Dr Lai Kah Weng attended medical school at the National University of Singapore and thereafter completed a 6-year residency in Aviation Medicine with the Republic of Singapore Airforce (RSAF), where he became the first Singaporean to be awarded the prestigious Stewart Memorial Prize in 2002 for graduating top of his Diploma in Aviation Medicine course in London.

In 2012 Dr Lai completed his training and obtained his Fellowship degree from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, before full registration as an orthopaedic specialist with the Singapore Medical Council.

In 2013, he joined the National University Hospital (NUH) and spent a significant amount of time overseas attending fellowships in the region whilst establishing his orthopaedic practice. This culminated in a full-time Orthopaedic Knee Arthroscopy, Arthroplasty and Trauma fellowship in 2014 with Drs Myles Coolican, David Parker and Brett Fritsch at the Sydney Orthopaedic Research Institute in Royal North Shore Hospital.

Conditions treated by Dr Lai include sports injuries of the knee, shoulder, ankle and hip joints, upper and lower limb trauma, osteoarthritis of the knee and hip joints.


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During his time as a flight surgeon in the RSAF, he commanded a medical squadron, deployed to East Timor on a United Nations peace keeping mission and flew in various fighter jets and attack helicopters.

Upon commencing orthopaedic specialist training in 2006, Dr Lai rotated to Singapore’s biggest restructured hospitals and accrued much experience learning from local orthopaedic experts.

Dr Lai has presented on the podium of various international orthopaedic meetings, given numerous talks to the public and fellow health care providers, and participated as a faculty in the Post-graduate Orthopaedic Residency Training in NUH. Dr Lai is also a full member of the Singapore Orthopaedic Association and currently helps out as a co-chairman of the Scientific Committee for its Annual Scientific Meeting. In addition, he is currently developing an advanced-diagnostics medical device to improve post-surgery outcomes funded by Enterprise Singapore.

Dr Lai also volunteers as the Medical Director on the board of the Singapore Rugby Union. He continues to enjoy rugby every Sunday, albeit the non-contact form, and takes part regularly in competitive International Touch Rugby tournaments.

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