Dr. Khoo Kian Ming Andrew

Plastic Surgery

Credentials MBBS (Singapore), FMGMS, FRCS (Gen Surg) (Edinburgh), FRCS (Gen Surg) (Glasg), M.Med (Gen Surg) (Singapore), FAMS (Plastic Surgery) Graduated Medical School 1987 Qualified as Plastic Surgeon 1999 Appointed to Specialist Register (Ministry of Health) as a Plastic Surgeon 1999 Overseas Training Done: MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, Texas, USA 1996-1997 Institute for Craniofacial and Reconstructive Surgery, Providence Hospital, Southfield, Michigan, USA 1997
Language English, Mandarin Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Indonesia, Hokkien Dialect, Cantonese Dialect

Dr Andrew Khoo is a MOH Accredited Specialist Plastic Surgeon who did his basic medical training at The National University of Singapore. He obtained his Master of Medicine in Surgery in 1992 and went on to obtain fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Dr Khoo’s training in Plastic Surgery begun at the Department of Plastic Surgery in Singapore General Hospital. He was awarded an HMDP scholarship by the Singapore Ministry of Health to further his subspecialty training at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, Texas. He spent one year at this institution training in microsurgical reconstruction of patients who had undergone resections of head & neck and breast tumours. Dr Khoo spent another year at the Institute of Craniofacial & Reconstructive Surgery in Southfield, Michigan to further his training in craniofacial and aesthetic surgery under the supervision of Dr Ian Jackson.

Dr Khoo returned to Singapore in 1998, and to the position of consultant plastic surgeon in 1999. He then left Singapore General Hospital and begun his private practice at the Aesthetic & Reconstructive Centre in Mount Elizabeth Hospital in 2002. Despite leaving the public healthcare sector, he still maintains a visiting consultant appointment at Singapore General Hospital and Kandang Kerbau Women’s and Children’s Hospital where he is active in teaching future Plastic Surgeons.

In the realm of research, Dr Khoo performed a study on the tracheobronchial cytology of patients who had suffered inhalational injury from burns. He was awarded the SGH Young Investigator’s award in 1995 for his work. Whilst at the MD Anderson Cancer Centre, he produced a number of papers in peer reviewed journals on breast reconstruction and pelvic reconstruction. In total, Dr Khoo has published 16 articles in peer reviewed journals. His current interests are in researching the results of breast reconstruction in Singapore.

Dr Khoo is a member of the Singapore Medical Association and has been the Honorary Secretary of the Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons and the Singapore Society of Cosmetic (Aesthetic) Surgeons since 1999. He is also a past President of the Singapore Society of Cosmetic (Aesthetic) Surgeons.


Primary Papillary Carcinoma in a Thyroglossal Cyst
Andrew KM Khoo, Sittampalam K, Ooi,LLPJ,
Ann Acad Med Singapore 1993: 22; 606-8

The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Clinical Evaluation and Results of Surgical
I Singh, Khoo AKM, S Krishnamoorthy
Ann Acad Med Singapore 1994: 23; 94-7

Deepseated Infective Mediastinitis in Post-CABG Patients
Andrew KM Khoo, KC Tan, KK Ong,
Ann Acad Med Singapore 1994: 23; 832-7

Malignant Change in Cutaneous Neurofibromas: Case Reports
Khoo AKM, Foo CL
Ann Acad Med Singapore 1994: 23; 785-9

Occupational Burns in Singapore: A One-year Review
Andrew KM Khoo, Julian TK Wee, RCK Ngim, MK Wong
Ann Acad Med Singapore 1994: 23;680-3

Cultured Epithelial Autograft: Early Clinical Experience
Khoo AKM, Seah CS, Lee ST
Published in the Proceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Cell Transplantation and its Clinical Applications on 22 Aug 1994.

Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis: A 6-year Review
Andrew KM Khoo, CL Foo
Burns 1996; 22: 275-8

Deepseated Infective Mediastinitis in Post-CABG Patients: 8-year Review
Andrew KM Khoo, KC Tan
Published in the Proceedings of the 11th Conference of the International Confederation of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery April 1995
Under editorial review by the World Journal of Plastic Surgery

Tracheobronchial Cytology in Inhalation Injury
Andrew KM Khoo, Lee Seng Teik, Poh Wee Teng
J Trauma 1997; 42: 81- 5

A Comparison of Resource Costs of Immediate and Delayed Breast Reconstruction
Andrew KM Khoo, Stephen S Kroll, Gregory P Reece et al.
Plast Reconst Surg 101: 964, 1998

A modification of the Kernahan “Y” classification in cleft lip and palate deformities
AW Smith, AKM Khoo, IT Jackson
Plast Reconst Surg 102: 1842, 1998

In vivo fabrication of vascularised tissue scaffolds for tissue engineering
MJ Miller, AKM Khoo, RC Thomson, JC Lemon, Ali Gurlek, AG Mikos
J Cranio- Maxillofac Surg 26: 92, 1998

Local recurrence risk after skin- sparing mastectomy and conventional mastectomy: A six year follow-up.
SS Kroll, AKM Khoo, SE Singletary, FC Ames, Baoguang Wang et al.
Plast Reconst Surg 104: 421, 1999.

Immediate and Delayed Breast Reconstruction: Which is Cheaper?
AKM Khoo et al
SGH PGMI Proceedings 8: 121, 1999.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma arising in a Cutaneous Epidermal Cyst- A Case Report
TH Wong, AKM Khoo, PH Tan, BH Ong.
Ann Acad Med Singapore 29: 757, 2000.

Indications for immediate tissue transfer for soft tissue reconstruction in visceral pelvic surgery.
Andrew KM Khoo, John M Skibber, AS Nabawi, Ali Gurlek et al.
Surgery 130: 463, 2001.


Ministry of Health HMDP Fellowship in final M.Med (Surgery) May 1992
Young Investigators Award, Singapore General Hospital 1995
Academy of Medicine Johnson and Johnson Research/Travelling Fellowship 1995 for ‘Detailed Anatomical Studies of the Orbit and Periorbital Adnexal Tissue’, May 1995.
Ministry of Health HMDP in Craniofacial & Head & Neck Oncology Resections, July 1996


Past President, Singapore Society for Cosmetic (Aesthetic) Surgeons in 2003

Member, Singapore Medical Association since 1989

Member, Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons, since 2000

Member, Singapore Society of Cosmetic (Aesthetic) Surgeons, since 2000

Immediate Past Chairman and current Member, Credentials Committee, Medical Advisory Board, Mt Elizabeth Hospital.