Dr Tan Soo Yong is Group Chief of Pathology, National University Health System, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Pathology, National University of Singapore. Apart from his concurrent appointments as Research Director, Advanced Molecular Pathology Laboratory in IMCB, A*STAR, Visiting Consultant to National Skin Centre and Advisor to the Ministry of Health, he was Chairman, National Pathology Clinical Governance and Performance Workgroup, Chief Examiner in Pathology and Chair of the Residency Advisory Committee for Pathology.
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. 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 had Visiting Professorships at University Malaya (Malaysia), Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences (China) and Universitas Padjadjaran (Indonesia). For many years, Dr Tan was also the International Advisor (West Pacific) of the Royal College of Pathologists and initiated a postgraduate pathology training program in Myanmar. His current research interests include the cellular origins of intestinal T-cell lymphoma and the use of novel technologies in lymphoma diagnosis.