Raffles Shield Panel Specialists

Clin A/Prof Philip Lau

General Surgery, General Surgery (Breast)
Clinic Details


Clinic address: 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074

Clinic Number: 6779 2777

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 8:30am to 5:30pm, Sat, Sun & PH: Closed

Clinical A/Prof Philip Iau was born in Johore in 1965 and schooled in Singapore. He is married with three children and a dog. After obtaining his medical degree in Singapore in 1989, he completed his national service and started his surgical training with an interest in breast cancer. He worked as a clinical fellow in the Nottingham Breast Unit under Prof Roger Blamey, where he carried out his PhD thesis work in breast cancer genetics before returning to NUH and starting the breast cancer workgroup which he presently heads. Further training in sentinel node biopsy in breast cancer was carried out at the Netherlands Cancer Institute under Prof Emil Rutgers. Aside from a short spell as a locum consultant at the Nottingham Breast Unit, all his breast related work has been at the NUH. Clinical A/Prof Iau is also a fully trained trauma surgeon at NUH. He completed a second clinical fellowship at the Johannesburg Trauma Unit and has carried out various responsibilities as chief surgeon in the Singapore Armed Forces, with a tour of Afghanistan with NATO forces in 2010.

MBBS, FRCS (Edin) MD-PhD (S’pore)