The Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery started in June 1987, upon appointment of Prof Yeoh Kian Hian as Chief of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) in the National University Hospital. With only a clinical department size of a 1,600 square feet clinic, 3 consulting rooms, a treatment room and an area for basic audiological assessment were opened to the public in January 1988.
Today, our non-subsidised and subsidised clinics are situated at the Medical Centre on Level 15 in the National University Hospital, providing modern facilities for both patients and staff. From a relatively small and unnoticed offshoot of general surgery, the ENT department has grown to become a well-defined and independent discipline.
The department aims to provide clinical care of an international standard, engage in research that benefits Singaporeans and provide effective education to undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery.
The Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery aims to be the Regional Centre of Excellence in the field of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery in clinical care.
Our department seeks to provide comprehensive clinical care to every patient with needs in the field of Otolaryngology.