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Dr. Sandeep SEBASTIN

Orthopedic Surgery

6A Napier Road #03-37 Gleneagles Hospital Annexe Block Singapore 258500

Languages: English, Hindi, Tamil

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About Dr. Sandeep SEBASTIN


Short Introduction:
Dr Sebastin has practiced Hand Surgery for over 25 years and manages a wide range of Hand Surgical Conditions. His sub-specialty interests include peripheral nerve surgery and micro-surgical reconstruction - fields where he is well known nationally and internationally. In addition to micro-surgical reconstruction in the upper extremity, he is well versed with soft tissue reconstruction of the lower limbs, both for trauma and diabetes. He was also part of the adult and paediatric liver transplant teams at NUH helping with microsurgical repair. He specializes in brachial plexus injuries, tendon transfers, function restoration of the upper limb in spinal cord injuries/ stroke and correction of upper limb bone and joint deformities.

Professional Statement:
Dr Sebastin completed his undergraduate medical training and post-graduate training in General Surgery, Plastic Surgery and a Fellowship in Hand surgery in India before coming to Singapore in 2004. He was selected for Advanced Surgical Training in Hand Surgery in 2007 and received his accreditation as a Specialist Hand Surgeon from the Ministry of Health (MOH) in 2009. He then completed a 2-year MOH Scholarship at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA from 2009-2011. He served as Senior Consultant Hand Surgeon at the Department of Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery at the National University Hospital (NUH) till March 2020. During his tenure, he held multiple responsibilities that included Director of the Microsurgery Training Laboratory and Fellowship Program (2011-2016) and Director of Research (2017-2019). 

He is currently Senior Consultant Hand Surgeon at Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery Partners – a private group practice located at Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore. He continues to serve as Visiting Consultant Hand Surgeon at NUH and Changi General Hospital. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. In addition, he is an accredited Hand Surgeon at the multiple private hospitals that include Mt. Elizabeth Hospital, Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Parkway East Hospital, Farrer Park Hospital, Mt Alvernia Hospital, Raffles Hospital, and StarMed Specialist Centre. 

Dr Sebastin has a keen interest in research and has published over 90 peer reviewed scientific manuscripts. In addition, he has authored nearly 60 book chapters, two dissertations, and co-edited an issue of a Hand Surgery Journal along with his partner Dr David Tan. He has presented widely at national and international meetings and has given more than 50 invited lectures at international meetings. 

Education:

MBBS, India, 1994
MS (General Surgery), University of Bombay, 1999
M.Ch (Plastic Surgery), MS University, Vadodara, 2002
D.N.B. (Plastic Surgery), National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, 2003
M.Med (Surgery), National University of Singapore, 2007
Specialist Accreditation in Hand Surgery, Ministry of Health, 2009
European Diploma in Hand Surgery, 2009
MOH Scholarship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, 2009-2011 

Professional Positions and Memberships:

  • Member, Residency Advisory Committee for Hand Surgery, MOH, Singapore 
  • Committee Member, Asian Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand
  • Fellow, Chapter of Hand Surgeons, College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine
  • Member, Singapore Society for Hand Surgery (SSHS)
  • Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
  • Member, Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSI)
  • Member, Indian Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ISRM)
  • Member, Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand (ISSH)
  • Past Chair, Hand Surgery Examination Committee, MOH, Singapore (2015-19)
  • Past President, Singapore Society for Hand Surgery (2015-17)
  • Past Chair, Chapter of Hand Surgeons, Academy of Medicine, Singapore (2015-17)
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19 May 2022

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