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A/Prof Tan Kong Bing

  • Senior Consultant, Department of Pathology, National University Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore


Associate Professor Tan Kong Bing is a medical graduate of the National University of Singapore (NUS), obtaining his MBBS in 1995. After undergoing stints as a house- and medical officer in various clinical departments, he underwent residency training in pathology in NUS from 1999-2004. He attained the MRCPath (UK) and FRCPA in 2004 and continues his work in the pathology department at NUS as a specialist pathologist and an Associate Professor.

His subspecialty interests are in muscle and skin pathology. He underwent clinical fellowship training in the two disciplines at the University of Sydney, the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (Sydney) and the Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia in 2006-2007. He was certified with a Diploma in Dermatopathology (ICDP-UEMS) since 2008. Apart from the afore-mentioned subspecialties, A/Prof Tan also handles a regular pathologist-clinician load of general histopathology and cytopathology reporting.

A/Prof Tan partakes in some Dermatopathology research and collaboration. To date, he has 41 peer-reviewed publications/ book chapters, 31 conference presentations and 3 research poster prizes. In medical education, he helps coordinate and deliver pathology teaching to the medical, pharmacy and dentistry undergraduates and was recognised with a faculty teaching excellence award in 2006/2007. He also conducts postgraduate dermatopathology teaching to pathology and dermatology Residents.


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