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Clin Asst Prof Janna Joethy

Clin Asst Prof Joethy Janna-Vale

MBBS, MRCS, MMed, MSc (Surgery) 2007, FAMS (Plastic Surgery) 2013

Senior Consultant

Specialty: Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, Surgery & Surgical Oncology

Clinical Interest: Aesthetic & Reconstructive Microsurgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Aging Face, Body Contouring, Breast Augmentation, Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer and Reconstruction, Breast Reduction, Burns, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Complex Wounds, Droopy Eyelids (Ptosis), Facial Aesthetics, Facial Deformities, Facial Trauma, Gynecomastia, Laser Rejuvenation, Liposuction, Lower Extremity Trauma and Reconstruction, Lymphoedema, Microsurgery, Nose (rhinoplasty), Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer, Skin Cancer and Reconstruction, Small Eyes.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Division of Surgery & Surgical Oncology National Cancer Centre SingaporeNational Cancer Centre Singapore

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Duke NUS


Clin. Asst. Prof. Janna Joethy qualified and worked in London before returning to complete his specialist training at the Singapore General Hospital. Subsequently, under scholarship from SGH, he embarked on further training in Brazil where he further enhanced his reconstructive and aesthetic skills.

Through his career, Dr Janna has managed a variety of cases from aesthetic to reconstructive surgery along with microsurgery and burn related surgery. He actively writes papers and mentors aspiring medical students. He has spoken at various local and international conferences where he presents his work. He also regularly goes abroad on humanitarian trips.


  • Sept. 2013 FAMS
  • Sept. 2007 MSc in Surgical Sciences (London)
  • Jul. 2007 MMed (Singapore)
  • Jun. 2005 MRCS (London)
  • Jul. 2001 MBBS (London)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Member, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2019- present
  • Committee Member, Association for Burns Injuries, Singapore, 2018 – till present
  • Committee Member, Asia Pacific Burns Congress, Singapore, 2018 – 2019
  • Member, Society of Transplantation, 2017 – till present
  • Member, Wound Healing Society, Singapore, 2016 – till present
  • Member, Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons, 2015 – till present
  • Member, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 2015 – till present


  • Singapore Health Quality Service Awards 2021 (Hero Award)
  • Long Service Award (2016)
  • First prize in ‘free paper section’ at Barcelona Breast Meeting (11-13 March 2015)
  • Higher Manpower Development Program Award (2013)
  • Department of Clinical Research Grant (2011)
  • Winner of Translational Research Grant award (2009)
  • Maurice Elton Memorial Prize in Oncology, UK, 2000

Research Interests

  • ​Wound healing, scar tissue, burns, reconstructive surgery


  1. ​Facial abscess from unlicensed thread lift. Joethy JV, Cheah A, Ang CH. Singapore Med J. 2020 Sep;61(9):498-499. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2020133
  2. What Can a Plastic Surgeon Offer during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) Pandemic? Joethy J, Qi B, Tan S. PRS Global Open 2020;8:e3137
  3. Unusual ritual burns of the cubital fossa. Ang CH, Chong SJ, Joethy J, Tan KC. Burns Open, 2020
  4. Fat necrosis post cryolipolysis: a case report. Joethy J, Ang D, Sittampalam K, Tan KC. European Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2020:43;501–504
  5. Connexin 43 Upregulation in Burns Promotes Burn Conversion Through Spread of Apoptotic Death Signals. Feng J, Thangaveloo M, Ong YS, Chong SJ, Joethy J, Becker DL. Burns 2020 Apr 30;S0305-4179(19)30589-3. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2020.03.011
  6. Biomechanical comparison of monocortical and bicortical plate fixation for rib fractures in a cadaveric model using a locking plate system. Choke A, Wong YR, Joethy J. Journal of Thoracic Disease. 2019 Dec. 11 (12) 4966-4971
  7. Initial Impressions of the Cellutome Epidermal Harvesting System in Burns Managements. Joethy J, Koh K, Wong A, Cheng A, Sellam S, Chong SJ, Burns Open.
  8. Large animal models for long-segment tracheal reconstruction: a systematic review. Goh CS, Joethy J, Tan BK, Wong M. J Surg Res. 2018 Nov;231:140-153
  9. Reduction mammoplasty as a treatment for symptomatic central venous stenosis. Fok D, Joethy J Arch Plast Surg. 2018 Mar;45(2):171-176
  10. Caveats and Technique for the Reconstruction of Burn Contractures Using an Artificial Dermis in a Tropical Burns Centre. Pek WS, Joethy J, Chong SJ. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1674.
  11. Long interpositional vein grafts: A method for subcutaneous tunnelling. Song C, Chong SJ, Joethy J, Tan BK. JPRAS Open 2017; (13) 68-70
  12. Using Retrograde Flow from the Descending Genicular Artery: An Additional Safety Measure in Knee Coverage. Joethy J, Goh C, Sun MF, et al. J Reconstr Microsurg Open 2016; 01(02): 128-130
  13. An in depth look at fat necrosis. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. Kok YO, Joethy J, Jajeh, I. Al et al. Sept 2016 4(9S) 191.
  14. Perineal impalement injury by steel bar — A near miss. B. Xie a, C.M. Leong, Joethy J, Koh D, Ng J, Trauma Case Reports 6 (2016) 1 – 7
  15. Precise breast implant placement using percutaneous chest wall markings. Joethy J, Tan BK. Indian J Plastic Surg 2016 May-Aug;49(2):234-238
  16. Aesthetic and Non-Aesthetic Indications for Orbicularis Oculi Myectomy. Viterbo F, Joethy J, Brock RS. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2016 Aug;40(4):466-74.
  17. Facial Reanimation Utilizing Combined Orthodromic Temporalis Muscle Flap and End-to-Side Cross-Face Nerve Grafts. Viterbo F, Romão A, Brock RS, Joethy J. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2014 Aug;38(4):788-95.
  18. Effect of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy on Open Fractures of the Lower limb. Joethy J, Sebastin SJ, Chong AK, Peng YP, Puhaindran ME. Singapore Med J. 2013 Nov;54(11):620-3.
  19. Sternoclavicular joint infection: Classification of Resection Defects and Reconstructive Algorithm. Joethy J, Lim CH, Koong HN, Tan BK. Arch. Plast. Surg. 2012;39(6):643-8.
  20. Preferred Use of the Ipsilateral Pedicled TRAM Flap for Immediate Breast Reconstruction: An Illustrated Approach. Tan BK, Joethy J, Ong YS, Ho GH, Pribaz JJ. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2012;36(1):128-33
  21. Anatomical Landmarks for Volar Percutaneous Scaphoid Screw Fixation: A Cadaveric Study. Muqla K, Joethy J, Tan A, Chin A. Bahrain Medical Bulletin, 2012:34:23-26
  22. Intravenous Pyogenic Granuloma of the Hand – A Case Review. Joethy J, Tay SC. Journal of Hand Surgery 2011; 16(1):87-89.
  23. A Multi-Staged Approach to the Reconstruction of the Burnt Asian Face. Joethy J, Tan BK. Indian J Plast Surg. 2011;44(1):142-6
  24. A unique presentation of epignathus. Joethy J, Por YC, Vincent Y. J Craniofac Surg. 2010 Sep;21(5):1651-4.
  25. Another complication of Subutex Abuse. Joethy J, Puhaindran M, Yong FC., SMJ, 2008; 49 (3): 267

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