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Dr Ang Ya Lyn Samantha

Dr Ang Samantha Ya Lyn

​MBBS (Singapore), FRCS Ed (Neurosurgery), FAMS (Neurosurgery)


Specialty: Neurosurgery

Clinical Interest: General Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
General Neurosurgery.

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Department of Neurosurgery National Neuroscience InstituteNational Neuroscience Institute


​Dr Ang Ya Lyn Samantha is a Consultant in the Department of Neurosurgery at National Neuroscience Institute. She was educated at Nanyang Primary School and Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary) under the Gifted Education Programme (GEP). She attended Raffles Junior College and completed her Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level Examination in 2007 with 8 distinctions. She then studied medicine at the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS YLLSoM) and was placed on the Dean’s list in 2012. She received her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 2013 and obtained her membership of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh (MRCS Edin) in 2015.

She started her Neurosurgery residency training under SingHealth in 2014 and was Chief Resident of Neurosurgery from 2020 to 2021. She subsequently obtained her fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh (FRCS Ed) in Neurosurgery in 2021.


  • ​SingHealth Neurosurgery Residency Training Programme, 2014 to 2021
  • Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (YLLSoM), National University of Singapore (NUS), 2008 to 2013
  • Raffles Junior College (RJC), 2006 - 2017
  • Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary) (RGS(S)) – Integrated Programme (IP) and Gifted Education Programme (GEP), ​2002 to 2005
  • Nanyang Primary School (NYPS) – Gifted Education Programme (GEP), 1996 to 2001

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Consultant, Department of Neurosurgery, National Neuroscience Institute
  • Programme Director, Brain Tumours, National Neuroscience Institute
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore – Chapter of Neurosurgeons, 2021
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh), 2021
  • Clinical Instructor (Duke-NUS Medical School), 2021
  • Singapore General Hospital Surgical Safety Quality Improvement Project Department Champion (Neurosurgery), 2021
  • Publications Director of the 62nd NUS Medical Society Executive Committee, 2010
  • Chief Editor of YLLSoM School Magazine – Pulse, 2009


  • Outstanding Resident (SingHealth – Transitional Year), 2014
  • Dean’s List (Fourth Professional MBBS Examination), 2012

Research Interests


  • ​Motor deficits at presentation and predictors of overall survival in central nervous system lymphomas. Lo YT, YLS Ang, VS Yang, DT Kanavathy, S Liang, L Lee. J Neurooncol. 2021 Jan 4 (online ahead of print)
  • The Topographical Influence of Nanomaterials on Neuroregeneration in the Central Nervous System Ang SYL, Zhao WT. E-poster presentation at World Federation of Neurological Societies 2019 International Meeting in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Incidence of biomarkers in high-grade gliomas and their impact on survival in a diverse Southeast Asian cohort – a population-based study Ang SYL, Lee L, See AAQ, Ang TY, Ang BT, King NKK. BMC Cancer. 2020 Jan; 20(1):79.
  • Cryptococcosis mimicking lung carcinoma with brain metastases in an immunocompetent patient. Ang SY, Ng VW, Kumar SD, Low SY. J Clin Neurosci. 2017 Jan; 35:73-75.
  • Prevalence of asymptomatic unruptured aneurysms in a Southeast Asian Population Thien A, See AA, Ang SY, Primalani NK, Lim MJ, Ng YP, Kam King NK. World Neurosurg 2016 Jan; 97:326-332.
  • Wee Liang En, Yan Zhen Yong, Yeo Wei Xin, Yeang Xian Wei, Rana Aroos, Ang Samantha, GCH Koh, Shen HM. Socioeconomic status and its association with cognitive impairment amongst community-dwelling elderly in a low socioeconomic status neighborhood in Singapore. Proceedings of the 3rd Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress 2012. Annals, Academy of Medicine Singapore 2012; 41(Suppl 9):S20.
  • Yong YZ, Wee LE, Yeo WX, Yeang XW, Aroos R, Ang S, Koh GCH, Shen HM. Individual and area level socioeconomic status and its association with cognitive impairment amongst community-dwelling elderly in Singapore. 4th Asia Pacific Primary Care Research Conference 2012.
    • Awarded Wong Heck Sing Research Prize

Research Trials

  • Evaluation of CN-105 in Subject with Acute Supratentorial Intracerebral Hemorrhage (S-CATCH) Trial, 2019 - Present