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Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Tan Tock Seng Hospital (Singapore) HPB Fellowship

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Number of Fellows: 1/year. One year clinical fellowship.

Minimum requirements: FRACS or equivalent.
Post accredited by ANZHPBA for post-fellowship training in HPB Surgery.

Unit structure:

3 supervising surgeons –

  • Mr. Winston Woon, FRACS
  • Mr. Low Jee Keem, MD, FRCS(UK)
  • Mr. Sameer Junnarkar, MD, FRCS(UK)

Unit Activity:

  • Operating sessions: 3 full day lists / week
  • Endoscopy sessions: 1 full day list / week
  • Clinic sessions (for fellow): 1/ week
  • HPB multidisciplinary meeting: 1/week
  • GI tumor board: 1/week


General Surgical On call:

  1. Two registrars, four medical officers and three house officers – all on site. Consultant on call – off site.
  2. Fellow would be expected to do on-calls as a senior registrar with Consultant cover.
  3. We are an acute surgery unit and admit all general surgery patients.
  4. One 24 hour period/week

HPB on call:

  1. HPB team provides 24/7 complete and comprehensive cover for the hospital.
  2. Fellow may be escalated to independent HPB calls depending on level of seniority and training adjudged.

Team structure:
3 Consultants
1 Fellow
3 Registrars (1 Senior and 2 Junior)
4 Medical Officers
3 House Officers
1 HPB nurse clinician

Supporting services (all 24/7):
Gastroenterology service
Interventional radiology service
Diagnostic radiology service including CT and MR scans

Operative case-load of HPB unit in 12 month:

Liver resections: >50
Open liver resection: 40
Laparoscopic liver resection: 10
Pancreatic operations: >35
Pancreaticoduodenectomy: 25
Other pancreatic operations (distal laparoscopic pancreatectomy etc): 10
Complex biliary operations: 15-25

Areas of interest:
Laparoscopic surgery exposure, particularly laparoscopic liver, pancreas and bile duct surgery.

Others - Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery 

Training not offered:

  • No transplant experience.
  • No ERCP experience.

Employment arrangement:

  • Employed by Tan Tock Seng Hospital as 1 year temporary full-time employee.
  • Extra benefits include payment for emergency on call duty, annual/training leave, conference support and others.

Singapore is an island city country with a population of around 5 million. The city is multi-cultural, extremely safe, clean and modern.
Singapore is one of the best places in Asia to live, work and play. It offers the best of shopping and dining. Tan Tock Seng Hospital is a 1400 bed tertiary university affiliated hospital. The hospital has all the world class modern laparoscopic operating suites and a fantastic working environment.

Further information contacts:
Mr. Winston Woon (Fellowship programme director)

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