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Tan Thiam Chye

Assoc Prof Tan Thiam Chye

MBBS (S’pore), M.Med (O&G) (S’pore)

Senior Consultant

Specialty: General Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Benign Gynaecology, Early Pregnancy Bleeding, Pregnancy Care (Antenatal, Intrapartum/Birthing and Postnatal Care).

Clinical Appointments

  • Head & Senior Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Director (Clinical), Office of Patient Experience KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore
  • Senior Consultant Urgent O&G Centre KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital

Profile

Associate Professor Tan Thiam Chye is Head of Department and Senior Consultant for Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. He also holds the appointment as Deputy Education Director for the hospital. He is the founding Clerkship co-ordinator for Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clerkship in Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.

He was awarded the inaugural SingHealth Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Educator in 2011 and Pioneer Award for 2013. His research interest is in Reproductive Endocrinology in First Trimester Miscarriage. He was awarded the NMRC/MOH Industrial Aligned Fund (IAF) Research Grant $1.2 million for his research work in miscarriage biomarkers in pregnancy for 2016-2018. He was granted SGD $1 million under the NMRC-ZIKA Medical Research Grant for A Multi-Center Prospective National Longitudinal Study on ZIKA.

He co-authored the book “Practical O&G Handbook for the Clinician and General Practitioner” which was awarded the prestigious British Medical Association Book Award in 2015.

Education

  • National University of Singapore, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - 1992
  • MRCOG Part I - 1999
  • MMed (O&G) Singapore - 2004
  • Singapore Management University-SingHealth Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management and Leadership - 2011-2012
  • Harvard Macy Institute Programme for Educators in Healthcare Professions - 2013
  • Insead Asian International Executive Programme

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Member, Singapore Assessment for Medical Practice Committee, Ministry of Health
  • Associate Professor,OBGYN, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
  • Chairman, Advocacy Workgroup, Academic Medicine Education Institute
  • Member, Complaints Committee and Disciplinary Tribunal, Singapore Medical Council
  • Head & Senior Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
    2017 – present
  • Head (Inpatient Service), Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    Feb 2014 – Jun 2017
  • Board member, KKH Medical Board and Executive Committee Board
    Jan 2011 – present
  • Associate Professor, OBGYN, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
    April 2013 – onwards
  • Chairman, Advocacy Workgroup, Academic Medicine Education Institute
    March 2013 – onwards
  • Member, OBGYN Evidence-based Medicine Practice Improvement Committee
    March 2011 – onwards
  • Clinical Physician Faculty Member, OBGYN SingHealth Residency
    April 2011 – onwards

Awards

  • SingHealth Excellence Awards 2018 for Distinguished Educator
  • Singapore Health Quality Service SUPERSTAR Award (Finalist) 2017
  • Singapore Health Quality Service GOLD Award 2015
  • Prestigious British Medical Association Book Award in 2015.
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Silver Award 2014

Publications and Research Trials

  • Ku CW, Tan ZW, Li M, Tam ZY, Tan TC, Tan NS. Spontaneous miscarriage in first trimester pregnancy is associated with altered urinary metabolite profile. BBA Clinical 2017;8:48-55.
  • Tang L, Liew HM, Koh MJ. Allen JC, Tan TC. Prevalence of striae gravidarum in a multi-ethnic Asian population and the associated risk factors. Australas J Dermatol 2017;58(3):154-155
  • Lek SM, Ku CW, Allen JC, Malhotra R, Østbye T, Tan NS and Tan TC. Validation of serum progesterone <35nmol/L as a predictor of miscarriage among women with threatened miscarriage. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017
  • Ku CW, Allen JC, Malhotra R, Han CC, Tan NS, Østbye T, Lek SM, Lie D and Tan TC. How can we better predict the risk of spontaneous miscarriage among women experiencing threatened miscarriage? Gyne Endocrinol 2015:31(8):647-651
  • He S, Allen JC, Malhotra R, Østbye T, Lek SM and Tan TC. Association of maternal serum progesterone in early pregnancy with low birth weight and other adverse pregnancy outcomes. J Mat Fetal Neonatal Med 2015;3:1-6

Research Trials

  • Principal Investigator, NRMC-IAF Medical Research Grant for Biomarkers in Early Pregnancy Failure – SGD $1.2 Million
  • Principal Investigator, NMRC-ZIKA Medical Research Grant for A Multi-Center Prospective National Longitudinal Study – SGD $1 Million
  • Principal Investigator, Singhealth Research Fund Project Grant 2013-2015 for Progesterone and PIBF in Early Pregnancy ($150 000)
  • Principal Investigator, Duke-NUS Khoo Student Research Grant 2014-2015 for RCT of progestogens in threatened miscarriages ($10 000)
  • Principal Investigator, Industry-sponsored (Stratamark) study grant 2015 – 2016 for Role of stretch mark cream for striae prevention – ($88 000)