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Dr. David Paul Bell

Dr. David Paul BellVerified

Doctor in Singapore


Dr. David Paul Bell, the former director of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service at Changi General Hospital, has over 10 years of experience in treating and managing a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries. He holds an MBBS and MMed (Ortho Surgery) degrees, which he obtained from Singapore and is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh). Due to his potentials and his commitment to improving orthopaedic care, he was awarded the Ministry of Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) Scholarship that sent him to Charite University in Berlin where he trained in the specialist fields of adult reconstruction in hip and knee arthroplasty and management of complex musculoskeletal trauma. He also received training in the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques that offer better patient outcome, shorter recovery period, and minimal post-surgery pain and bruising.

Prior to joining OrthoSports Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, he served as a clinical lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine at the National University of Singapore.

Dr. Bell is a Member of the AO International, a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the care of patients with musculoskeletal injuries. He was also the former chairman and instructor for numerous international and regional instructional courses.

  • Bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery, National University of Singapore, 1995
Medical training
  • Residency in orthopaedic surgery, Changi General Hospital, 2005
  • Fellowship in orthopaedic surgery, Changi General Hospital, 2009
  • Internship in general surgery, Singapore General Hospital, 1996
  • Fellowship in orthopaedic surgery, Island Orthopaedic Consultants, 2012
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2005
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2000
Professional Memberships
  • Singapore Orthopaedic Association
Languages spoken
  • Mandarin
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • English
  • Cantonese
Affiliated Hospital

OrthoSports Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine provides comprehensive care for all forms of musculoskeletal conditions. It offers a complete range of treatment options, ranging from conservative therapies to surgical procedures, which are carried out using minimally invasive methods designed to deliver improved outcomes and shorten recovery time. The clinic’s specialty lies in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of conditions and diseases that affect the joints (elbow, knee, shoulder, and ankle). Its team of fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons is highly experienced in arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction, meniscal repair, joint replacement, computer-guided joint surgery, cartilage repair, and stem cell therapy. The clinic also offers treatment and rehabilitation for sports-related injuries. It is fully equipped to treat both children and adults. The clinic is conveniently located at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and Farrer Park Hospital. It was established with the goal to provide top-quality orthopaedic care to both local and international patients. It uses only evidence-based methods, cutting-edge technologies, and advanced surgical techniques. It strives to provide quick and long-lasting pain relief and help patients return to their active lifestyle as quickly as possible.

OrthoSports Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine is a specialty clinic that offers comprehensive care for all orthopaedic problems and sports-related injuries. It offers both surgical and non-surgical treatment for individuals suffering from shoulder, knee, elbow, and foot and ankle problems. The clinic offers arthroscopic or minimally invasive surgery for patients who require surgical procedures. The clinic is staffed by a group of highly experienced, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons with subspecialty training in knee and lower limb surgery, sports surgery, shoulder and elbow surgery, foot and ankle surgery, and trauma and reconstruction surgery. They remain to be visiting consultants to various hospitals in Singapore, including the National University Hospital, Alexandra Hospital, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and Changi General Hospital. Their goal is to provide individualised treatment using the most advanced surgical technique and the latest in evidence-based medicine. They strive to help patients get back to their normal routine prior to their injuries as quickly as possible. The clinic is conveniently located at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and Farrer Park Hospital.

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