A/Prof Asim Shabbir is Head & Senior Consultant with the Department of Surgery, National University Hospital (NUH) and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS Medicine). He is also Head of General Surgery at Alexandra Hospital.
He completed his basic and advance surgical training at NUH, Singapore. He was awarded fellowships from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and was accredited a surgical specialist by the Specialist accreditation board in 2007. In 2009, he did a clinical fellowship on Gastric cancer management with special interest in laparoscopic surgery for gastric cancer at the Seoul National University Hospital, South Korean. In 2010, he trained at Eda Hospital, I Shou University Kaohsiung, Taiwan in Bariatric and Metabolic surgery and was awarded as Fellowship.
A/Prof Asim's specialty is general surgery and his special interests are upper gastrointestinal surgery, bariatric & metabolic surgery, advance endoscopy and laparoscopic surgery. He has been active in international as well as local meeting of his interest. His research interest includes obesity, surgery for type 2 diabetes and gastric cancer. He won the Best free paper award for his presentation "Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for the Treatment of Type II Diabetes Mellitus in Chinese Patients with Body 25-35kg/m2at Asia Pacific metabolic bariatric surgical society meeting 2010. He has published in reputed journals in his field of interest.
Education and Fellowships
MBBS (University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan), MRCS (RCSE), MMed (NUS), FCPS (College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan), FRCS (RCSE), Fellowship in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery (Seoul National University Bundang Hospital), Fellowship in Bariatric Surgery (I-Shou University, Eda Hospital, Taiwan)