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Dr Donovan Eu

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  • Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (ENT), National University Hospital


MBBS (S’pore), MRCS (Glasgow), MMed (ORL), FAMS (S’pore)


Otorhinolaryngology / Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) Surgery

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Head & Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

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Dr Donovan Eu is a Consultant with the National University Hospital Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and National Cancer Institute, Singapore. He is an ENT surgeon by training with a specialty practice in head and neck cancers.

Dr Eu graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2010. He attained membership to the Royal College of Surgeons, MRCS (Glasgow) and subsequently commenced subspecialty training in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery with the National University Hospital Residency Program. He was conferred his Masters of Medicine in Otorhinolaryngology in 2014 and following completion of his residency program was accepted to the specialist registration in 2017.

He subsequently completed his advanced surgical training in head and neck surgical oncology at the renowned Wharton head and neck center at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Toronto from 2019-2021. During this period, he also took on a research fellowship position at the Guided Therapeutics program at Techna institute – a collaborative institute between the University Health Network and the University of Toronto.

Dr Eu also actively participates in research and has an interest in pursual of surgical navigation for head and neck surgeries. He has taken part in several studies that include the use of augmented reality, image guided based navigations and fluorescence image guidance for intraoperative navigation. He presented his works at several international Otolaryngology meetings, such as the World Chinese Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Conference and the American Head and Neck Society International Conference of Head and Neck Cancer.

In addition to research, Dr Eu has been actively involved in several of the undergraduate teaching initiatives by the NUS Medicine. He also continues to provide post-graduate teaching for doctors and residents in ENT and has authored several key otolaryngology textbooks.


  • 2017 - Junior Doctor Teaching Award

Journals & Publications

  1. Efficacy of computed tomographic scans in the evaluation of patients with esophageal foreign bodies. Loh WS, Eu DK, Loh SR, Chao SS. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2012 Oct;121(10):678-81. doi: 10.1177/000348941212101010.
  2. Clinical Outcome in Patients with Negative Rigid Oesophagoscopy for Suspected Foreign Body Ingestion. Eu DK, Lim AY, Wu Y, Ong YK, Lim CM. Ann Acad Med Singap. 2016 Jul;45(7):326-9.
  3. Chee J, Liu X, Eu D, Loh T, Ho F, Wong LC, Tham I, Tan CS, Goh BC, Lim CM. Defining a cohort of oligometastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients with improved clinical outcomes. Head Neck. 2020 May;42(5):945-954. doi: 10.1002/hed.26061. Epub 2020 Jan 7.
  4. Eu D, Seng Loh K, Shyang Loh W.. Efficacy of Sialendoscopy in the Management of Noncalculi-Related Sialadenitis. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2020 Jun;78(6):943-948. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2020.01.021. Epub 2020 Jan 28.
  5. Lau L, Eu D, Loh T, Ahmed Q, Lim CM. Histopathologic prognostic indices in tongue squamous cell carcinoma. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Sep 8. doi: 10.1007/s00405-020-06329-5. Online ahead of print.
  6. Muhanna N, Chan HHL, Douglas CM, Daly MJ, Jaidka A, Eu D, Bernstein J, Townson JL, Irish JC. Sentinel lymph node mapping using ICG fluorescence and cone beam CT - a feasibility study in a rabbit model of oral cancer. BMC Med Imaging. 2020 Sep 14;20(1):106. doi: 10.1186/s12880-020-00507-x.
  7. Muhanna N, Eu D, Chan HH, Daly M, Fricke IB, Douglas CM, Townson JL, Zheng J, Allen C, Jaffray DA, Irish JC. Assessment of a liposomal CT/optical contrast agent for image-guided head and neck surgery. Nanomedicine. 2020 Nov 19;32:102327. doi: 10.1016/j.nano.2020.102327. Online ahead of print.
  8. Imaging-based navigation technologies in head and neck surgery. Eu D, Daly MJ, Irish JC. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 Apr 1;29(2):149-155. doi: 10.1097/MOO.0000000000000686.

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow
  • Academy of Medicine Singapore

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