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Adj Asst Prof Pradeep Durai

  • Consultant, Division of Urology, Department of General Surgery, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
MBBS, MRCS (Edin), FAMS (Uro), FRCS (Uro) (Glasg),
Endourology & Urolithiasis, Urologic Oncology


Dr Pradeep Durai graduated from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 2010 and received his surgical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2012. He completed Urology Residency Program under National University Health System (NUHS) in 2019 and received specialist accreditation from Ministry of Health, Singapore and fellowship from the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.  He is also a member of the Chapter of Urologists, College of Surgeons, Singapore.

Dr Pradeep was awarded the College of Surgeons Gold Medal for Urology from the Academy of Medicine Singapore in 2019. He was also the top scorer in Urology fellowship examination of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG) held at KL, Malaysia in 2019 and received his fellowship from RCPSG.

Dr Pradeep joined Division of Urology as Associate Consultant at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) in 2019. His specialty interests are in Urologic oncology and Endo-urology with special focus on minimally invasive surgery for kidney cancers, kidney stones and benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). He had specialty training in NTFGH in Holmium enucleation of prostate (HoLEP) for BPH.

Committed to education, Dr Pradeep is a clinical lecturer with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS. He is currently in charge of postgraduate education in the division of Urology and actively teaches next generation of Urologists. He has published multiple research articles in peer-reviewed journals and in book chapters. He has also received grants in translational research.

Beyond Urology, Dr Pradeep has interests in medical art and his medical art is published in various peer reviewed journals and National University Hospital website.


  • 2016 - Best abstract award – Video abstract in UAA 2016 – preclinical testing of a novel targeting device to assist percutaneous access to kidney (animal experiment)  
  • 2019 - Gold Medal in Urology - The College of Surgeons of Singapore
  • 2019 - Top scorer - Fellowship in Urology examination (FRCS) (Uro), KL, Malaysia

Journals & Publications

  1. Durai, P., Lin, H. Z. J., Bhaumik, J., & Tong, P. S. Y. (January 2022). Prehabilitation for surgery in urology, Urogynaecology, and Gynaecological Oncology. SpringerLink.
  2. 2. Ong C, Castellani D, Gorelov D, Girón-Nanne I, Swaroop KGJ, Corrales M, Alshaashaa M, Chan VW, Hameed BZ, Cho SY, Durai P, Gadzhiev N, Bin Hamri S, Ragoori DR, Emiliani E, Proietti S, Giusti G, Somani BK, Traxer O, Teoh JYC, Gauhar V. Role and importance of ergonomics in retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS): outcomes of a narrative review. J Endourol. 2021 Jul 1. doi: 10.1089/end.2021.0326.
  3. Mangat R, Biligere S, Heng CT, Durai P, Gauhar V. Urology action plan in a pandemic. Singapore Med J. 2021 Jun 18. doi:10.11622/smedj.2021081.
  4. Wang Z, Durai P, Tiong HY. Expanded criteria donors in deceased donor kidney transplantation - An Asian perspective. Indian J Urol. 2020 Apr-Jun;36(2):89-94. doi: 10.4103/iju.IJU_269_19.
  5. Khoo BL, Bouquerel C, Durai P, Anil S, Goh B, Wu B, Raman L, Mahendran R, Thamboo T, Chiong E, Lim CT.Detection of Clinical Mesenchymal Cancer Cells from Bladder Wash Urine for Real-Time Detection and Prognosis. Cancers (Basel). 2019 Aug 30;11(9):1274. doi: 10.3390/cancers11091274.
  6. Durai P, Wu QH, Chiong E. Clinical Aspects and Investigations in Genitourinary Cancer. In: Merseburger A, Burger M, editors. Urologic Oncology. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2018. p. 1-17.
  7. Bautista T, Shabbir A, Rao J, So J, Kono K, Durai P. Enterotomy closure using knotless and barbed suture in laparoscopic upper gastrointestinal surgeries. Surg Endosc. 2016 Apr;30(4):1699-703. doi: 10.1007/s00464-015-4395-3. Epub 2015 Jul 15.
  8. Chan, D. K. H., Durai, P., & Parameswaran, R. Liposarcoma of the cord treated with surgery alone: Our experience of five patients. Journal of Clinical Urology. 2016;9(2):114-117
  9. Chee JY, Durai P, Wu FM, Tiong HY. Bladder repair following iatrogenic cystotomy in irradiated small capacity bladders. Singapore Med J. 2015;56(3):e49–e52. doi:10.11622/smedj.2015052
  10. Pradeep Durai, Fiona Wu Mei Wen, David Terrence Consigliere, Ho Yee Tiong. The Technique of precise injection of Floseal along nephrostomy tract to facilitate tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). UroToday Int J. 2012 December;5(6):art 63.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Member, The Royal college of surgeons of Edinburgh,
  • Member, Singapore Urological Association
  • Member, Singapore Medical Association
  • Member, Chapter of Urologists, College of Surgeons, Singapore
  • Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Member, European Association of Urology