Dr Chen Yongqiang Jerry Delphi

Orthopaedic Surgery

Credentials MBBS (S’pore), MRCSEd, MMed (Ortho), FRCSEd (Ortho)
Language English, Chinese, Cantonese and Hokkien

Dr Jerry Chen graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. He was subsequently accepted into the highly competitive Orthopaedic Surgery specialist training programme at SingHealth and clinched the Best Resident Award during his residency training years. Prior to running his private practice, he was a consultant at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) where he accumulated over 13 years of experience in Orthopaedic Surgery.


  • Served as the clinician lead for total hip replacement for SGH’s Value Driven Care workgroup.
  • Spearheaded the workgroup for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) for knee replacement surgery at SGH.
  • Successfully employed ERAS and reduced the average hospitalisation stay for hip and knee replacement surgeries, that benefited more than 2,000 patients to date.
  • Went for additional training at Schulthess Klinik in Zurich, Switzerland, where more than 1,000 Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip replacement surgeries are performed annually.


Over the years, Dr Jerry Chen has treated patients with hip injuries and fractures, knee injuries and fractures, sports injury, joint dislocations for shoulder and elbows. He also performed nonsurgical interventions such as radiofrequency ablation, corticosteroid injections and implemented post operative care and rehabilitation programs.

Associated Treatments
  • Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) for Total Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty (UKA) (Partial Knee Replacement)
  • Robotic & Minimally Invasive (MIS) Surgery
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Knee Preservation with Cartilage Repair & Meniscus Repair
  • Osteoarthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease)
  • Sports Injuries
  • Fracture Management
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
Special Treatments

Dr. Jerry Chen integrates the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) approach when performing hip and knee surgeries, aiming to significantly reduce pain levels for his patients post-operation and accelerate their journey to recovery. This specialised approach is designed to optimise the surgical experience, ensuring a smoother, faster healing process and enhancing overall patient care.

  • Currently the Orthopaedic Lead for the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) team, which performs regular audits for the quality of surgeries done in Singapore General Hospital.
  • Served as the lead for total hip replacement for Singapore General Hospital’s Value-Driven Care (VDC) workgroup, which was awarded the most improved SingHealth VDC programme in 2021.
Awards and Honours


  • Most Improved VDC Condition Award, SingHealth VDC Festival – Total Hip Replacement (Clinical Lead)
  • STAR Award, May IQC Assessment – ERAS TKR/UKA Quality Improvement Project (Team Lead)



  • ACS NSQIP Meritorious Performing Hospital Award – Singapore General Hospital (Orthopaedic Lead)
  • Service with a Heart Award
  • 10-Year Long Service Award



  • SingHealth Health Manpower Development Plan Award – Enhanced Recovery After Hip and Knee Surgeries



  • Khoo Scholar Academic Award – Singhealth Duke-NUS Musculoskeletal Sciences
  • STAR Budding Researcher Award
  • Inspiring Resident Educator Award



  • Clinical Programme – Research Support Programme 2017 Grant Award: Nurturing Clinician Scientist Scheme (NCSS)