Surgery Academic Clinical Program

An Academic Clinical Program (ACP) is a cluster-wide framework for all clinical specialties to advance in Academic Medicine with resources and funding support from SingHealth and Duke-NUS. Each ACP brings together specialists in a particular discipline from different institutions to maximise the power of shared knowledge and resources. The formation of ACPs taps on the combined strengths of the partnership between the SingHealth Group and Duke-NUS. Research, scholarly work and education contribute to the enhancement of patient care. ACPs give recognition to clinicians who have been contributing actively to teaching and research as multi-disciplinary teams that strive to improve patient care and outcomes.

The Surgery Academic Clinical Program (ACP) was part of the second wave of ACPs that was rolled out in March 2012.



The leadership structure for the ACP comprises a Chair (concurrent Chair, Division of Surgery, SGH), a Dy Chair (concurrent Chair, Division of Surgery, KKH) and 5 Vice-Chairs (Clinical, Research, Education and newly added, Faculty Affairs & Professional Development). In addition, there are Directors appointed to champion various areas of our mission (see Organisational Structure below). The Departmental HODs will form an important leadership element of the ACP.

Departments currently under Surgery ACP:


  • Department of General Surgery
  • Department of Otolaryngology
  • Department of Urology


  • Breast Department
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Service
  • Colorectal Service
  • Department of Otolaryngology
  • Department of Paediatric Surgery


  • Department of Surgical Oncology


  • Department of Colorectal Surgery
  • Department of General Surgery
  • Department of HPB/Transplant Surgery
  • Department of Otolaryngology
  • Department of Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery
  • Department of Urology
  • Department of Vascular Surgery


  • Department of General Surgery

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