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Dr. Christopher Hobbs

Dr. Christopher HobbsVerified

Doctor in Singapore


Dr. Hobbs spent two years in Australia, completing Advanced Fellowship training in Head & Neck Surgery and Laryngology/Voice at St.Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, and Head & Neck Oncology at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. He won several awards for his fellowship including the Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowship from The Royal Society of Medicine, the Lionel Colledge Memorial Fellowship from The Royal College of Surgeons of England and the HCA International Foundation Travelling Scholarship. As well as having extensive experience in adult ENT surgery, Dr. Hobbs is fully trained in paediatric ENT, having worked at The Royal Hospital for Children in Bristol and Birmingham Children’s Hospital in the UK, and Sunshine Hospital in Australia.

Dr. Hobbs' clinical interests include laryngology (swallowing & airway problems, voice disorders and chronic cough), thyroid and parathyroid surgery, head & neck cancer, ENT problems associated with SCUBA diving, and paediatric ENT. Since being in Singapore, he has continued to develop his skills in head and neck surgery by completing advanced training in transoral robotic surgery (TORS) and robotic thyroidectomy in Hong Kong and South Korea. He was subsequently part of the first team to perform TORS at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He is also a fully accredited and trained in Laser surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Coblation techniques and Sialoendoscopy.

  • Doctor of medicine, University of Bristol, 2007
  • Bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery, University of London, 1996
Medical training
  • Fellowship in head and neck plastic surgery, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, 2009
  • Residency in otolaryngology, University of Bristol, 2007
  • Internship in internal medicine, St Mary's Hospital, 1997
  • Residency in general surgery, St Mary's Hospital, 2001
  • Royal College of Surgeons, 2000
Professional Memberships
  • Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Singapore
Languages spoken
  • French
  • English
Affiliated Hospital
The ENT Clinic
The ENT Clinic['Otolaryngology'] in Singapore
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The ENT Clinic at Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital was established by Dr. Jeeve Kanagalingam as a boutique ENT practice serving the ENT needs of the entire family. We pride ourselves in providing exemplary care and service to adults and children. Our specialist, Dr. Jeeve Kanagalingam, is an internationally trained ENT surgeon. He completed his basic and postgraduate medical education in the United Kingdom and has worked and trained in Australia, Singapore and the United States. He brings his rich international experience to the practice which is popular with local and expatriate patients. The clinic is fitted with the best diagnostic and treatment equipment. These include high definition endoscopes, microscopes, electrosurgical equipment, radiofrequency generators, stroboscopes and ultrasound machines. This allows the clinic to offer a variety of services including allergy testing, ultrasound examinations and guided biopsies, simple nasal and ear surgery.

Nobel ENT Head, Neck & Thyroid Surgery Centre offers specialist care for children and adults with problems with their ears, nose, throat, head, neck or thyroid. The clinic is fully equipped to provide comprehensive diagnosis and complete treatment options, ranging from medications to minimally invasive surgery. The clinic is helmed by Dr. Christopher Hobbs, a UK and Singapore-registered consultant ENT specialist with subspecialty training in head and neck surgery, laryngology, and head and neck oncology. He is also trained in paediatric ENT. Dr. Hobbs has over 15 years of surgical practice experience. He completed his medical degree at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London. Following the completion of his surgical training in the UK, he was awarded the Royal College of Surgeons Research Fellowship and became a clinical research fellow under the mentorship of one of the world’s leading laryngeal specialists, Professor Martin Birchall. He then pursued his advanced fellowship training in head and neck surgery and laryngology/voice as well as his training in head and neck oncology in Australia. Prior to practicing in Singapore, he worked at the Royal Hospital for Children in Bristol and Birmingham Children’s Hospital as well as Sunshine Hospital in Australia where he honed his skills in paediatric ENT. In 2011, he joined Tan Tock Seng Hospital as consultant for the department of otorhinolaryngology and later on, chief of the head and neck cancer service. He is also a clinical senior lecturer at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and adjunct assistant professor at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.

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Language Spoken: Mandarin ,Cantonese ,Malay ,Hokkien ,Bahasa Indonesia ,English ,Teochew ,Chinese (Simplified)
Specialities: Clinic
Language Spoken: Chinese (Simplified) ,Bahasa Indonesia ,Mandarin ,Bahasa Melayu ,Cantonese ,Hokkien ,English
Specialities: Clinic
Language Spoken: Hokkien ,Malay ,Bahasa Indonesia ,English
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