Dr Chong Weng Wah Roland is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a primary interest in Shoulder and Elbow.
As an avid cyclist and a gym nut, he understands the rigorous demands and desires of an athlete. He is continuously involved in the Singapore cycling scene through regular interaction with the cycling community and involvement with SportsIN Cycling (online cycling magazine).
Dr Roland bridges the gap with his patients as the advice he offers them is based on his personal knowledge and experience. He understands that ageing is a natural and undeniable process, and living an athletic lifestyle is the key to Active Ageing. Having worked with trainers and carrying out daily weights training himself, he is fluent with the regimes and requirements of a sports person, and his patients are able to extract the best health information from him.
For the last 10 years, Dr Roland has been fondly known as ‘Roland Shoulder’. He has been practising mainly in Singapore and Australia.
Dr Roland obtained his medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2001 in the Dean’s List and was awarded the Yeo Khuan Joo Gold Medal in Surgery. He went on to pursue postgraduate training in Surgery and was admitted as a Member of the Royal of College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2006. The following year, he obtained a Masters of Medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery from the National University of Singapore and was admitted into advanced speciality training in Orthopaedic Surgery.
He completed his training and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2010. That year, he was awarded the College of Surgeons Singapore Gold Medal.
Dr Roland continued to pursue his interest in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He was awarded the Singhealth Health Manpower Development Fund (HMDP) Scholarship in 2011 to train in Shoulder and Upper Limb Surgery in the Royal Perth Hospital with Prof Allan Skirving, Mr Peter Campbell and Mr Mark Hurworth. In that year, he performed complex Shoulder and Elbow arthroscopic, revision, trauma and replacement surgeries.
Dr Roland was practising in Changi General Hospital as a Consultant Orthopaedic, Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon. In addition to arthroscopic shoulder surgery, he offered solutions for irreparable rotator cuff tears by performing periscapular tendon transfers. He also provided arthroplasties solutions for elbow and shoulder pain & trauma, rheumatic arthritis and other degenerative conditions such as bipolar radial head replacements, total elbow and shoulder replacements and reverse replacements.
Dr Roland is also keen on research with multiple publications and presentations in Orthopaedic surgery. He was also the N Balachandran Memorial Lecture Award Winner at the 31st Singapore Orthopaedics Association Meeting 2009. He is currently a reviewer for the Singapore Medical Journal and was awarded the Reviewer Recognition Award in 2011.
In addition to research, Dr Roland was a Clinical Lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, the National University of Singapore for training undergraduate medical students and was a Clinical Physician Faculty Member of the Singhealth Residency programme for Orthopaedic Surgery. He is also involved in Arthroscopic Shoulder surgery and Arthroplasty training both locally and regionally.