Adj Asst Prof Chen Yongsheng is a Consultant in the Division of Orthopaedic Trauma, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) and the National University Hospital (NUH).
Dr Chen completed medical education at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2008, completed residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2017 and was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.
He was awarded the Healthcare Manpower Development Program (HMDP) in 2019 and underwent fellowship training in complex orthopaedic trauma management at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH). The RMH, being a major Level 1 trauma centre, is the tertiary referral hospital across the state of Victoria for major trauma. It has been ranked the top orthopaedic unit in Australia.
He was also awarded the AOTrauma fellowship in 2023, where he underwent further training in complex pelvic and acetabular trauma management, bony reconstruction and revision surgeries for fracture malunion, nonunion and infection across seven hospitals in Thailand.
His clinical practice covers all aspects of orthopaedic traumatology, including:
- fractures in older persons (geriatric fractures);
- periartiarticular fractures;
- pelvic and acetabular fractures;
- open fracture management;
- fracture related infections;
- osteomyelitis and severe soft tissue infections;
- bone loss, fracture malunion and nonunion;
- lower limb deformity correction;
- bone transport;
- limb length discrepancy; and
- complex diabetic foot problems including Charcot arthropathy.
He is a firm proponent of limb salvage surgery and regularly employs advanced techniques to avoid major amputation in patients with limb threatening conditions. This includes patients with diabetic foot complications, complex trauma, severe bone and soft tissue infections, and massive bone loss. He regularly employs the Ilizarov techniques, computer hexapod assisted deformity correction and works in a multidisciplinary team with other specialists to help manage such patients.
He is a trained faculty with the AO Foundation. He has been invited to teach at local and international courses on trauma management and deformity correction.
As the department lead for undergraduate medical education, Dr Chen is immensely involved in medical education and has received numerous teaching awards at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels for several consecutive years. He is a regular MBBS exam convenor and examiner at NUS.
Dr Chen has presented at local and international conferences and has more than 20 publications in indexed journals.