• Vol. 43 No. 4, 246–247
  • 15 April 2014

Dr Tham Cheok Fai: “Father”of Neurosurgery (8 October 1925 – 4 December 2013)



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Although not the first neurosurgeon in Singapore, Dr Tham is acknowledged as the “father” of Singapore neurosurgery. Dr Tham was already a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at “C” Orthopaedic Unit, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), with a special interest in spinal surgery when Dr Tseng Yuen Lin, the first fully trained neurosurgeon in Singapore, passed away.

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