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Dr. Tan Yew Oo

Senior Consultant Medical Oncologist


  • Medical Oncology

Medical Conditions Treated:

  • Breast cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma


English, Mandarin, Hokkien, Bahasa Melayu


MBBS, FRCP (Canada), FACP (USA), FRACP (Aus), FRCP (UK), FRCP (Glasg), FAMS (Medical Oncology), Diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine, Haematology and Medical Oncology

Professional Profile:

Dr Tan Yew Oo is a distinguished medical professional and an expert in the field of oncology. He served as the Professor of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) and also held the position of Chief of Medicine at National University Hospital (NUH) along with being the Head of the Division of Haematology-Oncology.

During his tenure at NUS, which lasted from 1978 to 1993, Dr Tan played a key role in establishing the specialty of Medical Oncology at National University Hospital. He is renowned for his clinical expertise in various areas of cancer treatment, including breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer and lymphoma.

Dr Tan’s contributions to the field of medicine have been immense, and he has dedicated his career to improving cancer treatment and care. His exceptional leadership and guidance have been instrumental in shaping the medical oncology landscape in Singapore, and he has inspired many young medical professionals to follow in his footsteps.