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Dr Aaron Gan

Consultant Hand Surgeon


Dr. Gan obtained his basic medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2005. He became a Member of the Royal College Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCSEd) in 2007 and obtained his Master of Medicine (Surgery) Singapore in 2008. He was accredited as a Specialist in Hand Surgery in June 2012.

He was appointed as a Consultant in the Department of Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery at the National University Hospital. He also holds appointments as Visiting Consultant in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Alexandra Hospital, Jurong Medical Centre and Kandang Kerbau Womens’ and Childrens’ Hospital.

Dr Gan has contributed to multiple publications. These publications include refereed journals and book chapters. Furthermore, he has been active in the teaching faculty as a course instructor for Hand & Wrist Specialist Training.

His recent publications include:

  1. Gan AWT, Neo PY, He M, Yam AKT, Chong AKS, Tay SC. A Biomechanical Comparison of 3 Loop Suture Materials in a 6-Strand Flexor Tendon Repair Technique. J Hand Surg Am 2012; 37A:1830-1834.
  2. Foo TL, Gan AWT, Soh TLT, Chew WCT. Mechanical failure of distal radius volar locking plate. J Orthop Surg (HK) 2013;21(3):332-336.
  3. He M, Gan AW, Lim AY, Goh JC, Hui JH, Lee EH, Chong AK. The effect of fibrin glue on tendon healing and adhesion formation in a rabbit model of flexor tendon injury and repair. J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2013;47(6):509-512..
  4. Kang GCW, Gan AWT, Yam A, Tan ABH, Tay SC. Mycobacterium abscessus hand infections in immunocompetent fish handlers: Case report. J Hand Surg Am 2010; 35A:1142-1145.
  5. Liao JC, Gan AWT. Aberrant Flexor Digitorum Superficialis of the Little Finger Causing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Case Report. UOHJ 2014: 66-69.
  6. Kim JD, Kim JT, Gan AWT, Youn S, Kim YH. Pulmonary artery re-thrombosis following interruption of anti-thrombotic therapy for bilateral carpal tunnel release surgery: An update of current protocols. JPRAS 2013;66:999-1002.
  7. Tay BC, Chow T, Ng BK, He M, Gan AWT, Chong AKS. Role of optical coherence tomography for flexor tendon imaging in a rabbit model. Microwave and Optical Technology Letters 2013;55(5):990-995.
  8. He M, Sebastin SJ, Gan AW, Lim AY, Chong AK. Biomechanical comparison of different suturing techniques in rabbit medial gastrocnemius muscle laceration repair. Ann Plast Surg. 2014 Sep;73(3):333-5.

Dr Gan has also made visitations to the following places:

  1. 25th – 28th Sept 2012. Paediatric Hand and Brachial Plexus Injury. Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA, USA. Mentor: Asst. Prof. Raymond Tse, Brachial Plexus Program Director.
  2. 2012 Singapore Society for Hand Surgery Travelling Fellow 23rd – 31st July 2012. Perforator Flap Surgery for Lower Limb Resurfacing. Hanyang University Medical Centre. Seoul, South Korea. Mentor: Prof. Jeong-Tae Kim, Chairman, Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.