Dr. Tan Eng Kien

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Credentials Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (Honours), University of Manchester, UK
Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Language English, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Dialect
Background

Dr Tan Eng Kien (E K Tan) obtained his basic medical degree from the University of Manchester in 1997, graduating with honours. He completed his O & G training in the United Kingdom and is an accredited specialist in the UK and Singapore.

His postgraduate qualifications included the Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP), Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG) and the RCOG | Royal College of Radiologist Diploma in Advanced Obstetric Ultrasound.

During his registrar training in Glasgow, Dr Tan also completed the RCOG Advanced Training Skills Module (ATSM) in Gynaecological Ultrasound imaging and Fetal Medicine at Queen Mother’s Hospital Glasgow. He has been an MOET (Management of Obstetrics Emergency and Trauma) instructor with the Advanced Life Support Group UK since 2003. In 2014, Dr Tan, having been judged by the Royal College of O & G UK to have advanced the science and art of O & G, was admitted as a Fellow of the College (FRCOG).

Dr Tan was previously a senior consultant, assistant professor and the residency program director at National University Hospital Singapore. He is conversant in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. He has lectured and taught on obstetric emergencies in English and Chinese, in countries including the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and China. Because of his fluency in English and Mandarin, he has looked after overseas pregnant patients from UK, Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand, US, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam.

His special interests included intrapartum obstetrics, water birth, high risk obstetrics and obstetrics ultrasound imaging.

Publications

PEER REVIEWED PAPERS

  • EKTan, SJ Wisdom (2006). Thromboprophylaxis post vaginal delivery: Are we forgetting it? Audit on thromboprophylaxis prescription post vaginal births. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Volume 26(1), page 27-29
  • Y S Chong, EKTan (2011). Midlevel health-care providers key t MDG 5. Lancet, Volume 377 (9772), page 1127-8
  • EKTan, E L Tan (2013). Alterations in physiology and anatomy during pregnancy. Best Practice and Research in Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Volume 27 (6), page 791-802
  • NK Randhawa, EKTan, MA Sabnis (2013). Effect of using population-specific body mass index cut off points in the risk assessment of pregnant Asian women for venous thromboembolism. Singapore Medical Journal, Volume 54(8), page437-40

 

PUBLISHED CASE REPORTS

  • EKTan (2004). Post partum abdominal pain – have you excluded a perforated ulcer? Journal of Obstetrics And Gynaecology, Volume 24(5), page 582-584
  • EKTan (2007). Difficult caesarean delivery of an impacted head and neonatal skull fracture – Can the morbidity be avoided? Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Volume 27(4), page 427-428
  • EKTan, JL Gibson, AP Gallagher (2008). A pregnant woman with fish tank KChaudhuri, QC Chang, EKTan, EL Yong (2012). Listeriosis in pregnancy With placental abruption. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Volume 32(6), page 594
  • K Chaudhuri, EKTan, A Biswas (2012). Successful pregnancy in a woman with liver cirrhosis complicated by recurrent variceal bleeding. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Volume 32(5), page 490-1
  • Rauff S, S K Chang, EKTan (2013). Intestinal obstruction in pregnancy: a case report. Case Report Obstetrics Gynaecology. 2013:564838
  • Rauff S, EKTan (2013). Ultrasound diagnosis offetal neck masses: a case series.
  • Case Report Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2013: 243590

 

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

  • EKTan, JMLavin, GL Hosker, ARB Smith (2000). Urinary voiding after vaginal delivery (Abstract) International Urogynaecology Journal, Volume 11, supplement 1, page S72.
  • EKTan, SJ Wisdom (2004). Thromboprophylaxis post vaginal delivery – are we forgetting it? Audit on thromboprophylaxis prescription post vaginal births. (Abstract) Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Volume 24 (supplement 1), page S41
  • Freeman DJ, Huda SS, Stewart F, Mackay WA, Kanagalingam M, Tan EK, Lindsay RS, Sattar N, Nelson SM (2009). Maternal smoking, but not body mass index or social deprivation status, is associated with increased inflammation, adverse lipid profile and markers of endothelial dysfunction in cord blood of offspring. Reproductive Sciences 2009;16 (3):224A granuloma. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Volume 28(8), page 802-803
  • EKTan, J.L. Gibson, AP Gallagher (2009). Pregnant woman with raised bile acids
  • Idiopathic adult ductopenia. Scottish Medical Journal, Volume 54, Page 58.

 

BOOK REVIEWS

  • EKTan, A Cameron (2008). “The Fetus in 3 Dimensions”. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Volume 28(7), page 762-763

 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

  • “Urinary voiding after vaginal delivery” EKTan, JM Lavin, GL Hosker, ARB Smith. International Urogynaecolgical Association (IUGA) Meeting, Rome Oct 2000.
  • “Thromboprophylaxis after vaginal births.” EKTan, SJ Wisdom. British Fetal and Maternal Medicine Meeting, Glasgow April 2004
  • “Neonatal, but not maternal, plasma lipid profiles are altered in pregnancy in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), compared with weight matched controls.” EKTan, M Kanagalingham, GJill, R Fleming, DJ Freeman. 8th European Congress of Endocrinology, Glasgow 1-5 April 06
  • “Obstetrics and Gynaecology as a future career?” FM Nelson, EKTan, S Pringle. Glasgow Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society Meeting, 17 Jan 2007

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

  • “Adipocyte lipolysis as a candidate pathway in preeclampsia” EKTan, N Sattar, D Freeman, I Greer. Oral presentation at the 32″British Hypertension and Wascular Research Group Meeting, Gleneagles, Scotland, Jan 2005
  • “Preeclampsia-Does adipocyte lipolysis have a role? Preliminary methodology results”, EKTan, N Sattar, I Greer. Oral presentation at the Congress of the European Branch of ISSHP (International society for the study of hypertension in pregnancy), Rotterdam, Netherlands, May 2005.
  • “Maternal and fetal dyslipidaemia in PCOS”. E K’Tan, M Kanagalingham, G Jill, R Fleming, DJ Freeman. Oral presentation. Glasgow Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society Meeting, 18 Jan 06

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Instructor for Managing Obstetric Emergency and Trauma (MOET), since 2003. Teaching 2 courses per annum on a voluntary basis for Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG UK). Recertified as an instructor 2007 and 2013. Instructed on more than 20 courses since becoming an instructor. Experience in running simulated obstetric and trauma training scenarios, workshops, lectures and discussions.
  • Instructor for the “Generic Instructor Course (GIC)” for ALSG UK since 2009. The GIC course is a train the trainer course for potential instructors on ALSG courses. Instructs on 1 course per year.
  • Invited t teach on the MOET and GIC courses in Australia (Sydney) in November 2009 and New Zealand (Wellington) in August 2013.
  • Practical Obstetrics Multi-professional Training (PROMPT) instructor. Instructed on PROMPT in China and Singapore
Achievements
  • 1997: MBChB (Honours), Manchester
  • 2000: DFFP (Diplomate of Faculty of Family Planning)
  • 2001: MRCOG
  • 2003: MOET (Management of Obstetric Emergency and Trauma) Instructor
  • 2007: RCOG 1 RCR Advanced Obstetric Ultrasound Diploma
  • 2007: RCOG Special Skills Module in Gynaecological Ultrasound Imaging
  • 2008: RCOG Advanced Training Skills Module in Fetal Medicine
  • 2008: Certificate of Completion of Training (O&G), Postgraduate Medical Education Training Board (PMETB), UK
  • 2009: Fetal Medicine Foundation (London) Certificate in the Measurement of Nuchal Translucency and Nasal Bone assessment (FMF ID: 65071, on FMF list of sonographers with satisfactory audit results)
  • 2014: Awarded fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (FRCOG)