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Dr Eric Cher Wei Liang

Dr Eric Cher Wei Liang

MD (Singapore), MRCS (Ireland), MMed (Ortho), FRCSEd (Ortho)

Associate Consultant

Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital


​Dr Eric Cher graduated from Duke-NUS Medical School in 2014 following his undergraduate degree in Bioengineering in 2010. He was awarded the NUSS medal, a prestigious recognition given to the best graduate throughout course of study for outstanding all-rounded achievement. 

He went on to further his specialist training in Orthopaedic Surgery. During his training, he won both the “SingHealth Best House Officer” and “SingHealth Outstanding Resident Award” in 2015 and 2017 respectively. He completed his residency training in 2021 and was appointed as Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2022. 

In 2023, he completed his fellowship in “Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) and Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery” under the mentorship of renowned foot surgeon Dr Peter Lam in Sydney, Australia. He also had the opportunity to work alongside many other esteemed surgeons including Dr Les Grugic, Dr Andy Higgs and Dr Alice Chang. During his fellowship, he furthered his skills in minimally invasive procedures for the foot and ankle as well as arthroscopy surgeries and ankle replacements. 

Dr Eric’s subspecialty practice is in foot and ankle surgery, particularly minimally invasive and arthroscopy surgery. He strongly believes that MIS surgery can greatly benefit patients by reducing their hospital stays and downtime. 

His surgical expertise includes treatment of 
  • Forefoot deformities such as hallux valgus (bunions) and lesser toes deformities
  • Pes planus (flatfoot) and Pes cavus (high arch) deformities 
  • Degenerative conditions of the foot and ankle such as ankle osteoarthritis and midfoot arthritis 
  • Ankle sports injuries such as ligament injuries, tendon disorders and cartilage pathologies 
  • Foot and ankle trauma 

Committed to evidence-based clinical practice, Dr Eric has presented his research work at numerous international conferences, and published articles in many reputable journals. 

Dr Eric is passionate in helping his patients and aspires to push the frontiers of minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery.


  • Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery (Australia) 
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Master of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery) 
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (Ireland) 
  • Doctor of Medicine (Duke-NUS, Singapore) 
  • BEng, BioEngineering (NUS, Singapore)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships


  • ​ESCEO-Eli Lilly 2018 scholarship award
  • Outstanding SingHealth Resident Award 2017 
  • Best House Officer 2015 
  • NUSS Medal 2014 (Best graduate throughout course of study for outstanding all-rounded achievements)
  • SMA-LEE Foundation Teamsmanship Award 2014 (Graduating student who demonstrates exemplary team values in medicine) 
  • NUS Faculty of Engineering Colours Award 2009 (Gold) 
  • NUS Student Achievement Award 2008

Research Interests

Publications and Research Trials

  • ​Cher EWL, Allen JC, Sim, Eileen, Abdullah Hairil, Howe TS, Koh JSB. Comparing the Combined Assessment of Risk Encountered in Surgery (CARES) score with D-CCI and ASA-PS score in predicting 2 years mortality after hip fracture surgery. Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil 2021
  • Moo IH, Carmen Kam, Cher EWL, Bryan Peh, Chung EL, David Thai CC, Lo NN, Howe TS, Koh JSB. The effect of the comorbidity burden on vitamin D levels in geriatric hip fracture. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (2020) 21:524
  • Cher EWL, Allen JC, Moo IH, Lo EC, Peh B, Howe TS, Koh JSB. Sub-optimal serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D level affects 2-year survival after hip fracture surgery. J Bone Miner Metab, 2020
  • Cher EWL, Allen JC, Howe TS, Koh JSB. Comorbidity as the dominant predictor of mortality after hip fracture surgeries. Osteoporosis Int 30(12): 2477–83, 2019
  • Cher EWL, Tay KS, Zhang K, Tan SB, Howe TS, Koh JSB. The Effect of Comorbidities and Age on Functional Outcomes After Total Knee Arthroplasty in the Octogenarian: A Matched Cohort Study. Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil 2018
  • Tay KS, Cher EWL, Zhang K, Tan SB, Howe TS, Koh JSB. Comorbidities Have a Greater Impact Than Age Alone in the Outcomes of Octogenarian Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty 32(11): 3373–8, 2017
  • Cher WL, Utturkar GM, Spritzer CE, Nunley JA, DeFrate LE, Collins AT. An analysis of changes in in vivo cartilage thickness of the healthy ankle following dynamic activity. J Biomech 49(13): 3026–30, 2016.

Research Trials

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