Training & Qualifications:
- MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, First Class Honors & Distinction at the University of London) 1994
- RCSEd (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh) 1999
- Further training in advanced HPB surgery and liver transplantation at the world renowned Liver Unit of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
- Further training in living donor liver transplantation in Japan.
Prior To Private Practice:
- Founding member of the liver transplant team at SGH in 2005
- Appointed as Deputy Head and Senior Consultant of the Department of Surgical Oncology at the National Cancer Centre in 2007
- Appointed as Surgical Director of the Liver Transplantation Programme at SGH in 2007
Awards & Achievements:
- Young Surgeons Award (Asian Surgical Congress, 2001)
- Led his team to perform the first successful split liver transplant at SGH and the first combined Heart-Liver Transplantation in Asia in 2009
- Led a multidisciplinary team from National Cancer Centre (NCC) and Washington Cancer Insitute to adopt the techniques and protocols of peritonectomy and HIPEC (Sugarbaker procedure) from Dr Paul Sugarbaker in 2009
Dr Tan continues to be one of few surgeons in Asia who perform specialized surgery for peritoneal malignancies in Asia.