sports Medicine
  • Member Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh UK
  • Member Asia-Pacific Hernia society
  • Singapore Medical council full registration
  • International member of American Society of Metabolic Bariatric Surgery
  • Executive Member of Obesity metabolic and Surgery Society of Singapore
  • National University Cancer Institute, Singapore Affiliate Membership
  • Member of Robotic Accreditation, Process Improvement and Development Committee
  • Member of Society of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeons of Pakistan



Best Presentation Award


  • For outstanding oral presentation titled “Roux-en-Y Versus Billroth II Gastrojejunostomy After Radical Distal Gastrectomy For Gastric Cancer – A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial”
  • Best Poster Award IFSO 2012 Delhi
  • International Award by American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery


  • Paper titled “Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass for the treatment of Type II
    Diabetes Mellitus in Chinese patients with Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25-35
    [A prospective study”]                                                                                    
  • Scholar Award for the best Free Paper at the KOSIS 2010                      
  • Best Free oral paper presentation APMBSS 2010                                    
  • Sunny side up Award 2009                                                              
  • NUHS Way Quest Merit Award (CPIP Category)                                                      
  • NUHS Way Day 2009 celebration                                                                    
  • Health Manpower Development Program FY 2009                                   
  • Round winner, Pitch of Funds Round, Yong Lin School of Medicine      
  • NUS leadership in Academic Medicine Program
  • Merit award. Young investigator award in clinical research
  • NHG Annual Scientific Congress                                                             
  • Merit award Pitch of Funds Round, Yong Lin School of Medicine
  • NUS leadership in Academic Medicine Program                                     
  • Long Service Award National University Hospital Singapore                    
  • Courage Star
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Valour and selfless dedication during SAR

Publications and Research Trials

  • Conversion Surgery Post-Intraperitoneal Paclitaxel and Systemic Chemotherapy for Gastric Cancer Carcinomatosis Peritonei. Are We Ready?. Chua DY, Syn NL, Yap R, Phua JN, Soh TI, Chee CE, Nga ME,Shabbir A, So JB. J Gastrointest Surg. 2016 Dec 15. PMID: 27981493
  • Adipocyte Ceramides Regulate Subcutaneous Adipose Browning, Inflammation, and Metabolism. Chaurasia B, Kaddai VA, Lancaster VA, Velan SS, Bulchand S, Tsong TJ, Wang M, Siddique MM, Yuguang G, Sigmundsson K, Mellet NA, Weir JM, Meikle PJ, Bin M Yassin MS, Shabbir A, Shayman JA, Hirabayashi Y, Shiow ST, Sugii S, Summers SA. 2016 Dec 13; 24 (6): 820-834. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2016.10.002. PubMed PMID: 27818258
  • Attitudes and Concerns of Diabetic Patients towards Bariatric Surgery as Treatment of Diabetes. Chua HW, Zhou HJ, Khoo CM, Shabbir A, Lomanto D, So JB. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2016 Nov; 45 (11): 495-506. PubMed PMID: 27922143
  • Extensive peritoneal lavage after curative gastrectomy for gastric cancer (EXPEL): study protocol of an international multicentre randomized controlled trial. Kim G, Chen E, Tay AY, Lee JS, Phua JN, Shabbir A, So JB, Tai BC. Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2016 Nov 25. PMID: 27889694
  • Accumulation of CD11c+ CD163+ Adipose Tissue Macrophages through Upregulation of Intracellular 11β-HSD1 in Human Obesity. Nakajima S, Koh V, Kua LF, SO J, Davide L, Lim KS, Petersen SH, Yong WP,Shabbir A, Kono K. J Immunol. 2016 Nov 01. 197 (9): 3735 – 3745. PubMed PMID: 27698011
  • Intraperitoneal chemotherapy for gastric cancer with peritoneal disease: experience from Singapore and Japan. Kono K, Yong WP, Okayama H, Shabbir A, Momma T, Ohki S, Takenoshita S, So J. Gastric Cancer. 2016 Oct 20. PMID: 27766496
  • Real-time sensor fault detection and compensation in a passive magnetic field-based localization system. Sun Z, Foong S, Marechal L, Tee HT, Tan UX, Shabbir A. AIM 2016 IEEE. 2016 Sep 29. doi: 10.1109/AIM.2016.7576907 INSPEC accession number: 16340609
  • Modular design of a real-time passive magnetic localization system for enhanced safety in nasogastric intubation. Sun Z, Chi KTS, Suthep U, Shabbir A, Foong S. BioRob IEEE. 2016 Jul 28. doi: 10.1109/BIOROB.2016.7523647 INSPEC accession number: 16192638. ISSN: 2155-1782
  • Enterotomy closure using knotless and barbed suture in laparoscopic upper gastrointestinal surgeries. Bautista T, Shabbir A, Rao J, So J, Kono K, Durai P. Surg Endosc. 2016 Apr; 30 (4): 1699-703. doi: 10.1007/s00464-015-4395-3. PubMed PMID: 26173547
  • Investigation on the potential of Mueller matrix imaging for the digital staining. Wang W, Lim LG, Srivastava S, Bok-Yan So J, Shabbir A, Liu Q. J Biophotonics. 2016 Apr; 9(4): 364-75. doi: 10.1002/jbio.201500006. PubMed PMID: 25907856
  • Inhibition of MMP activity can restore NKG2D ligand expression in gastric cancer, leading to improved NK cell susceptibility. Shiraishi K, Mimura K, Kua LF, Koh V, Siang LK, Nakajima S, Fujii H, Shabbir A, Yong WP, So J, Takenoshita S, Kono K. J Gastroenterol. 2016 Mar 22. PMID: 27002316
  • Effect of weight loss after bariatric surgery on kidney function in a multiethnic Asian population. Ngoh CL, So JB, Tiong HY, Shabbir A, Teo BW. Surg Obes. Relat Dis. 2016 Mar-Apr; 12 (3): 600-5. doi: 1016/j.soard.2015.07.003. Pubmed PMID: 26522229
  • The transcription factor SOX6 contributes to the developmental origins of obesity by promoting adipogenesis. Leow SC, Poschmann J, Too PG, Yin J, Joseph R, McFarlane C, Dogra S, Shabbir A, Ingham PW, Prabhakar S, Leow MK, Lee YS, Ng KL, Chong YS, Gluckman PD, Stünkel W. Development. 2016 Mar 15; 143(6):950-61. doi: 10.1242/dev.131573. Epub 2016 Feb 18. PMID: 26893351
  • Goal-directed program after sleeve gastrectomy improves weight loss. Kim G, Tan CS, Ng JY, Cheng AK, Rao J, Soe KT, Kong LW, Naseer F, Er PS, Lomanto D, So JB, Shabbir A. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2016 Mar-Apr;12(3):518-21. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2015.11.014. Epub 2015 Nov 19. PMID: 26944549
  • Retinoic Acid Mediates Visceral-Specific Adipogenic Defects of Human Adipose-Derived Stem Cells. Takeda K, Sriram S, Chan XH, Ong WK, Yeo CR, Tan B, Lee SA, Kong KV, Hoon S, Jiang H, Yuen JJ, Perumal J, Agrawal M, Vaz C, So J, Shabbir A, Blaner WS, Olivo M, Han W, Tanavde V, Toh SA, Sugii S. Diabetes. 2016 May; 65(5):1164-78. doi: 10.2337/db15-1315. Epub 2016 Mar 2. PMID: 26936961
  • Early outcomes of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in a multi-ethnic Asian cohort. Ching SS, Cheng AK, Kong LW, Lomanto D, So JB, Shabbir A. Surg Obes. Relat Dis. 2016 Feb; 12 (2): 330-7. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2015.05.009. PubMed PMID: 26363715
  • ECM microenvironment unlocks brown adipogenic potential of adult human bone marrow-derived MSCs. Lee MH, Goralczyk AG, Kriszt R, Ang XM, Badowski C, Li Y, Summers SA, Toh SA, Yassin MS, Shabbir A, Sheppard A, Raghunath M. Sci Rep. 2016 Feb 17;6:21173. doi: 10.1038/srep21173. PMID: 26883894
    Is Elective Gastroscopy Prior to Bariatric Surgery in an Asian Cohort Worthwhile? Ng JY, Cheng AK, Kim G, Kong LW, Soe KT, Lomanto D, So JB, Shabbir A. Obes Surg. 2016 Jan 16. PMID: 26780361
  • A Rare Cause of Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Ng JJ, Lau JW, Shabbir A. Gastroenterology. 2016 Jan;150 (1):401.doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2015.09.046. Epub 2015 Nov 25. PMID: 26612187


  • Effect of weight loss after bariatric surgery on kidney function in a multiethnic Asian population. Ngoh CL, So JB, Tiong HY, Shabbir A, Teo BW. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2015 Jul 9. pii: S15507289( 15)002889. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2015.07.003. PMID: 26522229
  • Early outcomes of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in a multiethnic Asian cohort. Ching SS, Cheng AK, Kong LW, Lomanto D, So JB, Shabbir A. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2015 May 22. pii: S15507289(15)001525. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2015.05.009. PMID: 26363715
  • Enterotomy closure using knotless and barbed suture in laparoscopic upper gastrointestinal surgeries. Bautista T, Shabbir A, Rao J, So J, Kono K, Durai P. Surg Endosc. 2015 Jul 15.
    PMID: 26173547
  • A Noninvasive Realtime Localization System for Enhanced Efficacy in Nasogastric Intubation.
    Sun Z, Foong S, Maréchal L, Tan UX, Teo TH, Shabbir A. Ann Biomed Eng. 2015 Dec;43(12):294152. doi: 10.1007/s1043901513610. Epub 2015 Jun 25. PMID: 26108204
  • Removal of a large, 40mm, submucosal leiomyoma using submucosal tunneling endoscopic resection and extraction of specimen using a distal mucosal incision. Ng JJ, Chiu PW, Shabbir A, So JB. Endoscopy. 2015;47 Suppl 1 UCTN: E2323. doi: 10.1055/s00341391904. Epub 2015 Jun 12. PMID: 26069978
  • Investigation on the potential of Mueller matrix imaging for digital staining. Wang W, Lim LG, Srivastava S, Bok-Yan So J, Shabbir A, Liu Q. J Biophotonics. 2015 Apr 22; 9999(9999). doi: 10.1002/jbio.201500006. PMID: 25907856
  • The success of sleeve gastrectomy in the management of metabolic syndrome and obesity. Shabbir A, Dargan D. J Biomed Res. 2015 Apr; 29(2):937. doi: 10.7555/JBR.28.20140107. Epub 2014 Oct 4. Review. PMID: 25859262


  • Inhibition of mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway can induce upregulation of human leukocyte antigen class I without PD-L1-upregulation in contrast to interferon-γ treatment. Mimura K, Kua LF, Shiraishi K, Kee Siang L, Shabbir A, Komachi M, Suzuki Y, Nakano T, Yong WP, So J, Kono K, Cancer Sci. 2014 Oct;105(10):1236-44. doi: 10.1111/cas.12503. Epub 2014 Sep 29. PMID: 25154680
  • Laparoscopic Heller's cardiomyotomy and Roux-En-Y gastric bypass for missed achalasia diagnosed after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.Oh HB, Tang SW, Shabbir A, Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2014 Sep-Oct; 10(5):1002-4 doi: 0.1016/j.soard.2014.01.023. Epub 2014 Jan 29. PMID: 24999005
  • Therapeutic potential of highly cytotoxic natural killer cells for gastric cancer. Mimura K, Kamiya T, Shiraishi K, Kua LF, Shabbir A, So J, Yong WP, Suzuki Y, Yoshimoto Y, Nakano T, Fujii H, Campana D, Kono K, Int J Cancer. 2014 Sep 15; 135(6):1390-8. doi: 10.1002/ijc.28780. Epub 2014 Feb 28. PMID: 24615495
  • Longer Examination Time Improves Detection of Gastric Cancer During Diagnostic Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Teh JL, Tan JR, Lau LJ, Saxena N, Salim A, Tay A, Shabbir A, Chung S, Hartman M, Bok-Yan So J, Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Aug 10. pii: S1542-3565(14)01144-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2014.07.059. PMID: 25117772
  • Implications of morbid obesity and surgery for the obese. Loo LM, Shabbir A, So JB, Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2014 Jun; 43(6):328-30. PMID: 25028143
  • Advancement and benefit of energy sealing in minimally invasive surgery. Shabbir A, Dargan D, Asian J Endosc Surg. 2014 May; 7(2):95-101. doi: 10.1111/ases.12101. PMID: 24754878
  • Roles of linear and circular polarization properties and effect of wavelength choice on differentiation between ex vivo normal and cancerous gastric samples. Wang W, Lim LG, Srivastava S, Yan JS, Shabbir A, Liu Q. J Biomed Opt. 2014 Apr;19(4):046020. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.19.4.046020 PMID: 24781588
  • CD44v8-10 is a cancer-specific marker for gastric cancer stem cells. Lau WM, Teng E, Chong HS, Lopez KA, Tay AY, Salto-Tellez M, Shabbir A, So JB, Chan SL, Cancer Res. 2014 May 1; 74(9):2630-41. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-13-2309. Epub 2014 Mar 11 PMID: 24618343
  • Identification of specific cell-surface markers of adipose-derived stem cells from subcutaneous and visceral fat depots. Ong WK, Tan CS, Chan KL, Goesantoso GG, Chan XH, Chan E, Yin J, Yeo CR, Khoo CM, So JB, Shabbir A, Toh SA, Han W, Sugii S, Stem Cell Reports. 2014 Feb 6; 2(2):171-9. doi: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2014.01.002. eCollection 2014 Feb 11 PMID: 24527391
  • Fiberoptic confocal raman spectroscopy for real-time in vivo diagnosis of dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus. Bergholt MS, Zheng W, Ho KY, Teh M, Yeoh KG, Yan So JB, Shabbir A, Huang Z, Gastroenterology. 2014 Jan; 146(1):27-32. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2013.11.002. Epub 2013 Nov 8. PMID: 24216327
  • The success of sleeve gastrectomy in the management of metabolic syndrome and obesity. Shabbir A, Dargan D, J Biomed Res. 2014. Invited Review. PMID: 25859262


  • Gastric metastases of oral carcinoma resulting from percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy placement via the introducer technique. Teh JL, Wong RK, Gowans M, Shabbir A, Doshi B, Ong DE, Fan VT, Gastroenterol. Rep. 2013 1 (3): 211-213 first published online October 15, 2013 doi:10.1093/gastro/got027. PMID: 24759969   
  • Bariatric surgery in Singapore from 2005 to 2009. Goel R, Agarwal A, Shabbir A, So JB, Pasupathy S, Wong A, Cheng A, Lomanto D. Asian J Surg. 2013 Jan;36(1):36-9. doi: 10.1016/j.asjsur.2012.08.006. Epub 2012 Oct 4. PMID: 23270823
  • Fiber-optic Raman spectroscopy probes gastric carcinogenesis in vivo at endoscopy. Bergholt MS1, Zheng W, Ho KY, Teh M, Yeoh KG, So JB, Shabbir A, Huang Z. J Biophotonics. 2013 Jan;6(1):49-59. doi: 10.1002/jbio.201200138. Epub 2012 Nov 29. PMID: 23288709
    Randomized controlled trial comparing three methods of liver retraction in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Goel R, Shabbir A, Tai CM, Eng A, Lin HY, Lee SL, Huang CK. Surg Endosc. 2013 Feb; 27(2):679-84. PMID: 22773237
  • Perforated early gastric cancer: uncommon and easily missed a case report and review of literature. Lim RH, Tay CM, Wong B, Chong CS, Kono K, So JB, Shabbir A. J Gastric Cancer. 2013 Mar; 13(1):65-8. doi: 10.5230/jgc.2013.13.1.65. Epub 2013 Mar 31. PMID: 23610721
  • Connection tubing causing small bowel obstruction and colonic erosion as a rare complication after laparoscopic gastric banding: a case report. Tan LB, So JB, Shabbir A. J Med Case Rep. 2012 Jan 11; 6:9. PMID: 22236382
  • Novel bariatric technology: laparoscopic adjustable gastric banded   plication: technique and preliminary results. Huang CK, Lo CH, Shabbir A, Tai CM. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2012 Jan-Feb; 8(1):41-5. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2011.03.005. Epub 2011 Mar 24. PMID: 21546318
  • Bariatric surgery in Asia in the last 5 years (2005-2009). Lomanto D, Lee WJ, Goel R, Lee JJ, Shabbir A, So JB, Huang CK, Chowbey P, Lakdawala M, Sutedja B, Wong SK, Kitano S, Chin KF, Dineros HC, Wong A, Cheng A, Pasupathy S, Lee SK, Pongchairerks P, Giang TB. Obes Surg. 2012Mar; 22(3):502-6. PMID: 22033767
  • Laparoscopic excision of intrathoracic oesophageal duplication cyst in a Singaporean adult male. Lu J, Loo LM, So JB, Shabbir A. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2012 Mar; 41(3):129-31. PMID: 22538741
    Augmenting Weight Loss after LAGB by Laparoscopic Gastric Plication. Huang CK, Shabbir A, Lo CH. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2012 March-April; 7(2):235-236
  • Use of individual surgeon versus surgical team approach: surgical outcomes of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in an Asian Medical Center. Chen W, Chang CC, Chiu HC, Shabbir A, Perng DS, Huang CK. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2012 Mar-Apr; 8(2):214-9. PMID: 21511538
  • Real-time Raman spectroscopy for in vivo, online gastric cancer diagnosis during clinical endoscopic examination. Duraipandian S, Sylvest Bergholt M, Zheng W, Yu Ho K, Teh M, Guan Yeoh K, Bok Yan So J,Shabbir A, Huang Z. J Biomed Opt. 2012 Aug;17(8):081418. PMID: 23224179
  • Potential therapeutic significance of HER-family in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Kono K, Mimura K, Fujii H, Shabbir A, Yong WP, So JB . Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012; 18(6):506-13. Epub 2012 Nov 17. PMID: 23232268
  • Single-incision transumbilical (SITU) surgery after SITU laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Huang CK, Goel R, Chang PC, Lo CH, Shabbir A. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2012Oct; 22(8):764-7. PMID: 22989038
  • Cancer of the gastric cardia is rising in incidence in an Asian population and is associated with adverse outcome. Deans C, Yeo MS, Soe MY, Shabbir A, Ti TK, So JB. World J Surg. 2011 Mar; 35(3):617-24. PMID: 21203759
  • Augmenting weight loss after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding by laparoscopic gastric plication. Huang CK, Shabbir A, Lo CH. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2011 Mar-Apr;7(2):235-6. PMID: 20570571
    Closure of gastrotomy in natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery: a feasibility study using an ex vivo model comparing endoloop with endoclip. Shabbir A, Liang S, Lomanto D, Ho KY, So JB. Dig Endosc. 2011 Apr; 23(2):130-4. PMID: 21429017
  • Closure of gastrotomy in NOTES: a feasibility study using an ex-vivo model comparing endoloop with endoclip. Shabbir A, Liang S, Lomanto D, Ho K Y, So JB, Dig Endosc. 2011 Apr 23(2): 130-4. Epub 2010 Dec 7. PMID: 21429017
  • A novel technique for liver retraction in laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Huang CK, Lo CH, Shabbir A, Houng JY, Huang SF. Obes Surg. 2011 May; 21(5):676-9
  • Pseudodiverticulosis of the gastroesophageal junction mimicking a carcinoma. Ma.ntoo SK,So J,Shabbir A, Sun LY. Gastrointest Endosc. 2011 Jun; 73(6):1280-1. PMID: 21354566
  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for the treatment of type II diabetes mellitus in Chinese patients with body mass index of 25          -35. Huang CK, Shabbir A, Lo CH, Tai CM, Chen YS, Houng JY. Obes Surg. 2011 Sep; 21(9):1344-9


  • Laparoscopic appendectomy by residents: evaluating outcomes and learning curve. Lin YY, Shabbir A, So JB. Surg Endosc. 2010 Jan; 24(1):125-30. PMID: 19760332
  • Pancreatic tuberculous abscess diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration. Shabbir A, Manjari L, Kenneth MS, Alexander CR, Christopher K, Khek-Yu H. J Pak Med Assoc. 2010 Jun; 60(6):499-501. PMID: 20527655
  • Endoscopic submucosal dissection of gastric lesions by using a Master and Slave Transluminal Endoscopic Robot (MASTER). Ho KY, Phee SJ, Shabbir A, Low SC, Huynh VA, Kencana AP, Yang K,Lomanto D, So BY, Wong YY, Chung S. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.  2010 Sep; 72 (3): 593-599. PMID: 20646698
  • Combined suture retraction of the falciform ligament and the left lobe of the liverduring laparoscopic total gastrectomy. Shabbir A, Lee JH, Lee MS, Park do J, Kim HH. Surg Endosc. 2010 Dec; 24(12):3237-40. PMID: 20526627
  • Post radiation chylous ascites: a case report. Shelat VG, Pandya GJ, Shabbir A, Diddapur RK. Cases Journal 2009, 2:9393. PMID: 20069070
  • Is laparoscopic colectomy as cost beneficial as open colectomy. Shabbir A, Roslani AC, Wong KS, Tsang CB, Wong HB, Cheong WK. ANZ J Surg. 2009 Apr; 79(4):265-70. PMID: 19432712
  • Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection of Gastric Lesions Using a Through-the-Scope Intuitively Controlled Robotics-Enhanced Manipulator system. Phee LS, Ho KY, Shabbir A, Low SC, Huynh VA, Kencana AP, Yang K, Lomanto D, So BY, Chung SC.Gastrointestinal EndoscopyApril 2009; 69(5): AB163
  • Microbiological contamination during transgastric and transvaginal endoscopic techniques. Lomanto D, Chua HC, Myat MM, So J, Shabbir A, Ho L. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2009 Aug; 19(4):465-9. PMID: 19575634
  • Surgical management of obesity - National University Hospital experience. Shabbir A, Loi TH, Lomanto D, Ti TK, So JB. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2009 Oct; 38(10):882-90. PMID: 19890580


  • Diagnostic laparoscopy in the evaluation of right lower abdominal pain: a one year    audit. Lim GH, Shabbir A, So JB. Singapore Med J 2008; 49(6):451-453. PMID: 18581015


  • Laparoscopic versus Open Ventral Hernia Mesh Repair: A Prospective Study. Lomanto D, Iyer SG, Shabbir A. Cheah WK. Surg Endosc 2006 20: 1030–1035. PMID: 16703430

Review of solid-pseudopapillary tumour of the pancreas with case illustration. Shabbir A, Teo CHY, Leow CK. Surgical practice Nov 2006 10(4): 148-15