Dr Gan Eng Cern


Dr Gan Eng Cern

Place of Practice

A Specialist Clinic For Sinus, Snoring & ENT

Practice Address

38 Irrawaddy Road #08-45
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
Singapore 329563

Tel: (65) 6253 7296

Practice Website



Consultant ENT Surgeon



About Dr Gan

Dr Gan Eng Cern is a fellowship trained Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Surgeon. Before moving to private practice, he was the Chief Rhinologist (Nose and Sinus Subspecialist) at Changi General Hospital, Singapore. He obtained his subspecialty training in Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at the world-renowned St Paul’s Sinus Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He was also a Senior Clinical Lecturer at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore.

Dr Gan obtained his medical degree from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Subsequently, he completed his specialty training in Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (ENT) in Singapore. He attained his ENT specialist accreditation from the Ministry of Health of Singapore and the Singapore Medical Council. He was awarded the Health Manpower Development Award (HMDP) by Ministry of Health Singapore and underwent subspecialty training at St Paul’s Sinus Centre at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Dr Gan is a keen and patient teacher. He was involved in the teaching of medical students from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore as well as ENT Residents in Singapore. He was an examiner for the National University of Singapore Medical Student ENT exam. Together with the ENT Department at Changi General Hospital, Dr Gan organizes an annual nose and sinus cadaveric dissection course (Foundation Surgical Skills Course in Otolaryngology) for local and overseas ENT surgeons. He has been an invited speaker and cadaveric dissection teacher in many local and international sinus surgery courses.

Dr Gan has numerous scientific publications in both local and international ENT and medical journals.

Specialized Services

Allergy, Nose & Sinus:

  • Rhinitis (Sensitive Nose)
  • Sinusitis (or Rhinosinusitis)
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Deviated Nasal Septum (bent or crooked nasal septum)
  • Inferior Turbinate Hypertrophy
  • Epistaxis (Nosebleed)

Ear & Balance:

  • Impacted Earwax
  • Hearing Loss
  • Ear Infections
  • Tinnitus
  • Hole in the Ear Drum (Tympanic membrane perforation)
  • Ear Lumps & Bumps
  • Foreign Objects in the Ear
  • Giddiness & Vertigo

Throat & Voice:

  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)
  • Frequent Tonsil Infection (Recurrent Tonsillitis)
  • Benign Vocal Cord (Voice box) Growths or Lesions
  • Cancer of the Throat

Children's ENT:

  • Rhinitis (Sensitive nose)
  • Impacted Earwax
  • Hearing Loss
  • Ear Infectinos
  • Frequent Tonsil Infections (Recurrent Tonsillitis)
  • Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
  • Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Cervical Lymphadenopathy)

Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)

Head & Neck:

  • Thyroid Lumps (nodules)
  • Salivary Gland Lumps
  • Salivary Gland & Duct Stones
  • Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Cervical Lymphadenopathy)
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Nose Cancer (Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma - NPC)
  • Other Head & Neck Lumps & Bumps


Throughout his career, Dr Gan has received numerous awards, a testament to his dedication and passion in educating medical students and ENT residents as well as in patient care, research and medical work. These include:

2016 - Best Educator Award (Eastern Health Alliance)
2016 - “Wow” Award (Patient Compliment)
2014 - Eastern Health Alliance Caring Award - Silver
2014 - 19th Yahya Cohen Memorial Lectureship (awarded by the College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine Singapore for best scientific surgical paper)
2012 - Human Manpower Development Award (Ministry of Health, Singapore)
2007 - Singhealth Best Doctor Award


Dr Gan practices evidence-based medicine and is an avid researcher. In 2014, his work in patient positioning during sinus surgery to minimize bleeding and improve surgical safety won him the prestigious 19thYahya Cohen Memorial Lectureship for best surgical paper in Singapore. He has received hospital grants for research and published in numerous peer-reviewed top international ENT journals (listed below). He was in the review committee for Eastern Health Alliance (EHA) Scientific Meeting Competition for best scientific paper in 2015 and 2016. Dr Gan is a journal article reviewer for the following medical journals:

  1. International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology (IFAR) – Official Journal of American Rhinologic Society (ARS) & American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy (AAOA)
  2. The Laryngoscope
  3. Singapore Medical Journal
  4. Annals, Academy of Medicine Singapore