Dr. Robless Peter Ashley

General Surgery

Credentials MBChB (UK) FRCS (Edin) MD (Lond) FEBVS

Dr Peter Robless has trained and worked in the UK, Australia and Singapore.

He obtained his MBChB from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK in 1992. He then underwent training in General Surgery on the West of Scotland Surgical specialties rotation, obtaining the FRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1996.

Dr Robless then moved to St Mary’s Hospital at the Imperial College School of Medicine, as research fellow for the MRC funded Asymptomatic Carotid Surgery Trial (ACST). Completing two years of clinical research, he thereafter trained as a specialist registrar in General and Vascular Surgery, on the London Deanery Surgical rotations.

After obtaining the Intercollegiate FRCS in General Surgery in 2003 and the UK Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in General/Vascular Surgery in 2004, he became a Fellow of the European Board of Vascular Surgery (FEBVS) by examination in 2004.

Dr Robless then spent a year as the Vascular Fellow at St George Hospital, Sydney, Australia subspecialising in Endovascular Surgery, before returning to Singapore in 2005 as Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Department of Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore.

During his 9 years at NUH, he was the Founding Head, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and Senior Consultant in the Department of Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Surgery. He was also Program Director for the Vascular Medicine and Therapy Program and Director of the Non Invasive Vascular Laboratory at the National University Heart Centre Singapore (NUHCS).

In 2006, Dr Robless was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from the University of London and in 2009, to advance Vascular Surgery in Singapore, he was awarded a National Healthcare Group Health Manpower Development Program grant to visit the Vascular surgical units at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston and The Cleveland Clinic, Ohio.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, UK and the European Board of Vascular Surgery. He is a member of the Cochrane Collaboration Review Group on Peripheral Vascular Disease. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Adelaide Vascular Trials Pty Ltd (Aust) and also serves as a Council member for the Asian Society for Vascular Surgery and the Asian Venous Forum.

Dr Robless is a regular speaker at international and regional meetings on vascular surgery and endovascular interventions. He serves on the editorial boards for the Annals of Vascular Diseases and the ASEAN Heart Journal.

Dr Robless was awarded the NUH STAR award in 2005-2007 for patient care. He believes in holistic patient care and in providing the best service and outcomes for his patients and their families.