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Assoc Prof Tan Kian Hian

Assoc Prof Tan Kian Hian


Head & Senior Consultant

Specialty: Anaesthesiology

Sub-specialties: Pain Management

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Women's Pain Centre KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Head & Senior Consultant Anaesthesiology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital


Dr Tan obtained his Fellowship from the Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Pain Medicine, ANZCA. He is currently a Senior Consultant and Head for Department of Anaesthesiology in Singapore General Hospital. He is also a Visiting Consultant in Singapore National Eye Centre, National Dental Centre and National Cancer Centre. He is also actively involved in undergraduate education in YLL School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and Duke-NUS Medical School, as well as post-graduate education and examinations in Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine. 

Dr Tan has an active interest in acute, chronic persistent and cancer pain management, including interventional procedures. He is also involved in active research in these areas leading to publications in local and international medical journals, and a reviewer of medical journals. He has been invited as a  speaker in local and international conferences, such as the World Congress in Anaesthesiology. 


  • Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FFPMANZCA) 
  • Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA) 
  • National University of Singapore: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) 

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships


Research Interests


Research Trials