About The Surgeon

A/Prof. Stephen Chang Kin Yong,

MBBS (S’pore), MRCS (Edin) M.Med (Surg), FRCS Ed (Gen Surg), FAMS.

  • Medical Director, Glad Clinic
  • Medical Director, Mt Elizabeth Liver Transplant Program
  • Founding President, Hepatopancreatobiliary Association of Singapore;
  • Adj Associate Professor, National University of Singapore;
  • Founding Member, International Laparoscopic Liver Society;
  • Founding Member, Asia-Pacific Laparoscopic Hepatectomy Promotion and Development Expert Committee;
  • Visiting Senior Consultant, Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, University Surgical Cluster, National University Hospital.

Practice address:

-Gleneagles Medical Centre, 6 Napier Road #05-10, Singapore 258499,
-Mt Elizabeth Medical Centre, 3 Mount Elizabeth #11-13, Singapore 228510,

Email: cfscky@gmail.com

Dr Chang graduated with MBBS in 1994 and having obtained his Fellowship in Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2003, went on to further training in Laparoscopic Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Liver Transplantation in France. He is a key developer of the laparoscopic approach to Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery in this region and is also active in developing the Living Donor Liver Transplant Program in Singapore. He is the pioneer of the Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery and was the first among the first in the world to publish his experience in single incision laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, liver resection and pancreas resection. To date, he has more than 500 patients operated through this technique .

Dr Chang is the Founding President of the Hepatopancreatobiliary Association of Singapore where he established the Liver Disease Awareness Week Campaign. Internationally, he is the founding member of the International Laparoscopic Liver Society and also the Singapore Representative in the Asia-Pacific Laparoscopic Hepatectomy Promotion and Development Expert Committee.
Academically, Dr Chang has a keen interest in research and is appointed in his alma mater university as Adjunct Associate Professor. He has several research interests involving not only clinical research but also basic science and Medtech development. He has almost a hundred publications in both clinical and Medtech research and has since filed five patents in these areas. With these endeavors, he hopes to contribute towards improving the care of our future patients.


  • Liver progenitor cells in chronic liver injury – a potential source of autologous cells for liver tissue engineering Grant Title: NMRC CS-IRG New Investigators Grant
  • Image Guided Robotic Assisted Surgical Training (IRAS) Grant Title: SCEI
  • Cryopreserved cadaveric vascular grafts: Studying the long term effects of Cryopreservation Grant Title: NMRC CS-IRG New Investigators Grant
  • Development of an Ablation and Division Device with blood- flow sensor feature Grant Title: NMRC Exploratory/ Development Grant
  • Image-guided Robot Assisted Surgical training Grant Title: SERC
  • Characterization of anisotropic healthy, pathological and ablated liver tissue using quantitative MR elastography Grant Title: JSPS-NUS Joint Research Project
  • Simulation-based design, development and experiment of augmented reality surgery Grant Title: Faculty Research Committee Start-up Grant
  • Biocompatible Real-time Implantable Close-loop Glucose-control System (BRICGS) Grant Title: SCEI
  • Cord-stem cell Application for Regeneration Enhancement (CARE) Grant Title: NMRC Exploratory / Development Grant (EDG) Grant Title: Clinician Investigator Salary Support Programme (CISSP)
  • Robotic-Assisted Training for Basic Laparoscopic Skills – A novel teaching tool Grant Title: NUHS Innovation and Creativity in Education (NICE) Fund.

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