Designation: Senior Consultant
General Surgery (Liver, Pancreas, Biliary)
Language spoken: English, Mandarin, Hokkien, Bahasa Melayu
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Tan Siong San Surgery
38 Irrawaddy Road
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
Mon-Fri: 08.30AM - 05:30PM
Sat: 08:30AM - 12:30PM
Sun : Closed
Public Holiday : Closed
Dr Tan graduated from National University of Singapore School of Medicine in 1999. He received a comprehensive training in General Surgery and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Surgery in Changi General Hospital and Singapore General Hospital. In 2008, Dr Tan was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh upon successful completion of his Advanced Surgical Training.
Dr Tan was awarded the prestigious Singhealth Health Manpower Development Plan Award in 2010 to pursue further training as a Clinical and Research Fellow in Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Surgery and Liver Transplantation at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Linkou, Taiwan.
Upon his return from Taiwan in 2011, Dr Tan was appointed the Director of HPB service in Changi General Hospital, a position he held for 9 years. Under his watch, a full-fledged HPB team was formed which expanded its capability to include Minimally Invasive HPB surgery. While maintaining his proficiency in General Surgery procedures such as hernia, stomach and colon resections, Dr Tan’s main focus is on providing the best surgical care for patients with HPB conditions. Dr Tan is dedicated to caring for his patients with integrity. His excellent surgical skills, meticulous attention to details, and professional collaboration with a network of trustworthy specialists, will guide patients towards the path of recovery. Dr Tan is passionate about training the future generation of doctors, being a Clinical Core Faculty Member and Program Evaluation Committee Member in the Singhealth Residency Program for General Surgery. He is also a Clinical Teacher and Examiner for Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (National University of Singapore) and was awarded the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence for academic year 2008/2009. He was conferred the title of Adjunct Assistant Professor by Duke-NUS in 2019.
Professional Positions and Memberships:
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore, Founding member of HPBA (Singapore), Member of International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA), Member of Asia-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AP-HPBA)
MBBS (National University of Singapore)
Master of Medicine (National University of Singapore)
Awards and Publications
Singapore Health Quality Service Award (Silver) 2009- 2010
Eastern Health Alliance Caring Awards (Gold Award) 2011--2012
Eastern Health Alliance Caring Awards (Silver Award) 2012- 2013
Best Service Award (Changi General Hospital) 2014
Eastern Health Alliance Caring Awards (Gold Award) 2013-2014 Publications:
1. Management of Adult Choledochal Cyst. Singapore Med J 2007;48 (6): 524-527
2. Pancreatic fistula after distal pancreatectomy: incidence, risk factors and management. ANZ J Surg. 2010;80(9):619-23
3. Clinical Study - Recurrent Pyogenic Cholangitis: Disease Characteristics and Patterns of Recurrence
ISRN Surgery, vol. 2013, Article ID 536081, 9 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/536081.