Dr. John Thomas is a senior UK and US fellowship-trained consultant neurosurgeon specialising in brain and spine tumours, stroke, deep brain stimulation, epilepsy surgery, microvascular decompression, head injury, radiosurgery, and endoscopic sympathectomy. His private practice, the Immanuel Centre for Neurosurgery, is conveniently located at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital.
He completed both his MBBS (1987) and Master of Medicine in Surgery (1992) in Singapore. He then received two Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) scholarships from the Ministry of Health, allowing him to complete the following:
- Advanced neurosurgical training in Oxford, United Kingdom
- Training in epilepsy surgery and deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, Cleveland Clinic, USA
- Training in radiosurgery, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
- Training in skull base surgery, University of Arkansas, USA
- Training in functional radiosurgery, Marseille, France
Prior to going into private practice, Dr. Thomas served at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) as head of the neurosurgery department and at the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) as lead consultant in radiosurgery and functional neurosurgery. He also served as lead consultant for the functional neurosurgery service at both NNI and SGH.
Dr. Thomas is the founding director of Singhealth’s surgical sub-specialty residency programme. He has been involved in teaching medical students as an adjunct associate professor at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Royal College of Surgeons of the United Kingdom (Neurosurgery), and Academy of Medicine of Singapore (FAMS).
The Immanuel Centre for Neurosurgery is a modern, fully equipped neurosurgery clinic founded by Assoc. Prof. Dr. John Thomas, a highly experienced Neurosurgeon and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. Under his leadership, the clinic provides a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients who are suffering from various neurological disorders and who require surgery. The clinic, located at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, is highly trusted and enjoys a stellar reputation largely because of Dr. John Thomas. His years of experience and high level of technical expertise have allowed the clinic to provide the best patient outcomes and exceptional experience. Dr. Thomas was a Lead Consultant in Radiosurgery and Functional Neurosurgery at NNI and a Co-lead Consultant in Neuro-oncology for Brain Tumours, Skull Base Surgery and Aneurysm Surgery at Singapore General Hospital. He has over 25 years of experience and received training in the United Kingdom and United States.