Christopher Liu
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Dr Christopher Liu

Dr Liu Christopher

​MBBS (Hons), MMED (Anaes)


Sengkang General Hospital

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Pain Medicine Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Visiting Consultant Women's Anaesthesia KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital


​Dr Christopher Liu is an anesthesiologist who is also trained as a pain physician. He treats pain using a multidisciplinary approach and is skilled at performing a wide variety of interventional pain procedures. In particular, he is interested in the treatment of facial pain and musculoskeletal disorders (eg. frozen shoulders and rotator cuff disorders). He also runs an ultrasound injection clinic where patients can be referred for various musculoskeletal disorders. Apart from this, he is also the author of several peer-reviewed articles.


MBBS (Australia)
MMED (Singapore)
Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management (UHN/University of Toronto, Canada)
Specialist Accreditation in Anesthesiology (Singapore)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

Member, American Society of Regional Anesthesia

Member, MOH workgroup for surgical implants

Faculty, Singhealth Anesthesiology Residency


ASRA Neuromodulation Scholarship 2018

Research Interests


  1. C Liu, ZX Zheng, KH Tan, G Meredith. Multidimensional Treatment of Cancer Pain. Current Onco Reports 2017, 19:10
  2. SA Khan, C Liu et al. Effect of anaesthetic technique on mortality following major lower extremity amputation: a propensity score-matched observational study. Anesthesia 2013, 68: 612-620
  3. C Liu, F Ithnin, B Sng. Obstetric anesthesia training: Facilitating teaching and learning. Trends in Anesthesia and Critical care 2014; 5(11):8-13
  4. C Liu, E Sim, S Sharad. The anesthetic challenges of a diagnostic biopsy of a large posterior mediastinal mass causing severe obstruction at the carinal level – Case report. Global Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine 2015; 1(2):29-33
  5. GKM Lee, LC Lee, CWY Liu, KMG Lee, SL Lim, LM Shi, HY Ong, YT Lim, TC Yeo. Framingham Risk Score inadequately predicts cardiac risk in young patients presenting with a  first myocardial infarction. Annals of Medicine Singapore 2010;39:163-7
  6. C Liu, A Matthews. Inferior alveolar neuropraxia following laryngeal mask use. Anaesthesia Cases 2016 (
  7. HR Abdullan, VP Lien, KH Ong, PL Er, Y Hao, SA Khan, C Liu. Protocol for a single-centre, randomized controlled study of a preoperative rehabilitation bundle in the frail and elderly undergoing abdominal surgery. BMJ Open 2017
  8. C Liu, VK Ho, J Liu. Is Human Organ Transplant Act (HOTA) to blame? Addressing our Organ Shortage from a Public Policy Perspective. Annals of Academy of Medicine Singapore 2017; 46(10):392
  9. CW Liu, CK Lai al.  A Comparison of Mandated, Presumed and Explicit Consent Systems for Deceased Organ Donation among University Students in Singapore. Annals of Academy Of Medicine Singapore 2018; 47(2):74-77
  10. FC Tsai, CW Liu, S Shitalkumar. Extrapleural pneumonectomy – perioperative anesthetic conduct. Sri Lanka Journal of Anesthesiology 2018; 26(2): 156-158
  11. CW Liu, D Flamer. Supraclavicular brachial plexus neurolysis for a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour: A Case Report. A&A Practice 2018 – in press
  12. CW Liu, D Flamer. Case report: Tenesmus and the role of superior hypogastric plexus blocks. Palliative Medicine 2018 – in press
  13. CW Liu, A Bhatia et al. Weeding Out the Problem: The Impact of Preoperative Cannabinoid Use on Pain in the Perioperative Period. Anesthesia and Analgesia 2018 – in press

Research Trials