Dr Tan Soo Heong
MBBS (S’pore), FRCS(Edinburgh & Glasgow), FAMS (Hand Surgery)
Dr Tan Soo Heong is one of Singapore’s leading hand surgeons with more than 17 years of experience. He was the President of the Singapore Society for Hand Surgery from 2003 to 2004, and is currently President of the Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Singapore.
Dr Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore and obtained his surgical fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Subsequently, he was a recipient of the Japanese government scholarship for Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery with Professor Kazuteru Doi, for advanced hand surgery, peripheral nerve surgery and reconstructive microsurgery.
That was followed by a year at the world-renowned Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center in the US, a result of being awarded a Ministry of Health fellowship for Hand and Advanced Reconstructive Microsurgery. The first hand transplant in the US was done there and Dr Tan was involved in the second.
Both institutions are world-renowned, leading state-of-the-art centres for Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery. Dr Tan was a senior consultant Hand Surgeon at the Department of Hand Surgery, Singapore General Hospital.
Dr Tan held several research and teaching positions, including the Director of Research and Director of Fellowship Training at the Department of Hand Surgery; Clinical Lecturer at the National University of Singapore, the Nanyang Technological University and the Nanyang Polytechnic. He has published several scientific papers and book chapters and regularly speaks at local, regional and international meetings.
Dr Tan is currently the medical director of Hand, Wrist & Upper Limb Surgery located in Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre and Mount Alvernia Medical Centre.