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Dr Dinesh Shree Kumar

Dr Dinesh Shree Kumar

MBBS (Singapore), MRCS(Ed, MMed (Surg), FRCS (Neurosurgery) (Edin)

Senior Consultant

Specialty: Neurosurgery

Sub-specialties: Spine Surgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Spine Surgery.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgery Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Director and Senior Consultant CGH-NNI Integrated Spine Centre Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital


Dr Dinesh Shree Kumar is the currently a senior consultant with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as well as director for the Spine Surgery Service at Changi General Hospital (CGH), the latter of which is part of the Integrated Spinal Service consisting of both neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons.

Dr Kumar interests includes minimally invasive spine surgery with computer navigation and he introduced the o-arm with stealth station navigation in CGH.


  • MBBS (Singapore)
  • MRCS(Ed)
  • MMed (Surg)
  • FRCS (Neurosurgery) (Edin)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Clinical Lecturer - NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Faculty Physician - SingHealth Residency (Orthopaedic)
  • Adjunct Asst Prof - Duke NUS (2012-2015)
  • Surgical Care Committee, TTSH
  • MOH Committee on PFS and Surcharge
  • Member - North American Spine Society
  • Chairman - HOTA Committee CGH
  • Member - Chapter of Neurosurgeons
  • Member - AO Spine
  • Member - Singapore Spine Society


  • Dean’s List NUS Faculty of Medicine - 1997,1998,1999,2001
  • Book Prize for Distinction in Anatomy and Biochemistry - 1997
  • Book Prize for Distinction in Pharmacology - 1999
  • Gold Medal for Obstetrics and Gynaecology - 2001
  • Singhealth HMDP Award Winner - 2012
  • Outstanding Faculty Award Winner, Singhealth residency - 2013

Research Interests


  • Extradural hemangioma mimicking a dumbbell nerve sheath tumor in the thoracolumbar spine: Case report. Chachan S,et al.Surg Neurol Int.2017.
    Authors Chachan S(1) Bin Abd Razak HR (1) , Loo WL (1), Tan CS (2) Dinesh SK (1)
  • Cryptococcosis mimicking lung carcinoma with brain metastases in an immunocompetent patient
    Samantha Y.L. Ang, Victor W.L. Ng, Shree Kumar Dinesh, Sharon Y.Y. Low
    Article in Oct 2016 Journal of Clinical Neuroscience
  • The feasibility of producing patient-specific acrylic cranioplasty implants with a low-cost 3D printer
    Eddie T W Tan, Ji Min Ling, Shree Kumar Dinesh
    Article in Nov 2015 Journal of Neurosurgery
  • Outcomes of chronic subdural hematoma drainage in nonagenarians and centenarians: a multicenter study
    Lester Lee, Justin Ker, Hui Yu Ng, Thangaraj Munusamy, Nicolas Kon Kam King, Shree Kumar Dinesh, Wai Hoe Ng
    Article in Jul 2015 Journal of Neurosurgery
  • Delayed Occurrence of Escherichia coli Subdural Empyema Following Head Injury in an Elderly Patient: A Case Report and Literature Review
    Thangaraj Munusamy, Shree Kumar Dinesh
    Article in Mar 2015 Journal of Neurological Surgery
  • Computed tomographic morphometric analysis of cervical pedicles in a multi-ethnic Asian population and relevance to subaxial cervical pedicle screw fixation
    Thangaraj Munusamy, Ady Thien, Mark Gerad Anthony, Ramesh Bakthavachalam, Shree Kumar Dinesh
    Article in Aug 2014 European Spine Journal
  • Use of programmable versus nonprogrammable shunts in the management of hydrocephalus secondary to aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: A retrospective study with cost-benefit analysis
    Lester Lee, Nicolas Kon Kam King, Shree Kumar Dinesh, Ivan ng
    Article in Apr 2014 Journal of Neurosurgery
  • Soft tissue chondroma mimicking "dumbbell" neurogenic tumour: A rare cause of lumbar radiculopathy
    Ady Thien, Clarence Hai Yi Teo, Tchoyoson C C Lim, Amit Karandikar, Shree Kumar Dinesh
    Article in Nov 2013 Journal of Clinical Neuroscience
  • Routine spinal navigation for thoraco-lumbar pedicle screw insertion using the O-arm three-dimensional imaging system improves placement accuracy
    Ji Min Ling, Shree Kumar Dinesh, Boon Chuan Pang, Min Wei Chen, Heng Lip Lim, Danny T Louange, Chun Sing Yu, Ernest Wang
    Article in Sep 2013 Journal of Clinical Neuroscience
  • A prospective study on the use of intraoperative Computed Tomography (iCT) for image-guided placement of thoracic pedicle screws.
    Shree Kumar Dinesh, Rajendra Tiruchelvarayan, Ivan ng
    Article in Jun 2012 British Journal of Neurosurgery
  • Sudden severe chest pain: Thoracic dural arteriovenous fistula aneurysm rupture with intracranial subarachnoid haemorrhage
    Annkheng Tan, Shree Kumar Dinesh, W. E. H. Lim, I. H. B. Ng
    Article in Jul 2010 Singapore medical journal
  • Intraoperative computed tomographic angiography in cerebral aneurysm surgery: A pilot feasibility study
    Shree Kumar Dinesh, John Thomas, Ivan ng
    Article in Feb 2010 Neurosurgery
  • Surgical planning for microsurgical excision of cerebral arterio-venous malformations using virtual reality technology
    Ivan ng, Peter Hwang, Shree Kumar Dinesh, Cheng Kiang Lee, Ralf A Kockro, Yih Yian Sitoh
    Article in Apr 2009 Acta Neurochirurgica
  • Hypertension-induced reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome causing obstructive hydrocephalus
    Ser Yee Lee, Shree Kumar Dinesh, J Thomas
    Article in May 2008 in Journal of Clinical Neuroscience
  • A case of mistaken identity: Intracranial foreign body reaction after AVM embolisation mimicking a glioma
    Shree Kumar Dinesh, Ser Yee Lee, J Thomas
    Article in May 2008 Journal of Clinical Neuroscience
  • A case of mistaken identity: An intracranial foreign body reaction secondary to embolization of a cerebral AVM 10 years ago now presenting as a glioma
    Shree Kumar Dinesh, Ser Yee Lee, J Thomas
    Article in Apr 2008 Journal of Clinical Neuroscience
  • Reversible Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome: A case report
    Ser Yee Lee, Shree Kumar Dinesh, J Thomas
    Article in Apr 2008 Journal of Clinical Neuroscience
  • Decreased Access to Health Care and Social Isolation among Young Adults with Cerebral Palsy after Leaving School
    SY Ng, Shree Kumar Dinesh, Stacey K H Tay, E H Lee Article in Jun 2003 Journal of orthopaedic surgery (Hong Kong)
Books/Book Chapters
  • The Stroke Clinician’s Handbook. A practical Guide to the Care of Stroke Patients Editors : Robert N Gan, N V RamaniChapter : Subarachnoid Hemorrhage .
    Dinesh SK and Ivan Ng
    Pub. date: Mar 2008
    eISBN 978-981-277-880-2
  • Handbook of Neurosurgery and Neurointensive Care for Medical Officers
    SY Lee, SK Dinesh, J Thomas, J Goh, TK Tan

Research Trials