A/Prof Saminathan Suresh Nathan

Orthopaedic Surgeon
26 years of experience

Specialty

Orthopaedic Surgery

Qualifications

M.B.B.S., National University of Singapore, SingaporeF.R.C.S. (Edinburgh), Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United KingdomM.Med. (Surgery), National University of Singapore, SingaporeFederation of State Medical Boards, United States of AmericaF.A.M.S., Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, SingaporeFellow Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, United States of AmericaFellow Sloan-Kettering Institute, United States of AmericaFellow Montefiore Medical Center, United States of AmericaFellow Albert Einstein College of Medicine, United States of America

What I do

A/Prof Saminathan Suresh Nathan provides clinical services such as:
- General orthopaedics
- Limb salvage surgery
- Revision arthroplasty
- Bone tumors
See more [ + ]- Soft tissue tumors
- Knee replacement surgery
- Hip replacement surgery
- Knee arthroscopy
- Knee ligament surgery
- Shoulder arthroscopy

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Clinic Locations

Limb Salvage And Revision Arthroplasty Surgery
Mt. Elizabeth Medical Centre #13-07
3 Mount Elizabeth, S 228510

Professional Statement

Associate Professor Saminathan Suresh Nathan specialises in bone and soft tissue tumours of the musculoskeletal system and complex problems in joint replacement or adult reconstruction surgery (e.g. bone transplants and custom implants in revision joint surgery). He obtained his medical degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1992 and trained in Orthopaedic Surgery at the National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore joining NUH in 1999 after he obtained his Masters of Medicine and Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He was awarded the Yahya Cohen Gold Medal Award for Best Clinical Performance and Academy of Medicine Gold ... See more [ + ]Medal Award for Best Overall Performance at the regional fellowship examinations of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

In 2006, he joined NUS and achieved tenure as an Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery continuing his clinical practice at NUH.He trained at the Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center in New York (affiliated with the Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Medical College of Cornell University) between 2003 and 2005 and is a fellowship- trained musculoskeletal oncologist. At these institutions, he learned many advanced techniques in adult reconstruction in the context of restoring function to defects secondary to tumour resections and in difficult situations resulting from revision arthroplasty surgery. In addition, he has worked in the Children's Hospital of the Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Sloan-Kettering Institute in New York on molecular and chemosensitivity research in osteosarcoma - a type of cancer of the bone.

Dr Nathan served distinguished leadership roles as Clinical Director, Head of the Musculoskeletal Oncology Division and Senior Consultant in Joint Replacement Surgery in NUH. He is the Musculoskeletal Oncology and Sarcoma Group Leader of the National University Cancer Institute of Singapore (NCIS). He is the Principal Investigator of the Musculoskeletal Oncology Research Laboratory in the NUS Clinical Research Centre. He served as the Chairman of the Clinical Competency Committee.In 2007, he was one of the only two members from Singapore inducted to the International Symposium of Limb Salvage Surgeons.In 2008, he was the only member from Singapore elected to the Advisory Committee of the Asia Pacific Musculoskeletal Tumour Society. He provides consultancy to 2 joint replacement companies as a joint replacement specialist. He contributes actively to the American Orthopaedic Research Society and has been cited in Marquis Who's Who in the World, a publication recognizing individuals of distinction in their respective fields, since 2008.

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Languages Spoken

English, Hindi, Malay, Punjabi, Hokkien

Education

National University of Singapore
See more [ + ] Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center (New York)
Children's Hospital of the Montefiore Medical Center (New York)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New York)

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Awards and Publications

Awards
Yahya Cohen Lectureship, Academy of Medicine
Gold Medal Award for Best Overall Performance at the regional fellowship examinations, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Academy of Medicine Yahya Cohen Gold Medal Award for Best Clinical Performance, Master of Medicine in Surgery
Young Orthopaedic Investigator Award, Singapore Orthopaedic Association
NUS Young Doctor Award in Research, National University Hospital
New Investigator Recognition Award, American Orthopaedic Research Society
Best Paper Award, Asia Pacific Musculoskeletal Tumor Society Meeting Publications
Dr Suresh Nathan contributes actively to the American Orthopaedic Research Society and has been cited in Marquis Who's Who in the World, a publication recognizing individuals of distinction in their respective fields, since 2008. He has a consistent and passionate interest in research with more than 100 articles in high impact journals and abstracts of international meetings and chapters in important surgical textbooks.

Professional Positions and Memberships

Musculoskeletal Oncology and Sarcoma Group Leader, National University Cancer Institute of Singapore (NCIS)
Principal Investigator of the Musculoskeletal Oncology Research Laboratory, NUS Clinical Research Centre
Programme Director, Ministry of Health (Singapore) Musculoskeletal Oncology Cryosurgery initiative
See more [ + ] Adjunctive Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery, National University of Singapore
Former Clinical Director of Orthopaedic Surgery, National University Hospital
Former Head of the Musculoskeletal Oncology Division, National University Hospital
Former Senior Consultant, Joint Replacement Surgery, National University Hospital
Former Chairman, Clinical Competency Committee, National Healthcare Group residency program
Member, International Symposium of Limb Salvage Surgeons
Member, Advisory Committee, Asia Pacific Musculoskeletal Tumour Society
Member, Domain Specific Review Board (DSRB), National Healthcare Group
Member, Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)

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Accredited Hospitals

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

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Insurances Accepted

AXA