Dr Seow Kang Hong is an orthopaedic surgeon with about 25 years of experience in the field. He currently practices at his clinics at Mount Elizabeth, Mount Elizabeth Novena and Parkway East Hospitals and specialises in the treatment of knee and hip-related conditions, performing about 150 knee and hip-related surgeries each year.
Dr Seow graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (MBBS) in 1974. Following that, he underwent basic training, completed specialty training and was subsequently admitted as a Fellow to the Royal College of Surgeons in Orthopaedic Surgery (FRCS Edinburgh and Glasgow). Later, he was inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery), Singapore in 1984.
Prior to setting up his private practice, Dr Seow joined the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) as a consultant in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1989. He was appointed Deputy Head of the department in 1998 and was concurrently appointed as Director to its Adult Reconstruction Service till 2002, where he was instrumental in bringing the department to new heights. While at SGH, Dr Seow has participated actively as a committee member with the Rehabilitation Centre Advisory Committee and the Blood Transfusion Committee.
Besides his commitment to his clinic and patients, Dr Seow spends time teaching and training the physicians and Orthopaedic surgeons of the future. He currently serves as Clinical Teacher and Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine at the National University of Singapore and appointed supervisor for Advanced Specialty Training Programmes with the Academy of Medicine. He has also previously served as Honorary Professor to the Qingdao 2nd People’s Hospital, China in 1997.
In addition to that, Dr Seow’s vast knowledge and expertise in orthopaedic surgery has taken him to various overseas conferences in China, Vietnam, Pakistan and India where he has presented at events such as the Annual Scientific Meeting, the Shanghai Hip and Knee Symposium and the Scientific Meeting for the Arthroplasty Society. Dr Seow is also a widely published writer for a number of peer reviewed journals such as the Journal of Arthroplasty and the Annals Academy of Medicare, as well as a Guest Editor of the Orthopaedic Journal of China and Reviewer of the National Medical Research Council of Singapore from 2000 to 2005.
FAMS (Orthopaedic Surgery)