Dr Darren Phua

Anaesthesiologist & Pain Specialist
21 years of experience


Anaesthesiology & Pain Management


MBBS (S’pore), M.Med, FIPP (USA), FAMS

What I do

Dr Darren Phua provides clinical services such as:
- Specialist care for all types of pain, e.g.:
Spinal pain
Chronic back & neck pain
Cancer pain, chronic headaches
See more [ + ] Musculoskeletal pain

- Minimally invasive international procedures, e.g.:
Epidural injections
Spine & Disc injections
Sacroiliac joint injections
Pulsed radiofrequency therapy
Trigger point injections
Sympathetic blocks
Palliative procedures

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Clinic Locations

Novena Pain Management Centre
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital #08-50
38 Irrawaddy Road, S 329563

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Professional Statement

Dr Darren Phua is an Anaesthesiologist who is also trained in chronic and interventional pain medicine. He pursued his subspecialty interest in Pain Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada and also qualified as a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (World Institute of Pain, USA).

Dr Phua’s clinical expertise includes the administration of targeted, minimally invasive nerve blocks, radio-frequency therapy, neurolytic blocks and implant management.  These procedures help patients to reduce pain and dependence on pain medications and avoid the risks and costs involved with major surgery.

Languages Spoken

English, Mandarin


National University of Singapore Faculty of Medicine|
See more [ + ] Fellowship, University of Toronto, Canada
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Awards and Publications

NUS Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, AY2009/2010
Eastern Healthcare Alliance’s Best Teacher Award (Undergraduate)
Merit Prize, Singapore Society of Anaesthesiologists General Scientific Meeting, Best Poster award, for “The Shikani Optical Stylet as an alternative to the Glidescope Videolaryngoscope in simulated difficult intubations – A randomized controlled trial” 2011
Merit Prize, Singapore – Duke University Anaesthesia and Critical Care Update, for “The Endoflex Endotracheal Tube in Glidescope Intubations – An Alternative to the Rigid Stylet?” 2008
Merit Award for Anaesthesia Medical Officers, Singapore Society of Anaesthesiologists
Letter of Commendation, presented by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence for dedication and contribution in the effort against SARS, 2003

Dr Darren Phua has published numerous scientific publications and abstracts in local and international peer-­‐reviewed scientific journals.

Professional Positions and Memberships

Medical Director, Novena Pain Management Centre, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Visiting Consultant, Changi General Hospital
Clinical Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
See more [ + ] Former Core Faculty Member, Singhealth Anaesthesiology Residency Program


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Accredited Hospitals

Gleneagles Hospital
Mount Alvernia Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
See more [ + ] Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Parkway East Hospital
Raffles Hospital
Thomson Medical Centre

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Insurances Accepted