About Dr. Prem Pillay | Singapore

Dr. Prem Pillay

MBBS (Singapore), FRCS (Edinburgh)
FAMS (Neurosurgery), FRCS Canada (Neurosurgery)

Training & Subspeciality Training

  • Neurosurgery Residency Training (1986-1990) Cleveland Clinic, USA.
  • Chief Resident, Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic, USA 1989-1990.
  • Fellowship in Epilepsy Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, USA.
  • Fellowship in Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgical Oncology (Brain/Spine Tumors),
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA. Fellowship in Paediatric Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.


  • Singapore Medical Association Bronze Medal, 1980.
  • Howard Eddie Gold Medal , FRACS, Part I, 1982.
  • Pudenz Award, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Seattle, USA, 1988.
  • William E Lower Award: First Prize from the Cleveland Clinic, USA, 1990.
  • Congress of Neurosurgeons Fellowship Award , USA, 1991.
  • Mahaley Clinic Research Award by American Association of Neurological Surgeons / Congress of Neurological Surgeons Tumor Section, USA, 1998.
  • National Brain Tumor Foundation (USA) Award, 1998.

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • Member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons and Member of the Tumor Section, Spine & Pheripheral Nerve Section, Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery Section, Pediatric Section and Pain Section.
  • Executive Council Member of the Asian Society for Stereotactic, Functional & Computer-assisted Neurosurgery.
  • Member of the American Epilepsy Society.
  • Member Society of Neuro-Oncology, USA.
  • Fellow of the International College of Surgeons.
  • Member of the American College of Surgeons.
  • Member WFNS Spine Comittee (World Federation of Neurological Societies)
  • Member Minimally Invasive Spine Society
  • Member Spine Arthoplasty Society

Previous Appointments

  • Chief Resident in Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic, USA.
  • Head & Co-Director Brain Center and Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Singapore General Hospital.