Dr. James Tan Khiaw Ngiap

Urology (Urinary & Reproductive System)

Credentials MBBS (Singapore) 1990 M Med (Gen Surg) (Singapore) 1995 FRCS (Gen Surg) (Glasg) 1995 FRCSEd (Gen Surg) 1995 FAMS 2000
Language English,Mandarin Chinese,Bahasa Melayu,Bahasa Indonesia,Hokkien Dialect,Cantonese Dialect,Teochew Dialect

Dr Tan is an accredited Consultant Urologist at 3 major private hospitals in Singapore: Mt Elizabeth Medical Centre, Gleneagles Hospital and Mount Alvernia Hospital.

He is also a Visiting Consultant at the National University Hospital, and a gazetted Renal Transplant Surgeon in the Ministry of Health Transplant Team.

Prior to starting his private practice at Advanced Urology Associates Pte Ltd, he was Head of Urology at Tan Tock Seng Hospital and the Lead Surgeon (Urology) at TTSH’s Centre for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery


Dr James Tan obtained his basic medical degree in the National University of Singapore in 1990, and won the Thambipillai Medal for Anatomy. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and Glasgow in 1995, and earned his Masters of Medicine in National University of Singapore in the same year. He was conferred as Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (Urology) in 2000.

Dr Tan won a Ministry of Health HMDP scholarship for an overseas clinical fellowship in genitor-urinary cancer surgery from 2000 to 2001 at the London Health Sciences Centre in Canada. He was awarded the 2002 Academy of Medicine Traveling Fellowship to the Chi Mei Foundation Medical Centre in Taiwan specializing in Laparoscopic Urology.
Dr Tan has won the Federation of Asean Urological Association Best Oral Paper Prize, the Singapore Urological Association Annual Book Prize, the European Board of Urology Best in Knowledge Prize and the Best Video Prize in the First National Healthcare Group Annual Scientific Meeting in the course of his training.

Dr James Tan has helped in the training of many junior surgeons in Singapore and the region through numerous surgical demonstrations, teleconferences and workshops. He has also done live surgery demonstrations in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Nepal and Thailand.

He is a life member of the Singapore Urological Association and had held the position of EXCO member and Honorary Treasurer. He is in the Ministry of Health’s Clinical Guideline Committee for Kidney Cancer as well as a member of Chapter of Urology Subspecialty Committees for Urologic Cancers, Endourology and Laparoscopy. He is a member of the American Urological Association, European Urology Association, Asian Society of Endourology, Asia-Pacific Society of Uro-Oncolog and Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia. He is a visiting consultant to the National University Hospital. He was head of Urology in Tan Tock Seng Hospital before he set up Advanced Urology Associates Pte Ltd.

He was Deputy Director of TTSH’s Clinical Research Unit. He was the Principal Investigator of studies on Prostate Cancer Screening Programme, Computerized Online Genito-Urinary Cancer Database, Empirical Antibiotic Therapy for Abnormally Raised PSA, Erectile Dysfunction and Varicocele. His publications include at least 15 peer-reviewed indexed journal articles and more than 100 conference articles and award-winning videos.