Dr Looi Kok-Poh is an eminent Orthopedic, Hand Wrist and Reconstructive Microvascular surgeon, and the Director of the Hand Wrist and Microsurgical Centre, located in Gleneagles Medical Centre.
Dr Looi completed his basic medical and surgical degrees in Singapore and progressed to become a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1994. He then furthered his training at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA, where he resided and honed his skills in Orthopedic, Hand, Wrist and Microsurgery with many renowned surgeons from around the world.
Dr Looi currently serves as the Chairman of Wrist Interest Group of the Singapore Society for Hand Surgery and a visiting consultant to the Department of Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery at the National University Hospital of Singapore, where he continues to train doctors and treat patients. He has also served as the past President of the Singapore Society for Hand Surgery.
A regular speaker at local, regional and international meetings, Dr Looi has much of his academic research featured in numerous publications and is involved in ongoing National Medical Research Council funded research projects with the National University Hospital.
Dr Looi was a recipient of numerous scholarships and awards such as the NUH Young Doctors Award of 2000, the Young Orthopedic Surgeon Award of 2000, SOA ambassador to HKOA in 2000, and the Ministry of Health Manpower Development Plan Fellowship to USA (Hand Surgery) in 1999.
Dr Looi is now director of the Hand Wrist and Microsurgical Centre located in Gleneagles Medical Centre in Singapore. He continues to provide most up-to-date care for patients with Sports, Orthopedic, Hand, Wrist and Reconstructive Microsurgical conditions.
Dr Looi is well-known by patients and colleagues to be a cheerful, exuberant and extremely approachable doctor. His work philosophy is to be always willing to spend time to connect with patients, to understand their needs, to explain medical conditions to patients and to discuss treatment modalities with them. He uses video, photo and pictures through information technology to show and educate patients, so that they can have a better understanding of their medical condition.