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Dr Tan Yanni

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  • Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia, National University Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia, Alexandra Hospital


M.B.B.S (Singapore), MMed (Anaesthesia)


Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine

Special Interests:

Surgical Intensive Care

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Dr Tan Yanni obtained her medical degree from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2007. Subsequently, she commenced training in Anaesthesiology and received the Master of Anaesthesiology (NUS) in 2014. After completing her training, she was registered as Specialist in Anaesthesiology by Singapore Medical Council (SMC) in 2014.

Dr Tan completed a one year fellowship in Critical Care Medicine in the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, United States of America) in 2017. She then received the Masters of Intensive Care Medicine (Singapore) and was registered as a Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine by SMC in 2018.

Dr Tan Is currently a Consultant in the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Unit in NUH. She has a special interest in critical care medicine. She is also a clinical tutor with the National University Hospital under the Clinical Faculty Scheme.

She is a member of the departmental quality improvement and patient safety group.

Journals & Publications

  1. Dopamine D2 receptor Taq1A and Taq1B polymorphisms in Parkinson's disease: Mov Disor. 2003 May;18(5):593-5.
  2. Potential rapid solutions to maintain ventilation in the event of anaesthesia machine failure with no access to the patient's airway: Anaesth Intensive Care 2016 May;44(3):376-81.
  3. Dental Injury in anaesthesia: a tertiary hospital's experience BMC Anesthesiology 2018;18:108.
  4. The impact of high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) on coughing distance: implications on its use during the novel coronavirus disease outbreak: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia 2020 March.
  5. Plastic Bags as Personal Protective Equipment During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Journal of Emergency Medicine 2020 April.
  6. Feasibility of a Behavioral Intervention to Reduce Psychological Distress in Mechanically Ventilated Patients: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis 2020 June.

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