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Professor Wong Hee Kit

Chair, University Orthopaedics, Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery Cluster

Senior Consultant, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery


Professor Wong Hee Kit is an unparalled leader in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery. The advancements that he has introduced in the surgical treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, in particular spinal surgery, have made Singapore and NUH a brand name. Presently, he is the Head of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and the Chair of the University Orthopaedics, Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery Cluster in NUHS.


He is known for pioneering many new treatment methods, for eg the minimally invasive surgical technique of thoracoscopic anterior spinal fusion for scoliosis, which he later paired with instrumentation. He has also introduced and pioneered other treatment methods like posterior lumbar interbody fusion, transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, minimally invasive anterior lumbar interbody fusion, vertebroplasty, articifical lumbar disc replacement and artificial cervical disc replacement. Today, Professor Wong is one of a handful of surgeons around the world who has honed the minimally invasive surgical technique to a fine art. His surgical case profile includes many complex spinal surgical procedures and minimally invasive spinal surgery.


In 2007, Professor Wong set up the University Spine Centre, the first in Singapore dedicated to the management of spinal disorders.


Out of the OT, Professor Wong is also a committed teacher and educator, someone who is constantly pushing for new levels of excellence in his chosen field. He is also dedicated to his specialty and is involved in multiple research projects to bring it to an even higher level.