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Dr Tien Meng Cheong

Dr Tien Meng Cheong


Associate Consultant

Specialty: Neurosurgery

Sub-specialties: General Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
General Neurosurgery.

Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant Department of Neurosurgery National Neuroscience InstituteNational Neuroscience Institute


​Dr Cheong Tien Meng is an Associate Consultant with the Department of Neurosurgery at the National Neuroscience Institute. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and underwent his Neurosurgical Residency training in Singapore. He remains dedicated to advancing medical knowledge and medical education, by actively participating in teaching activities and research.


  • Postgraduate Diploma of Surgical Anatomy (Uni. Melbourne 2014), Clinical Specialty: Neurosurgery
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (Uni. Melbourne 2012)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships


  • ​National Neuroscience Institute Service Quality Award 2021, Silver Award
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award 2021, Hero Award
  • National Neuroscience Institute Best Medical Officer Award 2016 (NNI@TTSH)

Research Interests

Publications and Research Trials

  • ​Liang S, Teo JC, Coyuco BC, Cheong TM, Lee NK, Low SYY. Mixed Reality for Pediatric Brain Tumors: A Pilot Study from a Singapore Children's Hospital. Surgeries. 2023; 4(3):354-366.
  • Lim MJ, Tan EE, Wong RX, Cheong TM, Low SYY et al. Paediatric primary intracranial malignant melanoma-case report and literature review [published online ahead of print, 2023 Jun 14]. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2023;10.1159/000531544. doi:10.1159/000531544
  • Cheong TM, Seow WT, Tan RMR, et al. Cerebral X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy Presenting As Enlarging Cavum Vergae Cyst: A Case Report. Cureus. 2023;15(5):e39353. Published 2023 May 22. doi:10.7759/cureus.39353
  • Lim JX, Liu SJ, Cheong TM, Saffari SE, Han JX, Chen MW. Intracranial Pressure as an Objective Biomarker of Decompression Adequacy in Large Territory Infarction: A Multicenter Observational Study. Front Surg. 2022;9:823899. Published 2022 May 6
  • Lim JX, Liu SJ, Cheong TM, Saffari SE, Han JX, Chen MW. Closure intracranial pressure is an objective intraoperative determinant of the adequacy of surgical decompression in traumatic acute subdural haematoma: a multicentre observational study. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2022;164(10):2741-2750.
  • Cheong TM, Lim JX, Vinchon M, et al. Decompressive surgery in abusive head injury: Experience from a Singapore children's hospital and a review of literature [published online ahead of print, 2022 Oct 14]. Childs Nerv Syst. 2022;10.1007/s00381-022-05669-3.
  • Lim JX, Lim YG, Kumar A, Cheong TM, Han JX, Chen MW, Wen D, Lim W, Ng IHB, Ng VYP, Kirollos RW, Keong NCH. Relevance of presenting risks of frailty, sarcopaenia and osteopaenia to outcomes from aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage. BMC Geriatr. 2022 Apr 16;22(1):333.
  • Lim JX, Cheong TM, Ng LP, et al. Paediatric Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation: Outcomes from a Singapore Children's Hospital. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2022;31(3):106283.
  • Lo YT, Kirollos RW, Chen MW, Cheong TM, Keong NCH. Aqueductal Compression by Dilated Virchow-Robin Spaces in the Mesencephalic-Pontine Region Presenting with Symptoms Mimicking Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: A Case Report and Review of Literature. World Neurosurg. 2020 Jun;138:390-397.

Research Trials