Dr Lingaraj Krishna is an orthopaedic surgeon, who firmly believes in providing holistic, comprehensive, evidence-based care for all of his patients. He also believes that working in a team, together with the patient and the rehabilitation therapist, is the best way to achieve optimal outcomes.
He has practised medicine for more than 20 years, and manages a wide-range of orthopaedic conditions. His subspecialty interests lie in the field of knee replacement surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine, where he is recognised as a thought-leader nationally and internationally.
He is currently Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery Partners – a private group practice located at Gleneagles Hospital. He also serves as Visiting Consultant in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the National University Hospital (NUH). He was previously Head of the Division of Sports Medicine and Surgery at NUH from 2014 to 2020. He was also the founding Director of the NUH Sports Centre – a multi-disciplinary, research-oriented, tertiary-level centre for sports medicine and surgery – from 2016 to 2020.
Dr Lingaraj served on the Executive Board of Sport Singapore, the national governing body for sport in Singapore, for 4 years from 2016 to 2020. He currently serves on the Civil Aviation Medical Board, which is a division of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. He represents Singapore on the boards of the ASEAN Society for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy (ASSA), the Asia-Pacific Knee Society (APKS), and the Asian Knee Arthroscopy Think-Tank (AKAT). He also serves in the Membership Committee of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS).
He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific articles, and has been involved in more than 70 conference presentations. He has also been widely featured in the media. Dr Lingaraj graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1997. He completed his Basic Surgical Training in General Surgery in 2003, and subsequently his Advanced Surgical Training in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2007. He completed a one-year clinical fellowship programme in Advanced Hip and Knee surgery in Melbourne, Australia in 2008.
Dr Lingaraj has always had a keen interest in sport and exercise. He played competitive squash for many years and previously represented Raffles Institution, Raffles Junior College, Combined Schools, the National University of Singapore and the Singapore Armed Forces in various competitions. He continues to keep fit by jogging and going to the gym. He is also a great fan of Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He is married and has three daughters. His family is his constant reminder of the wonders of life.