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Assoc Prof TAN Kwong Wei Emile

Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS)


• Speaker, Oncology & Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Plenary, 17 Sep 2021

Assoc Prof Emile Tan is the current Head, Department of Colorectal Surgery in SGH and NCCS. He also holds additional appointments as Director of Gastrointestinal Function Unit and Co-Director of Health Services Research in SGH.

He is an Associate Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore and Clinical Senior Lecturer at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Assoc Prof Tan is an experienced consultant surgeon in Colorectal and General Surgery with 22 years of clinical experience. He is well published in this field and has given numerous presentations at national and international conferences.

He had graduated from University College London Medical School and subsequently trained in general surgery with colorectal subspecialty interest under the London Northwest Sector Deanery Programme. He was awarded the Academic Clinical Fellowship and Academic Clinical Lectureship by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) UK. During this time, he managed the UK Bowel Cancer Audit Project which helped to develop benchmarking standards for the National Health Service in England, set-up a translational research platform at Imperial College and developed a financially viable pelvic dysfunction service at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (CWH), London, earning the National Health Service England Specialist Commissioning for the unit.

Assoc Prof Tan was appointed Consultant and Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London, working between CWH and the Royal Marsden in Fulham, London. His clinical interests are in robotic and laparoscopic Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), Cancer, IBD, and functional/pelvic floor disorders. His research interests align with his clinical expertise and additional commitments. These include Health Services Research, Qualitative and Quantitative analysis of surgical outcomes, Improving Healthcare efficiency and delivery through technology.