Dr. Felicia Tan is Director and Chief Surgeon of FeM Surgery – one of the leading surgical group practices in Singapore. She graduated with a Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery from the National University of Singapore. She received her postgraduate training as a general surgeon at the National Cancer Centre Singapore and Singapore General Hospital and chose to subspecialise in breast surgery. She served as an associate consultant in Kerdang Kerbau Womens’ and Childrens’ Hospital and as a consultant surgeon in Raffles Hospital prior to starting her own practice at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and received her specialist accreditation in General Surgery in Singapore.
In 2015, she was awarded Prestige Singapore’s Top 40 under 40 achiever for her contribution to the field of medicine and breast cancer. Her clinical interest lies in treatment of breast cancer and the use of various surgical techniques to achieve the best oncologic and cosmetic outcome for her patients. This includes breast conservation surgery (lumpectomy) for cancers as well as nipple and skin-sparing mastectomies with immediate breast reconstruction. She is also adept with the whole range of breast surgical procedures including vacuum-assisted biopsies for breast lesions. She is the pioneer of the procedure radioisotope occult lesion localisation (ROLL) in Singapore – which is used for locating non-palpable breast lesions and microcalcifications for surgical excision.
Her current research interests lies in breast oncology, especially in understanding breast cancer in young women. Her research background is in translational medicine, utilising molecular and genetic profiling of tumor sub-types to identify biomarkers, which will assist in diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of cancer. She received the prestigious Singapore Millennium Foundation Scholarship in 2007 to pursue her research interests. Dr Felicia is actively involved in promoting breast cancer awareness. She has also been invited to give lectures and public talks on breast cancer related issues both locally and internationally. She spearheads regular trips to Bali, Cambodia, Maldives, India, UAE and Vietnam to carry out free breast cancer screening camps.
Dr. Tan's specialty interest is breast surgery.