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Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Otorhinolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke – NUS Medical School
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine


Dr David Low graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2006 before embarking on his Residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery in Singapore. During his training, he was granted Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and earned his Masters of Medicine (Otorhinolaryngology). Upon completion of his Residency, he was awarded the Eastern Health Alliance Fellowship Award. Dr Low then undertook an 18-month Fellowship in Otology – Skull Base Surgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto. During this Fellowship, he was exposed to the medical and surgical aspects of Otology and Neurotology under Professors Joseph Chen, Vincent Lin and Trung Le.

Dr Low is currently a Senior Consultant with the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Changi General Hospital. He manages patients with general Otolaryngologic issues, with a particular interest in Otology and Neurotology. He continues to be involved in research and medical education with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS as well as the Duke – NUS Medical School.


  • Fellowship – Otology / Neurotology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Specialty Training – Completed Basic and Advanced Specialist Training in Otolaryngology, Singapore
  • Undergraduate – Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Consultant, Department of Otorhinolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery, Changi General Hospital, 2023 - Present
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke – NUS Medical School
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine


  • SingHealth Residency Outstanding Faculty Award 2021/2022
  • Fellow Teacher of the Year Award, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto, 2017 - 2018
  • Eastern Health Alliance Fellowship Award, 2016
  • Service with a Heart Award, Singapore General Hospital, October 2013
  • Service from the Heart Award, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, January - June 2013
  • Outstanding House Officer Award (Paediatric Medicine), KK Women's and Children's Hospital, January - April 2007
  • Outstanding House Officer Award (General Surgery), Singapore General Hospital, September - December 2006

Research Interests


  • Tan AD, Ng JH, Low DYM, Yuen HW. Post-operative healing and long-term stability after mastoid cavity reconstruction using the middle temporal artery and inferior musculoperiosteal flaps. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol; 2022 Feb; 279(2): 639-644.
  • Chua KWD, Huang XY, Low D. The use of video-oculography to assist in diagnosis of subtle inter-nuclear ophthalmoplegia. Otolaryngology Case Reports. 2021 Nov; 21.
  • Chua KWD, Yuen HW, Low DAYM, Kamath S. Proposal on the Diagnostic Criteria of Definite Isolated Otolith Dysfunction. J Audiol Otol; 2021 Jan; 25(1): 59-60.
  • Chan HBY, Low D, Yuen HW, How CH. Tinnitus - ringing in the ears. Singapore Med J; 2020 Sep; 61(9): 448-452.
  • Low D, Shipp D, Gordon K, Kuroiwa-Rivero M, Cushing S, Papsin B, Le T, Lin V,  Chen J. Long-term Implant Usage and Quality-of-Life in Sequential Bilateral Pediatric Cochlear Implantation. Otol Neurotol; 2020 Jan; 41(1): 39-44.
  • Yu Y, See J, Ng JH, Low D, Tan TY, Yuen HW. Patterns of middle-ear cholesteatoma and implications for surgical approach. J Laryngol Otol; 2020 Jan 23:1-5.
  • Nateghifard K*, Low D*, Awofala L, Srikanthan D, Kuthubutheen J, Daly M, Chan H, Irish J, Chen J, Lin V, Le TN. Cone beam CT for perioperative imaging in hearing  preservation Cochlear implantation - a human cadaveric study. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg; 2019 Nov 21; 48(1): 65. (* co-first authors)
  • Tan DXA, Ng JH, Lim SA, Low DY, Yuen HW. Classification of Temporal Bone  Pneumatization on High-Resolution Computed Tomography: Prevalence Patterns and Implications. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg; 2018 Oct; 159(4): 743-749.
  • Yeo WX, Xu SH, Tan TY, Low YM, Yuen HW. Surgical management of pulsatile tinnitus secondary to jugular bulb or sigmoid sinus diverticulum with review of literature. Am J Otolaryngol; 2018 Mar - Apr; 39(2): 247-252.
  • Thong JF, Low D, Tham A, Liew C, Tan TY, Yuen HW.  Cochlear duct length–one size fits all? Am J Otolaryngol 2017; 38(2): 218-221.
  • Chua CA, Low D, Tan TY, Yuen HW. Cochlear implantation in an NPC patient post-irradiation presenting with electrode array extrusion through the posterior canal wall. Am J Otolaryngol 2017; 38(3): 356-357.
  • Tan WSB, Low YMD, Yuen HW. An unusual case of temporal bone encephalomeningocele occurring together with normal pressure hydrocephalus. Am J Otolaryngol 2017; 38(6): 704-705.
  • Low D, Loh JZT, Lim HKT, Toh ST. Facial Nerve Palsy Secondary to Kuttner's Tumour of the Parotid Gland: A Case Report. Singapore Med J 2016; 57(4): 217.

Book Chapters

  • Low D, Mick P, Shipp D, Chen J. 2020. 'Treatment Outcomes of Adult Cochlear Implantation.' In Ruckenstein, MJ (ed.) Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Hearing Devices (2nd edn). Plural Publishing, San Diego, USA.

Research Trials