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Dr Lam Kai Yet

Meet Our Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr Lam Kai Yet!

MBBS (Spore), MRCS (Ireland), MMed (Orth) (Spore), FRCSEd (Orth)

Senior Consultant
Specialty: Paediatric Orthopaedics Surgery

Clinical Interests: Limb Malalignment Deformity, Children and Adolescent Sports Injuries, Lower Limb Length and Angular Discrepancies, Paediatric Hip, Paediatric Trauma, Cerebral Palsy, Congenital Talipes Equino Varus (Club Foot)

Professional Qualifications and Clinical Experience

Dr Lam Kai Yet obtained his medical and postgraduate qualifications from the National University of Singapore and the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in UK. He went on to complete a Patellofemoral and Sports Surgery Fellowship at the Hopital de la Croix-Rousse in France, and a Paediatric Orthopaedics Fellowship at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

Prior to starting Bone Island Children’s Clinic, Dr Lam served as the deputy head of department and senior consultant in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH). At KKH, he furthered his paediatric specialisation by obtaining the Diploma of Children’s Orthopaedics from the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society. Dr Lam helped set up the Limb Lengthening and Deformity Clinic in 2018. He also established the use of 3D printing in deformity correction in this region and was awarded the prestigious Asia Pacific Paediatric Orthopaedics Travelling Fellowship in 2019 for his work.

Dr Lam’s continued passion in education has seen him organise multiple regional educational events, such as the first ASEAN Deformity Workshop and KKH Paediatric Orthopaedic Trauma symposiums. For his dedication to teaching, Dr Lam was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Award in 2018/2019 by SingHealth Residency.

Dr Lam regularly finds time to care for the underprivileged in Singapore and other regional countries. He is also a committee member of the Singapore Orthopaedic Association Humanitarian and Outreach Subcommittee. He is recognised for his expertise in this subspeciality field, and is often invited to present at international and regional conferences.

Philosophy of Care

Dr Lam is dedicated to bringing a new level of expertise and care to the emerging field of Paediatrics Orthopaedics in Singapore. He has amassed experience in this specialised field, through his practice in KKH, as well as the overseas fellowships, specialised trainings and conferences. He believes that care should be tailored to one’s individual and unique needs.

Professional Appointments & Memberships

Adjunct Assistant Professor, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University – Imperial College
Humanitarian and Outreach Subcommittee, Singapore Orthopaedic Association
Reviewer, Singapore Medical Journal, since 2017
Reviewer, Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare, since 2016
Member, Singapore Medical Association
Member, Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association, since 2015
Member, Asia Pacific Paediatric Orthopaedic Society, since 2015
Member, Paediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society, since 2015
Member, European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society, since 2017


2019 SingHealth Residency (RISE) Outstanding Faculty Award
Awarded to the top 5% of teaching faculty in SingHealth residency
2019 Asia Pacific Paediatric Orthopaedics Society (APPOS )Travelling Fellowship
2016 5-7 October EPOS EFORT BAT Instructional Course Trilogy Best Case Presentation Award (Upper Limb Trauma)
organised by the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society
SingHealth 10 Years Long Service Award
awarded on 29 Jan 2016
Singapore Health Manpower Development Plan Fellowship 2015/16
Hôpital de la Croix-Rousse, Centre of Albert Trillat, Lyon France, Sept 2015 to Nov 2015
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK, Jan to Oct 2016
2008 SingHealth Best Medical Officer Award

Dr Lam Kai Yet is accredited with admission rights to:

  • Mount Alvernia Hospital
  • Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital

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