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Dr Christelle Tan

Dr Tan Christelle

MBBS (Spore), MRCPCH (UK), MMed (Paeds), FAMS, PGDip (Oxford)


KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Child Development, General Paediatrics

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Screening of Preschool Children, Diagnostic Assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Learning, Behavioural and Developmental Concerns in Children, Speech and Language Delay.

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Department of Child Development KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital


Dr Christelle Tan is an accredited Paediatrician at the Department of Child Development at KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH), Singapore. She is a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK. She received her MBBS and Master of Medicine from NUS and completed her training in Paediatrics at the National University Hospital and Singapore General Hospital. She is currently clinical faculty of the 3 medical schools in Singapore- Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine NUS, Duke-NUS Medical School and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.

Dr Tan’s special interest is in conditions that affect learning- such as ADHD, specific learning disabilities like dyslexia, oral/written language disorders and reading difficulties. She holds a Certificate in Dyslexia and Literacy teaching.

Dr Tan’s work in developmental paediatrics also includes seeing a wide range of conditions such as patients with language delay, behavioural concerns, global developmental delay and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is trained in autism assessments as well as the Kazdin method of Parent Management Training, which helps parents support children with significant behavioural concerns.

Prior to joining KKH, Dr Tan had been a Consultant paediatrician in private practice for 3 years.


  • Postgraduate Diploma (Oxford)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine
  • MRCPCH, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK)
  • Master of Medicine in Paediatrics (Spore)
  • MBBS (Spore)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Consultant, Department of Child Development, KK Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Paediatric Society


  • Singhealth 3rd Paediatric ACP Best Poster Award, 2016
  • NUHS Teaching Excellence Award, 2016
  • NUHS Inaugural TRICE values award, 2014
  • Khoo Teck Puat - National University Childrens' Medical Institute Grant awardee, 2014
  • 14th ASEAN Paediatric Congress Young Investigator Award, 2011
  • Recipient of Wee Kheng Chiang Memorial Scholarship, NUS, 2008/2009
  • Recipient of NUS Alumni and Friends Scholarship, 2007/2008
  • Dean's List, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, 2006/2007

Research Interests


  • New and Emerging Infections of the Lung. Kendig's Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children. Tambyah P, Isa MS, Tan CX. 2019;466‐474.e2.
  • Serologic Responses After Hepatitis B Vaccination in Preterm Infants Born to Hepatitis B Surface Antigen-Positive Mothers: Singapore Experience. Tan CX, Chan SM, Lee LY, et al. Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal. 2017;36(8):e208‐e210.
  • An atypical form of infantile meningococcal meningitis. Tan CX, Lim YC. BMJ case reports. 2017 Apr 7;2017:bcr2017219502.
  • Metachronous B-cell and T-cell post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders with features of chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection. Liu ID, Tan PL, Tan CX, et al. American Journal of Hematology. 2015;90(10):E204‐E205.

Research Trials