Dr Ernest Wang

Neurosurgeon
23 years of experience

Specialty

Neurosurgery

Consultation Fee

$135 and above

Qualifications

MBBS, FRCS (Glasg), FRCS (Neuro.Surg), FAMS

What I do

Dr Ernest Wang provides specialised care in the treatment of:
- Back
- Neck
- Brain conditions like degenerative disc problems
- Neck and Back pain
See more [ + ]- Brain tumours and stroke
- Spine surgery

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Clinic Locations

Neurosurgery Partners Brain + Spine Solutions
Mt. Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre ,#10-60/62
38 Irrawaddy Road, S 329563

Neurosurgery Partners Brain + Spine Solutions
Gleneagles Medical Centre #10-06
6 Napier Road, S 258499

Professional Statement

Dr Ernest Wang is a Neurosurgeon practicing at Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore. He provides specialised care in the treatment of back, neck and brain conditions like degenerative disc problems, neck and back pain, brain tumours and stroke.

Upon his graduation from the Faculty of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (MBBS, 1994), Dr Ernest Wang completed specialty training in General Surgery (FRCS Glasgow, 1999). Then, through the Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) award, he underwent a two-year fellowship with the world-renowned Professor John Pickard at the Addenbrooke’s Hospital in the University of Cambridge, UK. ... See more [ + ]He also completed another training of spinal navigation with Dr S Rajasekaran at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India, the largest spinal unit in South India. 

Returning to Singapore, Dr Wang joined the National Neuroscience Institute (Tan Tock Seng Hospital campus). During his tenure, he spearheaded the use of navigation in routine spinal cases as well as in complex spinal surgery. He also adopted spinal navigation techniques in minimally invasive spine surgery. With the patient’s interest in mind, Dr Wang was instrumental in initiating a successful alliance between spinal neurosurgeons and spinal orthopaedic surgeons there, making it the first fully combined spinal unit in Singapore with regular academic meetings as well as collaborative spinal clinics.

Prior to his move to private practice, Dr Ernest Wang was appointed Head of the Division of Neurosurgery at Changi General Hospital. 

Dr Ernest Wang also has a deep interest in research, where he has chosen to focus on multimodality monitoring techniques in characterizing brain physiology and neurochemistry in acute brain injury. He remains the Head of Clinical Trials at the National Neuroscience Institute, where he oversees and runs all industry and academic clinical trials including multi-centre studies on head injury, studies on stroke as well as studies on surgical techniques in the treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy.

He is also a member of the SingHealth Centralised Institutional Review Board that oversees medical ethics in clinical trials, and a Regional Study Advocate and Clinical Study Advisor to two international multi-centre clinical trials. An extensively published neurosurgeon, Dr Wang has multiple original journal articles and regularly contributes as a reviewer in other peer-reviewed journals.

To fulfil his passion for teaching, Dr Wang teaches medical students at the NUS-Duke Graduate Medical School where he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor. He also maintains his clinical position at the National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore General Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Changi General Hospital and KK Women’s and Children Hospital where he teaches and trains residents in neurosurgery.

He is currently the President of the Clinical Neuroscience Society, which is a professional society for neurologists, neurosurgeons and other clinically related neuroscience professionals in Singapore. Dr Ernest Wang is multilingual and speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Hokkien.

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Languages Spoken

English, Hokkien, Cantonese, Mandarin

Education

National University of Singapore, Faculty of Medicine
See more [ + ]University of Cambridge
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Awards and Publications

Awards:
Human Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) Award, 2001 - 2003
2nd Human Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) Award, 2008 Publications:
Dr Ernest Wang is a Regional Study Advocate and Clinical Study Advisor to 2 international multi-center clinical trials. He has published multiple original journal articles and regularly contributes as a reviewer in other peer-reviewed journals. Original Articles
1.          ECM Wang, AYT Lim, TT Yeo. Traumatic Posterior Fossa Extradural Haematomas (PFEDH). Singapore Med J 1998; Vol 39(3):107-111

2.          ECM Wang, PY Ng, I Ng, PL Ong. Endoscopic Assisted Clipping of Aneurysms. J Clinical Neuroscience 2003; Vol 10(2): 174-176.

3.          ECM Wang, BT Ang, J Wong, J Lim, I Ng. Cerebral Autoregulation and Pressure Reactivity in Decompressive Craniectomy. Br J Neurosurg. 2006 Feb;20(1):24-30.
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4.          ECM Wang, CL Ho, KK Lee, I Ng, BT Ang. Changes in brain biochemistry and oxygenation in the zone surrounding primary intracerebral haemorrhage. Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2008;102:293-7.

5.          ECM Wang, CL Ho, KK Lee, I Ng, BT Ang. Effects of temperature changes  on cerebral biochemistry in spontaneous intracerebral haematoma. Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2008;102:335-8.
                
6.          BT Ang, J Wong, KK Lee, ECM Wang, I Ng.. Temporal changes in cerebral tissue oxygenation with cerebrovascular pressure reactivity in severe traumatic brain injury. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2007 Mar;78(3):298-302.

7.          WH Ng, ECM Wang, I Ng. Multimedia Messaging Service teleradiology in the provision of emergency neurosurgery services. Surg Neurol. 2007 Apr;67(4):338-41.

8.          CL Ho, ECM Wang, KK Lee, I Ng, BT Ang. Cerebral oxygenation, vascular reactivity and biochemistry following decompressive craniectomy for severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). J of Neurosurgery. 2008  May; 108(5):943-949.
                        
9.          JD Thorat, ECM Wang, KK Lee, WT Seow, I Ng.. Barbiturate therapy for patients with refractory intracranial hypertension following severe traumatic brain injury: Its effects on tissue oxygenation, brain temperature and autoregulation. J Clin Neurosci. 2008 Feb;15(2):143-8. Epub 2007 Nov 7.
                                                                                              
10.        JD Thorat, ECM Wang. Gastric acid burns because of a disconnected nasogastric tube. Canadian Medical Association J. 2008 Mar; 178(6):680.

11.        WH Wan, BT Ang, ECM Wang. The Cushing Response: a case for a review of its role as a physiologic reflex. J Clin Neurosci 2008 Mar: 13(3): 223-8. Review.

12.        WH Ng, ECM Wang, I Ng. Multimedia Messaging Service teleradiology in the provision of emergency neurosurgery services. Surg Neurol 2007; 67(4):338-341.

13.        WH Ng, ECM Wang, I Ng. Teleradiology Multimedia Messaging Service in the Provision of Emergency Neurosurgical Service. In Teleradiology 2008, Springer Berlin Verlag.

14.        WH Ng, ECM Wang, I Ng, M Bernstein. Teleradiology and Emergency Neurosurgery- Presence in a small Asian city state and need in a large Canadian Province. Journal of Brain Disease (2009): 1: 7-11.
                                        
15.        R Singh, WH Ng, I Ng, ECM Wang, KE Lee, WL Lee. Telemedicine in Emergency Neurological Service Provision in Singapore- Using technology to overcome limitations. Telemed J E Health. 2009 Jul-Aug;15(6):560-5.

16.        P Steinbok, R Milner , D Agrawal, E Farace, GK Leung, I Ng, T Tomita, ECM Wang, N Wang, GK Wong, LF Zhou. A Multicenter Multinational Registry for Assessing Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Infections for Hydrocephalus. Neurosurgery. 2010 Nov; 67(5):1303-10.

17.                N Venketasubramaniam, BPL Chan, HM Chang, HC Chua, RN Gan, F Hui, W Lee, I Ng, VK Sharma, R Singh, HL Teoh, E Wang, CLH Chen. Brain attack: Need for resuscitation. Singapore Med J 2011; Vol 52(8): 620.

18.        E Wang. Delayede Neurosurgical Complications After Traumatic Brain Injury. Coping After Brain Injury: Empowering Families; Moving Ahead. Chapter 14: 70.

19.        RN Gan, E Wang. Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage – Medical and BP Management. The Stroke Clinician’s Handbook. Chapter 1: 127.

20.        NKK King, JL Lai, LB Tan, KK Lee, BC Pang, I Ng, E Wang. A randomized, placebo-controlled pilot study of patients with spontaneous intraventricular haemorrhage treated with intraventricular thrombolysis. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2012 Jul;19(7):961-4.
                                                                                                
21.        Pople I, Poon W, Assaker R, Mathieu D, Iantosca M, Wang E, Zhang LW, Leung G,  Chumas P, Menei P, Beydon L, Hamilton M, Kamaly I, Lewis S, Ning W, Megerian JT,  McGirt MJ, Murphy JA, Michael A, Meling T. Comparison of Infection Rate With the Use of Antibiotic-Impregnated vs Standard Extraventricular Drainage Devices: A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial. Neurosurgery. 2012 Jul;71(1):6-13.

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Professional Positions and Memberships

Former Head, Division of Neurosurgery at the Changi General Hospital
Head, Clinical Trials Section at the National Neuroscience Institute
Instructor, Definite Surgical Trauma Care Course, TTSH-Singapore
See more [ + ] Member, Singhealth Centralised Instituitional Review Board
Member, Singapore Alumni Medical Association
Member, ASEAN Society of Neurological Surgeons
Member, Trauma Management Committee (TNT) – Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Member, Bidding Committee ACNS (Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons) 2009
Member, Bidding Committee WFNS (World Federation of Neurological Surgeons) 2013
Member, NNI Healthcare Performance Office, 2009
Adjunct Assistant Professor, NUS-Duke Graduate Medical School
President, Clinical Neuroscience Society
President, Singapore Brain and Spine Injury Foundation
Member, Asian Australasian Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Course Director, Virtual Reality Instructional Course in Neurosurgery, 2006, 2007
Senior Consultant, Neurosurgery, National Neuroscience Institute
Consultant in charge, medical officer & resident training at NNI, 2007
Quality Review Officer, Department of Neurosurgery, NNI, 2007
Specialist Registrar, Neurosurgery, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
Appointed Surgeon, Singapore Armed Forces NSMen Unit, 2000
Secretary, NNI’s Tissue and Surgical Audit Committee, 2000
Supervisor, Neurobiology, Clare College, University of Cambridge, 2002
Clinical Tutor, National University of Singapore, 2005
Chief Coordinator, Operating Theatre Neurosurgical Facilities at NNI (TTSH Campus), 2005

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Accredited Hospitals

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

Alliance
Parkway Shenton
Cigna / IXChange
Shenton Insurance
Fullerton Healthcare