Dr. Ruben Manohara is a fellowship-trained consultant orthopedic surgeon. His specialty areas of expertise include the management of simple and complex trauma, sports injuries and degenerative conditions, particularly of the shoulder and elbow. Prior to joining The Shoulder l Elbow Orthopaedic group, Dr. Manohara has worked in the public sector for 16 years.
While he was at the NUHS’ Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, he was a consultant orthopedic surgeon in two other divisions, shoulder and elbow as well as musculoskeletal trauma. He has much experience in the management of upper limb arthroscopic surgery and sports injuries, simple and complex fractures, and shoulder and elbow joint replacements in the primary, revision and trauma settings. He was also part of the NUHS hip fracture team who won the Ministry of Health’s Value-Driven Outcomes Excellence award (2019).
He is an appointed Assistant Professor with NUS’ Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and is responsible for teaching and assessing medical students as well as postgraduate orthopedic residents. As an active member of AO Trauma, Singapore Shoulder and Elbow Society and various other educational bodies, he is regularly invited to give lectures and conduct surgical courses, locally and in the Asia Pacific region, on upper limb trauma, shoulder and elbow arthroplasty and shoulder arthroscopy. In the field of research, he has numerous publications in international peer-reviewed journals, given multiple oral presentations at various scientific meetings, and contributed a chapter in an orthopedic basics science book.
He firmly believes in treating patients by empowering them with the relevant knowledge of their condition and the evidence behind all the available treatment options out there, before making a joint management plan together.
He graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Medicine with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 2004. He went on to complete his orthopedic postgraduate surgical training in Singapore. During his postgraduate training, he was admitted as a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, obtained a Master of Medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery from NUS and was admitted as a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Orthopedic Surgery. He completed his specialist training and received the National University Health System (NUHS) Academic Medicine Development Award. He went on to complete a one-year clinical fellowship at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, United Kingdom and gained proficiency in complex trauma, sports injuries, arthroscopy and joint replacement surgery of the upper limb there.
Dr. Manohara enjoys music, sports, food and travelling; but his family remains his greatest passion. He is a firm advocate for an active lifestyle and stays fit with regular runs and resistance exercises that also helps him relate to the various ailments his patients may experience from sport-specific injuries to repetitive stress injuries from the gym to just plain ageing.
Dr Manohara's specialty interests are degenerative conditions of the shoulder and elbow, mangement of simple and complex trauma, and sports injuries.