Message from Dr Adrian Saurajen

"I have been very blessed and humbled to have been given the opportunity to study medicine and in particular ENT, pediatric ENT and Sleep Surgery. I believe that the practice of Medicine is a calling, a great honour and a very precious gift from God. So many people have either mentored me or been so generous and kind with their time in taking me under their wings and teaching me what was often not found in textbooks but what they learnt from experience. In treating patients, I have truly learnt that the practice of medicine is one of humility, of serving and that with time and experience; medicine moves from just being a science to also truly becoming an art. I thank God for having led me on this road; which at times has been challenging but ah.....always so fulfilling!  I also want to thank the many patients who have taught me that we are not merely treating diseases but that we are treating people..."

 

Adrian Saurajen

                                                           

 

 

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery(University of Sydney)

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore(Otorhinolaryngology)

  • Certificate of Specialist Accreditation, Ministry of Health, Singapore

  • Certificate of Specialist Registration, Singapore Medical Council

  • Fellowship in Sleep Medicine and Surgery(Medical College Wisconsin)

  • Masters of Medicine(Sleep Medicine)(University of Sydney)

Present & Past /Appointments /Memberships /Fellowships /Accreditations /Examinations

INTERNATIONAL

  • International Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

  • Member, Australasian Sleep Association

  • Member, American Rhinologic Society

  • Member, American Academy of Sleep Medicine

  • Member, International Surgical Sleep Society

  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (USA)

  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Part I 

 

SINGAPORE

  • Member, Singapore Medical Association

  • Board Member, College of Surgeons 2nd Chapter of Otorhinolaryngology Board

  • Medical Board Member and ENT Representative, Mount Elizabeth Orchard Hospital

  • Committee member, Singapore Sleep Society

  • Honorary Auditor/Committee, Singapore Society of Otorhinolaryngology

Achievements / Experience

 

Dr Adrian Siew Ming Saurajen is a Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon who has subspecialty training in Sleep Medicine and Surgery and a special interest in chronic sinusitis (Balloon Sinuplasty), Pediatric ENT (including the dentofacial airway development in children) and minimally invasive surgeries in reshaping the upper airway for patients with snoring and sleep apnoea. (The balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure where a balloon is inserted into the paranasal sinus openings and then dilated to reventilate the sinuses). 

 

Dr Saurajen graduated from the University of Sydney and worked in Australia (Royal North Shore Hospital) and Singapore. He has post-graduate fellowships in ENT from the (i) Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and the (ii)Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore and was also an International Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr Saurajen also has a Masters of Medicine (Sleep Medicine) from the University of Sydney and had also previously undertaken a Fellowship in Sleep Medicine and Surgery under Prof Tucker Woodson at the Medical College Wisconsin, USA.

On the non-medical front, Dr Saurajen and his wife set up the Zachary Liver Fund in 1999 to 2015 in conjunction with the NUH endowment fund. He was the ex-trustee of this fund which helped patients with liver failure and required liver tranplants. This fund was set up in memory of his first born son Zachary who was born with liver failure.