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Dr Eugene Lau Tze Chun

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  • Consultant, Division of Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital


MB BChir (UK)


Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Orthopaedic Surgery (Bones, Joints & Spine), Spine Surgery

Special Interests:

Spine Surgery, Endoscopic Spine Surgery, Cervical spine


Dr Eugene Lau is an Associate Consultant practising in both Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) and National University Hospital (NUH).  

He has a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree, as well as a Master in Physiology, Developmental and Neuroscience from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. He completed his Orthopaedic training in Singapore with a Master of Medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery and Fellowship to the Royal College of Surgery Edinburgh.  

Dr Eugene Lau has over 9 years of operative experience in Orthopaedic Surgery. He has a special interest in cervical spine conditions (especially cervical spinal deformity) and endoscopic spinal surgery.  He provides consultation to outpatients at the Orthopaedic Surgery clinics in both NTFGH and NUH. He is fluent in both English and Malay, with a working proficiency in Mandarin.

Journals & Publications

  1. Wu PH, Lau ET, Kim HS, Grasso G, Jang IT. Spinal canal remodeling and indirect decompression of contralateral foraminal stenosis after endoscopic posterolateral transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. Neurospine. 2023 Mar;20(1):99.
  2. Lau ET, Wu PH. Technical Note on Unilateral Biportal Lumbar Endoscopic Interbody Fusion. Surgical Techniques Development. 2022 Aug 15;11(2):71-89.
  3. Hong CC, Pearce CJ, Lau ET, Gardner A. Augmented fixation in distal femur fractures: how does it fare?. Singapore Medical Journal. 2023 Oct 1;64(10):634-9.
  4. Hey HW, Tan KL, Lau ET, Ng JW, Liu GK, Wong HK. The Impact of Radiographic Lower Limb-Spinal Length Proportion on Whole-Body Sagittal Alignment. Spine. 2022 Jan 1;47(1):E38-45.
  5. Lau ET, Hong CC, Poh KS, Manohara R, Ng DZ, Lim JL, Kumar VP. A relook at the reliability of Rockwood classification for acromioclavicular joint injuries. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2021 Sep 1;30(9):2191-6.
  6. Hey HW, Tay HW, Wong GC, Tan KA, Lau ET, Wong SJ, Liu KP, Wong HK. Fulcrum to Generate Maximum Extension of the Spine and Hip—Proposing A New Strategy using EOS Imaging for Patient-specific Assessment of Degenerated Lumbar Spines. Spine. 2021 Aug 1;46(15):E832-9.
  7. Hey HW, Ng NL, Loh KY, Tan YH, Tan KA, Moorthy V, Lau ET, Liu G, Wong HK. Sagittal radiographic parameters of the spine in three physiological postures characterized using a slot scanner and their potential implications on spinal weight-bearing properties. Asian Spine Journal. 2021 Feb;15(1):23.
  8. Hey HW, Ramos MR, Lau ET, Tan JH, Tay HW, Liu G, Wong HK. Risk factors predicting C-versus S-shaped sagittal spine profiles in natural, relaxed sitting: an important aspect in spinal realignment surgery. Spine. 2020 Dec 15;45(24):1704-12.
  9. Hey HW, Choong DA, Lin AZ, Lau ET, Teo AQ, Liu G, Wong HK. Patient and radiographer assessment of slump sitting flexion compared to conventional standing forward bending flexion. Journal of Spine Surgery. 2018 Dec;4(4):750.
  10. Lau BP, Hey HW, Lau ET, Nee PY, Tan KA, Tan WT. The utility of magnetic resonance imaging in addition to computed tomography scans in the evaluation of cervical spine injuries: a study of obtunded blunt trauma patients. European Spine Journal. 2018 May;27:1028-33.

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