Dr Christopher G L Hobbs

ENT Surgeon (Ear, Nose and Throat) / Otorhinolaryngologist / Head & Neck Surgeon
21 years of experience

Specialty

ENT Surgery (Ear, Nose and Throat) / Otorhinolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery

Consultation Fee

$150 and above

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) MBBS (Lond), MRCS (Eng), DLO(RCSEng), MD(Bris), FRCS (ORL-HNS), FAMS (ORL)

What I do

Dr Christopher G L Hobbs provides clinical services such as:
- Adult ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) diseases
- Children’s ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) conditions
- Head & Neck cancer and diseases
- Laryngology - swallowing & airway problems and chronic cough
See more [ + ]- Voice Disorders
- SCUBA diving ENT problems
- Thyroid surgery
- Parathyroid surgery
- Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
- Robotic Thyroidectomy Laser surgery
- Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
- Coblation techniques
- Sialoendoscopy

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Clinic Locations

Dr Christopher G.L. Hobbs MD FRCS
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
38 Irrawaddy Road, #07-46/47
Singapore 329563

Nobel ENT Head, Neck & Thyroid Surgery Centre
Gleneagles Medical Centre #04-15
6 Napier Road
Singapore 258400

Professional Statement

Dr Christopher Hobbs is an ear, nose, throat (ENT) specialist currently practicing at Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore. His clinical interests include thyroid and parathyroid surgery, head & neck cancer, laryngology (swallowing & airway problems, voice disorders and chronic cough), ENT problems associated with SCUBA diving, and paediatric ENT.

Dr Christopher Hobbs underwent surgical training in London, Bristol and Birmingham and spent two years as a clinical research fellow under the mentorship of Professor Martin Birchall, one of world's leading laryngeal specialists. This culminated in the award of a medical doctorate from the University of Bristol and a Hunterian Professorship ... See more [ + ]from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Dr Hobbs spent two years in Australia where he completed Advanced Fellowship training in Head & Neck Surgery and Laryngology/Voice at St.Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, and Head & Neck Oncology at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. As well as having extensive experience in adult ENT surgery, Dr Hobbs is fully trained in paediatric ENT, having worked at The Royal Hospital for Children in Bristol and Birmingham Children’s Hospital in the UK.

Dr Hobbs was first appointed as a consultant with Western Health in Melbourne in 2009. He has been practising in Singapore since 2011, first as a consultant in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), and more recently as chief of the Head & Neck Cancer service at TTSH. In addition to obtaining his Ministry of Health board certification to practice as an ENT surgeon in Singapore, Dr Hobbs has been on the General Medical Council’s Specialist Register in the UK since 2008.

Since being in Singapore, he has continued to develop his skills in head and neck surgery by completing advanced training in transoral robotic surgery (TORS) and robotic thyroidectomy in Hong Kong and South Korea. He was subsequently part of the first team to perform TORS at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. In addition to that, Dr Hobbs is fully accredited and trained in laser surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, coblation techniques and sialoendoscopy.

Dr Hobbs is highly committed to research and teaching. He has published widely on all aspects of otolaryngology/ head & neck surgery and has presented academic papers in the Australia, Canada, Europe, USA and the UK. During his time in Australia, Dr Hobbs was in charge of undergraduate otolaryngology teaching at the Western Hospital Campus of the University of Melbourne and was shortlisted for Tutor of the Year Award. He was formerly adjunct assistant professor with the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, and clinical senior lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

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Languages Spoken

English, French

Education

University of Bristol & St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, Imperial College, London

Awards and Publications

Awarded:
- Royal College of Surgeons Research Scholarship to undergo 2 years of clinical research under the mentorship of Prof Martin Bircall, one of world’s leading laryngeal specialists.
- Royal Society of Medicine’s Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowship
- Royal College of Surgeons of England’s Lionel Colledge Memorial Fellowship
- HCA International Foundation Travelling Scholarship

Won:
ENT UK/Clinical Otolaryngology Review Prize
Xomed-Treace Prize from the Otolaryngological Research Society
See more [ + ] Section of Laryngology & Rhinology Research Prize from The Royal Society of Medicine

Dr Hobbs is very involved in research and teaching and has published widely on all aspects of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery.  He has presented academic papers in the Australia, Canada, Europe, USA and the UK.

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Professional Positions and Memberships

Director and Lead Specialist, Nobel ENT Head Neck & Thyroid Surgery Centre
Visiting Consultant ENT/Head & Neck Surgeon, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)
Former Consultant ENT/Head & Neck Surgeon, Western Health in Melbourne, Australia
See more [ + ] Former Consultant, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, TTSH
Former Chief, Head & Neck Cancer Service, TTSH
Former Adjunct Assistant Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Former Clinical Senior Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Member, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Member, Royal College of Surgeons of England
Member, Singapore Society of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery
Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Member, British Association of Otolaryngologists and Head & Neck Surgeons (ENT-UK)
Member, British Association of Head & Neck Oncologists
Member, European Head & Neck Society
Member, International Academy of Oral Oncology

 

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Accredited Hospitals

Gleneagles Hospital
Mount Alvernia Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
See more [ + ] Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Parkway East Hospital

 

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Insurances Accepted

Fullerton Healthcare