Care at NUH

Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

2024/07/04
The Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery was established in June 1987, upon the appointment of Prof Yeoh Kian Hian as Chief of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) at the National University Hospital. Initially occupying a modest clinical space of1,600 square feet clinic with three consulting rooms, a treatment room and an area for basic audiological assessment, the department opened its doors to the public in January 1988. 


Today, our clinics, catering to both non-subsidised and subsidised patients, are located at the Medical Centre on Level 15 of NUH. Equipped with modern facilities for patients and staff, department has grown from a small from an offshoot of general surgery a well-defined and independent discipline. 

The department is committed to providing clinical care of international standards, engaging in research that benefits Singaporeans, and offering quality education to undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery. 

Our Vision 

The Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery aims to be the Regional Centre of Excellence in the field. 

Our Mission 

Our department seeks to provide comprehensive clinical care to every patient with needs in Otolaryngology.

Our Services

We have various subspecialties providing comprehensive care for a wide range of ENT conditions. Our approach to management involves a thorough history enquiry and physical examination, as well as treatment options consisting of both medical and surgical therapies.  Additionally, we provide common investigative procedures such as nasoendoscopy, ear clearance and nasal clearance (find out more here). 

The ENT clinic is divided into the following sub-specialties:

Clinical Services
Allied Health Services
Our Team
Our Doctors

Doctors

First row from left: Dr Annabelle Tay Sok Yan, Dr Ong Yew Kwang, A/Prof Raymond Ngo, Prof Thomas Loh, A/Prof Loh Woei Shyang, Prof Wang De Yun, A/Prof Mark Thong, A/Prof Raymond Tsang, Adj A/Prof Ng Li Shia
Second row from left: Dr Linette Tan, Dr Terese Low, Dr Shih E' Ching, Dr Lim Wei Sian, Dr Joshua Tay, Dr Xu Xinni, Dr Somasundaram, Dr Yohanes Ting, Dr Wang Fei Fan, Asst Prof Ker Liang, Dr Donavan Eu, Dr Eunice Kwa, Dr Charmaine Tan Si Min, Dr Hu Huixin

Head of Department & Senior Consultant

Associate Professor Loh Woei Shyang
Sub-specialty: Paediatric Otolaryngology

Senior Consultants

Professor Thomas Loh Kwok Seng
Sub-specialties: Head & Neck Surgery

Associate Professor Raymond Ngo Yeow Seng
Sub-specialties: Otology/Neuro-otology, Skull Base Surgery

Associate Professor Mark Thong Kim Thye
Sub-specialties: ENT Allergy, Rhinology, Skull Base Surgery

Associate Professor Raymond Tsang King Ying
Sub-specialty: Head & Neck Surgery

Dr Ng Li Shia
Sub-specialties: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr Annabelle Tay Sok Yan
Sub-specialty: Paediatric Otolaryngology

Consultants

Dr Joshua Tay
Area of Interest: Nasopharyngeal Cancer

Dr Crystal Cheong Shuk Jin
Sub-specialty: Sleep Surgery

Dr Donovan Eu Kum Chuen
Sub-specialties: Head & Neck Surgery

Dr Goh Xueying
Sub-specialties: Otology/Neuro-otology

Dr Shih E'Ching
Sub-specialty: Paediatric Otolaryngology

Dr Xu Xinni
Sub-specialties: ENT Allergy, Rhinology, Skull Base Surgery

Dr Eunice Kwa
Sub-specialties: Otology/Neuro-otology

Dr Lim Wei Sian
Sub-specialty: Head & Neck Surgery

Dr Yohanes Ting
Sub-specialties: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr Charmaine Tan Si Min
Sub-specialties: Head & Neck Surgery

Our Research Professor

Professor Wang De Yun (PDF, 133 KB)

Our Allied Health Team

Our Allied Health Team

First row from left: Mr Mohd Hesam, Ms Tan Pay Woon, Ms Chew Kit Yoke, Ms Fion Chua Suet Yee, Ms Alice Tay, Ms Teo Ey Gee, A/Prof Jenny Loo, Ms Lee Zheng Zheng, Ms Angeline Teo Yi Ling, Ms Chon Qian Yu, Ms Chiang Weichen, Ms Chu Yen Lee, Ms Lim Zee Hui, Ms Gan Ruling, Mr Lim Zhen Han, Ms Chen Chunyan, Ms Tricia Fong Tian Hsing, Ms Tan Sin Yee, Mr Then Tze Kang
Second row from left: Ms Joanna Tang, Ms Ivy Serafico, Ms Kimberly Soh Wanxian, Ms Magdelene Lim, Ms Kek Tze Ling, Ms Tan Kah Yee, Ms Chin Ee Ling, Ms Low Fang Yin

Audiologists
  • A/Prof Jenny Loo
  • Ms Chin Ee Ling
  • Ms Chong Sheue Lih Shirley
  • Ms Ivy Irish Dela Roca Serafico
  • Ms Joanna Tang
  • Ms Kek Tze Ling
  • Ms Kimberly Soh Wanxian
  • Ms Lee Zheng Zheng
  • Ms Lim Pik Ein
  • Ms Magdalene Lim Yeok Ling
  • Ms Maureen Ding
  • Ms Tan Kah Yee
Speech & Language Therapists
  • Ms Alice Tay
  • Ms Cheryl Wongsodirdjo
  • Ms Low Fang Yin
Voice & Swallowing Therapist
  • Ms Sharon Raynor
Audio Technicians
  • Ms Chew Kit Yoke
  • Ms Fion Chua
  • Ms Marisel Araw
  • Mr Mohd Hesam
  • Ms Tan Pay Woon
Community Audiology Team
  • Ms Angeline Teo Yi Ling
  • Ms Chen Chunyan
  • Ms Chon Qian Yu
  • Ms Chu Yen Lee
  • Ms Gan Ruling
  • Mr Lim Zhen Han
  • Ms Lim Zee Hui
  • Ms Tan Sin Yee
  • Ms Teo Ey Gee
  • Mr Then Tze Kang
  • Ms Tricia Fong Tian Hsing
  • Ms Toh Jia Yan
  • Ms Elen Yii
  • Ms Win Chiang Weichen
Our Research
Our Research Team

Research is one of the fundamentals of our department. Our strategy is to develop focused areas of research based on the research questions founded on relevant clinical questions. Our academic and clinical staffs are involved in many research areas in ENT and related cell molecular biology. In addition, our research interests have extended into the identification of genetic predisposition and gene-environmental interaction on disease expression of allergic rhinitis, hearing disorders and nasopharyngeal carcinoma. During the last few years, there have been increasing intra-departmental and international collaborations in our department.

Our department has a research laboratory in the MD4 Level 2 which is managed by our Research Professor, Professor Wang De Yun (PDF, 133 KB). Prof Wang assists in corresponding research activities, collaborations and departmental research meetings in order to share research initiatives. Since 2000, 9 PhD and 6 MSc students have successfully graduated from our department. Currently, more than 10 research assistants and staff who are working on various research projects are in our department.

Our major research areas include 3 significant fields led by surgeons from the department and funded by various research grants from A*STAR, Biomedical Research Council (BMRC), National Medical Research Council (NMRC), Ministry of Education and Academic Research Funding of National University of Singapore, EDB Proof of Concept Grants, National Health Group (NHG), and etc.

For more information on our publications, please click here (PDF, 352 KB).

Our Research Team

First row from left: Dr Joshua Tay, Prof Wang De Yun
Second row from left: Dr Luvita Suryani (Research Fellow), Ms Judy Goh (Specialist Associate), Ms Serene Siow (Senior Laboratory Executive), Mr Teo Wei Keat (Research Assistant), Mr Chin Zhi Kang (Research Assistant), Dr Foley Joseph William (Senior Research Fellow), Dr Liu Jing (Research Assistant), Mr Ryan Lew Zhi Zhang (Research Assistant), Ms Ong Hsiao Hui (Research Associate)

Our Facilities
Our Outpatient Clinics at NUH Medical Centre

Our non-subsidised and subsidised clinics are situated at the Medical Centre on Level 15 in the National University Hospital. Within the clinic, we also have the Centre for Hearing and Intervention & Language Development (CHILD) that serves as a one-stop centre catering to both adults and children encountering hearing, language and communication problems.

15d ENT - Head and Neck Surgery Centre
Our non-subsidised clinic, 15d ENT – Head and Neck Surgery Centre

15c ENT - Head and Neck Surgery Centre
Our subsidised clinic, 15c ENT – Head and Neck Surgery Centre

Location: NUH Medical Centre, Zone B, Level 15
Operating Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sat, Sun & PH: Closed

Email [email protected] to make an enquiry or appointment
Click here on how to manage your appointments from our NUHS App

Our Satellite & Mobile Hearing Clinics

NUH Satellite Hearing Clinic @JMC
Location: Jurong Medical Centre, Level 2
Opening Hours:
Mon to Fri: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sat, Sun & PH: Closed

NUH Mobile Hearing Clinic (Off-site)
Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 9.00am - 6.00pm
Sat, Sun & PH: Closed

Email [email protected] to make an enquiry or appointment
Click here on how to manage your appointments from our NUHS App

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