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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Balaji Raghavendran
Position: Associate Professor
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Developing 3-dimensional scaffolds for bone tissue engineering applications
  • Growth factor loaded microspheres to improve she shelf life and availability of growth factors during differentiation.
  • Use of natural polymers in bone tissue engineering applications
Dr. C. Sankara Kumar A/L Chandrasekaran
Position: Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Orthopaedic Traumatology
  • Elderly bone care
  • Socioeconomic and demographic on organ donation
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Dr. Chiu Chee Kidd
Position: Associate Professor
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Minimally invasive spine stabilization (MISt) techniques
  • Spinal Deformities
  • Pedicle screw safety
  • Lumbar Degenerative Disease (Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc, Sciatica, Lumbar Spinal Stenosis)
  • Spinal Trauma / Fracture
  • Spinal Tumor / Metastases
  • Osteroporosis Vertebral Compression Fracture (OVCF)
Dr. Chong Pan Pan
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Functional properties to distinguish perivascular stem cells from other mesenchymal stromal cells in cartilage tissue engineering
  • The role of multi-modal cellular therapeutic approaches in treating cartilage injury
  • Predicting the involvement of subchondral bone degenerative process in cartilage disease progression using advanced conversion pre-clinical imaging modality approaches such as high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography
Dr. Chris Chan Yin Wei
Position: Associate Professor
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Minimally invasive spine stabilization (MISt) techniques
  • Spinal Deformities
  • Pedicle screw safety
  • Lumbar Degenerative Disease (Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc, Sciatica, Lumbar Spinal Stenosis)
  • Spinal Trauma / Fracture
  • Spinal Tumor / Metastases
  • Osteroporosis Vertebral Compression Fracture (OVCF)
Dr. Chung Weng Hong
Position: Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Minimally invasive spine stabilization (MISt) techniques
  • Spinal Deformities
  • Pedicle screw safety
  • Lumbar Degenerative Disease (Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc, Sciatica, Lumbar Spinal Stenosis)
  • Spinal Trauma / Fracture
  • Spinal Tumor / Metastases
  • Osteroporosis Vertebral Compression Fracture (OVCF)
Dr. Jayaletchumi Gunasagaran
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Tendon degeneration and its association with clinical presentation and surgical outcome.
  • Microsurgery surgical technique and training in laboratory with various models.
  • Management of brachial plexus injuries in adults and pediatrics (including brachial plexus birth palsy).
Dr. Khairul Anwar bin Ayob
Position: Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Optimizing outcomes of hip and knee surgeries
  • Improving survivorship of joint arthroplasties
Dr. Khoo Saw Sian
Position: Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Using muscle biopsy to determine prognosis of nerve reconstructive surgery in brachial plexus injury
  • Distal nerve stump morphology and motor endplate distribution pattern in denervated muscle
Dr. Krishnamurithy Genasan
Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Differential protein identification in synovial fluid and membrane of osteoarthritis joints
  • The role of monocyte as an immune cell in OA synovial membrane
  • Role of monocyte in wear debris induced inflammation in arthroplasty patients
  • Bone tissue regeneration using mesenchymal stromal cells and biomaterial scaffolds