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Dr Tay Yoong Chuan

Dr Tay Yoong Chuan

​MBBS, MMed (Anaes)

Senior Consultant

Specialty: Pain Medicine

Sub-specialties: Anaesthesia

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Pain Medicine Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Director Ambulatory Surgery Centre Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Director Women's Pain Centre KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital


Dr Tay Yoong Chuan completed his fellowship training in Pain Management at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, United Kingdom in 2016. Currently a Senior Consultant in Anaesthesiology and Pain Management in Singapore General Hospital and is also serving as the Director of Women’s Pain Management Centre at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital since 2018. Dr Tay is also appointed as the Director, Ambulatory Surgery Centre, SGH from 1 Oct 2020. 

In addition, Dr Tay holds teaching appointments such as Physician Faculty Member of the SingHealth Anaesthesiology Residency Programme, Assistant Professor with Duke-NUS School of Medicine and Clinical Lecturer with NUS-YLL School of Medicine.


  • MBBS, NUS-YLL School of Medicine
  • MMed Anaesthesiology, NUS-YLL School of Medicine

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships


  • ​Service With A Heart Award, 2019
  • SGH Best House Officer Award, 2008

Research Interests


  1. Timely Detection of Epidural Catheter Migration: Diagnosis and Management: A Case Report. YC Tay, MJ Abrahams. Int J Anesthetic Anesthesiol 2017 
  2. Red herring: Acute back pain after combined spinal epidural for labor analgesia. YC Tay, KH Tan. EgJA Article in Press, Corrected Proof.  Available online 24 August 2017
  3. Techniques of opioid administration. CJG Green, YC Tay. Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine: Sept 2016: Vol 17, issue 9; 454-459
  4. Carotid Body Tumor Excision with IN Vivo Optical Spectroscopy (INVOS®) Cerebral Regional Oxygen Saturation Monitoring under Anaesthesia. Tay YC and Abdullah HR. J Vasc Med Surg 2013
  5. Adult Crouzon Syndrome patient for high Le Fort I and bilateral split sagittal osteotomy: an anaesthetic management. Tay YC, KH Tan. J Craniofac Surg May 2013, Vol 24, Issue 3, p e253-e255
  6. Leiomyoma of the esophagus managed by thoracoscopic enucleation. Tay YC, Ng CT, Lomanto D, Ti TK. Singapore Med J 2006; 47(10):901

Research Trials