Dr. Tang Tjun Yip is an experienced senior vascular and general surgeon, previously practicing at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and now Director of The Vascular & Endovascular Clinic at Farrer Park Hospital. He utilizes advances in minimally invasive techniques and technology to treat severe peripheral artery disease and is highly sought after for his opinions on complex redo and hybrid vascular cases.
Dr. Tang is accredited as a Certified Wound Specialist Physician by the American Board of Wound Management and has managed a few of the more severe diabetic foot complications involving gangrene and wound infection. He uses advanced tissue therapies involving topical oxygen and wound care innovations to achieve ideal clinical outcomes.
In recognition of his dedicated clinical service, Dr. Tang has been awarded both the Silver and Long Service awards by SingHealth. He was also given the Residency In SingHealth Excels (RISE) award for outstanding teaching faculty in 2019. After four successful years of practice as a consultant in vascular and endovascular surgery at Changi General Hospital, he subsequently built a large and productive portfolio of academic vascular and endovascular interests at SGH, including international randomized controlled trials and endovascular device evaluation.
Dr. Tang has attracted over $1.5 m in individual grant funding from both industry and national bodies. He was appointed Research Director of the newly formed SingHealth Duke-NUS Vascular Centre to coordinate research across all of the three SingHealth campuses and lead the Vascular Quality Initiative to improve lower limb angioplasty outcomes for peripheral artery disease at SGH.
He has written or co-authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and has 10 book chapters and five books to his name. Regionally, he has travelled extensively to run multiple endovascular lower limb revascularisation workshops, serves as an expert proctor and case demonstrator for superficial and deep endovenous surgery devices, and is a regularly invited speaker at international and regional vascular conferences.
Dr. Tang is a co-founding member of the Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgeons of Singapore and serves as a member of the Ministry of Health’s national diabetic foot and cardiovascular devices workgroups. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow; and is an MRCS examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Dr. Tang graduated from Queens' College at Cambridge, United Kingdom and qualified from Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge in 2000 with a Distinction in Surgery. He trained in the higher surgical training program at East Anglia and was awarded his Doctorate of Medicine (MD) by the University of Cambridge in 2009 for research into carotid plaque inflammation.
Just after completion of surgical training in late 2012, he became a recipient of the prestigious Cook British Society of Endovascular Therapy Fellowship and undertook further endovascular training at Leicester Royal Infirmary, followed by a postgraduate fellowship at the Prince of Wales Hospital at Sydney. Dr. Tang has dual accreditation in general and vascular, endovascular surgery.
He has active subspecialty clinical interests in diabetic foot salvage (such as lower limb angioplasty and open bypass surgery), superficial and deep venous surgery to treat varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis, and dialysis access creation and rescue.