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Dr Tan Pih Lin

Dr Tan Pih Lin

Specialist Accreditation in Neonatology (Spore), Specialist Accreditation in Paediatrics Medicine (Spore), MBChB (UK), DCH (UK) MRCPCH (UK)

Senior Consultant

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Neonatology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Development, Neonatal Conditions, Neonatal Jaundice, Neurodevelopment in Babies, Premature Infants and Newborns Needing Intensive Care, The Well Baby, Universal Newborn Hearing Screening.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Neonatology KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Asst Professor, DUKE-NUS Medical School, Singapore
  • Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Adj Asst Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore


Dr Tan Pih Lin is a dedicated neonatologist, working to ensure good outcomes in all newborns. She is the clinical lead in the Universal Newborn Hearing Screen at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) and follows up on patients found to have abnormal results. She runs reviews in clinic for these patients addressing their overall developmental issues to produce good verbal outcomes. In addition to this she also reviews the most vulnerable graduates from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Very Low Birth Weight Infants. This is a multidisciplinary follow up programme at KKH designed specifically to review these infants for their neurodevelopment and medical concerns.

Dr Tan is also invested in teaching and is appointed Clinical Assistant Professor at DUKE-NUS Medical School, Clinical Lecturer at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. She is also an instructor of the Neonatal Resuscitation Programme run at KKH. She is clinical tutor in the Paediatric ACGMEi mentoring and teaching future paediatricians.


  • Specialist Accreditation in Neonatology (Spore) 2011
  • Specialist Accreditation in Paediatrics Medicine (Spore) 2008
  • MRCPCH (2001)
  • DCH (2000)
  • MBChB (UK Medical School of Leicester) 1997

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Lecturer NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore
  • Clinical Assistant Professor DUKE-NUS Medical School, Singapore
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore
  • Senior Consultant, Department of Neonatology, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital 2022 – Present
  • Clinical Lead Universal Newborn Hearing Screen


Research Interests


  • Audit of the Outcome of Antenatal Renal Pelvis Dilatation Diagnosed at a tertiary Care Perinatal Center Perinatology. Oct-Dec 2011;12(3):91-97. Tan PL, Bhavani S, Rajadurai VS, Agarwal P, Daniel LM, Yeo GSH, Jacobsen A, Yap TL.
  • Does rescue cerclage work? Durai Shivani, Bin Huey Quek, Tan PL, Tagore Shephali. J. Perinat. Med. 2018; 46(8): 876–880.
  • Epidemiology of stillbirths based on different gestational thresholds at a tertiary hospital. Kok Hian Tan, Fei Dai, Mor Jack Ng, Pih Lin Tan, Seow Heong Yeo, Bernard Chern. Singapore Med J Dec 2020, 1–16
  • An infant formula with large, milk phospholipid-coated lipid droplets supports adequate growth and is well tolerated in healthy, term Asian infants: a randomized, control double blind clinical trial. Nutrients. 2022 Feb 1;14(3):634. Teoh OH, Tan PL, Abrahamse-Berkeveld M, Winokan A, Chong YS, Yap F, Marintcheva-Petrova M, van der Beek EM, Shek LP.
  • Improving neonatal counselling service for premature births [Letter to the editor]. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore, 52:380-2, 2023, July. Ng YYV, PL Tan, Visruthan NK, Tan YY, Quek BH.

Research Trials