Dr Renita Sirisena is in full time clinical practice in both Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and National University Hospital. She completed her specialist training in Hand Surgery in 2017. Her main clinical interests are degenerative hand conditions like trigger finger, de quervain’s tenosynovitis, osteoarthritis of the hand, acute hand and wrist injuries as well as traumatic and congenital paediatric hand conditions. She believes in optimizing function for her patients and adopts a multi-disciplinary management approach with hand therapists in the management of all her patients.
Dr Renita completed her medical degree at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2009. She started her hand surgery residency in 2011 as the first hand surgery resident for National University Hospital.
Other than her clinical commitments, Dr Renita is also actively involved in clinical education and hospital administration. Her interest in healthcare administration started when she was selected into the Singapore Chief Residency Programme in 2015, which culminated in a project to reduce delay in cases being sent to the emergency theatres. She is currently a core clinical faculty member for the PGY1s in Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and is also a clinical lecturer for Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.
Dr Renita loves to connect with her patients and has given talks to the public on degenerative hand conditions, both in NUH as well as on FM93.8 Health Matters with Daniel Martin. She is a strong advocate for the welfare of foreign workers in Singapore and believes in engaging interested parties in preserving the autonomy of these individuals in their own treatment.
Outside work, Dr Renita leads an active lifestyle where yoga features greatly. An avid skier, she loves to spend her holidays in the snow-capped mountains with her husband and has recently introduced her son to the sport as well. Dr Renita is fluent in multiple languages, including English, Mandarin, Thai and Japanese.