Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Assoc Prof Wilson WANG Ee Jen


Academic Appointments:

  • Associate Professor and Head
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
    National University of Singapore


Clinical Appointments:

  • Head & Senior Consultant
    Division of Hip & Knee Surgery
    University Orthopaedics, Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery Cluster
    National University Health System, Singapore



  • President (2012/2013)
    Singapore Orthopaedic Association, Singapore



  • M.B.,B.S. University of London,  U.K.
  • F.R.C.S. (Glasgow), UK
  • D. Phil. (2001), University of Oxford, U.K


Awards & Prizes

  • Best Poster Award.
    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.
  • APOA-Pfizer 1st Prize for Best Research Paper in Orthopaedic Infection.
    '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.
  • Asian Travel Award
    'BMD of the normal knee in pre- and postmenopausal women – A preliminary study.' 17th International Bone Densitometry Workshop, 5-9 Nov 2006, Kyoto, Japan.
  • SOA-Bioengineering Award
    'Chemical conjugation of norfloxacin antibiotic to bone cement to enhance antimicrobial activity - a new approach'. 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.17th International Bone Densitometry Workshop, 5-9 Nov 2006, Kyoto, Japan.
  • ISCD Young Investigator Award, 'Measurement of tibial subchondral BMD in the knee using DXA'
    2005 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, New Orleans, LA, USA, Feb 16-19 2005.
  • 3rd Prize, European Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting (1997), Barcelona, Spain
  • Girdlestone Memorial Scholar (1995-6) University of Oxford, U.K., Overseas Research Award


Research Areas of Interests

  • Research supervision
  • Clinical Orthopaedics (undergraduate and postgraduate)
  • Biomaterials
  • Bone cell biology
  • Cellular and molecular research techniques


Selected Research Projects

  • A novel hybrid multi material micro dispensing system to develop 3 dimensional tissue engineered meniscal implants and osteochondral grafts
  • Development of suture materials with improved tendon repair qualities
  • Novel approaches to promote vascular regeneration and tissue healing in orthopaedic surgery via biomaterial functionalization
  • Surface modification and functionalization of bone related implant biomaterials to enhance biocompatibility and promote osteointegration


Selected Publications

Assoc. Prof. Wilson Wang's Publication List (external site)