Dr Harish Mithiran Muthiah

Dr Harish Mithiran Muthiah

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Last updated 25 Oct 2023

Key Achievements

  • Performed more than 2,500 thoracic surgeries since 2014
  • Started the robotic thoracic surgery programme at the National University Hospital (NUH)
  • Started the rib fracture fixation programme at NUH


Dr Harish Mithiran Muthiah is a thoracic surgeon at Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore.

His clinical interests include minimally invasive thoracic surgery such as uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and robotic thoracic surgery (RATS), lung oncology, as well as chest wall resection and reconstruction.

He was a senior consultant thoracic surgeon in the department of cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery at the National University Hospital (NUH) and a former visiting consultant in the department of general surgery at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

Dr Harish completed his medical school and upon completing his basic surgical training, joined NUH where he began this training in cardiothoracic surgery. While at NUH, he started the robotic thoracic surgery programme and the rib fracture fixation programme.

He has performed more than 2,500 thoracic surgeries since 2014. He also performs novel lung surgery techniques including U-VATS, RATS, lung localisation techniques and navigational bronchoscopy. He has been practising medicine for more than 15 years.

He was the associate programme director for the cardiothoracic residency programme and a clinical tutor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

Dr Harish is a council member for the chapter of cardiothoracic surgeons at the Academy of Medicine Singapore, assistant treasurer of the South East Asian Thoracic Society and a member of European Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

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