Altius Clinic

Experienced Sports and Orthopaedic Surgeons in Singapore

Altius Clinic is home to highly experienced sports and orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. Chris Pearce and Dr. Gavin O’Neill, in Singapore. With their extensive knowledge and expertise, they provide exceptional care and sub-specialist treatment for orthopaedic conditions and sports-related injuries.

We prioritise personalised care and utilise an evidence-based approach to help our patients achieve optimal  recovery and return to activity. 

Our Team

dr Christopher Pearce


Dr Christopher Pearce is an expert in Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle and Sporting conditions.

He is the current chairman of the foot and ankle section of the European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA-AFAS), and the International Editor of the journal Foot & Ankle International.

He is a member of the International Ankle Instability Group, Achilles Tendon Study Group, and Ankle Cartilage Repair Society

Prior to setting up Altius Clinic, Chris was a Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Head of the Division of Foot & Ankle Surgery for the three hospitals within the National University Health System. In addition, he held the position of Adj Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore.

Chris completed his medical education at Manchester University Medical School in 1998 and underwent postgraduate surgical training in London, UK. He pursued foot & ankle fellowships in Germany with Prof Hans Zwipp and in London with Prof James Calder, treating elite and professional athletes.

Chris has published over 80 peer-reviewed studies and 10 book chapters and is regularly invited to speak at international conferences and to teach surgeons on courses in Singapore and overseas. He is on the editorial board for the KSSTA journal.

Beyond his work, Chris has always been passionate about sports and was a county-level swimmer and keen rugby player in his youth. More recently he coached rugby and still trains in Muay Thai and weights. He is the lead singer in the band ‘LC-DCP’

Dr Gavin O’Neill


Dr Gavin O’Neill is an experienced, fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon known for his expertise in hip and knee surgery, sports injuries, pelvic surgery and orthopaedic trauma.

Dr O’Neill was the head of orthopaedic trauma surgery at the National University Hospital Singapore. He currently holds the position of Assistant Professor at NUS School of Medicine and is currently the director of orthopaedic training in the west of Singapore. He has over 25 published articles and is at the forefront of orthopaedic 3D printing, researching and designing implants with patents pending.

Having performed over two thousand hip and knee replacements, he is particularly sought out for complex procedures, young adult surgery, orthopaedic trauma and second opinions. He has a busy sports surgery practice specialising in hip arthroscopy, knee ligament construction and meniscus surgery.

He is regularly invited to speak at international conferences and to teach surgeons in complex trauma, sporting injuries and hip and knee surgery.

Since 2016 Dr O’Neill has made regular visits to the Children’s Surgical Centre in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This is an NGO hospital providing care for disadvantaged Cambodians. His visits involve training and guiding the local Cambodian surgeons in joint replacement surgery and complex trauma cases.

Gavin is from Northern Ireland and obtained his medical degree from the University of Dundee, Scotland. He completed his basic and higher surgical training in Glasgow and pursued his fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia.

Gavin is a passionate sports enthusiast, he is a competitive long distance runner, with a sub 3 hour marathon time and winner of ITRA trail running events in the region. He enjoys travelling, skiing, golf, socialising and spending time with his wife and four children.

Gavin is an excellent communicator with a measured surgical approach and ensures that patients feel fully informed and confident before surgery is performed.

Alane Mercado

Clinic Manager

As our Clinic Manager, Alane plays a crucial role in ensuring smooth operations and an excellent patient experience at Altius Clinic. With her extensive experience in healthcare administration and her dedication to patient care, Alane oversees the daily operations of the clinic, coordinates appointments, and ensures that our patients receive the highest level of service.

Experience the difference of Altius Clinic and let our team of experts guide you on your journey towards improved musculoskeletal health and a better quality of life.

Our Mission

Altius Clinic’s mission is to provide exceptional  surgical and non-surgical care, delivering personalised and evidence-based treatments to patients in Singapore and beyond. We aim to improve the quality of life for our patients by utilising the latest advancements in medical science and technology.

Our Vision

Our vision is to become a leading centre of excellence for orthopaedic and sports surgery in Asia. Our goal is to positively impact the lives of individuals throughout Asia by providing the highest quality healthcare services.

Our Values


Our unwavering commitment is to consistently deliver outstanding quality in every facet of our work. From patient care to surgical techniques, we strive for the highest standards and continuously seek improvement.

Patient-Centric Approach

Our patients’ well-being and satisfaction are at the core of everything we do. We prioritise their needs, actively listen to their concerns, and provide compassionate care throughout their journey with us.


We believe in the power of collaboration. By working closely with our patients, as well as a network of expert physicians, radiologists, physiotherapists, podiatrists and other allied health professionals, we ensure a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

Evidence-Based Practice

We base our treatments on the latest scientific evidence and research. Our medical decisions are guided by the best available knowledge in the field, ensuring that our patients receive the most effective and appropriate care.


We embrace innovation and keep up to date with advancements in orthopaedic and sports surgery. By staying at the forefront of proven medical technology and techniques, we aim to provide our patients with the best possible outcomes.


We maintain the utmost ethical standards and integrity in all of our interactions. Trust and honesty are fundamental values that guide our relationships with patients, colleagues, and the wider community.

Education and Research

We are dedicated to the continuous education and professional development of our team. Through active involvement in research and teaching, we contribute to the advancement of orthopaedic and sports surgery, sharing knowledge and expertise with the wider medical community.