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Dr Teresa Tan

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  • Consultant, Division of General Ambulatory Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


MBBS (UK), MMed (Paeds) (S'pore), MRCPCH (UK), BSc (UK)


Paediatric Medicine, Palliative Medicine

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Paediatrics - General Ambulatory Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine (Baby Checks,Vaccinations, Common Childhood Illnesses)

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Dr Teresa Tan is a Consultant in Paediatrics and Palliative Care at the Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children’s Medical Institute, National University Hospital.

She achieved First Class Honours for her intercalated BSc degree in Immunology in 2006, followed by MBBS in 2008, from Imperial College, London. She obtained her Masters of Medicine (Paediatric Medicine) from NUS, and Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 2013. She completed Specialist Accreditation for Paediatric Medicine in 2017, and Adult Palliative Medicine in 2020.

Dr Tan is deeply passionate about the holistic and patient-centred philosophy of care for children with life-limiting illnesses, and their families. She is the first paediatrician in Singapore to be dually accredited in Palliative Medicine; and is now setting up a Paediatric Palliative Care Service at NUH. She collaborates closely with the multi-disciplinary team within KTP-NUCMI (NUH), and also across healthcare systems including Star PALS (HCA Hospice Care), ensuring a smooth transition of care for the patients and families.

Dr Tan is a member of the KTP-NUCMI Paediatrics Ethics and Advocacy Centre (PEACe), an operational unit that meets on a regular basis to discuss ethical issues concerning children.

She is also a clinical tutor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and is actively involved in the medical education of undergraduates, postgraduate paediatric doctors and nursing colleagues. She also contributes towards the Graduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine programme.

Journals & Publications

  1. Han VX, Tan TS, Wang FS, Tay SK. Novel LRPPRC mutation in a boy with mild Leigh Syndrome, French-Canadian Type outside of Quebec. Child Neurology Open
  2. Tan T, Koh PL, Levetown M, Wong L, Lee J, Yong WC, Yap ES. Patient deaths and medical residents: An Asian Perspective. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care (2020);0:1-4

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