CURRICULUM VITAE MD (Belgium), MRCS (Glasgow), M.Med (Surgery)Personal informationLanguages: English, Chinese, Malay, Dutch, French and German.Qualifications and training30 June 2008: Master of Medicine (General Surgery) conferred by the National University of Singapore31 Jan 2008: Awarded: Diploma of membership of Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow (MRCS)2004- 2005: Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, National Neuroscience Institute (NNI), Singapore1999-2004: Completed a formal neurosurgery accredited specialist training programme in Belgium ( rotation in different departments of neurosurgery)1988 – 1993: Doctor in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics (M.D.) conferred by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven) BelgiumMedical RegistrationGeneral Medical Council (UK): Full registration (Reference no: 7008147)Singapore Medical Council: Conditional registration (MCR: 11451J)Belgian neurosurgery specialty training number: 1-46281-92-017Professional Experience01.02.2006 - present : Clinical associate (SpR level) neurosurgery at NNI, Singapore
(rotation posts under Prof. Ivan Ng, Dr. James Tan, Dr. Peter Hwang, Dr. K.K. Tan, Prof. PL Ong).20.09.2005 - 31.01.2006: Research fellow in Acute brain injury at NNI, Singapore (under Prof. Ivan Ng).20.09.2004 - 20.09.2005: Clinical fellow in Minimal invasive Neurosurgery at National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) Singapore (under Dr. Peter Hwang).01.09.2003 - 31.08.2004: Senior Resident (Registrar level) in Neurosurgery at the Holy Heart Hospital in Roeselare, Belgium (under Dr. Deruytter).01.09.2002 - 31.08.2003: Senior Resident (Registrar level) in Neurosurgery at the Academic Medical Center of the University hospital of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (under Prof. D.A. Bosch)01.09.2001 - 31.08.2002: Senior Resident (Registrar level) in Neurosurgery at the Holy Heart Hospital in Roeselare, Belgium (under Dr. Deruytter).01.09.2000 - 31.08.2001: Registrar in General Surgery at the Maria Middelares (St.Joseph) Hospital in GENT, Belgium (Dr. H. Devriendt).01.11.2000 - 01.12.2000: Medical Officer attachment at the Dept of Anaesthesia of the University hospital Gent, Belgium (under Prof. Erik Mortier).01.02.2000 - 31.08.2000: Resident (Registrar) in Neurology at the St.Augustine Hospital in Wilrijk, Antwerp,Belgium (Dr. W. Van Langgehem) .1.8.1995 - 31.01.2000: Resident in Neurosurgery at the University hospital Maastricht, The Netherlands (under Prof. E. Beuls).1.8.1993 - 31.07.1996: Resident (SHO level) in general surgery, urology and orthopedics at the Virga Jesse Hospital (affiliated to University of Leuven), and at the University Hospital Leuven, Belgium (under Prof. P. L.O. Broos).Education and CoursesJune 2008: Combined Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Hands-on workshop at Changi General Hospital, SingaporeJuly 2007: 13th International ICP and brain monitoring symposium in San Francisco, USA.
February 2007: International virtual reality (Aesculap) neuroanatomy course in Singapore.July 2006: 8th International neurotrauma trauma society meeting in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.March 2005: Minimally invasive neurosurgery congress in Nagoya, Japan.2004- 2005: Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, National Neuroscience Institute (NNI), SingaporeDecember 2004: ASEAN Congress of neurological surgeons in Bali, Indonesia.1999-2004: Formal neurosurgery accredited specialist training programme in Belgium ( rotation in different departments of neurosurgery)June 2003: Masters techniques in Neurosurgery course in St. Louis, USAApril 2003: Microvascular neurosurgery course in St. Louis, USAMarch 2003: Scientific meeting of the Belgium society of NeurosurgeryDecember 2002: Midas Rex Hands-on Skull base course in Hannover, GermanyNovember 2002: Diploma in International World Fellowship of Neurosurgery WFNS course in Hannover, GermanySeptember 2002: Franco-German Neurosurgical societies joint meetingMarch 2002: Scientific meeting of the Belgium society of NeurosurgeryAbstracts of papers presentedChanges in brain biochemistry and oxygenation in the zone surrounding primaryintracerebral hemorrhageOral presentation at 13th International ICP and brain monitoring symposium in SanFrancisco, USA. (won the most outstanding award for the best presented abstract)22-26th July 2007Effects of temperature changes on primary intracerebral hemorrhageOral presentation at 13th International ICP and brain monitoring symposium in SanFrancisco, USA.22-26th July 2007
Effect of glycemia control on primary intracerebral hemorrhagePoster presentation at 8th International neurotrauma trauma society meeting in Rotterdam,The Netherlands.July 2006Transorbital keyhole aneurysm surgeryOral presentation at Minimally invasive neurosurgery congress in Nagoya, Japan.March 2005Transorbital keyhole pituitary surgeryOral presentation at Minimally invasive neurosurgery congress in Nagoya, Japan.March 2005Endoscopic transnasal clival surgeryOral presentation at Minimally invasive neurosurgery congress in Nagoya, Japan.March 2005Minimally invasive carpal tunnel decompressionOral presentation at Minimally invasive neurosurgery congress in Nagoya, Japan.March 2005Petrosal keyhole approachOral presentation at Minimally invasive neurosurgery congress in Nagoya, Japan.March 2005Subtemporal keyhole approachOral presentation at Minimally invasive neurosurgery congress in Nagoya, Japan.March 2005Minimally invasive decompression of carpal tunnel without endoscopeOral presentation at ASEAN Congress of neurological surgery in Bali.December 2004Petrosal Keyhole approachOral presentation at ASEAN Congress of neurological surgeons in Bali.December 2004A case report of Hypoglossal schwannomaOral presentation at the Scientific meeting of the Belgium society of Neurosurgery2002 and March 2003Aneurysm of superior cerebellar artery associated with Behcet’s diseaseOral presentation at the Franco-German Neurosurgical societies joint meetingSeptember 2002
PublicationsX CL, Wang CM, Lee KK, Ng I, Ang BTCerebral oxygenation, vascular reactivity, and neurochemistry following decompressivecraniectomy for severe traumatic brain injury. J Neurosurg. 2008 May; 108(5):943-9X CL, Ang BT, Lee KK, Ng IH.Effects of glycaemic control on cerebral neurochemistry in primary intracerebralhaemorrhage. J Clin Neurosci. 2008; 15: 428-433.Hwang PY, X CL.Minimally invasive carpal tunnel decompression using the KnifeLight. Neurosurgery.2007 Feb;60 (2 Suppl 1):ONS162-8; discussion ONS168-9.Hwang PY, X CLNeuronavigation using an image-guided endoscopic transnasal-sphenoethmoidalapproach to clival chordomas. Neurosurgery 61[ ONS suppl 2]: ONS212-ONS218, 2007.X CL, Deruytter MJ.Dual occurrence of pineal germinoma and testicular seminoma. Case report and review ofthe literature. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2006; 42(1):38-44. Review.X CL, Deruytter MJ. Manifestations of Neuro-Behcets disease. Report of two cases andreview of the literature. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2005 Jun; 107(4):310-4. Review.X CL, Deruytter MJ.Navigated dorsolateral suboccipital transcondylar (NADOSTA) approach for treatment ofhypoglossal schwannoma. Case report and review of the literature. Clin NeurolNeurosurg. 2005 Apr; 107(3):236-42. Review.X CL, Devriendt H.Idiopathic segmental infarction of right sided greater omentum. Case report and review ofthe literature. Acta Chir Belg. 2004 Aug; 104(4):459-61.X CL, Deruytter MJ.CNS aspergillosis with mycotic aneurysm, cerebral granuloma and infarction.Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2004 Aug; 146(8):851-6.Research interestsAcute brain injury: Collection and analysis of neuromonitoring dataCo-investigator in multiple research projects at NNI
Professional references1. Dr. Tan Kheng Kooi, Deputy head, department of Neurosurgery, National Neuroscience Institute, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308433. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Prof. Dr. Peter YK Hwang, Consultant Neurosurgery, National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore. Email: email@example.com. Prof. Dr. M.J. Deruytter, Head of department of Neurosurgery, Heilig Hart academic hospital, Wilgenstraat 2, Roeselare 8800, Belgium. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. James S.H. Tan, Spine neurosurgeon, Mount Elizabeth Medical Center, 3 Mount Elizabeth road, Singapore. Email: email@example.com