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Adj Asst Prof Pradeep Durai

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


MBBS, MRCS (Edin), FAMS (Uro), FRCS (Uro) (Glasg), ChM (Uro)



Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

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. Antibiotic treatment failure of uncomplicated urinary tract infections in primary care. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2023 Aug 1;12(1):73. doi: 10.1186/s13756-023-01282-4. Koh SWC, Ng TSM, Loh VWK, Goh JC, Low SH, Tan WZ, Wong HC, Durai P, Sun LJ, Young D, Tambyah PA.
  2. Influence of pre-stenting on RIRS outcomes. Inferences from patients of the Global Multicentre Flexible Ureteroscopy Outcome Registry (FLEXOR). Minerva Urol Nephrol. 2023 Aug;75(4):493-500. doi: 10.23736/S2724-6051.23.05239-4. Epub 2023 Jun 9.
  3. Chai CA, Teoh YC, Tailly T, Emiliani E, Inoue T, Tanidir Y, Gadzhiev N, Bin Hamri S, Ong WL, Shrestha A, Ragoori D, Lakmichi MA, Gorelov D, Soebhali B, Vaddi CM, Bhatia TP, Desai D, Durai P, Heng CT, Chew B, Castellani D, Somani B, Traxer O, Gauhar V; TOWER Group.
  4. Outcomes of a non-randomised audit of single pigtail suture stents in urolithiasis management of Asian patients in Singapore. Asian Journal of Urology. Lim, E. J., Choo, Z. W., Mangat, R., Durai, P., Biligere, S., Tan, Y., … Gauhar, V. (2022).
  5. Choosing the best way for urinary decompression and developing a novel predictive model for septic shock using SOFA in these patients. International Journal of Urology. Published online September 7, 2022. doi:10.1111/iju.15023 Law YXT, Shen L, Khor VWS, Durai P et al.
  6. Three Different Techniques to show utility and outcomes of suction in Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery. European Urology Open Science. 2022;39:S131-S132. doi:10.1016/s2666-1683(22)001914 Gauhar V, Traxer O, Mohammed S, Durai P et al.
  7. Template lymph node dissection in retroperitoneoscopic radical nephroureterectomy for upper Urinary Tract Urothelial Carcinoma (UTUC). European Urology. 2022;81:S1758. doi:10.1016/s0302-2838(22)012763 Durai P, Lu J, Tiong HY.
  8. 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. 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.
  9. Urology action plan in a pandemic. Singapore Med J. 2021 Jun 18. doi:10.11622/smedj.2021081. Mangat R, Biligere S, Heng CT, Durai P, Gauhar V.
  10. 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. Wang Z, Durai P, Tiong HY.
  11. 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. Khoo BL, Bouquerel C, Durai P, Anil S, Goh B, Wu B, Raman L, Mahendran R, Thamboo T, Chiong E, Lim CT.

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

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