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Dr Ian Tan

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MBBS (Singapore), MRCS (England), MMED (Surgery), FRCSed (Edinburgh)
Associate Consultant, Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, National University Hospital
Associate Consultant, Department of Surgery, Alexandra Hospital

Visiting Associate Consultant, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
Clinical Lecturer, Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS

Cancer, Surgery
Sub Specialty:
Colorectal Surgery
Medical and Surgical Conditions:
Anal Fissures, Anorectal Abscesses and Fistulas, Colorectal Cancer, Constipation, Haemorrhoids or Piles, Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Special Interest:
Colorectal Cancer, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy (Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy), Minimally Invasive Surgery
National University Health System
National University Hospital
National University Cancer Institute, Singapore

Dr Ian Tan is an Associate Consultant in the Division of Colorectal Surgery, NUHS.

Dr Tan attained his MBBS and graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2011. He commenced his Residency in General Surgery immediately upon graduation in 2011 and became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2012. He went on to complete his Masters of Medicine (Surgery) in 2017.

Dr Tan became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2019. He was also accorded Specialist Accreditation in General Surgery by the Ministry of Health, Singapore in the same year.

In addition to interests in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Dr Tan is a keen educator, and is involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate education. He served as the Resident Convener for both the MBBS (Singapore) examination for surgery in 2016, MRCS (Edinburgh) examinations in 2015 and 2016 as well as the upcoming FRCS (Edinburgh) examinations in 2020. He currently holds the appointment of Clinical Lecturer and serves as part of the clinical faculty in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS).

He is also passionate about overseas surgical outreach, having been part of surgical missions to Indonesia, Burma and The Philippines. Dr Tan also actively contributes to National Service (NS). He served his NS from 2013-2015, during which he was awarded the One-Life-Saved Award in Brunei as well as the Chief of Army Coin in 2014. He currently serves as an officer in the Singapore Armed Forces Commandos.

Professional Memberships

Royal College of Surgeons (England)
Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)  


Appt Tel:
6776 4829