Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards and Prizes

2016

 

  • Distinguished Senior Clinician Award 2016, Wong Hee Kit
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2015

 

  • NUS Annual Safety & Health Performance Award 2015 - Commendation for Safety & Health Excellence
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2014

 

 

2013

 

  • NUS Annual Safety & Health Performance Award 2013 - Commendation for Safety & Health Excellence
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  • Best Poster Award. Raghothaman Deepak, Leong Meng Fatt, Yang Zheng, Toh Kah Chin Jerry, Lim Tze Chiun Ashley, Lu Hongfang, Wan Chwee Aun Andrew, Eng Hin Lee. A modified three dimensional polyelectrolyte scaffold for cartilage tissue engineering. Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine 3rd Annual Graduate Scientific Congress (AGSC) 2013, 30 Jan 2013

  • Kostuik Innovation Award. Naresh Kumar, Y. Chen, Q. Ahmed, V. Lee, R.W.M. Lam and H.K. Wong, Eliminating Tumor Cells from the Cell Saver in Metastatic Spine Tumour Surgery Using a Leucocyte Depletion Filter: Dispelling an Old Myth. ISASS International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, 3-5 April 2013, Vancouver, BC Canada

 

2012

 

  • Best Oral Paper Award. Keng Lin Wong, Aziz Nather, Vikram David, Barry P. Pereira, Choon Wei Lee. Effect of Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cells on Biological Healing of Allografts in Critical-Sized Tibial Defects Simulated in Adult Rabbits: 13th Annual ATBF, 14th International APASTB and ISCT Australasian Regional Combined Scientific Meeting, 28th May to 1st June 2012, Sydney, Australia.

  • Best Paper Award. Favian Tay, Kenon Chua, Ramruttun Amit, Toh Siew Lok, James Hui. Biomechanical study of role of MPFL reconstruction and tibial tubercle transfer on patella dislocation. Biomedical Engineering Society 6th Scientific Meeting, University Town, NUS, 19 May 2012.

  • Best Poster Award. Feroze Raghuman, Suresh Nathan. Role of bovine pericardium for host implant integration in musculoskeletal oncology. 9th Asia Pacific Musculoskeletal Tumour Society Meeting 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 7-9 September 2012.

  • Professor Wong Hee Kit. National Outstanding Clinician Award. National Medical Excellence Award 2012, 28 Aug 2012, Hilton Hotel.

  • Best Poster Award. Non-Viral Expression of TGFβ-3 for Chondrogenic Differentiation of Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem cells in a Large Animal (Porcine) Model; Afizah Binte Mohd, Ping Law, Sari Yohana Panjaitan, Xiafei Ren, Zheng Yang, Sintje Boehrensen, Fransiscus D. Suyatna, James Hoi Po Hui; Stem Cell Society of Singapore, 6-7 September 2012

  • A/Prof James Hui. Faculty Research Excellence Award 2012 (Clinician Scientist). This is in recognition of his excellent achievements as a researcher in the School of Medicine in the last academic year.

  • Young Orthopaedic Investigator Award. Lim Chin Tat; Ren Xia Fei; Afizah Mohd Hassan; Yang Zheng; Yingnan Wu; Chian Kerm Sin; Mikos G Antonio; James Hui Hoi Po. Translational Study of Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cell with / without TGF-beta 1 Over Express Fumarate Hydrogel for Chondral Defect Repairing. 35th  Annual Scientific Meeting of Singapore Orthopaedic Association, Singapore, 10-13 Oct 2012.

 

2011

 

  • College of Surgeons Gold Medal for FRCSEd(Orth) Examination, May 2011, Gurpal Singh

  • Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards Academic Year 2010-2011, Naresh Kumar

  • Best Poster Award. Pang Khang Chiang, Wilson Wang. Atraumatic patella fracture following medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction: A case report and literature review. 62nd Phillipines Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Quezon City, Phillipines, 30 Nov – 3 Dec 2011.

  • NUHS Leadership Award:

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  • NUS Annual Safety & Health Performance Award 2011 - Silver Award

 

2010

 

  • APOA-Pfizer 1st Prize for Best Research Paper in Orthopaedic Infection. Lim Tee Yong, Poh Chye Koon, Wilson Wang.
    'Effect of sphingosine-1-phosphate on an implant infection simulation model using lipopolysaccharide-treated differentiating osteoblasts cultured on titanium substrate grafted with BMP-2 and chitosan: An in vitro cellular and molecular study.' 16th Triennial Congress of the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association, 4-7 Nov 2010, Taipei, Taiwan.

  • Young Orthopaedic Investigator Award. Gurpal Singh.
    The anatomical basis of the tarsal tunnul syndrome: A cadaver dissection study. 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting of Singapore Orthopaedic Association, Singapore, 6-8 Oct 2010.

  • 3rd Prize, Best Posters Competition. Thomas K.H. Teh, Siew-Lok Toh and James C.H. Goh
    A comparative study of different mechanical conditioning regimes for the development of tissue engineered anterior cruciate ligament. TERMIS-AP 2010 Conference Sydney, Australia,15 – 17 Sept 2010.

  • Best Poster Award. Andy Wee, James Hui, Lee Eng Hin
    Muscle derived stem cells for limb lengthening in a rabbit model. The 2010 Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)/Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA) Annual Meeting, 4-7 May 2010, Waikoloa, Hawaii.

  • Finalist for Best Clinical Paper Award. Kenon Chua, James Hui, Wong Hee Kit, Lee Eng Hin.
    The long term follow-up of scoliosis in patients with spinal muscle atrophy and Ducheene's muscular dystrophy. The 2010 Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)/Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA) Annual Meeting, 4-7 May 2010, Waikoloa, Hawaii.

  • JOA2010 Travel Award. Dr Gurpal Singh.
    'Anatomy of the tarsal tunnel: A cadaver study'. 83rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA2010), 27-30 May 2010, Tokyo, Japan.

 

2009

 

  • Young Orthopaedic Investigator Award. Wang Tzong-Jing Victor, Lee Boon Leng Kevin, Hui Hoi Po James.
    A minimally-invasive technique of cartilage repair in the human knee combining microfracture and mesenchymal stem cell. 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting of Singapore Orthopaedic Association, Singapore, 18-21 Nov 2009

  • 14th Yahya Cohen Memorial Lecture Award 2009. Suresh Nathan.
    'Tumour interstitial fluid pressure may regulate angiogenic factors in osteosarcoma'. Traders Hotel, 7th Aug 2009.

 

2008

 

  • Outstanding Oral Paper Award
    'Fusion performance of a bioresorbable cage used in a porcine model of anterior lumbar interbody fusion'. Abbah SA, Lam CXF, Yang K, Goh JCH, Hutmacher DW, Wong HK. The 13th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Singapore, 3-6 Dec 2008

  • Outstanding Poster Paper Award
    'A serum free medium that conserves the chondrogenic phenotype of in-vitro expanded chondrocytes'. Ho ST, Yang Z, J Hui, Oh KWS, Choo BHA, Lee EH. The 13th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Singapore, 3-6 Dec 2008.

  • Young Investigator Award (3rd Prize)
    ' Landing Impact Loads Predispose Osteocartilage to Degeneration'. Yeow CH, Lau ST, Lee PVS, Goh JCH. The 13th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Singapore, 3-6 Dec 2008.

  • Award Winner N Balachandran Best Paper Award
    'Fusion performance of a novel bioresorbable cage used in anterior lumbar interbody fusion'. Abbah SA, Lam CXF, Yang K, Goh JCH, Hutmacher DW, Wong HK. 31st Annual Scientific Meeting of Singapore Orthopaedic Association, Singapore, 12-16 November 2008.

  • Award winner for the Best Deformity Paper
    'Adolescent Undergoing Surgery for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS): Does Surgery and Surgical Technique Affect Patient Outcomes?'. Prof Wong Hee Kit. At the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Worldwide Meeting, New Delhi, India, October 2-4, 2008

  • NHG Lifetime Achievement Award
    Prof Lee Eng Hin. Recipient of Lee Foundation – NHG Lifetime Achievement Award at the NHG Annual Scientific Congress, 7 Nov 08.

 

2007

 

  • Best APOA 2007 Poster Award.
    'Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell transplantation and intervertebral disc distraction reverse intervetebral disc degeneration in a rabbit model'. Ismail E, Hee HT, Goh JCH, Wong HK. The 15th Triennial Congress of  Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association, 9-13 Sept 2007, Seoul, Korea.

  • 1st Prize
    'Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell transplantation and intervertebral disc distraction reverse intervertebral disc degeneration in a rabbit model'. Ismail E, Hee HT, Goh JCH, Wong HK. Doctoral category in research presentation contest, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, May 2007

 

2006

 

  • 11th Yahya Cohen Memorial Lectureship 2006
    'Comparative study of the ability of mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow, periosteum, and adipose tissue in treatment of partial growth arrest in rabbit.' James Hui. 41st Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine, 19-22 July 2007.

  • Asian Travel Award
    'BMD of the normal knee in pre- and postmenopausal women – A preliminary study.' Low SL, Wong PS, Das De S, Wang W, Satku K. 17th International Bone Densitometry Workshop, 5-9 Nov 2006, Kyoto, Japan.

  • Young Orthopaedic Investigator Award
    'Behaviour of proximal thoracic curve after thoracoscopic selective anterior fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis - a longitudinal study with minimum 2 years follow-up. Naresh Babu, Peng Yian, Tao Hui Ren, Hee Hwan Tak, Wong Hee Kit. 29th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Singapore, 8-11 Nov 2006.

  • SOA-Bioengineering Award
    'Chemical conjugation of norfloxacin antibiotic to bone cement to enhance antimicrobial activity - a new approach'. Wilson Wang, Z Shi, Neoh Koon Gee. 29th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Singapore, 8-11 Nov 2006.

  • Asian Travel Award
    'BMD of the normal knee in pre- and postmenopausal women - A preliminary study. Low SL, Wong PS, Das De S, Wang W, Satku K. 17th International Bone Densitometry Workshop, 5-9 Nov 2006, Kyoto, Japan.

  • Active member of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
    Emeritus Professor Robert Pho.

  • Outstanding Researcher Award
    Prof Lee Eng Hin, University Awards 2006

  • Faculty Outstanding Researcher Award 2006
    Prof Lee Eng Hin

  • BMRC-NMRC Clinician Scientist Investigator Award (Category A)
    A/Prof James Hui

 

2005

 

  • ICBME 2005 Outstanding Paper Award
    'New uniaxial extensometer to measure in-vivo mechanical properties of the human skin'. Lim KH, Ho HN, Chew CN, Chen PCY, Jeyapalina S, Teo CL, Lim BH. 12th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Singapore, 7-10 Dec 2005.

  • ICBME 2005 Outstanding Paper Award
    'Optimization of polymer scaffolds for tendon and ligament tissue engineering'. Sahoo S, Goh J, Tay TE, Nayak BKP, Toh SL. 12th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Singapore, 7-10 Dec 2005.

  • Young Orthopaedic Investigator Award
    'Mesenchymal stem cell therapy for cartilage defects - A novel, miminally invasive approach'. Lee KBL, Hui JHP, Lee EH. 28th Annual Scientific Meeting, Singapore Orthopaedic Association, 1-4 Dec 2005, Sheraton Towers, Singapore

  • Honorable Mention - The Asian Wall Street Journal's Asian Innovation Awards
    A/Prof James Goh. Direct Pressure Cast Prosthetic Socket System. 27 Sep 2005.

  • 2004 PE Publishing Award by Journal of Engineering in Medicine
    1 Sep 2005. BH Ng, SM Chou, BH Lim and A Chong. 'Strain rate effect on the failure properties of tendons'. Proc Inst Mech Eng [H] 2004;218(3):203-

  • NUS Emeritus Professor
    Prof Robert Pho was awarded NUS Emeritus Professor in July 2005.

  • 1st prize - Assistive Technology Invention Competition (Open Category), Society for the Physically Disabled
    'Direct Pressure Cast Prosthetic Socket for Transtibial Amputees'. A/Prof James Goh, Dr Peter Lee, Ms Chong Sook Yee.

  • Albert Trillat Young Investigator's Award
    Ashvin Thambyah. ' Mechanical Properties of the Articular Cartilage Covered by the Meniscus'International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) 5th Biennial Congress, April 3-7 2005, Hollywood, FL. USA.

  • ISCD Young Investigator Award, 'Measurement of tibial subchondral BMD in the knee using DXA'
    Low Siew Leng, S Das De, Wilson Wang, K Satku. 2005 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, New Orleans, LA, USA, Feb 16-19 2005.

 

2004

 

  • Asian Innovation Awards 2004
    A/P Lim Thiam Chye, Dr Dietmar Hutmacher (Orthopaedic Surgery & Bioengineering) and Dr Jan-Thorsten Schatz (Surgery & Bioengineering) and their team won the Gold award for their work on 'Tissue Engineering of Cranial-Facial Bone Graft with a Bio-reasonable Scaffold (poly-caprolatone)'. It is a multidisciplinary field that integrates engineering principles, basic life science and cell biology and the group's achievement is a triumph for tissue engineering which aims to restore tissue and organ functions with minimal host rejection.

  • NHG Young Investigator Award
    'The impact of microanastomosis of the intramuscular nerve branch on healing of completely lacerated skeletal muscles: A histoplathological analysis'. Zheng Ling, Tan Ai Cheng, Tan Bee Leng, Barry Pereira, Aymeric Lim Yu-Tang, Lahiri A, VP Kumar. National Healthcare Group Annual Scientific Congress 2004, 9-19 October 2004.

  • NHG Lifetime Achievement Award
    Prof Robert Pho. National Healthcare Group Annual Scientific Congress 2004, 9-19 October 2004.

  • Young Orthopaedic Investigator Award
    Michael Soon, James Hui, Afizah Binte Mohd Hassan, James Goh, Lee Eng Hin. 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Singapore Orthopaedic Association, 23 November 2004.

 

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