Credentials MBBS, GDFM, MMED(Ortho) , MRCS(Ire), FRCS(Edinburgh)
Language English, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Dialect, Hokkien Dialect

Dr Wu is a well known teacher in different countries in both uniportal and biportal endoscopic spine surgery where he gives lecture , Cadaveric workshop and live surgeries. Due to his teaching commitment he was conferred Visiting Professor in Henan Provincial Hospital. Dr. Wu is versatile in endoscopic spinal surgery , he had performed and published his results on cervical , thoracic and lumbar spinal conditions treated with spinal endoscopy. He is a strong proponent for ambulatory spine surgery and minimally invasive spinal surgery. He is one of the earliest Singaporean orthopaedic surgeon with Ministry Of Health Scholarship to complete a full 18 months fellowship in both open complex spinal surgery, pediatric and adult spinal deformity and spinal tumor fellowship in North America as well as endoscopic spine surgery (one of the least invasive form of spinal decompression and fusion surgery) in South Korea. His clinical and academic interest includes treatment of complex cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal problems through minimally invasive spinal approaches and motion preservation surgeries. His orthopaedic surgical mottos are “small is beautiful, less is more, tissue and motion conservation is key.”

Associated Treatments

Orthopaedic Surgery

Special Treatments

Endoscopic Spine Surgery , one of the least invasive form of minimally invasive spine surgery
Minimally invasive Spine Surgery
Artificial Disc Replacement
Lateral Access Spinal Fusion


Clinical Work Experience And Ambulatory Spinal Surgery
Before entering private practice, Dr. Wu was an Orthopaedic Consultant, Director of Spinal Fellowship Program and Director of Orthopaedic Research in the Department Of Orthopaedic Surgery, Juronghealth Campus, National University Health System. Dr. Wu is also a Visiting Consultant to Orthopaedic Department in National University Hospital, National University Health System He is also a Visiting Consultant of Singhealth., Sengkang General Hospital, Department Of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Wu sets up LEADS (Local Endoscopic Awake Discectomy Surgery) protocol and ambulatory Uniportal and Biportal Endsocopic Spine Surgery for lumbar decompression and discectomy in Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. Together with his team of endoscopic spine surgeons in his government practice, they published their clinical results in established spinal and medical journals. He is the first Singaporean surgeon to lead his team to publish their results in European Spine Journal on “Ambulatory uniportal versus biportal endoscopic decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis” with an average stay for patients to be less than 24 hours in his cohort of patients who underwent spine surgery for spinal stenosis.
Other than his own government hospital, Dr. Wu was privileged to be able to provide the expertise and advice to start up a number of endoscopic spinal units in overseas hospitals before going to private practice. Dr. Wu was featured several times in English, Chinese and Tamil TV, Newspapers and Radio for his work in development of endoscopic spine surgery in Singapore for the past years. Due to his broad surgical expertise, he had been appointed consulting and education roles in several established pharmaceutical, spinal endoscopic and open spinal surgical implant companies.


Academic Achievement in Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Spine Surgery
Dr. Wu is a pioneer and an enthusiastic mentor as the one of the earliest Singaporean spine surgeon to perform and describe both forms of Uniportal and Biportal Endoscopic Lumbar Spinal Fusion techniques in the same year. He is also one of the earliest to describe some of the most updated endoscopic surgical treatments for cervical ,thoracic and lumbar conditions in both uniportal and biportal spinal endoscopy.


Singapore Spine Society
Asia Pacific Spine Society
AO Spine
Asean Minimally Invasive Spine Society
World Federation Of Endoscopic Surgery
World Federation Of Neurosurgical Society
World Unilateral Biportal Endoscopic Society
International Society Of Unilateral Biportal Endoscopy

Awards and Honours

Dean List Final MBBS National University of SIngapore in March 2006
Best Houseman Award Orthopaedics National University Hospital in Nov 2006
Best Houseman Award General Surgery National University Hospital in Feb 2007
Winner of the Best Oral Presentation Competition in Annual Scientific Congress Singapore in 2007. With the paper Correlation of the long term outcome with completeness of surgical evacuation of Intracerebral heaemorrhage- A retrospective Study
Singapore Ministry of Health Training Scholar in April 2010
Competed in Young Orthopaedic Investigator Award 2014 Singapore Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting
Competed in Young Surgeon’s Award in 49th Singapore Malaysia Congress of Medicine in Feb 2015
Winner of Pacific and Asian Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (PASMISS) Best poster November 2015 Korea
Winner of Outstanding Oral Presentation of International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine held in June 2015 USA.
Joint top score candidate in Joint Specialty Fellowship Examination FRCS (Orth) Edinburgh Exit Examination in May 2016
Orthopaedic Teaching Excellence Award , National University Singapore for 2015-2016
Orthopaedic Teaching Excellence Award , National University Singapore for 2016-2017
Service Star Award Ng Teng Feng General Hospital September 2017
Service Story: Unsung Hero Award Jan 2018
Service Ambassador Award Ng Teng Feng General Hospital September 2018
Winner of the Best Paper Award for 2019 Korean Minimally Invasive Surgery Society
Winner of Best Oral Presentation Award in Virtual World Spine Congress 2020
Service Ambassador Gold Award Ng Teng Feng General Hospital September 2022

Fellowships and Accreditations

Dr. Wu obtained several fellowship awards from different organizations to fulfil his postdoctoral training requirements in Asia, Europe and North America. He received the prestigious AO trauma fellowship to practice in one of the top German Tertiary Trauma Centre, Unfallklinik Ludwigshafen Trauma Centre, University of Heidelberg, Germany which he learnt important spine and orthopaedic trauma fixation techniques. In the same year, he visited Wellington Hospital, New Zealand and practiced lumbar lateral access minimally invasive Spinal Surgery.
Dr. Wu received the prestigious Full Year AO Spine North America Fellowship in one of the top accredited AO spine units in North America, Toronto Western Hospital (TWH), University of Toronto. During the fellowship training in Canada, he practiced in Toronto Western Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Sunnybrook Hospital (SBK) as part of the University of Toronto Citywide Fellow, being exposed to complex pediatric and adult spinal deformity, complex spinal trauma, spinal tumor and tubular microscopic minimally invasive surgery.
Dr. Wu further his training in minimally invasive spine surgery by obtaining the prestigious Ministry of Health (MOH) Scholarship award  and became the first Singaporean international fellow at Nanoori Gangnam Hospital, Seoul, South Korea, a world renowned centre for uniportal and biportal endoscopic spine surgery, the least invasive form of spinal surgery. He also obtained the distinguished AO Asia Pacific spine fellowship to practice in Okayama Rosai Hospital, Japan, world renowned spinal navigation centre.
Dr. Wu visited Wooridul and St Peter’s Hospital, South Korea to enhance his training in cervical and lumbar disc replacement surgeries. Overall he spent 2 years overseas in several different countries to understand the full spectrum of spine and orthopaedic surgery practice.