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Assistant Professor Vincent Nga

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Credential:
MBBS (S'pore), MRCS (Edin), FRCSEd (Surgical Neurology)
Designation:
Consultant, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, National University Hospital
Consultant, Division of Surgical Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
Programme Director, NUHS Neurosurgery Residency Programme
Director of Informatics, Division of Neurosurgery, National University Hospital, Singapore
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
Specialty:
Cancer, Surgery
Sub Specialty:
Neurosurgery, Paediatric Neurosurgery, Surgical Oncology (Neurosurgery)
Medical and Surgical Conditions:
Brain Cancer, Brain Tumour, Cerebral (Brain) Aneurysm
Special Interest:
Paediatric Neurosurgery (Neuro-oncology, Neuroendoscopy, Spinal Surgery, Epilepsy Surgery, Neurovascular, Craniofacial and Congenital malformation surgeries)
Adult Neuro-oncology
Neuroendoscopic surgery
Spine surgery
Institution:
National University Hospital
National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
National University Health System
Assistant Professor Vincent Nga is currently a Consultant with the Division of Neurosurgery, National University Health System. He received his medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2007. He underwent basic General Surgical training and then advanced Neurosurgical training at the National University Hospital of Singapore.

He was awarded the Academic Medicine Development Award 2014 for which he underwent 2 years of further training at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom. At Cambridge, he was trained in paediatric neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, neurovascular, neurotrauma and complex spinal surgery. He was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Surgical Neurology) in 2015. 

Assistant Professor Nga subsequently completed his Clinical Fellowship in Paediatric Neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Toronto, Canada. He was trained in Neuro-oncology, Neuro-endoscopy, Spinal Surgery, Epilepsy Surgery, Neurovascular, Craniofacial and Congenital malformation surgeries. 

His clinical and research interests include Paediatric Neurosurgery, Neuro-oncology, Neurovascular Surgery, Traumatic Head Injuries, Hydrocephalus and Biodegradable Skull Reconstructive Materials. He has been principal investigator and co-investigator in several local and international basic science research and clinical trials. 

He also actively contributes to undergraduate and post-graduate education as an examiner at the MBBS Surgical Examinations and as the Programme Director of the NUHS Neurosurgery Residency Programme.

Education and Fellowships
MBBS (S’pore), MRCS (Edinburgh), FRCSEd (Surgical Neurology)
Clinical Fellowship in Paediatric Neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, Canada

Awards and Honours

Academic Medicine Development Award (AMDA), 2014

Research and Publications

  1. Choy DKS, Nga VDW, Lim J, Chou N, Yeo TT, Teoh SH. "Brain Tissue Interaction with Three-dimensional, Honeycomb Polycaprolactone-based Scaffolds designed for Cranial Reconstruction following Traumatic Brain Injury". Tissue Engineering Part A. 2013 Nov;19(21-22):2382-9. doi: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2012.0733.
  2. UM Kraneburg, VDW Nga, EYS Ting, FKH Hui, S Lwin, C Teo, N Chou, TT Yeo. "Intracranial pial arteriovenous fistula in infancy: a case report and literature review". Child's Nervous System July 2013. DOI: 0.1007/s00381-013-2217-2.
  3. Nga VDW, Lim J, Choy DK, Nyein, MA, Lu J, Chou N, Yeo TT, Teoh SH. "Effects of Polycaprolactone-Based Scaffolds on the Blood-Brain Barrier and Cerebral Inflammation". Tissue Engineering Part A. 2015 Feb;21(3-4):647-53. doi: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2013.0779.
  4. Quah BL, Low HL, Wilson MH, Bimpis A, Nga VDW, Lwin, S, Zainuddin NH, Wahab NA, Salek MA. "Is There An Optimal Time for Performing Cranioplasties? Results from a Prospective Multinational Study". World Neurosurg. 2016 Oct;94:13-147. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.06.081. Epub 2016 Jun 28.
  5. Ng Z, Ng S, Nga V, Teo K, Lwin S, Ning C, Yeo TT. "Intradural Spinal Tumors-Review of Postoperative Outcomes Comparing Intramedullary and Extramedullary Tumors from a Single Institution's Experience.". World Neurosurg. 2018 Jan;109:e229-e232. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.09.143. Epub 2017 Sep 30.
  6. Jalloh I, Choo N, Nga VDW, …, Rutka JT. “The role of surgery in refractory epilepsy secondary to polymicrogyria in the pediatric population”. Epilepsia. 2018 Oct;59(10):1982-1996. Doi: 10.1111/epi.14556. Epub 2018 Sep 11