Designation: Consultant Neurosurgeon
Orthopaedic Surgery (Spine)
Language spoken: English, Mandarin, Hokkien
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Mount Alvernia Hospital
Concord International Hospital
Neurosurgery International #02-42 Gleneagles Annex Block 6A Napier Road Singapore 258500
Operating Hours: Mon to Fri 0900-1300 and 1400 to 1700, Saturday 0900-1300
Dr. James Tan Siah Heng graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1989 and commenced his neurosurgical training at Tan Tock Seng Hospital in 1995.
In 1997, he was awarded a Ministry of Health HMDP Scholarship to attend a two-year specialist training program in London, UK at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (Queens Square) and the Charing Cross Hospital. Upon his return to Singapore, Dr. Tan instituted and was the Director in charge of the Spine & Peripheral Nerve Program at the National Neuroscience Institute.
Dr. Tan’s interest in spinal disorders led him to become the first surgeon in Asia to successfully use artificial cervical disc implants in spinal surgery. In 2003, Dr. Tan was awarded a HMDP fellowship to further his sub-specialist training in spinal surgery at the Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland. He became one of the first surgeons in Singapore to use facet and medial branch injections in the treatment of neck and back pain.
Presently, he is a Part-time Lecturer at Nanyang Polytechnic and Visiting Consultant to Department of Neurosurgery, National University Hospital. He is a frequent lecturer in the region for cervical spine disc replacement and spinal surgeries.
Professional Positions and Memberships:
AO Spine, North American Spine Society, Singapore Spine Society, Singapore Medical Association
National University of Singapore 1989, Fellowship of College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Glasgow 1995, Fellowship of College of Surgeons (Neurosurgery) - Intercollegiate Board 1999
FRCS (Neurosurgery) Intercollegiate Board UK