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Dr KT Tan

Dr Tan Kim Teng

MBBS (Spore), MMed/MRACOG (O&G), SAB (Specialist Accreditation in O&G), FAMS

Senior Consultant

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology, General Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, Antenatal Care (before birth), Antenatal Vaccinations: Influenza and Tdap Vaccinations, Contraception After Birth, Contraceptive Use, Early Pregnancy Care, Endometriosis, Endometriosis and Ovarian Cysts, Family Planning, Fertility Checks, Fibroids, Fibroids of the uterus, General Well Women Health Screening, HPV Testing, HPV Vaccinations, Intrapartum Care and Delivery of Baby (Vaginal Delivery/Caesarean Section), Medical Disorders in Pregnancy and other Pregnancy Complications, Menopause, Ovarian Cysts, PAP Smear, Pelvic Tumours, Pelvpeic Pain, Postnatal Care (after birth), Preconception Counselling, Prenatal Testing, Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Screening, Sterilization (ligation of fallopian tubes), Vaginal Discharge.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital


Dr KT Tan is a Senior Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital who has had more than 30 years of experience.

She graduated locally with a M.B.B.S degree in 1987 and attained her membership in the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (M.R.A.C.O.G) as well as Masters of Medicine in O&G (M Med) from National University of Singapore in 1993. She received her Specialist Accreditation in O&G from the Ministry of Health Singapore as well as her Fellowship in Academy of Medicine (F.A.M.S) in 1998. She has been a Senior Consultant in O&G in KKH since 2004.

Dr Tan has vast experience in managing a myriad of obstetric and gynaecological conditions. She believes in providing a holistic care for all her patients and champions for patient safety in every situation. She has managed many challenging antenatal cases and has one of the highest obstetric patient load in KKH. She regularly receives compliments from many of her patients.

As testament to her exemplary service and dedication to her work, Dr Tan has received numerous Singhealth Quality Star and Gold Awards, and consistently won the “Service From The Heart” Awards over the years. She received her 30 year Long Service Award in 2019.

In addition, Dr Tan constantly keeps herself up to date with the latest guidelines and practices. She always seek to improve patients’ care in every aspect. She is also a strong advocate for learning and education, and enjoys teaching and imparting her wealth of experience to residents and junior colleagues.

Apart from her clinical work, Dr Tan has also published papers in both local and international peer-accredited journals. She has also co-authored several internationally published textbooks for both medical professionals and patients alike. One of the books “Practical Obstetrics and Gynaecology Handbook for O&G Clinicians and General Practitioners 2nd Edition” has won the Best Seller and Most Commended British Medical Association (BMA) medical book award in 2015. She has also co-authored “The New Art & Science of Pregnancy & Childbirth” published in January 2008 for patients who are starting their pregnancy journey.


  • MBBS (Spore) - 1987
  • MMed/MRACOG (O&G) - 1993
  • Specialist Accreditation in O&G (SAB) – 1998
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS) - 1998

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Consultant, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Division of Obstetrics & Gynaecology from 1 May 2004 - Present


  • SingHealth Quality Service Awards (Silver) – 2020
  • Long Service Award (30 years) - 2019
  • SingHealth Quality Service Awards (Star) – 2016
  • SingHealth Quality Service Awards (Gold) – 2015
  • Service from the Heart Award – 2015
  • British Medical Association (BMA) Most Commended Book Award for “Practical Obstetrics & Gynaecology Handbook for O&G Clinicians & General Practitioners 2nd Edition” - 2015
  • SingHealth Quality Service Awards (Silver) – 2014
  • Service from the Heart Award – 2012
  • SingHealth Quality Service Awards (Star) - 2011
  • Service from the Heart Award – 2011
  • SingHealth Quality Service Awards (Star) - 2010
  • Service from the Heart Award – 2010
  • Service from the Heart Award – 2009
  • Service from the Heart Award – 2008

Research Interests


  • Maternal Listeriosis : A Diagnostic Dilemma (May 2019, Singapore Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology)
  • Case Report on “Unusual Case of a Small Bowel Leiomyoma Presenting as an Adnexal Mass” (July 2018, BMJ) 
  • Leptospirosis in Pregnancy with Pathological Fetal Cardiotocography Changes (February 2014, Singapore Medical Journal)
  • Practical Obstetrics & Gynaecology Handbook for O&G Clinicians & General Practitioners 2nd Edition” (May 2014)
  • The New Art & Science of Pregnancy & Childbirth Book (January 2008)
  • Caesarean Myomectomy – Is This Now A Viable Option? (Singapore Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Vol 38 No. 2 July 2007)
  • A Practical Handbook on Common Conditions in Obstetrics & Gynaecology for the General Practitioner (June 2006)
  • Case Report on Massive Pre-Placental & Subchorionic Haematoma (Singapore Medical Journal 2006; 47 (12):1084

Research Trials