Doctor's Profile

Dr Tan Yew Oo

Medical Oncology

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Icon Cancer Centre at Mount Alvernia


Mount Alvernia Hospital
820 Thomson Road
Medical Centre E #02-91
Singapore 574623

Clinic Hours

8.30am to 5.30pm (Mon – Fri), Sat by appointment only


MBBS, FRCP (Canada), FACP (USA), FRACP (Aus),
FRCP (UK), FRCP (Glasg), FAMS (Medical Oncology),
Diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine,
Haematology and Medical Oncology

One of Singapore’s first oncologists and founding doctor of Singapore Oncology Consultants (now Icon Cancer Centre), Dr Tan Yew Oo was formerly the Professor of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS), and Chief of Medicine at National University Hospital (NUH) and Head of the Division of Haematology-Oncology. He was a tenured faculty staff of NUS from 1978 till 1993 and during his tenure, he was instrumental in setting up the specialty of Medical Oncology at National University Hospital. Even in private practice, he remains active in medical education and healthcare issues.

Currently, he serves in as in Board of Directors of SingHealth, member of Medishield Life Council, Agency for Care effectiveness of Ministry of Health and Board member of National Advisory Committee of Cancer. He enrols patients into clinical trials at Icon clinics.

Dr Tan has published in several medical and peer reviewed journals and has been invited to speak at regional and international medical meetings.

Sub Speciality Interests: Lung cancer, breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, lymphomas and liver cancer