Dr Tony Setiobudi is an orthopaedic surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore.
He specialises in spine conditions such as lower back pain, scoliosis, slipped disc, sciatica (numbness from lower back to legs), spinal stenosis (narrowing of spinal canal) and ankylosing spondylitis (inflammation of spinal joints). He also performs major spine surgery such as scoliosis correction, correction of a hunchback and spine tumour surgery.
Dr Setiobudi was formerly a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) and Alexandra Hospital, where he trained junior doctors in the department of orthopaedic surgery. He remains a visiting consultant spine surgeon at NTFGH.
He completed his bachelor's degrees at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia. He subsequently underwent advanced specialist training in orthopaedic surgery and became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK in orthopaedic surgery. He received the Health Manpower Development Plan award from the Ministry of Health to undergo further training in spine surgery in Brisbane, Australia. Dr Setiobudi was also involved in teaching medical students at Queensland University as a clinical lecturer.
In Singapore, he has worked at the National University Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore General Hospital and the KK Women's and Children's Hospital. He is currently a clinical senior lecturer at the National University of Singapore. In 2015, he received the Long Service Award.
He has several research publications in international journals. His research interests include spine tumour, spine fractures, lumbar disc degeneration, osteoporosis and hip fractures in seniors. He has been invited to speak at medical and public forums locally and regionally on spine health.
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