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Dr Ker Liang

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  • Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, National University Hospital
  • Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Alexandra Hospital
  • ​Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
MBBS (S’pore), MRCS (Edin), MMed (ORL)
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Healthy Ageing Programme (Age Better), Laryngology


Dr Ker Liang is a Consultant with the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, at the National University Hospital. She also serves at Alexandra Hospital's Ear, Nose and Throat Centre, where she provides outpatient, as well as surgical care for general ear, throat and neck conditions. Her interest include Minimal Invasive Surgical techniques ie: endoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery. 
Dr Ker graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2009. She was invited to participate in the Otolaryngology Society book prize in 2009 as an undergraduate. Dr Ker Liang started her training in Otolaryngology under the ACGME-I Residency Training in Otorhinolaryngology (Singapore) in 2011. Her degrees include the MRCS in General Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and the Masters of Medicine in Otolaryngology with the Graduate Medical School, National University Singapore. 

Dr Ker enjoys teaching and is a clinical educator with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS. She is actively involved in the teaching of medical undergraduates, as well as postgraduate junior doctors and residents in the department. She is currently enrolled in the CenMED Faculty Development Program to hone her skills as a clinical educator. 

In the area of research, Dr Ker collaborated with the School of Design and Environment, NUS, to produce a working myringotomy model. This myringotomy model provides the junior doctors with increased opportunities in learner-centric stimulator training, which results in enhanced patient safety when performing such procedures. She is currently working to develop this myringotomy model further, to allow for a broader application of this practise-based learning.

Journals & Publications

1. ​Tan LS, Fredrik P, Ker L, Yu FG, Wang Y, Goh BC, Loh KS, Lim CM. High-risk HPV genotypes and P16INK4a expression in a cohort of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma patients in Singapore. Oncotarget. 2016 Dec 27;7(52):86730-86739. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.13502. PMID: 27893418

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