Dr. Michelle Tseng Shu Fen is a radiation oncologist at Asian Alliance Radiation & Oncology (AARO), a private Singapore radiation and oncology group focusing on the use of advanced technologies to treat cancer.
She has more than 10 years of clinical experience and specializes in the treatment of breast, gynecological (cervix, uterus, and ovarian), and pediatric cancers. Dr. Tseng is passionate about women’s health and believes strongly that patients must be comfortable with their treating doctors. This led her to subspecialize in women’s cancers so that women have a choice to be cared for by a female specialist.
Dr. Tseng is well versed with modern radiation technologies including 3D conformal external beam radiotherapy (3D-CRT), Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), Volumetric Arc Therapy (VMAT), Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI), Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT), Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH) radiotherapy, and gynecology (cervix and endometrium) image-guided brachytherapy.
Dr. Tseng completed her medical training in 2010 with an intercalated Bachelor of Science degree at Imperial College London, United Kingdom, where she graduated with Distinction in Clinical Practice.
She received her specialist training in radiation oncology at National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia, where she served as Chief Resident and was a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) Radiation Oncology Trainees Committee and Quality Improvement Committee.
She obtained her fellowship with RANZCR in early 2019 and thereafter underwent training in proton therapy at Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital’s Proton and Radiation Therapy Centre in Taipei, Taiwan where she gained valuable insight and experience in treating patients with proton therapy.
Prior to joining AARO, Dr. Tseng was Consultant Radiation Oncologist at NUH and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH).
She served as a member of the St. Jude’s VIVA Asia Pacific Tumour Board for Pediatric Cancers where she helped to advise on complex treatment decisions for children from regional countries. She was also a part of the International Gynecological Cancer Society (IGCS) Global Curriculum and was involved in training specialists from Vietnam in gynecological radiation oncology.
Dr. Tseng’s clinical research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics (IJROBP), International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, British Journal of Surgery, and Blood journal. She has also presented her work at international conferences in Australia and North America. She was also invited to contribute a book chapter in a popular radiation oncology textbook, “Target Volume Delineation and Field Setup.”
Dr. Tseng was actively involved in teaching medical undergraduates at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) and radiation therapy students at Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). In 2022, she received the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Good Teacher Award.
Presently, Dr. Tseng continues to lend her expertise in gynecological brachytherapy as Visiting Consultant to NUH and serves as an examiner for the RANZCR Radiation Oncology Specialist examinations for radiation oncology specialist trainees.