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Dr Tang Kok Kee

Dr Tang Kok Kee
Dr Tang Kok Kee
  • KK Tang BrainSpine Surgery


    38 Irrawaddy Road #10-28/29
    Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
    Singapore 329563

    6339 0823
  • Specialty

    • Neurosurgery
  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow
    • Master of Medicine (Surgery), National University of Singapore
    • Intercollegiate Fellowship in Neurosurgery, Royal College of Surgeons, UK
    • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore
  • Languages Spoken

    • Cantonese
    • English
    • Hokkien
    • Mandarin


  • Dr Tang Kok Kee is a neurosurgeon currently practising at Gleneagles Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore. He has special interest in hydrocephalus and CSF Flow mapping, brain compliance and intracranial pressure, paediatric neurosurgery such as paediatric brain tumour and paediatric spinal conditions like spinal bifida, as well as adult brain and spine tumours like pineal and spinal intramedullary tumours.
  • Dr Tang qualified as a surgeon in 1994. Dr Tang started his neurosurgical training in 2006 in Singapore. He was selected for the highly sought after specialist registrar position with prestigious neurosurgical surgical centres in West Midlands including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Birmingham Children Hospital, United Kingdom. From 1997 to 2000, he trained in neurosurgery under the late, world renowned Dr Anthony Hockley of the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Professor Garth Cruickshank as well as Dr Graham Flint of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, a pioneer in the field of hydrocephalus. From 1997 to 2000, Dr Tang’s attachment allowed a wide exposure to adult as well as childhood neurosurgical problems.
  • In 2003, Dr Tang was awarded Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Fellowship Award for Paediatric Neurosurgery to the Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Oakland, California, USA. His supervisor there was Professor Dachling Pang a renowned authority on spinal problems and hydrocephalus.
  • Since his return to Singapore, Dr Tang has been pursuing research along these lines. His current project involves evaluating brain compliance in the context of increased intracranial pressure, trauma, brain oedema and hydrocephalus.
  • In 2004, he became a co-investigator to a Biomedical Research Council (BMRC), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) research projectentitled “Non-Invasive Study Correlating Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Clinical Findings.” The principle investigator for this project was Dr Samuel ES Ng and the research has been completed with results accepted in both local and international journals.
  • Dr Tang has also visited many world renowned neurosurgeons like Professor Evandro De Olivera, Brazil, Professor Gary Steinberg with Stanford University, Professor Christian Saint Rose of Paris, Professor Daniel Riew, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Missouri, USA, and Professor Spetzler, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Dr Tang has benefitted tremendously from his interactions with them and is confident to handle complex neurosurgical problems like giant aneurysms, pineal tumours, intramedullary spinal tumours, spinal disorders and challenging skull base tumours.
  • Other clinical interests of Dr Tang include paediatric neurosurgery, including paediatric tumours and paediatric spinal problems like open neural tube defect, tethered cord from spinal lipoma and split cord malformation. He also treats cerebrovascular diseases such as cerebral aneurysms, cerebral arteriovenous malformations, and cerebral revascularisation. Dr Tang is experienced in treating brain tumours and skull base tumours, and he is able to perform spinal surgery, endoscopic surgery and gamma knife radiosurgery.

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