SOCRATES Executives

Senior Associate Dean, Academic Medicine, Duke-NUS
Group Director, Academic Medicine, SingHealth
Professor, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Other Affiliations:
Head, Perinatal Audit and Epidemiology and Senior Consultant, Maternal Fetal Medicine, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Prof Tan is interested in improving health and pregnancy outcomes for mothers by creating new ways of predicting, assessing and reducing adverse risk factors and outcomes.

Research Interests:

Perinatal Epidemiology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Medical History, Internet & Community Education, Stem Cells and Exosomes.


  • FRCOG (London)
    • 2004
  • FAMS (O&G)
    • 1995
  • MMed (O&G) Singapore
    • 1992
  • MRCOG (London)
    • 1991
  • MBBS (Singapore)
    • 1985

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships:

  • Congress Trust Fund (Registered Charity) of the Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Singapore Trustee
    • 2006-present
  • Perinatal Society of Singapore
    Executive Board President (1999/2000, 2003/2004, 2004/2005, 2009/2010)
    • 1995-present
  • Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Singapore (OGSS)
    Council President (2001-2003)
    Editor Singapore Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2006-2011)
    • 1990-present
  • Editor-in-Chief, Internet Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • 2001-present
  • Specialty Editor for O&G, Singapore Medical Journal
    • 2009-present
  • College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Council Member
    • 2006-2008
  • Teaching Appointments and Activities:
  • Associate Program Director Singhealth Transitional Year
    • 2009-present
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Duke Graduate Medical School. Duke-GMS
    • 2008-present
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Yong Loo Lin (YLL) School of Medicine
    National University of Singapore
    • 2007-present
  • MOH Member Singapore O&G Resident Advisory Committee (RAC)
    • 2010-present
  • MOH Member Singapore O&G Specialist Training Committee (STC)
    • 2004-present
  • Regional MRCOG Part II Examination Course in Singapore (1st to 10th): Trainer
    • 2001-present
  • Joint MMed (O&G) and MRCOG Examiner (Singapore)
    • 2006-present
  • Examiner MBBS NUS and Medical Students O&G OSCE
    • 2000-2010


  • Singapore Ministry of Health National Medical Excellence Awards Inaugural National Outstanding Clinical Quality Activist Award, 2010
    • 2010
  • World Health Organisation (WHO) United Arab Emirates (UAE) Health Foundation Prize 2009 for Integrated Perinatal Care Project, Team Leader.
    • 2009
  • Singapore Ministry of Health National Clinical Excellence Inaugural Team Award 2008
    Team Leader of Perinatal Team
    • 2008
  • KKH Service from the Heart Award
    (2007, 2006 Dec, 2005 Jun, 2004 Mar (2-Heart Award), 2003 Mar (1-Heart Award), 2000 Dec (3-Star Award))
    • 2000-2007
  • Asia Hospital Award 2004 Winner of Patient Safety and Risk Management Category – Integrated Labour Ward Risk Management System
    KH Tan, K Kwek, Wee HY, Tee J, Yeo GSH
    • 2004