Dr Leong Jern Lin

ENT Surgeon / Otorhinolaryngologist
24 years of experience

Specialty

ENT Surgery / Otorhinolaryngology

Consultation Fee

$180 and above

Qualifications

MBBS (Singapore), FRCS (Glasg), FAMS (S’pore)

What I do

Dr Leong Jern Lin provides clinical services such as:
- Nasal Allergies
- Nasal Discharge
- Nose Bleeding
-  Sinus Problems
See more [ + ]- Dizziness
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Ear / Hearing
- General Hearing Loss
- Hearing Loss – High Pitch Frequencies
- Ringing in the Ear Syndrome/Tinnitus
- Bad Breath
- Hoarseness of Voice
- Salivary Gland Diseases
- Sore Throat
- Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
- Thyroid Cancer
- Tonsils & Adenoids
- Hypersomnia - Excessive Sleepiness
- Mouth Breathing in Sleep
- Sleep Study / Sleep Test
- Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
- Childhood ENT Disorder
- Children - Allergic Rhinitis
- Children - Chronic Sore Throat
- Children - Hearing Loss
- Children - Nose Bleeds
- Children - Otitis Media (Ear Infections)
- Children - Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

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Clinic Locations

ASCENT Ear Nose Throat Specialist Group
Mt. Elizabeth Medical Centre
#09-03
3 Mount Elizabeth, S 228510

ASCENT Ear Nose Throat SG East
Parkway East Medical Centre #05-02
319 Joo Chiat Place 
Singapore 427989
 

ASCENT Ear Nose Throat SG Alvernia
Mount Alvernia Medical Centre D
#08-63
820 Thomson Road
Singapore 574623

Professional Statement

Dr Leong Jern Lin is a ENT Surgeon / Otorhinolaryngologist at ASCENT Ear Nose Throat Specialist Group in Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Parkway East Medical Centre and Mount Alvernia Medical Centre.

He completed his MBBS in 1993 at the National University of Singapore and FRCS in 2001 at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, UK. Dr Leong Jern was awarded the Fellowship of the American Rhinologic Society (ARS) in 2007. The ARS is the world’s largest physician organization whose mission focuses upon the medical and surgical treatment of patients with diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses.<... See more [ + ]br>
Dr Leong Jern Lin is internationally recognized for his surgical expertise and academic contribution to the field Nasal Allergy, Rhinology and Nasopharyngeal Cancer (NPC) screening using the Narrow Band Imaging.

He is one of only a handful of ENT doctors that are specially trained in both medical and surgical treatments of nasal conditions ranging from allergy to sinusitis in both children and adults. He is also specialized in performing revision endoscopic sinus surgery in patients that had failed previous nasal surgeries.

Dr Leong Jern Lin is also a pioneer in Sublingual immunotherapy in Singapore which is offered mostly to the Paediatric ENT population. Dr Leong is visiting consultant in the Department of Otolaryngology, Singapore General Hospital and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Over the years in these two hospitals, he has acquired special interest in the both adult and Paediatric ENT conditions including tonsils, adenoids, ears, thyroid, throat, salivary glands and sleep conditions. He also directs internationally acclaimed courses that teaches ENT Allergy including Food allergy, asthma and eczema and their impact on all ENT diseases.

In 2005, Dr Leong Jern Lin received the Singhealth Health Manpower Development Programme award from the Ministry of Health to be trained in Rhinology and Allergy. He was the first Singaporean doctor to be accepted into this prestigious one-year hands-on fellowship programme at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA.

The fellowship director was Professor Martin J. Citardi, and Co-Director Professor Pete Batra, both of whom are international authorities in Rhinology. Professor Citardi is currently the chairman of the department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck surgery, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, USA.

Since his return to the Singapore General Hospital in 2005, Dr Leong has pioneered the usage of Image-guided surgery in ENT, especially in functional endoscopic sinus surgeries (FESS) and minimally invasive endoscopic surgeries of sinonasal and skull base tumours. He was in the evaluation committee for the setting up of the Khoo Teck Puat Neuro-Navigation Integrated Operating Suites, which is the world’s first state-of-the-art digitally-integrated neuroscience centre.

Dr Leong Jern Lin always had a keen interest in both basic and clinical science research and was awarded the Singapore Cancer Society Overseas Fellowship in 1999.

He researched on the effects of Radiation on Epidermal Growth Factor Receptors (EGFR) expression in Squamous Cell Carcinoma under the tutelage of Professor Randal Weber and Professor Ruth Muschel from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA from 1999 to 2000. He was the first ENT resident in the Singapore Otolaryngology residency programme to be granted this unique research opportunity as part of the residency programme. 

Dr Leong Jern Lin‘s academic achievements were affirmed by being the only Singaporean ENT doctor to have won prizes at the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, 2003 (Poster, 3rd place) and the American Rhinologic Society, 2005 (Poster, 1st place). (Pg 49) Dr Leong had also published extensively in both local and international peer reviewed journals.

He had also authored in book chapters of Head and Neck Surgery and Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America. He is the principal investigator for over 9 research projects and was awarded the prestigious Health Services Development Programme grant (over $700,000) in 2006 from the Ministry of Health to study the use of Computed Tomography/Magnetic resonance imaging (CTMR) fusion scans in minimally invasive endoscopic skull base surgery.

Dr Leong Jern Lin was also the lead investigator in the study of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma screening using Narrow Band Imaging. Other research areas include the skin prick tests and immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis. Dr Leong is also an appointed reviewer for both the Singapore Medical Journal and Respirology.

He also has a strong passion for teaching. He is a Clinical Lecturer with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in the National University of Singapore. He is not only involved in the teaching of both local undergraduate and postgraduate medical students but also travels extensively locally and internationally to places like Brunei, Bangladesh, Malaysia, USA and Vietnam to conduct workshop and conferences in both Allergy, FESS surgery and Minimally invasive endoscopic surgery of the anterior skull base. He was the co-director with Prof DS Sethi at the prestigious 12th SGH Annual FESS Course which is the only international FESS course in Singapore.

Dr Leong Jern Lin was also the Director of the 1st SGH Otolaryngic Allergy Course (30 June 2007) and Course Director of the 1st International Basic Allergy Course (28-30 July 2010). Other courses that he was invited as a tutor and speaker included the National Neuroscience Institute Aesculap, Neurosurgical Approaches Course, 1st Allergy Partners in Care Symposium and the The Relieva Balloon SinuplastyTM Course.

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Languages Spoken

English, Malay, Hokkien, TeoChew, Cantonese, Mandarin

Education

National University of Singapore
See more [ + ] Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow
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Awards and Publications

Pioneered Immunotherapy treatment in the Singapore General Hospital (2006)
Awarded the Singapore Cancer Society Overseas Fellowship (1999)
Awarded the Fellowship of the American Rhinologic Society (ARS) (2007)
Singhealth Health Manpower Development Programme award from the Ministry of Health to be trained in Rhinology and Allergy (2005)
Awarded the Singapore Cancer Society Overseas Fellowship (1999)
American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, 2003 (Poster, 3rd place)
American Rhinologic Society, 2005 (Poster, 1st place)
Awarded the Health Services Development Programme grant from the Ministry of Health to study the use of Computed Tomography/Magnetic resonance imaging (CTMR) fusion scans in minimally invasive endoscopic skull base surgery(2006)
Lead investigator in the study of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma screening using Narrow Band Imaging.

Professional Positions and Memberships

Consultant Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon at Ascent Ear Nose Throat Specialist Group
Director of Sinus and Allergy Services in Ascent Ear Nose Throat Specialist Group
Director of International Basic Allergy Course(2010), International Advanced Allergy Course (2011) and Singapore Allergy and Rhinology Course (2012),held in conjunction with the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy in Singapore.
See more [ + ] Evaluation committee for the setting up of the Khoo Teck Puat Neuro-Navigation Integrated Operating Suites
Reviewer for the Singapore Medical Journal and Respirology.
Member of American Rhinologic Society
 

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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

AXA
Cigna / IXChange
Fullerton Healthcare