Dr. Shanker Pasupathy

Dr Shanker Pasupathy

Designation: Senior Consultant, Gastrointestinal and Vascular Surgeon


  • MBBS (Singapore)
  • FRCS (Glasgow)
  • FRCS (Edinburgh)
  • FAMS (General Surgery)


  • Gastrointestinal and Vascular Surgery

Surgical Interests:

  • Advanced keyhole surgery techniques
    • Laparoscopy and Robotic surgery

Languages spoken:

  • English
  • Bahasa Melayu / Indonesian
  • Tamil


  • Graduated from National University of Singapore in 1995, with his undergraduate medical degree.
  • Completed his training in general, gastro-intestinal and vascular surgery in Singapore, Germany and the UK.
  • Spent a year in France acquiring skills in advanced keyhole surgery techniques (laparoscopy and robotic surgery).
  • Returned to Singapore and pioneered the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic gastric bypass at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) in 2008.
  • Initiated the comprehensive metabolic-bariatric surgery service at SGH with support from the Department of Endocrinology, eventually rising to become director of the LIFE Centre.
  • Former president of the Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of Singapore (OMSSS)
  • Member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
  • Was the former president of the Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (Singapore chapter).

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