MBBS (Australia), MRCS (Edinburgh),
MMed (Surgery), FAMS (Hand Surgery)

Dr Yam has special interests in:

  • Restoring /improving function in paralysed or weak upper limb (nerve injuries, brachial plexus injury, Erb’s palsy, birth or obstetric brachial plexus injury, tetraplegia, cerebral palsy, stroke, etc)
  • Tendon transfers
  • Nerve transfers
  • Minimally invasive (endoscopic) treatment of nerve compression syndromes (carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel)
  • Hand injuries and infections


Dr. Yam obtained his medical degree from the Flinders University of South Australia in 1997. He became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2003 and obtained a Master of Medicine (Surgery) from the National University of Singapore in 2004. He trained in Hand Surgery at Singapore General Hospital and National University Hospital and was accredited as a Specialist in Hand Surgery in 2007. He then trained with Professor Rolfe Birch in Peripheral Nerve and Brachial Plexus Surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London, the premier centre of excellence for nerve surgery in the UK. He also completed workshops on cerebral palsy, tetraplegia and brachial plexus reconstruction at internationally renowned centres in Taiwan, France and Switzerland. During his tenure as consultant in the Dept of Hand Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Dr Yam was awarded several awards for health service quality and teaching excellence. He has published more than 30 scientific articles covering a wide spectrum of hand and nerve disorders in international journals and textbooks. Several of his research projects have won awards at the Singapore Society for Hand Surgery Annual Scientific Meetings. Dr Yam has been invited to speak and demonstrate at hand surgery and brachial plexus courses locally and internationally. He is also a well-regarded regular discussant on LinkedIn’s Hand Surgery International, the largest international online community of hand surgeons.

Dr Yam spends 2-3 weeks every year operating on patients and training surgeons in developing countries such as Cambodia and Sri Lanka.

Dr Yam’s other interests include philosophy, meditation and nature photography

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