Dr Png Keng Siang

Dr Png Keng Siang

English, Mandarin
Last updated 15 Nov 2023

Key Achievements

  • Performed the earliest robotic surgeries at a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam as guest surgeon in 2016
  • Director of robotic urological surgery at Tan Tock Seng Hospital from 2013 to 2019
  • Vice president of the Robotic Surgery Society of Singapore since 2019


Dr Png Keng Siang is a urologist at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore.

His areas of expertise include robotic and other minimally invasive surgical procedures. He specialises in uro-oncology, benign prostate hyperplasia and kidney stones.

Prior to private practice, Dr Png was director of the robotic urological surgery at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

He completed his urology specialist training in Singapore followed by a clinical fellowship in robotic and laparoscopic surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine, US and became the earliest urologist to do so. He is also the earliest Singapore urologist to be conferred a fellow in the American College of Surgeons.

Dr Png has performed more than 800 robotic and laparoscopic procedures and has been practising medicine for more than 20 years.

He has trained numerous urologists both locally and abroad in minimally invasive surgery. He performed live surgery demonstrations in Myanmar and Vietnam and was the earliest doctor to perform 3 robotic urological operations in Vietnam as a guest surgeon at Bien Dahn Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City in 2016. He has proctored local and international urologists in over 200 robotic procedures in Singapore. He has also represented Singapore in various regional robotic surgery forums.

He was a member of the Ministry of Health (MOH) technology assessment committee in 2015, and was subsequently appointed as the only urologist in the workgroup advising MOH on robotic surgery matters in 2018.

He was the director of the National Healthcare Group’s urology residency programme and adjunct assistant professor at the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Currently, he serves as the Joint Committee on Specialist Training site accreditor for the urology residency programme.

Dr Png is also actively involved in several academic organisations. He is the founding member and vice-president of the Robotic Surgery Society of Singapore. Dr Png was the honorary secretary of the Singapore Urological Association, where he also served for eight years on its executive committee. He is an international member of the American Urological Association and Endourological Society, and has served in the education committee of the Society of Urologic Robotic Surgeons.

He is a recipient of several Long Service Awards.

Awards and honours

  • 2012
    Long Service Award, Ministry of Social and Family Development, Singapore

  • 2009
    Long Service Award, National Council of Social Service, Singapore

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