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Dr Melissa Tay Hui Wen

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  • Consultant, Department of Urology, National University Hospital
  • Consultant, Department of Urology, Alexandra Hospital
  • Consultant, Chronic Programme (Live Better), Alexandra Hospital


MBBS (Spore), MRCS (Edin), MMed Surg (Spore), FRCS Uro (Glasgow), FAMS (Urology)



Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Adolescent & Transition Care Urology, Female Urology, Neuro-and Functional Urology, Reconstructive Urology

Special Interests:

Chronic Transitional and Adolescent Urology, Female Urology, Reconstructive and Functional Urology, Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections


Dr Melissa Tay graduated from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2010. She obtained post-graduate qualifications from the Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians (Glasgow) in 2017 and completed her urology specialist training in 2018. 

Dr Tay has a special interest in chronic transitional and adolescent urology which oversees the care and management of patients with congenital urological issues as they progress to adulthood. She is the first urologist locally and one of the few urologists regionally to be trained in this subspecialty, having completed her fellowship training at the University College Hospital London. Dr Tay also manages general urology conditions with other special interest in female, reconstructive and functional urology, and recurrent urinary tract infections. In line with her interests, she has pioneered the intravesical treatment for recurrent urinary tract infections in the department. 

Dr Tay is also a faculty of the clinical faculty scheme at the Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. She participates in undergraduate and postgraduate education and is involved in various teaching curriculums for undergraduate medical students, post-graduate training and other healthcare professionals.

Journals & Publications

  1. High R.E.N.A.L Nephrometry Scores are associated with pathological upstaging of clinical T1 renal cell carcinomas in radical nephrectomy specimens: implications for nephron-sparing surgery. Tay MHW, Thamboo TP, Wu FMW, Zhaojin C, Choo TB, Ramaan L, Tiong HY. J Endourol. 2014 Sep 28(9): 1138 - 42 doi: 10.1089/end.2014.0123. Epub 2014 Jun 24.
  2. Postoperative risk of chronic kidney disease in radical nephrectomy and donor nephrectomy patients. Wu Mei Wen Fiona, Tay Hui Wen Melissa, Chen Zhaojin, Tai Choo Bee, Tan Guan Lim Lincoln, Raman Lata, Tiong Ho Yee. The Canadian Journal of Urology, Aug 2014; 21(4): 7351 - 7357
  3. Preoperative Renal Volume: A Surrogate Measure for Radical Nephrectomy-Induced Chronic Kidney Disease. Fiona Mei Wen Wu, Melissa Hui Wen Tay, Bee Choo Tai, Zhaojin Chen, Lincoln Tan, Benjamin Yen Seow Goh, Lata Rama, Ho Yee Tiong. J Endourol. 2015 Dec 1; 29(12): 1406-1411

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