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A/Prof. Narayanan Gopalakrishna Iyer

A/Prof. Narayanan Gopalakrishna Iyer

Designation: Senior Consultant

Specialization:
General Surgery (Surgical Oncology)

Language spoken: English, Tamil, Bahasa Melayu

Hospital Affiliation:
National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS)


Clinic Address:
National Cancer Centre Singapore
11 Hospital Drive
Singapore 169610

Operating Hours: Mondays to Fridays: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Saturdays: 8.30am to 12.30pm
(Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays)

Tel: 6450 8088

Fax: +65 6225 6297


Dr Gopal Iyer graduated top of his medical school class at NUS in 1998, with Honours. He subsequently went on to complete a PhD in molecular carcinogenesis at the University of Cambridge under Prof Carlos Caldas. He trained as a General surgeon at Singapore General Hospital and then went on to two separate head and neck surgical fellowships at Sydney Head and Neck Cancer Institute at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Australia and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre (MSKCC), New York, USA. At the end of his fellowship at MSKCC, he was awarded the Michael Burt award for being the best fellow in the surgical division both in terms of operative skill and research output. Currently, Dr Gopal Iyer works as a head and neck surgeon in National Cancer Centre and Singapore General Hospital. Dr Gopal has extensive experience in the surgical management of head and neck cancers, as well as surgery for benign diseases in the head and neck (including thyroid, salivary gland and skin lesions). He performs complex resections and reconstructions of cancers involving the oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, hypopharynx, nasopharynx, paranasal sinuses and neck. He is involved in the robotic and endoscopic head and neck surgical program having performed a number of these procedures locally and mentored the first ever robotic thyroidectomy in Australia in Feb 2012. Dr Gopal is also actively involved in research and leads a number of research programs that study various clinical and translational aspects of head and neck cancer prognostication and therapeutics. He is the principal investigator of the Cancer Therapeutics Research Laboratory (National Cancer Centre).

Education:
MBBS(Hons) (Singapore), PhD (Cambridge), FRCS (Gen) (Edinburgh), FAMS

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