Credentials Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Singapore) • Member, Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) • Master of Medicine (Otorhinolaryngology), Singapore • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Language English, Mandarin Chinese.

Dr Valerie Tay is a senior consultant ENT surgeon who provides patient-centric, personalized care with a focus on patient-empowerment.   She is known for her clinical acumen, high level of integrity, surgical precision and compassion for her patients. She is the current President of the Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Singapore. Dr Valerie Tay has vast experience dealing with patients who have all types of ENT, breathing and sleep problems; she does surgery for the nose and sinuses, face and neck (including salivary gland and thyroid surgery) for both adults and children (common problems such as allergic rhinitis, enlarged tonsils and adenoids).

She has special interests in breathing and sleep problems, septohinoplasty, facial plastic surgery, facial nerve palsy and facial rejuvenation. Prior to joining private practice,  she was a senior consultant in the TTSH ENT department, and as the Chief of the facial plastic surgery service, she spearheaded the first Facial Palsy Clinic in Singapore, a multi-disciplinary clinic that provides holistic care of facial palsy patients, offering facial retraining therapy, chemodenervation as well as surgical facial reanimation.

  • MBBS (Singapore), Master’s of Medicine (Singapore), MRSC (Edinburgh)
  • Navi Plastic Surgery Clinic /South Korea
  • HMDP Fellowship Award: Facial Plastic Sugery. (TTSH SG 2012)
  • Benjamin Chew Medal for Medical Ethics – Top 3 (University SG 2004)
  • Singapore Society of Otorhinolaryngology (University 2003)
  • MOE Scholarship (1997-1998 National)
  • Raffles Top Scholar (1996)
  • Senior consultant, Chief Facial Plastic Surgery service, Otolaryngology department, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore,
  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. 
  • Core Clinical Faculty member, NHG Otorhinolaryngology Residency programme.
Awards and Honours

Recipient of the ENT Bookprize – an award for the best student of the year in Otolaryngology.

Awarded the Ministry of Health (MOH) Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) Scholarship in 2012