MBBS, MMed (Surgery), MSc, FRCS (Edinburgh)
Specialty: General Surgery
Sub-specialties: Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Breast Cancer Genetics
Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Benign Breast Diseases, Breast Cancer , Breast Reconstruction.
Dr. Veronique Tan leads the Department of Breast Surgery at both the Singapore General Hospital and the National Cancer Centre Singapore. She also serves as Head, SingHealth Duke-NUS Breast Centre.
In 2013, Dr Tan was awarded the Health Manpower Development Program (HMDP) Award to pursue a year-long Fellowship in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery at the Nottingham Breast Institute, UK. She is one of the few breast surgeons in Singapore formally trained in this discipline where breast oncologic surgery is combined with plastic surgical techniques to ensure a good aesthetic outcome. Dr Tan believes that the appearance of the breast after cancer removal is important, and that every patient should have a tailored, individualized surgical solution. As an Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, she offers surgical expertise in breast reshaping and breast reconstruction after breast cancer removal.
Active in research and teaching, Dr Tan is Clinical Associate Professor at the Duke-NUS Medical School. Her research interest is in breast cancer, in particular breast cancer in young women and genetic breast cancers. Dr Tan is regularly invited to speak at regional and international conferences where she presents her work and surgical techniques. She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and contributed several book chapters on oncoplastic and reconstructive breast surgery.
Dr. Veronique’s practice covers benign breast conditions, the diagnosis and surgical treatment of symptomatic and screen-detected breast cancer, oncoplastic breast surgery and breast reconstruction.
2004 M.B,B.S; National University of Singapore2007 Member (MRCS); The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh2008 Master of Medicine (Surgery); National University of Singapore2012 Fellow (FRCS); The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh2013 Master of Science (Research); National University of Singapore2013 Subspecialty Fellowship – Oncoplastic Breast Surgery
2020 Singapore Health Quality Service Award (Star)
2019 SingHealth Excellence Award – Distinguished Young Leader Award 2019 Singapore Health Quality Service Award (Star)
2018 Service with a Heart Award, Singapore General Hospital2018 Singapore Health Quality Service Award (Gold)2017 Singapore Health Quality Service Award (Silver)
2016 Singapore Medical Journal Recognition Award for Reviewing with Distinction
2015 SingHealth 10 –year Long Service Award
2013 SingHealth Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP), Oncoplastic Breast Surgery2009 Best Research Paper Award (Third Prize), Singapore Medical Journal2009 Best Systematic Review (Surgery), 18th Annual Scientific Meeting, SGH2008 Best Oral Paper (Third Prize), 17th Annual Scientific Meeting, SGH2007 SingHealth Service Quality Award 2004 Dean’s List, Final Professional Examination M.B,B.S, National University of Singapore
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