Doctor Looi Kok Poh (Dr Looi KP) – Singapore Renowned Hand Surgeon

Welcome to Dr Looi KP personal site. Here you will learn more about Dr Looi Kok Poh’s professional background, as well as his personal interest and values.

Dr Looi Kok Poh, The Hand Surgeon

“For medicine to summit its peak, it requires art as its soul and science as its hands” – Dr. Looi Kok Poh, Specialist Hand Surgeon.

Dr. Looi is an eminent hand surgeon based in Singapore with over two decades of experience serving the local & international community. With over 6000 surgeries under his belt, Dr. Looi continues to participate in the medical community to serve patients and his associates.

Dr Looi Kok Poh preparing for surgery

Passionate about his profession, Dr. Looi Kok Poh witnesses every day how the interplay of art and science in hand surgery become instrumental in the restoration of a patient’s life, limb, and livelihood.

As a mature surgeon, Dr. Looi trained under some of the most renewed world experts in Singapore and the US such as the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Dr. Looi experienced first-hand how it was like to be mentored, coached and guided in a nurturing environment of trust and faith. He believes such is the way committed and passionate surgeons should be groomed.

As the world gets smaller and smaller, Dr. Looi believes that doctors and surgeons should go further and further into their communities to contribute beyond their comfort zone.


Dr Looi Kok Poh, The Academic/Trainer/Speaker

“Mastering procedures from a stack of textbooks can make a doctor a good surgeon, but to be an excellent surgeon, they must believe and do beautiful work.” – Dr. Looi Kok Poh

A fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and trained at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA, Dr Looi honed his craft in Orthopedic, Hand, Wrist and Microsurgery under some of the most renewed surgeons from around the world.

An award-winning doctor, Dr Looi has published dozens of publications, paper presentations & research projects over the three decades of his practice. His widely cited work on Hand Infections in patients with Diabetes is keenly relevant in 21st-century societies.

Having been invited to speak around the world at the National Congress of the Indonesian Orthopedic Association, Philippine Society for Surgery of the Hand, International Symposium on Hand Surgery and the Advances in Hand Therapy in Bali, AO Trauma Course, Davos Switzerland and others, Dr Looi continues to work to lift the esteem of his noble specialization.

Dr Looi is passionate about inspiring the next generation to push the pinnacle of their craft while deepening their understanding of Hand, Wrist and Micro Surgery. The closest substitute for experience is a conversation with the Experienced.


Dr Looi Kok Poh graduated and obtained his medical and surgical degrees in Singapore. He continued his education and became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1994. Dr Looi KP furthered his training at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA, where he further honed his skills in Orthopedic, Hand, Wrist and Microsurgery with many renowned surgeons all around the world.

Dr Looi KP was also the recipient of many scholarships and awards, for example, the NUH Young Doctors Award of 2000, the Young Orthopedic Surgeon Award of 2000, SOA ambassador to HKOA in 2000, and the Ministry of Health Manpower Development Plan Fellowship to USA (Hand Surgery) in 1999.

Dr Looi Kok Poh is presently the director of the Hand Wrist and Microsurgical Centre located in Gleneagles Medical Centre in Singapore. Dr Looi KP believes in providing all his patients with the most up-to-date orthopedic hand, wrist and reconstructive micro-surgery.

Dr Looi KP currently also serves as the Chairman of Wrist Interest Group of the Singapore Society for Hand Surgery. Dr Looi continues to train doctors by serving as a visiting consultant to the Department of Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery at the National University Hospital of Singapore. Dr Looi had served previously as the President of the Singapore Society for Hand Surgery.