Dr. Grace Tan is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist experienced in treating gastrointestinal cancers (colorectal, stomach, oesophagus), peritoneal and pelvic malignancy, as well as melanoma and sarcomas. She is passionate about providing holistic care for cancer patients. In recognition of her clinical excellence, Dr. Tan was awarded the SingHealth RiSE Awards in 2014, the Editor’s Award in 2017 by the International Journal of Hyperthermia and in 2019, the Singapore Health Quality Service Award – Gold.
Prior to private practice, Dr. Tan was Consultant at the National Cancer Centre of Singapore (NCCS)’s Division of Surgery and Surgical Oncology.
Dr. Tan graduated from Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust’s College of Medicine in London, U.K. She returned to Singapore to complete her training in general surgery and surgical oncology at Singapore General Hospital and NCCS. She then went on to complete her subspecialty training in King's and St Thomas's College of Medicine in London, UK. She returned to complete her general surgery and surgical oncology training at Singapore General Hospital and the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS). She then went on to complete her subspecialty training in Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) at the world-renowned NHS Peritoneal Malignancy Unit in Basingstoke, U.K., and Pelvic Oncology Surgery in King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital; one of the largest tertiary referral hospitals in Thailand with internationally-recognized advanced pelvic cancer experts.
Apart from clinical work, Dr. Tan is also an avid researcher who has co-authored over 70 research papers published in journals such as International Journal of Clinical Oncology and Journal of Surgical Research. She is also a reviewer for The Surgeon and the International Journal of Hyperthermia.
Dr. Tan is currently an executive committee member for the Asian Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Group and a member of the Gastrointestinal and Sarcoma Clinical Trial Steering Committee. She is also an examiner for both the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and National University of Singapore’s School of Medicine, and to date, continues to be a speaker in the foundation course in clinical oncology at NCCS.