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Dr. Tan Poh Seng Dr. Tan Poh Seng
Dr. Tan Poh Seng

Dr. Tan Poh Seng

SpecialIty

  • Gastroenterology

language

  • Malay
  • Mandarin
  • English

Key achievements

  • Started and headed the hepatocellular carcinoma clinic in the National University Hospital
  • Director of clinical services, gastroenterology and hepatology at the National University Health System from 2017 to 2019
  • Transplant hepatologist for Mount Elizabeth Hospital’s living donor transplantation programme

Fellowship and accreditation

  • MBBS (U of Melbourne, Australia) 2003
  • MRCP (UK) (RCP, United Kingdom) 2007
  • M Med (Int Med) (NUS, Singapore) 2007
  • FAMS (Gastroenterology) (Academy of Medicine, Singapore) 2011
  • FRCPEd (RCP, Edinburgh, United Kingdom) 2018

Profile

Dr Tan Poh Seng is a gastroenterologist at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore. His clinical expertise includes advanced liver diseases, viral hepatitis, fatty liver, liver cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver transplantation.

He is also experienced in common digestive diseases and endoscopic procedures like gastroscopy, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, polypectomy, endoscopic variceal ligation and capsule endoscopy.

Prior to entering private practice, Dr Tan started and headed the hepatocellular carcinoma clinic in the National University Health System. He was the former director of clinical services and a senior consultant of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at the National University Hospital (NUH).

He was a senior consultant and core transplant hepatologist of the liver transplant programme at NUH’s National University Centre for Organ Transplantation, and the clinical lead for the hepatobiliary tumour group at the National University Cancer Institute. He was also a transplant hepatologist for Mount Elizabeth Hospital’s living donor transplantation programme.

Dr Tan was an assistant professor at the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and a core faculty member for the gastroenterology and hepatology senior residency programme at NUH.

He has authored numerous research publications and conducted various clinical studies as a principal investigator in the fields of liver transplantation, immunosuppression and hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer).