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Dr Tan Yia Swam

Tan Yia Swam

Dr Tan Yia Swam



Specialty: Breast Surgery

Sub-specialties: Breast Surgery

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Breast Centre
  • Consultant KK Breast Centre KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital


Dr Tan Yia Swam is a consultant in Breast Surgery at KK Women's and Children's Hospital. Dr Tan received his medical degree from the National University School of Medicine in 2004. She received her specialist training at Singapore General Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and National University Hospital.

She is interested in education, and has conducted sessions and talks with medical students, doctors, nurses and the public. She is also active in the Singapore Medical Association, having been a council member since 2007, and now serving as the editor of the official newsletter.


  • FRCS 2014
  • MMED Surgery (Singapore) 2008
  • MRCS 2007
  • MBBS National University of Singapore 2004

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Adjunct Instructor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Consultant, Department of Breast Surgery, KK Women's and Children's Hospital 2016 - Present
  • Editor, SMA Newsletter, 2014 - Present
  • SMA Council member, 2007 - Present
  • Member, electronic workgroup, KK Women's and Children's Hospital 2015 - 2017
  • Member, End-of-Life Taskforce. Tan Tock Seng Hospital 2013 - 2015


  • Dean’s award for teaching excellence, 2013
  • Service From The Heart (SFTH) Award, 2016
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award 2018, Gold category

Research Interests


  • A right renal angiomyolipoma with IVC thrombus and pulmonary embolism. Tan YS, Yip KH, Tan PH, Cheng WS. Int Urol Nephrol 2010 Jun; 42(2):305-8
  • Synovial sarcoma of the kidney: a report of 4 cases with pathological appraisal and differential diagnosis- a review. Tan YS, Ng LG, Yip SK, Tay MH, Lim AS, Tien SL, Cheng L, Tan PH. Anal Quant Cytol Histol. 2010 Aug;32(4):239-45

Research Trials