Dr Michael Soon is an orthopaedic surgeon practising at Mount Elizabeth Hospital.
He specialises in arthroscopic reconstructions of the knee and shoulder, with special interests in joint preservation, including cartilage restoration/transplantation, meniscal transplantation and the use of stem cells and growth factors. He is also interested in the management of patella mal-alignment and dislocations.
Dr Soon graduated from the National University of Singapore School of Medicine in 1997 and completed his orthopaedic training in Singapore. He was subsequently awarded a Ministry of Health scholarship to further his surgical skills in 2006. His clinical fellowship was at Mutualidad de Futbolista, Barcelona, Spain, where he was also trained in his subspecialty. He was involved in the clinical and surgical care of soccer players, which included the top soccer players of FC Barcelona and Europe. Apart from being involved in surgery, Dr Soon was also trained in the use of PRGF (platelet-rich in growth factors), which was pioneered in Spain and used for the treatment of sports injuries.
Dr Soon was attached to Rush University Medical Centre, Chicago, Illinois where he was trained in cartilage preservation and restoration, and shoulder surgery. Apart from clinical work, Dr Soon was also heavily involved in teaching and training of doctors and nurses. He lectured at the Alice Lee Centre of Nurses for the Master of Nursing Critical Care. He is also an Advanced Trauma Life Support instructor, and an instructor at the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), teaching arthroscopic knee and shoulder courses.
Dr Soon is keen on research and was awarded the Young Orthopaedic Investigator of the Year in 2004 for his work on allograft and stem cells. This work, together with his other research works in sports surgery, were published and presented both locally and overseas. Dr Soon is currently a co-investigator of a NMRC grant for the treatment of osteoarthritis with mesenchymal stem cells.
MRCS (RCS, Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
MMED (Orthopaedic Surgery)(NUS, Singapore)