Dr Zubin J. Daruwalla

Dr Zubin J. Daruwalla

Co-Founder, HiruX & PwC Singapore Health Industries Leader

Born with passion * Live with purpose * Make a difference

As a practicing clinician, I strongly believe that we should all be using technology to complement our clinical practices rather than replace them. While it is highly unlikely that technology will completely replace doctors, it is highly likely that doctors who do not embrace technology will be replaced by those who do.

I sit at the crossroads and convergence of Healthcare, MedTech and Pharma. Driven by passion and purpose, I am an orthopaedic surgeon by training and remain a practicing clinician while being the Health Industries Leader for PwC Singapore and a member of the PwC Global Health Leadership Team. My extensive cross-cultural experiences from having lived in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Singapore as well as my presenting research nationally and internationally have exposed me to a wide variety of cultures and life experiences that are often beneficial to my clients that span the Payor, Provider, Pharma, MedTech, V C/PE and Public Sector ecosystems.

• Independent Practicing Clinician, 2016-Present
• Ministry of Health Holdings, Singapore, 2012-2016 [Orthopaedic Senior Resident]
• Oxford University Hospitals, National Health Service, United Kingdom, 2011-2012 [Trauma & Orthopaedic Registrar]
• Beaumont Hospital / Tallaght Hospital / Letterkenny General Hospital, Health Service Executive, Ireland, 2005-2011 [Intern / SHO / Registrar]

• External Advisory Board Member, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 2020-Present
• Invited Faculty, Harvard Medical School, 2018-Present
• Executive Committee Member & Director, Dyslexia Association of Singapore, 2016-Present
• International Mentor, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 2014-Present
• Independent HealthTech Advisor and/or Angel Investor; multiple startups with details available on request, 2012-Present

• Mass Motorsport, Martial Arts and Music Events Physician, 2007-2012
• Representative, Singapore Consulate in Ireland, 1999-2011
• Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Undergraduate Clinical Tutor, 2006-2008
• Non-Consultant Hospital Doctor Surgical Representative, Irish Medical Organisation, 2005-2008
• Founder and President, Singapore Medical Society of Ireland, 2005
• Member, Singapore National Men’s Hockey Team, 1999
• Singapore Armed Forces Combat Paramedic, 1997-1999

• Speaker and/or Keynote Speaker; invited to more than 60 national and/or international events with detailed list available on request

• National University Hospital, Singapore, 2012-2016
• Oxford University Hospitals, United Kingdom, 2011-2012
• Beaumont Hospital, Tallaght Hospital & Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 2005-2010
• Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, USA, 2004

• More than 30 publications as lead and/or senior author with detailed list available on request

• More than 12 publications, including collaborative reports with A*STAR, EDB, HPB, Philips, NUS, SMA, SNEC and others
• Unsolicitedly named in 2021 as, “One of the Most Influential and Emerging Voices in the Global Health Industry” and in 2022 as, “Top 50 Most Influential Voices of Healthcare”

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