Dr. P. Premkumar

Dr. Premkumar Pillay

  • Director of Spine & Pain Services at Neuro Spine & Pain Center, Singapore
  • Senior Spine Specialist at the Advanced Spine Center, Mt. Elizabeth Novena Medical Center
  • Has more than 25 years of experience in treating spine conditions; has research publications and presentations in the areas of Minimally Invasive Spine and Brain Treatments, Computer aided Neuro Navigation, Robotic Microsurgery, Surgical Simulation, Pain and Epilepsy
  • Previously he was HOD of Neurosurgery and Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon at Singapore General Hospital (SGH); has served as Co-Director at The Brain Center, Singapore General Hospital also
  • His current activities are in medical innovation as an entrepreneur for Healthcare startups, Mentor, Advisor and Investor (Biopacific Investors-USA, AngelMDs, Klinify, VaultDragon, Kiddo, Healthcode, Stimwave, Qool therapeutics, Revvo, Novascan, Stimguard etc). Dr. Prem is a Healthcare Domain advisor at Jungle Ventures and HealthXCapital
  • Currently, working with Prof Teoh Swee Hin at NTU in Chemical Engineering for the translational use of osteopore in Cranial Surgery; and with Amrish Nair and Prof Pina (dept of Engineering) in Bio-rithm for improving intraoperative Neuro monitoring and for maternal fetal monitoring
  • Has worked with the Institute of System Science, NUS to help translate research which eventually resulted in 2 commercial products for the Institute : the Electronic Brain Atlas – a digital stereotactic brain atlas to be used for Neurosurgery and The Brain Bench – a virtual reality surgical simulation system
  • Has been awarded with Congress of Neurological Surgeons (USA) Fellowship Award, National Brain Tumor Foundation( USA) Award, Howard Eddie Gold Medal ( Royal Australasian College of Surgeons), Pudenz Award for research (USA) and Singapore Medical Association Medal
  • MBBS from National University of Singapore and residency training in Neurosurgery at the Dept of Neurosurgery of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Hospital, Cleveland OH, USA
  • National Merit Scholar and a recipient of Singapore Medical Association Medal; Chief Resident in Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic and a Fellow in Neurosurgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Fellow in Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada