Dr Tan, one of our Consultant Cardiologists, had his basic education in Penang and graduated from medical studies at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, with an Honours degree. He obtained his membership with the Royal College of Physicians in United Kingdom. He subsequently completed his cardiology training at the National Heart Centre of Singapore.
Dr Tan has extensive experience in both medicine and cardiology. He previously worked at the Prince of Wales and Prince Henry Hospitals in Sydney, as well as in Hospital Pulau Pinang. He served as a clinical specialist in the Cardiology Department at Hospital Penang before transferring to Hospital Alor Setar as acting head of the department of medicine. He subsequently joined the National Heart Centre of Singapore where he sub-specialised in interventional Cardiology. He is a certified Cardiologist in Singapore.
Dr Tan has performed countless procedures such as 2D-Echocardiogram, Dobutamine stress echocardiogram, Transaesophageal echocardiogram, Insertion of temporary and permanent pacemaker, Coronory angiography, right and left heart catheterisation, Balloon angioplasty and stenting. He also regularly performs primary angioplasty for acute heart attacks, which have been shown to improve survival. He is one of few cardiologists in Malaysia who has extensive experience in coronary brachytherapy, rotational atherectomy, direct coronary atherectomy and coronary doppler wire study. Recently he has been heavily involved in intracoronary stemcells implantation research and treatment.
Dr Tan has served as a lecturer and tutor for medical students from the National Univeristy of Singapore and cardiac technician students from Singapore Polytechnic. He has presented and published several papers and participated at various international cardiology conferences. Prior to his return to Penang, he was the National Chief of adult cardiac resuscitation for nurses in Singapore.
Dr Tan is fluent in English, Mandarin, Malay, Hokkien and Cantonese. He enjoys swimming, racket games, fine-dining, and music. He is blessed with a musically talented wife and 2 daughters.