Dr Chong Weng Wah Roland is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a main interest in Elbow and Shoulder Pain. He is trained to manage all shoulder pain and elbow injuries ranging from trauma to sports and shoulder and elbow joint replacements. He also has a similar interest in Lower Limb Sports injuries.
Dr Chong obtained his medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2001 in the Dean’s List and was awarded the Yeo Khuan Joo Gold Medal in Surgery. He went on to pursue postgraduate training in Surgery and was admitted as a Member of the Royal of College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2006. The following year, he obtained a Masters of Medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery from the National University of Singapore and was admitted into advance specialty training in Orthopaedic Surgery.
He completed his training and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2010. That year, he was awarded the College of Surgeons Singapore Gold Medal.
Dr Chong continued to pursue his interest in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He was awarded the Singhealth Health Manpower Development Fund (HMDP) Scholarship in 2011 to train in Shoulder and Upper Limb Surgery in the Royal Perth Hospital with Prof Allan Skirving, Mr Peter Campbell and Mr Mark Hurworth. In that year, he performed complex Shoulder and Elbow arthroscopic, revision, trauma and replacement surgeries.
Dr Chong was practicing in Changi General Hospital as a Consultant Orthopaedic, Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon. In addition to arthroscopic shoulder surgery, he offered solutions for irreparable rotator cuff tears by performing periscapular tendon transfers. He also provided arthroplasties solutions for elbow and shoulder pain & trauma, rheumatic arthritis and other degenerative conditions such as bipolar radial head replacements, total elbow and shoulder replacements and reverse shoulder replacements. He is currently a Visiting Consultant to Changi General Hospital for such complex cases.
Dr Chong is also keen in research with multiple publications and presentations in Orthopaedic surgery. He was also the N Balachandran Memorial Lecture Award Winner at the 31st Singapore Orthopaedics Association Meeting 2009. He is currently a reviewer for the Singapore Medical Journal and was awarded the Reviewer Recognition Award in 2011.
In addition to research, Dr Chong was a Clinical Lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore for training undergraduate medical students and was a Clinical Physician Faculty Member of the Singhealth Residency programme for Orthopaedic Surgery. He is also involved in Arthroscopic Shoulder surgery and Shoulder Arthroplasty training both locally and regionally.