Dr Chong Keen Wai graduated and obtained his postgraduate Masters in Orthopaedic Surgery from the National University of Singapore. In addition, he also obtained his Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He was subsequently awarded a Singapore government grant (HMDP) and further trained in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery as well as trauma and reconstructive surgery in Germany.
Prior to leaving for private practice, Dr Chong was Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Singapore General Hospital. During this time, he received his “long service award” and multiple “service awards” annually. He also established the “foot and ankle fellowship training program” in the Singapore General Hospital and has trained many regional surgeons. Dr Chong is an active faculty member of AOTrauma (Arbeitgemeineshaft fur Osteosynthesefrage) and has been awarded “Gold membership” status for his contributions. He is also a member of the Dragon total knee replacement study which involves about twenty surgeons from across Asia. During the 2014 WTA Finals tennis tournament in Singapore which involves the world's top female tennis professionals, Dr Chong was the tournament physician.
Dr Chong’s main work is in the correction of the leg, foot and ankle deformities, total knee and total ankle arthroplasty, sports injuries of the foot and ankle, and minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery. These include tendon endoscopic procedures, ankle and lower-ankle (subtalar) joint arthroscopy. Dr Chong has performed the largest numbers of artificial ankle joint replacements for ankle arthritis in Singapore (correct as of May 2011). He is also the first surgeon in Singapore to extensively perform the ‘low tibial osteotomy’ for the treatment of ankle osteoarthritis, thus preserving the patient’s natural joint and avoiding a joint replacement or fusion. He has also performed the largest numbers of lower-ankle (subtalar) joint arthroscopy and tendon scopes in Singapore (correct as of May 2011). In addition, he is a key opinion leader in Asia Pacific on the use of radiofrequency coblation technology in the minimally invasive treatment of tendon injuries and heel pain.
Dr Chong remains a visiting consultant to 3 large public hospitals in Singapore, namely Singapore General Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital which is the largest trauma centre in Singapore, and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital which is the newest public hospital in Singapore. His main responsibilities as a visiting consultant are to provide subspecialty outpatient consults for the public patients, teach, and perform complex surgeries. He also remains Adj Asst Professor at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School where he continues to teach the next generation of doctors.