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Dr Ling Ji Min

Dr Ling Ji Min

​MB.ChB (United Kingdom), MRCS (Edinburgh), MMed Surg (Singapore), FRCS NS (Edinburgh)

Head of Service & Senior Consultant

National Neuroscience Institute

Specialty: Neurosurgery

Clinical Interest: Spine Surgery, General Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
General Neurosurgery, Spine and Spinal Disorders, Spine Surgery.

Clinical Appointments

  • Head of Service & Senior Consultant Department of Neurosurgery National Neuroscience InstituteNational Neuroscience Institute
  • Head of Service & Senior Consultant Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Head & Senior Consultant NNI @CGH Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Campus Site Chief SingHealth Duke-NUS Spine Centre
  • Senior Consultant Neuroscience Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital
  • Senior Consultant CGH-NNI Integrated Spine Centre Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital


​Dr Ling graduated from Dundee University, Scotland in 2005. He completed his basic surgical training in Singapore and went on to pursue specialist training in Neurosurgery under National Neuroscience Institute (NNI). He is currently appointed as Head of Service & Senior Consultant, Neurosurgery at the National Neuroscience Institute @ CGH. Dr Ling is developing special clinical interest in spinal surgeries and research interest in advancement of medical technology.


  • FRCS NS (Edinburgh) 2017
  • MMed Surgery (Singapore) 2010
  • MRCS (Edinburgh) 2008
  • MB.ChB (United Kingdom) 2005

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Head of Service & Senior Consultant, Neurosurgery, National Neuroscience Institute @ Changi General Hospital
  • ​Senior Consultant, Department of Neurosurgery, National Neuroscience Institute
  • Programme Director, Spine and Spinal Disorders, National Neuroscience Institute


  • SingHealth Publish! Award 2013 for “Surgical treatment of adult and pediatric C1/C2 subluxation with intraoperative computed tomography guidance” in Surgical Neurology International
  • Best Research Presentation Award (Gold), NNI Research Day 2013. Early clinical results of cervical disc replacement: Keel-less versus keeled implant

Research Interests

  • Spinal intra-operative navigation
  • Cerebrospinal fluid shunt technology


  • Encapsulated Conjugated Oligomer Nanoparticles for Real-Time Photoacoustic Sentinel Lymph Node Imaging and Targeted Photothermal Therapy. Cai X, Liu X, Liao LD, Bandla A, Ling JM, Liu YH, Thakor N, Bazan GC, Liu B. Small. 2016 Sep;12(35):4873-4880
  • Liu YH, Liao LD, Tan SS, Kwon KY, Ling JM, Bandla A, Shih YY, Tan ET, Li W, Ng WH, Lai HY, Chen YY, Thakor NV. Assessment of neurovascular dynamics during transient ischemic attack by the novel integration of micro-electrocorticography electrode array with functional photoacoustic microscopy. Neurobiol Dis. 2015 Oct;82:455-65
  • Tan ETW, Ling JM, Dinesh SK. The feasibility of producing patient-specific acrylic cranioplasty implants with a low-cost 3D printer. J Neurosurg. 2015 Nov 13:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Ling JM, Tiruchelvarayan R. Early clinical and radiographical results of keel-less and shallow keel cervical disc replacement. Asian J Neurosurg. 2015 Jan-Mar;10(1):5-9
  • Liao LD, Aishwarya B, Ling JM, Liu YH, Kuo LW, Chen YY, King NKK, Lai HY, Lin YR, Thakor N. Improving neurovascular outcomes with bilateral forepaw stimulation in a rat photothrombotic ischemic stroke model. Neurophoton. 1(1), 011007 (Jun 19, 2014)
  • Ling JM, Rajendra T. A review of endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus in paediatric and adult patients. Proc of Singapore Healthcare. Vol 22 (3) 2013: 203-212
  • Ling JM, Shree KD, Pang BC, Chen MW, Lim HL, Danny TL, Yu CS, Wang CM. Routine spinal navigation for thoraco-lumbar pedicle screws insertion using O-Arm 3D imaging system. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Sep 30
  • Ling JM, Tiruchelvarayan R, Seow WT, Ng HB. Surgical treatment of adult and pediatric C1/C2 subluxation with intraoperative computed tomography guidance. Surg Neurol Int 2013;4:S109-17
  • Amitendu S, Mak SK, Ling JM, Ng WH. A single institution experience of the incidence of extracranial metastasis in glioma. J Clin Neurosci. 2012 Nov;19(11):1511-5
  • Ling JM, Ng WH. Telemedicine in neurosurgery: Breaking technological and geographical barrier. Neurosurgical emergency. Vol 16. No 2. 2011. P120-4
  • Ling JM, Lim KZ, Ng WH. Use of Multimedia Messaging System (MMS) by Junior Doctors for Scan Image Transmission in Neurosurgery. World Neurosurg. 2012 Feb;77(2):384-7. Epub 2011 Nov 17

Research Trials

  • Fabrication of a novel device to regulate output of cerebrospinal fluid from external ventricular drain