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Asst Prof Tan Siau Woon Jacqueline

Head & Senior Consultant

Department of Hand Surgery

MBBS (S’pore), MMED (Surg), MRCS (Edin), FAMS (Hand)

Dr Jacqueline Tan is currently the Head & Senior Consultant in the Department of Hand Surgery. A passionate clinician and educator, she has been serving as the Director of Micro-reconstruction Service since 2013, the Director of Reconstruction of the Paralysed Limb Service, as well as, Program Director of Singhealth Hand Surgery Residency Program since 2017.

Dr Tan has completed a one year advanced fellowship in Taiwan, specializing in Brachial Plexus Surgery and Advanced Microsurgery under the tutelage of internationally acclaimed expert hand and microsurgeon – Professor Yuan-Kun Tu. Her areas of special interests are in early and late brachial plexus reconstruction, peripheral nerve disorders and reconstructive microsurgery of the extremities (includes free tissue transfers, free functioning muscle transfers and vascularised bone grafts).

Dr Tan has published widely in the field of hand surgery, with numerous first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals. She is active in academic teaching and holds concurrent teaching appointments of Adjunct Assistant Professor with Duke-NUS Medical School, as well as, Adjunct Assistant Professor with NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

Dr Tan is currently the Vice President of the Singapore Society for Hand Surgery, Vice Chairperson for the Chapter of Hand Surgeons, as well as, Honorary Secretary for the Singapore Reconstructive Microsurgery Society.


  • FAMS (Hand Surgery): Singapore
  • MRCS (Surgery): Edinburgh
  • MMed (Surgery): Singapore
  • MBBS: Singapore


  • Vice President, Singapore Society of Hand Surgery
  • Vice Chairperson, Chapter of Hand Surgeons, College of Surgeons Singapore
  • Honorary Secretary, Singapore Reconstructive Microsurgery Society
  • Program Director, Singhealth Hand Residency Program
  • Core Faculty Member, SIGSS Singhealth Residency Program
  • Physician Faculty Member , SingHealth Orthopaedics Residency Program
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Member, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • Member, Singapore Medical Association


2016: Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence
2016: Singapore Health Quality Service Award, Star Award
2012-2015: Orthopaedic Teaching Excellence Award, National University of Singapore
2015: SingHealth Doctor Long Service Award
2014: Outstanding Faculty Award, SingHealth Residency
2014: Service Quality Award
2011: Singapore Health Quality Service Award, Gold Award
2010: Health Manpower Development Programme Fellowship in Advanced Microsurgery
2010: Singapore Health Quality Service Award, Silver Award
2009: SingHealth Best Registrar Award
2009: Excellent Service Award, Star Award
2009: Clinical Practice Improvement Project, Merit Award
2008: Excellent Service Award, Silver Award
2008: Service Quality Partners Award


  1. Restoration of Shoulder Abduction in Brachial Plexus Avulsion Injuries with Double Neurotisation from the Spinal Accessory Nerve: A report of 13 cases. Second Author. J Hand Surg Eur Vol 2017.
  2. IFSSH Scientific Committee on Brachial Plexus Injury. Last Author.
  3. Thumb Reconstruction Using Congenital Syndactylised Toes in a Child with Transverse Arrest of Digits. First Author. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg Open 2015.
  4. Concomitant lipoma and ganglion causing ulnar nerve compression at the wrist: a case report and review of literature. Second Author. Ann Plast Surg 2014.
  5. Surgical treatment for total root avulsion type brachial plexus injuries by neurotization: A prospective comparison study between total and hemicontralateral C7 nerve root transfer. Last Author. Microsurg 2014; 34(2): 91-101.
  6. Intravascular Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia of the Hand. Second Author. J Hand Surg Eur Vol 2013.
  7. A comparative study of outcomes between pollicization and microsurgical second toe transfer for congenital radial deficiency with hypoplastic thumb. First Author. J Recon Microsurg 2013; 29(9): 587-592.
  8. 2, 3 Intercompartmental Supraretinacular Artery Pedicled Vascularized Bone Graft for Scaphoid Nonunions. First Author. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg 2013; 17(2): 62-67.
  9. Outcomes of open carpal tunnel releases and its predictors. A prospective study. First Author. Hand Surg 2012; 17(3): 341-345.
  10. Arthroscopic debridement of intercarpal ligament and triangular fibrocartilage complex tears. First Author. Singapore Med J 2012; 53(3): 188-191.
  11. Articularly placed interfragmentary screw fixation of difficult condylar fractures of the hand. First Author. J Hand Surg Am 2011; 36A: 604-609.
  12. Spontaneous partial posterior interosseous nerve palsy not caused by an adjacent ganglion. First Author. Hand Surgery 2011; 16(2): 171-172.

Last Modified Date :04 Jan 2010