Raffles Shield Panel Specialists

Dr David Tan

Radiation Oncology
Clinic Details


Clinic Address: 1 Farrer Park Station Rd Connexion Farrer Park Medical Centre #14-01 Singapore 217562

Clinic Number: 8101 3838

Operating hours: Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sat: 8:30am - 12:30pm

Dr. David Tan is a Consultant Radiation Oncologist at Asian Alliance Radiation & Oncology. His clinical expertise is in the management of gynecological, gastrointestinal, hepato-biliary and lung cancers, and in the use of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is also trained in brachytherapy for gynaecological cancers.

Dr. Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2005 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), and commenced training in Radiation Oncology in 2007. In 2011, Dr. Tan was awarded a Health and Manpower Development Award by the Singapore Ministry of Health to undergo a Fellowship in Advanced Oncology in the UK. There, at the Mount Vernon Cancer Cancer in Middlesex, he obtained advanced training in general oncology and further subspecialized in the above tumor sites. He also trained under renowned experts in stereotactic radiosurgery and brachytherapy. Dr. Tan subsequently obtained the FRCR in Clinical Oncology in 2013 and was admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS) in Radiation Oncology in 2014.

Prior to joining AARO, Dr. Tan worked as Consultant Radiation Oncologist at the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS). During his 10 years of service in the public sector, he pioneered the Liver and Pancreas SBRT programs, and oversaw their development from protocol development to patient enrolment and subsequently to treatment of increasingly complex cases such as multiple liver metastases and portal vein thrombosis in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). He was a strong advocate of advanced radiotherapy techniques and frequently organized talks and multi-disciplinary discussions to update his peers and surgical & medical oncology colleagues on their applications and benefits.

Dr. Tan is the Singapore National Project Coordinator for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Regional Project 6085, which aims to Enhance Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Frequent Cancers in the Asia-Pacific Region. After establishing Singapore as one of the regional training hubs in Asia-Pacific, Dr. Tan conducted the first regional training course of the project in NCCS in 2016, which was attended by participants from 17 member states. He is also council member of the Federation of Asian Organizations for Radiation Oncology (FARO), which is a non-profit scientific organization comprising national radiation oncology societies in Asia to improve the level of radiotherapy in the region.

MBBS (NUS, Singapore) 2006