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Dr Aneez Basheer is a thoracic surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital.
He has been a practitioner in the field of thoracic surgery, with a special interest in thoracic oncology, for more than 15 years.
After completing his cardiothoracic training at the National University Hospital, Singapore, Dr Aneez gained his fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
He previously served as the head of the service of thoracic surgery in the department of general surgery in Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), Singapore.
Dr Aneez’s interest in robotic surgery led him to be recognised as the earliest in the ASEAN cohort to get a Level III Certificate Specialist training in Robotic Thoracic Surgery from the European College of Cardiothoracic Surgery.
With sabbaticals in Europe and USA for advanced training in Robotic Thoracic surgery, he now leads the training programme for thoracic surgeons in ASEAN and South Asia.
Dr Aneez became the vice president of Robotic Surgical Society of Singapore (RS3) in 2016 and was subsequently nominated as president of RS3 in 2019.
His special interest in chest wall surgery led him to specialise in Chest Wall Resection and Reconstruction. Dr Aneez also performed the world’s earliest 3D Printed Polymer Ribcage Reconstruction.
Dr Aneez is a member of various thoracic surgical groups internationally. He is also the thoracic domain board member at the Asian Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and is the current general secretary of the South East Asian Society of Thoracic Surgery.
His expertise and knowledge in minimally invasive thoracic surgery have led him to numerous invitations as a speaker to conferences and workshops in the region. He also receives referrals from other hospitals in the country and other regions such as Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and the U.A.E.
Apart from clinical work, Dr Aneez is passionate about teaching. Since 2010, he has piloted a programme in Advanced Thoracic Nursing Course (ATNC) at TTSH that has been running annually to train nurses from all over Asia. He is also an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.