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Prof. Tan Ser Kiat

Prof. Tan Ser Kiat

Designation: Emeritus Consultant

Orthopaedic Surgery

Language spoken: English, Mandarin

Hospital Affiliation:
Singapore General Hospital (SGH)

Clinic Address:
Singapore General Hospital (SGH)
Outram Park
Singapore 169608

Operating Hours: Mon-Fri : 9.00AM-5.00PM
Sat : Closed
Sun : Closed
Public Holidays : Closed

Prof Tan is Emeritus Consultant at SGH. A distinguished orthopaedic surgeon and a stalwart of public healthcare, he is currently the Chairman of SingHealth Fund Limited, a member of the SingHealth board, Chairman of Sengkang Project Committee, Chairman of Singapore Cord Blood Bank and President of Singapore Medical Council. He was appointed as a member of the Public Service Commission on 21 Feb 2013 and the Public Guardian Board on 1 Mar 2014. He was a member of the Board of Governors of Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School from 1 Sep 2005 to 31 Jan 2016.

Professor Tan served as Group CEO of SingHealth from 2000 to 2012. Over the years, he has served in numerous national-level committees that have helped to shape the clinical care delivery framework and healthcare system in Singapore.

Professor Tan became Chairman of the SGH Medical Board in 1998, and two years later, was appointed Group CEO of SingHealth. He took the concurrent role of SGH CEO in 2003.

He served as Master of the Academy of Medicine Singapore from 1996 to 1999, and Chairman of the Singapore Accreditation Board Specialist Training Committee in orthopaedic surgery from 1999 to 2001. He was also appointed clinical professor at the NUS in 2001.

Prof Tan has also contributed actively in the social service sector and served as President of the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore from 1994 – 2003 and served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of his alma mater, Raffles Institution from 1999 to 2010.

For his dedication and many contributions, Professor Tan was conferred the NUS Outstanding Award in March 2016, Meritorious Service Medal in 2012, NTUC Medal of Commendation (Gold) Award in 2010, Public Service Medal in 2006, May Day Medal of Commendation in 2004 and Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 1999. He received the Hudson Award for Champion of HR in March 2011, Service to Education Awards 2007 and was recognised with the Leading CEO Award by the Singapore HR Institute in 2005.

Board Certifications:
MBBS (University of Singapore, Singapore)
FRCS (Orth Surg) (RCPS, Glasgow, United Kingdom)
FAMS (Orth Surg) (Academy of Medicine, Singapore)
FRCS (RCS, Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

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