Dr Tan Huat Chye Patrick Dr Tan Huat Chye Patrick
Dr Tan Huat Chye Patrick

Dr Tan Huat Chye Patrick


  • Haematology


  • English

Fellowship and accreditation

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore
  • Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine), National University of Singapore
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore


Dr Patrick Tan is a haematologist practising at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore. He treats diseases related to blood and subspecialises in bone marrow transplant and transplant immunology, which is the transfer of cells, tissues or organs. Types of transplant immunology include sibling allogeneic transplant, unrelated allogeneic transplant, autologous (using own stem cells) transplant and cord blood transplant.

Dr Tan has expertise in the field of cord blood and stem cell transplant. He performed the world's earliest case of unrelated blood stem cell transplant and unrelated cord blood transplant for thalassemia major, a rare inherited blood disorder. In 1988, Dr Tan was posted as special Fellow to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, USA, to carry out subspecialty work in bone marrow transplant and transplant immunology.

He was formerly the head of the department of haematology at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) in 1993. In 1995, he acted as the chairman of the Chapter of Haematology at the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. In 1997, Dr Tan was appointed as the director of the National Blood Centre, Health Science Authority. He became the medical director of the Haematology and Stem Cell Transplant Centre at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in 2004. That same year, Dr Tan was appointed the inaugural medical director of the Singapore Cord Blood Bank.