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Asst Prof Lu Jirong

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  • Consultant, Department of Urology, National University Hospital
  • Consultant, Adult Kidney Transplantation Programme, National University Centre for Organ Transplantation, National University Hospital
  • Consultant, Adult Pancreas Transplantation Programme, National University Centre for Organ Transplantation, National University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


MBBS (S’pore), MRCS (Edin), MCI (S’pore), FAMS Urology (S’pore), FRCS (Glasg)(Urol), DRCPSC


Organ Transplantation, Urology

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Adult Kidney Transplantation Programme, Adult Pancreas Transplantation Programme, Renal Transplant, Urologic Oncology

Special Interests:

Kidney Surgery and Transplantation


Asst Prof Lu Jirong graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2009 and obtained membership with the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2013. He was awarded the MOH Healthcare Research Scholarship in 2015 to pursue the Master of Clinical Investigation (MCI) at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS. At the same time, he completed his Urology Residency training at National University Hospital and received specialist accreditation in Urology in 2019. He has been a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore since then.

Under the NUH Learning Development Award (2022), he completed a Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Fellowship at Western University in Ontario, Canada. He is a diplomate of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in the AFC program for Solid Organ Transplantation.

Dr Lu manages a variety of urology conditions, including oncology and benign diseases, with a special interest in kidney transplantation and minimally-invasive surgery. He actively participates in undergraduate education with both Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. He is also a Core Faculty for the NUHS Urology Residency program. His research interests include surgical simulation training and translational research, having held grants in these areas. He has also participated in multiple overseas humanitarian trips providing medical and surgical care to the less privileged in the region. 

Dr Lu believes in the importance of the physician-patient partnership in the pathway to recovery and wellness — by empowering patients and at the same time delivering patient-centric expertise and care.

Journals & Publications

  1. Hu JS, Lu J, Tan WB, Lomanto D. Training improves laparoscopic tasks performance and decreases operator workload. Surg Endosc. 2016 May;30(5):1742-6. doi: 10.1007/s00464-015-4410-8. Epub 2015 Jul 15.
  2. Lu J, Thandapani K, Kuo T, Tiong HY. Validation of laparoscopy and flexible ureteroscopy tasks in inanimate simulation training models at a large-scale conference setting. Asian J Urol. 2021 Apr;8(2):215-219. doi: 10.1016/j.ajur.2019.12.001. Epub 2019 Dec 10.
  3. Tan YQ, Lu J, Chiong E. The Forgotten Urological Patient During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Patient Safety Safeguards. Eur Urol. 2020 Sep;78(3):e135-e136. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2020.04.072. Epub 2020 May 8.
  4. Ong CSH, Lu J, Tan YQ, Tan LGL, Tiong HY. Implementation of a Ureteric Colic Telemedicine Service: A Mixed Methods Quality Improvement Study. Urology. 2021 Jan;147:14-20. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2020.10.010. Epub 2020 Oct 20.
  5. Tan YQ, Lu J, Wang Z, Tiong HY, Chiong E. Key Considerations in the Recovery and Resumption of Surgical Services after the COVID-19 Pandemic. Ann Acad Med Singap. 2020 Nov;49(11):922-924. doi: 10.47102/annals-acadmedsg.2020271.
  6. Kyaw L, Thandapani K, Tan L, Peng HM, Goh B, Lu J,Tiong, HY. Choosing the larger kidney on CT volumetry: a study on the early post-donation kidney function of living donors. International urology and nephrology. doi:10.1007/s11255-023-03737-4

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