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2024/01/23
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Dr Mok Ying Ren

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Designations:

  • Associate Consultant, Division of Sports Medicine & Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National University Hospital
  • Associate Consultant, Division of Sports Medicine & Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

Qualifications:

MBBS (Singapore), MRCS (Edinburgh), MMed(Ortho), FRCSed (Ortho), MSpMed (Queensland)

Specialties/Sub-specialties:

Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Dr. Mok Ying Ren is a graduate of Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS), where he was a NUS Scholar. He completed his Master's degree in Sports Medicine at the University of Queensland in 2017, and his residency in orthopaedics in 2022 under the National University Hospital Residency Programme. He was nominated as a Valedictorian for his graduating class of 2022.

Dr. Mok is an accomplished athlete, having won the gold medal twice at the Southeast Asian Games in two different disciplines - triathlon in 2007 and marathon in 2013. In 2011, he won the international Christchurch, New Zealand Full Marathon. Locally, he has won the Singapore Marathon seven times, with the exception of a third-place finish in 2012. Although he qualified for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, he was unable to compete due to injury. He was the national 5000m and half marathon record holder of Singapore. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mok_Ying_Ren)

Dr. Mok specialises in sports medicine and surgery, and as a former national athlete himself, he understands the struggles of injured athletes. He is knowledgeable about the full spectrum of sports injuries and their treatment, from non-surgical to surgical, and is particularly interested in arthroscopic repair and reconstruction of sports injuries. He believes that a team approach involving the surgeon, sports medicine physician, physical therapist, athletic trainer, and psychologist is critical to the treatment of injured athletes.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Mok has published research in the field of sports medicine and surgery. A list of his publications can be found here: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=SInt9mEAAAAJ&hl=en.

Dr. Mok is an avid educator in the field of orthopaedics. He serves as a clinical lecturer at both the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and the Lee Kong Chien School of Medicine. In addition, in 2023, he was appointed as an adjunct lecturer with the Physiology Department at the National University of Singapore.

As a former national athlete, Dr. Mok is currently a member of the National Anti-Doping Advisory Board (NADAB) and advises SportSG and Anti-Doping Singapore (ADS) on all anti-doping issues. He is a key opinion leader on endurance running and triathlon and is regularly invited to speak at local and regional sporting events. He is also frequently invited to schools and organisations to speak about motivation and all topics related to running.

Dr. Mok is a Christian and is married to Belinda, with whom he has two children, Emma and Caleb Mok.

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