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Clin Asst Prof Kao Nern Hoong

Clin Asst Prof Kao

BM (UK), M.Med(Surg), FRCS (Edin)


Specialty: General Surgery

Sub-specialties: Head & Neck Surgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery.

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Surgery Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Consultant Head and Neck Surgery Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital


Dr Kao Nern Hoong is a consultant with the Department of Surgery at Changi General Hospital (CGH). He completed his medical undergraduate training in the United Kingdom in 2007 and has been practising in Singapore since 2008. He continued his post graduate training in general surgery at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and CGH and completed his FRCSEd examinations in 2017. His main interest remains in the oncological treatment of head and neck cancers as well as benign conditions involving the thyroid gland and parathyroid.

Apart from his clinical work, he is involved in medical education and has been appointed as a clinical tutor of both medical schools in Singapore. He is also the physician faculty member of the postgraduate General Surgery Residency Programme.


  • FRCS (Edinburgh)
  • MMed Surgery (Singapore)
  • MRCS (Edinburgh)
  • BM (UK)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Assistant Professor - Duke-NUS
  • Clinical Lecturer, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Clinical Teacher, NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Physician Faculty, SingHealth General Surgery Residency Program
  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh


Research Interests


  • Does impaired cardiac function affect peripheral arterial angioplasty outcomes? Yap KH, Kao NH et al. Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2015. 10(Suppl 1):A114.

Research Trials