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Emeritus Professor Robert Pho

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Credential:
F.R.C.S, M.D
Designation:
Emeritus Consultant, Department of Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery, National University Hospital
Emeritus Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Specialty:
Cancer, Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery
Sub Specialty:
Musculoskeletal Oncology, Surgical Oncology (Musculoskeletal Surgery)
Medical and Surgical Conditions:
Baker cyst (Musculoskeletal Oncology), Bone Cancer, Bursitis (Musculoskeletal Oncology), Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Chodromalacia (Musculoskeletal Oncology), DeQuervain Tenosynovitis, Ganglion Cysts, Hand & Wrist Arthritis, Hand & Wrist Fractures, Hand Infections, Infection (Musculoskeletal Oncology), Knee Arthritis (Musculoskeletal Oncology), Musculoskeletal Cancer, Replantation Surgery, Sarcoma, Soft Tissue Cancer, Trigger Digits, Upper & Lower Limb Traumas, Wrist Joint Instabilities
Institution:
National University Hospital
National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
National University Health System
Prof Robert Pho is the founding Chief of the Department of Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery. He is the Father of Hand Surgery and Reconstructive Microsurgery in Singapore , and continues to push the frontiers for these disciplines even now. Prof Pho is actively involved in training at all levels: from medical students to post-graduates, and has inspired and influenced many generations of doctors and surgeons. He even serves as a mentor to many consultant surgeons, sharing his vast amounts surgical experience and know-how.

Known to be a strict disciplinarian and demanding boss, he never fails to bring out the best in his trainees. His current clinical practice still includes complex surgeries like musculoskeletal oncology congenital hand surgery and orthopaedic reconstructive surgery. World renowned for his surgery and research, Prof Pho is a much sought-after speaker at many international meetings. For his immense contributions to teaching, research and clinical medicine, Professor Pho was awarded the title of Emeritus Professor by the National University of Singapore, the first surgeon in Singapore to receive this honour. He was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Healthcare Group in 2004 for his clinical work.