Dr Benjamin Tow
Spine and Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Benjamin Tow | Spine and Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Benjamin Tow
graduated from the National University of Singapore [NUS] in 1998 and
obtained his post-graduate degrees Masters of Medicine in Orthopaedics
from NUS and Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons [Edinburgh] in
Orthopaedics from the UK.
He obtained US Medical Licensing in 2005 and is ECFMG- certified in California USA. He was also registered with the General Medical Council in the UK.
2006 - 2007, he completed a fellowship attachment at the UCLA
Comprehensive Spine Centre, Los Angeles, USA, where he was mentored by
Professor Jeffrey Wang and Dr Larry Khoo.
focus is on on degenerative conditions of the spine, deformity-surgery
and minimally-invasive spine surgery, as well as percutaneous injections
for spine conditions. Upon return from his overseas attachment in 2007,
Dr Tow practised as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Singapore
General Hospital [SGH], which has the highest volume of spine surgeries
in Singapore. From 2009 - 2012, he was the highest-volume surgeon
performing spinal surgeries at the Singapore General Hospital.
from spine surgery, Dr Benjamin Tow is also a fully-qualified
orthopaedic surgeon. He has extensive experience in managing general
Orthopaedic conditions of the knee, hip, ankle and upper limb. While at
the Singapore General Hospital, Dr Tow was also a member of the Trauma
service, performing numerous surgeries for patients with traumatic
fractures of the upper and lower limb.
Benjamin Tow is also well-versed with paediatric orthopaedic conditions.
He received training at the Kandang Kerbau Women's and Children's
Hospital, which is the largest Children's Hospital in Singapore. He has 3
delightful boys of his own and has a cheerful disposition which endears
him to children.
Appointments & Research
PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS & COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS
- 2008 - 2012 Consultant, Spine Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital
- 2007 - 2012 Clinical Teacher, National University of Singapore
- 2009 - 2012 Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
- Ex-Co, Back Society Singapore
- Ex-Co, Singapore Orthopaedic Association
- Outstanding Paper Award - International Conference on Bio-Medical
Engineering 2005 Annual Meeting : Prototype Jig design for Metacarpal
- “Heart of Gold Service Award”, Singapore General Hospital
PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH/TRIALS
- Tow BP, Chua BS, Fook-Chong S, Howe TS. Concurrent fractures of the
hip and wrist: a matched analysis of elderly patients. Injury. 2009
Apr;40(4):385-7. Epub 2009 Feb 23
- Miyazaki M, Sugiyama O,
Tow B, Zou J, Morishita Y, Wei F, Napoli A, Sintuu C, Lieberman JR, Wang
JC. The effects of lentiviral gene therapy with bone morphogenetic
protein-2-producing bone marrow cells on spinal fusion in rats.
J Spinal Disord Tech. 2008 Jul;21(5):372-9.
- Miyazaki M, Hong SW, Yoon SH, Zou J, Tow B, Alanay A, Abitbol JJ,
Wang JC. Kinematic analysis of the relationship between the grade of
disc degeneration and motion unit of the cervical spine. Spine. 2008 Jan
- Yong FC, Tan SH, Tow BP, Teoh LC.
Trapezoid rotational bone graft osteotomy for metacarpal and phalangeal
J Hand Surg [Br]. 2007 Feb 23
- Benjamin P. B. Tow, M.D., Wellington K. Hsu, M.D., and Jeffrey C.
Wang, M.D. Disc Regeneration: A Glimpse of the Future. Clinical
Neurosurgery - Volume 54, 2007, CHAPTER 21
- Attached to
UCLA comprehensive spine centre from 2006 to 2007 for research
attachment on tissue engineering and gene therapy for spine fusion and
disc regeneration and clinical attachment on surgery for degenerative
spine conditions and minimally invasive spine surgery
Tow, MC Wong, PCC Chang, AK Mitra, BK Tay. Comparing 2-year outcomes of
anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using either patella-tendon or
semitendinosus-tendon autografts : A non-randomised prospective study. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 2005;13(2):139-146
- BPB Tow, MH Tan Delayed diagnosis of Ewing’s sarcoma of the right
humerus initially treated as chronic osteomyelitis: A case report.
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 2005;13(1):88-92
- Metacarpal Osteotomy Jig design.
Singapore Patent Application Number 200400360-3. Date of filing: 5 Feb 2004.
BPB Tow (Singapore General Hospital)
Koh Chai Wah, Chou Siaw Meng, Tan Soon Huat. (Nanyang Technologic University)
Clinic & Contact Details
Dr Benjamin Tow
Mount Elizabeth Medical Center (Orchard)
3 Mount Elizabeth #11-02 Singapore 228510.
Tel : + 65 - 6235 5774 (24 hrs)
Fax : + 65 - 6235 5716
Mount Elizabeth Medical Center (Novena)
38 Irrawaddy Road #04-30 Singapore 329563
Tel : +65 - 6268 9500
Fax : +65 - 6334 4580
Email : email@example.com
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