about dr. kam
Dr. Kam Ming Hian
MBBS (Singapore), M.Med (Surgery)
FRCSEd, FAMS

Senior Consultant,
Colorectal Surgeon

Dr Kam Ming Hian graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1998. He obtained his Master of Medicine in Surgery in 2003 and started his advanced surgical training at Singapore General Hospital. He completed his training in 2006 and was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 2007. He received advanced training in the surgical treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Edinburgh, UK (2004-2005) and in 2008, he was conferred the SingHealth HMDP award to further his skills in advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. He was promoted to Consultant in 2009. His last held position was as Senior Consultant in the Department of Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital.

Dr Kam has a keen interest in minimally invasive colorectal surgery, including Laparoscopic Colorectal Cancer Surgery, Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery as well as Robotic-assisted Surgery. He was appointed as Director of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery in 2012 and is among one of the few surgeons in Singapore accredited to perform Robotic Colorectal Surgery. He has since conducted numerous advanced laparoscopic workshops, to train both local and international surgeons. He has also been invited to speak at various international conferences on topics related to Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery.

Having performed thousands of gastroscopy and colonoscopy procedures, he also conducted regular endoscopy training courses with the use of simulation machines, in his role as Endoscopy Platform Director, SGH Surgical Skills Centre. Since 2013, as Deputy Director, Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre, SingHealth-Duke NUS, he oversaw the development of the surgical skills training curriculum across multiple platforms.

Dr Kam has published numerous research papers in local and international peer-reviewed journals and contributed academic chapters in surgical textbooks. With an interest in piles surgery and prevention of colorectal cancer, he has published several articles on stapled haemorrhoidectomy and screening for colorectal cancer. He was appointed Director of Clinical Research in 2009 and continues to be a reviewer for the Singapore Medical Journal. He was also active in academic teaching and held the positions of Assistant Professor with the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, as well as Clinical Senior Lecturer with the National University of Singapore.

Colorectal Surgeon, Dr Kam has received multiple awards for service excellence during his career and is fluent in both English and Chinese.

  • Past Appointments held
    • Senior Consultant, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital (2013-2015)
    • Director of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital (2012-2015)
    • Director of Clinical Research, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital (2009-2015)
    • Co-director, Surgical Skills Training, Surgery Academic Clinical Programme, SingHealth
    • Deputy Director, Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre, SingHealth-Duke NUS (2013-2015)
    • Endoscopy Platform Director, SGH Surgical Skills Centre (2011-2013)
    • Adj Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore (2011-2015)
    • Clinical Senior Lecturer, YLL School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (2012-2015)
    • Visiting Consultant, Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore (2009-2015)
    • Physician Faculty, General Surgery Residency Programme
  • Awards and Membership of Professional Organisations

    AWARDS

    • SingHealth HMDP award: Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellowship to Brisbane, Australia (2008)
    • Service with a Heart Award: SingHealth (2009)
    • Singapore Health Quality Service Award – Silver Award (2010)
    • Singapore Health Quality Service Award – Gold Award (2011)
    • Singapore Health Quality Service Award – Star Award (2012)
    • Service with a Heart Award: SingHealth (2013)

    Membership of Professional Organisations

    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore (College of Surgeons)
    • Member, Singapore Medical Association
    • Member, Society of Colorectal Surgeons, Singapore
  • Publications
    • Results of 7302 stapled haemorrhoidectomy operations in a single centre: a seven-year review and follow-up questionnaire survey.
      Kam MH, Ng KH, Lim JF, Ho KS, Ooi BS, Tang CL, Eu KW. ANZ J Surg 81 (2011): 253-256.
    • Letter to the Editor on Article “Treatment of grade III and IV haemorrhoidal disease with PPH or THD. A randomized trial on post-operative complications and short-term results”.
      Teo JY, Kam MH, Eu KW.   Int J Colorectal Dis 2010 Nov; 25(11): 1385.
    • Management of Fournier’s gangrene with Vacuum Assisted Closure@ dressing.
      Yeo ES, Kam MH, Eu KW.   Ann Acad Med Singapore 2010 Oct; 39(10): 806-8.
    • Comparison of magnetic resonance imaging – fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography fusion with pathological staging in rectal cancer.
      Kam MH, Wong DC, Siu S, Stevenson ARL, Lai J, Phillips GE.   Br J Surg 2010 Jan; 97: 266-8
    • Carcinoembryonic antigen screening: how far should we go?
      Lim YK, Kam MH, Eu KW.   Singapore Med J 2009 Sep; 50(9): 862-5.
    • Short-term results of DST EEA 33 stapler and neu@ anoscope for stapled haemorrhoidectomy: a prospective study of 1,118 patients from a single centre.
      Kam MH, Lim JF, Ho KS, Ooi BS, Eu KW.   Tech Coloproctol 2009 Dec; 13(4): 273-7.
    • Screening for colorectal cancer using a quantitative immunochemical faecal occult blood test: a feasibility study in an Asian population. Fu WP, Kam MH, Ling WM, Ong SF, Suzannah N, Eu KW.   Tech Coloproctol 2009 Jul; 13(3): 225-30.
    • Systematic review of intraoperative colonic irrigation vs manual decompression in obstructed left-sided colorectal emergencies. Kam MH, Tang CL, Chan E, Lim JF, Eu KW.   Int J Colorectal Dis 2009 Sep; 24(9): 1031-7.
    • The evaluation of CEEA 34 for stapled hemorrhoidectomy: results of a prospective clinical trial and patient satisfaction.
      Chew MH, Kam MH, Lim JF, Ho KS, Ooi BS, Tang CL, Eu KW.   Am J Surg 2009 Jun; 197(6): 695-701.
    • A case report of Endovascular Stenting in Salmonella Mycotic Aneurysm: a successful procedure in an immunocompromised patient.
      Kam MH, Toh LK, Tan SG, Wong D, Chia KH.   Ann Acad Med Singapore 2007; 36: 1028-31.
    • Perianal mucinous adenocarcinoma arising from chronic anorectal fistulae: a review from a single institution.
      Ong J, Lim JF, Kam MH, Ooi BS, Ho KS, Eu KW.   Tech Coloproctol 2007 Mar; 11(1): 34-8.
    • Correlation of Histology With Anorectal Function Following Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy.
      Kam MH, Mathur P, Peng XH, Seow-Choen F, Chew IW, Kumarasinghe MP.   Dis Colon Rectum 2005 Jul; 48(7):1437-41.
    • The study of the minilaparotomy resection of left-sided colorectal cancers.
      Peng XH, Seow-Choen F, Kam MH.   Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology 2004 Oct; 19(5): A528.
    • Minilaparotomy left iliac fossa skin crease incision vs. midline incision for left-sided colorectal cancer.
      Kam MH, Seow-Choen F, Peng XH, Eu KW, Tang CL, Heah SM, Ooi BS.   Tech Coloproctol 2004 Aug; 8(2): 85-8.
    • Colorectal Cancer in the young: a 12-year review of patients 30 years or less.
      Kam MH, Eu KW, Barben CP, Seow-Choen F.   Colorectal Disease 2004; 6: 191-194.
    • Small Bowel Malignancies: A review of 29 patients at a single centre.
      Kam MH, Barben CP, Eu KW, Seow-Choen F.   Colorectal Disease 2004; 6: 195-197.
    • Results of Long Saphenous Vein Stripping.
      Kam MH, Tan SG.   Singapore Med J 2003; 44(12): 639-642.
    • Surgical Management of Vesicovaginal Fistulae – a 12 year experience with an uncommon problem.
      Kam MH, Tan YH, Wong MYC.   Singapore Med J 2003; 44(4): 181-184.
    • Intestinal Bleeding and Obstruction related to previously excised skin melanoma – a rare differential diagnosis to be considered.
      Kam MH, Ho YH.   SGH Proceedings 2002; 11(3): 226-228.
  • Book Chapters

    Colorectal Cancer in the Young. Topics in Colorectal Surgery.
    Kam MH, Eu KW. World Scientific 2003; 248-253.

    Minor anorectal conditions.
    Seow-Choen F, Kam MH. Colorectal Surgery 3rd Ed: A Companion to Specialist Surgical
    Practice. Chapter 14. Elsevier Jul 2005; 265-282.

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