Dr. Tan Wee Boon
|English, Mandarin, Hokkien
Main Specialty: General Surgery
Adjunct Assistant Professor Tan Wee Boon graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2003 with degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. He then commenced on his surgical training in General Surgery in 2007. He was accredited as a general surgical specialist by Specialist Accreditation Board, Singapore in 2013 after he obtained a fellowship with Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He subsequently received the Academic Medicine Development Award and went for his fellowship training in endocrine surgery at University College of London Hospital in London, UK as well as at Yonsei University in Seoul for training in robotic thyroidectomy.
Prior to his private practice at Mount Elizabeth Orchard, Dr Tan was a senior consultant in the Department of General Surgery at National University Hospital (NUH). His key interests include hernia, soft tissue and endocrine surgery. As such, Dr Tan has vast experience in hernia surgery with majority performed laparoscopically. His subspeciality in endocrine surgery allowed him to manage conditions related to thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. Another key interest of his involves surgery for common soft tissues growth such as lipomas and sebaceous cysts, and advanced retroperitoneal sarcomas as he was a part of the Sarcoma Committee in NUH.
Dr Tan has published in multiple peer reviewed journals and attends local and international conferences regularly to keep himself up to date with the latest medical advances. He is also passionate about medical education. During his time in NUH, he received multiple teaching awards and hold many undergraduate education position. He was the NUS Chief Convenor in final surgical exam (MBBS) for final year medical students from 2018 – 2022. He still hold the position of a visiting consultant and adjunct assistant professor in NUH where he continues to contribute to public healthcare and medical education.