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Dr Nita Thiruchelvam

Dr Thiruchelvam

​MBBS (Singapore), M. Med (Surgery), MRCS (Edin), FRCS (Edin)


Specialty: General Surgery

Sub-specialties: Hepatopancreatobiliary and Transplant

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Surgery Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Consultant Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital


Dr Nita is a consultant with the Department of Surgery, Changi General Hospital (CGH). She completed her MBBS qualifications with Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at National University Singapore and thereafter completed her General Surgery Residency training in SingHealth. Dr Nita obtained her fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2018 and is now an accredited specialist in the field of general surgery. She has a subspecialty interest in treating hepatobiliary and pancreatic conditions.

Dr Nita believes strongly in educating the next generation of medical doctors and she dedicates much of her time in teaching the undergraduate medical students as well as the post graduate surgical residents. She currently holds the position of physician faculty in the Singhealth General Surgery Residency Programme and the clinical tutor with Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. Her dedication in teaching has won her the Outstanding Educator Award at the SingHealth RiSE Awards Ceremony 2018.


  • FRCSEd
  • MMED (Surgery)
  • MBBS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine - National University of Singapore

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Instructor - Duke-NUS
  • Clinical Tutor - NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Fellow - Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Physician Faculty - SingHealth General Surgery Residency Program


  • Service with a Heart Award, SingHealth 2018
  • Outstanding Educator Award, SingHealth RiSE Awards Ceremony 2018
  • Education Training Award Sponsorship, Surgery Academic Medical Centre 2017
  • SingHealth Best House Officer Award 2011

Research Interests


Research Trials