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Dr Jiang Lei

Dr Jiang Lei

​MBBS, MRCS, MMed (Orthopaedic Surgery), MPhil, FRCS


Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub-specialties: Spine Surgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Spinal Cord Injury.

Clinical Appointments

  • Director SingHealth Duke-NUS Spine Centre
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital


​Dr Jiang Lei is a consultant spine surgeon in Singapore General Hospital. He was awarded the Singapore College of Surgeons Gold Medal for being the best performer in the orthopaedic surgery exit examinations and was appointed as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2021. He received fellowship training in spine surgery in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospital Trust in 2021 with exposure to complex procedures in a tertiary spine centre.

He was awarded the National Medical Research Council Research Training Fellowship and completed an MPhil in clinical neurosciences at the University of Cambridge in 2022, completing his thesis on novel neural interfaces for motor restoration in spinal cord injury. He is dedicated to translating recent advances in spinal cord neural interfaces from bench to bedside to restoring motor function in patients with paralysis due to spinal cord injury and other neurological disorders.


  • ​MPhil (Clinical Neurosciences), University of Cambridge
  • FRCS, Edinburgh
  • MMed (Orthopaedic Surgery), National University of Singapore
  • MRCS, Edinburgh
  • MBBS, National University of Singapore

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships


  • ​Singapore College of Surgeons Gold Medal
  • National Medical Research Council Research Training Fellowship

Research Interests

  • ​Spinal cord injury
  • Neuroprosthetics


Original Articles

  1. Jiang L, Woodington B, Carnicer-Lombarte A, Malliaras G, Barone DG. 
    Spinal cord bioelectronic interfaces: opportunities in neural recording and clinical challenges. J Neural Eng. 2022 Mar 23. doi: 10.1088/1741-2552/ac605f. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35320780.
  2. Tan SWH, Goh GS, Jiang L, Soh RCC. 
    Do the benefits of hook-hybrid construct justify their use over all-pedicle screws constructs in maintaining postoperative curve correction for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients from an Asian population? Spine Deform. 2022 Mar 8. doi: 10.1007/s43390-022-00493-w. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35258845.
  3. Loh J, Huang D, Jiang L, Yeo W, Wong MK. 
    Early Clinical Outcomes of Short versus Long Proximal Femoral Nail Anti-rotation (PFNA) in the Treatment of Intertrochanteric Fractures. Malays Orthop J. 2021;15(2):115-121. doi:10.5704/MOJ.2107.017
  4. Tan MWP, Sayampanathan AA, Jiang L, Guo CM. 
    Comparison of Outcomes Between Single-level Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion and Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: A Meta-analysis and Systematic Review. Clin Spine Surg. 2020 Dec 8. Epub ahead of print. 
  5. Lee, J. Y., Low, Y. M., Jiang, L., Chia, Z. Y., Hao, Y., Lie, D., & Chang, P. (2020).
    The Forgotten Joint Score-12 in Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries. 
    Journal of orthopaedics, 21, 117–121.
  6. Lee, J. Y., Low, Y. M., Jiang, L., Chia, Z. Y., Hao, Y., Lie, D., & Chang, P. (2020).
    A Review of the Gillquist Maneuver: Modifications for a Safer and Easily Reproducible Approach for Knee Transintercondylar Notch Posterior Compartment Arthroscopy.
    Arthroscopy techniques, 9(4), e435–e438.
  7. Jiang L, Kaesian T, Hwee Chye AT. The rule of twos: Technical note on consistent anatomical landmarks for hamstring graft harvesting. J Orthop. 2019 Nov 6;19:118-121. 
  8. Teo BJX, Koh JSB, Jiang L, Allen JC, Yeo SJ, Howe TS. Association of the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey Physical Component Summary Score With Patient Satisfaction and Improvement 2 Years After Total Knee Arthroplasty. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Feb 1. 
  9. Jiang L, Chou ACC, Nadkarni N, Ng CEQ, Chong YS, Howe TS, Koh JSB. Charlson Comorbidity Index Predicts 5-Year Survivorship of Surgically Treated Hip Fracture Patients. Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil. 2018 Nov 21;9:2151459318806442. 
  10. Khor SN, Jiang L, Kam JW, Kum S, Tan YK, Tang TY. ClariVein™ - One year results of mechano-chemical ablation for varicose veins in a multi-ethnic Asian population from Singapore. Phlebology. 2018 Jan
  11. Loh JLM, Jiang L, Chong HC, Yeo SJ, Lo NN. Effect of Spinal Fusion Surgery on Total Hip Arthroplasty Outcomes: A Matched Comparison Study. J Arthroplasty. 2017 Mar 22.
  12. Chen JY, Ang BF, Jiang L, Yeo NE, Koo K, Singh Rikhraj I. Pain Resolution After Hallux Valgus Surgery. Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Oct
  13. Jiang L, Chen JY, Chong HC, Chia SL, Lo NN, Yeo SJ. Early Outcomes of Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty in Patients With Preoperative Genu Recurvatum of Non-neurological Origin. J Arthroplasty. 2016 Jun
  14. Chong SJ, Jiang L, Chow WE. Challenges of Forward Naval Surgical Support for Maritime Forces. Mil Med. 2015 Aug
  15. Ee GW, Jiang L, Guo CM, Yeo W, Tan SB, Tow PB, Chen LT, Yue WM. Comparison of Clinical Outcomes and Radiographic Measurements in 4 Different Treatment Modalities for Osteoporotic Compression Fractures: Retrospective Analysis. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2015 Jul
  16. Jiang L, Bin Abd Razak HR, Chong HC, Tan A. Preoperative patient characteristics and outcomes of total knee arthroplasty in a multiethnic Asian population stratified by ethnicity. J Arthroplasty. 2014 Feb
  17. Chen JY, Lo NN, Jiang L, Chong HC, Tay DK, Chin PL, Chia SL, Yeo SJ. Simultaneous versus staged bilateral unicompartmental knee replacement. Bone Joint J. 2013 Jun
  18. M Mizan, Jiang L, Andrew HC Tan. Evaluation of Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression Using a 2-Portal Technique. J.Orthopaedics 2013;10(1)e1

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