Dr Tan is currently a Senior Consultant Hand Surgeon at Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery Partners – a private group practice located at Gleneagles Hospital. He is also a Visiting Consultant with the HRM Department, National University Hospital, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Changi General Hospital and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the National University of Singapore. In addition, he is an accredited Hand Surgeon at the multiple private hospitals that include Mt. Elizabeth Hospital, Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Parkway East Hospital, Farrer Park Hospital, Mt Alvernia Hospital, Raffles Hospital, and StarMed Specialist Centre.
Owing to his decade long experience at NUH, Dr Tan is confident in managing a wide range of disorders encompassed within the breadth of hand surgery, including microsurgery, peripheral nerve surgery and traumatic hand and wrist disorders. His subspecialty interests are in wrist disorders, forearm axis disorders and elbow disorders and he is one of few hand surgeons to be accredited to treat elbow injuries or elbow disorders both in restructured hospitals and private hospitals. He has incorporated arthroscopy widely into his practice in the management of wrist problems since developing his interest in that field early in his career and has performed more than 300 wrist arthroscopic interventions to date.
Dr Tan is a firm advocate of the necessity of continued education in medicine and particular to his situation, Hand Surgery. This is embodied not just by his steady mentorship of training surgeons during his stint as Program Director whilst at NUH, but through the numerous courses that he has organized as well as participated in as faculty member over the years. He is the immediate Past President of the Singapore Society for Hand Surgery (2017-2019). He has been a constant faculty member of the annually held Singapore Wrist Arthroscopy Course since its first iteration in 2016. Success in his field made everyone call him a wrist specialist in his career as a Hand Surgeon. He has been an invited speaker at many nationally and internationally organized meetings and conferences. He has also contributed to further understanding and knowledge in Hand Surgery through scientific publications and book chapters as well as through media publications.