Dr Tan Chun Hai
  • President-Elect

Dr Tan Chun Hai

MBBS (Melbourne), MRCS (Edinburgh), Masters of Medicine (Surgery)
Department of General Surgery
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Dr Tan Chun Hai is a Consultant with the Department of General Surgery in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. After graduating from the University of Melbourne, he completed his Basic and Advanced Surgical training in Singapore. He was conferred fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 2015 and accredited by Specialist Accreditation Board in Singapore as Specialist Surgeon in the same year. In 2016, he was awarded Health Manpower Development Plan by Singapore Ministry of Health to advance his training. He has completed fellowship in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery in Asia-Pacific Endoscopic Bariatric Surgical Centre in Taiwan, followed by advanced training in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gastrointestinal Division in Seoul National University Bundang Hospital under world renowned surgeon Professor Hyung-Ho Kim in subspecialty Minimally Invasive Gastric Cancer surgery.

His research interest is in Bariatric and Metabolic surgery, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Advanced endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery. His presentation paper titled “Results and long term outcomes of resolution of NASH post bariatric surgery” won Best Free paper in 2016 Asia Pacific Metabolic and Bariatric Surgical Society conference. At the same conference his video presentation titled “Revision surgery for weight regain post banded vertical band gastroplasty” won him Best Video presentation. Dr Tan Chun Hai article review on “A safe and efficacious alternative to roux-en-y gastric bypass for the treatment of morbid obesity and type 2 diabetes – one anastomosis / mini gastric bypass” was published in Journal of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Dr Tan Chun Hai is also a core clinical tutor and clinical lecturer for 2 medical schools in Singapore: National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine as well as Nanyang Technological University Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. He is a faculty member in nationwide SHINe project involving quality improvement in his hospital, as well as part of the nutritional support team (NST) providing specialist input managing enteral and parenteral nutrition in diverse patient population.