Dr. Tan Sok Chuen

Orthopaedic Surgery

Credentials Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Singapore, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK, Master of Medicine (Orthopaedics), Singapore, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Orthopaedics), UK
Language Bahasa Indonesia, English, Mandarin
Background
  • Dr Tan Sok Chuen subspecialises in hip and knee surgery, and has interest in minimally invasive joint replacement surgery and osteoporosis treatment.
  • She was formerly a consultant in orthopaedic surgery at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.
  • In 2004, she graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and was enrolled into the Orthopaedic Seamless Training programme, during which she rotated through tertiary institutions in Singapore including SGH and NUH.
  • She completed a clinical fellowship in hip and knee surgery at Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in the UK in 2016, as well as a research and clinical fellowship at the London Health Sciences Centre in Canada in 2015.
  • A firm believer of training younger doctors, Dr Tan holds the position of adjunct assistant professor in the clinical faculty for the medical undergraduate teaching programme at NUS.
  • She received the Best Undergraduate Tutor award in 2014.
  • She has also served as an instructor for Advanced Trauma Life Support 2013, faculty for the AO Trauma ORP and Advances Course 2013, table instructor for Direct Anterior Hip Cadaveric Course of London Health Sciences Centre 2015, and faculty and speaker for Residency Basic Knee and Hip Cadaveric Course.
  • She was the chief convenor for Joint Specialty Fellowship Examination for Orthopaedics in 2018, the course chairperson for the 6th Residency Arthroplasty Course in 2018, and faculty for the 2018 SOA Pre-congress Workshop on NAVIO Robotics in Knee Surgery.
  • She has contributed extensively to the scientific literature of hip and knee arthroplasty, with several of her presentations accepted at local and international scientific meetings. Her publications on trunnionosis in hip replacements are frequently quoted in indexed journals.
  • As a mother of an active toddler, Dr Tan understands the demands of the modern working mother, and the need for mobility and minimum downtime. She believes all women should be able to age gracefully and have quality of life even in old age.