Professor Dr. Chris who moved from Kuching, Sarawak to practice in Kuala Lumpur in 2006 has been with the spine team since 2008. Prior to completion of his Orthopaedic training in 2008, he has served as a medical officer in orthopaedics for 4 years in Sarawak General Hospital followed by 2 years as an orthopaedic registrar in Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Malaya.
In 2008, he graduated from Masters of Orthopaedic Surgery training in University Malaya at the top of the class and was awarded the N. Subramaniam award. At the same time, his research project on ‘safety in thoracic pedicle screw’ during his training, under the supervision of Prof Kwan Mun Keong won the Mahmood Merican award for top research project among all Masters of Orthopaedic trainee in 2008. The research project was subsequently published in 2 international journals, European Spine Journal and Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy.
He duely accepted the offer of a senior lecturer in orthopaedic surgery post in Faculty of Medicine University Malaya to pursue his ambition of becoming a spine surgeon. For 4 years he underwent sub-specialty training in spine surgery under Prof Kwan Mun Keong with the bulk of the training being in deformity correction, spinal tumour management as well as lumbar degenerative disorders. During his training he also spent 6 months in Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea to further understand problems related to sagittal imbalance and kyphosis. His research work during these six months was published in Asian Spine Journal recently.
He is now a consultant spine surgeon practicing in University Malaya Medical Centre as well as UM Specialist Centre under the spine team. His interest is mainly in deformity correction and has had experience in more than 500 cases of scoliosis correction. He also has strong interest in research in areas such as safety of spine surgical techniques, methods of improving fusion in spine surgery as well as outcome studies in scoliosis surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery.
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