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Dr Kannan Kaliyaperumal

Dr Kannan Kaliyaperumal
Dr Kannan Kaliyaperumal
  • Centre for Foot and Ankle Surgery


    38 Irrawaddy Road #10-34/35
    Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
    Singapore 329563

    6684 5829
  • Centre for Foot and Ankle Surgery


    3 Mount Elizabeth #16-10
    Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
    Singapore 228510

    6738 2629
  • Centre for Foot and Ankle Surgery


    319 Joo Chiat Place, #05-06/07
    Parkway East Medical Centre
    Singapore 427989

    6348 2606
  • Specialty

    • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore
    • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK
    • Master of Medicine (Orthopaedics), National University of Singapore
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Orthopaedics), Edinburgh, UK
  • Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Malay/Indonesian
    • Mandarin
    • Tamil


  • Dr Kannan is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon currently practising at Parkway East Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore. His subspecialty interest is in lower limb (leg) and foot & ankle disorders.
  • Dr Kannan obtained his postgraduate qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, and was awarded the prestigious MOH Scholarship by the Ministry of Health (Singapore) to pursue further training in the field of lower limb reconstructive surgery with special emphasis on foot and ankle reconstruction.
  • Dr Kannan completed his subspecialty training in Switzerland and in the Netherlands, subspecializing in F&A reconstruction and in minimally invasive surgery where he was involved with the surgical teams treating elite European athletes. Prior to commencing private practice, he held the appointment of chief of foot & ankle surgery at a restructured hospital in Singapore.
  • Dr Kannan is an active member and faculty of the following societies: American Foot & Ankle Society, European Foot & Ankle Society, British Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society, AO Trauma, International Cartilage Research Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Society for the Study of Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Foot & Ankle and the European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy.
  • His clinical subspecialty expertise is in the following areas of foot & ankle surgery: sports injuries, ligament injuries & tendinopathies, arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery for management of cartilage defects and impingement, forefoot deformity correction (bunions and lesser toe deformities), management of foot pain (metatarsalgia), management of diabetic foot ulcers, Charcot’s joints & wounds, management of fractures around the foot & ankle, correction of flatfeet & high arched feet and management of arthritis including total ankle replacement and osteotomies.
  • Dr Kannan has extensive experience in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery being one of a very small number of sub specialists in this area in Singapore & the region. He is well published with articles in international peer reviewed journals. His particular research interest is in cartilage regeneration and management of cartilage defects. He did the first case of artificial scaffold reconstruction in Singapore for a talus osteochondral defect.
  • Dr Kannan's passion for teaching has seen him being appointed as a clinical senior lecturer of the Yong Loo Ling School of Medicine, National University of Singapore involved in undergraduate medical education in Singapore. He is also a faculty member of the National Healthcare Group Residency program, involved in the teaching of residents. Dr Kannan is an international faculty member of the AO trauma group where he has taught in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore. He is also passionate in developing the foot & ankle specialty in the region. He has conducted numerous courses and has been invited as chairperson to various F&A courses and symposiums.

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