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Dr Addy Tan

  • Head & Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia, Alexandra Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia, National University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
M.B.B.S (Singapore), MMed (Anaestheisa, Singapore), EDIC (ESICM)
Anaesthesiology (Anaesthesia)
Intensive Care Medicine
Special Interests:
Intensive Care Medicine, Airway and ventilation, Renal replacement therapy, Fluids, electrolyte and acid base disorders, Medical Education


Dr Addy Tan currently holds the appointment of Head of Anaesthesia, Alexandra Hospital, and Core Faculty of the NUHS Residency Programme as well as Assistant Professor of YYLSOM, NUS. He is also the Chief Examiner of the Intensive Care Medicine Advance Specialist Training Program and a member of the Intensive Care Medicine Subspecialty Training Committee, Ministry of Health.

He graduated and completed anaesthesia training with the National University of Singapore and went on to complete the Fellowship Program in Critical Care with the University Health Network, University of Toronto , Canada, under the Ministry of Health, Health Manpower Development Program. His interests in medicine include fluids and electrolye, renal replacement therapy, ventilation and medical education.


Journals & Publications


  1. Lee MC, Tan AY, Peng KL, Lua CB, Chan HP, Chia NC, Loh WN. Persistence of intracranial blood flow on cerebral angiography in brain death. BJA. 2020 Jul 125(5): Doi:10.1016/j.bja.2020.06.047
  2. Siow WT, Tang S, Agrawal R, Tan A, See KC. Essential ICU drug shortages for COVID-19: What can frontline clinicians do? Crit Care 24, 260. Doi: 10.1186/s13054-020-02971-x
  3. Loh NHW, Tan Y, Taculod J, Gorospe B, Analine ST, Somani J, Tan AY. The impact of high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) on coughing distance: implications on its use during the novel coronavirus disease outbreak. Can J Anaesth. 2020 Mar 18 : 1–2. Doi: 10.1007/s12630-020-01634-3
  4. Addy Tan, End Tidal CO2, Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine, 2012, Part 5, 862-867, DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-00418-6_140; Springer Reference, Vincent, Jean Louis; Hall, Jesse (Eds) ISBN: 978-3-642-00419-3
  5. Nilanchal Chakraborty, Addy YH Tan, Intravenous Fluids, Textbook of Ventilation, Fluids, Electrolytes and Blood Gases, First Edition, 2020, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd., New Delhi , Mohan Grujar (Ed) ISBN: 9789389188059


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