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Dr Xu Scott Cunzhi

Dr Xu Scott Cunzhi

MBBS, MMED (Family Medicine)

Associate Consultant


Dr Scott Xu is an Associate Consultant with the Department of Sport and Exercise Medicine at Changi General Hospital (CGH). He graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and subsequently completed training in family medicine – with a subsequent sub-specialisation in the domain of sport and exercise medicine at CGH.

A former competitive student athlete in football, Dr Xu's journey and practise of sports medicine is influenced by his experiences, such as having personally coped with injuries on the field. He adopts a holistic, patient-centred approach in providing comprehensive care for patients spanning varying ages and athletic backgrounds, to help them achieve their performance potential.

Beyond his clinical role at CGH, Dr Xu has served on advisory committees for national sports associations to help shape sports policies and practices. In addition, he has been the team physician for several Singapore football teams, and has provided medical support to athletes participating in key international sporting events. In the aspect of medical education, Dr Xu is an educator in sport and exercise medicine and family medicine – particularly through CGH’s Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine programme – in addition to other external education appointments.


  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (Sports Medicine), 2023
  • Master of Medicine in Family Medicine (National University of Singapore), 2019
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (National University of Singapore), 2013

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Asian Games Team Singapore Physician, 2023
  • World Rugby Medical Educator, 2019 - Present
  • Medical Director, Singapore Rugby Union, 2022 – 2023
  • 2021 SEA Games Team Singapore Deputy Chief Medical Officer, 2022
  • Medical Committee, Football Association of Singapore, 2021 – present
  • Asian Football Confederation Medical Officer / Doping Control Officer – 2020 – Present
  • SMF-SDO Sports Safety Work Group Member – 2020
  • World Rugby Medical Educator, 2019 - Present
  • Deputy Medical Director, Singapore Rugby Union, 2019 – 2022


  • Singapore Health Quality Service Awards 2023 – Silver Award
  • SingHealth Family Medicine Residency Programme Outstanding Resident Award 2017 & 2019
  • SingHealth Family Medicine Residency Programme Certificate of Academic Excellence 2016 & 2018

Research Interests

  • Injury Prevention
  • Sport-related Concussion
  • Performance Optimisation

Publications and Research Trials

  • Xu C, Walter J, Low LL, Lai KW. A 6-year retrospective review of injuries sustained during the Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby Sevens tournament. Research in Sports Medicine. 2021 July 29.
  • Xu C, Yan S, Chee J, Lee EP, Lim HW, Lim SWC, Low LL. Increasing the completion rate of the advance directives in primary care setting - a randomized controlled trial. BMC Fam Pract. 2021 Jun 18;22(1):115. doi: 10.1186/s12875-021-01473-1. PMID: 34144695; PMCID: PMC8214280.
  • Tan M, Xu C, Sim SK, Seow AL, Tan TH, Quek SC. Types and distribution of congenital heart defects associated with trisomy 21 in Singapore. J Paediatr Child Health. 2013 Mar;49(3):223-7. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12129. Epub 2013 Feb 26. PMID: 23437783.

Research Trials

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