19–21 October, Milan, Italy

Scientific Programme

Kumar, Naresh

Associate Professor

Qualifications: M.B.B.S., M.S (Orth), D.N.B (Orth), F.R.C.S. ED., F.R.C.S. (Trauma&Orth), DM [University of Nottingham] (Orth & Spinal Surgery)

Present Position: Senior Consultant, Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgeon (July 2008 till date); Associate Professor, National University Hospital of Singapore (July 2009 till date) and Undergraduate Director for Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (July 2013 till date)

Career Growth Curve: I started as a Senior House Officer of Orthopaedics at Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, London, in 1992 to emerge as Consultant Spinal Surgeon in 2007, at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, a large district general hospital and a new teaching hospital, where, I achieved great success in establishing an up-to-date and academic spinal unit against all odds. I was involved in reorganization of spinal services in the ‘Black country region’ of England. Upon my relocation to Singapore, I joined the National University of Singapore in 2008 as a Senior Consultant of Orthopaedics and Spine Surgeon and Associate Professor of Orthopaedics from 2009 at the same University with additional responsibility as Undergraduate Director for Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (from July 2013 till date).

Expertise in Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery: Treatment of degenerative, complex fractures, traumatic & infective spinal disorders. I developed newer and innovative surgical aspects and approaches in management of metastatic spinal disorders at the National University Hospital, Singapore with international competitive standard and currently focussing on a multidisciplinary approach to the management of metastatic spinal disorders. Also, I developed the sub-specialty of ‘minimally invasive spinal surgery, at the NUH.

Expertise in Academic Research: I am a recipient of multiple Academic Research Grants (worth of approximately USD 2 Million) over the last decade and outcomes of my research pursuit have resulted in more than 90 publications in Peer-reviewed journals and have contributed to chapters in Text books. I have published Technical notes, Case reports, Case series, letters, and Public information and Newspaper articles. I have more than 100 posters and Conference presentations to my credit. I am a recipient of 14 awards nationally and globally of which the ISASS Kostuik Innovation Award’ 2013 at ISASS13 in Vancouver and ‘Rob Johnston Award’ 2015 at the 26th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Spine Society in Canberra for the best paper are worth mentioning. Currently, I serve as Reviewer for 10 Peer-reviewed journals across tiers.

Expertise in Education: I have a keen interest in Academic Orthopaedics and have been recognized as a keen and progressive teacher for the postgraduate & undergraduate training at the National University of Singapore & National University Hospital, Singapore. I was awarded ‘Faculty teaching excellence award AY2010-11’ for my contributions to development in assessment techniques in Orthopaedics, which has enthused me to improve the teaching standard in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. I have organised several Teaching and Training Courses to motivate and train Young Teaching Clinicians. I have guided, evaluated many theses; mentored several student projects at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. I have proudly served as an examiner for MBBS, MS & M.Med nationally and globally for PLAB and The Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) for MRCS & FRCS.

Professional Development: I hold memberships in various Professional bodies and as an avid reader; I have attended more than 100 courses to keep myself abreast of current developments in Orthopaedics, Trauma & Spine surgery as well as Management, Teaching Methods & Research oriented topics held nationally and globally.


13:45 - 15:00
Cervical Spine
Location: Plenary Hall
14:09 - 14:14  
A prospective randomized controlled multicentre study of ProDisc- C versus anterior cervical discectomy and fusion for the surgical treatment of symptomatic cervical disc disease in Asian population: a four-year outcome

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