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Dr Hsieh Ku Hung Michael

Dr Hsieh Ku Hung Michael

BSc (UCLA), MD (Honors) MRCSEd, MMed, FAMS (Plastic Surgery)

Associate Consultant



  • FAMS (Plastic Surgery) 2023
  • MMed (Surgery) Singapore 2017
  • MRCS (Edinburgh) 2016
  • ECFMG (USA) 2014
  • M.D. Honours (Duke NUS Singapore) 2013
  • Bachelor of Science, Molecular Cell Developmental Biology (UCLA) 2007

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Member, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 2021- Current
  • Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member. 2017- Current
  • Member, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, Member. 2016- Current


  • Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Best Video Award: “Upper Eyelid Ptosis Correction with Levator Advancement in Asian Patients Using the Musculoaponeurotic Junction of the Levator as the Key Reference Point, 2021
  • Outstanding Resident Award, Residency in Singhealth Excels, 2019
  • SingHealth Plastic Resident Leadership Program, Chief Resident, 2019
  • Visiting Scholar, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan 2012
  • New England Journal of Medicine, Essay Contest Winner, 2012
  • SingHealth Prize in Family Medicine, 2012
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Traveling Scholarship 2010

Research Interests

  • Congenital Craniofacial Cleft
  • Surgical anatomy of the Face: Fascial systems, Retaining Ligaments and Soft tissue Spaces
  • Aesthetic Surgery of the Asian Face
  • Wound Healing, Anti-Aging, Regenerative medicine
  • Pediatric & Adult Burns Research

Publications and Research Trials

PubMed Publications:
  • Upper Eyelid Ptosis Correction with Levator Advancement using the Musculoaponeurotic Junction Formula in Caucasian Patients. Wong CH, Hsieh MKH, Mendelson BC. Plast Reconstr Surg 2023 June (E-pub ahead of print)
  • Commentary on: Gluteal Augmentation with Hyaluronic Acid Filler: A Retrospective Analysis Using the BODY Q Scale. Hsieh MKH, Wong CH. Aesth Plast Surg. 2023 Jun;47(3):1182-1184.
  • Mid Cheek Lift via the Facial Soft Tissue Spaces. Wong CH, Hsieh MKH, Mendelson BC. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2023 Jun 1;151(6):941e-946e
  • Delayed Prosthetic Seroma: A Localized Inflammatory Response to COVID Vaccination and Infection? Chan LSS, Hsieh MKH, Mok J, Kong TY.
  • Asian Upper Blepharoplasty with the Hinge Technique. Wong CH, Hsieh MKH, Wei FC. Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022;46:1423-1431.
  • Reply to Letter Commentary: ‘Asian Upper Blepharoplasty with the Hinge Technique’
  • Asian Facelift with the Composite Facelift Technique. Wong CH, Hsieh MKH. Plast Reconstr Surg 2022; 149(1): 59-69cc
  • Electric Scooter Battery Detonation: A Case Series and Review of the Literature. Hsieh MKH, Lai MC, Fok D et al. Ann Burns Fire Disasters. 2021 Sep 30; 34(3):264-276
  • A Comprehensive Approach to Asian upper Eyelid Ptosis Correction: The Levator Musculo-Aponeurotic Junction Formula. Wong CH, Hsieh MKH, Mendelson BC. Aesthet Surg J. 2021 Sep 14;14(10):1120-1129
  • Upper Eyelid Ptosis Correction with Levator Advancement in Asian Patients using the Musculo-aponeurotic Junction of the Levator as the Key Reference Point. Wong CH, Hsieh MKH, Mendelson BC. Plast Reconstr Surg 2020;146(6) 1268-1273
  • Invited Discussion on: Orbicularis -White Line Fixation in Asian Blepharoplasty –Kiss Technique. Wong CH, Hsieh MKH. Aesth Plast Surg 2019; 1-3
  • A Rare Case of Persistent Unilateral Gestational Gigantomastia. Rutherford CL*, Hsieh MKH* et al. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2019; 7:e2372 ( * equal contribution)
  • Outcome of Hook Plate Fixation of Mallet Fractures. Tie J., Hsieh MKH, Tay Sc. J of Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol 22, 416 (2017)
  • Metastatic Prostate Adenocarcinoma Presenting as a Large Right Supraclavicular and Anterior Chest Wall Mass. Hsieh MKH, Tan HW., Chong A., Teo CC. BMJ Case Rep 2016 Oct 31;bcr2016214797.
  • Phosphoproteomic Profiling of Human Myocardial Tissues Distinguishes Non-Ischemic End Stage Heart Failure. Schechter M*, Hsieh MKH*, Njororge L, Thompson J, Soderblom E, Feger B, Troupes C, Hershberger K, IIkayeva O, Nagel W, Landinez G, Shah K, Piacentino V, Bowles D. PloS One. 2014; 9(8): e104157 (*Equal Contribution)
  • The Tear Trough Ligament: Anatomical Basis for the Tear Trough Deformity. Wong CH, Hsieh MKH, Mendelson B. Plast Reconstr Surg 2012; 129 (6): 1392-1402
  • Utility of Concomitant Tricuspid Valve Procedures for Patients Undergoing Implantation of a Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Device. Piacentino III V, Ganapathi A, Stafford-Smith M, Hsieh MKH, Patel C, Simeone A, Rogers G, Milano C. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012 Nov;144(5):1217-21.
  • The PAF1 complex component Leo1 is essential for cardiac and neural crest development in zebrafish. Nguyen CT, Langerbacher AD, Hsieh MKH, Chen JN. Dev Biol. 2010 May 1; 341(1): 167–175.
  • Genome-wide clonal analysis of lethal mutations in the Drosophila melanogaster eye: comparison of the X chromosome and autosomes. Call GB, Olson JM, Chen J…Hsieh MKH., Banerjee U. Genetics 2007; 177(2): 689-97

Book Chapters
  • Clinical Scenarios in Reconstructive Microsurgery. Gravvanis A, Kakagia D, Ramakrishnan V. 1st Edition. Free Transfer of Cervical Lymph Nodes to a Lower Limb Lymphedema. Tan BK., Hsieh MKH, Fumio Onishi. Clinical Scenarios in Reconstructive Microsurgery; Springer Nature Switzerland; 2020; p.1-11
  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery: An Atlas of Essential Procedures. Murphy R, Herman C, ed. 1st Edition. Ch. 13: Reconstruction after Head and Neck Neoplasm Resection with Free Flaps. Goh SL, Hsieh MKH, LH Goh.New York: Thieme; 2021 p.72-83
  • Foundational Papers in Oculoplastics. Ramesh S. 1st Edition. Ch14: Facial anatomy

Research Trials

  • Updated on 2023-12-07T16:00:00Z