Dr Euan Murugasu is Director, Otology and a Senior Consultant practising at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Medical Centre. He completed his medical training on the President’s Scholarship at the National University of Singapore. He then entered postgraduate training in ENT surgery at the National University Hospital.
Dr Murugasu was elected to ENT surgical fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1992. He completed his PhD in Auditory Physiology & Molecular Biology at the University of Sussex, UK, in 1997 on the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship. He won several prestigious awards, including the Royal Society of Medicine IONOS Registrars Medal and Gold Medal at the 9th British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology held in the United Kingdom. His inner ear research work was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Zurich, Switzerland in 1999. In the same year, he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer by the National University of Singapore and became a fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
Under the Ministry of Health Manpower Development Plan, Dr Murugasu underwent sub-specialty training in otology and neuro-otology at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. This was followed by clinical attachments at the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles, the University College of San Francisco, and the California Ear Institute, Stanford University in the United States. He was also trained in the area of cochlear and auditory brainstem implants.
Dr Murugasu’s clinical interests are in otology and neuro-otology (hearing loss and balance disorders), including implantable hearing aids, bone-anchored hearing aids and cochlear implants as well as specialised surgery for balance disorders and tumour surgery.
In addition, Dr Murugasu is a clinical lecturer with the Medical Faculty of the National University of Singapore, and a Clinical Examiner with the DUKE-NUS Graduate Medical School and the Specialist Accreditation Board for ENT.