Designation: Senior Consultant
Language spoken: English, Mandarin, Hokkien, Bahasa Melayu
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Parkway East Hospital
Mount Alvernia Hospital
Farrer Park Hospital
PS TAN Digestive & Liver Centre
3 Mount Elizabeth
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
Mon - Fri : 9.00AM - 5.00PM
Sat : 9AM - 1PM
Sun : Closed
Public Holiday : Closed
Dr Tan Poh Seng is a senior consultant specialising in Gastroenterology & Hepatology (digestive & liver diseases) in Singapore.
Dr Tan’s clinical expertise includes advanced liver diseases, viral hepatitis, fatty liver, liver cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver transplantation, in addition to common digestive diseases and endoscopic procedures such as gastroscopy, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, polypectomy, endoscopic variceal ligation and capsule endoscopy.
Prior to entering private practice, Dr Tan was the Director of Clinical Services and a senior consultant of the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, National University Hospital (NUH), a senior consultant of the Liver Transplant Programme at the National University Centre for Organ Transplantation and the Clinical Lead for the Hepatobiliary Tumor Group at the National University Cancer Institute. He was also an assistant professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and a core faculty member for the Gastroenterology & Hepatology Senior Residency programme at NUH. Dr Tan has also served as the deputy Patient Safety Officer for University Medicine Cluster at NUH.
Dr Tan is currently a visiting consultant at NUH where he continues to be involved in postgraduate education and training of future specialists.
He has authored numerous research publications and conducted various clinical studies as a principal investigator in the field of liver transplantation, immunosuppression and hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer).
Professional Positions and Memberships:
Member, Gastroenterological Society of Singapore
Member, Singapore Medical Association
MBBS (Hons), University of Melbourne
Member, Royal College of Physicians (UK)
Master of Medicine (Int Med), National University of Singapore
Fellow, Academy of Medicine (Gastroenterology) Singapore
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)
Certificate of Specialist Accreditation, Specialist Accreditation Board, Ministry of Health, Singapore
Certificate of Specialist Registration, Singapore Medical Council
Awards and Publications
-Most Popular Poster, Asia Pacific Primary Liver Cancer Expert Meeting 2017
-Top scored abstract, International Liver Cancer Association Annual Conference 2014
-National Scholar Award, United European Gastroenterology Federation Week 2011
-Identifying Patients with Cirrhosis who Might Avoid Screening Endoscopy Based on Serum Albumin and Bilirubin and
Platelet Counts. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Nov 8.
-Asian Liver Transplant Network Clinical Guidelines on Immunosuppression in Liver Transplantation. Transplantation 2019 Mar; 103(3): 470-480
-BMJ Best Practice Hepatoma Update. (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
-Clinicopathological indices to predict hepatocellular carcinoma molecular classification. Liver Int. 2015
-Resistance is no longer a problem with Entecavir and Tenofovir. Current Hepatitis Reports 2013.
-Massive obscure-overt upper gastrointestinal bleeding secondary to hemobilia. Endoscopy. 2009