Mr Sandeep Uppal graduated from University of Delhi, India in 1990. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery from University of Delhi, India in 1995. Subsequently he trained and qualified as a Specialist in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery in the UK. He is a Fellow of both the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
Mr Uppal served a one-year fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery conducted by the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery. He then completed the certification process of the International and European Boards of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He was awarded the Claus D. Walter Award for Academic Excellence by the International Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2012. He has also served a one-year fellowship in Advanced Rhinology and Endoscopic Anterior Skull Base Surgery conducted by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Mr Uppal’s research and clinical interests have resulted in numerous publications in peer reviewed international journals as well as presentations at various international courses, workshops and conferences. He was awarded a PhD by the University of Leeds, UK in 2012. He is actively involved in teaching and examining undergraduate and postgraduate medical students. He serves as a Director on the Governing Council of Pan Asia Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr Ian Loh is the chief of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at Changi General Hospital (CGH). He is an otolaryngologist with facial plastic and reconstructive surgery training and is the director of the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery in CGH. Dr Loh also serves as the vice chairman of The Chapter of Otolaryngologists within the Academy of Medicine Singapore and is the associate program director of the Singhealth Otolaryngology Residency Program.
Apart from clinical commitments, Dr Loh has published numerous papers and book chapters on topics related to the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and has been invited to lecture and run courses in the region and internationally.
Prof Yong-Ju Jang’s main clinical activity is rhinologic surgery, especially rhinoplasty. He is one of world-renowned rhinoplasty surgeons in the field of Asian rhinoplasty.
Dr Jang has published many papers on rhinoplasty, and is an author of widely read text book, practical septorhinoplasty. He is also interested in basic science in rhinology. He published many papers on the role of rhinovirus on the pathgenesis of sinusitis.
Preactical septorhinoplasty, Jang YJ, Park CH: Koonja Publishing, Seoul Korea, 2007, Apr
Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty.Jang YJ. Koonja Publishing, Seoul, Korea, 2014 April
Publications Appeared in Peer Reviewed International Journal
135 papers on peer review international journals on rhinoplasty including followings:
Jang YJ, Lim JY, Kim S, Lee Y, Kweon MN, Kim JH.. Enhanced Interferon β Response Contributes to Eosinophilic Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Front Immunol. 2018 Oct 16;9:2330. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.02330. eCollection 2018
Chen YY,Jang YJ. Refinements in Saddle Nose Reconstruction. Facial Plast Surg. 2018 Aug;34(4):363-372. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1660824. Epub 2018 Jul 24.
Mr. Sameer Ali Bafaqeeh is a university professor in King Saud University, College of Medicine, Otolaryngology Department, Program director of KSU Facial Plastic fellowship, Facial Plastic Division Chairman & Chairman annual international Rhinoplasty & Otoplasty courses. Received higher surgical training from University Hospital of George August (Gottingen West Germany), He has trained as a clinical fellow in facial plastic surgery in Oregon Health Sciences University (Portland, Oregon, USA) Under supervision of Prof. Ted Cook. He has invited for lectures in various national & international facial plastic surgery meetings and published many scientific papers as well as authored chapters related to facial plastic surgery in reference books.
Since started He is passionate about teaching these skills in King Saud University Facial Plastic fellowship program, Otolaryngology Residency program, and runs the first middle east advanced Rhinoplasty & Otoplasty courses in SAUDIA ARABIA, and he is a faculty of various national and international workshops and courses.
Dr Tan is currently a Consultant at the Department of ENT in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. She graduated with Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2008. She obtained Master of Medicine (Otolaryngology) in 2013 and
Health Manpower Development Program in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2019– 2020.
Dr Tan is a registered ENT practitioner subspecializing in the field of Facial Plastics Surgery. After completing his ENT training, he spent 1 year full time in Shimmian Rhinoplasty Clinic in Seoul, South Korea. Shimmian Rhinoplasty Clinic is a high volume rhinoplasty specialist centre. During his time there, Dr Tan performed several hundreds of rhinoplasties and facial bone surgeries on Korean and International patients.
Upon his return, Dr Tan served as a Consultant in the Facial Plastics Service of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital ENT Department, serving many patients in need of rhinoplasties for breathing and cosmetic problems. Dr Tan left KTPH to start The Rhinoplasty Clinic to devote more time and energy and to focus more on his passion that is Rhinoplasty.
Dr Tan advocates using autologous (from own body) materials in rhinoplasties as he believes this is the safer, more natural and lasting option. He also feels the nose is not just about looking good, but functionally it has to perform well too. In this respect, his foundation in ENT gives him valuable insights to retaining or improving the functional aspect of the nose when he performs his rhinoplasties.
Dr Lee Tee Sin is presently the deputy chief and senior consultant with the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Changi General Hospital (CGH). He is also the director of the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service. Upon completing his Otorhinolaryngology training, he was awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan to pursue a 1-year clinical fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with the University of Toronto, Canada, endorsed by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He also achieved the highest international score in the 2014 IBCFPRS examination, and was honored with the Claus D. Walter Award for Academic Excellence. He then completed the board certification process in 2017 and is a Diplomate of the IBCFPRS.
He is active in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, holding the appointments of associate programme director of the SingHealth Otolaryngology Residency, clinical assistant professor of the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, clinical senior lecturer of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, as well as clinical teacher of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. He is also a visiting consultant to Singapore General Hospital, Singapore National Eye Centre, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.
He has also contributed significantly to the Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Singapore, having previously held the positions Honorary Treasurer and Vice President. He is the immediate past President of the society.
Dr Valerie Tay Su-Lin is an ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore. She has experience dealing with patients who have all types of ENT, breathing and sleep problems. She also does surgery for the nose and sinuses, face and neck (including endoscopic sinus surgery, salivary gland and thyroid surgery) for adults and children (with common problems such as allergic rhinitis, enlarged tonsils and adenoids). She has special interests in breathing and sleep problems, septorhinoplasty (or ‘nose job’), facial plastic surgery, facial nerve palsy and facial rejuvenation.
Dr Tay is a visiting consultant at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). She was the former chief of the facial plastic surgery service at TTSH’s ENT department, where she started the facial palsy clinic in Singapore.
She graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS), and was the recipient of the ENT Bookprize, an award for the best student of the year in otolaryngology. She received the Health Manpower Development Plan award to pursue specialty training, and obtained her otorhinolaryngology specialist accreditation from Singapore and became fully accredited as an ENT surgeon.
Dr Tay is one of the earliest doctors in Singapore to be trained in Seoul to perform scarless surgical rhinoplasty or septorhinoplasty using graft harvested from the nasal septum, or ear or rib cartilage.
She is the current president of the Society of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery Singapore and a member of the Chapter of Otorhinolaryngologists, Academy of Medicine.
Besides her clinical work, Dr Tay has served as a clinical senior lecturer at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine; adjunct senior lecturer at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine; and core clinical faculty member of the National Healthcare Group’s otorhinolaryngology residency programme. She is also an author for facial plastic surgery textbooks, such as Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a textbook for otolaryngology residents in North America.
Dr Ng Li Shia is currently a Consultant with the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, at the National University Hospital. Dr Ng is also an Assistant Professor with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS.
She underwent Otolaryngology training in Singapore. After completing her specialist training, Dr Ng proceeded to subspecialize in Asian facial plastic and reconstructive surgery as a clinical fellow at the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan. In particular, she underwent specialized training in ear reconstruction during her time as a fellow, being trained in both rib cartilage and Medpor reconstruction of the ear. Her training also focuses on reconstructive surgery of the nose and functional rhinoplasty.
She is involved in education of undergraduates, as well as post-graduates. She serves as the Deputy Director of Undergraduate Medicine for Otolaryngology, NUS, and is the program director of the NUHS Residency Program.
Dr Dennis Chua is a ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist practising in Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore. He has a subspecialty focus in facial plastics and reconstructive surgery, and is well-trained in advanced ENT surgery, including endoscopic and robotic ENT/thyroid surgery, and transoral robotic and laser microsurgery. He received his (da Vinci) robotic surgery training in South Korea.
Dr Dennis Chua is among the few ENT surgeons accredited by the International Board of Certification of Facial Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery. Prior to beginning his private practice, he was the Chief of Facial Plastics Service within the Department of ENT at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
He attained his basic medical degree at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and subsequently completed his otorhinolaryngology (ENT) training in Singapore. He obtained his ENT specialist accreditation from Singapore and is fully accredited as an ENT surgeon by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Singapore Medical Council. He was awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) scholarship to pursue a 1-year clinical fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery with Professor Stephen Park (Past President of the American Academy of Facial Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery) at the University of Virginia where he operated with full privileges.
Being passionate in education, Dr Dennis was the ENT Lead Tutor at the Lee Kong Chian (Joint NTU-Imperial College, London) School of Medicine and was in charge of undergraduate training in ENT. He is a senior clinical lecturer with the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and is heavily involved in the training of ENT residents.
Dr Dennis is currently a visiting consultant to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.
Dr Dennis has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on ENT and facial plastics conditions. He has been invited to lecture at numerous international ENT conferences in America, Europe, Turkey, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, China and Macau where he shared his experience with fellow ENT surgeons. He was also most recently the organising chairman of the 5th Singapore Facial Plastic Surgery Course.
Dr Dennis plays an active role within the fraternity of ENT surgeons in the region and is the Honorary Secretary of the Singapore Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
He believes in a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to personal health and takes a conservative approach to ensure the best outcome for patients.
Dr Edward Zhang is a Consultant Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon) with Facial Plastic Training at Singapore General Hospital and Sengkang General Hospital.
Dr Zhang received his medical degree from the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Medicine in 2007. In medical school, he was awarded the ENT Society Otolaryngology Book Prize Award and gold medal for best performing undergraduate of his year. He went on to receive his specialist training in the Department of Otolaryngology (ENT) at Singapore General Hospital, and further underwent rotations through ENT departments (in TTSH, NUH, CGH, KTPH, and KKWCH) across Singapore, before completing his specialist training in 2016. In 2017, he was granted a prestigious one-year surgical hands-on fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (FPRS) at the University of Virginia, USA, where he was mentored under Drs Stephen Park (Facial Plastic), Jared Christophel (Facial Plastic), Maria Kirzhner (Oculoplastics), and Vandana Nanda (Dermatology).
He pursued his research interest by completing the Master of Clinical Investigation (MCI) at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2014 and was the recipient of this 2-year postgraduate translational and clinical research programme funded by the National Research Foundation through National Medical Research Council of Singapore. His clinical research focused on botulinum toxin (Botox).
Dr Zhang helms the service of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Singapore General Hospital and Sengkang General Hospital. His interests include cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty, facial reconstruction, benign and cancerous skin lesions, craniomaxillofacial trauma, facial scarring, ear deformities including microtia reconstruction, lasers, and cosmetic surgery.
Dr Zhang currently holds the title of Clinical Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School. He is Clinical Core Faculty Member for SingHealth Otolaryngology Residency Program, Executive Committee Member of the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (FPRS) Section under the Chapter of Otorhinolaryngologists, and Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS).
Dr Ng Chew Lip specialises in ENT and facial plastic surgery. He has strong interests in functional rhinoplasty, sinus surgery, facial trauma reconstruction and scar management after face and neck surgery.
Dr Ng is a clinical lecturer with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He has several research and clinical publications in international medical journals and was awarded research grants for his work. He is a Consultant Author with the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy International Guidelines on Allergic Rhinitis.
In addition, Dr Ng is closely involved in the teaching of medical students and ENT residents at the National University of Singapore and National University Health System.
Dr Jenica Yong currently holds the position of Consultant Otolaryngologist at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology with a clinical interest in pediatric facial plastics.
She graduated from National University of Singapore in 2009 and entered Otolaryngology residency in May 2011. She passed her membership examinations in Surgery from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2011. In 2018 she was accredited as a Specialist in Otolaryngology by the Ministry of Health. She went on to pursue a Facial Plastics fellowship in the University of Virginia from 2018 to 2019.
She is actively involved in undergraduate medial school teaching and has won the teaching award in National University Hospital for her teaching of undergraduate medical students. She served as teaching faculty for National University of Singapore. She was an invited speaker at the Charles W Gross Symposium: The NOSE course held in the United states. She has presented regionally and internationally and is first author of several indexed journal articles.
Dr Fung is presently working as a consultant in the department of Otorhinolaryngology in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. His clinical interests include functional rhinoplasty, local reconstruction and facial trauma.
He is also currently serving as the ENT subject lead tutor for the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NanYang Technological University, and clinical lecturer for the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
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