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Dr Janice Liao

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  • Consultant, Division of Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • Consultant, Department of Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery, National University Hospital


MBBS(Australia), MRCSEd(UK), FAMS (Hand surgery)


Hand Surgery

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery


Dr Janice Liao is in full-time clinical practice in both Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and National University Hospital. She completed her specialist training in Hand Surgery in 2019 and was awarded the College of Surgeons Gold Medal in Hand Surgery for the best performing candidate that year. Her main clinical interest is in treatment of acute hand and wrist injuries including sports injuries as well as compressive neuropathy. She also has interest in treating degenerative conditions including trigger finger, De Quervain's tenosynovitis, ganglion and osteoarthritis. She believes in tailoring treatment to individual patients to minimise pain and optimise function in daily activities, vocation and hobby.

In addition to her passion as a doctor, she is interested in medical education for our younger doctors. She is currently appointed as Core Faculty of the NUHS Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program and is working on simulation models to improve surgical training. She has over 10 published articles under her belt and has presented both internationally and at home. She was the winner of Junior Pitch for Funds for research in 2012, runner up for best research paper in 2015 and winner of best research poster in 2019 both awarded by the Singapore Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Dr Janice Liao was born in Taiwan and raised in New Zealand. She completed her MBBS in 2009 in Australia and worked for 2 years before relocating to Singapore in 2012. Outside of work her active, happy and loving son brings her joy. Being a mother means she understand the suffering of "mommy's wrist" (De Quervain's tenosynovitis). She has trialed many preventative measures that helped herself and other mommies cope during the difficulty period of caring for an infant.

She is an avid sports player and have competed in many badminton and table tennis tournaments. She was the captain of the university table tennis team winning gold at the Eastern University Championship and silver at the Australian University Championship. These unique experiences and multicultural upbringing allowed her to see life and health care from varying perspectives and equipped her with the ability to connect with people from different walks of life.

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