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Date: 13 April 2019 (Saturday)
 Time: 1000hrs - 1200hrs Venue: Academia, Auditorium

Associate Professor Tan Hiang Khoon

Chairman, Division of Surgery and Senior Consultant, Singapore General Hospital
Academic Chair, Surgery Academic Clinical Program, SingHealth
Senior Consultant, SingHealth Duke-NUS Head & Neck Centre
Chairman, SingHealth Procedural Safety Workgroup
Director, Community Outreach and Philanthropy and Senior Consultant,

National Cancer Centre Singapore



Assoc Prof Tan Hiang Khoon is a Head and Neck surgeon specialising in resection of complex head and neck malignancies and is one of the pioneers in the development of endoscopic and robotic Head and Neck & Thyroid surgery in Singapore. He is a strong proponent of multi-disciplinary and inter-professional collaboration to advance patient centric care. Until his current appointment as Chair of Surgery, Dr Tan was the Head, SingHealth Duke-NUS Head and Neck Centre. In that role, he was instrumental in the conceptualization and establishment of the first SDDC in SingHealth.


His research interest is in the clinical outcome and QOL research on Head and Neck malignancies. He is also actively involved in Surgical Device innovation including cost-conscious device development.  He is co-investigators of several on-going clinical trials.


He holds several concurrent positions in NCCS, SGH and SingHealth. He is the Academic Chair of Surgery Academic Clinical Program and the Chairman, Division of Surgery, Singapore General Hospital. In these roles, he has helped advance the cause for Academic Surgery and has led multiple QI initiatives to optimise OT resources, enable easy access to care and improve surgical outcome.


He is also the Director, Division of Community Outreach and Philanthropy, National Cancer Centre Singapore and a strong advocate for the role of philanthropy in an Academic Medical Centre.