Health and Wellness is a series of talks by medical specialists to help alumni better understand common medical conditions. Unravel medical jargon and debunk myths behind seemingly complicated diseases at these talks.
This session, organised in partnership with Farrer Park Hospital, will adopt a hybrid format with an in-person audience of up to 45 persons and a concurrent live stream via Zoom.
Since the onset of COVID-19, Working From Home (WFH) has become the new normal. With prolonged hours at the desk and decreased mobility, WFH has taken a toll on our bodies. How should we prevent and manage neck and back pain?
Tune in as Dr Mash (Medicine ’03) shares some of the preventive measures one can take and red-flags to watch out for in keeping your spine healthy. Dr Mash will also shed light on the latest measures available in dealing with problems related to nerve compression in the spine.
Dr Mohammad Mashfiqul Arafin Siddiqui (Medicine ’03)
Senior Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon, Farrer Park Hospital
Dr Mohammad Mashfiqul Arafin Siddiqui, more affectionately known amongst his patients as Dr Mash, is a Senior Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon with expertise in complex spinal surgery. He obtained his basic medical degree from NUS in 2003, and subsequently completed specialist training in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2011, before pursuing a fellowship at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, the University of Alberta Hospital and the Stollery Children’s Hospital under renowned spinal surgeons.
Prior to private practice, Dr Mash spent 15 years in public healthcare. He was Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and is a core faculty member for SingHealth’s Orthopaedic Sugery Residency Programme. He is currently practicing at The Orthopaedic Centre, Farrer Park Hospital and is also a Visiting Consultant to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Singapore General Hospital. Besides his clinical involvement, Dr Mash has also presented his work at numerous local and international meetings and is on the AO Spine international teaching faculty for spinal surgery. He is also a reviewer for The Spine Journal.