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Dr Pang Ning Qi

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  • Consultant, Division of Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, Department of Surgery, National University Hospital
  • Consultant, Adult Liver Transplantation Programme, National University Centre for Organ Transplantation, National University Hospital


MBBS (S'pore), DFD (CAW)(S'pore), MRCS (UK), MMed (Surgery)(S'pore), MPH (S'pore), FAMS (S'pore), FRCS Ed (Gen Surgery)(Edinburgh)


General Surgery

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Adult Liver Transplantation Programme, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery & Liver Transplantation, Organ Transplantation


“Liver, pancreas and gallbladder illnesses can be very challenging to treat. The odds are usually stacked against the patient with such complex illnesses. The science of treating the disease has to be balanced with the art of treating the patient – this is a lifelong endeavour and continuous commitment for me. Personalised, co-ordinated care to ensure that every patient is treated with dignity and compassion is what must be strived for.”

In his years as a surgeon, Dr Pang has seen patients and their families undergo dark and difficult times. But he also sees many glimpses of humanity; the strength and resilience of patients, the altruism and compassion of organ donors, and the selfless dedication of family, care givers and healthcare workers. These, for him, are some of the most rewarding aspects of his work.

Dr Pang graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2010. Having been inspired by his surgical tutors since he was a medical student, he became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2012 before he joined surgical residency in 2013 with the National University Health System.

His interest in public health issues led Dr Pang to pursue further studies amidst his surgical residency. He graduated from the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS with a Master of Public Health in 2016. He also obtained the Master of Medicine (Surgery) degree in the same year.

He exited the residency programme in 2018 and obtained the FRCS with specialist accreditation in General Surgery. He is currently a Fellow with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh as well as the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. His sub-specialty field of interest includes hepatobiliary, pancreatic and transplant surgery, and he is now working in the Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Liver Transplantation in the National University Hospital.

Research to improve geriatric surgery

In addition to interests in liver and pancreas surgery, Dr Pang is also actively involved in research and is pursuing a PhD in the field of geriatric surgery. He is studying issues that older surgical patients face and how to improve the care and surgical outcomes in this high-risk group.

Expanding the horizons of surgical knowledge

He has published in various peer reviewed journals and is always open to new ideas in research. He also has a keen interest in overseas surgical outreach, having been part of surgical camps to countries as varied as Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines and India.


  • NUHS Learning Development Award for overseas surgical fellowship in University of Modena and Reggio-Emilia, Italy in liver transplantation, robotic approach to complex hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, 2022
  • Dean's Teaching Excellence Award for undergraduate teaching, 2016, 2017, 2021
  • Wong Hock Boon Society – Singapore Medical Association Charity Fund Outstanding Mentor Award, 2021
  • NUS Medicine Fortitude Award

Journals & Publications

  1. Pang NQ, Tan YX, Samuel M, Tan KK, Bonney GK, Yi H, Kow WCA. Multimodal prehabilitation in older adults before major abdominal surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2022 Sep;407(6):2193-2204.
  2. Pang NQ, Lau J, Fong SY, Wong CY, Tan KK. Telemedicine Acceptance Among Older Adult Patients With Cancer: Scoping Review. J Med Internet Res. 2022 Mar 29;24(3):e28724.
  3. Yeow M, Pang NQ, Muthiah MD, Soon G, Yock-Young D, Bonney GK, Iyer SG, Madhavan K, Kow WCA. Impact of donor age on recipient morbidity and mortality after living donor liver transplantation. ANZ J Surg. 2022 Jul;92(7-8):1867-1872. 
  4. Pang NQ, Ng CSY, Wong CJH. Laparoscopic versus open groin hernia repair in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. ANZ J Surg. 2022 Oct;92(10):2457-2463.
  5. Lau J, Pang NQ, Ang C, Tan KK. Insights from an Exploratory Retrospective Cohort Study: Are Face-to-Face Follow-Up Consultations after Colonoscopy a Thing of the Past? Dig Dis. 2023;41(4):600-603.
  6. Xu FWX, Tang SS, Soh HN, Pang NQ, Bonney GK. Augmenting care in hepatocellular carcinoma with artificial intelligence. Art Int Surg. 2023;3:48-63.
  7. Law JH, Lau J, Pang NQ, Khoo AM, Cheong WK, Lieske B, Chong CS, Lee KC, Tan IJ, Siew BE, Lim YX, Ang C, Choe L, Koh WL, Ng A, Tan KK. Preoperative Quality of Life and Mental Health Can Predict Postoperative Outcomes and Quality of Life after Colorectal Cancer Surgery. Medicina (Kaunas). 2023 Jun 12;59(6):1129.
  8. Law JH, Tan CHN, Tan KHJ, Gao Y, Pang NQ, Bonney GK, Iyer SG, Soubrane O, Kow WCA. Safely Implementing a Program of Pure Laparoscopic Donor Right Hepatectomy: The Experience From a Southeast Asian Center. Transplant Direct. 2023 May 24;9(6):e1486.
  9. Guidetti C, Pang NQ, Catellani B, Magistri P, Caracciolo D, Guerrini GP, Pecchi A, Di Sandro S, Di Benedetto F. Liver transplantation for iatrogenic injuries secondary to cholecystectomy: a systematic review. Int J Surg. 2023 Jul 1;109(7):2120-2128. (co-first author)
  10. Magistri P, Pang NQ, Guidetti C, Caracciolo D, Odorizzi R, Catellani B, Guerrini GP, Di Sandro S, Di Benedetto F. Robotic approach for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma: from Bismuth 1 to vascular resection. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, (co-first author)

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • International Liver Transplant Society
  • Society of Transplantation, Singapore
  • Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association of Singapore
  • Singapore Medical Association

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