Curriculum Vitae

   Appointments                                             last updated 20160210

Adjunct Professor, National University of Singapore (1999-2020)

Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, NUS

Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS

Member of Selection Committee, National Research Foundation POC Grant

Member of Selection Committee, MIT-SMART POC Grant

Member of Steering Committee, Future Healthcare, Nanyang Technological University

General Partner, Surgical Frontiers Series I LLC

General Partner, VentureMD LLC

Non-executive Director at the following companies:

    WizPatent Pte Ltd

    OrthoGenic Pte Ltd

    SABIO Pte Ltd (2009-2015)

    Humanyx Pte Ltd (2007-2015)

Past Appointments

Sep 1991 – Nov 1998: Private practice in US

Sep 1988 – Sep 1991: Associate Professor, McMaster University, Canada

Sep 1985 – Sep 1988: Assistant Professor, McGill University, Canada

Academic qualifications

B. A. Sc.      University of Toronto (1971 Aerospace Engineering)

M. A.Sc.      University of Toronto (1972 Aerospace Engineering)

M.D.             University of Toronto (1978 Medicine)

Postgraduate Training

Internship                                          Toronto East General Hospital       1978-1979

Orthopedic Residency Program    University Of Toronto, Teaching Hospitals    1979-1984

Spinal Surgery Fellowship            Wellesley Hospital, Ontario, Canada               1984

Professional Associations

Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (since 1984)

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (since 1991)

Fellow, Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine (since 1984)

Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (1986-2003)

 Companies Cofounded 

Surgical Frontiers (2014 medical device venture fund)

VentureMD LLC (2012 medical device)

OrthoGenic Pte Ltd (2005 medical device)

WizPatent Pte Ltd (2004 software)

Humanyx Pte Ltd (2009 biotech)

          WizLearn Pte Ltd (1998 eLearning)

Other Professional Experience 

Member of Governing Board, Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore (2009-2015)

Senior Director, NUS Enterprise, NUS (Feb 2001 to Feb 2003)

Director, Industry and Technology Relations Office, NUS (Oct 2000 to Feb 2001)

Consultant for a number of Bay Area start up companies including USGI, Voyage, Baxano.

Chairman, Dept of Orthopedic, St John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin Missouri (June 1993-July1994)

Director, Bone Bank, Chedoke-McMaster Hospitals 1989-1991

Orthopedic Consultant, The Hamilton Tiger-Cat Professional Football Team, 1988-1991

Member, Medical Device Committee, Canadian Orthopedic Association 1988-1992

Member, Implant Committee, Canadian Standard Association 1988-1991

Director Of Orthopedic Research, Montreal General Hospital, 1985-88

Engineering Consultant, Aerospace Institute, University Of Toronto, 1974-79

Research Engineer, Aerospace Institute, University Of Toronto, 1973-74