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Adj Assoc Prof James Loh Sir Young

Dr James Loh Sir Young of Changi General Hospital

Adj Assoc Prof James Loh Sir Young

​MBBS (Singapore), FRCSEd (Surgery), FRCSEd (Orth)

Chief & Senior Consultant

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub-specialties: Hip and Knee Surgery

Clinical Appointments

  • Chief Orthopaedic Surgery Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgery Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital


​Dr James Loh graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) Medical school. He underwent orthopedic training and obtained his fellowship at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Dr Loh specialises in hip and knee surgeries, with the exception of pediatric and oncology related conditions.

In particular he has an interest in multiple ligament injured knee, knee osteotomies and complex primary knee replacement. He is often involved as a faculty in regional meetings and courses.


  • ​FRCSEd (Orth)
  • FRCSEd (Surg)
  • MBBS (NUS)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Chief for Department of Orthopedic Surgery - Changi General Hospital
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer - NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor - Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Adjunct Associate Professor - Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Core Faculty Physician - SingHealth Residency (Orthopedic)
  • Residency Accreditation Committee member
  • Invited External Examiner FRCSEd (Orth) - Hong Kong
  • Examiner FRCSEd (Orth) - Singapore
  • Examiner MMed Orthopedics (NUHSS)


  • Superstar Award (CARING Awards) 2015
  • WOW award 2015
  • Singapore Productivity Association Team Excellence symposium 2013 – Silver Award
  • Eastern Health Alliance Best Teacher Award 2012
  • Eastern Health Alliance Caring Awards (April 2011 to March 2012) – GOLD Award
  • Letter of Appreciation. 4th Myanmar Orthopedic Surgeons Mid-term Conference 09-10 November 2012. Invited speaker.
  • Changi General Hospital Best Service Award (January to March 2012)
  • SingHealth Residency 'RISE' Passionate Educator 2012
  • SingHealth Residency 'RISE' Innovative Educator 2012
  • Pakistan Relief Mission Award 2005
  • SARS Fighter Valor Award 2003 (Tan Tock Seng Hospital)
  • Fellowship Hip and Knee Surgery Karolinska Institute Stockholm Sweden
  • Young Orthopaedic Investigator Merit Award 2002
  • SARS fighter award 2001
  • Young Orthopaedic Investigator Merit Award 2000.
    -Distal radioulnar joint reconstruction; 4 strand technique. A cadaver biomechanical validation.
  • Hand and Plastic Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting free paper – 2nd prize 1999
  • Second Prize. Hand and Plastic Surgery Scientific Meeting 1999 (Singapore) Free paper competition.
    -Biomechanical study of second metatarsophalangeal joint.

Research Interests


  • ​Cureus 2017 9(1) e987. Comprehensive review of Non-operative management of Hallux Rigidus. Charles Kon Kam King, James Loh SY, Qishi Zheng, Kinjal Mehta
  • Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal 2011 Vol 5 No 1. Is there a significant difference in surgery and outcomes between unipolar and bipolar hip hemiarthroplasty? A retrospective study of a single institution in Singapore. WL Loo, SY Loh, HC Lee
  • J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) 2010 Dec 18(3): 287-9. Mechanical Thromboprophylaxis for patients undergoing hip fracture surgery, Mehta KV, Lee HC, SY Loh
  • Plast Recontr Surg 2006 Feb 117(2): 19-23e. Reconstruction of a post trauma arthritic distal radioulnar joint by vascularized second metatarsophalangeal joint transfer. Lim BH, SY Loh
  • Tarsometarsal joint injuries – review of clinical presentation and surgical treatment. SY Loh, Soon JL, Verhoeven WJ. Med J Malaysia 2005 Mar 60 (1): 71-5
  • J Bone Joint Surg Am 2004 Mar; 86-A(3): 595-8. Rosai-Dorfman disease of the triquetrum without lymphadenopathy. A case report. SY Loh, Tan KB, Wong YS, Lee YS
  • Clin Orthop Rel Res 2004 Apr (421) 199-204 Second Metatarsophalangeal joint: biomechanics and reconstruction potential. SY Loh, Lim BH, Wan CT, Tan SH
  • A demographic profile of patients undergoing transurethral resection of the prostate for benigh prostate hyperplasia and presenting in acute urinary retention. SY Loh, Chin CM. BJU Int 2002 Apr 89(6): 531-3

Research Trials