Doctor's Profile

Dr Tan Yu-Meng

General Surgery

Clinic
FeM Surgery @ Alvernia

Address
Mount Alvernia Hospital
820 Thomson Road
Medical Centre D #07-54
Singapore 574623

Clinic Hours
9am to 5pm (Mon - Fri)
9am to 1pm (Sat)

About

Dr Tan Yu-Meng at FeM Surgery is a hepatobiliary and cancer surgeon. He graduated from the Charing Cross & Westiminster Medical School (now the Imperial College of Medicine) at the University of London with First Class Honors and Distinction in his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 1994. He went on to train in general surgery at Singapore General Hospital under his mentor Professor Soo Khee Chee and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 1999.

With an interest in gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary-pancreatic (GI-HPB) surgery and the treatment of cancer, he joined the department of surgical oncology at the National Cancer Centre in 2003 as a consultant. He underwent further training in advanced HPB surgery and liver transplantation at the Liver Unit of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Subsequently he furthered his skills in living donor liver transplantation under the guidance of Professor K Tanaka in Japan.

Dr Tan was a founding member of the liver transplant team at Singapore General Hospital in 2005. He subsequently was appointed Deputy Head and Senior Consultant of the Department of Surgical Oncology at the National Cancer Centre, Singapore as well as the Surgical Director of the Liver Transplantation Programme at SGH in 2007. During this time, he led the team to perform the first successful split liver transplant at SGH and the first combined Heart- Liver Transplantation in Asia in 2009.

His surgical interest also lies in the management of peritoneal surface malignancies and he led a multidisciplinary team from NCC to Washington Cancer Institute to adopt the techniques and protocols of peritonectomy and HIPEC (Sugarbaker procedure) from Dr Paul Sugarbaker in 2009. Dr Tan continues to be one of few surgeons in Asia who perform specialized surgery for peritoneal malignancies in Asia.