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Dr Lau Leok Lim

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Credential:
B.A. (Ire) M.B.B.Ch. (U Dublin), M.R.C.S. Ed., M.Med (Singapore), F.R.C.S. (Ortho Surg)
Designation:
Senior Consultant, University Spine Centre, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National University Hospital
Specialty:
Orthopaedic Surgery
Sub Specialty:
Spine Surgery
Medical and Surgical Conditions:
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Neck Pain, Scoliosis
Institution:
National University Hospital
National University Health System

Dr Lau obtained his medical qualifications in 2002.  His worked in various disciplines such as Emergency Medicine, General Practice, General Surgery et cetera to broaden his perspective before specialising in Orthopaedic Surgery.  He completed his specialist training in 2011 and became an associate consultant at National University Hospital. He undertook further two years of sub-specialty traninig in adult and adolescent spinal conditions under mentorship of Prof Wong HK. In 2014, he was awarded Academic Medicine Development Award (AMDA) to undergo 1 year of clinical paediatric spine fellowship at the Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Delaware, USA under the mentorship of paediatric orthopaedic surgeons including Dr Suken Shah, Dr William G Mackenzie and Dr Freeman Miller. He travelled to many hospitals in the USA to fellowship with leading spine surgeons such as Dr L. Lenke and Dr P. Newton. Dr Lau has written a number of book chapters for major spine textbooks and has presented his research findings in international meetings such as Scoliosis Research Society. in 2018, he was awareded a $2 million Health Service Development Programme (HSDP) grant as a principal investigator to improve the process of scoliosis screening nationally. Dr Lau manages all aspects of the spinal conditions with special interests in paediatric spinal conditions. ​