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Assoc Prof Tan Beng Hoi, Agnes

Chairman, Division of Ambulatory & Clinical Support Services (ACSS) / Senior Consultant

Department of Hand Surgery

MBBS, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Glas), FAMS (Hand Surg), Associate Professor

Associate Professor Agnes Tan graduated from the University of Singapore in 1980 and trained in Orthopaedic/Hand Surgery under Prof N Balachandran and Prof SK Tan. She then trained for another year in Advanced Hand Surgery in UK and Switzerland before returning to join the Department of Hand Surgery in 1991.

She was appointed Consultant in 1993, Senior Consultant in 1998 and subsequently Head of Department in 2003. She relinquished the headship position in April 2009 and was then appointed Director Medical Affairs, SGH. She was appointed Associate Professor in Duke-NUS Medical School and NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in Aug 2009. In Oct 2010 Assoc Prof Agnes Tan was appointed Chairman Division ACSS, SGH.

Besides clinical work, Assoc Prof Agnes Tan has a strong interest in training and development of young doctors, and change management to improve service quality, processes and patients’ experience.

She was a member of the Specialist Training Committee (Hand Surgery) since 2004 and was appointed Chairperson of the STC (Hand Surgery) from Sept 2006 to Dec 2008. She is currently a member of the Residency Advisory Committee (Hand Surgery), MOH.

Assoc Prof Agnes Tan’s sub-specialty interests include microsurgery, congenital hand surgery and hand trauma.

EDUCATION

  • MBBS  (Singapore), University of Singapore 1980
  • FRCS  (Edinburgh)   1987
  • FRCS  (Glasgow)   1987
  • FAMS   (Singapore)  1995
  • MBA  (University of Surrey, UK) 1997

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS & COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS

  • Chairman, Division of Ambulatory & Clinical Support Services, SGH 1 Oct 2010 - present
  • Director, Medical Affairs, SGH 1 April 2009 – present
  • Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, August 2009 - present
  • Associate Professor, YLL School of Medicine, National University of Singapore  August 2009 - present
  • Senior Consultant, Hand Surgery SGH 1 July 1998 – present
  • Advisor, Department of Hand Surgery SGH 1 April 2009 – 31 March 2012
  • Head of Department, Hand Surgery SGH 1 April 2003 – 31 March 2009
  • Chairperson Specialist Training Committee (Hand Surgery) Sept 2006 – 31 Dec 2008
  • Director Medical Manpower, Singapore Health Services 15 Apr 2000 – 31 Mar 2003
  • Chairperson SingHealth HMDP Committee, Singapore Health Services Jan 2001 – Jan 2004

AWARDS

  • SingHealth Excellence Awards 2014: Distinguished Visionary Leader  – May 2014
  • Singapore National Day Awards 2012 (Long Service) – January 2013
  • Singapore General Hospital Service Excellence Honorary  Award – August 2012
  • SingHealth Service Award Quality (Gold) – January 2012
  • Orthopaedic Teaching Excellence Award for Academic Years 2006/07 & 2007/08, National University of Singapore - 4 Nov 2008
  • Service Quality (Heart of Gold) Award, Singapore General Hospital May – Aug 2006
  • Service Quality (SWAH) Award, Singapore General Hospital - Jan & Jul 2004; Jul 2006
  • Excellent Service (EXSA) Award (STAR), SPRING Singapore - Oct 2005
  • Excellent Service (EXSA) Award (Silver), SPRING Singapore - Nov 2004

PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH/TRIALS

  • Congenital Perforation of the Triangular Fibrocartilage of the Wrist
    Journal of Hand Surgery, British & European, 1995; 20B(3):342-345
  • Upper Limb Digital Replantation and Revascularisation in Children
    Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore, 1995; 24(suppl):32S- 36S
  • Recurrent Necrotizing Fasciitis Caused by Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis, 2004; 23:909-911
  • Upper Limb Necrotizing Fasciitis – Can we improve the outcome?
    Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice 2005; 14(1):23
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis & Traditional Medical Therapy – A Dangerous Liaison
    Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore, 2006; 35 No 4:270-273
  • Role of Controlled Mobilisation Following Flexor Tendon Repair
    SGH Proceedings, 2006; 15(1)
  • Mycobacterium marinum chronic tenosynovitis of the hand
    Journal of Infection, 2007; 54(6): 584 -8
  • Outcome for Open Trigger Digit Release
    Journal of Hand Surgery, 2007; 32B(4):457-459
  • Factors Affecting the Prognosis of Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis
    Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, 2007; 89:1742–8
  • A Novel Method of Nailbed Repair using 2-octyl-cynoacrylate (Dermabond)
    Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, 2008; 121(3):148e-149e
  • Synovial Cell Culture and Tissue Engineering of a Tendon Synovial Cell Biomembrane
    J Biomedial Materials Res, 2008; 84(4):1120-1126
  • Pincer Nails Complicated by Distal Phalangeal Osteomyelitis
    J Plast, Recons & Aesthetic Surg, 2008; 62(2):254-257
  • Approach to Debridement to Necrotising Fasciitis
    AM J Surg, 2008; 196(3):e19-e24
  • Mycobacterium abscessus Hand Infections in Immunocompetent Fish Handler: Case Report
    J Hand Surg 2010; 35A: 1142- 1145
  • Outcomes of Open Carpal Tunnel Release and its Predictors
    Hand Surg 2012; 17(3): 341-345
  • Epidemiology of Hand Infection – A Comparative Study between Year 2000 and 2009
    Hand Surg 2013; 18(3): 307-312
  • Book Chapter- “Arthritic Conditions of the Hand And Wrist” - 2003
    Published in Painful Conditions of the Hand and Wrist: Diagnosis and Treatment

Last Modified Date :04 Jan 2010