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Dr. Tan Yu-Meng Dr. Tan Yu-Meng
Dr. Tan Yu-Meng

Dr. Tan Yu-Meng

SpecialIty

  • General Surgery

language

  • Mandarin
  • English

Fellowship and accreditation

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School, UK
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore (General Surgery)

Experience

Dr Tan Yu-Meng is a general surgeon practising at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore. He specialises in gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary-pancreatic (liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile duct) conditions and peritoneal malignancy surgery for rare cancer in the abdominal tissue lining.

Dr Tan graduated from the Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School (now the Imperial College School of Medicine) with first-class honours and distinction in his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree in 1994. He then trained in general surgery at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) under Professor Soo Khee Chee and became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK in 1999.

He underwent further training in advanced hepatobiliary surgery and liver transplantation at the Liver Unit of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, UK. He then furthered his skills in living donor liver transplantation under the guidance of Professor Koichi Tanaka in Japan.

Dr Tan was a founding member of the liver transplant team at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) in 2005. He was appointed as the surgical director of the liver transplantation programme at SGH in 2007 and led the team to perform the earliest split liver transplant at SGH and the earliest combined heart-liver transplant in Asia in 2009.

Dr Tan has published more than 90 articles on various surgical diseases in leading surgical journals such as the Annals of Surgery.

Articles

THE BARE TRUTH OF PANCREATIC CANCER

Individuals diagnosed with pancreatic cancer face a stark reality – only about 5% survive for 5 years or longer, with just 1% surviving for 10 years or more after being diagnosed.

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