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Dr Rishi Malhotra

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  • Consultant, Division of Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National University Hospital


BMedSci (Hons) (Nottingham UK), BMBS (Nottingham UK), MRCS (England UK), MMed Orth (NUS Singapore), FRCS Orth (Edinburgh UK)


Paediatric Surgery


Dr. Rishi Malhotra graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2009 and worked in the NHS system in UK for 3 years. After completing his MRCS surgical degree, he migrated to Singapore in 2012 to pursue a career in Orthopaedics. He completed his residency training from 2015 to 2021 in the National University Health System. After completing his FRCS degree, in 2022 he joined National University Hospital full time as an Associate Consultant in the Paediatric Orthopaedic division. He enjoys working with children and mainly treats children's fractures, sport related injuries and is developing his skills in deformity correction.

Dr. Rishi has been involved in over 20 research publications during his surgical training and is currently involved in a clinical study to assess the potential benefits of stem cells in fracture healing, for which he was won several grants. He has written book chapters for diabetic foot surgery and orthopaedic anatomy.

Dr. Rishi is actively involved in medical education and is an enthusiastic teacher when he imparts his knowledge to medical students and junior doctors. He believes that teaching effectively is an art and hopes to inspire the next generation of surgeons. As such he has been appointed the Assistant Program Director of the orthopaedic residency program and the Co-director of orthopaedic post-graduate education. 

Outside of work Dr. Rishi likes to spend time with his wife and 2 young daughters and visit many parks around Singapore. His other passions include playing guitar and tennis.


  • Winner for research grant for NUHS Clinical Scientist Program August 2017 
  • Winner for research grant for NUHS Clinical Scientist Program March 2016

Journals & Publications

  1. Outcomes in Nonagenarians with Hip Fractures Treated Conservatively and Surgically Malhotra R, Huq SS, Chong M, Murphy D, Daruwalla ZJ Malays Orthop J. 2021 Nov. Vol 15 No 3. 
  2. Posterolateral Plating of Distal Tibia Fractures: Extending the Use of a Familiar Approach. Malhotra R, Goh AQY, Gardner AW. Indian J Orthop. 2021 Apr 16;55(Suppl 2):426-435.
  3. Ethnic Differences in Preoperative Patient Characteristics and Postoperative Functional Outcomes after Total Knee Arthroplasty among Chinese, Malays and Indians. Shah NZ, Malhotra R, Hong CC, Sng JB, Kong CH, Shen L, Nashi N, Krishna L. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2018 May;47(5):201-205. 
  4. Evolution in treatment strategy for metastatic spine disease: Presently evolving modalities. Kumar N, Malhotra R, Zaw AS, Maharajan K, Naresh N, Kumar A, Vellayappan B. European Journal of Surgical Oncology , Published online May 2017
  5. Calf Compartment Syndrome associated with the Use of an Intra-osseous Line in an Adult Patient: A Case Report R Malhotra, WL Chua, G O’Neill Malays Orthop J. 2016 Nov; 10(3): 49–51
  6. Metastatic Spine Tumor Surgery: A Comparative Study of Minimally Invasive Approach Using Percutaneous Pedicle Screws Fixation Versus Open Approach. Kumar N, Malhotra R, Maharajan K, Zaw AS, Wu PH, Makandura MC, Po Liu GK, Thambiah J, Wong HK. Clin Spine Surg. 2016 Jun 27
  7. Knee pain: a cautionary tale of lipoma arborescens. Johandi F, Chua Z, Malhotra R, Wang W. BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Jun 13;2016
  8. Black bone disease in a healing fracture. Thiam D, Teo TY, Malhotra R, Tan KB, Chee YH. BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Jan 28;2016
  9. Versatility of percutaneous pedicular screw fixation in metastatic spine tumor surgery: a prospective analysis. Kumar N, Zaw AS, Reyes MR, Malhotra R, Wu PH, Makandura MC, Thambiah J, Liu GK, Wong HK. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 May;22(5):1604-11
  10. Osteomyelitis in the diabetic foot. Malhotra R, Chan CS, Nather A. Diabet Foot Ankle. 2014 Jul 30;5

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
  • Member of Royal College of Surgeons England
  • Member of Singapore Orthopaedic Association
  • Registered with General Medical Council in UK and Singapore Medical Council in Singapore

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