Course Director And Conference Chairs


Adj Asst Prof Sandeep Uppal

  • Head of Department & Senior Consultant
  • Head of Facial Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Service
  • Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
  • Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • National University of Singapore

Mr Sandeep Uppal graduated from University of Delhi, India in 1990. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery from University of Delhi, India in 1995. Subsequently he trained and qualified as a Specialist in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery in the UK. He is a Fellow of both the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Mr Uppal served a one-year fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery conducted by the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery. He then completed the certification process of the International and European Boards of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He was awarded the Claus D. Walter Award for Academic Excellence by the International Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2012. He has also served a one-year fellowship in Advanced Rhinology and Endoscopic Anterior Skull Base Surgery conducted by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Mr Uppal’s research and clinical interests have resulted in numerous publications in peer reviewed international journals as well as presentations at various international courses, workshops and conferences. He was awarded a PhD by the University of Leeds, UK in 2012. He is actively involved in teaching and examining undergraduate and postgraduate medical students. He serves as a Director on the Governing Council of Pan Asia Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


Adj Asst Prof Ian Loh

  • PAAFPRS Conference Co-Chair
  • Chief & Senior Consultant
  • Director, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Service
  • Department of Otorhinolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery
  • Changi General Hospital, Singapore

Dr Ian Loh is the Chief of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at Changi General Hospital (CGH). He is an Otolaryngologist with Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training and is the Director of the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in CGH. Dr Loh also serves as the Vice Chairman of The Chapter of Otolaryngologists within the Academy of Medicine Singapore and is the Associate Program Director of the Singhealth Otolaryngology Residency Program.

Apart from clinical commitments, Dr Loh has published numerous papers and book chapters on topics related to the field of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has been invited to lecture and run courses in the region and internationally.