Dr Jonah Kua
Post Nominals (to be updated)
Visiting Consultant (Plastic Surgeon)
Dr Jonah Kua is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon with an extensive experience in reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery. His area of expertise includes complex microsurgical reconstruction, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, breast surgery and body contouring. Dr Kua strongly believes that surgery should be customised for every patient, using innovative techniques which have been proven to be reliable and safe.
Dr Kua graduated from medical school in Singapore under the Singapore Armed Forces scholarship and completed specialist training in plastic surgery at Singapore Health Services. Early in his career, he played a pivotal role in setting up the Breast Reconstruction and Aesthetic Surgery services in Changi General Hospital (CGH). Dr Kua served as the Head of Plastic Surgery Service in CGH from 2016 to 2020, and was the National Programme Director (PD) at Singapore General Hospital thereafter, where he was in charge of plastic surgery training nationwide. Dr Kua has mentored many junior plastic surgeons and was conferred the RiSE Awards for Most Outstanding Faculty in 2020 and 2021.
Being a selected plastic surgeon for Motiva implants since 2017, Dr Kua is committed to keeping abreast with the latest innovations in aesthetic surgery for better patient outcomes. He stands by being honest and frank when discussing surgical options and outcomes with his patients. Besides being known for his fine surgical skills and aesthetic judgement, he is well-liked for his jovial attitude, which never ceases to bring out smiles and laughter in his clinic.
Dr Kua received dual fellowship awards in the United Kingdom and in South Korea. He was the recipient of the esteemed AO Fellowship Award in Craniomaxillofacial Surgery in the UK in 2015. In 2019, Dr Kua was awarded the MOH Health Manpower Development Programme Fellowship (HMDP) Award to further his training in Reconstructive and Aesthetic Breast Surgery in Samsung Hospital in Seoul. Here, he worked alongside top plastic surgeons and acquired many innovative surgical skills.
Notable for his skills on body contouring surgery, Dr Kua pursued further training in post-bariatric body contouring at CER Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico, under the tutelage of Dr Luis Suarez and Dr Alejandro Galvez.
Dr Kua is well-regarded in his field for his research in composite tissue transplantation and the use of stem cells in wound healing. He has published several peer reviewed journal articles and held several prestigious grants for his research, including being the first plastic surgeon to be awarded the New Investigator Grant (NIG) from the respected National Medical Research Council (NMRC). He was also nominated for the Young Investigator Award in 2013 and was awarded the Outstanding Research Award in Transplantation Medicine in the SingHealth Annual Scientific Meeting in 2017.
Dr Kua’s appreciation for beauty extends to his hobbies. A childhood artist and winner of the Art Olympiad in 1992, he is also an orchid enthusiast who looks after more than 200 of these blooms. Notoriously difficult to grow, these delicate beauties have blossomed consistently under his meticulous care.