Dr Vyas M.N. Prasad - ENT Specialist - Head and Neck Surgeon

Dr Vyas M.N Prasad

Senior Consultant, Otolaryngology (ENT), Head and Neck Surgeon

MB BCh BAO BA(Dublin), MSc DIC(London), DLO(England), MRCS(Edin), FRCS(ORL + HNS)(Edin), FICS

Speciality Interest: Voice & Swallowing Disorders, Paediatric Otolaryngology, Oncology

Dr Vyas Prasad is a Consultant Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon. He was educated at the Anglo-Chinese School, Singapore over twelve thoroughly enjoyable years. He was awarded the Ministry of Education, Singapore scholarship in his Cambridge ‘A’-level years represented Singapore in the International Science School, University of Sydney, Australia and thereafter served as a commissioned Naval Combat Officer in the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN). He was an Officer-in-Charge of Fast Boats in the Coastal Command (COSCOM) and continues as a reservist in the Navy.

He read medicine at Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland. He was appointed Demonstrator in Anatomy at Trinity College and taught undergraduates Anatomy for a full academic year before entering the Basic Surgical Training Programme in the United Kingdom. Prior to embarking on a career in ENT, Dr Vyas underwent training in general surgery. He was awarded a Masters in Surgical Sciences from Imperial College, University of London for his work in bariatric surgery with a dissertation commendation for his submitted thesis on gut satiety hormones. He was supervised by Professors Sir Steve Bloom, FRS and Ma Ghattei and worked closely with Professor Carel leRoux. Thereafter, he completed his higher surgical training in ENT in the Oxford and London Training Programs. He trained extensively in both adult and paediatric centres of excellence in London.

Having gained invaluable experience at The Royal Marsden, Royal Free, Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospitals as well as having completed a further year and a half of head and neck training post-FRCS at Barts and the London he returned to Singapore to join the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, National University Health System. While at NTFGH, he was lead laryngologist and single-handedly developed and ran the service with a dedicated group of Speech and Language Therapists. He specialised in voice and swallowing disorders as well as head and neck surgery performing minimally invasive surgery utilising lasers, sialendoscopes and open oncological procedures for cancers of the head and neck, thyroid and salivary glands.

He was awarded the Healthcare Manpower Development Award from NTFGH and Ministry of Health Singapore in 2014 where he spent a year at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (Universite Catholique de Louvain, Mont-Godinne, Belgium) with Professors Marc Remacle and Georges Lawson where he underwent training in head and neck surgery and laryngology with a focus on robotics (flexible and da Vinci), lasers, phonosurgery, minimally invasive surgery and oncology in both children and adults.

He has spent considerable time in specialist units focusing on paediatric ENT including head and neck and airway surgery i.e. Great Ormond Street Hospital London, the Nuffield Centre for Hearing at Gray’s Inn Road and Barts and The London NHS Trust. He is a member of the European Laryngology Society, reviewer for the European Archives of Otolaryngology, Affiliate of the National Cancer Institute of Singapore and fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology. He has contributed to several book chapters, is the editor of a textbook of Neurolaryngology and has over a hundred peer-reviewed publications and international presentations altogether.

He was Adjunct Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore where he was actively involved in the training of residents and medical students in head and neck surgery and laryngology. He was part of the senior faculty for residency training between NUH and Ng Teng Fong Hospital. He is currently a member of the faculty at Duke-NUS Medical School where he teaches undergraduates Anatomy of the Head and Neck. While in the UK, he taught at a variety of levels to medical students from Oxford, Cambridge and the London Universities. He trained registrars in ENT at Barts and the London as well as interviewed applicants for the University of London Medical School admissions.

Dr Vyas is married with three children. He is a keen sportsman, having captained his junior college in hockey, played tennis for Trinity, been a member of the Dublin University Museum Players (staff cricket team) and has a full Black belt in Goju-ryu karate. He enjoys classical music, plays the piano and, when the occasion allows – a game and rubber of bridge.  He speaks several languages including French and Malay.

 

Biography
Qualifications
Publications
Appointments

Qualifications

  • 2018: Fellowship of the International College of Surgeons 2018. The International College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, U.S.A
  • 2013: Certificate of Completion of Training – U.K. Specialist Advisory Committee Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • 2010: Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (ORL-HNS). Intercollegiate – The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. 
  • 2006: Master of Science (Surgical Science). Diploma of the Imperial College London (DIC). Imperial College London.   
  • 2002: Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS). The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. 
  • 2002: Diploma of Laryngology and Otology (DLO). The Royal College of Surgeons of England.                             
  • 1998: B, B.Ch, B.A.O., B.A. – Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. 

Appointments

  • July 2015- December 2018: Consultant Otolaryngologist – Department of Otolaryngology – Ng Teng Fong General Hospital – National University Health Service, Singapore
  • July 2014- July 2015: Fellow – Department of Otolaryngology Centre Hospital Universitaire UCL Dinant-Godinne, Yvoir, Belgium
  • July 2013-July 2014: Consultant Otolaryngology – Department of Otolaryngology Alexandra Hospital-Jurong Health Services, Singapore
  • May 2013 – July 2013: Locum Consultant – Department of Otolaryngology. St. Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospital (London Deanery), U.K.
  • October 2010 – May 2013: Specialist Registrar – Department of Otolaryngology. Great Ormand street and Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospitals (London Deanery), U.K.
  • October 2009 – September 2010: Specialist Registrar – Department of Otolaryngology. St. Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospital (London Deanery), U.K.
  • October 2008- September 2009: Specialist Registrar – Department of Otolaryngology St. Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospital (London Deanery), U.K.
  • October 2007 – September 2008: Specialist Registrar – Department of Otolaryngology. Northwick Park and St. Mark’s Hospital NHS Trust (London Deanery), U.K.
  • October 2006 – September 2007:Specialist Registrar – Department of Otolaryngology. The Royal Free Hospital and Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital (London Deanery), U.K.
  • October 2005 – September 2006: Specialist Registrar – Department of Otolaryngology. The Royal Marsden Hospital (London Deanery), U.K.
  • October 2004 – September 2005: Specialist Registrar – Department of Otolaryngology. Bedford Hospital (Oxford Deanery), U.K
  • February 2004 –September 2004: Senior House Officer – Department of Otolaryngology. The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, London, U.K.
  • August 2003 –February 2004: Senior House Officer – Department of Otolaryngology 
    Royal Free Hospital, London, U.K.
  • February 2003 – August 2003: Senior House Officer – Department of Otolaryngology Northwick Park Hospital NHS Trust, U.K
  • August 2002– February 2003: Senior House Officer – Department of Otolaryngology. West Middlesex University Hospital, Isleworth, U.K.
  • February 2002 – August 2002: Senior House Officer – Department of Urology. Luton and Dunstable NHS Trust, U.K.
  • August 2001 – February 2002: Senior House Officer – Department of Otolaryngology Luton and Dunstable NHS Trust, U.K.
  • February 2001 – August 2001: Senior House Officer – Department of General Surgery
    Luton and Dunstable NHS Trust, U.K
  • August 2000 – February 2001: Senior House Officer – Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma. Luton and Dunstable NHS Trust
  • Sept 1999 – May 2000: Anatomy Demonstrator: Department of Anatomy. Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
  • January 1999 – June 1999: House Physician, Department of Medicine. St James’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  • July 1998 – December 1998: House Surgeon, Department of Surgery. St James’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Membership of Societies

  • The International College of Surgeons, U.S.A.
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, U.K.
  • The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, U.S.A.
  • The European Laryngology Society
  • Singapore Medical Council
  • General Medical Council U.K.

TRAINING COURSES / MEETINGS

  • 2018: Congres de la Societe Francaise de Phoniatrie (International Faculty) CHL- Eich, Luxembourg
  • 2018: American Academy for Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Atlanta, U.S.A. 
  • 2018: The 16th British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology. Manchester, U.K.  
  • 2018: European Laryngological Society Annual Meeting (International Faculty) London, U.K.   
  • 2018: ENT Summit. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.     
  • 2017: American Academy for Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. Chicago, U.S.A.            
  • 2017: National University Health System Cadaveric Surgical Anatomy Course (Faculty). National University of Singapore                                                               
  • 2017: Basic Cardiac Life Support and Automatic Electric Defibrillation Course. Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Singapore          
  • 2017: Singapore Postgraduate Advanced Course in Endocrine Surgery (Faculty). Challenges and Advances (SPACES) Congress, National University Hospital Singapore / Ng Teng Fong General Hospital   
  • 2017: ENT World Congress IFOS (Panelist). Paris, France       
  • 2017: ENT Summit (Faculty and Invited Speaker). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.    
  • 2016: Transoral Thyroidectomy Workshop. Bangkok, Thailand.     
  • 2016: Coblation in ENT Workshop. Bangkok, Thailand.    
  • 2016: American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. San Diego, U.S.A.     
  • 2016: European Laryngological Society Annual Meeting. Genoa, Italy.             
  • 2016: ENT CO2 Laser Safety Workshop (Faculty). Singapore.       
  • 2016: ENT Summit. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.       
  • 2015: International conference on Robotic surgery in the Head and Neck. Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) (International Faculty). Namur, Belgium.       
  • 2015: Medrobotics Training Course on the Flex System (Consultant). Raynham, MA, U.S.A.       
  • 2015: Spring Days in Laryngology Meeting – Lasers Section (Faculty). UCL Mont-Godinne, Yvoir, Belgium.      
  • 2015: International Workshop on Phonosurgery and Functional Laryngology. University Hospital Wuerzburg, Germany.    
  • 2015: Advanced Practices in Voice and Dysphagia. Las Vegas. U.S.A.   
  • 2015: Winter Days in Laryngology. Crans-Montana, Switzerland.  
  • 2014: American Academy for Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery.  Orlando, U.S.A.          
  • 2014: 1st Manchester Laser Phono-Laryngeal Surgery Course (Faculty).  Manchester, U.K.      
  • 2014: Singapore General Hospital ENT Week – Lasers Section (Faculty). Singapore.     
  • 2013: Controversies in the management of head and neck and thyroid cancer. The Royal College of Physicians, London, U.K.      
  • 2012: American Academy for Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. Washington D.C., U.S.A.   
  • 2012: The 14th British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology. Glasgow, U.K.      
  • 2012: Oral Medicine, Pathology and Surgery for the ENT Surgeon. Barnet General Hospital, U.K.   
  • 2012: Training and Assessment in Practice (TAIP) Course. The Royal College of Surgeons England, U.K.
  • 2012: Foundation ENT and Head and Neck Surgery Conference (Faculty). The Royal College of Surgeons England, U.K.     
  • 2011: American Academy for Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. San Francisco, U.S.A. 
  • 2011: Bartholomew’s & The Royal London Hospital Temporal Bone Course. London, U.K.           
  • 2011: Foundation ENT and Head and Neck Surgery Conference (Faculty).  The Royal College of Surgeons England, U.K.     
  • 2011: Approaches for Intracranial Surgery Course (Faculty). The Royal College of Surgeons England, U.K.  
  • 2011: Transnasal Oesophagoscopy Study Day. Basingstoke, U.K.    
  • 2010: Video Editing Course. Southend-on-Sea, U.K.          
  • 2010: One Airway – One Disease (Lecturer). Merck Medical / Schering Plough, London, U.K.   
  • 2010: Guy’s and St. Thomas’s Hospitals FRCS Revision Course. St. Thomas’s Hospital, London, U.K.   
  • 2010: Newcastle / GIR FRCS Revision Course. The Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, U.K.     
  • 2010: Congestion and Inflammation Summit. Prague, Czech Republic.   
  • 2009: Basic Paediatric Life Support. Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, U.K.    
  • 2009: ENT –Expertise in Nursing Course (Faculty). The Royal College of Surgeons England, U.K.     
  • 2009: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Cadaveric Dissection. Charing Cross Hospital, London, U.K.    
  • 2009: Rhinoplasty Cadaveric Dissection Course. The Royal London Hospital, London, U.K.       
  • 2009: The 13th British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology. Liverpool, U.K.     
  • 2009: Treatment Strategies for Upper Respiratory Disease. Berlin, Germany.   
  • 2009: Otolaryngology for General Practitioners Course (Lecturer). The Royal College of Surgeons England, U.K.   
  • 2008: ENT Operative Surgical Anatomy Course (Lecturer).  Northwick Park Hospital, London, U.K.      
  • 2008: American Academy for Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. Chicago, U.S.A.     
  • 2008: Temporal Bone Dissection Course. Clinique d’Otologie Pratique, Paris, France.     
  • 2007: Coblation Training Day. RNTNEH, London, U.K.   
  • 2007: Facial Plastics and Rhinology Course. The Institute of Laryngology and Otology, London, U.K.     
  • 2007: FESS Course / Study Day. The Middlesex Hospital, London, U.K.    
  • 2006: London Laser Course. St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, U.K.       
  • 2006: The 12th British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology – Birmingham, U.K. 
  • 2006: Science and Fiction in Surgical Voice Restoration- St. Anne’s College, Oxford, U.K.
  • The London Head and Neck Dissection Course – St. George’s Hospital, London, U.K.
  • 2006: North of England Otolaryngological Society Meeting – York, U.K.  
  • 2005: Surgical Voice Restoration – Dr. Eric Blom / Forth Medical, Glasgow, U.K.   
  • 2005: Bronchoscopy Study Day – Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospital / Oxford Deanery, U.K.   
  • 2005: Temporal Bone Dissection Course – Clinique d’Otologie Pratique, Paris, France.    
  • 2005: A Practical Approach to Airway Management – RNTNEH, London, U.K.
  • 2005: Medical Statistics for Surgeons – Imperial College London, U.K.         
  • 2005: Cellular and Molecular Biology of Cancer Course – Imperial College London, U.K.   
  • 2004: Endoscopic Sinus Anatomy Course – The Royal College of Surgeons England, UK.       
  • 2004: Temporal Bone Dissection Course – Clinique d’Otologie Pratique, Paris, France.           
  • 2003: Microscopic Bowel Anastomosis Training – Northwick Park Institute for Medical Research, London, U.K.   
  • 2002: Home Office Animal Licensing Course – Imperial College London, U.K.
  • 2001: Advanced Trauma Life Support – The Royal College of Surgeons England, U.K.   
  • 2000: Basic Surgical Skills Course – The Royal College of Surgeons England, U.K.   
  • 1999: Advanced Cardiac Life Support – Irish Heart Foundation, Dublin, Ireland.   
  • 1898: Participant and Scholarship winner of the   International Science School, University of Sydney, Australia.