DR EUAN MURUGASU Director Otology Services & Senior Consultant ENT Surgeon Ng Teng Fong General Hospital National University Health System (NUHS) Singapore
Dr Euan Murugasu completed his medical training under the President’s Scholarship and graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1986. After completion of his National Service in HQ Medical Services, Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), he entered the post-graduate training program in ENT surgery at the National University Hospital (NUH). Dr Murugasu was then posted overseas to the United Kingdom, where he obtained both ENT Surgical Fellowships, from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1992. Under the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship, he then completed his Doctoral thesis and was awarded a PhD in Auditory Physiology and Molecular Biology at the University of Sussex, UK in 1997, winning several prestigious awards including the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) IONOS Registrars medal, and the Gold Medal at the 9th British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology (BACO) in Manchester, UK. His inner ear research work was also nominated for the Politzer Prize in Zurich, Switzerland in 1999.
Upon his return to Singapore, he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and became a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 1999, being duly entered into the Academy’s Roll of Specialists and awarded Certificates of Specialist Registration in Otolaryngology (ENT) by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Singapore Medical Council (SMC). Dr Murugasu was then sent by the Ministry of Health (MOH) for his sub-specialty training in Otology and Neuro-otology on a MOH HMDP Scholarship to train under Professor Richard Ramsden at the University of Manchester, UK, followed by clinical attachments at the House Ear Clinic, Los Angeles, USA, the University College of San Franscisco, USA, and the California Ear Institute, Stanford University, USA.
Dr Murugasu’s sub-specialty interest is in Otology and Neuro-otology including implantable hearing aids eg the Vibrant Soundbridge, bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHAs) and cochlear implants (CIs), as well as specialized surgery for balance disorders and tumour sugery eg Acoustic Neuromas. Under Professor Ramsden, he was also trained in the area of Auditory Brainstem Implants (ABI) where the electrodes stimulate the cochlear nucleus directly. For the past 2 years, he has embarked on Endoscopic Ear Surgery and is a member of the IWGEES. Dr Euan Murugasu is currently the Director of Otology Services for Jurong Health Campus NUHS, and is concurrently a Senior Clinical Lecturer with the National University of Singapore (NUS) Medical Faculty and a Clinical Examiner with the MOH ENT Specialist Accreditation Board. He is actively involved in the under-graduate and post-graduate medical education program at the NUHS campus. Dr Murugasu is also a Faculty Course Instructor for the ENT Instructional Course Week and the Otology-Neuro-otology / Temporal Bone dissection courses conducted annually at the SGH and TTSH campus, as well as Faculty for the APOST Regional Training Program in ENT. He also serves on the Pan Asian Work Group for Endoscopic Ear Surgery (PAWGEES) & the International Work Group for Endoscopic Ear Surgery (IWGEES).
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