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Prof Tan Bien Soo

Prof Tan Bien Soo

MBBS, FRCR, FAMS

Senior Consultant

Senior Consultant & Chairman, Division of Radiological Sciences

Specialty: Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology

Sub-specialties: Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Vascular and Interventional Radiology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Chairman, Div of Radiological Sciences Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Senior Consultant Interventional Radiology Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital

Profile

Dr Tan Bien Soo is a Senior Consultant with the Dept of Vascular and Intervention Radiology. He is also the Division Chairman for Radiological Sciences.

Dr Tan completed his fellowship training in Interventional Radiology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, UK in 1995. Since his return, he has helped to develop the Vascular and Interventional Radiology service in SGH, into the largest and most comprehensive service in the region. Dr Tan assumed the post of Head of Department in 2002. He is concurrently Adjunct Associate Professor at the Duke-NUS Medical School & Clinical Associate Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

Dr Tan’s current interests are in Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology.

Education

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), National University of Singapore (1985) 
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists, United Kingdom (FRCR) (1992) 
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore (FAMS) (1996) 

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Immediate past Head, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Singapore General Hospital 
  • Visiting Consultant, National Heart Centre, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Changi General Hospital 
  • Visiting Consultant, Singapore Armed Forces 
  • Chairman, Specialist Training Committee for Diagnostic Radiology 2008 – Present 
  • President, College of Radiologists, Singapore 2009 - Present

Awards

  • Ministry of Health HMDP Fellowship Award in Interventional Radiology 1994 
  • National Day Commendation Medal (Military) 2005 
  • Silver Award, Excellent Service Award (EXSA) 2008

Research Interests

  • Clinical trials in Interventional Radiology
  • Dialysis Access
  • New Technologies in Interventional Radiology

Publications

  • Perioperative Endovascular Internal Iliac Artery Occlusion Balloon Placement in Management of Placenta Accreta. CH Tan, K H Tay, K Sheah, K Kwek, K Wong, H K Tan & B S Tan. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2007; 189: 1158-1163 
  • Uterine Artery Embolisation for Symptomatic Fibroids in a Tertiary Hospital in Singapore. P C Mohan, B S Tan, B H Kwek, J Abu, D Koh, KH Tay, T N Lau, D Ong & S L Yu. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. 2005; 34: 78-83
  • Transctheter Embolization of a Superior Mesenteric Artery Pseudo aneurysm with Interlocking Detachable Coils. B S Tan & J F Riedy. Clinical Radiology. 1998;53: 455-457 
  • Palliation of Inoperable Esophageal Carcinoma: A Prospective Randomized Trail of Laser Therapy and Stent Placement. A Adam, J Ellul, A F Watkinson, B S Tan, R A Morgan, M P Saunders & R C Mason. Radiology. 1997; 202: 344-348
  • Metallic Endoprostheses for Malignant Tracheobroncial Obstruction: Initial Experience. B S Tan, AF Watkinson, J E Dussek & A Adam. Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology. 1996; 19:91-96 

Research Trials