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Dr Victor Tan Aik Khien

Dr Victor Tan Aik Khien

​MBBS, MMed (Int Med), MRCP (UK), FAMS (Sports Medicine)

Associate Consultant

Changi General Hospital

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Clinical Interest: Sports Medicine

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Achilles Tendinopathy, Acute Ankle Sprain, Acute Groin Strain, Back Pain with Leg Symptoms, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Chronic Ankle Sprain and Instability, Chronic Back Pain, Concussion, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Effective Obesity Management, Exercise Prescription, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (erectile dysfunction), Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (musculoskeletal conditions), Femoroacetabular Impingement, Flat Feet, Golfer’s Elbow, Hip Osteoarthritis, Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome, Joint Aspirations and Intra-articular Drug Injections, Jumper’s Knee, Knee - Ligament Injuries, Knee Meniscal Injury, Knee Osteoarthritis, Low Back Pain, Morton’s Neuroma, Musculoskeletal Disorders and Office Ergonomics, Neck Pain, Neck Pain with Arm Symptoms, Obesity, Obesity and Exercise, Obesity and metabolic syndrome, Osteoarthritis, Osteoarthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease), Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, Pes Cavus, Plantar Fasciitis, Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy, Shin Splints, Shoulder Impingement, Shoulder Instability​, Slipped Disc or Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc, Snapping Hip Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylosis, Sport Injuries in Children, Sports Injuries, Sports Preparticipation Screening, Sports Related Injury – ACL Injury, Sports Related Injury – Back Pain, Sports Related Injury – Concussion, Sports Related Injury – Frozen Shoulder, Sports Related Injury – Hip Osteoarthritis, Sports Related Injury – Neck Pain, Sports Related Injury – Pes Planus, Sports Related Injury – Tennis Elbow, Treatment for Knee Injuries, Viscosupplementation, Weight Management.

Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant Sport & Exercise Medicine Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Associate Consultant Internal Medicine Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Associate Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Sport and Exercise Medicine Centre

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Lecturer, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University
  • Clinical Instructor, SingHealth Duke-NUS Sport and Exercise Medicine Centre

Profile

Dr Victor Tan is an Associate Consultant with the Department of Sport and Exercise Medicine (SSMC@CGH) and Department of Medicine at Changi General Hospital (CGH).

Dr Tan graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2009 before obtaining his Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) from the National University of Singapore in 2013. He completed his specialty in Advanced Internal Medicine in 2017 with SingHealth. He later went on to sub specialise in the field of Sports Medicine with Singapore Sports Medicine Centre @ Changi General Hospital (SSMC@CGH) and completed his training in 2021.

Education

  • FAMS (Sports Medicine) 2022
  • MRCP (Acute Medicine) 2016
  • MRCP (London) 2013
  • MMed (Int. Med.) 2013
  • MBBS (Singapore) 2010

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Associate Consultant, Department of Sport & Exercise Medicine, Changi General Hospital (2022 – Present)
  • Associate Consultant, Department of General Medicine, Changi General Hospital (2017 – Present)
  • Vice-President, Sports Medicine Association of Singapore (2021 – Present)
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University (2020 – Present)
  • Clinical Tutor, Duke-NUS Medical School (2020 – Present)

Awards

  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award, Silver Award, 2021
  • CGH 10-Year Long Service Award, 2020
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award, Silver Award, 2019

Research Interests

Publications

  • Tan, V., Lim, I., Tan, P. T., Tan, F., & Aziz, A. R. (2021). Comparison of physiological and clinical markers for chronic sprint-interval training exercise performed either in the fasted or fed states among healthy adults. Current research in physiology, 4, 192–201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crphys.2021.09.003
  • Salazar, E., Ghosh, P., Tan, V., Pang, T., Poh, B. Y., Tan, L. B., Loy, K. L., Chong, J., Beh, H. L., Ng, H. M., Ling, K. L., & Wang, Y. T. (2019). Effect of alternative intravenous lipid emulsion in clinical outcome in non-critically ill patients. Clinical nutrition ESPEN, 33, 42–46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnesp.2019.07.013
  • Tan, V. A., Gerez, I. F., & Van Bever, H. P. (2009). Prevalence of drug allergy in Singaporean children. Singapore medical journal, 50(12), 1158–1161.

Research Trials

  • Comparing pain outcomes of cooled radiofrequency ablation and hyaluronic acid therapies for chronic osteoarthritis knee patients (1 Oct 2022 – 30 Sep 2024)