Dr Tan Soo Yong is Group Chief of Pathology, National University Health System and Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Pathology, National University of Singapore. Apart from his concurrent appointments in A*STAR, National Skin Centre and the Ministry of Health Singapore, he was Chairman, National Pathology Clinical Governance and Performance Workgroup, Chief Examiner in Pathology and Chair of the Residency Advisory Committee for Pathology. He was awarded the Distinguished Senior Physician Award and 10-years Long Service Award by MOH.
He obtained his medical qualifications from the National University of Singapore and qualified in both forensic and histopathology. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (UK) and a Diplomate of the Society of Apothecaries of London. Dr Tan obtained his PhD from Oxford University and his current research interest is in the pathology of intestinal T-cell lymphomas, as well as the use of novel technologies in lymphoma diagnosis. He is a member of the International Lymphoma Study Group (ILSG) and a contributing author to the WHO Classifications of haematolymphoid neoplasms, tumours of the skin and tumours of the digestive tract. Dr Tan sits on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Hematopathology and is Chair of the Biobanking Subcommittee, Asian Network of Research Resource Centers.
An educator at heart, he was the founding Course Director at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and is also Visiting Professor to University Malaya and Universitas Padjadjaran. For many years, Dr Tan was also the International Advisor (West Pacific) of the Royal College of Pathologists and Visiting Professor to the Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, China.