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Dr Winston Chew is a hand surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital and Parkway East Hospital, Singapore.
His clinical interests include managing fractures of the distal radius and hand, wrist conditions, arthroscopy of the wrist and small joints of the hand, reconstruction for deformities of rheumatoid and degenerative arthritis including total joint replacement for the wrist and fingers, and microsurgical reconstruction of both upper and lower limbs including replantation, vascularised free flap and toe-to-hand transfers.
He was the former head of the department of orthopaedic surgery at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He also helped set up the hand and microsurgery section in the department of orthopaedic surgery with other hand surgery specialists, and was the head of the section.
Dr Chew graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He entered advanced surgical training in orthopaedics and became a specialist in orthopaedic surgery. He is a member of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. He was awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan award to undergo advanced training in hand and microsurgery at the Christine M Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery/Kleinert-Kutz Hand Care Center, USA. Upon his return to Singapore, he was the earliest and only one of two surgeons to be registered as a specialist in both orthopaedic and hand surgery.
He was the adjunct assistant professor at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS. He is also actively involved in the training of orthopaedic and hand surgeons, and served in the specialist training committees for orthopaedic surgery and hand surgery. He was in the residency advisory committee (RAC) of the residency training programme for orthopaedic surgery. He is currently still an RAC member for hand surgery.
Dr Chew served as president of the Singapore Society for Hand Surgery. He is interested in clinical research and has authored 26 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and 5 book chapters on hand surgery.