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Professor Prabhakaran Krishnan

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Credential:
MBBS (Singapore), FRCSEd (Gen Surg), FRCS (Gen Surg) (Glasg), M.Med (Gen Surg) (Singapore), FAMS (Singapore)
Designation:
Emeritus Consultant, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital

Director, Paediatric Solid Organ Transplant Programme

Director, Paediatric Liver Transplant Programme

Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Specialty:
Paediatrics
Sub Specialty:
Paediatric Organ Transplantation, Paediatric Surgery
Medical and Surgical Conditions:
Anorectal Malformation (Children), Biliary Atresia (Children), Branchial Cyst (Children), Disorders of Sex Development (Children), Esophageal Atresia (Children), Infant Constipation, Jaundice (Newborn), Necrotising Enterocolitis (Children), Pelvi-Ureteric Junction Obstruction (Children), Phimosis - Circumcision (Children), Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula (Children), Urinary Tract Obstruction (Children)
Institution:
National University Hospital
National University Health System
Professor Prabhakaran received training in general surgery from 1976 to 1979, and paediatric surgery from 1979 to 1983 at the National University of Singapore. He went on to receive further sub-speciality training in Paediatric Surgery from 1983 to 1984 in Royal Children’s hospital in Melbourne, Australia. He also underwent training in Liver transplantation in Cambridge, UK (1990) and in Pittsburgh, USA (1995).

He was appointed Consultant in Paediatric Surgery in 1984. He started Paediatric Surgery in NUH in 1986 where he continues to be a surgeon specialising in Paediatric Surgery. He became Senior Consultant and Chief of Department of Paediatric Surgery since its inception in 2001.

Prof Prabhakaran has presided over many committees and review boards such as Chairman of Specialist training Committee and Specialist Accreditation board in Paediatric Surgery in Singapore.

Prof Prabhakaran pioneered Liver transplantation in Singapore in 1990. His involvement in this area has also seen pioneering transplants performed overseas in countries like Malaysia and Indonesia.

His other clinical interests include paediatric hepatobiliary disorders, paediatric urology and paediatric surgical oncology.

He received and was awarded the National Oustanding Clinician Award 2012.

Awards and Honours

National Outstanding Clinician Award 2012​