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Dr Ng Yew Poh Vincent

Dr Ng Yew Poh Vincent

​MBBS (Singapore), MMED (Surgery), MCI (Singapore), Msc (Oxford Endovascular), FRCS (Edinburgh), FAMS (Neurosurgery)

Head & Senior Consultant

National Neuroscience Institute

Specialty: Neurosurgery, Surgery & Surgical Oncology

Clinical Interest: Cerebrovascular Surgery, Neurotrauma, Skull Base Surgery, Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Acoustic Neuroma, Brain Aneurysm, Brain Metastasis, Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation, Cerebral Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas, Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Meningiomas, Moyamoya Disease, Neurotrauma, Sweaty Palms (Palmar Hyperhidrosis).

Clinical Appointments

  • Head & Senior Consultant Department of Neurosurgery National Neuroscience InstituteNational Neuroscience Institute
  • Senior Consultant Neurosurgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Senior Consultant Division of Surgery & Surgical Oncology National Cancer Centre SingaporeNational Cancer Centre Singapore


Dr Vincent Ng graduated from National University of Singapore in 2001. He completed his basic postgraduate surgical training in 2005 and obtained his membership in General Surgery conferred by the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh (MRCS Ed). He completed his Master of Medicine in Surgery (MMed) conferred by the National University of Singapore in 2006.
Dr Ng started his Neurosurgical advanced surgical training at the National Neuroscience Institute (Singapore) where he worked at the Singapore General Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Changi General Hospital. He completed his neurosurgical training and was accepted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh (FRCS) in 2011. He was conferred Fellowship in the Academy of Medicine in 2012.
He was awarded a scholarship by the Ministry of Health (MOH) Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) in 2012 and went for a 1-year fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, United Kingdom. He was conferred Masters of Science (Endovascular Neurosurgery) by Oxford University in 2013.
To further his budding interest in clinical research, Dr Ng was awarded NMRC Scholarship to undertake the Master of Clinical Investigation in 2011 in National University of Singapore.
For his contribution in teaching, Dr Ng was appointed as an Adjunct Assistant Professor by the DUKE-NUS graduate medical school in 2013. He is also Clinical Senior Lecturer in Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He is in the Yew Tee Primary School Advisory Committee.
He is the current Vice Chairman of the Chapter of Neurosurgeons and Vice President of Clinical Neuroscience Society and a member of the Congress of American Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).
In recognition of his service quality to patient care, he was awarded the Star Award in 2019 Singapore Health Quality Service Awards.


SMU-SingHealth Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management and Leadership, 2015

MSc Endovascular Neurosurgery (Interventional Neuroradiology) (Oxford) – Graduate Student, 2013 

FAMS, 2012

Specialist Registration, 2012

USMLE Step 1/Step 2 CK/Step 2 CS/ECFMG 2011/Step 3, 2012

FRCS (Edinburgh), 2011

MCI (Singapore), 2011 

MRCS (Edinburgh), 2005 

MMED (Surgery), 2005

MBBS (Singapore), 2001

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Consultant, Department of Neurosurgery, National Neuroscience Institute
  • Head, Department of Neurosurgery (NNI@TTSH), National Neuroscience Institute
  • Director, Joint Neurovascular Services, National Neuroscience Institute
  • Vice Chairman, Chapter of Neurosurgeons, Academy of  Medicine, Singapore
  • Vice-President, Clinical Neuroscience Society
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, SingHealth Duke-NUS Neuroscience Clinical Programme
  • Clinical Lecturer, Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
  • Member, Residency Advisory Committee for Neurosurgery
  • Member, JCST Examination Committee Neurosurgery
  • Member, MOH National Neurosurgical Critical Services Advisory Workgroup
  • Member, MOH Workgroup on Imaging for Low Back Pain and Imaging for Headaches
  • Core Faculty, SingHealth Neurosurgery Residency Programme
  • Member, NNI Medical Council
  • Member, NNI Business Continuity Management
  • Member, NNI Accreditation and Credentialing Committee
  • Member, NNI Peer Review Learning Quality Assurance (Neurosurgery)
  • Member, NNI-TTSH Intraoperative MRI Committee
  • Co-Director NICU
  • Member, TTSH ICU Committee
  • Member, TTSH Brain Death Certification and HOTA
  • Member, TTSH Transfusion Committee
  • Member, SingHealth Procedural Safety Workgroup
  • Member, SingHealth Clinical Core Faculty for Neurosurgery Residency
  • Member, Woodlands Health Campus’ Clinical Board Resource Panel
  • Member, CGH Departmental Mortality & Morbidity
  • Member, CGH Stroke Committee
  • Member, SGH ICU Committee
  • Member, SGH Trauma Committee
  • Member, TTSH Surgical Care Committee
  • Clinical Path Champion, Hemorrhagic Stroke Pathway
  • Yew Tee Primary School Advisory Committee


  • Star Award SingHealth Quality Service Award, 2019
  • Gold Award SingHealth Quality Health Service, 2016
  • 10-year Long Service Award, 2016
  • HMDP Award, 2012
  • Dermatology Society of Singapore Book Prize, 2001
  • Outstanding House Officer for General Surgery, NUH, 2001
  • NRF-MOH Healthcare Research Scholarship (MCI), 2010
  • Dean’s List Award, 1998 - 1999
  • Dean’s List Award, 1997 - 1998
  • Bailey Memorial Medal, 1998 - 1999
  • Albert Lim Liat Juay Bronze Medal Award, 1999 - 2000
  • Tan Siak Kew Scholarship, 1999 - 2000

Research Interests

  • ​Aneurysm / AVM / Cerebrovascular Diseases
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Moya Moya
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage
  • Head Injury


  • Prevalence of Asymptomatic Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms in a Southeast Asian Population. Thien A, See AA, Ang SY, Primalani NK, Lim MJ, Ng YP, Kam King NK, World Neurosurg. 2016 Oct 12. pii: S1878-8750(16)30975-5. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.09.118.
  • Comparison of gender differences in intracerebral hemorrhage in a multi-ethnic Asian society
    Justin T Hsieh, Beng Ti Ang, Vincent Ng, John C Allen, Nicolas KK King  PLoS One. 2016 Apr 6;11(4):e0152945. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0152945. eCollection 2016.
  • Recovery of Oculomotor Nerve Palsy After Endovascular and Surgical Treatment of Intracranial Posterior Communicating Artery Aneurysms – A single institutional Experience
    SKD Mak, LM Qiu, ZW Eyo, YP Ng
  • Use of programmable versus nonprogrammable shunts in the management of hydrocephalus secondary to aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: a retrospective study with cost-benefit analysis Lee L, King NK, Kumar D, Ng YP, Rao J, Ng H, Lee KK, Wang E, Ng I, J Neurosurg. 2014 Oct;121(4):899-903. doi: 10.3171/2014.3.JNS131088. Epub 2014 Apr 18
  • Indocyanine Green Videoangiography with Flow Analysis in Arteriovenous Malformation Surgery - Its Utility and Pitfalls, YP Ng, NKK King, KR Wan, E Wang, I Ng J Clin Neurosci Feb;20(2):224-32, DOI: 10.1016/j.jocn.2011.12.038
  • Screening and Management of Tethered Spinal Cord in Children
    JPOG May/Jun 105-114 Ng VYP, Gan BK, Seow WT
  • Extracranial-Intracranial (EC-IC) Bypass for Symptomatic Occlusion: A Review. V Ng, I. Ng – Invited Review on Medimond International Proceedings for 8th International Conference on Cerebrovascular Surgery ICCVS
  • Vesico-hip fistula from bladder puncture with subsequent infected total hip arthroplasty
    Vishwanath J, Ng YP, Teo YS, De SD.
    J Arthroplasty. 2007 Sep;22(6):939-41.
  • Cross section al Study of Near Work and Myopia in Kindagarten Children in Singapore
    Tan GJ, Ng YP, Lim YC, Ong PY, Snodgrass A, Saw SM
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 2000; 29: 740-4
  • Laparoscopic-assisted colon and rectal surgery - lessons learnt from early experience. Koh DC, Wong KS, Sim R, Ng YP, Hu ZQ, Cheong DM, Foo A. in Singapore Ann Acad Med Singapore 2005 Apr;34 (3) 25-34

Research Trials

  • TRANEXAMIC SDH TRIAL Phase 3, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group, Efficacy and Safety Study Comparing EG-1962 to Standard of Care Oral Nimodipine in Adults with Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Site PI
  • NEWTON Phase 3, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group, Efficacy and Safety Study Comparing EG-1962 to Standard of Care Oral Nimodipine in Adults with Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Principal Investigator
  • CAPTAIN  Cerebrolysin Asian Pacific Trial in Acute Brain Injury and Neurosurgery Co-Investigator
  • Yellow 560 Evaluation of Efficacy of Simultaneous Steroscopic Visualization of Cerebral Blood Flow and Spatial Surgical Anatomy using YELLOW 560 with Fluorescite® in Neurosurgery Co-Investigator
  • SHUNT registry A Registry for comparing catheter-related infection rates among various shunt systems in the treatment of hydrocephalus Co-Investigator
  • Candidemia A phase III, double-blind, randomized study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of BAL8557 versus a Caspofungin followed by Voriconazole regimen in the treatment of Candidemia and other invasive Candida infections Co-Investigator
  • B-EVD Establishment of Baseline and Comparative Infection Rates for the Codman BACTISEALTM External Ventricular Drainage (EVD) System Co-Investigator
  • Consicious-2 A prospective, multi-center, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study to assess the efficacy and safety of clazosentan in reducing vasospasm-related morbidity and all-cause mortality in adult patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage treated by surgical clipping. Co-Investigator
  • CENTRIC Cilengitide for subjects with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme and methylated MGMT gene promoter – a multicenter, open-label, controlled Phase III study, testing cilengitide in combination with standard treatment (temozolomide with concomitant radiation therapy, followed by temozolomide maintenance therapy) versus standard treatment alone (CENTRIC) Co-Investigator
  • IVH Efficacy of clot thrombolysis in intraventricular haemorrhage Co-Investigator
  • STASH Simvastatin in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Haemorrhage (STASH) – A multicentre Randomised Controlled Clinical Phase III Study Co-Investigator
  • Rescue ICP Randomised Evaluation of Surgery with Craniectomy for Uncontrollable Elevation of Intra-Cranial Pressure Co-Investigator
  • Consicious-3 A prospective, multi-center, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study to assess the efficacy and safety of clazosentan in reducing vasospasm-related morbidity and all-cause mortality in adult patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage treated by endovascular coiling Co-Investigator