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Clin Asst Prof Tan Hiang Keat

Clin Asst Prof Tan Hiang Keat

​MBBS (Spore), MRCP (UK)

Senior Consultant

Specialty: Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Sub-specialties: Hepatology, Liver Cirrhosis, Portal Hypertension, Liver Transplant, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Alcoholic Liver Disease, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Colon Cancer Screening, Colonic Polyps, Functional Abdominal Pain and Bloating, Functional Dyspepsia, Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Liver Cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma), Liver Cirrhosis, Liver Failure, Liver Transplantation, Metabolic Liver Disease, Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH), Portal Hypertension, Viral Hepatitis.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Gastroenterology & Hepatology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Clinical Teacher, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine


​Dr Tan Hiang Keat is a Senior Consultant with the Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. His subspecialties are Viral Hepatitis, Liver Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension.

He is also a Clinical Tutor at the Yong Loo Lin Schoo of Medicine, National University of Singapore.


  • ​MBBS: NUS, 2003
  • MRCP: Edinburgh, 2007
  • Basic Specialist Training in Internal Medicine: Joint Committee of Specialist Training, Ministry of Health Singapore, 2007
  • Certificate of Specialist Accreditation (Gastroenterology): Specialist Accreditation Board, Ministry of Health Singapore, 2011

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships


  • ​Best Registrar Award, SingHealth: 2011
  • Dean's List Award for Second Professional Examination (Part III), National University of Singapore: 2002
  • Dean's List Award for Second Professional Examination (Part I), National University of Singapore: 2000
  • Dean's List Award for First Professional Examination, National University of Singapore, 1999

Research Interests


Paper/Poster Presentations

  • Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure in a Tertiary Centre in Singapore (Free paper), Asian Pacific Digestive Week, 2011
  • Role of the EUS in the Diagnosis and Management of Intermediate Pancreatic Cysts (Free paper), Digestive Disease Week, 2011 
  • EUS and Pancreatic Cysts Fluid Analysis in Predicting Potentially Malignant or Malignant Cystic Lesions of the Pancreas (Oral symposium), United European Gastroenterology Week, 2010

Research Projects

  • 2011: Identification of novel biomarkers to refine early HCC detection and to enable the molecular stratification of HCC patients for optimized personalized treatment (Co-investigator)
  • 2011: Prospective validation of transient elastography with XL probe for the evaluation of hepatic fibrosis in Asians with normal and elevated body mass index (Co-investigator)
  • 2010: Dose ranging study to evaluate the safety, efficacy of pegylated interferon lambda (BMS-914143) monotherapy in interferon naïve patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection who are HBeAg-positive (Co-investigator II)
  • 2009: An open-label, randomized study to evaluate the acute immunologic responses in Asian subjects with E antigen positive Chronic Hepatitis B following initiation of therapy of Hepatitis B with Pegasys, Nucleoside analogues, or both (Co-investigator I)
  • 2009: An Open-label, Multi-center Protocol to observe the Effects of Pegylated Interferon Alfa-2a (PEGASYS ®) as Monotherapy in patients with Chronic Hepatitis B who have participated in Previous Roche or Roche Partner protocols (Co-investigator I)

Research Trials