Dr Vincent Nga

Consultant, Division of Surgical Oncology (Neurosurgery), National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS) 

Director of Informatics, Division of Neurosurgery, National University Hospital (NUH)

Phase II Coordinator and Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine,

National University Singapore (NUS) 


Asst Prof Vincent Nga is currently a Consultant with the Division of Neurosurgery, National University Health System. He received his medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2007. He underwent basic General Surgical training and then advanced Neurosurgical training at the National University Hospital of Singapore.


He was awarded the Academic Medicine Development Award 2014 to further his training at the Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom as a Senior Clinical Fellow. At Cambridge, he was trained in paediatric neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, neurovascular, neurotrauma and complex spinal surgery. He was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Surgical Neurology) in 2015.


Asst Prof Nga subsequently completed his Clinical Fellowship in Paediatric Neurosurgery at the world renowned Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Toronto, Canada. He was trained in Neuro-oncology, Neuro-endoscopy, Spinal Surgery, Epilepsy Surgery, Neurovascular, Craniofacial and Congenital malformation surgeries. He was invited to return as a faculty in the Toronto Paediatric Neuroendoscopy Course in May 2017.


His clinical and research interests includes Moya-moya Disease, Neuroendoscopy, Paediatric Neurosurgery, Neuro-oncology, Traumatic Head Injuries, Hydrocephalus and Biodegradable Skull Reconstructive Materials. He has been principal investigator and co-investigator in several local and international basic science research and clinical trials.


He also actively contributes to undergraduate and post-graduate education as the NUS Nervous System & Special Senses System Based Workgroup Committee Member, NUS MBBS Theory Committee Member, NUHS Phase II Surgery Coordinator and as a core teaching faculty member at the NUHS Neurosurgery Residency Programme.


Education and Fellowships

  • MBBS (S’pore), MRCS (Edinburgh), FRCSEd (Surgical Neurology)
  • Clinical Fellowship in Paediatric Neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, Canada


Speciality Interests

  • Paediatric Neurosurgery (Neuro-oncology, Neuroendoscopy, Spinal Surgery, Epilepsy Surgery, Neurovascular, Moya moya disease, Craniofacial and Congenital malformation surgeries)
  • Adult Neuro-oncology
  • Neuroendoscopic and minimally invasive surgery
  • Spine surgery



  • Academic Medicine Development Award (AMDA), 2014


Selected Publications

  1. Choy DKS, Nga VDW, Lim J, Chou N, Yeo TT, Teoh SH. “Brain Tissue Interaction with Three-dimensional, Honeycomb Polycaprolactone-based Scaffolds designed for Cranial Reconstruction following Traumatic Brain Injury”. Tissue Engineering Part A. 2013 Nov;19(21-22):2382-9. doi: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2012.0733.
  2. UM Kraneburg, VDW Nga, EYS Ting, FKH Hui, S Lwin, C Teo, N Chou, TT Yeo. “Intracranial pial arteriovenous fistula in infancy: a case report and literature review”. Child’s Nervous System July 2013. DOI: 0.1007/s00381-013-2217-2.
  3. Nga VDW, Lim J, Choy DK, Nyein, MA, Lu J, Chou N, Yeo TT, Teoh SH. “Effects of Polycaprolactone-Based Scaffolds on the Blood-Brain Barrier and Cerebral Inflammation”. Tissue Engineering Part A. 2015 Feb;21(3-4):647-53. doi: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2013.0779.
  4. Quah BL, Low HL, Wilson MH, Bimpis A, Nga VDW, Lwin, S, Zainuddin NH, Wahab NA, Salek MA. “Is There An Optimal Time for Performing Cranioplasties? Results from a Prospective Multinational Study”. World Neurosurg. 2016 Oct;94:13-147. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.06.081. Epub 2016 Jun 28.
  5. Ng Z, Ng S, Nga V, Teo K, Lwin S, Ning C, Yeo TT. “Intradural Spinal Tumors-Review of Postoperative Outcomes Comparing Intramedullary and Extramedullary Tumors from a Single Institution's Experience.”. World Neurosurg. 2018 Jan;109:e229-e232. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.09.143. Epub 2017 Sep 30.



Updated as of 10 January 2018