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Our Doctor

Dr Tan Ngian Chye graduated from the National University of Singapore and completed his general surgical training in 2006. He went on to pursue sub-specialty training in head & neck surgery through a fellowship in head & neck surgical oncology at National Cancer Centre Singapore. Following this, Dr Tan went on to do another fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan. Dr Tan specializes in head & neck cancer resection and oncologic reconstruction, as well as the evaluation and treatment of thyroid, salivary glands and all other neck lumps.


Dr Tan has more than 20 years of clinical experience in restructured hospitals, managing challenging surgical cases. At NCCS, he was the clinical lead for skin cancer surgery and head & neck oncologic reconstruction. At the same time, he was part of the NCCS Cancer Service Line Development, planning treatment guidelines for nasopharyngeal carcinoma, thyroid cancer and other head and neck cancers. He was awarded the Singapore Health Quality Service Silver Award for 2016/2017 and the Gold Award for 2018/2019. Dr. Tan has co-authored numerous research papers and publications in peer-reviewed journals such as Oral Oncology, Head & Neck Surgery, Microsurgery, Cancer and Oncotarget.

Passionate in both innovation and education, Dr Tan is active in medical technology innovation and has won several national competitive grants for this. As the Director of Device Development in Surgery, he mentored and guided clinicians interested in medical technology and have several patents under his name. Dr Tan served as Clinical Associate Professor at the Duke-NUS Medical School and Program Director of SingHealth General Surgery Residency Program. 


Dr Tan believes in giving the best and most appropriate care to patients through a multidisciplinary approach. Besides reliable surgical treatment, he also believes in the importance of patients' quality of life and support for their families.

Dr Tan Ngian Chye


Fell, Roy Coll of Surg, Edinburgh (United Kingdom, RCSEd)

Master of Medicine (Surgery) (Singapore, NUS)

B of Med, B of Surg (Singapore, NUS)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Fellow, FRCSEd (Gen), Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom 

  • Registered Specialist Medical Practitioner, Singapore Medical Council 

  • Fellow, FAMS, Academy of Medicine, Singapore 

  • Registered Medical Practitioner, Singapore Medical Council


SingHealth Publish! Award 2013

Singapore Health Services


SingHealth Publish! Award 2014

Singapore Health Services


SKC Publish! Award 2015

Singapore Health Services


RiSE Award 2017,

Outstanding Faculty Award

Singapore Health Services


Singapore Health Quality Service

Silver Award 


Singapore Health Quality Service

Gold Award 


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