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Dr Marcus Ling Zhixing

​MBBS, MRCS (Glasgow), MMed, FRCS (Edin)

Consultant

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub-specialties: Spine Service

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital

Profile

Dr Ling is a US fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who subspecializes in spinal surgery.

Dr Ling has completed his undergraduate medical studies at the National University of Singapore in 2006. He subsequently went on to complete his training in orthopaedic surgery and was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2016.

Upon receiving the Health Manpower Development Plan award, he went on to work as a fellow at the University of Miami in 2019/2020. During his fellowship, he was trained in complex spinal deformity and advanced minimally invasive techniques such as awake endoscopic spinal fusion.  

Besides clinical work, Dr Ling is also active in research and the training of his junior colleagues.


Education

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore, 2006
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow), 2010
  • Master of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery), National University of Singapore, 2014 
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Orthopaedic Surgery), 2016
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certification, 2018


Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Lecturer, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Awards

​Service With A Heart Award, 2019

Research Interests

Publications and Research Trials

  1. Ling ZX and Kumar VP. The course of the inferior gluteal nerve in the posterior approach to the hip. J Bone Joint Surg Br 2006 Dec; 88(12)1580-3.
  2. Ling ZX and Kumar VP. The myofascial compartments of the foot: a cadaver study. J Bone Joint Surg Br 2008 Aug; 90(8)1114-8.
  3. Ling MZ and Kumar VP. Myofascial compartments of the hand in relation to compartment syndrome: a cadaveric study. Plast Reconstr Surg 2009 Feb; 123(2)613-6.
  4. Ling ZM, Soong JW, Loh B, Yeo SJ, Pang HN and Lo NN. Low Infection Rates in Total Knee Arthroplasty in End Stage Renal Failure Patients. J Arthroplasty 2016 Jan; 31(1):250-2.  
  5. Chay-You A, Zhixing Marcus L, Joyce Suang-Bee K, Tet-Sen H. Direct medial approach in surgical fixation of fractures in the posterior aspect of the medial malleolus. Clin Anat 2018 May;31(4):605-607.
  6. Goh GS, Liow MHL, Yeo W, Ling ZM, Mun YW, Guo CM, Tan SB. The Influence of Body Mass Index on Functional Outcomes, Satisfaction and Return To Work After Single-Level Minimally-Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: A Five-Year Follow-Up Study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 Nov 20. 
  7. Goh GS, Liow MHL, Yeo W, Ling ZM, Ming GC, Yue WM, Tan SB, Chen LTJ. Poor Baseline Mental Health Does Not Influence Improvement in Patient-Reported Outcomes, Satisfaction and Return To Work Two Years After Single-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 Dec 11.  
  8. Jeremy Goh KM, Liow MHL, Xu S, Yeo W, Ling ZM, Soh CCR, Tan SB, Guo CM. Reduction in foraminal height after lateral access surgery does not affect quality of life: A 2-year outcome study on lateral lumbar interbody fusion. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2019 Jan-Apr;27(1):2309499019829336.
  9. Liow MHL, Goh GS, Yeo W, Ling ZM, Yue WM, Guo CM, Tan SB. Time Taken to Return to Work Does Not Influence Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: A 5-Year Follow-Up Study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2019 Apr 1;44(7):503-509.
  10. Goh GS, Liow MHL, Yeo W, Ling ZM, Yue WM, Guo CM, Tan SB, Chen JL. Patients With Poor Baseline Mental Health May Experience Significant Improvements in Pain and Disability After Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: A 5-Year Follow-up Study. Clin Spine Surg. 2019 Nov 8.
  11. Xu S, Liow MHL, Goh KMJ, Yeo W, Ling ZM, Soh CCR, Tan SB, Chen LTJ, Guo CM. Perioperative Factors Influencing Postoperative Satisfaction After Lateral Access Surgery for Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis. Int J Spine Surg. 2019 Oct 31;13(5):415-422.
  12. Goh GS, Liow MHL, Ling ZM, Soh RCC, Ming GC, Mun YW, Beng TS, Chen JL. Severity of Preoperative Myelopathy Symptoms Affects Patient-Reported Outcomes, Satisfaction and Return to Work After Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion For Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2019 Dec 5.
  13. Liow MHL, Goh GS, Chua JL, Ling ZM, Soh RCC, Guo CM, Tan SB, Chen JL. Sagittally Balanced Degenerative Spondylolisthesis Patients With Increased Sacral Slope and Greater Lumbar Lordosis Experience Less Back Pain After Short-Segment Lumbar Fusion Surgery. Clin Spine Surg. 2020 Jan 6.


Research Trials